Fear of Belts

Yesterday I overcame my fear of belts.

Up until now, the only reason I would wear a belt is if I needed to keep my pants up. Belts were to be worn, but not seen. I have an hourglass figure, heavy on the upper curve, and I've always worried about accentuating my waist too much and making myself look even more top heavy. However, I also tend to like wearing long sweaters and shirts with leggings, which can often make me look a little shapeless. JP has been trying to get me to pair a belt with these long shirts ever since I've known him and I've resisted. Until now.

After a major shopping trip this week, I came home with a new long sweater and a stretchy belt. I wore them yesterday, and although I left the house feeling worried about how it looked, I ended up really liking it! You're never too old to what works for you and what doesn't in the world of fashion. In fact, a woman I know (who's over 50) just today learned that black is slimming (don't ask me how she'd never heard that before, I was as shocked as you are).

Moral of the story: Don't get stuck in a rut. Don't be afraid to try something new for yourself. And if you have someone who encourages you to step out of the box, keep them. :-)

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