the diy: knotted metallic belt / 1. two-tone love knot stud earrings / 2. feather cuff / 3. silver solitude sandals / 4. navy maxi dress (with adjustable straps!) / 5. epic mint green glasses / 6. coral lace tote
Today’s to-be-styled DIY is a knotted belt inspired by last year’s Olympic Games, and it goes great with a good maxi dress. I’ve definitely got an hourglass figure, so cinching an otherwise-shapeless maxi dress at the waist is always a wise move for me. Due to the recent heat in Chicago (which has – thank god – finally broken), I thought a nice sandal and minimal jewelry would be a good way to keep cool in this outfit. Metals are mixed in the accessories since the belt already incorporated both silver and gold. Since I’m blind, but love funky glasses, the mint specs were included to infuse the look with one of this summer’s hot colors.* The coral bag adds some nice texture to the overall look as well as bringing in the other hot color of summer 2013.
*Subbing the plain glasses for mint sunglasses would be cute too.