It was a hot Saturday in Sonoma. I knew I wanted to wear linen and cropped jeans. I also thought I wanted to wear a belt. But when I went through my selection of leather belts, I was not satisfied. I don’t know if you’ve experienced this or not but wearing a regular leather or metal type belt on a hot day feels all wrong! It looks too heavy. Even if it was comfortable, it looks out of place when it’s 90 degrees or higher.
My simple outfit consisting of jeans, a white linen shirt, and slip on sneakers still needed a little somethin’ somethin’, like color, like a patterned fabric belt, maybe. Now there’s an idea!
After trying all my belts, I felt dismayed, stuck.
I wasn’t asking for much, not like a designer bag, although I was planning to wear my vintage Louis Vuitton bag which I bought at SAX consignment. I wasn’t desperate for diamond earrings. My SAX consignment narrow beaded dangle earrings were light and breezy, the same way I wanted to feel. I wasn’t aching for a magnificent necklace. Even that sounded too hot. I was happy to fasten my thin pearl necklace around my neck, the one with the pearl pendant that looks like a dragonfly or a cross to me. No, I was satisfied with everything, just not the empty loops on my jeans.
Not one to give up, I got the idea to go to Russ’ closet. The sleuth in me decided that one of his ties could be my belt for the day. I liked the idea of pattern and I liked the idea of a fabric belt rather than a leather one.
I slipped the tie through the loops. I didn’t want it poking out at the center of my body so I slid the knot over a tad. I decided I wanted the thinner end of the tie to be what sticks out. It looked daintier. I tucked the thicker end of the tie inside my jean pocket.
I can hear you now: Brenda, but what happens when you need to use the bathroom?
Good question! I tested this out before leaving the house. These jeans hit just below my waist. I was able to slip them down and pull them back up without having to loosen the tie. Fab-u-lous-o!
Now I’m thinking of my dad’s ties. Wouldn’t it be fun to wear one of his ties? I think so!
Have you tried this trick before? How did it work out for you?