I cannot be trusted around army surplus. Is that a bizarre thing to say? It feels like it should be, but it’s the truth. I’ve been on the lookout for a wide belt for ages, then found one in the surplus department of a local-ish farm and feed store. It’s a German belt, covered with buckles. It was originally used for…you know, manly army things.

But I need a cute belt, so I cut the buckles off.

I bought the cleanest, nicest looking one that fit fairly well, but it was still a little too big on my tiny waist (she said in a very Blanche Devereaux-esque way), so I busted out the seam ripper (that thing sees so much use, I’m shocked it isn’t worn down to a little blob) and cut the buckles off that are used to fasten the belt. Then I moved them back a few inches and sewed them back down.

And now I have a wide belt! It’s pretty cool, if I do say so myself. It cost me $4.99 plus a dollar for the color-matching thread.

With a new camera comes a new learning curve, so pardon the My-Face-Isn’t-In-Focus-But-The-Belt-Looks-Fantastic picture.

The idea for the belt is so wear it with dresses, so it’s going to have to go back in the closet for a few months until it’s warm enough outside.


See you later!

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