A thrifted belt usually costs three to seven dollars. Ten bucks MAX. The notion of spending $25 on a secondhand waistline accessory is just silly.
It also pairs nicely with the Ella Moss dress snagged at Goodwill a few weeks back.
Said dress was a bit too dainty for me in its original form; high neckline, mid-thigh length, puffy sleeves, hellooooo conservative. Blech.
I snipped the elastic out of the armholes to de-puff the sleeve portion, trimmed the neckline back a bit, and took the bottom hem up more than a bit. And that’s called taking an uber preppy dress from boring to BADASS.
My Fiskars Craft scissors know no bounds.