Matchy-matchy with self-made belt + headband

Continuing the red, white, and blue SIA theme for this week… this time, I indulged (again) my color-coordinating streak by wearing the belt and headband I made from leftover fabric from a dress I hemmed a couple of summers ago.

As my friend and fellow librarian Stephanie pointed out, the width of the belt was a perfect fit for the waistband of my red knit dress. (Also, thanks to Stephanie for taking these pics!)

Librarian for Life + Style | Matchy-matchy with self-made belt + headband

Details:  Red knit dress, eShakti {similar}  //  Navy cardigan, LOFT Outlet {similar}  //  Striped canvas flats, Target, old {similar}  //  Navy trench coat, Jason Wu for Target, old {cute polka-dotted trench}  //  Pearl drop earrings, old {very similar}  //  Fabric belt and headband, self-made

Librarian for Life + Style | Matchy-matchy with self-made belt + headband

Librarian for Life + Style | Matchy-matchy with self-made belt + headband

I felt so comfortable in this outfit, with the knit dress — which comes with pockets! — and canvas flats. I wore this on yet another heavy teaching day, so I needed to feel comfortable and fuss-free.

The matching belt and headband also give off a slight ’60s vibe, too, right?

Librarian for Life + Style | Matchy-matchy with self-made belt + headband

Librarian for Life + Style | Matchy-matchy with self-made belt + headband

By the way, you can see how I sewed the headband here in this post, and how I sewed the fabric belt here in this post.

Linking up with these lovely ladies!

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8 thoughts on “Matchy-matchy with self-made belt + headband

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Thanks, Nicole! I’m still so happy I had enough fabric left over from hemming that floral dress to make both a belt and a headband. The headband came first, and then I had the idea for the belt. I also turned the belt around so that the buckle pieces were in the back — I preferred the cleaner look in front for this outfit. 🙂

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