Day 149...

"Lets get ready to rumble!......"  Michael Buffer champion boxing ring announcer

 Vintage solid brass belt

Vintage solid brass belt

This belt is truly amazing.  It is solid brass, has a total of nine pieces, and is engraved with the single initial "C" for Carole, my mothers first name.  This is such a large scale, heavy duty belt, and I have always felt as such, it would have be worn with a cocktail dress or some other semi formal outfit as the ultimate accessory.   But then recently,  pouring through some old family photos, I find a picture of my mom, wearing the very same belt in the fall of 1971 (I was 3 at that time) with a white button down and a pair of lavender linen pants on the Bahamian Island of Cat Cay.  Wearing it like "what? this old thing?  I wear this to the market.."  Which now in retrospect, she may have.  She was really self assured when it came to fashion.  She was never afraid to stand out, to wear a statement piece.  When I was undecided wether or not to break out this belt  for the rehearsal dinner of our dear family friends, daughter, I emailed them both for quick approval. The answer was a resounding yes.  Thanks mom, for being "attached at the hip" with me that night, it was so nice to feel you there. xoxo