This Weeks Links + Western Studded Boyfriend Belt

Today will be a special Monday post.  Since I've been sucking miserably with blog posts so far this year, I decided to hit you guys with a two for one.  As I normally do on Monday's, I will be sharing This Weeks Links plus a special outfit post because, you know, I just love you guys like that.  

Me: "It's cold outside, I should close my jacket." My brain: "Keep it open so everyone can see your outfit." Me. "But it's co..." My brain: "THE OUTFIT".   I stole this off a meme, obviously.  But how true is this?  It's ok, you can admit that you're guilty of it, too.  I won't tell anybody.  As soon as I read it, I laughed to myself and immediately thought of these pictures.  It was ridiculously cold and rainy this day yet I still felt the need to show off my outfit, or my belt rather.  

By now you all know that, for the most part, my outfits are pretty simple.  I rely on accessories like shoes, bags, and most recently belts to elevate my looks.  I was looking for a black or brown western belt when I came across this one in red.  I decided that it would be a good piece to add to my wardrobe even though it wasn't really what I was looking for.  I'm really happy that I did.  I find myself reaching for the belt every time I think my outfit needs a little something extra.  So far I've worn it over tunics, dresses, and looped through my high waisted jeans.  What a lucky find

Now for This Weeks Links.  I'm going to change up the format a bit today for the sake of space. I already feel like this post is going a little long but whatever. :)   2017 has me thinking about changing up my space.  I can't necessarily afford that right now so I enjoyed reading this article on way to make your home better without redecorating.  I hosted a brunch on Sunday and it left me wanting more.  I made Rice Crispy French Toast (which was amazing) but I think next time I might skip the pre-made boxed mix and make pancakes from scratch.  I read this story about a man who hijacked a plane and lived in Cuba for over forty years...yeah...crazy.  

FYI, I tried LES Kitchen for the first time and I must say, it was pretty yummy.  It was definitely worth the cheat meal and the portions were perfect so it didn't feel like I over indulged.  I'm obviously screaming for warmer weather with my open coat and lemonade. How many more days to spring?  Ha ha.  

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!  I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes of all time, " I have decided to stick with love, hate is too great a burden to bear."