Waisted bling: Isabel Marant Palladium Disc belt

I'm so sorry ladies. I've been such a bad blogger of late with the in-frequency of posts. My apologies.  Life has just gotten in the way of it all. How inconvenient!

I've been rather fascinated recently with accessories. Keeping an outfit really basic and then picking just a select few pieces that will be the focal points and make a maximum impact.  Which brings me to this belt. The Isabel Marant palladium disc belt from the 2010 collection.  

Now accessories are something I'm not normally attuned to and I tend to struggle to find pieces that I absolutely love.  It takes a lot for me to actually buy an accessory.  However, this belt is one of the select few items that just captivated me for many reasons but none more so than its sheer uniqueness.  The disc section is made of brass which has a vintage and aged lustre.  The aged effect is rather nice in the sense that it gives the belt a bit of bling but without it being too too shiny and therefore, trashy or cheap looking. 





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I find belts are one of the easiest ways to transform and outfit, keeping it simply, but adding a bit of personality. They are perfect for the days when you don't want an outfit that is over the top, but still would like a little bit of expression.  Since I've been a tad bit of a belt frenzy, I've noticed some absolute gems in some online boutiques but there is one that's firmly placed at the top of my wish list. It's the Balmain black embossed belt with the gold hardware.  You like? 


Photo credit (belt available at): http://www.luisaviaroma.com

11 comments:

  1. Truly coincidental! I was looking at black (with hardware) belts today (it gets boring on the stairmaster) and really liked this one. My favorite pants have belt loops which are too narrow for most of my belts. I loved this---but was uncertain about return policies and converting the size. (I'm in California).

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    1. Stair master! Good work! I'm impressed that you can multi-task the shopping/internet and a workout! I'll have to get some tips.

      As far as the sizing goes, I'm a size 25 jeans and fit the Balmain belts in size 36, but if wearing them lower, I tend to go for a size 38 because there is more left over once belted if that makes sense. If you email them and ask them the minimum and maximum sizes for the belts, they will get the info for you. The return policy I'm unsure of. I'm sure they have one but I've never returned an item (yet). Let me know if you end up getting one :)

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  2. hello dear, welcome back to blogging, i've read the comment and reply on this post and you are always so kind helping everyone out and this is why people love your blog (including me).
    i am not one to accessorize with belts but i have a sweet spot for the ones that can transform an outfit without overwhelming it, and this balmain one is great for this purpose.
    i am glad to see that your blog is growing...

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    1. Hi Marianne, You're always the sweetest. The black Balmain belt is a beauty because it's slightly detailed yet still simple.

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  3. wooow.. this belt really is amazing!! where did u still get it from??
    x lina

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    1. Hi Lina, I was lucky enough to get this off a friend of a friend. But I've seen some getting listed on eBay from time to time so that would be be the best bet. It is from the 2010 range but there are a heap of lovely Isabel Marant belts due out this season so keep your eye out xx

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  4. This is such a nice belt! I can see it being very understated or a real statement piece when paired with different outfits :)


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  5. Anonymous21.2.12

    HELP!!!! That is devine! Where can I find one?

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  6. Jaded819.6.12

    Hey Mandi, is it true that the discs can be removed to make the belt shorter? Ie if you buy a larger size you can remove the discs to make the length of the belt shorter?

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    1. Hi, I've just checked my belt. The entire metal part of the belt consists of repeated rows of metal hooked into the next. The parts that hook through are really strong and approx 3 deep per row. I've seen listings on ebay that say you can do it. It looks like the metal could be pulled up a section taken out and then the metal folded back through and pushed down. The only thing I would be careful of with doing it is bending the metal up and then back again to re-attached it 'may' potentially cause it to weaken and break. I don't think I would be comfortable with doing it personally due to that. I hope that helps

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    2. Thanks for the response. I did receive it by the way but it's not published as the blog had a bit of a meltdown and deleted all my comments from the past 24 hours! Ah... technology. I'll check you out on Pinterest too. Love it!

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