Enter eBay: Every so often, I'll enter "fit and flare sweater dress" into the search box and see what happens. Lo and behold, a couple of weeks ago, several lovely options presented themselves, and one particular dress was available in a few different colors and in petites! I placed a bit on the navy one and lost the auction. The forest green version was somewhat more expensive as a Buy It Now, but it included both the belt and matching scarf, unlike the navy one. Since it's exactly what I've been searching for in a sweater dress, I clicked the button and bought it. And I'm very happy with it!
Outfit details: Signature by Robbie Bee sweater dress - eBay; Fitzwell boots - eBay;
artisan bracelet - antique show; earrings - so old I have no idea.
Honestly, I completely forgot about the belt that came with the dress, but I do prefer how it looks without the belt. It flows smoothly and creates a slightly longer look without the belt cutting me in half. I've not felt friendly towards belts lately, anyway, so it's best that we not see one another for the time being.
Perhaps a chunky cuff bracelet isn't the most flattering choice for a stubby arm such as mine, but this bracelet speaks to me in a powerful way and I think it's wonderful. It makes me happy to see it on my arm when it compliments an outfit well, as it does here. Fashion rules can stuff it! Wear what brings you joy, people.