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Bel Joeor Sale and Giveaway!

Amanda from Bel Joeor is hosting a big sale on her Etsy site and a giveaway on her blog!  She makes beautiful saddle covers and bags.  I highly recommend checking out her shop and entering her contest.  


Product Review: Mango Bay belts

When I finally caved last year and bought the super cute Annie's Equestrienne show jacket for dressage that I had lusted after FOREVER (because TEAL), I wanted a cute matching belt.  I have used a plain black leather belt for showing pretty much all my life, so I thought it was time to upgrade!

Of course, trying to find the right color teal was rather impossible at first.  Eventually, I found a cute Mango Bay belt that seemed like it would work well.  I like the idea of supporting a small business as well.  
Not a perfect match, but pretty close!
 And I couldn't just buy one, so I bought a couple haha.  Because I have no willpower.

It doesn't seem they sell the top one any longer (I am wearing it, so I snapped a pic!)
I have to say, these belts are super well made.  I wasn't sure about the double loops at first, because other (lower quality) belts I have worn in the past never seemed to stay tightened.  However, the Mango Bay belts don't budge.  I have worn these with my breeches to ride in and also with jeans, and they are great in every situation.  

The only thing I can say is that the brightness of the pattern does fade a bit.  You can see in the photo above of the three pics from the website versus a pic of my actual belt that the black does fade.  I have owned these belts since early summer 2017 (so probably about six months) and worn them A LOT, so I guess it is to be expected.  It certainly isn't a deal breaker for me, but there is a subtle change in the color.  Also, there is a slight bend in the webbing where it folds into the loops, but again, not a deal breaker and doesn't affect the belt in any way.

So if you are looking for a cute belt for yourself or as a gift, check out Mango Bay!  They have a few belts on sale for only $10 right now, but I did not see any specific Black Friday or holiday deals.  And I am not compensated at all for this review (and I make no money off affiliate links or any of that), this is just because I like the product and like to share!  

And side note that is sort of related: I finally made myself organize my belts in my closet because I couldn't stand it hahaha.  I am way too organized for my own good (trust me, it's a blessing and a curse) and I finally decided to hang two horseshoe hooks for my belts.  Much better and much easier to deal with!  :-)
Before

After!  Now all belts have a home!

Comments

TeresaA said…
Those are really nice.
Love Mango Bay belts! I bought one last spring during a sale and then two more (plus a shirt) at Rolex -- shhhh don't tell my husband haha.
Sara said…
Those are really cute and I like your organization solution
Martidoll said…
I think i have five or six now. I need a neat organization tool like you though as i keep losing them (I found one on a hook in my bedroom the other day I try to keep them all together but I fail. LOL. I love them and while they do fade, I actually don't mind the fading that much since it is pretty gradual. I also wear with jeans too. they are really cute and obviously a problem with all of us on impulse buying LOL :)
They are super nice! I love the fact the loop fasteners stay put so well because I love that look!
Hahaha your secret is safe with me! ;-)
Thank you! I looked at a few normal (boring) hangers and was like yeahhh no, it needs to be horsey and fun to look at it every morning LOL!
I agree the fading is not a huge deal (and I kinda like how they look faded a bit). And yes, I have to make a concerted effort to NOT buy more haha!