Hot Tip: White House Black Market Reversible Belt on the cover of ELLE

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Katie Holmes seems to be kicking off a new career as a model.  She’s just been announced as the new face of Ann Taylor, and now she’s on the February  issue of ELLE Magazine as their cover model.  Inside the magazine, Katie models not Ann Taylor, but  pricey pieces from Tom Ford and Philip Lim 3.1. However, on the cover, she shows off one  great and affordable wardrobe piece:  White House Black Market’s reversible patent belt,   which retails for $38.00 USD.  The belt is black on one side and white on the other.   It’s a “twofor”  two belts for the price of one.   When I interviewed style expert and author, Lloyd Boston last year, he recommended that women add a slim or wide belt to a dress, sweater or blazer to always emphasize the slimmest part of their shape,  the waist.  If you’re looking to streamline your figure, remember to “Belt It” with a versatile belt like the WHBM reversible piece.

To see more of Katie’s ELLE fashion spread and interview, click here to go to the article.  Katie also mentions her own clothing line, Holmes & Yang.  The Holmes & Yang  collection ( the Yang is stylist Jeanne Yang) was  launched here in Los Angeles and Katie is sometimes seen wearing pieces on the Red Carpet. Note, Holmes & Rang is not a budget line, and prices run up to $3,000. USD.  It is sold a at Maxfield on Melrose in Los Angeles. It’s a very different price point than the Ann Taylor fashions she will be modeling.


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. Elizabe3th

    January 24, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I'm disappointed. Since when is $38 for a plastic belt a bargain? If it were leather it would be great…

  2. Los Angeles Maids

    January 25, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Katie Holmes is covering everything. She has a clothing line up for the budget conscious crowd and a different line up for the rich crowd.

  3. Marrisa

    January 25, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Very cute! Love the slim belt!