Bringin’ Sexy Back With The Fanny Pack

For some reason I get quite a few fashion pitches sent to my blog e-mail address. Although I would love to claim to be a 24/7 fashionista, honestly most days I am wearing the same non-descript scoop neck black t-shirt with khaki capris or jeans and black sandals. And we won’t talk about how I really get down to the sexay on the weekends, like right now as I sit wearing a tank top and lime green cotton shorts and my glasses and no makeup.

Earlier this week I got an e-mail about a fabulous sounding accessory destined to be the “hottest of the season,” according to the press release. It’s a SpiBelt, which stands for Small Personal Item Belt.

Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it?

Um, ya’ll?

It’s a fanny pack.

Granted it’s a svelte fanny pack after a Biggest Loser diet reveal and this model makes it looks like it’s going to give you a Jillian Michaels waistline. But still? It’s basically a fanny pack, 2009 model.


What do you think? I guess it would come in handy at the gym for holding a phone or keys. You know. If I actually went to the gym on a regular basis.

In the event of full disclosure I have no business affiliation whatsoever with SpiBelt, I just found this funny. I know. It doesn’t take much to amuse me.

p.s. What are you up to this holiday weekend? Today we’re going to a soccer party at the coach’s house to celebrate the end of the rainiest season known to man and the girls have been invited to a birthday party tomorrow. On Monday we’re gonna fire up the grill and have a casual cookout for my family.


  1. Krista says:

    Had to follow Julie (momspective) link from Twitter 🙂

    Got the pitch, too. I was thinking the same, though said I’d take a look at it 😉 It’s gotten some good press. Definitely an anorexic version of its cousin, lol. I daresay I might use it at the gym & on other rare occasions. We shall see if it shows up on my doorstep.

    Have a great holiday weekend.

  2. Angel says:

    I Love this post! A fanny pack is still a fanny pack. This is even more funny because I just discussed with my turning eleven year old sister that a fanny pack never was and never will be good fashion.

  3. Leighann says:

    A fanny pack by any other name…

    Considering I look like the before pictures and not the svelte one above, I think this belt would probably cut across one of my jelly rolls!

  4. Kris Cook says:

    Wow, fashion and history always seem to repeat themselves. I wonder how long before they make them in neon colors, or attach little baubles to it?

  5. JennySue says:

    Very interesting…What is the saying? All things Old are New again? I think this mini fanny pack would fall under that saying. This would never work for Moms toting kids around. I can’t find a bag big enough for everything I need with me when I’m out with my two little boys.

  6. Chris says:

    This post was a hoot! The girl in the picture probably can fit her daily food intake into that pack. This pack is not likely to make Oprah’s favorite things list anytime soon!

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