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Friday, June 29, 2012

Fashion Finds #2 - Drugstore.com

This week's Fashion Find isn't really a "fashion" find, per se, but it's really awesome nonetheless!

I want to introduce you to www.drugstore.com.  I don't know how I found them--probably through someone else's blog--and it is AWESOME.  It has a wide variety of your typical drugstore products that you can order online and have shipped to your front door!  Plus, it's cheaper than--*gulp*--Target.  There, I said it.  It's a little bittersweet.  You guys know how much I love Target, so for me to buy something from somewhere else when Target carries the item is a BIG DEAL.  Yay for cheaper!  Sad for me to have to say I'm not buying something from Target.  :(

Okay, here's a nice bullet point list of why I'm digging www.drugstore.com.  

  • Wide variety of products.  Sometimes one store doesn't carry a product that I want and I have to go to another store just for that product.  With www.drugstore.com I don't have to drive to different stores to get certain makeup items or different brands/products that I'm attached to.  Hello, time saver!
  • I don't have to worry as much about products being sold out.  I don't know how it is at your Target, but at my local one the products I want are often sold out, especially the makeup items.  It drives me nuts.  
  • Carry some products not sold in stores.  There are a few products that I show in the pic below that I love but are not sold in stores anymore.  I cannot even begin to explain how ecstatic I was to see www.drugstore.com carry them!
  • Ships to your front door.  Always a plus, no?  And the shipping is quite quick!
  • Pharmacy & Contact Lenses.  You can get these products!  I have yet to order either of these types of items, but I love the fact that they're available.
  • Earn cash back for shopping there.  Earn money for buying products I use everyday?  No brainer.
  • Great prices!  The prices are very comparable to Target, and like I said earlier, often cheaper.  They also have lots of sales and promotions that are too good to be true in my mind.  But the deals are real!


Here are some items that B and I ordered last night and some that I've ordered in the past.  Below I explain why it made me happy to buy these from www.drugstore.com.




1.  Neutrogena Deep Clean Face Scrub - B loves this stuff, but it was $2 more at our local Target than it is here.  We couldn't stomach paying $8 at Target for it, but $6 for how much B loves it felt much better!

2.  Aveeno Stress Relief Body Wash - We loooove this stuff, especially the smell.  And it lathers so well.  Target stopped selling it, though, and only sells the newer version in the skinny bottle, which is NOT THE SAME.  Bed, Bath & Beyond carries this product, but it's a bit inconvenient to have to go to BBB just for some body wash when I'm constantly at Target.  With www.drugstore.com we can get it with the click of a button!  And it's cheaper here than at BBB.

3.  Aveeno Lotion - Again, cheaper here!  My current bottle has been running out, so I figured since we were placing an order with www.drugstore.com, why not throw it in the cart?

4.  Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Forever Stay Eye Pencil by Carmindy - This isn't sold at Target; only at CVS.  Again, I found it inconvenient to go to another store just for some makeup, but I like this pencil so much.  Also, it is often sold out at CVS.  With www.drugstore.com I don't have to worry about it--and also it's cheaper!  (Do I need to keep telling you it's cheaper at www.drugstore.com? haha)

5.  Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer - If you couldn't tell, I'm a drugstore makeup kind of person.  Nothing too fancy.  And I love this primer.  It goes on so smoothly without drying out my skin.  In fact, my skin feels nourished and soft after using this stuff!  It's often sold out at Target, which gets frustrating quickly.  Thank you www.drugstore.com for carrying it!  There was a deal on it of Buy One Get One 50% Off, so I bought two!

6 & 7.  Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Eye Shadow - Amethyst and Quartz.  I love these eye shadows, but again, they're only sold at CVS.  And in fact, I think CVS stopped carrying them because I hadn't been able to find them for about a year.  www.drugstore.com to the rescue again!


I also bought a couple other Aveeno products that I didn't show, but there were coupons for $2 off from www.drugstore.com.  And the beauty is that you don't have to search for the coupons--they're right there on the site.  You just click a button and the discount will be taken off for you, like so:



Anyway, this post ended up being longer than I thought, but there you have it!  If you haven't heard of this place yet, you've gotta check it out.  It is amazingly convenient, and if you couldn't tell from this post, I'm definitely a fan.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Picnics and Packing

Top: H&M (similar)  |  Shorts: Target (shop)  |  Sandals: Old Navy (similar #1, similar #2)  |  Clutch (shopmore colors here)

Oh, man.  I've been so busy on my trip to Madison that I haven't had time to post outfits from last week!  I wore this last Friday to my husband's company's picnic at a nearby park.  The weather was perfection for us to play frisbee and cornhole (aka "bags" for us, since we aren't mature enough to not giggle at "cornhole").  

On another note, as I've talked about all my traveling, some of you have asked for another packing post of sorts.  Is that still something that would be interesting to you guys?  What would you like to see?  ie. How I pack my suitcase?  What items I packed for this trip to Madison and all the outfits I created?  My mentality for choosing pieces to pack?  etc.  Let me know if anything like that would be helpful for you!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Snicker With Me Please

Top: Forever 21 (similar #1, similar #2, similar #3,)  |  Mint jeans: Target (similar #1, similar #2, similar #3)  |  
Wedges: Kohl's (shop)  |  Clutch: DSW (shop, more colors here)  |  Necklace: Old Navy  |  Belt: H&M

So, you know how you pin some outfits on Pinterest that you just think are pretty but never think you'll actually be able to wear?  I pinned this one back in August/September-ish thinking I'd never wear such fanciness or own anything that color, but I kept it around simply because I found it so, so pretty.  Little did I know that mint jeans would someday be in the picture--and in my closet--and enable me to recreate this look in a wearable-for-everyday kinda outfit.  Pinterest strikes again!

I'm actually in Madison, WI right now for work!  (But I'm posting outfits that are backed up from last week.)  I wore my mint jeans in another outfit today and it was kind of funny to be around people who aren't caught up on trends (I'm referring to some of my coworkers from around the country, not the residents in Madison) and who still don't know what to do with colored pants.  I've been getting both looks of intrigue, but more funny looks than anything.  At least I now have you guys to snicker about it with. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fashion Finds #1 - Shade Clothing: Basics & Striped Blazer!

Hey friends!  Today I'm starting a new feature called Fashion Finds!  There are a bunch of products and stores that I've wanted to gush to you guys about, so every once in a while I'm going to lump them into a Fashion Find post.  I hope these are helpful for you as you're shopping around for stuff!

For this first one, I wanna tell you about a clothing company called Shade Clothing.  I discovered them from Elaine from Clothed Much and kind of became enamored.  The two main things I love about them are: 1) Free shipping & free returns!  HELLO, awesome.  2) Huge selection of cheap basics!


I bought this shirt for $6 and love it!  It's really thick and not see-through, which I greatly appreciate.  Contemplating getting olive and/or grey too.



And then, if you follow me on Pinterest you might notice some striped blazers.  I've been pining for one but couldn't pull the trigger on the $78 (Piperlime) or $98 (Express) options.  But Shade Clothing has a striped blazer for $33!!!!  I almost stopped breathing when I saw it.

1 // 2

It's a pretty close match, and for less than half the price (and 1/3 the price of the Express blazer), I'll take it!


I wanted this one to work out because Elaine from Clothed Much swears by it, but it was kind of strangling me.  It's so cute, though, so at $15 with free shipping and free returns it's worth a try!

shop - $15




Mint colored tee and tank!  I know a lot of you are looking for mint tees, and Target's is hard to find these days.  YOU ARE IN LUCK.  I think Shade Clothing's are great options.

1  //  2


And finally, this shirt is very similar to one I've worn in these posts: 1 & 2 .



Anyway, Shade Clothing is great for basics, has really great prices, and still has a few interesting things, like that striped blazer!  I <3.

Happy shopping!




NOTE:  While I do write sponsored posts sometimes and have affiliate links, this post was not sponsored and does not contain affiliate links for Shade Clothing.  This post was out of pure love for the shop and the clothes!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Navy, Cognac, and Pajama Dresses

Dress: Target (shop - color is Xavier Navy)  |  Striped cardi: Target (similar #1, similar #2)   |  Wedges: Kohl's (shop)  |  Clutch: DSW.com (shop #1, shop #2)

I was trying to copycat this pin since I loved the deliciousness of navy and cognac (or tan...whatever it's called).  My dress feels more like pajamas than hers appears to be, though.  I'm a sucker for a dress that feels like pajamas.  I figure if I'm ever lucky enough to be a mom my wide collection of pajama dresses will come in handy and translate well to chasing kids and bending down to clean up things that I don't even want to know about.  So really, I'm not a sucker--I'm just investing in the future.  That's what I tell myself, anyway.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Weekend Outfit

Tee: Target  |  Jeans: Lucky Brand via Nordstrom Rack (similar)  |  Sandals: Old Navy (similar)  |  Scarf: Old Navy (shop)  |  Tote: ebags.com (shop)

This outfit makes me so happy.  Not sure why.  I also don't know why I bothered to call this a "weekend outfit" because weekend and weekday outfits are almost synonymous for my lifestyle.  Either way, this was a perfect outfit for my weekend of church band rehearsal and errands.  

Let's talk about details for a second.  This outfit is all about the details, which is a huge thing I've learned over the last year of blogging.  At the risk of being a freaking broken record, I have to say this because I still marvel at it: One year ago I was on the verge of getting rid of these jeans, I didn't own a single plain tee because I thought basics were useless, and I only wore scarves in December.  But little details like rolling up pant legs, tucking the shirt in just a tiny bit, and adding a lightweight scarf make the most standard basics--jeans and a white tee--into a put-together outfit that makes me all sorts of happy.  Basics + details = win in my book!

Monday, June 18, 2012

One Year



So many colors in my closet compared to a year ago...

This month marks one year since I started this blog!  It's weird to say that because on one hand it feels like I started it just yesterday.  On the other hand, as I look back on the journey I recognize that it's been substantial.

I had some personal goals when I started, namely 1) to redefine my style and find a balance between casual and chic, 2) to build a mix-and-match wardrobe, and 3) if I could in any way, I hoped to maybe help anyone out there who felt frustrated with getting dressed in the morning and maybe even anyone who felt frustrated with themselves as a result.

It’s been a fun journey so far, both in superficial and profound ways.  On a superficial level, some of the ways my closet has changed are:

  • Went from a closet of “one-hit wonders” to a mix-and-match wardrobe.  I’m still trying to get better at this, but I’m proud of where I’m at right now.
  • I started wearing skirts again
  • There’s significantly more color in my closet.  My mom used to say to me on repeat, “You always wear dark colors.”  Those days are gone, Mom.
  • I own colored pants.  I actually know they exist now...
  • I discovered accessories beyond earrings
  • I think I found a balance of casual and chic that I’m happy with.  As long as I'm not mistaken for a college student (at nearly 30 years old) I'm happy.  But when I turn 40 I want you all to tell me I look 30.  Deal?

Beyond the closet changes, style blogging, as superficial as it can be, has actually caused a significant internal shift in me.  Yeah, I've learned a lot about building a wardrobe and how to wear colors and how to accessorize, but the most significant thing I've learned from style blogging was to be more myself.

Where do I even start?  Even though overall I've really enjoyed blogging about clothes, and even though the goals I had for the blog were personal, it was hard sometimes to keep all of that in sight.  Especially near the beginning, but even at times through out the whole year, there'd be a little voice inside of me that made me think that I needed to dress a certain way to be accepted in this silly world of style blogging.  I wanted to be like other people whose style I admired, and while I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing since we all need to be inspired somehow, sometimes I desired to be like others so much and in such a way that it kept me from being free to be who I am.  

But thank God for Pinterest.  I kept seeing pins such as the ones below, and while sometimes I think sayings like these are cheesy, this year they spoke to me loudly and led me to a sort of mantra for me this year: Be who you are.
On those ugly, lame days when I was consumed by what people--you all!--would think, like that an outfit was "too simple" or boring or that it wouldn't be liked because it wasn't awesome like how so-and-so dresses, I just told myself, "Stop being dumb silly about it.  Just be who you are."  While it wasn't necessarily easy to post the outfit after one of those conversations with myself, afterwards I'd feel an inkling of more freedom to just be who I am and nothing more or nothing less.

The funny thing is that I started saying that to myself in the context of posting outfits, but I found myself saying it in all other areas of life, too.  In my professional life, in social settings, in everything.  Whenever I had to do something and got caught up in how I'd be perceived, I said, "Just be who you are."  In a post a while back, when I turned 29 I alluded to how I feel the most rooted in myself that I've ever felt, and this is largely why.  I mean, I don't think I was marked by insecurity before this year, though of course I have things that I get insecure about, but I definitely feel a greater freedom than ever to just be who I am, whatever that means, to whoever.

I didn't expect a style blog to do that for me, but it's a pleasant and welcome surprise.  And I know I'll probably forever be learning to be more and more myself, but I'm thankful for this blog for having pushed me to this point.

I'm also extremely and sincerely grateful for all of you who read this blog and to those of you who take the time to comment.  I do read and appreciate every comment, and it's your comments that affirm and encourage me to "be who I am" especially on those days when I'm being dumb and it feels like a struggle to do so.

Like I said, it's not just about the clothes.  You guys have affected every part of my life and you encourage me to more fully be who I am and whatever it is that I have to offer the world.  Thank you.  Seriously.

I don't know what to expect from this next year of keeping up with this blog, but I can only hope that it'll be half as good as this year!



you are you
this is truer than true
there is no one alive
who is youer than you.
- dr. seuss

Friday, June 15, 2012

Catching Up

Top: H&M  |  Denim jacket: Forever 21  |  Skirt: Forever 21  |  Wedges: Target  |  Belt: Forever 21  |  Necklace #1: c/o Lisa Leonard (shop)  |  Necklace #2: won from Sassy Lemonade (shop)

I just got back from being out of town, yes, again.  Two trips back to back: brother's graduation from seminary and a staff retreat for work.  My days are all mixed up and busy recovering from being away.  I'm definitely relying on chocolate ice cream to maintain my sanity.

I've had this outfit in mind for a while but finally decided to wear it because I saw a girl at my brother's graduation wearing it, exact skirt and all.  And lemme tell ya, she looked CUTE.  I liked her version better because her jacket was shorter and lighter colored, but I still like this nonetheless!  I may or may not have creepily followed her around the graduation to catch glimpses of her outfit.  But at least it gave me something to do because let's face it, graduations are boring.  Hearing hundreds of names called and watching strangers walk across stage = boring.  Stalking people with cute outfits = fun.  Don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about.  

I'm looking forward to more time to catch up this weekend.  What's your weekend looking like?

And, only a couple of days left to enter to win $25 to Eclectic Ornaments!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June Sponsor Love


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Merrick from Merrick's Art blogs about style, family life, and does some really accessible refashion tutorials!  Some of her latest DIY/refashion projects are great for summer:

A DIY Sailboat Tee:

And a Swimsuit Bottom Refashion:
(One I am definitely eager to do.)

Find more refashions and outfits at Merrick's Art!

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Morgan is a hot mama of four adorable kids and the one behind the blog Mama Loves Papa.  She blogs about parenting, faith, photography, and hosts a monthly link-up for children's style called Small Style--how cute is that?

Morgan's husband recently dyed their daughter's hair PINK while Morgan was away.  Yes, pink.  Read about it here!




Daisy Rae is a cute boutique where everything is under $50!  
There are some super duper cute things there that I want.  
Shop owner Kacie even told me recently that MINT SHORTS are going to be in stock soon, so keep checking out Daisy Rae so you can snag a pair!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Another outfit with this necklace...

Top: H&M (similar #1similar #2)  |  Skirt: Forever 21 (similar #1, similar #2)  |  Flats: Old Navy (similar #1similar #2)  |  Necklace: c/o Eclectic Ornaments (shop)

When I start to notice that I'm reaching for the same items even though I have 900 million possibilities in my closet, I hone in on pieces I haven't worn in a while to be intentional with them.  I know there's tons of outfits to be made with pieces like this--I just need to pay attention to them.

This red pleated skirt is one of those items, last seen here.  I intended to pair this skirt with this top when I bought the skirt, but it seemed so easy that it felt like cheating.  So, since I'm obsessed with this necklace (I told you I've been wearing it a lot!), I gave it a shot and wound up loving how the color adds an interesting twist to the red skirt!  Seriously, an accessory can freshen up an outfit like whoa.  

Remember to enter to win $25 to Eclectic Ornaments to get your own necklace!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mesmerizing

Dress: J.Crew Outlet (similar)  |  Necklace: c/o Eclectic Ornaments (shop)  |  Shoes: Naturalizer via Macy's

If you follow me on Instagram (moomooaudrey), you might recognize this getup from a wedding we attended a couple of weekends ago.  Typically at a wedding, I'm in a fun, colorful dress, similar to the look Lauren guest posted about recently, so this look was different for me.  

I liked the classic cut of this dress, plus POCKETS--something I can hardly ever say no to, and it gave me the chance to feature this necklace, which I told you earlier this week that I LOVE and wore almost all week.  Every time I wore it I got complimented all day--by strangers and friends, guys and girls--everywhere I went.  One friend even said, "I'm sorry, can you repeat what you said?  I got distracted because I was so mesmerized by your necklace!"  It definitely makes you feel awesome!  Ha.  

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Win $25 to Eclectic Ornaments!


I'm sooooo excited because this week you have a chance to win $25 to Eclectic Ornaments!

Remember how I wore the necklace on the left in this post?
I love it.  LOVE.  So much that I wore it almost every day last week, and you might see it a lot in my upcoming outfits this week.  Oops.

If you don't recognize them, they are replicas of Anthropologie's Stormy Seas necklaces.
How awesome is that?  And at such great prices in comparison.

Those are my faves, but there's a LOT of other cool stuff you should check out in the shop!



To Enter:
Visit Eclectic Ornaments and comment here with your favorite item!

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Giveaway closes 6/17 @ 4pm PST.
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Winner must email me within a week, or a new winner will be chosen.



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Friday, June 8, 2012

Building a Remixable Wardrobe, Part 5: Accessorizing

FINALLY!  This last post in the Building a Remixable Wardrobe Series is a few months overdue, but here it is!  So far, here's what we've covered...






Make or Break
Prior to this blog, I wasn't a huge fan of accessories.  The only accessories I wore were big earrings, and once in a blue moon a necklace.  And I wore scarves when I was cold.  But as I studied style bloggers, I read Kendi say that she believed accessories could make or break an outfit, and I was utterly intrigued.  As I then paid close attention to accessories on people, I began to recognize how true that statement was.

I marveled at how, whether with a subtle touch or a loud statement, accessorizing really could do wonders for an outfit.  They can take a boring combination of basics and turn them into a stylish, put-together outfit.  They can make the same dress go from work-appropriate to a casual weekend to a wedding.  They can make an outfit totally work when, without the accessories, the outfit doesn't seem to work.

Now, I don't think accessories are the only way to complete an outfit, and I don't think every outfit needs to be decked with accessories.  For some outfits, accessories are arbitrary and don't make that big of a difference.  However, sometimes they really, really do.  For that reason, I've come to appreciate accessorizing as one tool among others in my tool belt that I can use to create more versatility in my wardrobe.  (The other tools being things I've written about in past posts: layering, colored bottoms, reimagining clothes, etc.)

This post was daunting to write because the world of accessorizing is vast and some consider it kind of an art--one that I still feel like a beginner at.  But I decided that I've delayed the post for too long, and that I just needed to get this over with.  If you're looking for an accessorizing guru to break it down for you, you're looking to the wrong person!  Instead, what I'll attempt to do is talk about accessorizing as it pertains to creating more versatility and outfit options with your wardrobe.  How you do it is up to you, but hopefully this post will give you a framework for changing up your outfits with accessories!



My current faves and some that I'm hoping to pick up!
shop: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 //

Your Basic Accessories
First thing's first: let's just go through a list of basic types of accessories.  This might seem trivial, but like I said, not even a year ago my world of accessories was limited to earrings.
  • jewelry: earrings, bracelets/cuffs, necklaces, rings
  • statement necklaces
  • scarves (for all seasons!)
  • belts
  • hats: beanies, sun hats, fedoras, etc.
  • glasses 

There are probably more that I'm forgetting or am not aware of, but those are the basics.



Provides a Focal Point
Putting aside the "art form" of accessorizing, on a functional level I think the addition of even just one accessory can make an outfit "work" when without it, the outfit didn't seem to work.  I find this to be true most often when I've put together an outfit that seems to be missing a focal point or an anchor.

I don't know how best to describe an outfit that's missing a focal point except to say that for me, it's usually when I think my outfit looks droopy, unpolished, or like I'm in pajamas or shapeless clothes.  The best I can do is illustrate for you:



Top Left:  I remember being amazed when I first discovered the difference a belt could make.  I'd always worn that brown dress by itself, and when I tried to put a cardigan on it looked sad and droopy.  I don't know what stroke of genius caused me to put a belt on, but I'm glad for the moment because it opened me up to a whole world of possibilities!

Bottom Left:  This outfit was a product of learning to use belts to make an outfit work, as mentioned above!

Top Right:  Without the accessories, I felt like I was wearing pajamas in this outfit.  Adding the necklace gave the outfit a focal point and an anchor and gave the outfit the extra oomph it needed.  It was subtle, but important.

How this applies to remixing and working your closet: Sometimes an accessory can save an outfit that otherwise appeared not to work, thus giving you more outfit possibilities!





Make a Normal Outfit Special
I think the point of accessories is to make outfits special, but I also think it's fun to see side by side what the difference can be.  There are some outfits that are just outfits--they're fine on their own, or they're almost there, but an accessory can make it something special.

I found that to be true for some of the outfits below:




Top Left:  I think the outfit is fine by itself, but that little tiny rosette necklace makes the outfit pop!  It still blows my mind to think about how a tiny thing can have such a big impact.

Top Right:  I remember seeing a picture of Hilary Duff in a magazine wearing the complete outfit with a similar scarf.  I was in awe.  Why?  Because the base of the outfit is a tank top and jeans--something I'd probably do manual labor in.  But the simple addition of a pretty scarf magically made it a cute outfit that you wouldn't dare do manual labor in!  Amazing!

Bottom Left:  Again, the outfit is fine on its own, but I think the addition of a colorful statement necklace pulls together the look.  I love statement necklaces for that!

Bottom Right:  This example actually adds a jacket, a scarf, and glasses.  However, even without the jacket the outfit was fun.  The scarf added visual interest to the outfit and the glasses created an entirely different feel.  I never used glasses as an accessory before this blog, but it's pretty fun!


How it applies to remixing: You can take the same base (use any of the outfits in the pics above, for example) and add a different accessory to give you a new look.  Either adding a necklace instead of a scarf or vice versa, adding hats or bracelets, or simply using a different scarf will vary your outfit possibilities.




Change the Feel of an Outfit
And finally, accessories can completely change the feel of an outfit.  With the same outfit base, accessories can help you dress it up or dress it down, make it work in the summer or the winter, make it preppy or boho, and so on.

And yet again, I'm using this olive dress to illustrate some remixing:


Okay, I'm running out of time to write this post, so no explanation about the different looks.  Hopefully you can see that they're different.  Ha.  :)



All in all, I've totally come to appreciate even just a tiny bit of accessorizing to maximize my wardrobe.  I invested in a few statement necklaces, some good belts, and a few lightweight scarves and felt ready to go.  Since then my collection has grown simply because accessories are shiny and colorful, and I have a hard time staying away from those types of things!

And I'm proud to say that this concludes the series on Building a Remixable Wardrobe!  Yayyyyyyy!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Mint Craze

Tee: Target (similar)  |  Skirt: Forever 21 ( similar #1similar #2)  |  Belt: Forever 21  |  Wedges: Target (shop)  |  Necklace: World Market  |  Tote: ebags.com (shop)

I try not to get into too many trends, but one trend I cannot get enough of is MINT!  Even though I recognize that it's just pale green / maybe a light shade of celadon or sage, etc. with a hip trendy name like "mint" designed to trick us into thinking it's fresh, I'm still all over it.  When I first noticed it a few months ago, I tried to control myself by only buying this tee and refraining from nail polish, jeans, and other mint accessories, but for whatever reason I decided that I'm gonna ride this trend!  Mint jeans in my last post...and today?  Mint & navy!  It just goes with so much.

How about you?  Are you into mint?  :)

Also, I wanna highlight two Etsy shops who have mint(ish) necklaces that I looooooooove:

First up is from our dear sponsor Seek First.
Here's a mint version!


Second is my necklace from Sunday's outfit post from Eclectic Ornaments:

If you don't recognize it, it's basically a replica the Stormy Sea necklace from Anthropologie.  I love it every time Kendi wears it, which is a LOT!  Look out for a giveaway coming your way with this one!

While I do write sponsored posts sometimes, these shops did NOT ask me to advertise their items today.  This post was out of pure love for these items and for mint!
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