Mint Grecian

Good morning, beautiful readers!

Happy Friday from me and my mint green pleated chiffon midi dress!
Mint Grecian | Maya UnMarketedMint Grecian | Maya UnMarketedUnfortunately my dress is long out of stock; I grabbed it back in January–one of those lucky Forever 21 clearance buys. The tassel necklace was supposed to be the belt, but I like it styled this way better.

If you like my “necklace,” I’ve linked some similar actual necklaces here & here (second one is more Western looking but I like it!) for under $10, and a satin-ribboned version here (my fave!) for under $25.

Mint Grecian | Maya UnMarketed Mint Grecian | Maya UnMarketedOne of the things that initially caught my eye is how this mint column dress marries a rectangular structure and breezy fabric. Its shape is simple, but unlike any other piece in my closet.

I’ve worn this dress twice: once with black patent leather T-strap flats (the pair from this post, similar here and here, both under $30) to our friends’ beach wedding, and another time with strappy black heels (mine aren’t online, but this similar pretty Nine West pair under $80 is ah-mazing [they also come in nude, silver, and a mint and black snakeskin print] and this Kendall & Kylie pair is seriously GORGEOUS [didn’t I tell you they’re doing great things?!]) to one of my mom’s friend’s housewarming party.

And I plan to wear it much more!

 

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The heels are a bit more of a staple item. I got them at an NYC Aldo about a year ago for castings, and they were on the pricey end of the Aldo spectrum. You really can’t go wrong with a classic black pointy toe pump though, and the slightly higher quality of this pair elevates my inexpensive dress!

I love this ultra subtly textured Vince Camuto pair (they also come in nude, cream, and cobalt blue) and these on-sale Steve Maddens with the gorgeous little gold cigarette heel! (Those are under both under $80, and some of the Vince Camuto color options are much less.)

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It’s funny, mint is supposedly one of my lifelong favorite colors (and ice cream flavors!) but writing this made me realize how little I actually own… Weird how that happens sometimes, right?! 

When I was a little girl, my mom would point out the “lind gruen” shades since she knew I loved them. I always (until last night when I texted her for the spelling!) thought she was saying “lint” like the fluffy stuff in the dryer. This intrigued me at age five, and I wondered why those crazy Germans didn’t just call it “mint” too haha.Mint Grecian | Maya UnMarketed

After my mother corrected my spelling, I did some googling and found out that “lind” means “mild” or “gentle.” So twenty years later, we finally shed a bit of light on the situation. 😉

Speaking of needing more mint green/lind gruen shades… Here are a few items I’d just love to teleport into my closet!

xx Maya

{{Details: Similar Citizen Watch (50% off!) // “Sable” Lipstick ($6) topped with VS gloss}}

Mint Green Color Crush

Black Tassel Necklaces and Pointy Toed Pumps

p.s. I also found this pretty crochet-trimmed off-the-shoulder romper late last night after I’d already created my widget. I was too lazy to re-do the whole thing but I couldn’t NOT mention it (it’s so cute, affordable [everything on the site is an extra 40% off right now, so it’d be under $20!] and also comes in comes in coral and purple!) so I just awkwardly gave it it’s own separate box. It’s about to be the (long!!) weekend so please forgive my laziness haha.

p.p.s. Have a wonderful Fourth of July! If you’re still in need of some redwhitebluespiration, check out Wednesday’s post! Also FYI, there’s ANOTHER crazy 40% off clearance sale going on through July 5th at a retailer I’m sure all you *gals* like!!

I promised myself I wouldn’t do any shopping until I’ve shot, edited, and posted most of my recent purchases but I keep eyeballing this coffee-colored faux suede maxi skirt. Such a steal even before the extra 40%, and very “me.” LOVE how they styled it too; I think I’d pair it with black as well…

xox

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