Good morning, beautiful readers!
Happy Friday from me and my mint green pleated chiffon midi dress!
Unfortunately 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.
One 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!
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.)
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.
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!
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…