Mints Instead of Plums

Sep 8, 2012



Septeberblog018-1Today I woke up and felt in a very "I wanna wear plum and mustard" type of mood. Instead, what did I come up with?

I know we're all super excited about having rosy cheeks and eating anything and everything pumpkin flavored in sight, but when you live in the Midwest you learn that summer is not a season you want to toss out like a used tissue. It's here for one month, and the rest of the year is a brutal winter that tries to break you and suck you of all hopes and dreams. If I was here when the Motherland first started, I'd ask my fellow Pilgrims why we sailed an ocean to set up shop in hell's freezer.

So that's why I'm still hanging onto my mint skirts and happy Popsicle colored shirts. Because I'll be trudging through snowmaggedon soon enough, with chapped lips and a running nose, cursing the gods that wearing ski masks is not socially acceptable.

(Side note: I bet next week I'll have sweater posts =P )

shirt- thrifted in Thailand
skirt- thrifted
booties- Macy's
belt- f21








40 comments :

  1. Looove your shirt and skirt! As a Michigan native, I feel you about winter haha. It really does drain your soul. I moved to NorCal (Oakland!) and have loved the lack of winter. No fond memories of snow boots for me!

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  2. Wow ,i love the Blouse with the mint Skirt! Looks amazing!

    kisses :)

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  3. Gorgeous pairing of colours... and those boots, adorable! As for hanging onto summer, yup, I hear ya!! Although, I'm getting excited for fall. I'm not looking forward to the cold, and here in Vancouver we get so much rain. Happy weekend, lovely lady! xo V

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  4. Great colors but now I want to see plum and mustard, so...that better be next?

    Love that top, it looks super comfy too.

    If you can complain about the brutally cold weather, then I shall complain about the brutally hot weather here in Texas. We don't really get much of a Fall, but today is super cool out and I have no idea why I am sittin in bed in a summer nautical dress instead of digging for a sweater and enjoying the wondrous weather outside!

    xomando

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  5. Love the way that this is so casual and yet utterly timeless and chic.Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. True that!!! I'm all for showing bare arms and legs for as long as possible. By October I will probably be bundled up beyond recognition. You look so cute...I really like this color combo! xx

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  7. You're beautiful! I love the skirt xo

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  8. Really like the outfit, and the way you combined the shirt with the skirt.
    Enjoy these last few days with good weather then :)
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, I'm following you now.

    Lau

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  9. Love the striped shirt and boots, you look awesome! X

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Haha oh man, way to remind us to appreciate summer while it's here! This is such a cute outfit too - loving that bright striped top with the mint skirt. ♥

    Trendy Teal

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  11. Ohhhh!!! love this combination!! Everything stands out so much.

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  12. Hahahaha! Oh it's too true. "why we sailed an ocean to set up shop in hell's freezer" is the best line ever. You're so silly :).

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  13. I absolutely LOVE your outfit; it's stunning! The color combination is just lovely :)

    Cassie
    http://thriftthick.blogspot.com/

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  14. love these colours together! and you winter sounds terrible! we just get a lot of rain but I'm looking forward to summer in a few months :)

    http://mrmrswalsh.blogspot.co.nz

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  15. Haha! I tend to take summer for granted because our winters in Miami are so short! But for living under such brutal winters, you do a great job in styling happy colors!


    Kisses
    http://thepurpleclown.blogspot.com

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  16. LOVe this outfit - the booties are the perfect compliment for the mint & red!

    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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  17. Great colors! Love the boots! It's still hot here too!! At least our winters aren't as bad as yours...

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  18. Tell me all about it! Im from Chicago as well and I try to hang on to every bit of summery fashion as I could!!! Love your writing skills:)
    check out some of my looks at BestTrendsForever.com!!
    XOXO
    Ty Az

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  19. Interesting combination, the mint skirt is lovely. I live in tropical country and really wish we had fall or atleast colder days, I want to layer so bad so be happy for me, and you can always escape cold winter days to somewhere warm ;) xx

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  20. There is something about your hairstyle that always makes your outfit look complete :)

    http://gamesoffashion.blogspot.com/

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  21. Great outfit! I really like the combination of mint skirt and those stripes! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  22. I love your top and your boots. Great outfit all together. Xaimarys ♡
    www.ajumbled-mess.blogspot.com

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  23. wow, i love your style so much! + new follower

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  24. haha, i love reading your thoughts. and I agree, you never know what your gonna get in the great midwest. keep those skirts out until the snow flies. i dig this look :)

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  25. Lovely shirt, I would have worn denim shorts, to make the look more "indie" :) xoxo Mina.
    Follow me on my blog The Style Fever

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  26. I can't wait to wear Autumn clothes either, but "unfortunately" in the Netherlands we're having an unexpected Indian summer... boohoo :( :D

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  27. Thank you so much for the comment on my blog. I'm really glad that I found yours through that. Followed you immediately via Bloglovin, because you have a perfect vintagey style.

    This shirt is absolutely to die for. I've been searching something like this for ages.

    Evamaria
    - http://despite-the-style.blogspot.com/

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  28. very cute outfit! i have a similar pair of booties and i just wore them with mint jeans! great minds think alike! ;)

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  29. I love mint and red together! And the short hair becomes you (I can say it that way, right?) so much!

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  30. you always have such pretty colour combinations! i love the fact that the stripes on the shirt aren't neat and straight! xx

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  31. Mint and red totally belong together- I love this look! Winter in the midwest seems like one of the scariest things ever, that's why I suffer through hot, Phoenix summers :)

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  32. Ohh that color combination! And the stripes! Lovely :)

    http://heldenwetter.blogspot.de/

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  33. very cute skirt!!!

    i would love you checked out my blog. i am having a kate spade bangle giveaway...stop by to see the entry rules!

    xoxo...beth

    www.fashiondotnow.com

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  34. Love the booties & the stripe top. Yes I love music and I wish I would have seen F&M live I think I would have cried too. I am all about real shows live and feeling the moment! xx

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  35. I love love love this look! Your style is so quirky and interesting! And those boots are lush! x

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