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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Minty Fresh

by Heather

Mint is a color I've admired from afar for several months but hadn't purchased anything in that hue until a mint-and-silver bracelet called my name...
Loft bracelet

and then a necklace...

Loft necklace

and then a mint lace top...
and then I found a mint scarf at the AZ Bike Week Cyclefest vendors... 
and then mint nail polish at Target... 
Not brave enough to try it out yet!

Isn't it amazing how that happens? 

Once you've opened up your mind to a new idea (or color, in this case), you find examples of it everywhere.
Mmm, do I need a mint purse and perhaps mint shoes? I think a shopping trip is in order, don't you? Coach has a marvelous selection of mint bags and accessories online and there's a Coach store on my way home from work.
Oh, and I'll need some mint earrings, and maybe a ring in that color...
and if I'm getting all those accessories, shouldn't I have more than one piece of clothing that they match?
T-shirt from Bike Week vendor; orange leather jacket from Nordstrom's 
And with what other colors can I wear mint? 
I know it looks great with orange,

Coach mint crossbody bag; Chico's earrings; Alexis Bittar bangle; leather wrap bracelet from Maui

and black, and probably white and tan....grey will work, too...

Loft grey jacket; Target grey striped cami; scarf from Bike Week vendor 
Michael Kors silver sandals with Coach bag and new scarf

Does your brain work like mine when it comes to fashion? I think it's like looking at a Mind Map (for all you teachers and students out there) with the color mint in the middle.
 Loft lace top; WHBM black cami underneath; Fendi sunglasses
Ooh, let's tuck it in just a little bit in the front...
Marc Fisher platform sandals; new Coach crossbody bag 

 No mint shoes yet. The shoe people say that they're just beginning to get in their summer shoes so maybe there will be a pair out there for me sometime soon.
The Loft bracelet that started it all; new Coach leather wrap bracelet; silver bracelets and rings from various places

Right now, my affair with mint can only be classified as an infatuation. Will it become true love? Time will tell...

Have a wonderful, fun-filled week!
(and if you see any mint sandals, give me a ring, okay?)

Love, 
Heather

44 comments:

  1. Mint-a-licious! I think I have had about 3 different shades of mint nail polish :) And I really like yours! I definitely go through phases of colors, but I'll always love blue and white stripes, I think! The others seem to come and go. I love all the mint you've bought and have a feeling I'll be seeing you in mint shoes soon!!!
    xox ~chloe @ popcosmo.com

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    1. Thanks, Chloe. One of my favs has to be blue and white stripes, too. I think that's a classic! The mint may be just a passing phase for me :)
      Heather

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  2. I resisted this hue for a long time. Last year I bought a pair of mint earrings and I was hooked. A mint toned necklace came home with me from JCrew this weekend. I've added a couple of other items too. By the way went to Target and checked out those cardigans. I wanted the peach one like you had but did't have my size. Bought the navy with, guess what, mint flowers. Got many compliments when I wore it. Will keep checking for the peach one. Love all your mint pieces. Thanks for sharing. Xo Patricia.

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    1. Thank you, Patricia. I'm going to have to go back to Target and check out the navy and mint cardi. Don't remember seeing it before but perhaps I didn't have mint on my mind?
      Heather

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  3. Yes, my fashion brain is similar, Heather! I adore these colors together, with mint as the star. The scarf is really fab. Thanks for sharing it all with Vis Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Patti. I'm so glad that you host Visible Monday. It's a great way for all of us to get together once a week.
      Heather

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  4. You play with colors so well.. mint and orange go perfectly together! Thanks for inspiring! Now I know what to pair my new mint jeans with ;)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Hello Mrs. C from Dubai -- Good to hear from you and thanks for the nice remarks. I would love to have mint jeans but not until my thighs get a whole lot thinner!
      Heather

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  5. Love how your mind works!! You have a great sense of color scheme and did a terrific job of pairing all your mint pieces! Lovey lace top,too!

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    1. Thanks, Jeannie. You're always a fashion inspiration for me with your effortless elegance.
      Heather

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  6. I love the mint color and that bracelet is to die for. And I just LOVE LOVE your hair!!!

    xo,
    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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    1. Thank you, Janise. You're too kind :)
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  7. I adore your minty outfit, so pretty! Yes, I do it too- you get one thing and then another one!x

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    1. Thanks, Kazzie. I guess we're all very similar when it comes to shopping!
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  8. Found you through the link up. Check out my blog for a stella & dot giveaway and join me this Thursday April 25 for my link up.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    1. Will do, Agi. Love the title of your blog!
      Heather

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  9. hi, I think we are following each other? Well, we should be. I love your ensemble of the minty green. I did a post a few weeks ago with pinterest inspiration of the mint. Wow. That and your orange manicure is great fun!!!

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    1. Thank you, Renae. I'm definitely going to go back and check out your mint inspiration post!
      Heather

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  10. I think I'm going to sit down and write "If you give Miss Heather a mint bracelet, she will . . ." This post is so delightful and full of mint surprises. I also think we're getting a fun glimpse into your shopping hobby, and what fun that is. Every item is 'mint' for each other and its all wonderful. I love mint and orange together, its one of my all time favorite combo's. You really did well on your scarf buying trip, I'm so loving the little bird cage on that scarf.

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    1. You're being very kind, Trina. My husband might call it a "shopping obsession." I'm trying to wean myself off the shopping by making up all sorts of rules for myself, but I keep breaking them. I guess that would be a post in itself :)
      Heather

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  11. Heather, mint and grey...I like that one too!! (orange is an obvi for us, right?) I need to put in earplugs when I go to the stores now...stuff is ALWAYS calling out to me and my closet overfloweth! LOl

    xo,
    Alyssa

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    1. Hi Alyssa,
      Too funny about wearing earplugs! I need to get some, too.
      Heather

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  12. I'm really liking lace this year, so I'm lovin' the top! And one of my favorite spring colors is peach/tangerine. I wouldn't have thought mint would go well with the orange, but it looks really cute together!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage

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    1. Thanks, Ann. I went from disliking lace to loving it about two years ago. Not sure what changed other than seeing more of it around, but it is an integral part of my wardrobe now. Never say never, I guess.
      Heather

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  13. That lace top is stunning - and I just love the combo of mint and coral!

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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    1. Thank you, Heather. Gotta check out your blog -- the Heathers have to stick together!
      Heather

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  14. Beautiful jewellery! The mint lace top suits you so well.

    Popping by as a fellow Visible Monday blogger, do drop by my post and let me know what you think!

    Emalina
    www.kikiandthegypsy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, Emalina. I'll drop by your blog right after I sign off here :)
      Heather

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  15. What fun! I love the way mint looks with your oranges - so bright and, well, tangy? Really pretty top, and I love the shoes!

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    1. Thank you, Val Sparkle (I love saying that -- what a great name!).
      Heather

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  16. Lovely styling, Heather. Such rich combinations of lovely shades and textures. You combine these so well. And you look lovely in them!
    But let me get this straight... you can pull of tangerine polish with aplomb, but worry about mint polish? Hmmmm. Have no fear, you'll look beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. I guess I shouldn't be afraid of the mint, but it would be a very different look for me. I'll have to take the plunge and try it. I once did grey polish on my nails but that lasted only a day. Had to take it off -- was not a good look with my older skin :(
      Heather

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  17. it is truly the color of the season, and i love it with the orange! thanks for linking up with dress for the day!

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    1. Thank you, Abby. It was fun finding your linky party!
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  18. Love love love the color combo of mint and coral - thinking of doing my bathroom in those colors. Would love a follow from you (I found you on the blog hop)

    - Heather

    www.sarcasmandstilettos.com

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    1. Thank you, Heather. Will definitely follow up with you -- Heathers have to stick together!
      Heather

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  19. I love mint! Your outfit is darling, I love that you mixed different shades of mint. And your hair is super pretty.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm all over mint too. Love it with orange!

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  21. I love this jacket. I'm in the market for one myself.
    tan leather jackets for men

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