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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Navy and Mint - My New Favorite Color Combo

by Heather

Memorial Day, May 27th, 2013

Our flag is flying today as Americans remember those brave men and women who have given their lives for our country. We're starting the day with a 6:00 a.m. Memorial Day Rally "Flags for Our Fallen." We line Cave Creek Road with 150+ American flags on 10' tall flagpoles, put our 200+ motorcycles between them, and salute the family members going into the National Cemetery for the 8:00 a.m. state sponsored event. It's a heartwarming tribute and something we've been honored to be involved in for many years now. 
You can probably guess that the outfit you're seeing below is not my attire for Monday morning. Those wedges are just too hard to wear when I'm riding the bike! 
 
J Crew Factory sweater and shirt; Coach crossbody bag; Chico's jeans
This outfit started with my growing interest in the color "mint" and with what color it would pair well -- a new navy with mint polka dots sweater from J Crew Factory and I was set. My hunt for the perfect mint shoes ended happily with an online purchase from Nordstrom's. I like getting packages left at the front door -- a little like Christmas for grown-ups (only Santa arrives in a brown UPS truck instead of a sleigh). The mint flower necklace from Brina Box (brinabox.com) provided the perfect accessory. Online shopping sure is easy which makes it so much more dangerous!

The mint and white striped shirt was already in the closet and is a nice addition if the weather is cooler. We're getting down to 92 on Monday but still not quite cool enough to wear this outfit outside so I'll save it for summer travel to cooler climes. The sweater is lightweight and works well by itself for our hot summer days with cool air conditioned buildings.

BC wedges from Nordstrom's
Brina Box necklace
Michael Kors watch and gold ring; gold and silver link bracelet; Chico's gold bracelet;
 Nordstrom's three gold bangles

You can see that I finally got up the courage to switch from my favorite orange nail polish to mint, but the next time I get my nails done, I'll probably be back to my usual. 

Happy 60th (!!) birthday to Gillian, my little sister, on Memorial Day!

Love,
Heather

35 comments:

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  2. Fabulous, Heather! I like the mint, perfect styling again. And don't you just love wedges? I find them really comfortable.
    Oh, yes I love online shopping too :-)

    I am civilian but work in the military, therefore I am very much involved in rememberance days like today.

    Annette
    Annette
    Lady of Style



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    1. Thank you, Annette. I love wedges for the added height that they give me in a comfortable way!
      Heather

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  3. Heather, I seriously want to raid your closet! Agree with Annete, perfect styling yet again! A touch of mint is all we need! Wedges, oh.. I love wedges, actually in my daily life I use them more (I am using them in my post today) On online shopping, HIGH FIVE! Love the anxious feeling while waiting for the package. I am now following you on GFC, I am not going to miss anything from this blog!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Thank you, Mrs. C. I"m gong to suggest that we combine our two closets! Love your red and white outfit today and those shoes are fabulous!
      Heather

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  4. A great combination again. I bought the navy and mint cardi at Target a few weeks ago that you enabled me to do. Lol! I get so many compliments on it. Your outfit would have been perfect here in the Boston area this weekend. It was cold (only in the 40's) and rainy. Today is sunny and will be warmer thank goodness. Enjoy your Memorial Day.
    Patricia.

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    1. Thank you, Patricia. Our morning ride was fairly cool but the sun is starting to heat things up here. Have a wonderful Memorial Day!
      Heather

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    1. Thank you, Marla. How have you been? Miss seeing your posts!
      Heather

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  6. Love this necklace!! Reminds me of Oscar de la Renta Spring 13 collection! You have styled it with perfection!!
    Have a happy Memorial Day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog
    PS. I am hosting an amazing giveaway on my blog, hope you would participate!
    Enter $30 giftcard giveaway by Zolie Designs

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    1. Thank you, Jyoti. I checked out your post; those necklaces are fabulous! I want them all!
      Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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  7. I have that same necklace in my post today (except mine is red)...absolutely am obsessed with it!! May have to break down and buy the mint one! Found you via Plane Pretty!

    xoxo
    Erin
    The Fashion Canvas

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    1. Hi Erin, I checked out your post and you look fabulous in the red version of the necklace! I also bought it in yellow and was thinking of pairing it with a black and white polka dot top. We're thinking alike!
      Heather

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    1. That's exactly what I said when I first saw it! Thanks for stopping by.
      Heather

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    1. Thank you, Kristin. Just on my way over to your blog to link!
      Heather

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  10. Thanks for the birthday greetings, sis!

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    1. You're welcome :) Hope your day is wonderful!
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  11. I love this whole look so much...you did a fabulous job of styling the complete look! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you, Pam. I appreciate your comments!
      Heather

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  12. Wow! One of my favorite outfits on you, Heather! I love the ways that jade green works with the navy and mint!
    Just stopped in to wish you a good Memorial Day. Looks like you had one!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. This color combo is a new one for me -- my husband keeps asking when I got into "green" whenever he sees me in mint so I appreciate your remarks.
      Hope your Memorial Day was a good one!
      Heather

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  13. One of my favorites, stripes with polka dots, wonderful way feature mint. As always, Heather, you haven't missed a think from head to toe.

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    1. Thank you, Trina. I love your white-on-white ensemble in your post!
      Heather

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  14. What a fab outfit! Love the hints of mint.

    -Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/05/ootd-thread-butter.html

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    1. Thank you, Jenny. I checked out your blog; love the outfit that you wore to the city!
      Heather

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  15. I love navy and mint too! I am planning to order that necklace. That was actually one of my pins earlier today on Pinterest!


    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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    1. I liked the necklace so much that I bought one in yellow, too. Hope you will be happy with your purchase!
      Heather

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  16. Such a pretty necklace! Online shopping is way too dangerous! I only wished the UPS man would pay my bills too :)

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Oooh, love that idea of having the UPS man pay the bills! Let's start a movement!! Thanks, Alice, for stopping by; I appreciate it.
      Heather

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  17. Those shoes are so very awesome!

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    1. Thank you. I still haven't seen many mint shoes in the stores yet so I'm grateful that there's online shopping!
      Heatehr

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  18. I adore the mint green wedges - they are just perfect. I love how you have styled them with the blue and the pretty necklace too. X

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    1. Thank you. I was just over on your "red jeans" post and you look marvelous in them! Hope the builders get back to work on your addition. Can't wait to see the finished product!
      Heather

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