Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Color of the Season... Mint Green!

Hello, there! It's been a while!

Bear with me, this is a new blog, I need to work on a more rigid schedule of posts for your viewing and (hopefully) reading pleasure. 

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I'm having a hard time catching Spring Fever when the Chicago area just got 10 inches of snow dumped on us overnight. It's not as if Winter lasting until mid-April is much of a surprise after having lived here 15 years, but I can't help but feel somewhat slighted since I can't start wearing a lot of the Spring "must-haves" that I see all over the internet lately. But, don't fret fellow mid-westerners, our time will come!

In the meantime, peep this stuff! 

Mint Green has become the indisputable color-of-the-moment, and it's here to make that moment whimsical and special. I'm not usually a big fan of green in general, but I like this rather toned-down version. I think that the color flatters a lot of varied skin-tones, and is great in accessories as a pop of color.  Here are some of my favorite examples thus far:

Clockwise from Top-Left: Shrunken Dotted Boyshirt in airy willow ($69.50) Butter London Nail Lacquer in Fiver ($15) Lulu's D'Orsay Flats in Mint ($20) ModCloth Point Pleasant Top ($34.99) 

ModCloth Julep You Learn Dress ($44.99) Gap Always Skinny Skimmer Jeans in Mint ($54.99)

Essie Nail Polish in Maximillian Strasse-her ($8)

Chelsea Satchel ($190)
While the color really is dashing any way you wear it, I personally am most fond it in accessory form. I find that to be an easy way of bringing a new trend within your comfort zone, plus you usually spend less that way (Unless you splurge on that oh-so-coveted Chelsea Satchel). I will definitely be rocking some mint-green nails this season, and if I get the guts to try the pants there will be pics.

Cheers!