It’s finally happened.
Minty Fresh: Aren’t these 100% silk pants by Ralph Lauren heavenly?! You know from my post about buying them that there was no way I could pass on purchasing them after missing the robin’s egg blue ones last year. Even though they are the usual fantastic fit of Ralph Lauren, the problem with adding them to my wardrobe is as you may recall, I don’t wear or own much green. Not even of the pastel, mint shade. My way to fix the problem…add a
lot LOT of other colours and make a new, inexpensive, purchase.
Accessories: Because the pants are SO long I knew I would be able to wear some of my highest heels, which meant it was time to bring out the turquoise wedges from The Iconic. They obviously aren’t a perfect match, which is exactly what I like about mint and turquoise together. The bracelets were a Christmas present from my Fashion Sister From Another Mother and are what inspired the use of my vintage 90 Day Haul pink handbag. And all of that led to my inexpensive purchase.
Feather Soft and Minty Fresh: I do really weird stuff sometimes. In this case, I get a wild hair about wanting to wear my insanely expensive Ralph Lauren silk pants with something from the other end of the spectrum. So I head out to a shop that here in Australian that is known more for its “mature” style clothes…Miller’s. It’s totally crazy, because when I first moved here, Miller’s was well shopped by the grey haired set and I would never have thought that I would be shopping there. But I have. Twice in the last 3 months!
**This is where you all need to leave me a message saying that this shirt does not look like something a granny would wear! PLEASE!**
I loved that this summer shirt was a little big and causal but what drew me to it was the use of colour and how my Christmas bracelets would be a perfect match. It also didn’t hurt that the price was $13.95 on sale! My thinking is if you all tell me it looks horrid I can always donate it to the op shop.
Now that I have finally gone for the pastel trend, I hope you think I’m in mint condition – not old and worn.
What do you think? Does it work?
- 25 Marvellously Minty Fashion Finds – From Cupcake-Colored Couture to Punchy Pastel Kicks (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com)
- Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 (fabsugar.com)
- A New Hue: Our ModStylists Show You How to Style Mint (modcloth.com)
- Trending: Cold weather pastels… (loveyourclothesloveyourself.com)