I mentioned that I had some pieces waiting to be worn that were perfect for the Pantone-inspired spring colour challenge hosted by Literate & Stylish and The Modern Austen, like my lemon-zest crochet top and the piece I chose for today’s colour: poppy red. I had an outfit styled in my mind, and then, last night when I went shopping at VV Boutique to celebrate my first guest post, I found a last-minute-game-changing piece: mint jeans.
Mint ankle-crop jeans $3.50, Poppy short sleeve cardi $4.20 VV Boutique
I had told myself, “You don’t really want mint pants. Everyone has them. They’re very trendy. You’ll never find them at a thrift store. They’ll be over before you get started.” And so on. But when my splurge sister shopping partner found them for me, my heart leaped for joy!
Later in the evening, I was texting my sister using the iPhone microphone feature, seeking some style advice:
Oh my funny.
Obviously I decided to ignore Siri and her stupid advice and embrace the colour-block
apple-y salsa-y natural pairing of mint and red.
Oh? You notice my FOSSIL cross-body bag? Spotted it while I was standing in line and scored it for $5.60!!!!! Happy happy happy.
I’m naming this my “Pantone-inspired spring colours Fossil!”
Just in case you aren’t convinced that these colours “go,” I pulled out a spring scarf that I picked up with my favourite Marcie during the 2012-OT-Reunion-Shopping-Tour.
How could you NOT smile when looking at this colourful scarf?!
THAT is how to do a trend, ladies! For less than a latte, I can enjoy my mint pants with nothing to lose no regrets. Those last-minute-game-changers always seem to have a happy ending!
My poppy-mint duo wraps up an awesome week of colour! Thanks so much for the inspiration Heidi and Marissa! I look forward to clicking through the other links this weekend!