Ever since we bought a house, I’ve regrettably put myself on a more restricted clothing and accessories budget. OK, well, everything is relative, but at the very least, I’m more mindful about where my money goes. (After all, I have to preserve the in-case-all-hell-breaks-loose rainy day fund.)
That doesn’t prevent me from devouring fashion magazines and style feeds via Flipboard and Twitter though. One day while catching up on some issues of Vogue, I saw this photo:
The combo of mint and dove gray feels fresh, and I love the fact that powdery pastels are a big color story this season.
If you go to pantone.com and type “m-i-n-t” in the search box, here’s the range of hues that come up:
They make me think of pistachio, toothpaste, sea foam, sea green, and Clinique skincare.
So I’ve been combing through my closet to see what mint-colored things I already own:
BUT, a girl can’t live on leftovers alone…so this is my one minty new purchase:
Why was this a necessary purchase? Because after moving in, we soon discovered the need for a chair with a small footprint where we can sit and put on shoes near the patio doors. And costing only $93 (which is 70% off the original price) at Design Within Reach, this stylish number didn’t cost me a mint!
And have you seen the Chanel Cruise 2013 collection? Two words: pastel hair.