Thursday, May 31, 2012

We're Mint To Be

navy stripes mint skirt full outfit with sunglasses and purse blinded by the light flirty skirt basketweave loafers make a beeline for the A-line
H&M striped navy sweater (tucked in and tied in back) // H&M mint green dress (worn as skirt) //
Thrifted nude basketweave loafers (5.5) // Poshlocket Celeste silver and gold striped bracelet (c/o) //
H&M cat eye sunglasses // Brown purse (gift) //

Photography: self, remote and tripod

SIMPLY STRIPED. Today's outfit: my mint green graduation dress reworn as a vintage flowy A-line skirt (5/30). Because of the extra frumpy side material on the side sweater (see here), I folded it in and made a tail in the back with my hairtie. These unique basketweave nude loafers were thrifted from Scholarshop and were $10 and in a small 5.5. The insoles are coming out but JJ helped me glue them back in and they have a sharp clacking heel. Loaferrrsss ... I do love. Spent a few hours at Peet's Coffee today drinking a London Fog (steamed tea with foamed milk) and reading Sherlock Holmes. I had some serious conversations with the barista and rented Men in Black from the Redbox nearby. This is as productive as a day at home gets because recently I've been glued to my pink Nintendo DS playing Pokemon Pearl *throwback* hahaha. Many, many more outfits planned with this dress. So many outfits, so little days in the year! is how I constantly feel as my wardrobe spills and spills at the seams.

I admit this was a bit too thick to wear for a 70 degree sunny day but whenever the breeze blows in San Diego it becomes quite chilly. After searching high and low and in my 5 still-not-unpacked suitcases, I finally found my camera remote in a box with my external hard drive. When will they invent some kind of GPS for our stuff around the house? Whoever that is will become uber rich. By sticking my tripod and camera on one side of my backyard and shooting into the sunlight while standing at the other end at around 5 PM, the photos were quite washed out but Lightroom took care of everything with a few clicks. With all the bright sunlight around here and longer days, finding some consistent shade is difficult before 7 PM and I'm tired of the garage door.

Please please please visit my blog sale and RSS it for new additions! I would love it if these pieces could find new loving homes too ; ) You would be my sartorial BFF.

stretchioso london fog, cat eye sunglasses, sherlock holmes basketcase kumquat tucked in and knotted top cotton comfort celeste-ial hair in face pose twirly mint skirt cheeky scrub hide behind the light navy mint nude
Readers - have you worn your favourite dress as a skirt before?
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15 comments:

Well... May 31, 2012 at 3:36 AM   said...

Way to reuse your dress this way! It makes for a lovely mint skirt. Haha, anything mint colored is just meant to be in my closet ;)

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Helene May 31, 2012 at 4:41 AM   said...

I love that dress. I as actually wanting to buy it at h&m, but I'm 6'2" and it was ridiculously short on me!

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Ana Carneiro May 31, 2012 at 6:14 AM   said...

wow! I just love your shoes, they are so original! I'm a bit crazy over original shoes! The dress is lovely, I'm also crazy for mint!
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lisacng May 31, 2012 at 10:48 AM   said...

Loving the great self-shots!!! Beautiful light. Dont ya know Lightroom ;)! Very cool bracelet too :)

Michelleesque May 31, 2012 at 1:22 PM   said...

Oh I absolutely love how you wore your dress as a skirt! It's the best way to get more out of your dresses!

Whitney May 31, 2012 at 5:10 PM   said...

im so impressed that you thrifted cute flats that fit your tiny feet! also the color of the dress is gorgeous!

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Izzy May 31, 2012 at 7:02 PM   said...

I LOVE the BBC Sherlock series and sadly if it wasn't for that I would have no interest in reading the book. I've meaning to get my hands on a copy like you! :D anyway it was so clever of you to tie the sweater back! I definitely have that frumpy problem sometimes with some of my jumpers but now I've new inspiration to wear them again, thanks to you :)

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Jennifer May 31, 2012 at 8:09 PM   said...

Super cute!

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Sarah C. May 31, 2012 at 8:26 PM   said...

I love the mint dress! So pretty!

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APTDiva June 1, 2012 at 12:54 AM   said...

Love your color combination! Navy and Mint such a classic and fresh look!! Great blog!!

Cala Mari June 1, 2012 at 4:47 AM   said...

I've been super loving that mint color! I like how you tied your sweater. The little ties look cute!
I've been wanting to tie back certain clothes too because with some outfits I like it loose and some not, but I don't really like how a hairtie will just make a little ball. Do you know another way I can temporarily make tops fitted?

I've actually followed your blog for a while, but I don't think I've ever commented >.<

Collections June 1, 2012 at 9:44 AM   said...

Mint and stripes? Perfect.

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Diana Marks June 1, 2012 at 6:48 PM   said...

great outfit and you very cute ;)

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unitedcolorsofaggie June 13, 2012 at 5:04 PM   said...

Hi:-) just returning the visit:-) Love the color of the skirt and how you paired it with the sweater!!! want to follow each other?:-)

Oreleona June 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM   said...

the mint dress is beautiful!! i love the pattern and colormix!!

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