July 6, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Chocolate Mint



With the holiday falling on a Wednesday, it's been a strange work week. I know I'm feeling very TGIF, and what better way to make the day go by faster than with a work outfit you are excited to wear. ;-) This mint color has been a favorite of mine for ages and I love it paired with the chocolate-ly tones. I also think this look is a great baby step to adding more color to a closet full of neutrals. What do you wear on Fridays to work?

Cardigan: Limited, $18
Shirt: Banana Republic, old
Skirt: Limited, $20 (similar, similar)
Necklace: Charlotte Russe, $9 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $17 (similar, similar)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $49
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $49 and $32 and $59


1. Forever 21 cardigan, $19.80
2. Urban Outfitters cardigan, $44
3. Lands End cardigan, $18.99

33 comments:

  1. I live in Chicago and right now we have record heat wave, our high today is 102, heat index well over 110. To say it’s freaking hot is an understatement, LOL. I have on olive shorts (5") and a knit chocolate tank and I'm already dying from humidity. This is not my normal attire, even for casual Fridays. I tend to still prefer to wear more work appropriate lengths and not shorts but I needed to make today an exception. Generally, in the summer, I wear denim capris or skirts that follow the 2” above my knee “rule” I have, although being tall does not always work.
    BUT, I LOVE the outfit above for any other day of the week- it’s great for our business casual dress code and I love the color combinations.
    Stay cool!!
     

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  2. I love chocolate and mint together because it brings out the mint color so much.  I like how you added the gray top to it!

    Maria
    www.daintyanddecadent.com

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  3. pretty little thingsJuly 6, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    chocolate mint is the perfect way to describe this outfit -- love it!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  4. LOVE this outfit!  Now I am going to have to go home and look through my closet since I know I have a sweater like this in there somewhere!

    Friday is jeans day at work.. So jeans, a cute top and some grey flats.  I even put on a bracelet.  I need to work on my arm parties....

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  5. I love this outfit!  It's exactly how I do color - a nice pop anchored against neutrals.  Your outfit would be a M-Th look for my office, and I'm often dressed more professionally than most of my coworkers.   For Friday, I usually go with my nice jeans (worn with heels and a blazer), my more casual khaki or linen pants, or maybe a casual skirt-with-flats look.  When it gets super hot like it is now, I usually go for a simple summer dress (with a cardigan for the A/C), any day of the work week. 

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  6. Beautiful color combination!

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  7. i'm pretty lucky because we don't really have a dress code in the small office i work in... really there's no dress code... so every day is casual friday. but i do love switching it up so i'm not always rolling into work in yoga pants or something. BUT i love the chocolatey tones with that mint cardigan! such a pretty combination!

    still being [molly]

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  8. We get to wear jeans on Friday, which is fortunate because I LOVE jeans outfits. I like this mint cardigan a lot. It looks lovely with neutrals.

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  9. I work in the legal dept. of a communications corp., but somehow we don't have a dress code (I am so lucky!) However, Friday is my favourite day to dress up since it seems like I'm always going somewhere after work to meet people for drinks/dinner.  It's just easier to already be prepared.

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  10. What a nice combo! Your color choices are always head on! :)

    -Monica
    monismix.blogspot.com

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  11. I love the color mix. I just got a pair of mint colored jeans and now have another color to wear with them - chocolate brown. Yummy.

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  12. Cute! Makes me want to grab a few Girl Scout Thin Mints!

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  13. i just seem to be addicted to all things mint this summer...from food to fashion to nailpolish...love it all!

    http://ohhhsolovely.blogspot.com/ 

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  15. That is such a pretty color combo!! Love the mint cardigan! With a $5 donation I get to wear jeans to work on Fridays! :)

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  16. love this! love anything mint.

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  17. Gorgeous! Love it :) And yes COMPLETELY TGIF today. Ugh, very hard to have one day off in the middle of the week!

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  18. We have casual Fridays.  So today I did one of your other combos.  It was the jeans, white t-shirt and white blazer.  I don't have a white blazer so I used a white sweater.  Our office is freezing!

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  19. We have casual friday at work but I like to dress up my jeans so I can easily go from day to night.

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  20. beautiful combo of mint and chocolate here.
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  21. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsJuly 6, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Love the mint, looks great- however not I am craving ice cream!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com

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  22. Amy @ Leopard and Lillies.comJuly 6, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Love the mint green sweater!  I work from home, so Friday's are always casual in my book!

    Amy

    www.LeopardandLillies.com

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  23. I love these neutrals coupled with the mint - it's warm but still refreshing! I was so inspired by yesterdays outfit that today I'm wearing (in Seattle, mind you) red coral skinny jeans (MNG by Mango) w/ rolled cuff, navy floral tank, white short sleeve cardi (since the office is AC'd within an inch of my life) and neutral camel sandals (3" heels). I even took the time to put on an extra bracelet, ring and my larger than life faux diamond studs. I NEVER dress up on Fridays, but since I found your blog (yesterday) I'm feeling totally inspired!!!! Thank you for breathing new life into my closet! I knew I had some good stuff in there! :)

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  24. Unusual and beautiful color combination, you look great!

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  25. That's such a good outfit for a hot blah summer day in an air conditioned office! I wear jeans and a perfect shirt from J.crew pretty much always though today I'm not because I haven't been home to do laundry in a while! 

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  26. chocolate mint is making me crave ice cream!
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  27. I want pants the color of your skirt!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  28. usually on a friday I dress down a bit - this friday I wore a tee with a pleated maxi and stella and dot contessa necklace!
    ♥ ThankFifi

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  29. I just wanted to say thank you for your blog. I love stopping by every day to see what cute outfit you've put together. It's so refreshing to visit your blog, especially on days when I'm feeling a bit down. Keep up the great work. 

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  30. Choc mint - I'm inspired!  Thanks for your fantastic blog.  It's given me so many ideas for this months Everybody Everywhere - colour blocking!  Love your style and your use of colour - inspirational.

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  31. Love!!! Perfect for work and the colors are so awesome!!

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  32. jseverydayfashionJuly 9, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    This made my day! Thank you so much Julie! :-)

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  33. jseverydayfashionJuly 9, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Love it Siiri. My favorite outfits are ones you didn't realize you had hiding in your closet and this sounds adorable!

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