Monday, March 23, 2015

Mint

top: French Connection, jeans: Zara (similar), blazer: Forever21, shoes: Nordstrom, bag: Kate Landry (old), earrings: Fornash, necklace: c/o Cardinal Gift

Happy Monday! I am surprised once again by how quickly the weekend went by. We had some beautiful weather, so I spent a lot of time outside, did a little shopping, and enjoyed being with friends. A little backstory on this shirt - I went shopping on Saturday morning with Stephen so he could grab a few new pairs of shorts, and I came across this French Connection shirt. I ended up going back for the shirt later in the day and knew it would be perfect for both work (under a blazer) and play (with a pair of shorts or white jeans). I was going to iron it on Sunday, misread the iron settings, and promptly burned a hole straight through the brand new shirt. I immediately burst into tears, which is not a cry-worthy thing, but I just felt awful that I had done something so stupid and ruined a brand new shirt. Stephen wins boyfriend-of-the-year award, as he wiped my {silly} tears, took the shirt I was clutching from my hands, drove me back to the mall and bought me a new shirt. I try to stand by the "no use crying over spilt milk" concept, but I just felt SO irresponsible and wasteful by my actions. I told Stephen he didn't need to do that and that if I decided, I would go back and get a new one, but he is the sweetest guy and took me to get a new one himself. Needless to say, I learned my lesson the very hard way, but if anyone has any creative ways to salvage a shirt with a whole in the front, let me know.

I paired my top with my most comfortable jeans, a blazer, and a sterling silver necklace from Cardinal Gifts. I love monograms, and I wear a gold monogrammed necklace all the time, so it's great to have a silver one as well. Cardinal Gifts and I have partnered to give away one monogrammed necklace. Plus, if you use the code SOUTHERNSTYLE, you can receive 20% off your purchase. It's wedding season so this would be a great time to purchase a gift for a bride-to-be or just for yourself. Be sure to enter the giveaway below.






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32 comments

  1. Love that shirt! So perfect for work and play! And I know how you feel about the iron thing. I did almost the same thing a few weeks ago. It such a horrible feeling! Although your b/f definitely is the sweetest to take you back to get another one! Happy Monday!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Such a classic pairing - denim + blazer. I haven't pulled that one out in a while but you have just reminded me that I need to. I'm obsessed with mint and it looks great with the blazer!

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  3. I love mint, have been obsessed with it for years now, and it's definitely a colour that screams Spring. Love this look :)

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  4. Mint has been one of my must underrated colors that I own! I absolutely love it with white and black!

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  5. That is the sweetest story, and yes he does win boyfriend of the year for that. I'm glad he replaced it for you because it is really cute.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. You poor thing! I would've been crying over the same thing - it's so frustrating when that happens. Love this outfit, though - it's so classic!

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  7. Oh no - I'm sorry to hear you had that happen, but I would have cried too - stephen to the rescue for sure!! I love the mint on you - it's gorgeous and thanks for the giveaway girl! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  8. Glad that at the end you still got the shirt, I can totally understand your feelings :)) You look so beautiful in this outfit! Wishing you great week!

    Tanya
    www.stripesnvibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  9. Such a pretty top! I absolutely love the color! And I would totally cry too. Your boyfriend is so sweet to get you a new top!! He's a keeper :)

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  10. In love with this look, those jean are so cute! I also like the structured blazer. I agree this weekend FLEW by!
    XO Chelsea www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  11. Aw what a wonderful boyfriend! That's why I only steam my clothes! I am terrified of irons haha! You look absolutely gorgeous though that top was definitely worth all the trouble! Love the color!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  12. Such a beautiful color on you. Spring is here & you look minty fresh. Love it!

    www.stylegonerogue.com (new post)

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  13. love this mint color top ! so spring ready!

    M♥
    Simply Sutter

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  14. I'm glad you had such a good weekend! I love the pretty mint! I can't wait to wear blush and mint this spring! The black makes it look even cooler!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  15. What a sweet boyfriend to go buy you a new shirt after your accident! :) I love the clutch that you paired with this outfit, so perfect!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  16. The perfect spring transitional look with that mint and black. You've given me an idea for my own mint blouse I need to pull out ;)

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  17. I love the bright pop from the green, fabulous!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  18. Stephen most certainly wins boyfriend of the year!! I love the shirt, and am so glad you got a new one!!

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  19. I do the same thing and then wonder why I am crying! Really, it tends to be that I am so frustrated by my actions as well! Your outfit looks so lovely, and I really adore the mint with the distressed denim and that structured blazer! You look so lovely!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  20. Love your mint top, It's a great pop of color.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

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  21. Stephen sounds like the sweetest guy! Brownie points for him :) You look great Zelle! Loving this mint color on you!

    xoxo
    Karen
    http://kensingtonwest.me.uk

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  22. Love the mint top! How sweet is your boyfriend!?!?!

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  23. You look fabulous Zelle! And I love it when boyfriends are sweet and awesome! :)

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  24. I love this outfit, especially the mint top!

    - Liz
    www.LizLizo.com

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  25. What a sweet guy you have!! I would have probably shed a few tears too haha. Love this look! Can't wait to see you next weekend!

    Shelby
    www.prettyinthepines.com

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  26. Not sure if the tag shows in the back, but perhaps you could wear it backwards? Some shirts look good when styled backwards, and if you wore a blazer over top, the hole wouldn't be visible.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  27. Aww he totally gets boyfriend of the year award---that was so sweet of him :) We have all been there and done stuff like that--I would probably cry too ha!! You look gorgeous--I love how you paired it with the blazer!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  28. Cute jeans, Zelle! Love how they are frayed at the bottom!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  29. Such a pretty, classic look! Love the mint green!

    xx Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

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