Friday 3 May 2013

Pantone Challenge - Poppy Friday

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
Layering tanks and nude pumps from my closet archives

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!"
Necklace from my closet and another fab arm party by She Does Create.

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!

literate & stylish


  1. Replies
    1. Why thank you! I sometimes wonder if I'm the only one who thinks so and everyone around me is just being polite! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love that bag ... I can't believe you got such a crazy deal!!!! Nice one :D

    1. It's going in the VV Boutique Style Hall of Fame, along with my Hispanitas and ... wait, I think I need to make a new page here!

  3. So love everything about those outfits n literally lol'd at the Siri convo - so sad I missed shopping w u!!! -mmm

    1. Makes me laugh every time. Glad someone besides me and Shan thought it was funny. Don't worry, I need to go again before May 11!! Have 30% off card still!

  4. This might be a double post but...
    Favourite Megan here - WILDLY jealous of that Fossil bag. I love love love everything Fossil. I'm also open to receiving second hand gifts, you know, when you get tired of that bag because the pattern isn't really good on you :-|

  5. AWESOME color combination! I love it. All of your accessories are perfect, too. You have been so much fun to visit this week--thanks so much for linking up with us!

  6. oh my gosh, i am constantly amused by autocorrect on iphones, there is a whole website dedicated to these types of chat messages, so this definitely had me giggling. i'm glad you went with the red and mint, it totally works in my opinion! thank you for joining marissa & i during our challenge last week. :)

    heidi @ literate & stylish


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