Week 3 :: of harrowing trips and minty goodness

I never liked mint. I felt it too pastel and too prissy for me and my personality and my coloring. So when I spotted this shirt at Target at the beginning of the season, I bypassed it in favor of its more cheerful yellow cousin (the one with the birds). But then mint blew up as the color and my blogger ladies had a field day with this particular top and I became obsessed with finding it.

Merona® Women's Favorite Lawn Shirt - Assorted Colors

Of course, having hopped on the bandwagon a bit too late, this shirt was nowhere to be found in my size.  It was all sold out online as well.  At one point, I even toyed with getting it two sizes too big  – my local brick and mortar had it in an XXL – and either have it tailored or shrink it or both, but my sanity prevailed.

I would go on a manhunt instead.

So one day, while playing hooky from work, I visited no less than five Target stores, traveling a total of at least 75 miles before sanity once again reared its insufferable head and asked rather snarkily why I didn’t just ask a sales associate to track it down for me.


One more trip, 20 miles and a dead iPhone due to excessive use of Google maps later, I was the proud owner of this shirt.  I now needed to put it to good use.  But it was so special and I’d gone through so much to get it that I needed an occasion to do so.

My friends, today is that occasion!

It doesn’t hurt that I have also managed to acquire a pair of boyfriend jeans (after a lengthy but not as gas-guzzling shopping expedition online) and a navy blue cardi quite recently.  I know I use this word often, but serendipity indeed!



I’ve chosen to wear my brand new boat shoes because a) I love the preppiness of a boat /boyfriend jean combo and b) I’m going to a conference today that requires much movement so I don’t need to be limping in heels.  A pop of color with a fun floral scarf and my hair pulled back completes the ensemble.


By the way, I checked Target today for a photo of the shirt and they now have it in stock in my size, both online and at my local b&m.


:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Shirt – Target
Cardigan – Old Navy
Jeans – Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s
Shoes – Croft and Barrow at Kohl’s
Scarf – Charlotte Russe
Belt – old

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17 thoughts on “Week 3 :: of harrowing trips and minty goodness

  1. […] Also, because of its design, it lets my hair fall gracefully and elegantly down my back and holds it efficiently away from my face without the severity or sporty casualness of a hair elastic.  See it in action here and here. […]

  2. OMG, 75 miles?!?!?!! You were really crazy about this shirt, huh? Not to add insult to injury, but I usually use the “find in store” feature on the site to see which Targets have it in my size. Glad you found it though!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I could’ve done the “find in store” but at that point, my brain had ceased to function. Lol! But yeah, I will definitely plan more wisely next time so I’m not caught up in the moment.

      And can I say how utterly starstruck I am right now that Audrey from Putting Me Together has commented on my blog! Fan girl squee!!!

  3. Lisa says:

    Love this combination, mts! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen mint green that isn’t a floral or a watercolor theme. The polka dots give it a new context for me.

  4. aggiekesler says:

    Love the outfit! You and I would be great friends. Not only do I love mint, but I love to talk about fashion and put together outfits. Well done! 😉

    • mtsedwards says:

      Anyone that loves to talk fashion is an instant friend in my book. And a real friend at that, not a let-me-friend-you-on-Facebook-to-show-how-loved-I-am friend. I’d love for you to stop by once in a while and leave your opinion on my duping attempts.

  5. Del says:

    am loving the scarf! got mine in the mail last week. works well with your outfit too 🙂

    • mtsedwards says:

      Was actually gonna text you for advice on how to wrap it because it’s so THICK and I couldn’t get the bunching right, but I youtubed it instead and I think the end result is decent. I DO love the colors, though. No complaints here.

  6. jenortega says:

    You might need serious help, but that is what writing is for, right (WRITE)? Cheaper than therapy anyhow. And you wouldn’t be nearly as interesting if you didn’t obsess at least a little ; )

  7. Chandra says:

    HA loved your telling of this everywoman’s tale — how oddly obsessed we can get with things! I had the same obsession with a particular red trench coat last fall, but alas… My story doesn’t end as well as yours. 🙂

    • mtsedwards says:

      Oh, Chandra, if it were only that simple! I obsess over clothes ALL THE TIME and not just over an item every once in a while. I think I need serious help. :p

  8. Char says:

    Lol to that target story!! You need a car charger, and if I were with you, I would have told you to ask the sales lady to do an inventory search. Anyways, cute outfit and cute hair! 🙂

    • mtsedwards says:

      Thanks, Char! I had a car charger but my car outlet is busted and G. refuses to fix it coz he keeps saying we’re buying me a new car. -_- And yeah, I think I’ve found a hairstyle that I love and is easy to do. It’s all about that bump in the front and skinny headbands! Love the sixties vibe; I totally feel like Mom. :p

  9. Elba Ortega says:

    I want that shirt. I realize I have a “shocking lack” of polka dot in my wardrobe.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Oh, you must rectify that shocking lack of polka dots. And lucky for you, this particular shirt fits the bill and you don’t have to travel all over creation for it like I did.

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