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.
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.