Week 6 :: of mint, pink and dissatisfaction


And so it goes.

Remember yesterday, when I felt flirty and sexy and super model-y?

Yeah, not so much today.

Today is Mint and Pink Day, and I can’t even be bothered coming up with a clever nickname for the colors.  I don’t know if it’s the lack of saturation inherent in pastels or the lighting of an indoor location or the actual pieces of the outfit themselves, but I’m just not feeling this look.


I was actually thinking of redoing the entire thing but then dinner had to be made and then dishes had to be washed and then the laundry needed to be done, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.  By the time the minutiae of mommyhood released me from their heinous clutches, I was spent and in no mood to concoct a new ensemble, much less go through another photo shoot.

Yes, my friends, you’ve caught me out – this week, I took all my photos in advance.  This is partly because Aly was having so much fun doing it and partly because BF couldn’t come to work early in the morning to fulfill her normal photographer duties.

Surprisingly, I am enjoying this arrangement.  It affords me time to contemplate the story that accompanies the pictures as opposed to the mad rush of trying to be witty in the ten minutes between a.m. photos and the kids’ arrival for first block.

Too bad this ensemble can’t be saved by witty words.


Should I have done a mint blazer?  Or maybe nixed the blazer idea altogether?  Maybe a pink or mint cardi?  Or maybe a more dramatic pink blazer or cardi or top?


At least you get a fabulous peek at my library.  Those are built-in shelves constructed by my brilliant husband the week we moved into this house.  I was nine months pregnant and not to be trifled with so before we’d even unpacked the majority of our boxes, he’d already been hard at work reconfiguring the formal dining room into the library.  The man knows where his priorities are.

I think the only thing I am satisfied with regarding this outfit are the accessories.  I’ve worn these pumps before – my cheapie ones from Target – and they are a classic case of expensive not necessarily being better.  These are actually one of the most comfortable pair of heels I own.  (And I know for comfort – I’ve got wide feet and the beginnings of bunions.)  I also love the earrings and headband – both add that romantic flair without being too saccharine and twee.


We all have our off days and this one is mine.  Tomorrow is another day…

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Merona at Target
Blazer – F21
Capris – Rewind at Kohl’s
Pumps – Target
Headband – F21
Earrings – F21


So it’s tomorrow and I’m a lot happier.  Things always look better after a good night’s sleep but I’m happy primarily because I figured out what was wrong with the above outfit: the pinks didn’t go.  Sure, the top and blazer were both technically “pink” but the hue/shade/undertones? were all wrong.  The blazer had a more peach-y cast while the top was more in the fuschia family.

Luckily, I remembered I had this top and switched at the last minute before my carpool came to grab me.  Double lucky that both the new top and blazer come from F21.  (There are reasons to frequent the same shops – their color palettes all go.)


I bribed asked one of my students to take quick shots of me in front of my class library and, voila!  I no longer feel dissatisfied.

My choice was justified.  I’ve already received a number of compliments about the new outfit and it’s not even 8:30 yet.  Huzzah.  Mission accomplished.

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12 thoughts on “Week 6 :: of mint, pink and dissatisfaction

  1. jenortega says:

    The second top does go better, but I liked the first top as well. At least in the pic, the pinks didn’t seem particularly off. Something about the soft colors make me want to see this with a card, but maybe that would have been too twee ; ) Love, love, love those pumps! Sooooo jealous. Argh! I just said “love” about shoes! What’s happening to me?!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Blargh. Didn’t see this post. You must’ve gone to my Spam folder. :/

      Mwahahahahaha! I’ve created a monster! “love” and “shoes” are never mutually exclusive. 🙂

  2. Elba Ortega says:

    I love this look. I see absolutely nothing wrong with it. If I had colored jeans, I might try to copy it 😉

    • mtsedwards says:

      Again, this comment escaped me. WTH?

      You should grab a pair for fun. Get inexpensive ones at F21 so it’s low risk and let me know how they turned out.

  3. Char says:

    I’ve been commenting an they’re not posting! I love the outfit, I want to borrow it! Your poses are more natural now too, I love the eyeliner and hair!!!

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’m getting really quick with the eyeliner too. Don’t have to get up early in the morning anymore to do it. And the hair was an afterthought – had it in a bun that day and took it down and shook it out and there you go! I guess Greg’s right about long hair. I hate it when he’s right. 🙂

  4. It is Spring, the time of flowers and dyed eggs. So I can tolerate the mint and pink complementary color combo because I am personally not a big fan of pastels. I related immediately to dissatisfied in your title. I am enjoying my fling with fashion through your blog but am most interested in the writing process. I liked how you revealed the fashion photos were taken in advance and how you use the to produce your witty stories. Your compliment for the day ( beside hubby’s fabulous bookshelves:) is the crafting that goes into your daily posts! Ever onward…

  5. Del says:

    you’re too funny! the 2nd outfit goes better for sure. i think u should roll up the sleeves of your top over the blazer unless you’re cold or something 😉

    • mtsedwards says:

      Yeah, yeah. Already did that. This is what happens when my planning goes awry. You’d think I’d have figured this out since the original outfit had been created and hanging on my door frame for four days. Eh. At least I caught it before I went to school looking super dorky.

      Oh, you ought to give me props for trying poses other than standing. 😀

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