. . . for Lauren and Lauren: Mint and Pleats

August 7, 2012

Mint and Pleats


dress and bracelet: c/o swaychic  shoes: dsw 

There are so many things that I love about this dress

1. I can wear three trends at one time: pleats, mint and color blocking.
 I feel like pleats can be hard to wear but when they come attached as part of a dress there is no deciding how to wear them.  And I've been wanting something mint colored forever. 

2. It came in the mail really fast so I didn't have to wait long to wear it.


3. It is unbelievable comfortable and matches my new bracelet

4. I think that it can be dressy enough for a wedding (and I plan on wearing it to one in the next few weeks) but casual enough to wear to work. 

5. I'm pretty excited to wear it with boots in the Fall. 
(Which by the looks of the leaves on the ground you may think it is almost that time. 
But they are sadly just from the dying trees in our yard.)


Things I love about these shoes:
 They were only $5 and make my short legs look longer.

Things I hate about these shoes:
They are incredibly uncomfortable and I doubt I'll ever be able to wear them for more than 15 minutes.

At least I know I'll get a lot of use out of this dress!
I am also in love with this, this and this.
You should check them out.

Happy Wednesday!

40 comments:

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You always look amazing! Love the dress on you! I am excited to wear brown boots this Fall! Yay!

Meg Cady said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SUCH A FAN OF THIS DRESS!!!

SUPPPPA CUTE!

jes @ twosmuppies said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you can't lose with mint. and you can't lose with that dress. you can't!

CC said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the dress! It looks amazing on you! ;)

Christina @My Life, Laughs, and Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Loving the combo of trend-rocking here, lady!!! You always look fabulous :).

Erin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE that skirt! :)

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that dress, katie! It's perfect!!!!

Amanda Raborn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Sassy thing! Look at you! You look FANTASTIC! And a new scenery I see :)

Thanks so much for the Pinterest help! You are a GEM!

Amanda
It's an Easy Life

Brittany said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

In looooooooove with your dress....so flowy and pretty! You got those shoes for $5?! That's incredible. Nude heels are the best!

Jen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look great. Awesome outfit :)

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love everything about this dress!!! Such pretty colors and I love the pleats :)

xo,
Angela
headtotoechic.blogspot.com

navy and orange said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

great outfit!

xoxo navy & orange

smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is a dress!?! I thought it was two pieces...love it!!! One of my faves and looks at those legs!!! HAWT!!! ;)
Shanna

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ohhhh a new website to shop on! Yay!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

wow that dress is AMAZING! I love the pretty pink pleats with the mint top part :) so so so so so pretty <3

Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I saw that dress when I was happily browsing, thinking that I was going to do a review for them before they sadly told me they ran out of vouchers... ): It looks as cute as I imagined!

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very cute! You do look very sassy ;-). I love the bit about the shoes - it made me lol. I have a few like that too.

raisingsteppesisters said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love your necklace! :)

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I thought this was a top and skirt but I love it even more knowing it's a dress! So pretty! You look great in these colors.

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look SO pretty Katie! Love the colors in that dress...they look gorgeous on you :)

Annie

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

oooh girl!!! this dress is co cute on you!!! and totally cute to wear to a wedding!!

Erin Rethemeyer said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the dress girl!
I just got back from vacation, and was catching up! Seems like you had fun away too!!!
Have a great Wednesday and I think I might need to buy that bracelet!!!
<3
Erin
www.cali-landchic.com

Wild and Precious said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

gotta love great shoes. you are lookin' fab!!

over from pleated poppy wiww. :)

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look fashionably adorable!

Laura {RealHomeLiving} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I really love this dress too! It looks so good on you and I love the nude pumps with it, even if thay are uncomfortable!

twenty-somethingblog.com said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that dress, such an unexpected pairing of colors but it works so well! I am a mint lover too, I have a mint dress that I wear constantly. Sorry about the shoes...I feel your pain, I have some beautiful shoes in my closet that I can't bear to wear for too long because they just aren't comfy.

Stephanie

TaraMixandMatch said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

The dress is adorable, I love the pink part of the skirt!

Alyson @Eisley Rae said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That dress is gorgeous. It looks adorable on you and I LOVE the color!

Whitney@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the color combo! And the pleats. You look gorgeous. $5 shoes!? Score!

Kathryn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Gorgeous! I love that you are venturing out into the yard for your photos too - yay for trying new things! :)
xo, Katie

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i love this dress on you! in fact, i saw it online and thought about getting it, but didn't...and now i'm rethinking that!!

Janna Renee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love all things mint...I could seriously wear it every day and it makes me happy!

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE this dress on you! And when one dress has so many trends in it, it's definitely a winner!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Katie @ My Darling Days said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How freakin' fabulous do you look?!?! Love those colors on you, and those shoes DO make your legs look smokin! I agree with you... pleats can be hard to wear but you do it so well! :)

Chioma said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love that blouse and the skirt together! love the combo :)

Chioma
C’s Evolution of Style

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Would the shoes be more comfortable if you wore nylons?? Shoes like that always hurt my toes, so a buffer would maybe help.
I love that website the dress came from. Do you think the sizes run big or small??

Lisa @ Organized Chaos said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love it! Very classy...and kind of retro! I love cute shoes too, but I hate them if they are uncomfortable. I bought this super cute pair of black strappy heals, and I couldn't walk in them for the life of me...so I ended up giving them to my mom, but they were oh, so cute! As always, I love seeing your outfits! Happy Wednesday to you too!~
Lisa @ OC

Daisy Nguyen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE the dress, love the pleats. POOP that the shoes are uncomfortable - so many lovely shoes are! :-( BUT, you look TOTALLY FAB. This outfit would be PERFECT for the NEON link-up I'm hosting! It's my first time hosting a link-up, and I hope you stop by!

DOUBLE DOG DARE Fashion Link Up: Summer of NEON! Win a PRIZE!


XOXO
-Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
http://psbananas.com

Sandy a la Mode said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i wanted that dress from swaychic but they didn't have it in my size, boo!!! you are soo lucky you got it!!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

katie walker said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

such a cute outfit! i love the colour combo :)