Mustard & Mint

10:30 AM

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Every once in awhile, someone will ask me for advice on fashion. I always feel very terrible because as much as I like pawing through fashion magazines and shopping, I don't feel that I am really fashionable. This is a large part a personal style blog, which I have always translated to: "Here is an outfit that I like". Still, I am always flattered, but I never really know what to say. 

Obviously matching has never been a concern of mine, as well as wearing the appropriate attire for each season, not to mention wearing age-appropriate items...but I can give one piece of advice: Fit. Wear clothes that fit, and you are good to go. Make sure you try things on when you can in stores, because each one is different, and they sell different brands and what one company thinks is a size 6, could also be a 4 or an 8 in another (also, because clothing companies are dicks and cannot decide on ONE size, and want to please people by making them think they can wear a size down, very, very wrong). Bring a tape measure to the thrift store as well, things have been stretched out and shrunk before donated, so you never know. 

However, if you really love an item of clothing and it does not fit perfectly, there might be a way around it. If you really love your jeans and they are a little too tight, try balancing them with a long tunic on top. Have a dress that is too big? try layers or belting it. Tuck a giant top into a fitted skirt, etc. 

Also: Don't ever tuck a thick sweater into a skirt made of thin material. I mean, there are a lot of sexy pregnant women out there, but  unless you are aiming for that look...*un-tucks sweater from skirt*

Details
Shirt & bag-gift
Tights-Love 21
Skirt-Rouche
Shoes-Thrifted
Coat & sunglasses-Forever 21
Cardigan-Target

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  1. Yes! Fit is the most important thing - very good advice!

    And for what it's worth, I think you always look cute, so I can see why someone would ask you for fashion advice :)

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  2. i am so with you on everything here. i never match, always wear odd-seasoned clothing and absolutely always dress like i am younger. but i do try to make sure everything fits!! i love love love your tee!

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  3. HaHa Sara! You give very good fashion advice. Mustard & Mint! Looks good! Never thought about that color combination before.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  4. Wicket!!! Love it!!
    Aw. You are fine with fashion. You give your advice as you please, girl!
    +Victoria+

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  5. Love your advice. Oh, I have mustard tights too..and its funny, everyone at work thinks its sooo cool..and so they have started wearing different colors when it comes to tights..so it can be infectious. You just never know who you might inspire. Of course, I tell them all it was you who inspired me.

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  6. I love this outfit. Oh, some cool advice too. Thank you!!

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  7. Love these colors together! Some very great ideas. Love it!

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  8. In love with the mustard tights and I am so with you about stores not having the same size.

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Talk nerdy to me.