A little minty

I haven’t really taken part in the mint trend over the past year or so, mostly because I look absolutely horrific in pastel colors due to the gold undertone in my skin. However, when I came across this necklace at J.Crew Factory, I thought it would be a great addition to my jewelry arsenal while at the same time being able to add something a bit trendy into my wardrobe without going all in:

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  J.Crew Factory Flower Fringe Necklace / Theory Lanai Tailor Blazer / Club Monaco (similar here) /Aritzia Pleated Neck Blouse  (similar here) / Michael Kors Runway Watch MK5076 / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Amaya Pumps (newer version here) / Le Chateau Ring

This new Theory Lanai blazer has become one of my new favorites in my closet. I needed a suit jacket to go with my unmatched Theory trousers, but I really didn’t need another classic black blazer. I opted for this collarless piece and I’m thrilled with it (so much so I even purchased it in white to see if it will fill that white blazer gap in my closet). The cut is impeccable and it goes with everything. The sleeves are a bit long, which is why the are rolled up to bracelet length here, but they seem to be an easy fix which I’ll get to when I stop being so lazy. I am wearing it in size 0, my regular Theory jacket size. It is also on sale with an additonal 20% off at Bloomingdales.com with code JUNEFRIENDS.  The white twill version is on sale at Nordies with 40% off as well.

Prep and edge

I figured I should be doing more casual EOTDs since I probably don’t do them often enough. So here’s one–something I wore for a quick coffee run:

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J.Crew Tippi Sweater J.Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt / Zara Necklace / J Brand 910 Skinnies / Sam Edelman Adena Loafers /Marc by Marc Jacobs Slingdoodle /Natasha Leather and Stud Bracelet from TJ Maxx, Unknown brand Leather and
Chain Bracelet from TJ Maxx (see similar), Silver Bangle (similar here) / Michael Kors Runway Watch 

I couldn’t help but add some spikes, studs, and leather to this preppy outfit. The necklace is my first piece of Zara jewelry. For ~$30, I was quite surprised by its weight. I’m generally not crazy about the quality of their apparel, but I definitely don’t think this will be my last piece of Zara of jewelry.