Versatile Style by Tracey

The Saga of the Mint Top

Posted on: September 24, 2015

I found this great maxi skirt at Burlington Coat Factory , 

and realized that I didn’t own a mint top, 

as one option to pair with it.


Lo and behold, shortly after purchasing it I found this great mint t-shirt on , which sells things for a few days , then the deals are gone.  

I wore the shirt just once, when it came out of the wash I noticed what looked to 

be a few bleach marks right in the front and center.  

I don’t have bleach in the  house, so don’t ask me what happened?  


So, I bought dye and researched how to mix two colors to make mint. 

I tried that and got a nice color for the result, but alas the bleach spots didn’t take the dye. 

Frustrated I threw the darn shirt out .

Two days later I saw my lovely mint shirt on sale, again…

It’s obvious I was suppose to have this lovely gem, so I promptly ordered a new one.


I added a tone on tone mint floral necklace , which I bought from Burlington Coat Factory.

I have to say I love that store for jewelry, in fact I think their prices beat Charming Charlies because this necklace and most I purchase there are around $ 7.99.

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My Gili Obi belt  is going to be seen a lot as it truly is a wonderful belt , 

and finishes off a look perfectly.   

I may just have to get one in brown sometime in the near future.  

Dear Readers , there is something to be said for having a few outfits put together in your closet , as I always do.

This morning my alarm didn’t go off at 9am for our homeschool bowling.  

It wasn’t until 9:41 when my SIL called me that I woke up, because I had this outfit hanging altogether, 

I made it out the door on time!  

Gotta love pre-planning for days like this..

The most important thing about pre-planning outfits is to actually try them on to make sure 

the proportions work right together.  I originally tried this on with my signature knot at the waist of the top, 

but didn’t love it, so played with tucking and adding my new belt and viola , knew I hit it right.  

If I hadn’t pre- done all that, it wouldn’t have been useful to just have items together that MIGHT work together…

Hope this was a helpful hint for even one of my dear readers…


I am grateful for bowling Wednesdays ,  as it is a wonderful mid-week pick me up

I am grateful that my husband had a day free and headed out to work after 4:00 today, it was nice to come home from bowling and see him relaxing and watching “Three Weddings and a Funeral”. 

I am grateful that the laptop I ordered for my son arrived while we were at bowling, and that I was able to give it to hime today since my husband was around to witness it!  

I am grat4eful that it was a total surprise as he only expects things like that for birithdays or Christmas.  

I am grateful that he literally came out after exploring it dancing with joy and unable to contain it. 


2 Responses to "The Saga of the Mint Top"

This might be my favorite outfit of yours yet. Glad you ordered another mint top. Both the top and skirt are gorgeous and look great together. I also really love that belt with it. You look so pretty.

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