Outfit of the Day: Mint Madness, and Awesome Jeans From LOFT

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Meow mintDo all boys love mint chocolate chip ice cream? I swear…I think they do.


I love mint, too, but not so much the ice cream (I’m more of a dulce de leche/pistachio gal). I’m all about the wearable forms of the color. πŸ™‚ There’s just something so fresh and springy about mint clothes and accessories.

I actually wore this outfit yesterday, so officially it was my outfit of the yester-day, and not my outfit of today (I’m still decided on that). I wore it to the doctor’s office (clean bill of health, woop-woop!), and now that I think about it, the mint in the lacy top slightly resembles the color of the scrubs I used to wear when I interned at a hospital about a billion years ago…

I’m also wearing my new favorite jeans in this pic, the terrifically soft, uncommonly comfortable LOFT Modern Skinny Jeans. The fabric has a bit of stretchiness to it, and it maintains those stretchy powers as the days wear on, so by the end of a long day, the jeans are still effectively stuck to my bum and not hanging off it (always a good thing).

I also like the moderate distressing on the thighs.

loft lace top


Top — Loft
Jeans — Loft
Shoes — Franco Sarto (here’s something similar)
Necklace — Forever 21 (here’s something similar)
Earrings — Kate Spade
Watch — Anne Klein (something similar)
Bag — Kate Spade (something similar)

The pink shelves are up! The pink shelves are up! πŸ™‚

Although not without a fight. They weren’t the easiest things to put together because they’re steel and heavy, and now there’s a huge dent in the wall (and a smaller dent in El Hub’s head where he got bumped).

But at least they’re up! Yay for small victories!

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  1. Rachel says:

    That outfit is so cute! And good job on getting your shelves up, can’t wait for a pic of all the organizing!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Rachel,

      Thank you! I still have to get bins and whatnot to help organize the shelves. Heading to Target tonight (hopefully…it looks like it’s about to rain) for that!

      I hope you’re having a great day so far!

  2. Jessica says:

    Such a CUTE outfit! Jeans never look good on me. I’m too short.
    I, also, have been into mint! I got a cute mint and grey leopard print top, a flowy mint green top, and a mint dress. And I rock the eyeshadow to match it. UD Freak! πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jessica,

      That top sounds amazing! πŸ™‚ What do you usually wear it with?

      • Jessica says:

        Hi Karen! It is supercute- the mint and grey leopard top. πŸ™‚ I wear a gray tank top under it, and leggings. Black, white, or grey all work. I am Leopard Girl forever!!
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        • Karen says:

          Seriously, me too! I usually wear the traditional color combo but yours sounds super pretty. Lucky you to have snagged a cute find like that.

          Happy Friday! πŸ˜€

  3. What a cute outfit, Karen, I like it! To jeans fit you so perfectly! And that top is super pretty.
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  4. Agata says:

    I knew that top was from Loft! Does it run true to size?? I love lace! The jeans fit you like a glove! Overall, a super pretty outift!

    And yes, all boys like chocolate mint ice cream- it’s my husband’s favorite!

    Yay for the shelves being up (and poor hubby of yours!)
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  5. Alison M says:

    Yay for pink shelves! And a clean bill of health πŸ™‚ A great pair of jeans can be so hard to come by. And a pair with stretch that don’t get saggy are so worth checking out!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Alison,

      You should give these a go but wait for a sale! LOFT has great sales all the time…No need to pay full price. πŸ™‚

  6. Lulle says:

    Very cute outfit! I really like the bag, it pairs very well with the rest too.
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  7. Arianne says:

    Cute outfit, Karen! I love the jeans from LOFT. It’s my go-to place. Fits a good junk in the trunk, and great for petites! πŸ™‚
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Arianne,

      I’m freaking obsessed with that store! I can’t believe it took me so long to find it. Which jeans are your favorite? These are the only ones I’ve tried so far. I think I’m going to give the curvy ones a go next.

  8. Tulipthecat says:

    Love your outfit. I have the same top but in black. I bought it to wear with a skirt I ordered. The skirt I ordered from Zulily was cute but way too bright so I’m not sure it’s going to work. But now I know it will look cute with jeans.

    • Karen says:

      Oh, the black one is super cute! I saw it styled on the website with a white tan underneath and some shorts. It looked very elegant.

      I’ve never ordered anything from Zulily. Do you shop there often? For a while I got stuck on Hautelook and had to stop! It got too hard to resist.

      • Tulipthecat says:

        Zulily is hit or miss. I’ve ordered some good things and some not so good things. Shoes seem to be a miss from Zulily. My sister-in-law has the same experience.

        Hautelook is definitely better and I like that you can return to Nordstrom Rack. It’s hard to resist both sites….

  9. Allison C says:

    That’s the top I was wondering about yesterday! Loft!! And I see someone says it’s available in black too. Love that look, so pretty! Just curious, were you a doctor, nurse? You’re such a fabulous writer, you have clearly found your calling or at least part of it
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Allison,

      A billion years ago I was a wanna be pre-med student for about two seconds. Then I worked in the hospital and realized that 1) I really don’t do blood and 2) I don’t enjoy being in hospitals. LOL

  10. Leah G. says:


    Those jeans are the absolute perfect length! πŸ™‚

    Glad to hear the shelves are up.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Leah,

      That’s one of the reasons why I ended up grabbing them. πŸ™‚ Gotta love jeans you don’t have to hem!

      I’ll have a picture of the shelves up shortly. I just wish it was sunnier today in my office…It’s gray and gloomy outside. It almost feels like it’s about to rain.

      Hope you’ve been having a nice day so far.

  11. Pavithra says:

    LOFT is one of my favorite stores – love that they have sales all the time, and their clothes are always of great quality – I still have blouses from a couple of years ago that look the same even today. Did you sign up for the LOVE Loft card, it gets you points and lots of perks. I think there’s a loft outlet store somewhere in Napa – I’ve always found great treasures there πŸ˜€ I love what you’ve put together here – the jeans and the shoes are my favorite bits!
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  12. Yay for the shelves! Great to hear your husbands head doesn’t get indented as easily as the walls do.
    And while being all about the mint chocolate chip ice-cream, I can’t help but admire the outfit you wore yesterday, so I guess I am no boy after all.
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    • Karen says:

      It was kind of scary! The main parts of the shelves are made from steel and there were a few hairy moments. But we got ’em up, right? Today, shelves and/or a lamp. πŸ™‚ Tomorrow, WE TAKE OVER THE WORLD.

  13. Gloria says:

    Hi Karen! I like this outfit!! Probably I should give Loft jeans a try… But I am not very optimistic about my HUGE but and legs… I like mint chocolate flavor ice cream, btw. hahahaha

    • Karen says:

      Hi Gloria,

      They have lots of different cuts. Maybe try the curvy cut? That’s another one I’ve seen.

      SO…ICE CREAM. Who makes the best mint chocolate chip? My husband’s obsessed with Baskin Robbins. πŸ™‚

      • gloria says:

        Hmm, the best mint flavor ice cream in the world?? I am also curious which one is the best. Im not a picky eater. I can take bluebell here in Texas, (of course after they are sure to be clean from bacteria… ). I’ll try Baskin Robbins, since he chose mint chocolate chip ( and you), I bet your husband has a great taste. πŸ˜›

  14. Melissa Valdez says:

    You look fabulous! Love your dress sense and makeup prowess! The blouse is out of stock now.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Thank you! If you’re still interested in the blouse you might want to check your nearby LOFT store. I hope that you’re having a nice day so far. Is it Friday yet?!

  15. Debra says:

    Very lovely, from head to toe!

    Congrats on the shelves. Pink always works!

  16. Trude says:

    So cute! I have those same jeans in a darker wash and love them – just enough distressing. πŸ™‚ Although I recently ponied up and ordered Madewell’s high riser skinny jeans and can’t stop wearing them!

  17. Laarni says:

    You look so chic and sexy, Karen! and wait, Tabs got a dotcom now? whoahh
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  18. Illy Junus says:

    I love the jeans and perfect pairing with jewelry and lace top

  19. Mary says:

    Love this outfit! I am really liking the spring/summer collection at the Loft.

  20. Cristina says:

    Thank for you for jeans rec! I try not to shop much anymore; had to get rid of all clothing-related blogs from my feed and try to gloss over your outfit posts… but I was looking for a pair of lighter-colored jeans, so I peeked! The curvy petite version are GREAT! I’m not petite, but I love the fit of Loft petite sizes on me, especially when I’m looking for a cropped length anyway. These are slim and look like skinny jeans, but aren’t suffocating. SO comfy.

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