Mint Green Jeans


That’s right. I have mint green jeans. WHICH I LOVE!!!!!!! 
I think this color looks so *fresh* in winter, especially with winter white. It’s so minty-wonderful. 

Mint green jeans. Who knew? I mean, I’m just blown away that these exist, and that I found them in the window of a consignment store for $22 in my size. Normally, I’d say that was just way too much to spend, 
but. hello. mint. green. jeans.
It would have been a betrayal to my second favorite color to leave them behind.
I also tried on some lovely lemon-yellow jeans (can you even imagine?!) but those, alas, were too small.
Not that I’m complaining. 
Because I’m pretty sure mint green jeans count as a ‘score’.

In honor of my new jeans, I had to paint my nails the same color. 

And then I happily noticed the towel I keep in my leopard print ice skating tote bag was the same color. 
So I wore a similar outfit to ice skate last weekend. Complete with leopard print hat. 
Mint green jeans make my life so much more fun. 
Style Secrets
Coat: J.Crew splurge
Fingerless Gloves: Local boutique
Sweater: NY&Co.
Sparkly belt: Ann Taylor
Jeans: Consignment store
Black boots: Tag sale
Leopard Hat: Target
Pink Scarf: Gift from India
Brown Vest: Target
Snowflake Gloves: Gift from my grandma
Brown Boots: Walmart

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Workout Wednesday

It’s probably going to be Thursday when you read this since I’m not posting it until almost-bedtime on Wednesday, so don’t be thrown off all day by the title (I know I would be). And if you are, just drink another cup of coffee. It’ll do ya right and besides, it’s almost the weekend–so chin up!

I’m a ballet dancer at heart. But despite loving to wrap the ribbons on my pointe shoes, I always longed to dance on ice. It seemed so freeing to be able to essentially do ballet while gliding. Ahhh, the freedom and beauty (and difficulty)!
   This winter, I signed up for some adult skating lessons to learn the basics and improve my skills. My mom was a figure skater, complete with her own backyard practice rink, but I’ve always just enjoyed it and never taken a lesson before.
I am absolutely LOVING this addition to my routine, and learning the basics makes it a new workout (um, hello there, lower back muscles, haven’t seen you in awhile since my dancing days!)
I love to skate in leggings, legwarmers, and a skirt for ease of movement. This really leaves my body free to concentrate on grace and form from my ballet days. Plus, I’m just totally enamored by the look and it gave me an excuse to pull out my old legwarmers! After class, I’ll plug in my iPod and skate by myself for awhile.
Here’s a look at what I wore (similar items):

icskating

Athleta
athleta.gap.com

Gap
$18 – gap.com

Forever 21 light weight pants
$5.80 – forever21.com

Forever 21 cable knit glove
$7.80 – forever21.com

Forever 21 fringe scarve
$7.74 – forever21.com

Aeo Earbud Earmuffs
$12 – ae.com

27″ Stirrup Legwarmers – Style #194 at Discount Dance Supply
$7.95 – discountdance.com





My version:
Scarf: Gift
Turtleneck: Express
Leggings: Tag sale
Corduroy skirt: Tag sale
Leg warmers: from ballet days
Arm warmers: Local store
Socks: TJMaxx, wool
Ice skates: Gift



Hot Pink, Leopard, Cupcakes, Happy

We all know I like birthdays (especially my own, hehe). So I baked up these totally “Natalie” cupcakes for my ice skating birthday party.

I’m preeeeeeeeeetttty sure we all know I LOVE hot pink.

I hope by now you’ve realized I love me some leopard print.

What do you get when you combine all of my favorite things?

Well, you get HAPPY, of course!!!
{what i wore}
Yay for hot pink & leopard & cupcakes & skating & HAPPY!
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