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Two Words….

Thin Mints

If I were an empire then thin mints would surely be my demise. For those of you out there who can’t wait for this time of year to roll around to partaketh of the annual Girl Scout cookie drive you know what I’m talking about.

Like a bear awakening from a long hibernation period, when the Girl Scout cookies come out, it’s a foraging I will go. I seem to recall liking several different types of these delicious morsels but in recent years I’ve narrowed my focus to only Thin Mints – YUM!

There really isn’t anything better than a box of frozen thin mints. And yes, I freely admit that I was compelled to eat a whole box. I’ll tell you what though, I’m just happy my kids are all grown and have their own places because I used to have to hide the Thin Mints to keep the little crumb snatchers from begging. So what! I wouldn’t win the Mommy of the Year Award, who cares when I’ve got my Thin Mints – They’re All I Need To Get By.

Two Sweatshirts and a Dress

Of course when one chooses to behave badly there are consequences and in the case of the Thin Mints the outcome would be weight gain. But a savvy Thin Mint cookie connoisseur knows the way around this little dilemma – hide the scale. Problem solved!

Grey & Black ColorBlock Dress - Old Navy
Old Navy
Grey & Black ColorBlock Dress - Old Navy
Old Navy

For weeks I’ve been yearning to wear this cute sheath dress that I got from Old Navy and today was the day. Since the day began warmer than the last few days, I wore lighter weight black tights, black pumps and my black anorak jacket. The majority color of the dress is gray, accented in black along the sides and undersides of the three-quarter length sleeves.

The features I like most about the dress (aside from the fact I got it on sale) is the comfiness of the knit material, the color blocking is slimming, and it will nicely transition into spring. Oh, and I almost forgot it hugs my curves nicely (maybe a tad too nicely thanks to the Thin Mints). Typically I go for a scoop or v-neck, and since this one is a boat neck I envisioned wearing it with a long necklace or pendant. Today I opted for a multi-strand, fringed rhinestone necklace, simple post earrings and a bracelet. A burgundy bag completed the outfit.

Women’s Two-Tone Dress Charcoal Heather Gray  | Old Navy

Since spring will be upon us within the next three days (or so they say) I thought, gee I better post my two sweatshirt pics.

Black Lace Sweatshirt - Express
Express

The first one I snagged for two reasons #1 it was black, and #2 the entire back is black lace. Though I’m not quite daring enough to go completely bare-back, when I selected it I did so with the thought that I’d wear a cami underneath which is exactly what I did. I’ll probably wear a bandeau instead of the cami once it gets warmer because it’d be a shame to let all that lace go to waste.

Black Lace Sweatshirt - Express
Express

For this outfit I chose wide-leg black pants, and black d’orsay flats. Even though this garment is a sweatshirt it’s quite versatile in that it could be dressed down with a pair of jeans or dressed up with a skirt or pants as I’ve done here. The wide crew neck is one of the neckline styles that I’m more comfortable with because it takes the focus off my hips. Stunning Vera Wang bead and crystal accented teardrop fishhook earrings complete this set.

Lace Back Sweatshirt Gray | Express

The final sweatshirt was one of my favorites this past winter as I found myself going back to it again and again. This was an Ann Taylor bargain that is both comfortable and warm without being overbearing. The side zipper accents definitely make it more stylish than your average sweatshirt.

Black Zip Sweatshirt & Skirt
Ann Taylor

On this particular day I wore the sweatshirt with a black knit midi skirt, black opaque tights, and black booties. I can’t remember where I got the multi-strand, chain mail and simulated pearls (in assorted sizes) but this silver/gray colored necklace called my name and I couldn’t refuse giving it a good home.

Black Zip Sweatshirt & Skirt
Ann Taylor

Tweed Zip Sweatshirt | Ann Taylor

I am so hopeful that I will not only, NOT have to publish more articles with sweaters or any kind of winter gear, I want to begin breaking out the spring apparel. Fingers crossed that this week will be the last of winter (fat chance I know but a woman can hope).

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

5 thoughts on “Two Words….

  1. Steph, Love your new look! Thanks for the tips on creating a capsule wardrobe. Peace to you.

  2. OMG you are hysterical AND gorgeous. The whole thin mint thing hits home in a big way for me this week. Hint, hint – – I’ve got you beat by 1.5 boxes. (there’s very few in a box, right??? Back me up on this, Steph!) And love the dress. When I go in Old Navy here, I don’t see anything nearly as cute. What gives?? Thanks for the great post!! Sorry I’m late coming here.

    1. Thank you Steph!! And yes I’ve got your back on there being very few in the box 😉 Shopping online is the ticket to finding these cute outfits (it’s the way to go).

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