(not so) mean mr mustard


Changing it up today, here is my open letter to the color Mustard.

Dear Mustard,

You and I have,  historically, not been friends- hence, Mean Mr. Mustard. I’m sorry that I called you that name. I used to think you deserved it, but I can now see the error of my ways.  It’s just that I thought you made my blonde hair look washed out. I also thought that your name sounded like a character from Clue and that you hung out in the library with a wrench.  I’m sorry I judged you so wrong, and I really hope moving forward we can be friends. I think we are really coming along these days, and I think we have many more happy days together ahead. Please accept this apology for ruining your good name as a color.


The Fashion Huntress


Dress: Banana Republic ($7 marked down from $110)

Shoes: Jellypop via DSW ($12 marked down from $60)

Belt: Old Navy ($1.99 marked down from $7)

Tights: Hue via Nordstrom Rack ($3 marked down from approx $18)

Necklace: gift (handmade in Panama)


Fashion Huntress tips:

1) I think my open letter here pretty much says it all about never saying never. I basically never used to wear yellow (mustard or otherwise), but I’ve found that no colors are really “off limits.” Admittedly, some shades of colors may look better than others, but don’t shy away from colors that you might otherwise skip over. I also tend not to wear straight line dresses because of my pear shape (I’m more of a fit and flare girl), but I’ve found that some actually do fit. If you like something, just try it on, regardless of shape or color! Worst case scenario, you end up not liking it. Best case scenario, you find a new love!

2) Based on my last couple of posts, it seems we can all agree that online shopping versus in-store shopping varies a lot by store. I found this particular dress online still listed for approximately $70, even though I found it in the store for $7. $7, you guys. If you have the time, check out the in-store sales and then compare the online sales. Generally, I find that the sales at Gap, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft, and Old Navy all seem to be better in the store. 

Anyone else have colors that they used to avoid but now wear?

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! I appreciate it so much!

41 replies to “(not so) mean mr mustard

  1. This looks so great on you! And I totally empathize with #2…prices can be so out of whack sometimes, and it’s tough to know to purchase online or in store.

  2. I don’t avoid any colour as you may have seen in my blog. I used to be shy to wear colours but something happened and now the sky is the limit. Your mustard dress looks great and the whole outfit is smashing. Love the prices you got things for! Go you!

  3. Love love this dress and color on you!! You nailed this styling. And you are so right about online vs store, the price difference is ridiculous. And I have especially noted this for BR. Has happened many many times..

    1. The pin curls! Aka “I’m too lazy to pull out a blow dryer and any styling tools, so roll up my wet hair in bobby pins and go to bed” chic. Seriously, I don’t know what it is about blow drying my hair, but I avoid it at all costs- hence it’s always in pin curls! xo

      On Sun, Apr 6, 2014 at 11:05 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:


  4. I absolutely LOVE the sites where you shot. The lines are SO cool with this dress. You have quite the eye for symmetry and beauty. Great job and beautiful post. You really are so beautiful! Love, Amy

    1. Aww, thanks Amy!! I really appreciate that! That location is one of my favorites because it has such beautiful light and glass mixed with the metal fixtures 🙂 xo

      On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:24 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:


      1. What I loved about it was the contrasting lines. Your dress was horizontal lines and most of the lines around you were vertical. Did you notice? I did. I thought it really cool! 🙂

      2. It’s funny because in the moment, I tend not to notice that type of symmetry or imagery in the photos. I just think, “I like the way that looks” but I don’t always know “why.” I’m trying to be a bit more deliberate about what I like about photos in order to be deliberate in taking my blog photos~! I appreciate your pointing it out! I see it now!

        On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:


      3. You know how I do it? I soften my gaze and let my surroundings “speak” to me. I “feel” them. I then see lines and shapes with a softened gaze. Like staring into space without really focusing on anything. It takes some getting used to but it is awesome. xx Good luck!!!

      4. AND I focus on just ONE thing that draws my eye and let everything else get hazy. It is like a meditative gaze. It really brings you into the NOW moment when nothing else exists. I LOVE it. (smile) xx

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