Changing it up today, here is my open letter to the color 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”
Another inspiring look from the gorgeous girl! Love the dress, the color and everything about this outfit!
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.
Awesome post! I couldn’t stop giggling. P.S. Mustard is your colour!
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!
I love that about you!! So fun to just take the “sky is the limit” approach!! xo
Cute dress and for $7 that’s a steal!
I love yellow and stripes too!!!! Looking super gorgeous! I used to hate black and grey but now I love them, I wear them all the time.
Ah! I don’t even know what to say anything any more! You look amazing in every one of your outfits! 😀
You are too funny!!! Mustard looks great on you! I’m not friends with beige, she and I don’t get along 😉 Great finds!!
haha!! Me either!!
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..
LOVE you in yellow! How did you do your hair here?!? The waves are perfect!
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:
You are rockin’ this dress! Looking fab! xx
Beautiful dress! You look amazing! Super jealous that you can always find those amazing deals at Banana Republic!
You look too cute! And I think you look great in mustard! Cortneybre…
I never liked yellows much, either, but the color has grown on me. Love the dress and those shoes!!
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
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:
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! 🙂
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:
GRIN! Cool! My eye tends to see things like that. I think the lines made these photos just jump right out. Nice job!! xx
Totally! I want to sharpen my eye in that way- it’s fun to find new ways to improve and grow! 🙂
On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:37 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
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!!!
Awesome- I love that tip!! I’m going to try it this week~!
On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:40 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
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
Wow, a natural mustard – absolutely stunning! Think we called it “golden” recently, will have to go back and fix!
Thanks! And I think golden works too!! xo
On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 6:36 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
I wish I could pull off mustard. It just doesn’t work on my skin tone. I love that the colour is broken up by way of stripes. Looks lovely 🙂
Love that dress! The colors and print are simply fabulous!! Love it!!
You look great in that beautiful dress ❤
Really love it!! ♥
Inspiring, am loving your shoes.
Mr. Mustard did a great job 😉
Really great stripes dress
I think everyone is all about mustard- and I am loving it! I’m so glad I got on board for this color :)!! xoxo
Love this dress!
I’m still on the fence with Musturd, it goes well on you though because of your hair. I’m liking the tights though!…Is that a peek of thigh I see? Oh my scandalous lol.
hahaha! that’s what happens when I try and take my own photos. It’s really better left to the pro. LOL!
On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 1:54 PM, The Fashion Huntress wrote:
No no I like it LOL