Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wilder Style: Pretty Prints + Color Blocking at Mint Julep in Harvard Square

I'm pretty into printed pinafores. And alliteration. And calling dresses pinafores. I therefore adore the current selection at Mint Julep in Harvard Square; the dresses they're carrying for spring are comprised of many different pattens, prints, and cuts, so you're sure to find something that works for your style. The dress above, from Corey Lynn Calter, was one of my favorites. The asymmetry of the print balances the cutout in the back and the more structured cut of the dress--and the pin tucks in the front are a nice detail (more after the jump).

Along with finding lovely dresses, I found Mint Julep's jewelry selection to be just what I was looking for; inexpensive but elegant. Sometimes all I want is a pair of earrings for under $60, you know? I like to change up the ear candy a little bit. And Mint Julep had some great options--here are the rose gold pyramid studs I bought:

And a few other fun rings and bracelets:

Now, more dresses. Floral prints and color-blocking are in this season (check out Boston Magazine's awesome photo shoot on spring trends), so I thought I'd showcase a few of my favorite trendy pieces from the store. Go check it out for yourself, or buy from their online collection of dresses.   

This Beth Bowley Color Block Dress was another one of my favorites. Beth lives near my family's house in Maine, and I stop into her store up there, Four Twelve, all the time. She's a lovely person and a brilliant designer; her pieces are feminine without ever being frilly or prissy.

While I don't generally love the one-shoulder look, I do like this Milly Neves One Shoulder Gown.  The touches of paisley balance out the print and save it from being too saccharine. And I do love green and red together.

This Tibi shirt dress was pretty adorable. Great for a summer day. Speaking of which, I'd love it if that warm weather would come back! Where did you go, sun?

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