Outfit: Mean Green


I know I say this a lot, but I need to give up sugar.  It’s not a weight loss thing–I keep getting some bad stomachaches when I have too much sugar, and I’ve also noticed that my energy levels have been really low these days.  I’m hoping that a sugar fast will help, and hopefully one day I’ll be able to have small amounts again.





So far, I’m just trying to get through a whole day without it.  This morning, before I threw out my jar of cookie butter, I had a nice big spoonful of it.  And while I was at my parents’ over the weekend, I just had to indulge in a yummy Toasted Almond bar.

It ain’t easy.  I crave sugar like you wouldn’t believe, and I get really cranky without it.  At least I’m not throwing temper tantrums or anything–yet.  Heck, I’m this close to stopping this post for a quick ice cream run.  It’s taking all my willpower to keep writing.

Anyway, let’s change the subject for a bit.  I’ve been a big thredUP fan for a while now, so imagine my surprise when they wanted to work with me!  They carry a giant selection of pre-loved clothes at good, good discounts, so it’s kind of like thrift shopping online for brands I actually like.  I got to pick out some cute end-of-summer/fall clothes, and I’ll be revealing those in the next few posts.  First up are these Forever 21 shorts–I haven’t seen mint green, high-waisted shorts anywhere else before, so I was excited to scoop up this pair!

If you’re interested in snagging some F21 pieces, use the code Forever50 for 50% off first-time orders!  You can go straight to the Forever 21 stuff right here.

Top: thrifted

Shorts: c/o thredUP

Shoes: old, ModCloth

Bag: old, ModCloth


8 thoughts on “Outfit: Mean Green

  1. Such a lovely outfit – you look so adorable. That mint green colour is beautiful on you. And once again your hair is just splendidly beautiful. Also, I’ve heard that Chromium supplements decrease the sugar cravings. I haven’t tried it or read about it myself, but it might be worth looking into it πŸ˜‰
    Hope you’re having a terrific week.
    Much love,


    1. Thank you! It’s not a color I normally go for, but I really liked these shorts. And I will ask my doctor about chromium supplements! I think that would really help–thanks for the tip!


  2. girl, these photos are so pretty! I am so jealous of the gardens you go to. I can’t wait for our weather to cool down so I can explore some more. also everyone is blogging about thredup and I definitely need to check them out!!

    Lee – leethrifts.com


    1. Thank you! I’m waiting for the seasons to shift so I can do some more exploring too. πŸ™‚ And thredUP is great–they have a pretty good selection of petite and kids’ stuff!


  3. Sugar is so addictive — I feel your pain! Before I started my current job, I was doing a really good job of avoiding it, and found that I got far fewer migraines that way.

    I love the way you’ve used the light and shadows in this photoset!


    1. This no-sugar thing feels like a rollercoaster (thankfully today I’m feeling really energetic and happy), but it sounds like it’s totally worth it. It’s amazing how sugar can affect you physically and mentally!

      And thank you! I read up on using shadows in photography and felt very inspired. πŸ™‚


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