Pastel Week: Sweet and Modern

Yesterday was all about toughening up pastel, but today I'd like to embrace its sweeter side. I think it's possible to wear pastels in a way that looks feminine and soft, but still age-appropriate and sophisticated.

One of my favorite pastel shades right now is mint green, and I love the way it contrasts with navy blue (my current favorite neutral #navyforever). I combined my mint cardigan and necklace with this palm print navy blue dress, and I think it keeps the sweetness of the pastel while still looking modern. I've worn this dress, which has a fun cut-out back, to a couple of weddings this summer, but with a cardigan it becomes work-friendly as well. You know how much I love a piece that can do double-duty.

How do you dress down a party dress? 

sweet but modern pastel look for work |

sweet but modern pastels for work |

wavy hair with braid detail |

"Bronzed" for Make Up Mix Up at Making Mrs. M

navy blue, mint green, with gold accents - work look |

Mint cardigan: Gap Outlet (similar) | navy palm print dress: Loft | mint necklace: gift | gold braid belt: Loft | gold sandals: Target (similar)
Once again I got Jona in on the photo-taking action. He had a pastel shirt of his own that he wanted to show off. Toddler style blogger in the making? I think so.

toddler boy look: pastel button up with jean shorts |

mommy and me pastels - blue for toddler boy, mint green for mom |

On Jona: pale blue button-up: Old Navy (similar) | rolled jean shorts: Gap Outlet (similar

Linking with "Mint to Be" at The Creative Closet, On Trend Tuesdays, Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me, and Make-up Mix Up

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