please pass the mustard

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To the Max ivory dress (a pretty penny, available online) | Gap merino cardi (a pretty penny, available online) | Nine West scarf | HUE mustard tights | Colby boots c/o MIA Shoes

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To Do:

1. Add to The List of Style Choices Husband Doesn’t Understand: mustard tights.

2. Add to The List of Accessories Every Girl Needs This Fall: mustard tights.

When I walked into the shop this afternoon [C and I often split days in half, and being the sunshiny morning person that I am not, I get the after-lunch shift] he looked down at my legs and made a stink face. Which is enough evidence for me to believe that he is not a fan of mustard legs. I think they’ll grow on him. Like a yellowy-orange fungus.

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  1. He he, I totally agree! I adore my mustard tights (I got them from ModCloth) and last time I wore them my husband was like ” did you get this in the 99 cents bin at the thrift store?”. No dear, I don’t thrift tights (ew?).

    I love them with the cream girly dress and the super pretty bouquet!

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    1. “No dear, I don’t thrift tights” just made me laugh out loud! Boys just don’t understand [shakes head].

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  2. love my mustard tights, my husband doesn’t get it either but, that’s ok :)

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  3. I feel like I need to get mustard tights now just to see if my boyfriend reacts the same way! Haha! Still loving your “Something Borrowed” manicure sooo much!

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  4. You just inspired me to pair brightly coloured tights (I have maroon and olive) with my white summer eyelet dress…thanks for the wardrobe extension idea!

    xo
    Lenore

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  5. LOVE the yellow tights. Now adding a pair to my want list.

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  6. CK

    I LOVE the yellow tights! I just recently moved to Pittsburgh from Florida ande I’m having such fun encorporating them into my wardrobe. I’m wearing an orangey-red today but I think I might have to try mustard now!!

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  7. I do not have the style fortitude for colored tights just yet. I actually wore tights for the first time last winter, and I’ve got two pairs: black and brown. I’m still working on the baby steps. You look adorable!
    http://stylishsass.blogspot.com

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  8. Lisa

    I love everything mustard including your tights. Great dress too!

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  9. Too cute! Me gusta this outfit:)

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  10. i love the mustard tights. and the dress! i’m pretty sure my hubby wouldn’t get it either if i wore mustard tights (and i plan to) .

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  11. This outfit seems to be loosely inspired by my favorite animal, a giraffe! I love it!

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  12. The tights are great, He’ll come around eventually. They are the perfect pop of color!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  13. I can relate! I wore purple tights to work on Tuesday and got a lot of not-so-covert glances from folks at my legs. Then they looked away, as if I had offended them. As for your mustard tights, I’m currently on the hunt for a pair of my own!

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  14. i love these type of outfits! i’ve been looking for a sweater like that! where did you get it??

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  15. I feel like your lovely scarf is begging for some crackle nail polish fun, although the “Something Borrowed” manicure is delicious.

    http://hipsta-magic.blogspot.com

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  16. Cute!!! dress looks adorable on you ;)

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  17. Funny! Liked you linking it to a mushroom! Smiling still.

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  18. Beautiful outfit. I wear cardigans all the time.

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  19. You’re so BRAVE! I would love to try a look like this … but alas, I fear I’m too old. :(

    Fun outfit!

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  20. so digging your outfit! and that scarf! love it!

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  21. It’s fall–can’t go wrong with mustard style!

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  22. Rae

    Cute dress! Love the flair!

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  23. I’d put you in heliotrope tights if I were your style consultant.

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  24. Wow I’m glad to have found your blog today, thanks to FP! I’m a fellow vintage-lover whose husband probably wouldn’t go for the mustard tights either.

    Cute outfit, & I’m off to check out more of your blog! (And subscribing – hooray!)

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  25. wooww!! you are so pretty.. and i like the ensemble!! :-D

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  26. How pretty! Love the yellow & white.
    Spotted you on the WP main page how cool!

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  27. Anonymous

    I’d love to see a close-up of your nails, they look cool! Also, good skirt length with these tights. I’ve seen young ladies looking like extras from The Simpsons wearing denim cut-offs. Mustard tights can go so badly wrong but your look is very pretty.

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  28. I’d love to see a close-up of your nails, they look cool! Also, good skirt length with these tights. I’ve seen young ladies looking like extras from The Simpsons wearing denim cut-offs. Mustard tights can go so badly wrong but your look is very pretty.

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  29. Mustard tights always make me think “Y you no tan your face?” But I would never say that out loud. Nope. Not me.

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  30. So funny! Love the tights!
    I love it when people use a little bit of color to stand out, but still look classy! very nice!

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  31. Mustard tights = life!
    And ModCloth is amazing for getting some real great coloured-tights that make my heart flutter.

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  32. tell husband: mustard tights + dress > no dress at all.

    love the summer to fall transformation you’ve done with this outfit.

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  33. Mustard is a must this fall/winter!!
    Looks great on you :)

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  34. Tamara Rhodes

    Thank you!! I am now a mustard tight convert. I must get a pair immediately!!

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  35. Tamara Rhodes

    And those shoes are the best btw!

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  36. I have two different categories in my closet: Things my husband “gets” and things he “doesn’t get. Mostly the latter, since he doesn’t even “get” cardigans. He thinks they are all Grandma-chic.

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  37. mustard yellow is my new pink. love your outfit!

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  38. energizeyourlifetime

    Hello very nice blog!! Beautiful .. Amazing. Thanks For sharing!!!
    http://energizeyourlifetime.com/

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  39. Love the photo’s – keep up with the great work.

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  40. I am not a fan of mustard, however I applaud your bravery! You manage to make it classy, which is not really a word you can relate to this colour or condiment! :)

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  41. Not sure how I feel about the mustard tights, but I am so down for your nails. Super cool manicure!

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  42. My brother wanted a set of enormous
    80’s style headphones, because he thought
    these tiny modern ones were uncomfortable.
    What I didden’t understand was why he
    wanted them in lime, aka puke green.

    Mustard? It may just be the image but
    they seem more like rust. A color I’m
    currently obsessed with. Great
    onsaumble, very unique.

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  43. I don’t really think mustard’s my colour… I might just have to stick to black :D

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  44. My favorite scarf is my mustard one. It’s also one of my favorite condiments. Win-win.

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

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  45. Mustard. Tights. Rock.

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  46. This gives me the urge to go get a pair of mustard tights; just to see how everyone I know (and everyone I don’t) reacts to ’em. HAHA

    Love the post! Congrats on FP’d!

    :)

    uponatlas.

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  47. How pretty! Love the yellow & white.
    Spotted you on the WP main page how cool!

    see this…http://www.allitreview.com/

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  48. My Jack’s actually quite keen on mustard – what a lovely outfit! You’ve definitely inspired me to get more mustard into my wardrobe xxx

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  50. Do you really care if they grow on him or not? lol. YOU go girl. You wear them yellowy mustardy tights.

    http://valentinedefrancis.blogspot.com/

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  51. Perfect for fall! I must get a pair, although I’m sure my husband will be equally unappreciative! I love the cardigan in these photos.

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  53. I think they look great! But, I have a feeling my husband will probably feel the same way as your man LOL. There are some things men just don’t get, I think the whole outfit is perfect and very Fall!

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  54. i just love mustard colored anything! great choice!
    p.s. my husband unfortunately does the same thing, but hey, as long as we love it, that’s what matters!

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  55. I am embarassed to say that I only got mustard tights because I dressed up as a Fraggle (from Fraggle Rock) for Halloween a few years ago. Now I LOVE them. Lovely site!

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  56. Rules of Life for Guys:

    Men should never “get” fashion.

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  57. Val

    I had some socks that colour (pop-socks, oh decades ago). However, I was never tempted to put a giraffe around my neck… ;)

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  58. violetsandcardamom

    Loving how the pop of color in your outfit is the tights. Very cute outfit!

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  59. Adorable!! I love the fact that you added mustard tights to the list of items husbands don’t understand. I was wearing mine the other day as well and my husband seemed a tad confused LOL.. my sister put them on yesterday and said she felt like a crayon in the crayon box.. I on the other hand am obsessed with them!!
    You Look Great!!

    http://itsawant.wordpress.com/

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  60. Ashly Kissman

    OMG! I want mustard yellow tights right now and my boyfriend just doesn’t understand. But they look great! U wear them well with the white dress :)

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  61. if I had a nickle for every time my husband made that weird scrunch face that just reads “what were you thinking?” – This from the color blind man who has just no clue…He has finally stopped making that face when it comes to polka dots so that’s a step in the right direction. :) Congrats on being freshly pressed and I love your mustard tights!

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  62. “like a yellowy-orange fungus”… made me blurt out a big ole laugh.

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  63. Excellent! It’s been so nice to see risk taking in color these past few seasons and so glad that you’re on it with the mustard stockings. I also have to say that I’m digging the model’s manicure in your photos. Great black tips!

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  64. Hadas

    Thank you – its sweet, naive and lovely

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  65. Oh my freaking, I love this. I need mustard tights. And I’m jealous of this whole outfit! You’re gorgeous!

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  66. pretty pretty girl….. what will be world without you….. :)

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  67. I love the mustard tights! and I dont think men will ever understand fashion choices! thanks for sharing x

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  68. They are SPECTACULAR! Anything in mustard pretty much is (including Mustard itself…yummy) I have to say I am in love with mustard’s cousin saffron as well. …..all year long. Lovely.

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  69. StrangeLittleGirl

    great scarf! And that nail design looks really cute too!

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  70. I think he made that stink face because he was jealous he could never pull that off with the tights. ;-) I think that they look great on you!

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  71. I just wore my mustard yellows on Thursday to rehearsal for the play I’m currently in — wore them with a blue dress and red ballet flats. I got so many compliments, it was awesome. Yellow tights seem to be popular among my friends, which was kind of satisfyin because when I got them, my mom goes “Mustard yellow tights? Mustard… YELLOW… tights?! Why would you want mustard yellow tights?” Well, mom, why WOULDN’T you want mustard yellow tights? Yellow is wonderful.

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  72. I like it, but the white is more summer white than winter white. A diff color would have rocked harder.

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  73. Cute ensemble :)

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  74. willieparker

    I geuss you gone with the wind!

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  75. wow you have a very nice pictures…

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  76. My sister has this pair of mustard tights that she NEVER wears. I’ve been asking her if I could have them for so long, and she would always say no. I forgot about them for a while, and finally yesterday, she told me I could have them. But after waiting and waiting for them, the charm and desire had finally wore off. I took them anyway, and I’m glad I did, because this post has renewed my obssession with them! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

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  77. joahnadiyosa

    Looking at how that mustard tights perfectly fit you makes me wanna buy myself one. Gorgeous! :)

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  78. Tights (actually, any kind of hosiery) = Gorgeous.

    Even mustard coloured ones.

    You girls are just lovely!

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  79. Yes indeed!! Wore mustard tights to church this past Sunday…And always…..always have mustard on my pizza!!!

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  80. lovin’ mustard! in fact i too just devoted a whole post to it. :)

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  81. Just saw this post on Freshly Pressed and fell in love with the images. Don’t know if I’d like to wear mustard tights (maybe I would if I got a husband – just so he could hate them?), but together with the wall, the flowers etc. – love the whole ensemble! Look how effective they are – they made me subscribe to your blog at first sight!

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  82. gheula canarutto

    I think I don’t have time even to look at the color of my tights, because I am organizing my daughter’s wedding and I am writing a blog on this mad period….39motherofthebride.com

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  83. I don’t think that I would’ve been able to imagine that such a cute outfit could begin with mustard tights…good on you for being able to put it all together so beautifully! :)

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  84. I love the mustard tights, but I adore your boots! Bold tights and boots go hand-in-hand this time of year, and what a great color combination! I think a shopping trip is on today’s agenda.

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  85. kyleericson

    Great blog check out mine at http://kyleericson.wordpress.com/

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  86. I was just discussing with a friend that you have to be confident to wear anything in mustard–my mustard piece is a trench coat! http://www.sandiperry.wordpress.com

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  87. haha forgot the mustard ur gorgeous :)

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  88. Such a great item for the fall wardrobe! Love!
    http://www.amandalwillis.wordpress.com

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  89. […] This one is from the blog: A Pretty Penny […]

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  90. I LOVE the way your fashionable ensembles are captured in each image! Can you tell me what type camera & lens you’re using? It’s just what I’ve been looking for to start my blog… Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you! We bought a Canon Rebel a few years ago, and it’s been such a great learning camera for us! We still use the original lens that came with it. It’s an investment — around $400 — but it was worth it :-)

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