It’s been a while since I have posted. Too long. I try to set goals for myself and then something twinkles somewhere in the distance and I have forgotten, (or chosen to ignore) what I set out to do. Eventually my procrastination catches up with me and I am discouraged, guilt-ridden, even depressed some days.
Today is Blue Monday. Supposedly the most depressing day of the year. It is said that getting outside can be a real aid in battling depression. I know I always feel better or get inspired spending time in nature. So I took a walk. And then I was inspired to blog.
I’ve been working on ways to get more accomplished in 2015. Somewhat of a resolution to act on my ideas. I’ve been spending some time on Pinterest creating a Blue Monday Board to help motivate me. Spending time on Pinterest could be part of my procrastination problem though.
I’ve wanted to design and make clothing since I was a little girl. I have been doing more of that and it truly brings me joy to bring something to life from just a sketch. This blue plaid flannel tank top is something inspired by my grunge years in the 90’s. It feels great to wear something I created. It feels even better to be able to sell things I’ve made and get validation that my work is appreciated. I will be designing, creating, and selling more this year. Er, I hope.
I have been running Mink & Manure now for more than four years and it has certainly had its challenges. Now in 2015, I feel focused and confident that I can bring to you the brand I have envisioned for years. Please join me on the journey. I welcome your feedback and suggestions. I couldn’t have stayed around this long without my loyal customers, readers, and friends. Thank you.
Do you have anything you want to see from Mink & Manure in the coming year? Do you have any suggestions for staying on task and getting the job done? I would love to hear from you.
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It was hot here today. It was snowing here last week. Fall weather can be so unpredictable. Hot. Cold. Windy. Rainy. You have to be ready. Here is a weeks worth of fall outfits that will hopefully get you through anything.
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Tags: boots, clothing, cold weather fashion, cold weather outfits, country style, cowgirl, cowgirl clothing, Fall Fashion, Fall Outfit Ideas, Fall Wardrobe, outfit ideas, outfit inspiration, Outfit Of The Day
I have been soaking up the last of the summer break. It is quickly coming to an end and I wanted to share a few final summer outfit ideas recently from Instagram. Some of these item are on sale right now so be sure to check out the big summer blowout.
A multicoloured tribal print tee with coordinating purple shorts and turquoise sandals.
Casual and cool in a bright Native print crop top with white denim and accessories.
A ladylike tank top worn with crisp white jeans and silver accents.
Some of these items and outfits I would definitely wear into Fall. You can find lots of Fall outfit inspiration already posted on Mink & Manure’s Instagram feed with plenty more to come. Don’t forget to checkout the end of summer sale too.
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I think the best way to try a trend without making a major wardrobe commitment is with accessories. This scarf is big and beautiful but is also inexpensive. I think it looks just right with these casual shorts and chunky heels. It helps transition a summer outfit into a fall look.
Do you agree that camouflage is a new neutral? What ways will you wear it into fall? I’d love to hear what you think of camo as everyday style.
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Tags: accessories, Camouflage, country style, Fall Fashion, Fall Outfit Ideas, Fall Wardrobe, Fashion, Mink & Manure, Outfit Of The Day, scarves, Shoes, Summer outfits
Camouflage can be so badass when worn with these leather look skinny jeans and a killer pair of heels. This top is sheer and flowing to give it a bit of a feminine feel with the tough pattern, studs, and denim.
Do you prefer to wear camouflage with a feminine or tougher edge? I’ll share another look tomorrow.
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Tags: Camouflage, country style, denim, Fall Fashion, Fall Outfit Ideas, Fall Wardrobe, Faux leather, jeans, leather pants, Mink & Manure, Outfit Of The Day, Rock & Roll Style, Women's Clothing
Camouflage never really makes too much noise in the fashion world. Never really in style and never really out of style. It is practically a modern day neutral. This camouflage maxi dress is so soft and comfy I would consider wearing it to bed. Of course it is better suited to the urban wilds. Perfect worn with bright accessories and simple sneakers.
How do you like to wear camo when not on the battlefield? Stay tuned tomorrow for more ways to rock in camouflage.
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Tags: accessories, Camouflage, country style, Dresses, Fall Fashion, Fall Wardrobe, Maxi Dress, Mink & Manure, Outfit Of The Day, Summer outfits, Women's Clothing
Did you know we are on Instagram? Everyday we are posting outfit inspiration featuring some of our amazing products from www.minkandmanure.ca. These are a few country inspired looks we are loving that you can find available now on our website.
Are you a little bit country? A little bit rock & roll? Come Follow Us on Instagram to get more style inspiration and to see what else we are up to.
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Tags: country style, Instagram, OOTD, Outfit Of The Day