My mint green dress and thoughts on leaving

mint green dress

Today is Wednesday. In just two weeks, I’ll be either in the air or on a layover somewhere in Europe. Spain is actually getting close and real. It’s both scary and exciting.

For those of you who do not know, I’m moving to Spain to teach English. All summer I thought I was moving to the city of Jaén. Instead I’ll be living in Granada and plan to tell my lovely e-mail subscribers the whole story this Friday. Speaking of, have you subscribed to my Spain list? I’ll be sending out two e-mails a month with exclusive posts about my Granada and Europe experience, travel tips, travel deals and lots of beautiful photos. You will not want to miss out. Click here to subscribe.

Anyway, so the look I’m going with today is my mint green dress. I found this on Poshmark. I’ve actually been poshing a lot lately as I cannot take all my clothing with me to Spain. Honestly, packing lighter is better. They have most of the same things we do here and I know I’ll shop over there. So for now, I’m getting rid of dresses, shirts, accessories and a few scarves. You should definitely go take a look! Any money earned on Posh funds all my big moving expenses.

I initially downloaded the app back in I want to say April or May. This dress was so stinkin cute and from Modcloth. Modcloth dresses are normally $60 or more. I got this one for $25. That’s one of the coolest things about Poshmark. If you like a certain brand, you can follow that brand and find things on there. Like it’s great for people who love more high end brands like Kate Spade and Michael Kors. For me, I love looking for Modcloth stuff on there.

My mint green dress

mint green dress

My favorite thing about Modcloth are the vintage looks they create. I can spend hours on their website searching through their dresses and shoes. It can be addicting. My favorite thing about this dress was the neckline.

mint green dress

This is the only thing I’ll be buying from Poshmark for a while. As I said before, I have so much that I need to downsize (ps. you can shop my closet over there on the sidebar!). I know that I’ll still be left with having to leave things behind.

I have goals …

The other day, I wrote out a long to-do list of all the things I need to do before I leave. I’m sailing through it but still know I won’t be able to think of everything. That is okay. I need to keep reminding myself that all will be okay. I’ll arrive in one piece. I’ll find a wonderful apartment and I’ll have the time of my life. It’ll be one of the best and most challenging experiences of my life. I’m ready, or so I tell myself.

In short, I’ve learned that life is also about goals and self growth. One of the things I dislike about myself is my disorganization. I see it all over the place with my blog. I set a schedule and then I don’t stick to it. There are a million things I want to do and then don’t. I see it in my car and in my room. And I’ve known for some time now that it needs to change.

It’s happening

So right here on my blog, I’m proclaiming that I will be better. I want to note that better does not mean perfect. In this new chapter of my life overseas, I’ll be more structured with my life. I’ll run more regularly, keep a tidier room and stick to a better blogging schedule. I’m so excited to see where it takes me. And if I fail a few times, that’s okay.

mint green dress

mint green dress

mint green dress

Do you like turning over new leaves? What are some of the biggest changes you want to make in your life?

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Also photos were taken by Paige Dunn. Check out her work on Facebook here.

Today I’m linking up here:


Jersey Girl Texan Heart, Shopping My Closet, Pumps and Pushups, The Pleated PoppySydney Fashion HunterThe Mummy Chronicles, Cappuccino and Fashion, Posh Classy Mom, Living on Cloud Nine


Elegance and MommyhoodDoused in Pink, Curly Crafty Mom,


Bright on a Budget, KT Cup of Tea, Della Devoted, The Closet by Christie, Life in LeggingsStyle Elixir, Two Thirty-Five Designs, A little Bit of EverythingLiz Adventures, Hello Happiness, Nancy’s Fashion Style, Jeans & a Teacup, Claire Justine, Rachel the Hat, A Poketful of Polka Dots, Forage Fashion, Fashion Should be Fun, Sincerely Paula, Shelbee On the Edge, Birdie Shoots

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    1. Thanks! If you ever get the chance to travel to another country, I’m a big fan! You should definitely do it at least once!

  1. Moving and living in another country was the most terrifying BUT the most exciting thing I’ve done. Truth: it was hard at first but then I made friends etc etc and things got better 🙂 Cheers to your new Spain adventures! (PS: Love the dress!)

  2. Loved your dress and the way you’ve styled your entire outfit! I’m sure you would have fun exploring the new country! Enjoy fullest!

  3. The neckline is beautiful! Green is normally the color that I rarely wear, but this mint green dress is just so lovely. Good luck for your new chapter of life in Spain.

  4. Ah, this makes me want to run off to Spain with you. I love the mood of your post. It’s all about you, yet engaging and interesting.

  5. Hey Nina aka blog theme twin! Great post and I love the color of your dress. By the way if you ever want to collab on something definitely hit me up. Thanks again for stopping by to check out my post!

  6. I have never heard of Poshmark but just checked out their site and it looks awesome! I have a lot of clothes I need to get rid of/love finding great deals so thanks for letting us know about that resource. Safe and happy travels to Spain! I am sure you will have so much fun. I think everyone has something they want to work on or improve. I wish you luck on your adventures and your journey to improving the things you want to work on!

  7. What an exciting time in your life! Change is good, it awakens the senses and helps us grow. I love the neckline of that dress. I seldom see that color anymore either, it’s very complimentary on you and love your pairing with those booties 🙂 Safe, Fun, Prosperous Travels!!

    1. Aww thanks for the compliments! I’m always buying dresses. Now it’s just figuring out which ones I’m taking and which ones have to stay. Should be an interesting process …

  8. Nina, this dress is so perfectly you! I love the black booties, too. I wish you so much luck on your new adventure! I am certain you will thrive. It is good to be hard on yourself and gentle with yourself at the same time. Finding that happy balance is key and you will be fine!

    Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge of the Week. I hope to see you again this week. Have a fabulous day!


  9. This is really awesome, have a safe trip.

    My friend always told me how you could move overseas and teach English and make a good living.

    Have fun

    1. Yeah there are all sorts of countries you can move to and teach. I’ve heard that South Korea is a lot of fun and that they pay well. For me, Spain was appealing because I wanted to also practice my Spanish. So I’m only looking at apartments with Spaniard roommates. Thanks for the well wishes!

  10. How awesome! You’ll have a blast! Doing new and out of the box things feeds my soul and they give me renewed life. Traveling especially.

    P.s. That colour green looks absolutely stunning on you.

    1. Yes I too love getting out of my comfort zone and trying new things! Living life in a foreign country and mostly speaking my second language will be just that … out of the box and amazing! And thanks for the lovely compliment! You are too sweet!

    1. Thanks! Those shoes were worn quite a lot this winter and are for sure on the packing list for Spain!

  11. Wow, I love that dress! Simple and perfect :-). Good luck on your new adventure. My sister was just in Spain and she loved it, made me want to go lol.

    1. Thanks! And yes, I am a mixture of scared and excited for Spain … but mostly just excited!

  12. Love the cage detail on your dress and good luck in Spain, honey! You’ll have an amazing time! I enjoy turning over new leaves, but only, sometimes! Depending on what it’s regarding! LOL

  13. I love your mint green dress. Color looks so cool. I love Modcloth too. Moving to another country sounds exciting and hard at the same time. Hope everything goes well with you. Good Luck!

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