Mint Standard

Kelley Wendelborn, y’all. Probably one of the most rockstar mompreneurs I’ve ever known.
Now she’s gone and blown me away again by launching her Mint Standard Clothing line. “Mint for work. Mint for play.” – I mean come on?! How adorable and clever is that line, alone?!?! So catchy. Well if you haven’t heard about Mint Standard yet, glad you’re here. This is only the very beginning of an amazing line with all the potential and quality to turn into something absolutely HUGE. I foresee Shark Tank, stores, branching out to different states, literally. Maybe she doesn’t, but I totally do.

These dresses and shorties are top notch. And the best part about all of this? She worked her behind off to get it right. Full time working mom with 2 small girls, she did this on the side- and STILL managed to use her full ass in all areas of her life. She spent nights on her kitchen floor measuring out her favorite shirts and dresses. She used a light sand paper and rubbed hundreds of fabric samples to pick the one that was least likely to pill. The material she ultimately chose? Yeah about that… She was turned down by several manufacturers because “dresses aren’t made from this material. Only sportswear.” πŸ™„ (who’s laughing now!) Once getting what she truly set out for, she wore her sample for one full day every week from February to June to make sure it washed well and the quality was up to par.

When talking about her reasoning behind starting this journey, Kelley says: “Work expected me to not look homeless. The girls expected me to carry 34,738 acorns in my pockets. I, personally, wanted to live in pajamas. The struggle was real.” Gosh if that isn’t the truth πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Kelley wants a line that can be worn for everything. Never miss out on a moment because we’re dressed inappropriately. She finished by saying: “As women, we are expected to do so much and be so much, and it’s time we have clothes that can do life with us.” SO GOOD! #goals!

Daughters Emma (18m) & Olivia (3)

Now let’s show off the clothes….  

The Cinch in Navy/White Stripe

 

The Original in Black

I have one of each dress. They are both *SO* comfortable and flattering. The shorties are perfect- my flab isn’t lava-lamping around down there. You can rest easy knowing everything will stay put. πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

She shared her treasures with Colleen & Eugene…

Watch the full video here πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Mint Standard on Charlotte Today

Adorable ladies showing off their MSC looks

Sizing is simple, but I know we all get squirrelly about our crazy figures and what will look best. I chose a medium in both dresses because I have thicker arms. They are so annoying, but that’s for another post… here is the size chart if you need help:

Dresses
Shorties
 

So, buy away… seriously. Buy one in every color in each style and stock up on the shorties, and cheers to a happier life doing it with Mint Standard.  
Oh, and before I forget…

You are seeing this correctly… winner gets to pick out the dress of their choice. Holla! To enter to win, comment on this post and tell us your favorite alcoholic beverage (this one’s for Kelley) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ If you’re a sober Sally like me, what’s your favorite beverage? He he he. I will be announcing the winner on *SuNdAy FuNdAy* and you will contact Kells for your dress! So fun! Have fun my Lucky Loves!

Until next time…. πŸ’šAnna


96 thoughts on “Mint Standard

  1. My favorite drink is a Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha. I like it anytime, anywhere! πŸ™‚ I’m not a big dirinker but when I do drink, I like the occasional glass of wine.

    I’m so excited to try one!!

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  2. Pockets…. YESSSSS!

    Favorite beverage this summer has been New Belgium’s Juicy Watermelon! And I’m not even a beer drinker.

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  3. My favorite drink is a Dark and Stormy. My fil introduced me to them. There is just something about the spiced ginger beer that makes me happy. That, and the rum. 😁

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  4. Kelly, the dresses are awesome! And Anna, you had me πŸ€£πŸ˜‚ at “lava-lamping.”

    My go-to fave is a good Pinot Noir or maybe a sangria when I’m feeling πŸ’ƒπŸΏπŸ’ƒπŸΏ. Or prosecco pops or a margarita when tequila is in order. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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  5. Oh there are so many I feel like are my favorite right now: red wine, mojito, gin and tonic…they are all a favorite because I can’t drink them being pregnant!! But I can’t wait to have them again soon!

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  6. I’m not a big drinker but if I do have a drink it usually a glass of Pinot Grigio. My favorite beverage of choice is a half cut tea (half sweet/half unsweet). A $1 for a large at McDonald’s is the best!

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  7. Oh gosh.. I love to drink, so this is hard.. I have a fond love for Moscow Mules b/c that’s straight where baby #3 came from.
    But, for almost 12 years, I have been making my “Amberitas” from:
    1 can frozen limeade
    1 liter sprite zero 😏
    1 beer- I have played around with this- 12 years ago it was bud light, but now I do local IPAs.
    12+oz of tequila (fill the empty limeade can and then top it off)

    Stir all in a pitcher (gently) and pour over ice! I serve this immediately to ladies who don’t know me very well, so by the 2nd drink, they love me and all I have to is smile.

    So excited about Mint Clothing! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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  8. I am a wine girl! I love a good glass or dry red wine! A recent fav has been red wine mixed with berry sparkling water, fresh berries and ice!!! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜

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  9. So…my heart’s drink of choice is just bourbon. I don’t wake up super thrilled to parent two small and feral boys the morning after I drink my heart’s drink. So mostly just red wine.

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  10. Zinfandel is my go-to. Red, not white. But I love a Chardonnay or grapefruit vodka w/seltzer when it’s crazy hot outside 🍷🍹

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  11. Favorite drink(s) are a Zarza, Moscow Mule with grapefruit vodka, and Peach Fuzz Buzz-a drink my family has been making at the beach for years!!! Perfect summer sippin drinks🍹😍 I’m thirsty just writing this🀣🀣

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  12. Love these and so excited to try her line! I’m thinking its way better than LLR and super excited she’s an awesome local mama! Cheers to Kelley and thanks Anna for your awesome new blog!

    Drink of Choice: Pino Grigio 😍

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  13. my favorite drink of choice is really depending on the mood. I love a good old strawberry daiquiri because it gets me in the mood to be on a beach. However if it’s been rough and I need to get straight to the point I won’t turn down a tequila or fireball shot or two. If I’ll
    Be tailgating and hanging for awhile a good old fashion bud light (with a cool kid koozie) will do the trick or if I am girls nighting I would love a glass of the house red (even though it lately has been stuffing me up)

    Love the dresses

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  14. A classic mojito will always have my vote especially on a hot summer’a day! And I love my Mint dress. Wore it all day at the PGA Championship today and it was PERFECT! I wore the shorties too. The fabric is A+++++

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  15. My favorite drink is one recommended by you lovely M2M ladies- white claw! Grapefruit is my favorite BUT while in WNY last weekend I discovered they make raspberry too & it was superb! I’ve been eyeing up these Mint dresses too & know I can’t go wrong supporting a fellow M2M momma but I just can’t decide which one?!

    PS. Anna I love the blog! 😍

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  16. Wow! Way to go , Kelley! ! Thanks for making us all look bad with your super-mom-business-woman-ness, while also making us look good with your cute clothes! I wish I had a go to drink besides warm, flat, Diet Dr Pepper that sometimes gets finished within 8 hours of opening….but I did recently enjoy a few too many tequila sunrises from Mellow Mushroom last weekend on our first weekend away from the kids in 9 months. They tasted like freedom, adult conversation and sleeping until 7:30…highly recommend!

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  17. I ordered one of these. πŸ‘— Now I NEED them all. So perfect! Great gift for girlfriends too! My drink is about to be poured- Cab. 🍷 Because, 2 kids + summer rain + viruses + work week that wouldn’t quit.

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  18. I love these, they are so cute! Do they work on shorties… I’m 5’3 “? My favorite drink is a basic betch…. Vodka, soda, lime. Love the blog!

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  19. I’m a sweet tea girl, through and through. I’m also sober as a skunk. I also enjoy a Shirley Temple when I’m out and about and trying to look fancy!

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    1. And you know. I’d look even fancier in one of these dresses. I went to order one this morning but could decide on a style. Or fabric. So I quit.

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  20. Just ordered the shorts! Mama needs some under dress help πŸ˜‰ I love some sweet tea vodka and chick fil a lemonade (and add a little lemon or lime alcohol la croix for bubbly fun!)

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  21. Just got my first cinch in the mail, and I don’t even know where to start with the awesomeness…the better-than-lulu fabric? The pockets of my dreams? The perfect fit that somehow flatters my mom bod? THIS DRESS IS EVERYTHING. I haven’t even worn it yet and I already know that I NEED another. πŸ™πŸΌ Favorite drink…prosecco when it’s hot, cab when it’s cold. ❀️

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  22. These are adorable. Definitely will need to get my hands on one. Favorite drink for summer is any flavored vodka with soda and a lime!

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  23. Love these dresses!!! My drink of choice lately is usually always cider, but with some fire bolt whiskey.. that cinnamon flavor adds so much and it’s like a Harry Potter mixology dream come true. lol

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  24. Of course I stumble across this post sitting in bed, hungover after the John Mayer concert last night in Atlanta….πŸ·πŸ™…πŸΌπŸ‘΅πŸΌ

    Anyway, my DOC (drink of choice) is an amaretto sour for sure. The best!

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  25. Love what you did with making a
    Dress from workout material!! Can’t wait to try one!
    Ok – fav beverage… if going alcohol free it’s hands down an Arnold Palmer. Tea and lemonade, what’s better?
    If I’m needing a stiff drink it’s raspberry vodka, water, and fresh lime juice on ice. So refreshing and no sugar so no hangover (as long as you don’t over do it ;).

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  26. I pulled my black cinch out of the bottom of my suitcase from my work trip last week and threw it on for Back To School night- WRINKLE FREE with a phone in one pocket and keys in the other! Y’all need to get on this train!

    Favorite 🍹is a calorie bomb frozen strawberry marg (with chips and salsa on the side πŸ’) …but the most frequent (HA!) is some black box Pinot Noir πŸ˜‚

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  27. Love the dresses! They are a genius idea! Can’t wait to buy one (or win one)! πŸ™‚ My go to drink on the weekends is Corona! I just tried white claw for the first time this summer and I do like it too!

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  28. You know how un-classy I am? My current fav beverage for home consumption is wine in a can. IN A CAN. barefoot spritzers (think they’re called “refreshers”). I think this explains my need for MORE STRETCHY WORK CLOTHES like my black cinch dress πŸ˜‰

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  29. Soooo cute! Loving the black one!

    Favorite alcoholic drink would be…practically anything with alcohol 😜…as long as it’s not sweet!

    And nonalcoholic…my latest obsession is La Croix Coconut! Taste like a cream soda without all the sugar!

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  30. Love this! I haven’t worn pants with a zipper in about 6 months, so this line totally appeals to me πŸ˜‚

    Gotta go with a margarita rocks, salt on the rim πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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  31. Synergy Strawberry Serenity

    Love the whole concept of Kelley’s dresses…genius!
    Kelley, will you ever make tunic style tops? And maybe leggings (Capri & long) with pockets???

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  32. This is awesome…my goal is to get one of every style and color! Fav drink – do I have to pick one? red wine, Corona, and recently infatuated with peach bellinis!

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  33. My favorite beverage is a “man-mosa” when you mix the High Life (Champagne of Beers) with orange juice! Love these dresses!

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  34. I currently drink white claw on week nights after a rough workday/ kid day 😬 Then on weekends when with kids all day I tend to do vodka and juice (whatever we have) topped off with lacroix.

    On the Kelley thought I recently read a blog (sorry don’t remember which one) where a mom froze a juice pouch, cut the top and added vodka and a straw….seems right up Kelley’s alley πŸ˜‚

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  35. Love my Mint Standard dress! It’s the most comfy throw on, easy-peasy outfit I own! I’m not even kidding, so that’s why I want to win another!

    Kelley, my fav beverage is the classic margarita. In the summer, there’s always a big glass jar of marg in my fridgeβ€”ready to get poured over ice.

    I use a 3:2:1 ratio of tequila:fresh squeezed lime juice:simple syrup. Add a dash of salt to the mix and then you never have to even worry about rimming a glass!

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  36. My all time fav is my husband’s grandmother’s famous peach daiquiris!! She only makes them when Free Stone peaches hit the farmers market. They flow at the beach and are just DEELISH!!! πŸΉπŸ‘

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