Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Little Blouse on the Prairie

monarchia stretch and pine mini gold glitter clutch + arm party butterfly bellhop fuzz bud kick back in leather brookings!
H&M monarch butterfly cropped top (4) // H&M grey chiffon pleated midi skirt (4) //
H&M chiffon bow black flats (US 5/Euro 6) // H&M gold snakelike segmented necklace ($6) //
H&M faux leather biker jacket (4) //
c/o Poshlocket gold and silver Celeste roped bracelet, H&M multicolour friendship bracelets //
H&M small faux leather crossbody bag // H&M gold glitter mini envelope purse //
Lipstick: Covergirl LipPerfection in Rapture

Photography: JJ

BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY. A spring-minded school outfit for warmer February days (2/22). Inadvertently almost all H&M ... my my they've been making bank off of me. The monarch top is so boho and carefree, matched with a flowing off-grey (tinge of purple) chiffon midi skirt with pleats, oh pleats. If only every day of the year were like this :)

I was planning on crossing off things on my mall to-do list on Friday, but the weather took a turn for the worse. Cold, windy, dreary. Despite the Debbie Downer weather, I still went berserk at the mall over florals and leather, met up with more friends, and had a blast of a 22nd birthday with my best college buds. They surprised me with Moscato, cheesecake, champagne, and watching Paranormal Activity 3 together, and best of all, themselves! The weather gods stopped being poo and today was sunny gorgeous, high of 75 but with super strong whisk-me-to-Oz winds.

During a cellular biology seminar on Friday, I was inspired by a Ben Franklin quote one of the presenters said: "Energy and persistence conquer all." My persistence fuels my strength but the energy is a bit lacking. Recently, there are a lot of honestly fun and happy moments and there's also periods of grief and really missing my Mom. Talking with people helps, and especially being able to connect with others going through similar hardship. Thanks to every one of you who have offered hugs and words of support ♥. A giant bowl of basil pesto chicken soup also helps warm up the spirit. Mmmm foodie.

view from the top glee wearing a flowing fan tuck => butterfly en transit flap your wings ivy league this happy to be at school? dubstep
shoulder shrug hair tuck hey, vignette. villanelle, swell. golden snakeskin upon my throne
Readers - what would you wear when it warms up?
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Alice Gu March 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM   said...

haha you DO have a monopoly over H&M. hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend, even if some of it was spent in the library :P the last picture is my favorite one!

KRISTY March 7, 2012 at 12:39 PM   said...

This is such a winning outfit! I love the flowiness and how happy & serene you look in every picture :) Loving your arm party, too, especially the double face watch! :)

Tamina March 7, 2012 at 1:54 PM   said...

what a cute outfit :-) I love your midi skirt

Unknown March 7, 2012 at 2:28 PM   said...

what a beautiful top and skirt, yay <3
so spring <3

Suzie Q March 7, 2012 at 10:19 PM   said...

I love the pleated skirt! =)

Suzie Q
Style Cue by Suzie Q

Nikki March 7, 2012 at 10:38 PM   said...

Loving the print of the shirt over the texture of the the skirt. Also, I am in love with your accessories :D

lisacng March 8, 2012 at 12:08 PM   said...

I love the butterfly print. It's big but not overwhelming. Complements you very well! And the biker jacket is a great touch to keep the look from being too feminine. Love how you aren't afraid to take a risk!

Unknown March 8, 2012 at 2:02 PM   said...

You look gorgeous!! I love pleated skirts and yours is gorgeous! Love how you paired it with that leather jacket and that cute tee:)

Kisses, Lucy!

xxyy March 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM   said...

love everything about this outfit. The skirt is gorgeous! xx

Marianna March 9, 2012 at 7:15 AM   said...

Hey, not sure how i came across your blog but i did a few days ago, and after checking out your posts i decided to follow you.
you have a unique voice, i like the fact that you combine fashion with personal information and a little insight to your everyday life always with a touch of humor.
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back to your post, i love how realistic this butterfly top looks, i almost imagine a butterfly flying across it.
and the skirt weirdly matches it perfectly.
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Oreleona March 15, 2012 at 4:38 PM   said...

omgggg u look amazing!! I love that skirt!!

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