How flutter sleeves and butterflies connect

Flutter Sleeves

Flutter Sleeves

Flutter sleeves have been quite popular this season. Truthfully statement sleeves in general.  So when I found this gorgeous white top at White House Black Market that highlighted flutter sleeves,  showed off my shoulders  and it was on sale I had to have it. Am I the only one who gets happy when they score a great outfit at a great price? Tell me I’m not! Ha!

Flutter Sleeves

What I wore:

Flutter sleeves top: exact here, similar here

Yellow pants: similar here, here

Ryan Pants

Needless to say I  paired my flutter sleeves top with this absolutely gorgeous yellow print Ryan pants from Banana Republic. If you’ve been following me you’d know that I have a thing for Banana Republic Sloan pants.  Well the Ryan’s are the same fit just longer.  I’m a size 6 usually so when I saw them and they were a four I was heartbroken. I decided that I’d at least try them. Welllllllllllllllllllll they fit! High five your neighbor and say they fit! ( I just got ‘churchy’ LOL!)

Butterflies

Since we’re talking about being ‘churchy’, when I looked at my picture with my flutter sleeves all I could think of was a butterfly. I was actually singing in the picture with my head reared back and not really posing at all. It captured perfectly how happy I was at that exact moment. It reminded though that we need to seize every moment  and be happy in whatever state we’re in because “just when the caterpillar thought life was over it became a butterfly.”  God creates a beautiful butterfly from a caterpillar and a hard cocoon. Precious diamonds too emerge out of very high temperatures and pressure.   We should never  let the darkness and pressures of our now clip your wings or stifle our joy. Today and everyday remember the caterpillar!!!

Flutter Sleeves

Flutter Sleeves

Flutter Sleeves

Spotted: Stripes.

2-11-5 The world is such a cruel place full of teases! One minute the sun is out. The next minute, it’s hiding. One minute I’m laying out by the pool. The next minute, I’m huddled up by the fire. It’s like one foot is in Summer, and the other foot is STILL in Winter. Can we not get it together!? Instead of dwelling on the world’s confusion, I figure I would take the little bit of sun rays we have received and enjoy them.

This long sleeve off the shoulder striped blouse is great for a day like this.(similar styles linked below) The sleeves also have a great flow-y vibe. It says, “I’m showing a little skin to bask in the sun, while remaining covered just in case it does not last long.” I paired it with a chunky staple necklace that dresses it up a bit more, for those days that turn into a night out on the town.

Because there’s a lot going on up top, I decided to keep the bottom a little simple. A nice faded pair of jeans with slight rips in the knees and my all time favorite chunky, yet sleek, Steve Madden heels complete this chic look perfectly.

The great thing about this look is that you can dress it up or dress it down to fit your personal style <3

similar blouses: option 1 / option 2 / option 3 / option 4 / option 5

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