6/20/12

but you don't like butterflies


top: banana republic outlet // belt + skirt: thrifted // shoes: macys

That's what my mom said when I bought this skirt.

"But you don't like butterflies," she said hesitantly. What she meant is that I don't like butterfly prints. I kind of OD'ed on them in junior high-- butterfly clips, glitter, sparkly tees with dragonflies... I'm sure some of you get what I'm talking about. 

However-- although this skirt is covered with butterflies-- the print is small and when I first grabbed it off the rack, I thought they were flowers. Cute little flowers. And the skirt is definitely not glittery.

Flowers or butterflies, I decided it didn't matter because for $3.99 the skirt was perfect. I honestly cannot get enough of mid-length pleated skirts-- especially when paired with heels. (perhaps I'm destined to be a librarian. A butterfly-loving librarian.) 

xo, erika

linking up with the pleated poppy + momma go round!


31 comments

  1. I'll have the cute puppy sitting next to you ;D
    You look adorable girl, love that outfit !

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  2. I feel the same way about butterflies, however that skirt is so pretty! I would totally wear it too!

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  3. This skirt is so cute. And I love it even more because it IS butterflies. I agree. PLeated midis are so wonderful. :)

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  4. haha! I was a butterfly girl in middle school too! I love this print though! The tiny print makes it seem less...butter-fly-y...ya know? :)
    I love the way you wore it and if you are destined to become a librarian that you will have the best wardrobe of any librarian ever!! :)

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  5. what an adorable outfit!!! and such a great thrift store find!

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  6. that's a cute outfit! and what is that i see? the sun? is it out? ahhh!!! we're so lucky!! {i'm a seattle girl too}

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  7. I think it's gorgeous! I don't like butterfly prints either, but that is a gorgeous skirt.

    By the way, I found you via Rags and Stitches and I'm a new follower! :>

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  8. Oh I love that skirt! And I love butterflies so there ya go.

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  9. Oh I went crazy with butterflies and dragonflies in junior high as well...I remember those dragonfly clips! But I would've bought this skirt anyway - it's so flirty and feminine!

    xo,
    Anh

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  10. This post and this outfit are adorable!!!

    =) It made me smile.

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  11. hahah, I love your mom's reaction :) Isn't it funny when we find something we love but it has something on it we don't like ;) I've totally had that experience too! love to outfit, girl!

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  12. too cute!!! glad i found you!

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  13. Gosh, I'm having o much trouble deciding who's cuter! You or the dog. I'm leaning towards you! I love the skirt and I honestly thought they were flowers too!

    <3Hima

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  14. Nice skirt! What a great deal!

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  15. That skirt is a lovely find! I'm still crazy about butterflies, although after using them as the theme for my wedding decor, I've definitely backed off them a little. You pull off that skirt length really well! Beautiful photos!

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  16. Ok dying over that photo of you and pup sitting under the tree!!! You're so cute! :] xo JA

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  17. It's adorable! I'd wear a skirt with a wasp print if it were that price ;)

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  18. Just found you on pleated poppy. I can't tell you how jealous I am that you found THAT skirt for THAT price!! I'm obsessed with butterfy print right now and your skirt is just...perfection. Loving your blog!!

    Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  19. I OD'd on butterflies too! I had some (now) embarrassing hair clips and binders and T shirts.

    But that skirt is gorgeous! And that last picture is almost Alice-in-Wonderland-esque. So pretty!

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  20. I love that skirt!! It's amazing! It kind of reminds me of a skirt my mom made me as a kid.

    Stopping by from Rags to Stitches.
    Happy Wednesday!

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  21. I had the same OD! I blame my mom...she bought my clothes in Junior High and I think it was a spill over from her obsession. She still wears them...along with her floral denim shorts that last summer I hated! Now UO, J brand, and Free People all have em and I'm trying to figure out how to smuggle them out of her closet without getting caught.

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  22. that's the perfect skirt - i've been searching for those types!

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  23. we are od-ed-on-butterflies-in-junior-high twinsies! but you're so right...this skirt is the perfect find! love it on you!

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  24. These pictures are so beautiful! That tree provides such a great backdrop : )
    And I also typically do not enjoy butterfly themed things, but I really like this skirt. Good job! ; )

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  25. You must have a huge wardrobe!

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  26. Nice skirt and I love the moss on that tree!

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  27. Cute skirt!
    Stopping by from the Rags to Stitches giveaway. :)

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  28. Butterflies scare me. But I love midi skirts and you look lovely in yours!

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  29. I adore that skirt...so petty and feminine!

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  30. Nesby looks like he's contemplating one of life's deep mysteries...
    Where does kibble come from?
    And why do I only get it in the morning and night?

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