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Lookbook: Skirting Around Butterflies

12/14/2011

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Yeah, that's right. This is a "one with nature" outfit post. I feel like I've been taking more lookbook photos lately. The hubs and I recently took a trip to Santa Cruz for the first time. We heard there was a park on the beach where butterflies liked to converge in the winter. We did manage to take a bunch of photos of both the butterflies and my new skirt and top.

I bought this Free People top back in November (because there's a Free People store minutes from my house, people. An actual brick and mortar store). The Mark + James Badgley Mischka skirt I bought online for a great deal. It was once going for $290 but I got it for $35! Total score.

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Close up of the floral pattern on the Free People crop top and the ribbon belt and glitter embellishments on the skirt. I'm also wearing my favorite piece of Towne & Reese jewelry.

Look at that butterfly cluster!

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In Santa Cruz we also strolled around the boardwalk, thought about going on the many rides (but didn't) and were fortunate enough to catch dozens of seals wading in the water and sleeping under the wharf.

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♥ H&M Wayfarers
♥ Towne & Reese necklace
♥ Free People top
♥ Badgley Mischka skirt
♥ F21 leggings
♥ Steve Madden booties

What do you think of my look?

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43 musings

  1. Love that skirt, it's gorgeous!! Butterflies are one of my favourites :)) x

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  2. what a beautiful and unique skirt!

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  3. Very cute skirt! Love the asymmetric design!

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  4. I LOOOOOVE this outfit Cheryl! It really makes me long for spring! That top is so pretty and I love the T&R necklace as the finishing touch!

    http://www.glamlatte.com

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  5. Love - what a unique and fun piece!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  6. Gorgeous look, darling!
    Love that skirt!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  7. how lovely .. looking fabulous sweets! btw, actually got a jewelry post coming up soon, with some similar necklace pieces like your! x

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  8. U look amazing hun,u know I love ur style and how u put things together xxx

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  9. Oh my gosh, you look so beautiful! That skirt is brilliant, and your photos are lovely! xo

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  10. I just adore Free People! This top is beyond adorable. What a deal on that skirt! I'm impressed. :)

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  11. I looooove Free people. You're so lucky to live by an actual store. Sigh. That skirt is fabulous.

    Not gonna lie, I'm kind of scared of butterflies. You wouldn't catch me at that park! Haha!

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  12. I am back where you said there is an actual brick and mortar FP... kow cool is that??? And as always you look great!

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  13. You look great I am loving the top and skirt.

    The butterfly cluster is beautiful.

    www.iwouldsorockthis.blogspot.com

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  14. I really love the skirt, especially the detailing. Santa Cruz is so nice! -xo

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  15. Great post i love it!

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  16. cute skirt and shirt!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  17. What a beautiful photo of the butterfly! That skirt was a real bargain too :D

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  18. I am so happy you did a lookbook post! I always look forward to those :P
    That butterfly looks gorgeous. :P

    Oh i love the pattern of the skirt and the cropped top goes very well with it. A creative one I must say.

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  19. Love the lines on this skirt, so fabulous! Very cool about the butterflies!

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  20. You look amazing! Love your top and that awesome skirt!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com

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  21. Such a fun look, Cheryl! I absolutely LOVE your necklace! :)

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  22. Totally loving this look, especially the skirt. You look fab :)

    Sadie xx

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  23. Cheryl, that skirt and top are gorgeous girl! I love that necklace too. Very pretty pics. :)
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  24. This is one of my favorite photo shoots of yours! Gorgeous. And I can't get over the deal you got on the skirt. It's really a unique piece.

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  25. That is a cute skirt! I like how you paired it with that top =] Also love the jacket you wore in the last photo, it matches with your leggings so it works!

    Ahh look at that butterfly cluster! So pretty!

    ~TRA

    The Red Angel Blog

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  26. Love the skirt! I can't believe what a great deal you got on it; it's gorgeous!


    Eternally yours,
    Stephanie

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  27. I looove the tulip skirt AND the necklace.
    Great outfit.
    xo.
    http://fromhatstoheels.blogspot.com/

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  28. you look awesome! love that skirt so much!

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  29. I really love this outfit and this post, as butterflies symbolise a very important thing to me, my grandmother. And I found whenever I feel alone or down, I always see a butterfly and I feel comforted. Thank you for sharing xx

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  30. That skirt is blowing my mind. AMAZING!

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  31. What an interesting skirt. I have never seen a cut like that. Your hair looks amazing in these photos.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  32. wowww unique skirt, love ur flower tank top :)

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  33. You always look so amazing and adorable!! I love that skirt...what a deal!! I love butterflies, that is an amazing cluster of them! I hope you have a great weekend xoxo

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  34. That is such a gorgeous skirt; you look absolutely fabulous, Cheryl!

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  35. Such a nice post, I enjoyed it a lot! I like your sense of style! Wonderful photos!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

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  36. Cheryl dear u look so happy and pretty, what a wonderful skirt!!:) kisses
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)
    p.s. One more day 'till the end of TeenyB Bikini Couture giveaway on my blog!!

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  37. Great post, so inspirational!
    I’m definitely going to have to visit more often.

    I hope you can check mine and follow me

    www.moldiva.com

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  38. Gorgeous Skirt and fabulous jacket!

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