Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Black Flowers & Vibrant Butterflies

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Hello! As spring progresses, I find myself continually reaching for this butterfly print skirt. The great thing about it is that there are so many different ways to style it. Today, I styled it with a quirky tee shirt. This tee shirt is another one of my tried-and-true favorites. It is emblazoned with the French phrase "Bonjour. Je M'Appelle ___________" in soft blue writing. This tee really played up the vibrant colors present in my skirt.

My look today also incorporated my latest DIY flower crown- a bold chain of black flowers. What I like so much about this crown is the contrast it creates. Flowers typically represent joy and vitality while black represents death and darkness. I found that it was particularly interesting to combine the two opposing forces to create an intriguing accessory. And of course, I like the versatility of this crown because black goes with virtually every piece in my wardrobe.

To balance out the black of my flower crown, I slipped into my black, faux leather jacket, black heart sunglasses and black combat boots. These black combat boots have been worn time and time again in the eight or so months that I have owned them. Unfortunately, they are becoming more and more ragged with each wear. Scuff marks? Check. Rips? Check. Holes? Almost. However, I'm going to continue to wear them throughout the rest of the spring and the summer. Hopefully, I will be able to afford to buy a real pair of Doc Martens in late July or August before I head off to Philadelphia. I have a feeling that they would be a great investment in my wardrobe. The real question would be what color to get.

Butterfly skirt: DIY from an H&M dress
"Bonjour" tee shirt: Forever 21
Black combat boots: Target
Black faux leather jacket: Marshall's (similar)
Black flower crown: DIY
Black heart sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage


  1. this outfit is perfect to me!! love how you edges up that cute skirt with the boots & leather jacket! gorgeous flower crown as well :)


  2. Loving this look so much!
    Jealous of your crown and skirt(:

    Good luck on the Doc Martens for this fall!

    If you'd like, you can check out my newest outfit post.
    I was finally able to go outside for the pictures!!

    -XO Abbigayle Rashae

  3. Flower crowns are trending so much in my bloglovin newsfeed! ;) Great look.
    xoxo Aimee

  4. Love the floral print, very boho chic!

    - J