Flowers, No Butterfly

Here’s my outfit for this week’s SIA, inspired by an anonymous watercolor sketch of flowers and a butterfly. This one is a bit of a loose interpretation. I noticed how the flowers in the sketch almost look 3D, so I mimicked those with my embroidered cardigan. My dress is to mimic the background of the sketch, and if I had a butterfly brooch, it would’ve been perfect here, but hard to believe as it may be, my large collection of brooches doesn’t include a single butterfly one! I have a lot of bug brooches – ladybirds and bees and beetles, but no butterfly. I’ve just never found a butterfly brooch that sparks my fancy, I guess. Anyway, I made up for it with my shoes – the color and the “wings” on the sides can be a reflection of the butterfly. So, not an exact match, but I’m happy with it.

Don’t forget to check out Daenel’s blog on Wednesday to see other outfits inspired by this lovely sketch!

5 Comments on “Flowers, No Butterfly”

  1. shelbeeontheedge1 says:

    Salazar, this is such a pretty look and it really does capture the essence and the colors of the painting. Your cardigan is darling and I really like the overall whimsy of this look on you. I did have a butterfly brooch which I was very excited to include in my outfit!


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  3. Oh, that darling green dress. So cute on you. I know you mentioned you thought this was a loose interpretation of the art but I think the airiness of that dress mimics the feeling of the painting perfectly. Love the movement in the skirt. And that cardi has a fun, vintage vibe.

  4. I love your interpretation, Salazar! And the photo of you twirling the skirt is so cool!!
    Suzy xx

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