Butterflies & Stripes

Outfit Details:
Blazer & Bag - H&M
Blouse - Zara
Shorts & Shoes - UO

While I could talk for hours and hours about the disturbing series of events that occurred in Vancouver last night, I won't. I don't want to give anymore attention to the pathetic excuses for human beings involved in the destruction. I do however want to say thank you to all of the police and citizens who put themselves in danger last night trying to stop the madness, as well as the amazing volunteers who have spent today trying to clean our city up.

Now onto far less serious fashion related chatter. I've been loving all of the mixing of prints that have been going on in the fashion world but I feel like my closet is such a bizarre mix of prints so I haven't felt inspired to pair any of them together. When I reviewed the random pieces of my wardrobe that I have at Mike's place, this butterfly blouse and stripped blazer stood out to me. Paired with shorts it turned out to be a really fun outfit to wear on a sunny day when I really needed a mood booster.

The delicious cookie that the lovely people at Earl's Yaletown gave me after my lunch today also helped lift my spirits. While a chocolate chip cookie can't make up for the serious events that have taken place, it sure did take my mind off of it for a few minutes!


  1. yes... what happened last night was absolutely horrific. im glad there are still sane citizens/police/volunteers in our city who will help fix the mess.


  2. The Vancouver riots are madness :( It's really too bad that some people are like that...
    But I love your pairing of butterflies and stripes. Looking great!


  3. I love your outfits Melissa, especially this one! You are always styled to perfection and you are so pretty! :)

  4. Hi! New commenter here! I love this mix of patterns, I've always been apprehensive about it myself but I love it on other people. Like you, I think my problem is that I don't have the right patterns in my closet to do it. Hmmm... another item just added to my "Clothes I Must Have" list. :)


  5. I dunno...I'm inclined to believe a chocolate chip cookie can solve a multitude of problems. ;)

    I think this might be one of my favorite examples of pattern mixing! You look fantastic. I really adore those shoes, too!

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  6. i love the blouse! it goes great with the jacket!

  7. LOVE how you mixed the two patterns here - perfection! that striped blazer is super cute!

    caroline - pictures & words

  8. total in love with the mixture of prints you have going on.just stumbled upon your blog and def following you, check me out modepourmoi.blogspot.com


  9. Aw yay, we are blazer twins!! I love it on you!! And I love it paired with the bird print top! So cute!! You've inspired me to see what else this blazer will go with! (I've tried florals, but chicken out... I feel so 'loud' but this combo works so perfectly!) I am loving your shoes, too! Super cute! Hope Van-city gets back to normal after all the chaos, and hope you have a lovely weekend, m'dear!

  10. ...and by bird print I mean butterfly. ;)

  11. Yup its really suit on u, as even anybody else....here u comes up with new trend butterflies & Strips that what really girls want, i'm utterly allured by this concept.
    lovin ur Shoes , Jacket n Bag look great !!

  12. Cookies cure all. I believe that wholeheartedly. Which is why I'm chomping down on one right now in order to help dull the pain of not owning that blouse. Or living near Zara so I can get one for myself. Booohoohoo, more cookies please!

  13. Cute blazer!


  14. Fashion-related chatter is much more fun than talking about what happened on Wednesday night. I'm still a bit shy about mixing prints myself, but I think butterflys and stripes is a great place to start :)

  15. Love how you mixed patterns with this outfit! And that H&M bag is cuuute. Recently bought?

    Xo Chelle

  16. I'm not sure what happened in Vancouver, but I'm happy you're okay. Super cute blazer + top combo!

  17. Ugh...people are so ridiculous. I'm so sorry that happened in such a fabulous city! So lame. I love this mixing of prints! Just adorable!


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