I think it’s no secret that I love butterfly prints. This blog has seen its fair share of butterfly-embellished pieces, some more successful than others. Butterfly prints are tough; they can too easily veer into whimsy, which is not the look I’m currently pursuing. Worse, they can sometimes be rather, well, garish. From the first glimpse, I could tell that this Equipment blouse avoided both pitfalls. The only fly in the ointment (pun intended) was the price. I was determined to stalk this blouse on eBay until I could find a good deal. My opportunity came with an auction that was set to end of Christmas Day. I was the only bidder, and I figured that I had a decent chance at not being sniped at the last minute. And so it was. I think I ended up paying about $40 with shipping, which is a steal on a silk shirt this pretty. Thanks, Santa!
The cargo jeggings are also new, courtesy of the Calgary Goodwill. I didn’t know (a) that cargo jeggings were a thing, or (b) that Joie makes denim. These are very soft and stretchy, which are my main criteria for casual pants. The colour is an interesting mix of blush and light brown — a sort of faded, muddy rose. You know my newfound love of muted colours; I simply had to add this pair to my growing rainbow of skinny jeans. It complemented the muted blue of the shirt perfectly — a match made in low contrast heaven.