Monday, August 22, 2016

Styling A Butterfly Top

My love of butterflies is well documented on this blog. So, naturally, when I saw this filmy butterfly tunic, I fell in love immediately!

I first saw and admired this top at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant during my recent trip to West Virginia, but talked myself out of buying it.  When I saw it again, today, at a Cracker Barrel here at home, those butterflies just wouldn't let me talk myself out of it again. They kept calling to me...."Buy me, buy me, I'm 40% off..." So, I caved in and am happy with my choice.

The beautiful colors on this top make me happy as does the lightweight feel of the scarf-like material. The tiered sleeves and the longer side lengths add elegance to the look. This is a top that can be worn casually with jeans or leggings or dressed up with a dressy pair of slacks or skirt. 

And I like how my pink Paparazzi necklace and pink ring from Dakota Jeweler's accent the look.

This versatile tunic will take me through the hot days of August into the cooler temperatures of Fall.  I can picture adding a turtleneck underneath when the temps cool to keep these beauties right by my side. No migration allowed for these butterflies!!

I've actually bought several articles of clothing from Cracker Barrel over the years. You can view a couple of previous purchases that I have styled on the blog here, here and here. How about you? Have you shopped for clothes at Cracker Barrel before? Do you enjoy clothing with butterflies or other insects or animals on them? Hope you'll take a moment to share.

Until Next Time,

Shop A Similar Look:

Tunic Top: Indigo Soul  (Somewhat Similar)
Leggings: Rafaella Comfort Skinny Capris (Similar)
Shoes: Andrew Geller (Couldn't find a link. Bought mine at Shoe Carnival).
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Sharon said...

What a beautiful and versatile top! With your love of butterflies, it's perfect for you, and the colors are lovely.

Karen said...

Oh my! I love it! The flowy shape, light and airy, just amazing! I can see why you had to have it! Love how you styled it, and those are great shoes! You have a lovely home.

Amy Johnson said...

the butterfly print is so pretty!

Ruth said...

You look so happy with your purchase! It's fun buying things that we really really love!

Laura Yoder said...

I LOVE that top - so perfect for summer!


Jessica Jannenga said...

Hi Debbie
How fun! I love butterflies too and love the colorful and playfulness of this top1 It was meant to be :-)
Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
jess xx

Anonymous said...

Really pretty pattern. Don't have many clothing items with animals or insects on them. Well I don't know if a Mickey mouse shirt counts. Lol

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks to all of you lovely ladies for your sweet comments! Forgive the mass response this time, rather than individual responses. I've gotten behind with school starting this past week! I appreciate all of your comments so much!

Leslie Clingan said...

Goodness that butterfly drape or shawl or wrap is gorgeous. Love the delicate watery colors, the fluttery sleeves. I love butterflies, too. I think of my father now days when I see them. I see that you have book posts. A small group of us are posting about our August "reads" on September 2. Nothing fancy. This is the URL to my last post. If you would like to join us, we would be honored. Just let me know if you are interested so we can include your URL in our link-up. Have a great week.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Hi Leslie: Just sent you an email, but in case it doesn't come through, I am definitely interested in joining your small group for the book link-up. I will work on a post about my August "reads." Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You look sooo pretty in this striking butterfly top! I think it my favorite outfit you've ever posted! --Ginger

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks for your sweet comment, Ginger!

Anonymous said...

This is a fun top, especially since you like butterflies. I don't have any animal tops, but bought a sweater with watermelon slices on it this summer ... very cute. I would like to see you wear this with a white top underneath, so as not to distract from the pretty blouse. I think it would look great on you.
Best wishes, Lindy

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Lindy, for the great tip about a white top underneath. I hadn't really noticed that I had a black top on underneath and you are right, it probably detracts from the overall look. I love the butterfly top and look forward to wearing it more.