Wednesday, July 4, 2012

4th of July butterfly

Dress (worn like this), Blouse & Belt- Thrifted; Headband- Zellers; Sandals- Old Navy

I wore this dress back in May but never got around to posting it. I wanted to wear it again re-styled for summer as part of my animal print week but alas it's packed away in preparation for the big move.  Butterflies, polka dots, mini square prints (and a playful ginger kitty) join forces in this ensemble for a pattern mixing party!

" We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."  (author unknown)

I also wanted to give a big 4th of July shoutout to all my American readers! I may be Canadian (and proud of it!) but my best friend is American (representing New Jersey), I love vacationing in the States & my man and I plan to one day move to California so you could say I'm an Americanophile at heart!

Dress- Anthropologie; Belt, Clutch & Gloves- Thrifted; Shoes- Borrowed; Bracelet- Le Chateau; Earrings- Boutique in PEI; Flower- Blue Eyes Bridal

  I wore red, white & blue today as I was lucky enough to be invited to the US Ambassador's 4th of July garden party in Ottawa. It's not everyday I get to mingle with politicians and ambassadors so I felt quite prestigious, (if only for a few hours!)


  1. Ahh that's so exciting and fun that you were invited to the party! I was watching the news and they showed the party. The Ambassador was talking about the food and it made me hungry and jealous... :P

    Very cute outfit though! I love your take on the red, white & blue.

  2. Ooh, what an awesome party! I love that last picture! Your red, white and blue is lovely! I love your butterfly dress too. Thanks for the nice shout out to us here in the US!

  3. Emily darling, I love this absolutely gorgeous Anthro. dress. It looks so beautiful on your figure. You look really sweet, young and fab. What an honor to have been invited, you are always partying girl. Great for you. Young and vivacious. dawn suitcase vignettes xo love the kitty photo too.

  4. I love both dresses.
    And the red headband looks so fab.

  5. how exciting for you emily! looking glamorously all decked out, in your red white and blue, like a movie scene. :) your animal print outfit with the red headband & your cat is my heart. it's delicate & sweet. i loathe moving. it's such a pain. i'm sure you'll be super glad when you get settled.

  6. wow, this is SO cool! your outfit for the occasion was BEYOND glamorous. gosh, it's even like from a movie, hehe :P I'm sure you totally shined there.
    oh and how cute is the butterfly print skirt in the pattern mixing outfit!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  7. Haha, I love that you're an Americanophile at heart. =) You look lovely in your red, white and blue! Very glamorous!

  8. That looks like a wonderful event, and you, of course, look stunning!


  9. Love that butterfly skirt. It is so pretty and those red gloves are incredibly darling.

  10. Cute print mixing...and EPIC 4rth outfit...LOOOOOVE the fact that you rocked a patriotic pinup look!

    <3 Cambria

  11. Looks like you had a fun day! Your dress is really enchanting and I don't use sugary words like that very often!

  12. loving the second outfit so much
    the gloves just put it over the top
    son2 and i were
    watching a movie the other night from the 50's and i kept talking about the gloves the women wore lol

  13. You look gorgeous!!! I love the flower in your hair. You could almost pass for an American. :) You seem to get invited to all the best parties.

  14. Lucky Ducky! That's soo cool that you got invited, and such an awesome opportunity to wear that fabulous outfit! I really LOVE your headpiece too!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  15. You looked AWESOME!!! I love BOTH dresses. SO pretty girl. And what a great shot of you with the Marines! You'll love California! Lots of fun and fashion out there.


One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily