Hello! Is everyone ready for our latest sister flair? This time, thanks to Alexis from the darling Etsy Shop, A Pocket of Whimsy, we were able to feature three flamboyant butterfly necklaces with our ensembles! And what better place to photograph them, than in their “natural habitat”–the Cincinnati Krohn Conservatory! Filled to the brim with wild, exotic plants, our snow burdened minds were given release in this green oasis for the two hours we had on hand. Ah, it was delightful!
Cardigan (worn backwards): Thrifted // Skirt: Ruche // Shoes: ThredUp // Stockings: Target // Necklace & Bobby Pins: c/o A Pocket of Whimsy
That morning, all three of us decided to slightly mimic, or complement, I should say, our butterfly necklaces. Charlotte chose some very muted, shadowy hues to bring out the pops of turquoise from her butterfly’s wings. And if I may point out, her outfit looks very similar to the waterfall in the background, does it not? Genius!
I never could find the tree this fuzzball of a flower came from, but it was really fun to pet!
Turtleneck: Hand-me-down // Sweater: Thrifted // Skirt: Hand-me-up // Earrings: Thrifted // Necklace: c/o A Pocket of Whimsy // Shoes: Charlotte’s // Stockings: Target
Since the butterfly is small, I struggled to find things in my closet that wouldn’t drown out the necklace with too much bright color. It wouldn’t have done to pick out clothing items to match each stark color in the wings, so I decided to wear mostly grey, with the pop of my red sweater for interest. I think the outfit came out quite nicely, and again, we found a match in the Conservatory in the ruby-red beauty on the right. Too fun!
Aren’t these tulip photos just the bomb?!? Charlotte was giddy with excitement when she uploaded them, remarking on just how perfect they were! In my opinion, they could have come straight from a calendar or Home and Gardens magazine!
Top: Kohl’s // Sweater: Thrifted // Pants: Me-made // Shoes: DSW // Necklace: c/o A Pocket of Whimsy
Take a closer look at the plant and railing Brigid is posing next to on the left! We didn’t even catch this until we had taken a couple photos! Isn’t it perfect how well it matches? It greatly intrigues me when we can find like things between what the Lord created, and man created. Truly, our inspiration will always be bound to the things the Lord created first for His pleasure. For how can we compose, design, or even contemplate a thing without it already having been made? Such a scenario does not exist.
Brigi,** like me I think,** didn’t want to hide her charming necklace in a multitude of bright colors, thus she chose to mute her pallet. In this way the little butterfly truly stands out in its pinky shades, drawing the eye in for a closer look. If only Brigi would consent to making each of us a pair of those awesome palazzo pants! 🙂
Now as to the necklaces themselves, Alexis carefully cut out intricate wooden bases, and then sealed a printed butterfly image on top, giving it a reliable sturdiness. We were so pleased to find how real and lifelike the necklaces were when they came in the mail, and they certainly brightened up a dreary winter day.
Which necklace is your favorite?
Do you think we chose the right colors to go with our butterflies?
Don’t you just adore Alexis’s beauties?
Love in Christ,
Jessica, the eldest sister & singer