Blouse & Necklacec/o Oasap   Jeggings: American Eagle   Boots: Urbanog   Bag: thrifted

I don't know if anyone else saw the same bits and pieces in fashion magazines, but apparently butterfly print is a thing. Or at least, it will be. I don't know, but when it catches hold, I'll be ready with this cute new blouse from Oasap! Plus, you know how I am with statement jewelry, so this Egyptian-like stranded necklace is perfection. I can't get over how bold it is! The only thing is I have to be careful when I hang it up so the strands don't get tangles up in a gnarly web of gold.

Ever since this semester started, I feel like I haven't had a chance to breathe. Its just been bam, bam, bam, rush from one thing to another. A break in between class? Better do an office hour for Senate. Oh, you have a solid hour to yourself? Go attend that Business Club meeting you've been meaning to do. Then after three PE classes in a row, better go home and shower so you don't scare everyone out of the Art Building once Drawing class starts - which is in half an hour.

Speaking of a packed schedule, I had a fun time and learned a lot at the leadership retreat I went to with Senate and some other councils from my college. We were all split up and got to interact with new groups, so being my awkwardly social self, I enjoyed it. After a few speakers and activities in the morning, we all headed down to the Snake River to kayak and paddleboard! It was so relaxing yet energizing.

So I got to go paddleboarding for the first time ever, and now I'm interested enough in it to start checking out equipment for my own use next summer. Seriously, that is the life right there. Just hop on a paddleboard and float out on a river for a bit. I joined a group that was hanging out under the Perrine Bridge and we watched about 10 base jumpers take that frightening leap into the air. Each one landed safely in the targeted area thankfully, but it was quite the sight to see!

Lying on my back, floating in the water under the warm sun, and surrounded by new friends, I felt a spark of hope in my chest that this year could shape up to be the one I've been looking forward to. One that will have its struggles, of course, but also one where new experiences and friendships could be had.

But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
Psalm 31:14-15
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Stylish By Nature said...

Simply adorable !! Love this look :)

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Samantha said...

You're the best at accessorizing, I swear. You have the best pieces. I love how your boots and bag match and all the gold touches look great with your brown hair! Beautiful butterfly print blouse too. And, I think water has such a calming affect, it has a way of making you realize that there are bigger things out there and to just relax. That's how I feel anyways. I hope things smooth out and become less hectic for you hon :)

Stéphanie R said...

Your blog is so cool !!So i wondering if we could follow each other?

Admirably Pretty said...

Love your shirt! It's very pretty!

XO Imke

Ivana Džidić said...

so lovely! wonderful outfit:)

lalalaPatricia said...

I love the top and how it matches the necklace! Perfect combo! Keep in touch! x

Istvanffy Emma said...

such a pretty look, your style is flawless!
Emma xx

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh you ain't got no persecutors honey. You have your life before you! Oh and I do think you are right. This year is going to be fabulous for you. Trust your friend and your friends will trust you. ♥

Q: Is the dark tone in your pants and shirt navy or black? Couldn't determine. Yet either way = awe.some.

Oh and am thrillllllled beyond thrillllled with my little $5 Bomber. Yahooo!

Nancy said...

love the blouse. It's so pretty! Also totally digging your nails! =)

So glad to hear you enjoyed paddleboarding! I've never been so I have no experience but how cool that you liked it enough to continue checking it out for yourself. =D


Jessi said...

Ok, is butterfly print a thing? Cuz I've been admiring it from afar for a while now... I need to actually buy something with butterflies! Haha. I love this top of yours, the gold on a black canvas is so pretty and I love the pop of red with those fun booties!
Paddleboarding sounds so fun!

Toks said...

Cool look and great necklace

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh I love this look very cool!!!!

Ali of Dressing Ken

Annie said...

Loving that necklace and blouse together - so pretty! And sounds like an awesome retreat :)

The Other Side of Gray

Ashley Taylor said...

That necklace is way cool. I hope things calm down for you a little bit soon. You needa break! Time for a sa day, it sounds like.

xo Ashley

erica marie said...

Cute outfit, love those boots. When I was in Austin recently the hotel had a river next to it that people were paddle boating in. It did look pretty relaxing!!

xo erica

Kat said...

ooh the butterfly print is so lovely! :) i love it with that necklace!! i feel like that butterflies had some sort of meaning to the ancient egyptians but i may be wrong :P haha guess i didnt really learn that much from my summer class then. But yea i totally know what you mean! i feel so overwhelmed this semester. I dont do any extracurricular activities but i feel like theres a way heavier work load this year :( thats so great that you went on a leadership retreat though :) ive never been paddleboating before but it sounds like fun :)

Viv said...

The metallic butterfly print is divine on that blouse!

And I have been wanting to try paddleboarding for a while now.. it's good to hear that you enjoyed it. I know some people think it's boring, but I think it'd be a great work out and relaxing at the same time.

shamuboo said...

Such an adorable top and those pants are incredible on you. Show off so well those amazing legs of yours. That necklace is stunning too, dear. You look so beautiful. Glad you are filled with hope for what comes next :)

Fatima Payan said...

I adore you in a ponytail! you should do it more often for the blog haha also, those boots are killer!

Avi Valencia said...

I want something with a butterfly print. I didn't know they are going to be trendy. P.s. Your boots are killer!

I hope you can survive with your crazy schedule and be strong.

Kati said...

Thanks for your sweet words on my last post! I always highly appreciate it when you take time to comment!

You seem to have a really full schedule but it all sounds really interesting!

The blouse is so, so pretty - I love the golden butterflies! Just lovely.

Have a great day,

stevia indrawan said...

you sounded super busy! I hope you stay healthy tho :)
and your boots are ah-mazing
love the pretty color :)

The Sweetest Escape 

Chloe, Wardrobe Quarry said...

I love the boots hun!

Wardrobe Quarry

Mica T said...

Such a lovely gold necklace! :)

Very glad to hear butterfly print is back in - I shall continue to wear my butterfly print dress, knowing it's trendy again, haha.

Your leadership retreat sounds like a lot of fun, and a good break from all the business of school.

Away From The Blue

Jessica Mattioli said...

I love your blouse!

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Maiken said...

oh, what a cute blouse that is! and it goes especially well with all the other golden accents you are wearing here. gosh I'm really starting to like golden accessories :P (I used to completely dislike them before). your boots are amazing too, by the way. and I enjoyed reading about your new adventures. good luck with everything, Linda :) oh and I totally feel you when it comes to this "bam, bam, bam" thing. lately I've been feeling exactly the same way!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Love that shirt!!


Dina Karivalis said...

Cute print on that top and I love those jeans!
xo Dina
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Isa said...

That shirt is so beautiful - the butterflies are so delicate!

Ali Hval said...

Hahaha, you sound like you're so busy, Miss Linda! But I'm sure you're learning lots and having fun. Man, three gym classes in a row... yeah, that's definitely sure to scare away some art kids. ;) But I know what you mean by the bam, bam, bam. My classes run from 9 or 11 in the morning until 5 or 6 at night with tiny little breaks inbetween. I just had to pack snacks! Larabars and apples for the win!

Ohhh my, this shirt is magical. I love gold and black together... and I love that you described your necklace as Egyptian-esque, because that's definitely what I saw in it, too. YOU'RE LOOKIN' CUTE, LINDA! Even if you are busy as crap.

Happy hump day! SURVIVE THE WEEK!

Pop Champagne said...

those boots are cute, and ya butterfly prints are pretty for sure!

Love and Ace said...

Love the butterfly print on this top - and the fact that it's gold makes it 100 times more amazing! That's good that you're keeping busy in your classes! xx Kat

Love and Ace

Plami said...

What a cute outfit! I love the shirt and the necklace!


Chioma said...

you are so cute! i just love that blouse and those boots :)

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Filipa Moreira said...

Amazing Look!!!
Would you like to follow each other?! Let me know! ;)


Sam said...

Hi sweetheart.. I appreciate you stopping by and lending me your kind remarks. Love the pretty butterfly blouse and the necklace beautifully accents the gold tones. The boots are amazing, love them. Things sound so hectic and I admire that you find time for it all. Paddleboarding sounds fun.

Deidre Miller said...

Those boots! I LOVE. Great outfit. The pop of color is perfect.

Deidre\\Love, The Skinnys

Peet said...

I've tried kayaking and canyoning and I bungee-jumped, but I've never paddleboard! I have to try it, it looks really fun and like it's a good workout too.:)

May I say, babe, that your booties are fierce. You look really hot!

Kassi said...

I usually don't care for butterfly prints but I am so in love with black and gold this year! I love how they almost look 3D in this picture. Also, I just ordered those boots you have on but in black :) Keep being cute :)

Anngelik Martinez said...

I love your butterfly shirt and those booties! I am dying for those booties, so cute!!


Sonia De Macedo said...

I'm not sure if I can dig butterfly print but I've also noticed it pop up here and there too. I hope this doesn't become a huge 'thing' like neon and stuff LOL. And paddle boarding! I've wanted to do that for ages but surf boards and moi do not mix! I can never stay afloat on one so I'm pretty sure me trying to stand on one will end disastrously!


Laura Whitman said...

Butterfly print is the bomb! I have a shirt that has butterflies on it that I describe as "Lisa Frank threw up on a shirt." I love the gold of your butterflies - so unique!


Margarita M. said...

OMG, I love your blouse!!! and pants, and necklace and bag...!
You look stunning!


SaraM said...

So cute! And once again those boots are stunning!
Sounds like you're really busy. At least you're doing what you love, right? :)


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Anonymous said...

Love the print on that blouse!!!


miranda proctor said...

Love the unique butterfly top!

Tanya Minxy said...

Everything about this look is adorable. And I love your comments on my blog, they are the funniest and cutest ones <3
BTW I feel like we would be best friends if we lived near each other, lol.

Trina Swanepoel said...

love the whole look!
♥ HerNameIsTrina ♥

Rs la mode said...

Love this outfit! Your boots are so cool!:)
Kisses from Hungary,

Anonymous said...

I totally know what you mean about having a packed schedule- I dance for 15 hours a week and I have four more rigorous classes on top of that! Hopefully we can survive this crazy year together!

Xo, Hannah

Nikki said...

That butterfly blouse is so cool - I love the burgundy details too!
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Anonymous said...

I am in love with this blouse! It's so cute and lovely! At first, I thought they were coming right off the shirt... it looks so cool!
Hugs & Kisses,

czarianonuevo said...

that is a lovely butterfly printed top!! LOVE the gold details of your outfit; the print, the necklace and your buckles of your boots :) very Chic Linda!

omg, you have a really tight sched indeed!!! i really wonder how you manage your time, some helpful tips won't hurt i think :)

czarina :)

Tori said...

Aww! I love that butterfly print
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