A Dandelion Print Top, Go Faster Stripes & Butterflies

Floral print top, black stripe taupe pants & flat cap
Our trip to London the other week gave us the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum and see the butterflies exhibition in a marquee – which in turn gave me the perfect reason to wear my lovely new dandelion print top from Lulus. If ever there was a time to wear a floral top this is it! I don’t know if floral prints really make a difference, because the butterflies not only landed on my top a lot (see images below) but also on my cap. To be honest there were so many beauties flying about it was hard to escape them using you as a landing pad…!

A day of walking round London and especially a museum (and getting what I call “museum legs” where they ache because you’ve been walking about reeeeally slowly) called for comfort – I was glad my white loafers were so comfy, and the black and taupe trousers with the go-faster stripes were so much better than skinny jeans. I know you’re really meant to wear heels with this kind of style, but a day of sightseeing meant flats and comfy pants – the marquee was hot and humid so thank goodness I wore loose clothing. You can’t tell from the photos, but the trousers are silky soft and I love them and the gorgeous print of the top. Thank you Lulus for sending me this lovely outfit, it’s a total winner.

Do you have a favourite outfit that’s as comfy to wear as it is stylish? Or do you think you can’t have both? Let me know in the comments!

Floral print top, black stripe taupe pants
Floral print top, black stripe taupe pants
Floral print top & taupe flat cap
Yellow & black butterfly

Catherine x

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Top: c/o Lulus, Trousers: c/o Lulus, Cap: Debenhams, Loafers: c/o Lotus Shoes, Bag: Asos, Watch: Asos

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  1. April 18, 2014 / 2:13 pm

    Beautiful outfit and it looks so soft and comfy too. Fabulous butterfly pictures.

    X x

  2. April 18, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    Beautiful top, got a bot freaked out by the butterflies though had to skip through that bit sorry xx

    • April 30, 2014 / 1:13 pm

      Oh no Gail – you don't do butterflies? It's funny how that would never occur to me that some people don't like them, but then I don't like moths!! #weird

  3. April 18, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    That's a beautiful silky top!

    I love the Natural History Museum – it has such beautiful architecture, I could wander all day in it!

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

    • April 30, 2014 / 1:13 pm

      And the best thing – it's free to go in!! Yay for London, they got something right with free museums :))

  4. April 18, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    What a beautiful top! And a very nice relaxed outfit. I always wear something comfortable, but it must also be stylish. I walk quite a lot during an ordinary day, or spend as much time on my feet as sitting down, so shoes in particular must be good. That means no heels, ever. And dresses must let me move freely, and look professional (can't have students distracted by too much cleavage…)

  5. April 18, 2014 / 8:44 pm

    Love the dandelion print! xox

  6. April 18, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    Gorgeous photos – I especially love the butterflies resting on your shoulder.

  7. April 19, 2014 / 5:55 am

    Hello,Ciao…nice look…very nice look…like especially the "basco"-the hat so wonderful! it give you a such Powerfull look!
    greetings from Sicily

  8. April 19, 2014 / 8:36 am

    Beautiful post – I love that you have matched your outfit to your day out, that is fabulous and just up my street! I love to do that and call it 'method dressing' 🙂 Such a pretty blouse and you put your colours and patterns together so well x

    • April 30, 2014 / 1:14 pm

      I absolutely *have* to be comfortable Keri – walking round London is soooo tiring. Thank you for your lovely comments x

  9. April 21, 2014 / 3:03 pm

    Apparently the butterflies thought you were wearing real flowers… LOL

    • April 30, 2014 / 1:15 pm

      Weirdly I wore florals the last time I went to a butterfly hothouse a few years ago – both times unintentionally! Though I couldn't be that flattered as they were landing on everyone..!!

  10. April 21, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Butterflies, dragonflies, and ladybugs…they can all hitch a ride with me anytime, dear Catherine!! The graphic of your dandelion-print blouse is so crisp and fresh, it's small wonder that those butterflies wanted to land on it; and a pair of soft, drapey pants like yours are on my own shopping wish list, exactly for the comfort factor that you mentioned!! Unfortunately, change rooms are not my friend right now, so they will probably have to wait for another couple of weeks!! 😉


  11. April 26, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    fabulous, as always. Love the silky jogging pants..I think they TOTALLY work as chic and comfortable. That first butterfly shot! AMAZING>

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