Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Flight of the Bumblebee

I'm back with another piece of embellished clothing! Just as in my post from last week, entitled Embellishments Make Me Blush, this sweater features insects. This time around, however, the insects are these adorable, rhinestone bees. Regarding actual insects, which I usually find to be more deplorable than adorable, today I found a spider that was crawling on my desk in my classroom. While I don't actually have a particular fear of insects, even spiders, I do see them as unnecessary burdens: insects often bite you, destroy your plants, or, as in the case of this classroom spider, cause students to lose focus. Due to the pleas of my students, I removed the aforementioned spider from my classroom in the most humane way possible: I scooped it up on a piece of paper and released it back to the wild. It was my good deed for the day!

I was very excited to snag this bee sweater, even if I paid close to full price for it, since it was one of those items that sold out quickly from the J. Crew website. Although the sweater quickly sold out when it was first released, it does pop back up from time to time. The best time to take advantage of items popping back from places like J. Crew is to look at the company's websites late at night when old items become available. Luckily for me, I'm somewhat of a night owl, so I can take full advantage of the opportunity to get items that momentarily come back in stock. 

As brief side note, I am pretty excited that these photos actually make it look like I live in a place where we have seasons such as fall. In my quest for an ideal blog location, my husband and I happened upon this old citrus packing house . I love exploring and finding hidden pieces of L.A.'s past while blogging. There's definitely something new to discover around every corner, although hopefully it won't be a scary spider!

Sweater: J. Crew Tippi sweater in embellished bee print here
Skirt: J. Crew similar here
Shoes: J. Crew Gemma flat here
Bag: Clare V. leopard clutch
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney here
Belt: kate spade similar here


  1. Love the sweater and the location.


  2. Such a great look. Your sweater is the absolute cutest, love the embellishments!

    xx, Elise

  3. This combo is just adorable! I pretty much love any pattern mixed with leopard.

  4. What a great print for a shirt!!
    I love the print mixing you did with it!

  5. I LOVE this sweater! And those two little jeweled bees are adorable! Love that skirt too! I like how you put two very bold pieces together and wore them perfectly!

  6. Such cute details!! What a fun and different sweater for fall!


  7. That top is so adroable, what a nice fun print.
    Rachel xo

  8. this is so cute! I love that top!

  9. Hee ... great location and you look adorable and amazing as always! I need to get pics in a long wool coat today. Weather forecast? 70. Oh dear. ;)

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  10. You always have the greatest and most creative looks! I love your bumble bee sweater, it is so cool!

  11. Adorable sweater and so perfect with your striped midi skirt. Cool locale for photos, too. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!


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