Apr 3, 2020

Fashion Over Forty: A Stay At Home Look and Flower Photography from Brookgreen Gardens

Hello and welcome!

The outfit photos I had planned for today didn't turn out too good (they were taken inside on a cloudy day and the lighting was bad.) I didn't want to completely waste the pictures, so I am still sharing one and then last week I decided to look through some vacation pictures and I tought it would be fun to share some of the scenery and floral pictures I took at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina. 


My daily outfit "formula" usually consists of  blue jeans and some sort of a top or cardigan, but when I recently re-organized my closet I decided to switch it up a bit and got out these gray AG Jeggings. I've talked about these before last fall in this post, where I mentioned these are from the children's department in a size 16, purchased for my dughter but they didn't fit her. While I don't normally wear jeggings (or leggings unless I'm exercizing) I decided to keep them for myself. They really are perfect for wearing around the house, because they are so comfortable! 

*Please note, this post includes some affiliate links. That means I may earn a small commission if you purchase through the links, as always this is at no cost to you! Thank you for your support!


On this day I paired them with a simple sweatshirt from Target from the 'A New Day' line, but it was purchased at least a year ago and this specific color is no longer available. My daughter also cleaned out her closet and re-organized her room a couple of weeks ago, and these cute slippers no longer fit her. Well, lucky me they are my size!!

I know, not really a slipper an over 40 year old women should be seen in, but it's no secrect that I like all things cute, so I am keeping them for myself :) These are by Kensie, and also no longer available, but a few other styles are available on Amazon




This past week I spent some time looking at last year's vacation pictures which was in South Carolina. One place we visited again was Brookgreen Gardens which is located just south of Myrtle Beach. We've been to this garden twice and it was so beautiful both times (in 2017 we visited in July and last year we visited in June). I'd love to visit April sometimes as I think that's when the Azaleas will be in bloom, but it's not a month we can usually travel that far.



I thought it would be nice to share some of my landscape and floral pictures I took with my Canon DSLR camera (mine is the older T5 model), so I picked my favorites from both visits to this garden. I have more to share from Brookgreen Gardens, but today I am only sharing the close ups, as the post would get too long otherwise.




I did not notice all the details on this butterfly until I uploaded it to my blog and then decided to crop the pictures. Not sure I've ever seen a butterfly's body looking like this....


Here is the close up...





All the butterfly pictures were taken in the butterfly pavillion which is part of Brookgreen Gardens, but it does cost a small extra fee to go inside.


The florals below were taken throughout the gardens. Some are from our visit last June, while some are from our visit in July 2017. 








I'm sure nobody is currently planning a vacation, but if you are ever in the Myrtle Beach area then be sure to visit Brookgreen Gardens. The admission tickets are good for 7 days, so you can visit more than once. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog today! Hope you're having a good weekend! We're finishing painting my son's room today. He wanted it to be white, so I was able to order everything online I needed at Lowes for store pickup.


PS: You can also find me here:

Pinterest // Instagram // Facebook // Twitter

You can also use the "follow by email" function on the blog's sidebar to receive a notification when a new post goes live. I do share papercrafts in addition to my fashion over forty posts, so keep in mind that you would receive a notification for both types of posts.


27 comments:

  1. Beautiful pics of the butterflies! I love it that you can shop your daughter's closet: how fun!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's fun shopping her closet, but she is now a bit taller than me and her shoe size is a whole size bigger, so we can't share shoes...
      I love taking nature pictures!!

      Delete
  2. Beautiful flowers! I love that blue hydrangea bloom.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I planted a blue hydrangea in my garden but the blossoms turned pinkish. Still pretty though!

      Delete
  3. Your pics are lovely Ellie, good close ups, xxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Wendy. I love taking pictures, especially closeups!

      Delete
  4. What a gorgeous flowers! Love the butterflies too, we have them a lot in our garden!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! I need to plant more flowers, we get them occasionally but would love to see more in my garden!

      Delete
  5. You look so cosy and comfortable, those slippers are adorable! xo

    Makeup Muddle

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ellie, I think everyone woman over 40 should own adorable cozy slippers like those! We need not lose our inner child just because we have clocked a few rotations around the sun! And those butterfly and flower photos are absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up.
    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your first picture, I think, is not a butterfly, it is an Orange Virbia Moth. That is why the body looks different. I loved Brookgreen Gardens, we visited there about 2 years ago during the time when all the foxgloves and snapdragons were in full flower, it was glorious!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the info, Carole, I had no idea some moths would be active in the daytime.

      Delete
  8. Oh what lovely pics of the butterflies and flowers! :) I really like your casual outfit too - slippers are the best, it's autumn here and still so warm during the day but I have my slippers on at night usually (mine have little sheep on them, haha!). I think cosy slippers are essential no matter your age! :)


    Hope that your weekend is going well :) We are all staying home and staying safe.

    Away From Blue

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Mica. Sounds like you're having some wonderful autumnnal days! Sheep slippers sounds so cute too!!

      Delete
  9. Those are really cute slippers! Definitely a gem to keep. I love those beautiful photos you took of the butterfly and flowers. The colors are very vibrant and so pretty. We have been to Mrytle Beach but that was a couple of years ago. I wouldn't mind being there right about now. I hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Maureen! I'd love to visit again as well! Wish we didn't live 15 hours away...

      Delete
  10. The pictures are so beautiful and your sweet cat!!!
    https://justlivejoy.com/5-at-home-workouts-on-youtube/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you!! He's getting away with EVERYTHING because he is so cute!!

      Delete
  11. your slippers are so cute! And beautiful flower photography!


    Life is a Shoe

    ReplyDelete
  12. Those flower pictures certainly brighten up the day. Fascinating to see the detail on the butterfly. Thanks for sharing at #WowOnWednesday.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your photos of the gardens are beautiful! I love the close ups of the butterflies! Your slippers are so cute!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting. As always I love reading your comments and creative criticism.

Before leaving a comment please note:

This is a public blog, meaning any comments left on this blog will be visible by third parties and 3rd parties may be able to access your blog from the comment left here. No content from this blog will be republished by me, but I am not responsible for republished content by 3rd parties.
(This was posted to be in compliance with the GDPR regulations.)