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.
Linking up with these great fashion related blogs.
Beautiful pics of the butterflies! I love it that you can shop your daughter's closet: how fun!ReplyDelete
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...Delete
I love taking nature pictures!!
Those flowers are so pretty!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer!Delete
What a lovely captures of butterflies!ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers! I love that blue hydrangea bloom.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I planted a blue hydrangea in my garden but the blossoms turned pinkish. Still pretty though!Delete
Your pics are lovely Ellie, good close ups, xxxxxxReplyDelete
Thanks Wendy. I love taking pictures, especially closeups!Delete
What a gorgeous flowers! Love the butterflies too, we have them a lot in our garden!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Nancy! I need to plant more flowers, we get them occasionally but would love to see more in my garden!Delete
You look so cosy and comfortable, those slippers are adorable! xoReplyDelete
Thanks so much!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Shelbee!!Delete
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
Thanks for the info, Carole, I had no idea some moths would be active in the daytime.Delete
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! :)ReplyDelete
Hope that your weekend is going well :) We are all staying home and staying safe.
Away From Blue
Thanks so much, Mica. Sounds like you're having some wonderful autumnnal days! Sheep slippers sounds so cute too!!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com
Thanks so much Maureen! I'd love to visit again as well! Wish we didn't live 15 hours away...Delete
The pictures are so beautiful and your sweet cat!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you!! He's getting away with EVERYTHING because he is so cute!!Delete
your slippers are so cute! And beautiful flower photography!ReplyDelete
Life is a Shoe
Those flower pictures certainly brighten up the day. Fascinating to see the detail on the butterfly. Thanks for sharing at #WowOnWednesday.ReplyDelete
Your photos of the gardens are beautiful! I love the close ups of the butterflies! Your slippers are so cute!ReplyDelete
Jill - Doused in Pink
Super cute! I LOVE your slippers! I'm over 40 and would definitely wear them! Your flower photos are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of the flowers and butterflies! I love your cosy slippers! Thanks for linking up!ReplyDelete
I love visiting gardens! These pictures are beautiful. Those kitty slippers are darling and I love seeing pics of your kitty too!ReplyDelete
thanks for linking!
What BEAUTIFUL photography! I miss being able to travel and see beautiful places like Brookgreen Gardens. I've had so much trouble with my Canon cameras I will never buy another one again. I spent $700 on a new one, and it broke after a year. I sent it to the manufacturer for repair, it worked for awhile, then broke again. I'm done. So depressing. Cute casual wear too.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos - love the butterflies, so pretty. Thanks for adding to the #linkup Jacqui xReplyDelete