Outfit Post: Broderie and Butterflies

I love an alliterative title and very nearly added “bags” as in undereye bags, to the broderie and butterflies.

The last two weeks have been particularly hectic and the lack of sleep brought about by seemingly endless hurdles really does show. 

My parents and brothers, (and my pregnant sister-in-law), have been a continuous source of practical support and we have just about tamed the garden and adjoining field (three acres) and tackled the overgrown hedges to encourage the sale of the house. It’s been a huge task and one which I could not have managed alone. 

Ironically, this dream, forever home, which now holds such sadness, has never looked more beautiful. 

But, amongst the anxiety and uncertainty, have been so many brilliant nights out and nights in with friends and family. Birthdays, celebrations of football trophies, of excellent school reports and of amazing SATS results. I’ve had a lot of fizz. And eaten a lot of cake.

Last week my children, my niece and nephew whizzed around the field until sunset on the ride-on mower. Their faces showed pure unadulterated joy. Fun. Laughter. Happy memories for all of us to take away from here and into the future. 

This morning, I met with a new friend. I’m taking over the communications, website and social media of our respective sons’ football club. I volunteered for this role because he is moving from the area with his family. He has shown infinite patience and kindness but I’m a bit daunted about filling his rather large shoes. This was our third meeting and I think I now, just about, know what to do.

So my blog has had to take a back seat these last few weeks.

Today’s is a very simple outfit.

The tee was from Fat Face earlier in the season. For me, the neckline has just the right scoop. And of course, my love of broderie is no secret.

The cropped jeans are from White Stuff four or five years ago but their Southern Ocean Crops are this year’s version.

I added some colour with the beautiful butterfly scarf (from my boutique) and my Boden bowling bag.

This scarf is available edged in blue, grey, pink or khaki. The butterflies are happy and bright and work with so many colours.

There are so many more beautiful designs in the boutique, do take a look. They’re large enough to use as a sarong, so some will be definitely making their way into my suitcase later this month.

Love Liz x



  1. Mrsfjs
    July 17, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    Hi Liz

    Sounds like you've had a hard few weeks both physically and emotionally – sounds like you all deserve a holiday.

    That top is very pretty – I'm loving all the broderie around at the moment – I have a lovely white sleeveless vest from Next and I just got a navy capped top from Boden with a panel down the front.

    The scarves are gorgeous – pay day tomorrow so I may treat myself 😉

    Take care

    Emma x

    • Liz
      July 18, 2014 / 6:18 am

      Thank you Emma. Yes, it has been hard, but lots of happy times too and so much to look forward to! The countdown to our holiday is on! Xxx

  2. schoolgatestyle
    July 17, 2014 / 7:38 pm

    A busy and stressful time for you at the moment Liz – but I sense that all this change is hugely positive and will lead to happier times in the near future for you and the children. Looking lovely as always, Axx

    • Liz
      July 18, 2014 / 6:20 am

      Thank you Avril. Yes, I feel very optimistic that things will definitely turn out for the best. We're healthy and we have so many lovely people in our lives and a lot to be thankful for xxx

  3. Julia Uttley
    July 21, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Hi Liz, just stay positive. your blogs are a joy to read even if they are little less frequent. Don't worry – your fans are here. You have a lot to look forward to but it will take time. J x

    • Elizabeth Yeowart
      July 22, 2014 / 6:20 am

      Thank you so much Julia. Such lovely,supportive words. Yes, there's lightest the end of the tunnel and the children and I are so excited about our potential house move! Love Liz x

  4. Emma Everleigh
    July 23, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    It's great that you have such wonderful support from friends and family. I'm sure the future will hold lots of exciting things! Lovely casual outfit, finished off perfectly with that lovely scarf. xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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