We've MOVED!

     Hello to all our lovely followers!

We wanted you all to know that we have moved our blog to wordpress and we hope you all come follow us. 

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We hope to keep hearing from all of you
Come on over and say hello!
In the past two years on Blogger we have made some beautiful friends
Hope to see you all soon.

 Valerie and Camilla


EyE See YoU...

 Last weekend we went on another art adventure in downtown LA.
Camilla had not been to Art In The Streets yet, so we hit the MOCA and then cruised around in the city
 "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
 "No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist."
-Oscar Wilde
 "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
 "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind DON'T matter, and those who matter don't mind."
-Dr Seuss


Have a great weekend.


Dee-Gorgeous,Dee-Groovy, Dee-Lite...

"Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else."
-Judy Garland
 "I'm for the dreamers. The only real important things in history have been started by the dreamers. They never know what can't be done."
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

We decided that having a blog wasn't a good enough way to catalog all our images and inspiration especially when you find they are getting lost in your computer
labeled in random files.
So we started a Pinterest and we thought we'd share it with you so you can now have one more place to follow if you'd like.

"Always remember, create adventure and live inspired!"
Photo Dan Martensen

'nuff said?

XX Valerie and Camilla

 "Dee-Groovy" photos by
Alexandra Valenti


I Love Rock n' Roll

"So put another dime in the jukebox, baby.
I Love rock n' Roll
So come and take your time and dance with me."
The Wildfox fall 2011 line
Those Wildfox girls got it down and grooving. 
Inspired by the 70's rock era and you all know how much we love the 70's.
Just take a look at read more of the fab line and shoot.


Walkin' on Sunshine

 It’s early June. The start to a 3-month period of pure bliss otherwise known as: summer time. The sun is beaming in the sky, begging you to come out and play. You think there’s nothing better than a walk down the avenue to end your day.  And even though the sun will go down in a few hours, the fog hasn’t rolled in for once, and it’s still beautiful out. Blue skies, sunshine, and two adorable puppies by your side – what more could you want? Well maybe just the perfect shoes to help you celebrate the occasion of course!
Lori’s Shoes contacted us to guest blog for them and we were lucky enough to be given the sweetest sandal wedges you could possibly imagine. 
And in piping hot red to boot!

Follow the read more to see the whole shoot.


Come Sail Away

"Heaven must be missin' an angel
Missin' one angel, child, 'cause you're here with me right now."

We shot this some time ago for Loris Shoes Lookbook but are finally getting around to posting it. With all this gloomy weather we needed a reminder that the sun will be back, hopefully sooner than later.
This shoot was inspired by the Jumpsuit Lori's sent us. 
It felt so Cheryl Ladd from 1970'sCharlies Angels.
We styled Camilla's hair in a high pony, big sunglasses and minimal makeup to reference Cheryl's character Kris Monroe. The boat seemed a fitting setting for the look and feeling of the 70's vibe.

Jumpsuit, Shoes, and Necklace all from Lori's Shoes

Have a great weekend!
XX Valerie and Camilla


It feels like Summers Creepin' in

 "I'm itchin' on a photograph
I'm giving up on looking back"
Group Love
"Shine, Shine, Shine On
Won't you shine, shine, shine on"
-The Kooks
"Laugh Often, Love Much."
I scream, you Scream we all scream for...
Stone Cold Fox
"In many ways they'll miss the good ol' days
someday... someday..."
- The Strokes
"Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."


Think Pink

 I have been obsessed with the color pink lately, all shades of it really. And ever since I saw that picture from Fashion week of That Girl in the hot pink suit I knew I needed to find some perfectly Pink pieces.  Then one day out of the blue, at my local Anthropologie a woman returned this hot pink chiffon maxi skirt in my size. And yup, you guessed it I snatched it right up.

Camilla and I went shopping in Santa Monica this past Friday and stopped off at Zara for some great finds. 
Wearing her new eyelet cropped cami from Free People and denim shirt and jeans from Urban Outfitters.

We found this amazing pink dress and shoes. 
If you are wondering why Camilla is covered in band aids, it's because she took a tumble on her bike, her last week at school.

  Camilla ended up buying these perfect fitting hot pink pants.

And I found the pink blazer I had been looking for in a cotton pique fabric so it almost looks a bit vintage.

 I am also loving my new Navy Leather Jacket my husband picked up for me last weekend at the Alpine Stars sample sale

Sorry, but we had to end by putting up this video from the movie Funny Face.
It was a little too fitting for the post and Kay Thompson's character as the editor of a high fashion magazine was most obviously inspired by Diana Vreeland of Vogue.  

Funny Face 1957

Have a great week

Follow A Butterfly by Day


Just a bit of Street Styling

Simply classic, clean and highwaisted 
Vintage find on Hanneli completely colorful and perfectly feminine.
COLOR! Mixing color and print absolutely fabulous.
Neutral silks and flowing maxi's with POPS of color here or there.
Can't get enough!
Via stockholmstreetstyle

I am so excited Camilla is going to be home for the Summer very, very soon and we can finally get back to blogging together again. 
It's so much more fun with a partner and muse. 

We are also in the works of transferring to abutterflybyday.com and getting off blogger. I have been working on this very slowly for a while, but now it's time to make the switch. We will keep you posted on our progress. It has been taking a lot longer than I thought it would, but I want it to be a seamless change and I finally have a great, creative and tech guy helping me so soon come!

All the best for a beautiful weekend 


Art In The Streets

Saturday we headed down to the MOCA to finally see the exhibit  Art In The Streets. We arrived early to beat the crowds which was smart because we ended up staying the whole afternoon anyways. With so much to see and absorb it took us the full afternoon and we still left saying to each other  "I must have missed that!"  The exhibit is huge covering Street art from 1970's to now and many facets of the culture including really cool photography from Martha Cooper and Ed Templeton to Videos of artist and Blondie Rapping with Fab 5 and Futura painting in the back ground. It encompassed the youth culture of the 70's and 80's and brought back to life artists Haring and Basquiat. I loved the photos that Martha Cooper took of street Artists in the 80's. As well as the fact that most everything in that exhibit was produced on site. There is a lot to show so you'll have to follow along with the read more to see. I could probably have a whole blog on the show with the amount of photos we took. If you live in LA I highly recommend seeing the show it is unconventional and completely different for a museum. Many of these artists are still unknown to the mass public unless they had a Obama tee or something of that nature.
All of this is outside the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
 If you'd like to see more follow us inside.


It's a B-E-A-utiful Day!

Wow! it's been a long time since our last post, time has not been on our side. Too busy I guess, Camilla's Spring break, finals coming and with a really hectic work schedule for myself we haven't had a moment. But this past weekend Camilla was home to shoot photos for her final project and I tagged along while she went out to shoot. It was the most amazing weekend we have had in a LONG time, just like summer days. We hit the beach, barbecued and enjoyed lazy evenings at sunset. Sometimes living in So Cal you can pretend to be on vacation and not do a thing but beach, barbecue, and laze the days away. Maybe that's because I am a Mid West raised girl, so for me living by the beach is a blessing.
Walking down to the beach through our little town we took some pictures. 
Just follow the read more to see.