Easter Dress

Billabong Dress (Similar LuLu’s Dress) / Nine West Pumps via DSW (Similar Nine West Pumps) / Target Tights / Charming Charlie Necklace¬†

When I look at old family photos, some of my favorites to peruse are from Easter. Not because of awkward poses with the Easter bunny, although I’m sure we have some of those in a box somewhere. My favorite part about them is how my mother used to dress up me and my sisters, sometimes to match, in frilly pastel dresses, white tights, and bonnets. We looked like little Easter confections, and I honestly think this is one of the reasons I am so into fashion. My mom always created these wonderful outfits for special occasions that I loved and could not wait to wear. As an adult, I still feel that excitement picking out an outfit for a special event.

Although I have moved on from white tights, I will be donning tights this Easter to stay warm. To match this year’s dress, I’ve decided to wear navy tights. My conundrum was then what shoes¬† to wear. I wasn’t sure at first, but I actually think these nude pumps look kind of cute with tights. I think what makes this work is that the colors of the tights and shoes can both be found in the dress itself, but aren’t a perfect match. What do you think? Would you wear nude pumps with navy tights? What are you wearing this Easter?

Gratuitously Preppy Easter

Banana Republic Necklace / Ralph Lauren Shirt / Ann Taylor Pants / Nine West Shoes / British Khaki Blazer via T.J. Maxx

There are a few times in life when dressing gratuitously preppy feels right. They include anytime you are below the Mason Dixon Line, Kentucky Derby Parties, and Easter. I used to have a unique hatred for the traditional pastels of the holiday, but I have come to embrace them as they have become a vestige of luke warm weather and much needed time with my family. This year’s outfit was completely constructed during one of my shopping trips for the Goodwill Good Style Show. I found both this Ralph Lauren shirt and Ann Taylor pants for about $4 each. I couldn’t have asked for better a better pairing. Knowing that I had this outfit just waiting to be worn and the fact that it will be a mild Easter as far as temperature, I made the game-time decision to wear pants as opposed to my usual dress. What do you plan to wear this Easter?