I don’t know if it is a Southern thing, or a Baptist thing, or just an Easter thing, but all my life I’ve had a new dress for Easter, an “Easter Dress”. I even got one last year, at the beginning of all of this*. But this year, no dice. I didn’t even really think about it. I have plenty of dresses, and it’s just one day, and it happens regardless of if my dress is old or new. I didn’t even plan my outfit for church until Saturday night, and when I did, I picked through the florals and the pastels…and then I decided that if I was going to buck tradition by not getting a new dress, I was going to buck it all the way and wear whatever I wanted.
Check THAT out. Fall colors for Easter.
I hadn’t worn that dress in a while, because it had been too small, but it looks like I’m making progress, because it was tight, but it zipped! Score!
It was FREEZING in the church (is it just me, or is it pretty much always freezing in every church all the time?) so I was glad I went with tights and a cardigan. Most years I get fooled by the whole “Spring” thing and go barelegged and wear sandals, but this year I remembered!
I love love love those little flowers. The picture makes them look a little dull but in real life they are the prettiest shade of lilac. And I know they are a weed, but I don’t care, they are so pretty. Prettier than plain ole grass.
I made the druzy slice earrings a while back. Just chain looped around a couple slices and put on hooks. They are asymmetrical, and I wasn’t 100% sure about them but I get tons of compliments on them and I love the way they feel. They are super swingy.
And I can’t not post these adorable pictures of my baby boy…
*And by all of this I mean my husband’s unemployment. I did not know then it was the beginning, I mean how could I? He’s smart, and good at what he does and fun and good looking and an amazing conversationalist, so I had no idea the market was bad enough he would still be unemployed, but I suppose that’s a rant for another day.
Dress, Vintage via Etsy
Mary Janes, Target
Earrings, self made