|My 7 mo. old niece Olivia's Easter dress|
As we approach the Easter weekend, I hope everybody has the opportunity to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. Whether you are traveling or remaining local, I hope you stay safe and have a relaxing, refreshing, and renewing Easter. No doubt you will be involved with enjoyable holiday favorite foods (turkey/ham, deviled eggs, and all the fun desserts and candy)...and of course, there is the ever important what to wear :)
Do we really ever outgrow that little girl feeling of giddiness while wearing a beautiful dress to church on Easter morning and then to brunch or a get-together? So, as an adult, whether we are going to church and/or an Easter gathering, we want to look and feel like "Spring".
When I think of Easter dresses for 2012, I think ...
- Loose, flowy, and breezy
- Airy cottons, lace, chiffons
- Fuller skirts and maxis
- Pastels, brights, and whites
- Spring prints esp. florals
- Strappy, sleeveless, halters, slipdresses
- All of the above worn in a somewhat refined yet fresh way
Sherbet colored pastels...
|ASOS wrap dress with bow ($63)|
|Bebe zip front ruffle detail silk dress ($139)|
|H&M calf-length dress ($59.95)|
|LC Lauren Conrad Polka-Dot Pleated Dress Kohl's ($44.80 /orig. $64) and similar here|
Looks in white and neutrals..
|Timo Weiland Tennessee Dress shopbop.com ($506). Love this one!|
|Rachel Zoe Joplin Dress shopbop.com ($148.50 /orig. $495)|
|Alexander Wang seamed apron slip dress shopbop.com ($405 /orig. $1350)|
|H&M flared knee-length dress ($29.95)|
Prints (particularly florals)...
|Cache Garden Of Eden Dress ($168)|
|LC Lauren Conrad dress collection at Kohl's. She has a wide range of spring dresses available through Kohl's, including the ones shown above.|
|Bebe printed maxi dress ($249)|
|ModCloth New Zeal Dress ($84.99)|
|Tbags ruffle strapless jersey maxi dress Nordstrom.com ($188)|
|Kate Spade New York Trisha solar-print dress NeimanMarcus.com ($378)|
|Lauren by Ralph Lauren floral jersey sheath dress Nordstrom.com ($134). An option for those who prefer a straight style dress over the flowy styles.|
|Blumarine leaf-print tunic dress NeimanMarcus.com ($1195.00). This is my favorite dress of the group! I have been eyeing it for awhile. If only it becomes available at 95% off :)|
|David Meister stripe-print sleeveless dress NeimanMarcus.com ($415)|
For those of you who live in cooler climates, it may be a little early for sleeveless and strappy dresses. There are some beautiful partial or long sleeve dress options available. Or, why not utilize the versatility of the sleeveless dress by adding a blazer? A couple of sleeved dress looks...
|Fashion blogger Julia Engel in Queen's Wardrobe lace floral layered dress ($89)|
|Diane von Furstenberg wrap shirtdress Nordstrom.com ($345). A classic...|
Dressed and ready for Easter get-togethers?
Whether you are hosting a get-together or are a guest, we all enjoy the warm feeling of an Easter atmosphere in the home. Here are a few images bringing the Easter celebration into the home...
|Marshmallow peeps and jellybeans arranged in a vase with fresh flowers|
This image inspired me to add a candy-filled centerpiece to one of my tables...
|Pastel malted milk eggs in a candy jar with my gifted ceramic bunny statues :)|
Who doesn't love bunnies and lilies at Easter?
Tablesettings and food favorites...
|A DIY centerpiece|
|...from marthastewart.com. If it's good enough for Martha, it's good enough for me!|
|Fun with fruit. Another easy and unique DIY.|
|A traditional favorite...deviled eggs!|
|Great appetizers and as place settings! Iced pretzels paired with malted milk eggs.|
|An updated version of deviled eggs :)|
|Just add shredded coconut and malted milk eggs to your everyday cupcakes and voila!|
|Just add a marshmallow peep to the glass rim to complete your cupcake martini :)|
And most importantly to me, the celebration of Easter as the day that our Lord Jesus Christ has risen!