Easter Traditions

Growing up, Easter meant brand new dresses.  Frilly, flowery, pink, yellow and green with matching shoes and curly hair.  It’s TRADITION, as important as coloring eggs, bunny shaped chocolate with candy eyes, and jelly beans nestled in a basket of grass.

How excited I was the night before, laying out my crisp new clothes and shiny shoes.  In the morning my mom would take a picture before I was scuttled off to church.

In my desire to keep up this tradition, I found this sheath, splashed with bold, bright Paas coloring dyes. What I love is all through the dress are filigree branches with berries, as if sketched in light grays to dark black.

I feel like a walking work of art.

Did you know Paas coloring dyes have been around for 130 years?  It was named after passon, a Dutch word for Easter.  Can you imagine how many dresses have been sashayed into churches and brunches in just those 130 years alone???

I love traditions.  Especially Easter.  What are traditions for if a new dress, curly hair and sparkly shoes aren’t part of the photographs.IMG_0271Dress: c/o Sammy Dress Necklace: Brina Box Shoes: DIY IMG_0279This beautiful dress is only $15.00 I got so many compliments at church and it is so flattering. I did tailor it a little to fit better on my body, an XS would have been perfect for me!IMG_0273IMG_0283I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter Sunday!

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What fashion goes around…..

My mother remembers wearing bell bottoms as a teenager in the ’70s.  She said she will NEVER wear them again.  Who wants to wear recycled fashion, except….

“What fashion goes around comes around”.

How true is that?  Just look at these updated “high waisted, bell bottom” pants!

I love these pants.  We are so used to low cut, really low cut and cut that leaves nothing to the imagination.  

But….

I’m changing my mind.  These pants ARE absolutely flattering and the wide flairs compliment the high waist.  This vintage style 70′s shirt truly authors my fashion look.

Add a cute fedora and I should be off to a concert, yes?

 

 IMG_0248Top: Target Pants: H&M Shoes: Target Purse: Michael Kors Hat: H&M Belt: TargetIMG_0238IMG_0244IMG_0245IMG_0252Happy Friday Everyone! 

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ABC, it’s easy as 123

Who doesn’t love Anthropologie? From clothes to home goods, their designs can be funky, a little bit vintage, trendy chic and always, always unique.  But what I don’t like is the price tag on things that seem, well, quite simple enough to make myself.

So…I did just that!

I saw a tutorial a while back for a DIY project and it turned out great.

Here’s the original from Anthropologie:

Picture+5Seems easy enough to replicate, yes?

Here are your supplies.  Count them!  Four not including the letters.  Too easy so far.

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Craft Letters / Black Craft Paint / Metallic Silver Craft Paint / Paint Brush/Paint Sponge

Next, paint the letters in black.  Don’t forget to put down some plastic sheeting.

IMG_0215After it dries, take a DRY paintbrush, and dip a little bit of metallic paint and brush away.

IMG_0219The letters can turn out more silver looking, or less.  It just depends on your silverish kind of mood.

Don’t worry about messing up, it’s supposed to look like a bit of a mess.  It’s that easy!

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This is the first set I made.  Perfect for our kitchen.

IMG_0226I love this weathered, tarnished look.

This craft is simple, takes less than 15 minutes and it’s cheap.

Happy DIYing!

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Is the Sailor’s Life for Me?

When I saw this outfit, all I could think of was Washington state.  I went there in the fall, but I could imagine Lake Washington filled with sail boats, pushed by the wind, under the summer sun.  Which believe me, is different from the desert sun in Las Vegas.

I obviously wouldn’t wear this on a sail boat, perhaps a yacht.  Even so, the color and stripes are reminiscent of sailors in their dress blues and white hats.

There’s a lot of pattern and detail going on in the blouse with the pretty pleats and the bold stripes in the skirt, but it just comes together beautifully.

With dark red lipstick to compliment the navy blue my ensemble is complete.  I’m ready to go sailing even if it’s just in my imagination.

IMG_0222Blouse: F21 Skirt: H&M Heels: Loft Necklace: Stella&Dot Earrings: Stella&Dot Watch: KateSpadeIMG_0220IMG_0224IMG_0223IMG_0225Thanks for reading!

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