Today I am joining Jo-Lynne Shane and Cyndi Spivey, for a “what to wear for Easter” post. I can’t believe that they are letting me play along with them! To me this is like meeting a movie star (rode in an elevator with Bob Hope), or a Vice-President (met Al Gore, he just wasn’t the V-P then), only way better. I love looking at blogs, but one of the reasons I started a blog was I couldn’t find a lot of blogs that I could relate to. Jo-Lynne and Cyndi were two however, that I really, really, loved. Since, I started my blog, I have found lots and lots that I now follow, but these two ladies are still my idols. So, being able to join up with them, is earth shattering!Easter will be upon us soon. It is just a little over a week away. I have great memories of Easter as a child. Easter baskets, chocolate bunnies, and coloring eggs were Easter favorites. Going shopping for a new Easter dress was a yearly tradition. I am not one to break traditions, so I still buy a new dress for Easter. Hunting eggs at church was something the children looked forward to. And afterwards we would go to my Grandmothers and eat dinner. This was not a special dinner, we went to Granny’s all the time.
One Easter, my mother helped organize an Easter egg hunt, with the Historical Society, for adults. This was one of my favorite memories. It was held at a State Park in Tennessee, and my daughter and youngest son went with us. I remember them talking some of the older ones by the hand, to make sure they didn’t stumble on the rocks, and helping them locate the eggs.
When my children were young, they would color eggs, but I would paint them an egg for their basket. I love painting, mostly acrylic and watercolors. So every year I boiled each of them an egg, then would paint an easter scene on the egg in acrylic. They were really cute, but because they were real eggs, they never lasted more than a week.This Easter, the grand baby next door, will come over for an egg hunt. Since, she is not quite 3, the eggs will just be in the grass, on the chairs, and on the steps. Hopefully, we will be creating memories that will last her a lifetime. I can’t decide which shoes I like best. I love the ankle boots, I think they are really cute, but the navy and cream pumps look more like spring. Here is a similar pair. Either shoe will work, it will just depend on which one I pick up first. This is a real fashion tip, wear the shoe you pick up first. HahahaHere is a look at the back of the outfit and hat. I am carrying a candy apple red vintage patent leather purse for some added color. Here and here are similar purses. My navy peep-toe ankle booties are Marc Fisher. The zipper details are really nice.
My jewelry is 3 stretchy pearl bracelets, a retro glam square cut bracelet, and a pearl and crystal necklace from Chloe & Isabel. I am a merchandiser with Chloe & Isabel, so if you don’t already know someone to purchase through, please type in my name, Tania Stephens, in the find a merchandiser spot.
The navy and white polka-dot swing dress is one that I purchased at Classy Closet, a little boutique here is southwest Virginia. I will be collaborating with Classy Closet soon to offer you gurls an online only item or two. I love their clothing, so I can’t wait. This dress is stretchy and extremely comfortable. I really like the pockets on both sides. I always wear a dress to church, that is just the way I was raised. I know a lot of you probably now wear pants to church, but I just can’t make myself. I told you that I was someone that kept traditions. Here is a stripe swing dress from Old Navy, and here is a polka dot halter plus size dress. Here is a pair of white pants (misses), and here is a pair of white crop pants (plus). A polka dot top, with the white pants, will give you a very similar look. Here is a top (misses), and here is the same top for plus size.
Where I go to church, you will probably see several hats for Easter. Sometimes I wear one, but not always. I buy my hats at the vintage fashion shows I attend. I already had this hat, it just just happened to match perfectly. Here and here are some super cute hats.Don’t you just love my hat hair? Lol! After church, the egg hunting festivities will start. To take this dress to a play outfit, I am taking off the hat, ditching the pearls, and pulling on a pair of navy crop leggings. Here is a pair of leggings in several colors. I will then put on these navy ballet slipper shoes by Isaac Mizrahi. The QVC outlet is having a sale, Isaac Mizrahi shoes, and winter shoes are all 15.00. It would be worth your making the trip, but they are going so fast, they will probably be gone by the time you arrived. Here is a similar pair of shoes.I hope you enjoyed my Easter dress that can go from Church to play. Be sure to check out Jo-Lynne Shane and Cyndi Spivey, and tell them I sent you. They are wonderful ladies for letting me join them.
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