How was your Easter? It was a beautiful weekend over here that started off with some storms but ended with absolutely perfect egg hunting weather. Which is a good thing, as my mom has yet to let go of her annual egg hunt.
We still get to participate until we're 30 (sorry, Markus!) and she's started adding neighborhood kids to the invite list so we have some competition. To qualify for the hunt, you must be willing to sport a proper Easter bonnet, and my accessories fiend Sistah and I are always more than happy to oblidge.
|Sistah and I hunting for eggs.|
|Markus has aged out but he makes a great hider!|
|This post is about my outfit but let us give a round of applause to my Mom's Easter apparel.|
Before we had people over to my Mom's, we all met for Mass. Markus and I live behind our family's church and we love walking there on Christmas and Easter as one of our mini family's traditions. I also thought it was a perfect time to think about the secret reason for the season (the introduction of whites and brights back into our wardrobes!) and snap some photos to link up with Dear Abby Leigh today for Dress for the Day Wednesday.
Dress for the Day Wednesday is all about celebrating putting some extra thought into your appearance for the day you want to have. At family events I'm the one that's typically in one step above pajamas while my more inherently girly mom and Sistah are curled and tucked. I put in some extra effort this year and had a great day! Maybe my curling iron will start appearing on weekdays more because of it.
Here we are enjoying a walk to Mass and casual style shoot:
This bright teal dress from Zara has been a great staple for showers, holidays and the ever popular Mexican themed rehearsal dinner for Texas weddings. I love how the over the top color in the simple shape has a retro feel and showcases fun accessories.
The metallic orb bib necklace is by far the lead in my statement necklace rotation right now. I knew I would love this piece, made by women in Ethiopia from melted war weapons, for dressier events but I've found it is awesome with simple shells and oxford shirts for work as well. Wearing this jewelry that brings hope and employment to women - many of whom are battling HIV - on a day that is about renewal and peace was especially impactful for me.
|Metallic Orb Bib Necklace from Noonday Collection|
I had been so impatient to bust out this Filipino Clutch and this outfit was the perfect opportunity! The grass is hand dyed and woven and I love how the teal caught the color of my dress perfectly!
Dress - Zara (old)
Shoes - Tory Burch
Necklace - Noonday Collection
Bracelet - Noonday Collection
Clutch - Noonday Collection
Ring - Kendra Scott
To see more adorable ensems and springy styles, head on over to my girl Dear Abbey Leigh's page to see all the participants!