Good Friday greetings! I wanted to post a Sunday Best early, to encourage everyone to dress up for Easter. While we may be all dressed up with nowhere to go, I think these little efforts are still important to making the holiday special. And it always feels nice to slip on a pretty dress!
I had been planning my Easter Sunday Best for months (the chiffon number above), but at the last moment, I got another idea for a look that included an Easter bonnet (the blue lace dress plus straw boater hat.) I became quite torn between these two choices, so I put it to a vote on Instagram. It was a very close race, and the floral chiffon won by a single vote. However, some of my dearest friends advocated the blue lace, so in the end, I decided to photoshoot both outfits. :) Choices, choices, right?
Here are the completed looks...
This floral chiffon dress was a rummage sale find back when I was in high school. It had been a maxi length (it just screamed 70s bridesmaid), but my grandma was able to shorten it to knee-length for an updated look. I have a strong affinity for circle skirts, so she was very patient in the task of hemming and sewing all that fabric. Thank you, Grandma!
I kept the outfit classic with some nude pumps and a pearl necklace.
This blue lace number was from Dressbarn a few years back, and I've worn it for a few previous Sunday Bests. The straw boater hat is nearly as old as me. I think it might have been my "Easter bonnet" when I was 3 or 4, and since then, it's served as a lovely wall decoration. Just the other day, however, I realized it would make an awfully cute fascinator hat, and that's how this idea got started...
A hat's not a hat 'til it's tilted. ~ "Style" as performed by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby
To summarize, you certainly don't need to buy something new. Everything I'm wearing here is at least 3 years old. So shop your own closet! Get creative, have fun, and dress up for the holiday. :)
Wishing you and your family a truly Happy Easter!
Thank you for stopping by,