Yep, every year for the past 11 years, I have spent Easter on an island. And it is not the same as it used to be.
That’s because the island I am on is Australia, so the season change isn’t into Spring, it’s Autumn. All those things you grow up associating with Easter in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring, daffodils, warming weather, it’s the opposite going on here. However, I am doing my best to think warm thoughts and hang on to feelings of spring.
This photo is a perfect representation of Easter in my mind. Purple flowers, fun eggs and bits of bright green and it’s the inspiration behind my Easter look.
The Look: Many years ago, when I was growing up in Northern California, Easter was all about pastel colours and a new dress. Well, I didn’t go for the new dress this year because I wanted to be wearing something comfortable so I opted to work with the pastels…okay, so I started with the pastels! My lavender button-down has a white-collar and cuffs. It also has very small white pin-stripes. Typically, I wear this shirt to work with a pair of tailored pants or a pencil skirt so I thought I would give it a fresh start as a casual weekend look by putting it on under a lime green sweater vest and with a pair of boyfriend jeans that are cuffed at the ankle. And just because I didn’t have enough colour on, I grabbed my cropped tweed jacket from H & M, purchased in the US a couple of years ago.
Two reasons for adding the jacket, it’s a chilly day and I bought it while shopping with my sister and niece and am missing them a little.
Easter Accessories: Accessories for my Easter look were pretty easy. A Mix of peacock hued bracelets and my green and purple jade earrings. A bright blue bag and my adorable stripped flats from Reef. Oh, and can someone remind me not to give the right profile because it shows off the big
freckle age spot on my cheek!
That’s it! Nothing too exciting but how could I resist such great inspiration for spending another Easter on an island?!
What do you think? Too many colours?
Happy Easter to you all!
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