I Spend Easter on an Island

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 is Easter to me

This is Easter to me

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.

Easter on an Island

Easter on an Island

Boyfriend Jeans and Easter Pastels

Boyfriend Jeans and Easter Pastels

Purple, Green and Blue for Easter

Purple, Green and Blue for Easter

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 tweedย  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

Easter Accessories

Spending Easter on an Island

Spending Easter on an Island

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!

Happy Easter

Happy Easter

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!


About astimegoesbuy

Just a middle-aged woman with a love of fashion trying to have a purchasing fast. Spending 90 days dressing out of what is already in the wardrobe.If I can't shop for clothes, I may as well write about clothes! View all posts by astimegoesbuy

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