This type of an outfit would not have been my first choice for Easter but it was a chilly day today so I had to pick something that was layered and honestly I just wanted an outfit where I would wear these shoes!
The inspiration came from the spring J Crew catalog photo below:
I actually own a blush cardigan but I do not own a blue and white striped tie or scarf. And I really wanted to apply all the colors here: yellow, khaki, blush/coral and light blue. Hence, since my striped cardi was coral and cream I decided to wear an old pastel blue cardigan.
This scarf is very silky soft but quite large in size. So no way was I going to be able to tie it to the belt like in the inspiration photo. So I decided to wear it around my neck but in a very very loose and low style.
The cardigan has this super cute blck kitty on one side but that does not go with the outfit so safety pinned it open to hide the design.
They yellow tank is a babydoll style but tucked in gives the look I was looking for...
This charm bracelet is very old which you can tell from the way it is showing tarnish but the colors worked great with the outfit...
And these are one of the most precious pair of shoes I own. I absolutely love them and I think they look adorable on as well as on their own. They are quite high but also pretty sturdy and comfy (you know as comfy as platform wedges can get)...
They were bought on clearance about 6 years go and platforms, or wedges or cork heels were not in style then not that I cared as they were so pretty. But now they are also very in style!
All photos taken in my mom and step dad's backyard by my baby sister...
Blue Cardi - Lucky
Yellow Tank - Victoria's Secret
Khaki Skirt - Bebe
Scarf and Belt - Forever 21
Wedges - Betsey Johnson
Charm Bracelet - Guess
Today's Activities: My mom was hosting Easter gathering in the afternoon today so we were open in the morning. My husband plays tennis sunday mornings so I decided to take the kids to the movie we have been waiting for that came to the theaters couple days ago. "African Cats" by DisneyNature. It was amazing. They must have followed this lion pride and the cheetah family for at least a year to get the whole story. I have personally done safari in Kenya, Africa and had seen a lot of what the movie showed in real life but would have never known the story behind the prides we have come across. These were just such heart warming stories. My son has been obsessed with Lions for years now as a result of Lion King. He adored watching real lions in action with their roar making them scared in the theater surround sound. I was worried about my 2 yr old sitting through but she did great. Of course she did not use her inside voice but I don't think the 3 other people in the theater cared when she yelled 'baby cheetah' or 'baby elephant'. After the movie we had lunch and since our favorite gyro place was closed we had Japanase. Well, My son and I shared an eel bowl I should say where my daughter only nibbled on the shrimp tempura.
After naps we got the whole family dressed and headed to my mom's. My Dad, brother, SIL, their baby, SIL's mother, my cousin's cousin, my sister and her boyfriend and our friends with their kids were all there. Everyone brought side dishes while my mom and step dad cooked a great meal and set a beautiful table outside and created a fun egg hunt for the kids. We also celebrated a b-day too. We all had a great time even though the kids were on a sugar high and a bit out of control at the end.
Here are the kids eating their treats...
Hope you all had a great Easter!