And just like that, it’s Easter weekend!
I will be honest, I’m happy to see March come to an end. It’s been a cold, wet, dreary month here in Pennsylvania, and I’m more than ready to move on!
Not only is March coming to an end, but today is the last day of 22 Days of Spring Fashion. I hope you’ve enjoyed it! I’m wrapping up the series with a spring dress outfit.
For those who celebrate Easter, you may be planning your church outfit… or perhaps you need outfit ideas for other events you have coming up this spring. If so, allow me to present this dress for your consideration.
I tried on at least 10 dresses over the past few weeks, and I finally narrowed it down to two. Both are Ralph Lauren jersey dresses I ordered from Bloomingdales, and both are made with the same wonderfully forgiving stretch-jersey fabric. I’ve had one of these dresses before, and it was one of my favorites for quite a few seasons before I decided it was time to retire it.
That’s the one negative thing about dresses with memorable prints such as these — they don’t have the longevity or versatility of a dress in a solid fabric, but they’re so easy to accessorize and throw on and go that I’m willing to replace them a little more frequently.
Of all the dresses I tried, this one seemed to say “Easter Sunday” to me.
For one thing, I love the combination of navy, kelly green, and white for spring. I also think it’s such a pretty pattern; I like that the flowers are on a larger scale and spread out a bit, giving the eye some space to rest.
This dress is lined through the bodice, with a front skirt overlay, and I really like the crossover v-neckline and the shirring at the waist. It’s a very forgiving style for those of us who carry a little extra weight in the belly area.
For size reference, I’m wearing an 8. I tried both 6 and 8, and both fit and look nice, but the 8 gives me a little more breathing room.
The day we shot these pictures, it was 30 degrees outside, so I’m grateful we were able to find a spot to shoot indoors.
For the fun of it, I threw this coat on over my dress because that’s what I’ll be wearing if it’s that cold on Sunday.
Fortunately, we’re having some milder temperatures right now, and I’ll be in Virginia where it’s even warmer, so I think I’ll be able to get away with my silver trench coat. Hooray!
Since the dress makes quite a statement on its own, I kept the rest of the outfit simple with white pumps and an off-white bag.
I’ve sung the praises of these pumps many times before, so I’ll spare you the mantra, but suffice it to say, if you need a pair of comfortable, good quality, great looking pumps, look no further! They come in a gazillion colors too.
photo credit: Alison Cornell
And that’s a wrap… another seasonal style challenge is in the books!
I usually do a recap post when I end series like this, and I’m planning to do that, but I’ll wait until Cyndi wraps up her 22 spring outfits so we can post our recaps on the same day.
Meanwhile, I’ll be back tomorrow with my March Favorites, and I’m already lining up content for next week so stay tuned for that!
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Friday, and be sure to visit Cyndi to see the spring outfit she’s styling today.
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