Mom and Toddler Style: Spring Colors for Easter

Easter always catches me off-guard. Its ever-changing date frustrates a planner like me who loves schedules and predictability. (Who understands how they determine the date of Easter? Is it the moon? Is there some pattern I don’t know about? Was it decided by the same person who thought it would be a good idea to change our clocks two times a year? What’s wrong with picking one date and sticking with it? That seems to work for, oh, that little holiday called Christmas! Okay, rant over.)

Today I'm joining a few other bloggers to share our mommy and me Easter style. Thanks so much to Ada for putting this together! 

BROOKE of Pumps and Pushups: "Our church is very casual, so we don’t typically get too dressed up for Easter. But we coordinated our stripes and tried to get a picture where all of us were looking! We were almost successful, oh boys! :) "
ADA of Elegance and Mommyhood: "When I think of getting dressed for Easter, two things come to mind, light pretty pastels and coordinating outfits for the family. Vivian and I did just that with our patterned dresses in mint and pink. My little ballerina loved getting all dolled up in a brand-new outfit, while I shopped my closet for mine. Thankfully, though still a little chilly, it was warm enough to take these photos. We are ready for church on Sunday morning."
ERICA of Pumps and Pushups: "I always associate pretty, pastel colors and white with the Easter holiday. When I found this onesie for baby girl I loved it immediately for pastel blue with hints of teal, pink and yellow throughout. I chose to wear this dress and teal sweater to accent the colors in her outfit and of course had to top both of our looks off with white shoes."

AMY of the Gifted Gabber: "I was so excited when my Mom (who is a talented seamstress) offered to alter two of my saved childhood Easter dresses for my two girls this Easter. The girls look absolutely adorable in my pale pink and mint vintage dresses. I set out on a mission to find a pastel, ruffled dress for myself to coordinate with theirs. I found this peach dress at one of my favorite local boutiques."
SHEA of Shea Lennon: "This Easter, my son Jona and I are wearing my favorite spring color, coral. I admit I had a little too much fun shopping for our coordinating outfits. A couple of years ago, we started the tradition of going to the 7.00am sunrise service at our church. Afterwards, we'll have to see if the Easter Bunny visited our house. (Hopefully, he comes bearing coffee.) Happy Easter!"

LAURA of Why I Do DeClaire: "Claire is growing into quite the fashionista. Although she claims to love 'all the colors' pink seems to be her favorite. When I saw this pink on pink polka dot dress at the store, I knew she would love it. She had quite the time twirling in front of our mirror when we put her in it and was excited to take pictures with mommy! I pulled out an old floral dress I've had and added a denim jacket for an extra layer. It's still chilly here, but incorporating bright colors and floral prints helps to bring the Easter feel no matter the weather!"
RACHEL of Threads for Thomas: "When I think of dressing for Easter, I think of girlie dresses and pastel colors. Perhaps because I remember loving the holiday as a kid, and I would always want to wear my prettiest dress for when I attended church with my great, great aunt (everyday I got to spend time with her was so special). Today, I still love to dress very feminine on the holiday, and this pink bow dress fits the occasion perfectly. Since we tend to keep holidays casual in our family, I dressed the boys in pastel colored dress shirts, but finished their look with jeans and sneakers. I want them to be comfortable as I know they'll be running around all day, and can not wait to send them on their first Easter egg hunt!"






On me: coral cardigan: Gap | blue striped dress: Old Navy | necklace: c/o Uncommon Goods | flats: Target


Anyway, despite its crazy timing, I look forward to celebrating Easter this Sunday, especially now that Jona is old enough to enjoy it too. The past couple of years we’ve been getting up early to go to the Sunrise Easter service at our church. We attend a church with a pretty large population, so going early helps us beat the crowds; plus, Jona’s not one to sleep in too often, so we’re usually up anyway.  Last year Jona was a little too young to understand the concept of looking for hidden eggs, but I think this year he’ll have a blast.

This Easter, it’s possible that I outdid myself with the mom/toddler coordinating, but I simply couldn’t pass up those coral-colored slacks at Old Navy. I’d been wanting a cardigan in that same color for a while now, so the matchiness pretty much took off from there. #sorrynotsorry, if you know what I mean.


On me: coral cardigan: Gap | blue striped dress: Old Navy | necklace: c/o Uncommon Goods
On Jona: blue shirt with tiecoral pants: all Old Navy


Coral cardigan: Gap | blue striped dress: Old Navy | necklace: c/o Uncommon Goods | flats: Target




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What are your Easter plans this year? Do you have your outfit planned already?


2 comments:

  1. So precious! When I saw you two over at pumps and push-ups, I knew I had to head right over and tell you how adorable you both are and I absolutely love the colors! I hope your week is off to a marvelous start beautiful.

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  2. This is such a cute look!! Love the bright cardigan! And your son is adorable. :)

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