April 3, 2017 • HOLIDAYS, STYLE SCHOOL
Style School: Southern Style Guide on Easter Dressing
Whenever we visit The Southern Style Guide, we just want to. . . shop! The site features colorful, wearable, and totally chic looks we’re grateful blogger Cristin Cooper had the fashion savvy to pull together for our perusing.
Cristin lives in Flat Rock, NC, with her husband and adorable little girls. She rocks a bell sleeve with the best of them, has mastered the art of the fashion round-up, is one of the sweetest bloggers around, and oh—that hair! No wonder she was named one of Southern Living‘s Top 50 Instagrammers to follow now.
See how Cristin wore our Georgia Ribbon Floral Dress for one of her favorite holidays—and ours! Let the Easter eggs roll!
What are your Easter plans this year?
Leading up to Easter we always attend brunch and the annual Easter egg hunt at our Country Club. My husband takes it very seriously and shows our oldest YouTube videos of egg hunts before we arrive to get her in the right frame of mind. Then on Easter we wake the girls up with baskets from the Easter bunny, attend church services, and meet the entire family for a meal, where way too many glorious calories are consumed. I also love decorating Easter cookies with the girls on Easter weekend.
Your favorite Easter memory from childhood?
When I was growing up in the early 90s in South Carolina, bonnet hats were all the rage. Like any wild-child tomboy I loathed them, so my mom and I made a pact that every other year I had to wear a hat with my Easter frock. I still remember making a huge deal of it and pouting for photos. It wasn’t a favorite memory at the time, but it has grown to be as we look back on those photos and laugh!
Your Easter style has come a long way! What drew you to the Georgia Ribbon Floral Dress as an Easter look?
I am always naturally drawn to a fit-and-flare style, so I couldn’t pass up this fitted bodice and full-skirted beauty. The pattern is beautiful, and I love the sky blue color for spring. Blue is always one of my favorite colors to wear, and this hue is a perfect mixture of a muted pastel and a bright robin’s egg for Easter.
How did you style the dress?
I paired this dress with neutral minimal accessories. I always wear neutral shoes because they elongate my frame and go with everything. This especially holds true for when I’m wearing a great pattern. I didn’t want anything to compete with the pretty colors of the dress, so I opted for my nude wedges, a blush bag, and understated jewelry.
How do you approach dressing for Easter? Any do’s and don’ts you can share?
When I am picking out what to wear for Easter, I weigh style and function equally. I need a beautiful dress that keeps me covered enough to scoot into my seat at church, get in and out of a car, throw a baby on my hip, or bend down 100 times to help pick up Easter eggs. I say do wear something bright and colorful and don’t wear something too tight or restrictive so you can’t plop down on the couch at a relative’s or help hide eggs for the Easter egg hunt.
“I’m as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.” It’s totally impractical to say in a sentence and always gives me a good giggle. If I meet someone that uses that expression, I can tell you instantly that I will love that person!
Anything else you’d like to share?
I launched a new series in February on my blog called Mom Style Monday, where the first Monday of every month, I take on a new wardrobe challenge with other mom style bloggers. All of the looks are geared toward busy moms who want maximum style with minimum effort. This month we are talking all things spring dresses, and I will be wearing my Draper James!