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The Easter Edit.

By: Jen Shoop

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I can’t believe Easter is in view — coming up in just over two weeks! I am behind this year and need to order my children’s outfits and Easter basket fillers STAT — and plan my Easter tablescape, too. I spent time this week pulling together a few ideas, some gathered from years past, others new-to-me.

Below, a little gallery of photos from Easters past. The colors, patterns, and flowers rejoice, and there is a fresh dewiness to the air that you can sense even in the photos, including the ones from in our time in New York, where we often felt abstracted from the natural world. Flipping through these, I was overwhelmed with gratitude and reminded of an Emerson quote I used to have framed in my office:

For each new morning with its light,

for rest and shelter of the night,

for health and food, for love and friends,

for everything Thy goodness sends.

A lovely Easter prayer of sorts.

Easter Outfit Ideas.

Splurge: This spectacular botanical Agua Bendita.

Under $400: I feel like a broken record but I adore the options from Doen this spring, especially this and this. I also noticed that Damaris Bailey is offering 40% off sitewide (discount appears in cart)! This dress I wore to a summer wedding last August is 40% off and could be good for a dressier Easter celebration, and this floral would also be spectacular (and easier to dress down).

Under $200: Lake just released their best-selling “brunch dress” in the most gorgeous green botanical. I’m impressed with the quality — it is a nice, heavy weight, with pockets and a beautiful silhouette. Would work with a bump, for nursing mamas — honestly, at any life stage. I also love this pretty SEA-like option from Few Moda.

Easter Tabletop Ideas.

In the Roundhouse is sending me this spectacular set of plates, glasses, and cutlery that will be my centerpoint for the Easter table. I’m contemplating a pink stripe tablecloth or medallion one, with lots of tulips and moss bunnies down the center.

Easter Outfits for Children.

I ordered them these pajamas from Petite Plume (their favorite style of pajamas at the moment — they’re still wearing their Christmas ones!). For the day itself, I fell in love with this La Coqueta dress, but I think it’s too fussy for my daughter’s taste — I’m going to present her with a few options, but am pretty sure she’ll pick either this shift from Little English or this Lilly. I am contemplating a pair of Oso & Me shorts in a great color with a Ralph Lauren oxford and a pastel knit sweater for my son.

Easter Basket Filler Ideas.

I’ve ordered a few small items for their baskets, but a few of the items currently in my cart: pastel paint sticks, this prayer book, these Bible affirmation cards (I’ve given these as gifts for Baptisms several times – so sweet), gardening tools, and some fresh crocs for the warmer weather. I used to hate crocs but eventually gave in — the kids love them, they have no buckles/straps/velcro, and they can be hosed down. The new colors are fun too. I’m also big on giving them gifts in their stockings/baskets that are something I’d buy them anyway — ha!

P.S. We make these Italian Easter cookies every year. They are delicious and the kids love to help decorate them with the sprinkles.

P.P.S. Gardening for yourself.

P.P.P.S. On maintaining wonder as a parent.

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6 thoughts on “The Easter Edit.

  1. Thanks for all the Easter outfit inspo. I know we’re getting down to the wire here, but thoughts on outfits that are more weather appropriate for us here on the east coast / mid Atlantic? It suspect it will still be quite chilly here on March 31 and open toed shoes and sleeves cotton sundresses won’t exactly fit the bill. Appreciate any other ideas for those of us who don’t want to freeze!

    1. Hi Sally! It’s always dicey weather-wise this time of year – we’ve had some glorious Easter sundays and some very cold ones. I get it! How about this dress:

      (Long sleeves, and a nice, heavy weight)

      with a chic spring-y ballet flat like this:

      If it’s cold enough to call for a boot, I like the idea of this with a little suede bootie / cowboy boot situation. The floral trim makes it feel springy, but it won’t look “weird” with a boot —


  2. LOVE the Easter gallery! So many cute outfits!! I was just glancing back over our Easter pics and found some gems 🙂

    I just bought this tablecloth for the occasion It’ll supplement a pink stripe one borrowed from my SIL (also from H&M but past season). Also giving these books in the Easter baskets, both on recs from other moms.
    And, randomly, these calculators which I think I found via a kid stocking stuffers post. My 4yo says my phone calculator is her favorite “game” so hopefully these are a hit!

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