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A frock fit for Easter (or Any Time :)

Easter is nearly here and it’s time to break out your best frock, and your most stunning (or at least entertaining) chapeau for all the world to see.

I’ve been waiting since Christmas to wear this 1980s navy and white,  polka dot dress that Reese got me from our good friends at Lost in Drawers. When I saw it, I immediately thought, “This is what I’m wearing for Easter.”

But who says your Easter dress is only good for one day of the year? Not me. I plan on rocking this dress as much as I can and the best way to do that is to style it as many ways as you can think of.

Here are my three best looks.

Exhibit 1: Gone with the Wind Fabulous!

There is nothing more fun than a flirty hemline and I’ve known that since I was probably 3 years old. Now twirl, twirl, twirl.

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Adding a structured jacket to the top of the dress in a bright, fun color keeps it classy with a punch.

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Exhibit 2: Don’t Be Cardi for the Party!

The calendar might say spring, but where we live? Baby it’s cold and this boyfriend-style cardigan in a bright yellow is warm with a pop of “Hello!”

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A statement necklace, a slimmer belt at the waist and even some statement tights make me ready for the Easter Egg roll at the White House (if I could have smuggled a little kid in there.)

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Exhibit 3: Oh, Chambray!

Nothing like a denim shirt to make the dress instantly more relaxed, and the chambray color makes it a subtle contrast to the navy background of the dress.

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This girl is ready for a casual brunch with friends. Happy Easter Day!

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Until next time.

— Ricks

How are you planning to get more wear out of your Easter clothes?


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Ricks Style: Miss thing is wearing a tie

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Travel chic.

So the title of this post is random, which probably is a word that best describes my style. The title also is exactly what some lady said really loudly as I was strutting through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to catch a connecting flight. o_O

Reese and I maintain that we don’t have personal styles in the traditional sense, but I’ve been able to nail down a few fashion constants that I’m probably going to be here for always.

Mad for plaid: Excuse my pajama bottoms, but get into this plaid! I didn’t go to Catholic school, or any school for that matter that required any kind of uniform, but I think I’ve loved plaid since I was a kid. It makes me happy. Nuff said.

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Preppy, tartan goodness.

Bold, funky, ethnic-looking accessories: I like to travel and when I’m not traveling, I like to look like I’ve shopped somewhere cool and other-worldly.

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The bigger, the bolder, the better.

Watches: I love a good timepiece. Old school, new school, real deal, knock off. I love them all.

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Big, small, I love them all.

Feminine blouses: I love soft, billowing blouses made out of light materials with bows, pleats, ruffles and beautiful buttons that move with me. They give a feminine touch to even the toughest look.

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I like being girly sometimes.

Bold bright colors and neon: I don’t much follow trends, but I so fell in love with the neon trend last year and I’m so going to rock it long after its gone. *kanyeshrug*

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Rainbow bright.

Long skirts: I don’t know if I’m channeling Little House on the Prairie or what, but I really like long skirts that are just shy of maxi.

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Look ma, no knees.

Jackets/Blazers: Whenever I want an outfit to look more pulled together I grab my fitted denim jacket or a great tailored blazer. Jackets just make everything look better.

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Fitted jacket = Instant sophistication.

A spectacle in spectacles: I know wearing glasses is all the rage with the kids today, but some of us are truly blind and actually need them to see. I’ve worn glasses since I was in fourth grade, but I’m so glad that today’s options look nothing like what I rocked back in the day.

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If you’re gonna have four eyes, they might as well be awesome.

Chuck Taylor All Stars: I only have one pair, but my wants list inside my head is probably filled with every color conceivable. I wear these dressed down with jeans, or dressed up with my favorite plaid skirt, a blazer and a cummerbund to church. My love affair with these kicks are that serious.

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Me and Mr. Taylor have a thing going on.

Just so this post won’t be stupid longer than it already is I’ll just tell you that I am also here for sequins, hats, skulls and crossbones, studs, a popped collar, pencil skirts, ultra feminine dress, cummerbunds, sweater vests, neckties and crossbody bags…WHEW!

Keep it thrifty,

— Ricks