Matchy Matchy

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Tank: Ann Taylor (similar) | Cardigan: Ann Taylor (similar) | Skirt: Banana Republic | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Necklace: c/o Kristin Biggs, Stella and Dot (similar)

This is what I wore to Easter. Not much of a pastels gal, but I do love an orangey red. This is one of my very favorite colors. Years ago, I purchased a shantung pleated skirt from Banana Republic in this color (last seen here). At the time, Banana called it Chinese Red. I purchased a matching silk knit tank and wore it like a dress to my cousin's wedding. When I saw this skirt online earlier this year, I was hoping it was the same shade and it is. I had it hanging in my closet next to the shantung one and they are the same exact color. Even more exciting, this tank from Ann Taylor I purchased last spring and it too matches perfectly!

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And one of the best parts of Easter fashion is what the little ones wear. My sister is Emerson's personal stylist, always making sure she's dressed to the nines for every holiday. This holiday was no different with her frothy aqua frock. Aunt Debbie gave Emerson the headband and purse to go with the dress, but Emerson added her own sartorial spin with an extra bow, bracelet, and her red sparkly Mary Janes!

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And to give you a peek into how these outfit shoots go, without me realizing, Karl took a few pictures of me and Emerson rocking out to Spotify. The song you ask? “Lean Back” by Terror Squad. I sing this often to Emerson when trying to get her into her carseat (come on, can you say lean back without this song ending up in your head?) and it is now one of her favorite tunes.  Emerson don't dance, she just pulls up her pants and does the rockaway. She leans back, leans back, leans back, leans back in her carseat…

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26 Comments

  1. Cynths
    October 29, 2013 / 9:03 am

    You look fabulous! cute daughter too.

  2. April 6, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    This is the cutest photoshoot ever!

  3. Gurrrrll
    April 5, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Omg your lil’ gurl is so cute!!! 🙂

  4. Jo H.
    April 4, 2013 / 11:49 pm

    Heyyyy … you look happy again! It’s good to see!

    Your little girl is so cute.

  5. Stella
    April 4, 2013 / 10:43 pm

    your shoes are so cool, they really elongate your legs! And I like your hair! =) And your cute little girl!

  6. Jodi Truscott
    April 3, 2013 / 11:18 pm

    Okay – not only are you and Emerson adorable ~ but your outfit is FABULOUS beyond FABULOUS….absolutely love it!

  7. kris
    April 3, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    So freakin’ cute, both Mommy and daughter. Don’t you just love the little girl Easter outfits? My granddaughter showed up for church with a turned- back organza garden party hat accessorized with a rhinestone broach right in the center- and her Hello Kitty sparkle shoes. I loved it!

  8. April 3, 2013 / 12:46 pm

    You make me want to make you adopt me.

    • April 3, 2013 / 12:47 pm

      You crack me up. Emerson would likely love it, but no more rooms in the house, you’d have to share a Molly Mutt with Cindy! 😉

  9. glutenlessgoddess.blogspot.com
    April 2, 2013 / 11:55 pm

    The pictures of you two dancing are adorable!

  10. April 2, 2013 / 9:59 pm

    Great outfit and wonderful photos. This . . . this my dear blog friend, is the stuff of real life.

  11. April 2, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    Omg I LOVE those pictures of you and Emerson dancing! She is the happiest little girl, and holy cow, she looks like you. Love it!

  12. April 2, 2013 / 8:20 pm

    Love E’s outfit!

    • Cindy
      April 3, 2013 / 11:09 am

      Me, too. You and your sister have a great arrangement. Fun for everyone.

  13. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    April 2, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    Love! the dancing pictures. Wonderful expressions on both of you. Great dresses, too!

  14. Tonya
    April 2, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    That is adorable! You both look like you’re having so much fun.

  15. Sonia
    April 2, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    The beautiful moments shared between mother and daughter are so precious! I love it.

  16. Lisa
    April 2, 2013 / 12:00 pm

    Your husband’s love for his family shines through in these pictures. He captured his ladies’ pure joy. There’s nothing more precious. I love these pictures of the two of you.

  17. kathy
    April 2, 2013 / 11:56 am

    You both look great. And I’m dying at the pic of E with the phone. All she needs is a cup of cofee and she can start her own blog.

  18. ReRe1971
    April 2, 2013 / 11:51 am

    hah! Love the pics! So fun! Love the outfits too! 🙂

  19. April 2, 2013 / 11:33 am

    Ahhh! Your daughter is so adorable! My two-year-old daughter has the same sparkly red shoes, and she calls them her dancing shoes. Too cute.

    I have to agree. I’m a fan of that orangey-red color as well, but I also love pastels.

  20. Morgan Rudder
    April 2, 2013 / 11:30 am

    That’s better than what I sing to the kids to get them to buckle up in the car…”Ridin’ Dirty.” Yup. Works every time. Mostly if just to keep me from singing anymore.

    You look amazing by the way!

  21. April 2, 2013 / 11:19 am

    Cute! Love the look on your face as you watch your little girl bop about.

    (And I totally thought you were wearing a dress – they do match well!)

  22. April 2, 2013 / 11:11 am

    I too love the “Chinese Red” and mint green and the two of them together- so you look great with your baby girl!

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