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Unconventional Easter

Easter was a wonderful day; the weather sunny and warm, and we were in the company of good friends and delicious food (all gluten free). My friend Danielle (who recently went through an extensive culinary program), cooked a Moroccan lamb dish over saffron quinoa. For desert, she baked a polenta, almond, lemon cake with lemon carmel icing. I contributed with a couple bottles of red wine and an organic spring mix salad with radishes, tomatoes, red onion, strawberries and balasmic dressing. Mielle and Chris made stuffed pears with goat cheese and candied walnuts. What a feast!

Danielle has a beautiful backyard that is prefect for a photo shoot. Lucky for me, Jason brought his camera along. I am obsessed with mixing patterns and especially stripes with florals. That is one of my favorite combinations and it happens to be one of the trends for this spring and summer.

Stripes, florals and solids, it's all there
Stripes, florals and solids, it's all there

My floral, draped, silk skirt is from Orion London and the striped top is from Tart. Since it wasn’t quite warm enough to go without stockings, I opted for a solid pair of black tights and my Jeffrey Campbell wedged booties.  For an extra layer, I added a solid black knit blazer from 7forallmandkind. I didn’t want to look like a hot mess with too many patterns and colors so I purposely stuck with all black solids.

My tribute to the 80's
My tribute to the 80's

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Hallways and stripes

I should be organizing my bedroom and preparing for the work week but instead I am going to avoid it all and write a quick blog post. Last week I pulled a black sleeveless Natasha jersey dress from Tart out of my closet that I have yet to wear. Sadly it’s been hanging there for almost a year. Tart makes the softest jersey dresses around, not to mention this dress is flattering on all types of figures. I asked Jason to take a few quick shots of me after work last week since I received quite a few compliments from co-workers and random people at Whole Foods.

This Tart jersey dress came through for me after all
This Tart jersey dress came through for me after all

That day I woke up feeling a little irritated and bloated and was not in the mood to wear pants or anything that felt constricting. As I was rummaging through my clothing, the softness of this dress was what gravitated me towards it. I was determined that morning to quickly put an outfit that was suitable for work together.

Thrilled for my success of the day
Thrilled for my success of the day

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