In My Easter Bonnet…

Hello hello! I realize that it’s a bit past Easter now, but despite all of my good intentions of writing this post while we were on the road it never did seem to happen. So, before any more time passes, let’s get back on this blogging wagon.

1940s inspired Showgirl Royalty ostrich feather print dress from Trashy Diva in royal blue, yellow, peach, mint, and purple, worn with a large blue hat and blue sandals

I have long been an admirer of vintage ostrich feather prints, although the vintage originals are hard to find and often prohibitively expensive. I think some of my appreciation for them can be traced to my dear friend Hannah (see example A and example B of the real deal done exceedingly well) who always looks effortlessly fabulous in a maxi dress while I always feel slightly overdressed––which is saying something for someone who is always overdressed!

1940s inspired Showgirl Royalty ostrich feather print dress from Trashy Diva in royal blue, yellow, peach, mint, and purple, worn with a large blue hat and blue sandals

Anyway, all this to say, when Trashy Diva came out with their Showgirl Royalty print I knew I was going to need to buy something to fulfill my feather dreams. Trashy Diva is still rather spendy and for me can be really hit-or-miss with the cuts and styles (necklines too plunging, hemlines too high) so I ended up going with the maxi dress despite my concerns of looking too fancy.

Frances wears a large blue felt hat with purple flowers tucked under the brim and a blouse with puffed sleeves and a small bow at the neckline.

Of course, there’s no such thing as too fancy on Easter Sunday, so I gave the ensemble its inaugural outing on Easter, complete with a large blue felt hat that belonged to my Busia and a spray of purple flowers under the brim to brighten it up.

Deep blue leather 1940s styled shoes with a small peep-toe and cut-out vamps peek out from under the hem of a cobalt blue dress with feathers on it

I also wore my blue sandals from Rocket Originals, although this picture really illustrates that hanging the dress up in the bathroom after it arrived wasn’t quite enough to get rid of all the wrinkles!

1940s inspired Showgirl Royalty ostrich feather print dress from Trashy Diva in royal blue, yellow, peach, mint, and purple, worn with a large blue hat and blue sandals

I may decide to hem the dress at some later date, but for now I’m enjoying the occasional foray into wearing long dresses and the extra twirly skirt it provides.

Frances wears a large blue felt hat with purple flowers tucked under the brim and a blouse with puffed sleeves and a small bow at the neckline.
1940s inspired Showgirl Royalty ostrich feather print dress from Trashy Diva in royal blue, yellow, peach, mint, and purple, worn with a large blue hat and blue sandals

OUTFIT DETAILS

Blue felt hat: Belonged to my Busia
Purple flowers: La Casa de Flores
Feather print maxi dress and blouse: Trashy Diva
Blue 40s-style sandals: Rocket Originals

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  1. Ms Sam Doss

    You don’t look too fancy; you look gorgeous! And I love that the hat was from family. Add to that your adorable shoes and hair- and you are just an Easter vision!

  2. Lynne A Johnson

    Beautiful print and looks devine! Glad you are back to blogging too. I know it takes time! We readers do enjoy seeing your lovely outfits and catching up on
    musings.

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