I hope you had a great Easter weekend filled with lots of love, Peeps, and (if your me) popcorn flavored Jelly Belly beans... yummmm.
It's funny, I have always loved Easter - everything about the holiday. I loved the smell of lilies that would fill our house all season long (they are my moms favorite too). As a child, I loved waking up early with my sisters and hunting for our Easter baskets for about an hour, before we would finally give up (while my dad sat doubled over laughing so hard he would cry at how well he had hidden them from us... he's really a giant kid). I loved getting together with our neighbors and old friends that would finally seem to emerge from hibernation at this first sight of spring. I loved going to grandmas house for a yummy and overly indulgent brunch... and I especially loved picking out Easter dresses with my mom - the poofiest, bowiest, pinkest one I could find (you would have never guessed, right?).
As we get older, obviously all of the little things that I loved about Easter aren't as important (as I sit here staring at four wilting lilies). I get a little sentimental thinking about my childhood, but I can't help but get excited about the unique traditions Jonny and I are creating together. Our families were spread out across the country over the holiday so Jonny and I spent it cozied up in our cabin and enjoying the incredible spring skiing conditions we are having in Colorado. With that came a mountain top Easter church service and a beautiful spring day on the mountain that will become a fun tradition of our own.
Before making the quick trip to the mountains we stopped by one of our favorite restaurants, North, in Cherry Creek for a quick bite. Right around the corner is long time local jewelry store, John Atencio (actually where my mom and sisters bridal jewelry are from), I love their beautiful, and updated styles like I am wearing. The gorgeous Rubellite, from his Signature Collection is an amazing alternative to your standard engagement ring. Since I have my set already, I like it as a right hand ring and I love that it is more pink than your standard ruby.
I absolutely love this dress (it comes in regular and petite, I am wearing a 2p)! The bell sleeves make it so fun, and the lace is always classic. I actually wore it to meetings all day with my favorite nude pumps (these) and changed into these metallic pumps (currently 40% off with code brspring) to dress up a little bit for the evening.
Have a wonderful rest of your week! Feel free to email me or comment with any questions - I love hearing what is going on with you and what you want to read more about.