Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter on Edge

Top: Self Esteem, J. C. Penney's
Skirt: I Heart Ronson, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Nine West, DSW
Bag: Princess Vera, Kohl's
Sunglasses: J. C. Penney's

Top: Self Esteem, J. C. Penney's
Dress: So, Kohl's
Cardigan: Merona, Target
Bag: Journeys
Shoes: BCBG, Macy's
Sunglasses: J. C. Penney's

Top: Self Esteem, J. C. Penney's
Jeans: Candie's, Kohl's
Jacket: Decree, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Ami Clubwear
Bag: Candie's, Kohl's

Old (i.e. stale) Peeps (i.e. friends) are the best Peeps.  Lucky for me, these plush pals will live forever.

Couldn't help but gild the lily.

This post title makes it sound like I should be showcasing zombie-faced eggs and rabid rabbit barrettes instead of just a few flashy colors.  But I could never get on board with the creepy-cute calling card of Goth chic that is kawaii's darker sub-genre.  I like my sweet cut with salty, not skulls.  Which is why Easter is my second-favorite style holiday (Valentine's Day has my heart at first) and my favorite food holiday.  As I've asserted in many a bunny-themed blog post, any day that celebrates chocolate, cheese, and ham in equal measure is a-ok.

In keeping with this "edgy" Easter, I'm enjoying the small town stylings of Leslie's Meier's Easter Bunny Murder.  Despite beginning with the untimely and unnatural demise of everyone's favorite treat-toting rodent, it's one of the tamer cozies I've (ahem) cozied up to.  Consider this line delivered in the midst of a murder investigation:

" ' They say to plant day lilies and daffs together, but I find the day lilies push out the daffs," offered Rachel.  she dropped her voice and added, "Day lilies can be garden thugs, very aggressive." ' (110)

Oh, the horrors of horticulture!  Thugs indeed, Rachel.  It's one of the many reasons why I don't garden.

And with that, I hope you're having an excellent (if not edgy) Easter.  Preferably one filled with all of your favorite Peeps :)


Jewel Divas Style said...

Is that blue jacket leather? Ooohhhhh blue jacket......neeeeed

Michelle said...

Okay, I love that the first thing I thought of when I saw that first outfit was: It looks like a PEEP! Then lo and behold peeps are in your post further down! LOVE LOVE LOVE the POP of color that floral bib gives as well!