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One quiet afternoon, I saw a picture of the young Princess Charlotte attending a spring birthday party in a pale blue dress with a deeper blue cardigan, and was instantly smitten. Ideas for translating this into a royally inspired Easter wardrobe began flooding into my mind and pouring out into my pinterest account.
I was immediately convinced that fold-over bobby socks and Mary Janes have been sadly missing from my daughter’s wardrobes. I had to grieve the fact that Stuart missed the traditional years for short trousers and tall socks. After I made my peace with long chinos again, I started scouring my usual sites. Here’s what we came up with.
The skirt and top that Dazz is wearing, came from Swap.com. The skirt is almost but not quite a circle skirt. It is made from the lightest gauzy cotton I’ve ever felt. It came from Crewcuts, and they seem to have a lot of options for laid back vintage styling. Her sheer white blouse is from Yigga, but they don’t seem to have much of a web presence these days.
I can’t find anything currently available which is exactly like either her skirt or top. If I were rebuilding her outfit from scratch, I would probably flip her colors and go with this adorable vintage inspired top from Crewcuts, and this crisp eyelet skirt by Peek.
Her (organic!) socks and shoes were both from Amazon.
(Her ever-present amber bracelet is from Powel’s Owls. She has idiopathic arthritis and seems to get great relief from pain and swelling in her wrists and hands when she wears an amber bracelet.)
Her cardigan is from CrewCuts, via Swap.com
Stuart is a huge fan of Children’s Place chinos. I think he has owned all the colors that they make, at this point. We generally buy ours on Amazon, and because of prime shipping, they often come out to be cheaper than buying directly from CP.
His French Toast shirt, bow tie, and Nautica dress belt, also came from Amazon. His wingtip oxfords are by Brooks Brothers, and we found them second hand. These may be a more budget friendly option.
Cece is sporting a Gymboree dress which we scored through Swap.com. I can’t really find anything similar at Gymboree right now. When I was initially shopping for her, I was looking for something that resembled this Carriage Boutique dress.
Her patent leather blue squeaker shoes are made by Laniecakes and came from Zullily. I am striking out all over the place today, because I can’t find any exactly like them anywhere online!
Her cardigan came from Old Navy, and they don’t have the exact one available anymore, but seriously, this one is way better! I adore the yoke detailing. Lastly, we’ve got hair bows.
I was so blessed recently to win a give-away from Modern Mrs Darcy, for a gift card to ThredUp. I was able to acquire so many nice items for the children for spring and summer this year. Anywho, I digress. Lucy and I were browsing ThredUp when we spotted the perfect Easter dress for her. It is also from Gymboree, and is the exact same floral print as Cece’s, but with the sweetest blue gingham detailing. Once again, there’s nothing exactly like it currently being sold (at least not that I have seen), but we very much love the look of this pale blue dress from Pippa & Julie. Her Tucker + Tate cardigan came from Swap.com.
Lucy also has Sierra cuffed socks, and while we were able to score her Gymboree Mary Janes using our ThredUp gift card, they are very similar to Dazz’s shoes from Amazon.
Gigi is wearing a pale blue, swiss dot, OshKosh dress. The pictures don’t do justice to the sweetness factor! OshKosh does such a nice job with dresses! Check out this sweet vintage dress, complete with pin-tucks and a peter pan collar. Her cardigan is also a Tucker + Tate. Tucker + Tate is such a classic line – I always look for this brand second-hand. She loves her Mary Janes, which were another Amazon purchase.
(Looking back over these pictures has me wishing I had pulled her sash down to cover her waistline!)
It was so much fun putting these outfits together! The big girls especially seemed to enjoy getting their vintage royal on.
Happy Easter, from our family to yours!
“It means,” said Aslan, “that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of Time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who has committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards. And now—”