Like many of my own wardrobe choices, the decision of what Lydia should wear for Easter this year began with a pair of shoes. I actually bought this beautiful embroidered grey pair of shoe when Lydia was a BABY! (I know, I'm not normal, but these are some pretty GREAT shoes!)
I had them stashed away in a closet and had forgotten all about them (its only been 4 years!) when Lydia found them and noticed that they were her size! She was in love with the shoes and wanted to wear them right away. I asked her to wait and promised we would find an Easter dress that matched them.
I had been looking, unsuccessfully, for a few weeks when I saw this pale pink poofy dress at Target. It is a very pretty dress and I knew that Lydia would LOVE it, but it was a little plain for my taste. I was hoping to find a dress with some hints of pink, grey, and green similar to the shoes. Since I couldn't find a dress with the embellishment that I wanted, I decided to buy the plain dress and add my own.
I had big ideas for making a sash and adding flowers and lace, but in the end (and thanks to my dawning realization that 2 kids leaves me very little time for crafting) the simplest solution proved to be the best. I found some stunning silver lace and simply sewed it to the existing waist band on the dress.
She feels like a princess in this dress and the silver lace is the icing on this pink poofy cake!