Supplying special holiday outfits for Easter and Christmas can consume all your life savings if you're not careful. Having four little ones I should know. Not to mention that my husband is a pastor so Easter and Christmas are not only special for us personally but also professionally. It's kind of a big deal around here and looking good is part of all of that. The only way I have been able to provide holiday dresses and suites for my monkeys is to by it the year before at the end of season sales. For instance, I bought this year's Easter outfits last May at Target. I got my son's entire outfit (pants, collared shirt, & sweater vest) for $7 and two super cute dresses for $4.50 each. Not too bad. Only problem is that I'm one dress short for one of my older twin daughters. While I was dress shopping for Christmas 2011 I found this dress and jacket combo and couldn't pass it up. I thought it could work for an Easter dress even though the material is a little heavy (the dress was made for the winter season). And the jacket is perfect because around these parts Easter time can still be quite chilly.
Plus, just look at that jacket. I want that jacket. I love the big buttons! It's so 1950's (the era I should have been born in) and girlie, and adorable. When I saw this jacket paired with the dress for only $10 I could not walk away.
Here's where I need help. I want to make this dress more Springy. My daughter's favorite color is pink, so I'd like to use that as the accent color somewhere. But I'm stuck! I'm not sure how to embellish or accessorize it. I also want the adjustments to be temporary because this dress will be passed on to my youngest in the future & I don't know what time of year she will wear it. I need your ideas, please post them in the comments section below. Come on fashionistas, show me what you're made of!