If ever an occasion called for festive new clothes, this is it! The assembly gathered on Easter Sunday in its best dress shows the special nature of Easter. If you’ve tuned in to our radio show Catholic Women Now, you’ve heard Julie Nelson and me talking about spring fashions. We challenged ourselves to put some fashion tips into practice this Easter. Here are the results!
What’s the Nelson Clan Wearing?
With two sons currently out-of-state, the Nelson family has downsized a bit this year. Here’s Julie with husband Lynn, son Daniel, and daughter Mary. Julie was a happy momma this morning as the Nelsons accomplished a first in many years … arriving early enough to snag a seat in the church and not the overflow parish center! We Schmidts are always late to the party, so kudos on your promptness, Nelsons!
Look at Jules’ dress — doesn’t she own that sapphire blue color?! Looking great, girlfriend. The pearl necklace adds a nice soft touch, too. I say she looks like the First Lady of Catholic Radio! And I’m loving the shades of green on the rest of the family. Speaking of, on the way out of church today, here’s what Mary said to Julie.
Mary: Mom, mint green is the color for spring.
Julie: How did you know?
Mary: Because a lady at church told me she liked my dress and that mint green is so in right now.
We like to think the lady heard it first on Catholic Women Now! (And you do look fabulous in mint green, Miss Mary!)
And What’s Das Schmidt Haus Wearing?
We decided to work the “in” spring colors as well. Joel wore a manly (oorah!) pink dress shirt and festive multi-color necktie. The kids are both working shades of green, too — mint and emerald. Message received; all shades of green are in! Lucy is sporting a nice Easter bonnet that I found at Target for $1.00. I threw my favorite coral-colored sweater over a very comfy navy and white dress. Comfort is in this spring, right?
So What Did You Wear?
In an effort to build community and get to know our great listeners, we want YOU to show us your Easter best. By doing so, you’ll be entered to win a gift card to Fashion by The Halltree, the best darned fashion boutique in the greater Des Moines metro area. In the comment box below there is an option to upload a photo. Click on the “Choose File” icon to upload your photo. FYI, don’t try to upload a photo via the Facebook comment plugin because it won’t work. You must use the comment system illustrated here.
Are you ready to show us your Easter best? We can’t wait to “meet” you. No rush — we’ll leave the post open throughout the week, so savor Easter Sunday with your family! And don’t forget to tune in to Catholic Women Now the week of April 8th to hear who wins the great prize.
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Each week Julie Nelson and I explore the depth, breadth, and strength of the Catholic Church through a feminine lens on our radio show Catholic Women Now. The show, produced by Iowa Catholic Radio, is heard in the Des Moines area on 1150AM, 88.5 & 94.5 FM. Listeners outside this area can stream online via ChristianNetCast or through the Tune-In Radio app. Show times: Tuesday at 2:30pm, Friday at 9:00pm, Saturday at 8:30 and 11:30am and Sunday at 6:00pm — all times Central. Tune in; tell a friend!