Palm Sunday is actually one of my favorite days of the year. It's a little weird to say so, considering what's coming, but it marks the beginning of my favorite week of the year, Holy Week.
If you don't know what Holy Week, it's the week between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, and includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Holy Week covers Jesus' entire journey, from arriving to Jerusalem, to his death and resurrection.
Needless to say, it's an emotional and extremely busy week.
But each year I choose to celebrate Palm Sunday as I would've if I were there, 2000+ years ago. I choose to celebrate Jesus coming into my city, home and heart in the same way the people of Jerusalem did, except I know what's coming. I have even more reason to celebrate, because I know what He's about to do for me, before He even does it.
Holy Week, to me, is a reminder that sometimes things have to die in order for them to be reborn. And that includes us. Sometimes we have to die to ourselves, our desires, our jobs, our friendships, our relationships... before we can be reborn or see real change in our life. Easter has always been like another New Year, a reset button of sorts.
Hence, the florals and white. It's a little cold for pinks, florals and whites, but hey, it's Spring, right? And floral print is HUGE this season! These pants are proof that you can repurpose the pieces in your own closet to create new outfits. This particular pair of pants is part of a two-piece set from Castle Black. I love the muted pink base, with white, gray and a hint of blue in the large, floral print. They're actually sold out, should we bring them back?!
When it comes to rocking prints, I love to pair a printed piece with solids that are featured in the print, but aren't as prominent. In this case, white was a great neutral color and is in the print in a subtle way! Since the print is so delicate, I opted for a chiffon, spaghetti-strap, loose top with a white blazer. I wanted to keep it simple and clean, to keep the floral print as the focus.
I went in the completely opposite direction for footwear, but it keeps the separation and balance in the look. I chose a pink pump in a similar hue as the base of the pants, in a faux suede fabric and with an embellished heel.
You can easily take this look from church/dinner/date, to casual/brunch by changing shoes! I love a good slide with a fun detail like a bow or faux fur, because it can easily take an outfit down a few notches, while still keeping it comfy and cute! Switching out your accessories is always a great way to keep an outfit casual and comfy, without compromising style. You can also opt for a knit sweater in lieu of the chiffon top or blazer!
Because, when you're stepping into Holy Week, you better come correct.