Easter Dress for Mom

by Tina on April 15, 2014

in Celebrations, Fashion

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When I was a little girl my parents always bought me a special Easter Dress every spring. Over the years the dresses came in many different varieties… it was the 80′s so there were plenty of years with very puffy sleeves and loads of tulle!  Maybe it is a bit of an overindulgence but I still like to keep the tradition alive with my children and even though my husband did not grow up with this tradition, he always lets me choose a dress as well.  And why shouldn’t there be a special Easter Dress for Mom, right?  It can be so hard to treat ourselves when our kids’ wants and needs are seemingly endless, but there are few things better in the world than slipping into a new dress and dressing up for a beautiful Spring day, especially if it happens to be a very twirly dress!

This year I chose something very simple (sorry, the puffy sleeves of yesteryears have yet to make a return) because Denmark is so casual and I wanted something special but versatile as well.  Whether you are dressing up for Easter or for a special Spring day, I highly recommend this gorgeous dress from By Malene Birger.  It is so beautiful and soft that I am certain you will want to wear it every day of spring and summer.

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Do any of you like to get dressed up for Easter or for Spring as well?

Photography: Jack Fussell

 

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Rowena April 15, 2014 at 3:38 pm

You look lovely & so does Copenhagen with the spring buds appearing. But I am alarmed to hear you say that your husbands “lets” you choose a dress. I thought you left Morocco to get away from that sort of patriarchy? I would never let my husband dictate any of my purchases; it’s not any of his business what I buy or when or why or how much it costs, as long as I pay my half of the bills. Our money is not only in separate accounts, it is in separate banks. I have no control of his money & he has no control over mine. If he tried, he’d get the boot very fast!

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Celena April 15, 2014 at 6:15 pm

Lovely dress! This year, I couldn’t get away with it ;) I am a big fan of By Malene Birger so I can understand your excitement!
Just to address Rowena’s comment: I don’t see the comment as being paternalistic. My husband and I have a financial relationship where both of our incomes go into a “family” account. If I want to make a purchase, I check with him and vice versa. The money that I may want to spend on something for myself may be better spent on something else in the bigger picture. Same goes for his purchases. We don’t necessarily say no to the intended purchase but we may suggest that we think about it some more before spending the money ;) Given that we have a house, cars and 3 kids, the money always needs to go somewhere…

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Kelleyn April 16, 2014 at 2:42 am

Happy Easter! You look lovely! I want your coat!

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Astrid April 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

I agree with Rowena. Lovely dress, but I too was alarmed by the comment about your husband “letting” you buy it.
We too have a joined bank account, a house, 3 kids and two cars, but we also have faith in each others judgement. I would be highly alarmed if my husband tried to dictate what I used our money for. I’m an adult, I’m perfectly able to make an overwiev of our financial situation and judge whether or not I can afford a new dress.

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Tina April 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm

Girls, honestly. I use the word “let” very lightly. We have always had a joint account and it is just what works for us, but I’m definitely the spender of the two of us. My husband hardly spends any of our money and never complains about what I buy. He is an extraordinarily sweet, kind, and generous man. We are in a bit of a different situation in the fact that we work together and earn much of our money together, so we have an agreement that we discuss any bigger expenses. We can both go buy anything we want, but out of respect for one another we find it best to chat briefly before making a large purchase.

I think everyone needs to find what works for them. My parents have always had separate accounts and have been together since they were 14 years old. So, if what you are doing works for you, then keep doing it!

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Katie April 22, 2014 at 6:03 pm

i love the image of you in the sunglasses, with your arms crossed, looking down.
gorgeous!

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