Easter Weekend Recap | Seersucker Sass

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter Weekend Recap

Happy Tuesday, y'all!  I don't typically post "Weekend Recap" posts because I realize that no one really cares, but I had an eventful weekend full of wardrobe changes and excitement, so I broke my own rule.

Since it was a long weekend, I guess we'll start with Friday!

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We typically work bank holidays in my office and only take off for things like Christmas and Thanksgiving (which is ironic because of the stereotype that government employees get every holiday off!), but I decided not to go in Good Friday.  I was sore from having biospies taken from my skin on Friday, and it felt nice to not have to wear real clothes for a day as they healed.

I also wrote a really personal post about what had been going on with me health wise.  Thank y'all so much for your kind words and prayers.  I'm impatiently waiting for test results, and I hope to share positive news with y'all soon.

The necklace in the Instagram photo above was a gift from my friend Lauren at Rose Water Designs.  The date is when I was declared cancer free, almost 5 years ago.  If you'd like to order a similar necklace, here's the link!



Saturday turned into a day of many unexpected adventures!  After being inside all day Friday, I needed some fresh air.  I took a quick trip to Ulta, and I had no idea that their 21 Days of beauty was going on.  I ended up picking up Tarte mascara for $10 (!!!) that I'm now obsessed with and a contour stick because I'm a little #obsessed with contouring my face.  


From there, I went to my best friend's bridal shower!  I've always loved maxi dresses, but now that my legs and hip have basically been cut all to hell, I'm extra appreciative of the comfort and coverage that they provide.  The maxi I'm wearing is super old Tommy Hilfiger, but I did find a similar dress here and another one here.

If you're looking to be the hit of the bridal shower, I recommend Pottery Barn's Great White Cheese Plate.  I paired it with Marble Cheese Knives because who doesn't love cheese?!  (PS - If you sign up for Pottery Barn emails, you immediately get a 15% off coupon!  Take advantage of that this wedding season!)



While at the bridal shower, I got a text from a former co-worker asking if I wanted to try out the new Escape Room in our community that evening.  It's not open to the public yet, and we ended up being one of two test groups that escaped!  I wasn't sure what to think, but oh my gosh - it was so much fun!!  I loved it, and I can't wait to try out the other three rooms.  (The one that we did was Sherlock Holmes themed.)  It's really neat to see everyone work together as a team, and it gives everyone a chance to let their strengths shine.

As for outfit details - top // shorts ($20 & multiple colors!) // shoes




Sunday was Easter Sunday, which is one of my favorite days of the year!

Early on Easter Sunday, we made the decision to go to the 8 am mass instead of the 9:30 service because we knew it would be so crowded and neither of us felt great.  I threw on one of my favorite Lilly dresses, threw my hair in a pony tail, and applied my makeup in the car.  I'm so glad that we didn't skip the service like we were contemplating, because it felt like the preacher was preaching to me. I left feeling so full of joy and ready to take on the world!

outfit details:  dress // shoes // earrings // fitbit
five minute face details:  CC Cream // powder // blush & bronzer // brows // lashes // lips



My favorite thing about 8 am mass is that my day starts earlier, and I leave feeling so ready to be productive.  As soon as I got home, I decided to start working through a devotional that I had really struggled to find time for before.  I ended up reading the first three chapters before going to lunch with my family, and then that evening I started working through Session One of the devotional.  Wow.  Y'all God is really rocking my world through this devotional!  Every morning when I wake up, I'm already excited about doing my devotional when I get home that evening.  If you're looking for a devotional, I highly recommend it.  I started working through the book of Proverbs on Sunday by reading one a day.  If you're interested in following along with me, I'll be reading Proverbs 3 tonight!

devotional // workbook

(PS - I got that cute little succulent as a gift at Saturday's shower, and I took it to my office with me to sit in the window sill.  I loved it so much that I picked up two more + a cactus last night!)

We met up with my family for Easter lunch, and C was nice enough to take some family photos for us afterwards.  (PS - My brother is 10 years younger than me, but he looks older than me most of the time!)








I'm thankful for a long weekend that was the perfect balance.  There was rest, reflection, and relaxation.  But there was also a lot of activity and time spent with family and friends.  

How was your Easter weekend?!


18 comments:

  1. I love church services where it feels like the sermon speaks to your heart directly! <3 So happy that you had a nice Easter with your family. Hoping for good results on your test!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  2. Looks like a special weekend, indeed! We have an escape room and I'm dying to try it out! That necklace is also such a thoughtful gift!

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  3. Your family photos at the end of the post are so sweet! It sounds like you had a lovely weekend, I don't usually do weekend recap posts either but every so often they aren't so bad, some weekends are definitely more exciting than others! My coworkers have been thinking of doing one of the escape rooms as a team bonding event, I think it sounds like so much fun!

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  4. Love your striped top and your Easter dress!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  5. Your weekend sounds great! I absolutely love your Easter dress!!

    Carley

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  6. Escape the Room is so fun! Last year we did this for our company outing. My team escaped! Wooo Xoxo Mindy

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  7. Looks like such a beautiful and special weekend and I am praying for you and for positive results!
    xo
    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  8. Love seeing what you're up to! Hoping your results show that you're still cancer free!!

    xo
    Sami
    www.theclassicbrunette.com

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  9. I've done an escape room before, they're so fun! I'm glad you had such a lovely Easter weekend. Hope all is well and sending prayer your way.

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  10. Love seeing those family photos at the end! I've heard about the escape room thing but I never really read into it, it seems like it'd be so much fun though! My brother is 4 years younger than me and he looks older than me, too! He's so tall just like your brother!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  11. What a great necklace. I will send the link to my friend that had a brain tumor. I hope you get positive results. Love that dress you wore for Easter!

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  12. Girl, you have the cutest little outfits! I love seeing what you wore all weekend! Also loving that pretty necklace. I am sending lots of love your way, sweet girl!

    xo Ashley

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  13. What a fun weekend! Hope you already got the positive news you were hoping for! <3

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  14. I'm so glad that you had a good weekend. I'm thinking of you about everything. xx

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  15. such a fun easter recap!! I absolutely loved your easter dress on you.... ALSO, I read the best yes last year. such an amazing read, makes me want to read it again!

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  16. I absolutely love escape rooms! We did a few in Austin last fall, and now they seem to be exploding all over the country!
    I love your easter dress! It's so simple, yet so perfect!

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  17. Looks like the perfect weekend! I love that dress you wore.

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  18. Looks like such a great weekend! I love the pictures with your family, too cute!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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