Hoppy Easter - Pish to Posh

Hoppy Easter

Hoppy Easter!!! (super corny I know!)

Easter is often looked upon as a time of “rebirth”.  As a Christian and someone who celebrates Easter I must confess that this year is the first in many where I have taken the time to reflect on the meaning of this holiday.  Now, I am not going to preach at you nor will this post be heavily loaded with religion but as you have come to know I try to be honest in my writing.  This Easter brings some new and different reflections.  As Easter is in spring and spring is a time of regrowth, rebirth and starting anew I could not help but to see a parallel between my life and this Easter season.

Over the last few weeks you may have noticed (or not, which would be great) that I have been a bit off or a bit scatterbrained and even a bit negative.  At the beginning I thought it was just because I did not want to leave London but as time has gone on it is has become more apparent there are deeper feelings here.  I have felt, for some time, a serious dichotomy between my life here on the blog and social media and my life offline…. they did not seem to mirror each other.  I am in control of what I put out into cyberspace and I took great care to showcase myself in the best light possible- to be fair to myself who wouldn’t?!?  BUT it is time that I begin to showcase my life as I see it everyday.  As a stay at home mother and a wife.

Photos: Zoey Grace Photography 

Shop My look: dress // cardigan // booties // earrings 
shop Declans look: pants // polo // sport coat // sneakers 
shop Brendans look: pants // polo // shoes // watch 

Dressing for Easter is one of my favorite things because it always reminds me of getting dressed up as a little girl.  This year we are spending Easter in Chicago with Brendan’s family and I am so very excited to get dressed up.  Finding my whole outfit at Old Navy was a pleasant surprise for me as I went in looking for some stuff for Declan.  I am loving this duster length cardigan and this pin tuck dress- both easy to wear, trendy and comfortable.  Declan’s sport coat was a random find but isn’t it just ADORABLE. I am one who does not like to spend a lot of money on clothes for my three year old boy as they either end up with food, dirt or boogers on them so I was happy to find his Easter outfit for under $25.  These skinny chinos and this bicycle polo still allow him to run around yet look put together.    Brendan’s classic style suits him so well as he just loves his chambray and polos– it is seriously his dadiform!!!

rebirth of Pish to Posh

It is time that I begin to weave my online life with my real life… starting with the fact that I am a mom and wife and a friend.  I started this blog as something for myself and worked very hard at keeping it separate from my life as a mother and a wife… but over time that has becoming impossible to keep up.  Rightfully so!  Do I still love fashion- yes!!  Do I still want to inspire you to feel good through fashion- yes!!! Are there are other aspects to me that I want to share with you- YES!!!!   I am more than just a fashionable person (and somedays I am not even that) and there are so many pieces that make me whole.  My goal to inspire you remains at the core of my journey but I want to inspire you to be real and authentic in your own life- to cherish and foster your passions, to admittedly accept your challenges and to be proud of all the things that make you whole.  So, as we approach Easter Sunday and celebrate the rebirth of Christ I am anxious to begin to rebuild, regrow and refine my blog and social media to showcase that I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a lover of Sauvignon Blanc, a passionate lifestyle fashionista, a little girl at heart, an avid recipe experimenter and an entrepreneur.

I hope you continue to travel this path with me- I hope you find inspiration for yourself-

With Love,

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16 thoughts on “Hoppy Easter

  • Reply Alaya Scott April 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Your family is just adorable! I think it will be a great idea to revamp your blog and include more personal things. I’d certainly love that! Have a great day 🙂

    • Reply pishtoposh April 18, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      WOW- thank you so much Alaya! New posts coming up that are much more personal.

  • Reply Anna April 12, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    What a lovely post! You have a beautiful family! Xo ~ Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com

  • Reply Delayna April 12, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    I love these pics!! Easter is my favorite to celebrate as a Christina as well!!
    This looks like Fort Collins, I grew up there.. It reminds me of home!! Are you in Colorado now or London?

    • Reply pishtoposh April 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      Hi Deleayna- I am back in Denver now- these were taken at Cheesman Park. Was in London until the end of January.

  • Reply Miki April 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Beautiful post ! Happy Easter .

  • Reply Monika April 12, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Grear photos to cherish for years to come! Your little one is so cute!

    • Reply pishtoposh April 18, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Thanks Monika- hope you had a great weekend!

  • Reply Margaret Rigney April 12, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    So. much. YES to this post!!! I feel that what we post shouldn’t be curated and nit-picked and selectively chosen to mirror the best parts of ourselves or our lives, because then we aren’t be as authentic– mostly with ourselves and secondarily to our readers. It’s easy to get judged now with social media, and I think it’s sad, but that’s the double-edged sword.

    Love this.

    • Reply pishtoposh April 18, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Margaret- Thank you so much for the support and encouragement! Really hoping to be more authentic and real.

  • Reply Kara April 12, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Gorgeous pictures of your beautiful family, Amanda. Being true to yourself is always the right path. Xoxo

    • Reply pishtoposh April 18, 2017 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks Kara- hope you had a great weekend and Easter!

  • Reply christine April 12, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Happy Easter! Loved your post and loved the pictures!

  • Reply Chante April 12, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Wow this post couldn’t have come at a better time! I’ve been going through something so similar and your words were very inspiring 🙂 Also, you have such a beautiful family!!
    Chanté xo | http://www.chante-louise.com

  • Reply Jannine Pampu April 13, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Your little man is absolutely adorable! Such a cute family <3

    xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit.com

  • Reply Courtney Bentley April 14, 2017 at 1:12 am

    wow! lovely family photos! all looking sleek! your little human is so cute!

    Courtney Bentley || http://www.courtneyvioletbentley.com

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