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Ootd 26

Throughout my childhood in St. Mary, Jamaica W.I., Easter was & still is a large celebration of Christ’s Resurrection. It is preceded by forty days of Lent, during which some Jamaicans abstain from their favorite indulgences. Many give up drinking alcohol, eating pork, or meat altogether. As a result, more fish tends to be eaten during Lent, particularly on Good Friday which is a fast day for the more religious. In my family, we attended church on Good Friday for a minimum of 3 hours in honor of time Jesus spent on the cross.  Bun and cheese are a must for Jamaicans in the Easter season, and the supermarket shelves are laden with Easter buns of all sizes. Since no cooking was done on Good Friday, we devoured Bun and cheese all day. School children get an Easter break of about 2 weeks;  Good Friday and Easter Monday are both public holidays. After Good Friday, the mood lightens, and by Saturday evening there are usually a few parties going on. Easter Sunday is another church day, with white as the color of choice for many of the ladies’ dresses. Easter Monday is a day for the beach, kite flying, flower shows or any of a host of events.


This past Easter we celebrated the Resurrection at my Mom’s church. My cousin and I regularly attend an Episcopal church and we are confirmed Anglicans, but my Mom is a member of a non-denominational church very close to her home. On Easter and Mother’s day we attend church with her and and then venture out for a late breakfast thereafter. It was a cloudy & windy day in SoFlo and I shopped my closet for this outfit.  The top and skirt still had tags on them and together they cost $13.68. Both are a result of my latest closet purge.


The Max Studio skirt was folded in my closet for years and purchased from TJ Maxx. The Merona top is from the clearance rack at Target. The shoes are old Nine West. The handbag is very old Michael Kors that I had repaired.


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  • Reply Patti

    you look wonderful and that scarf is the best. thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox


    04/18/2017 at 8:37 am
  • Reply KizzyDoll

    looking gorgeous x

    04/19/2017 at 4:42 am
  • Reply Missy May

    Sounds like a great Easter well spent and you look wonderful. Great styling! 🙂

    04/19/2017 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Tijana

    Fantastic post, like it 🙂

    04/19/2017 at 11:27 am
    • Reply Neti*

      Thanks so much for visiting!

      04/19/2017 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Oh to Be a Muse

    Looking lovely! Did I already ask you if you happen to live close to Commercial Blvd? This area just looks really familiar to me from when I lived in Florida.

    04/19/2017 at 1:53 pm
    • Reply Neti*

      Thanks Dear. Yes, my Mom lives in a 55+ community close to commercial and I spend the weekends with her. I live East in a beach town.

      04/19/2017 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply jess jannenga

    Sounds like you had a Blessed and lovely Easter. Beautiufl neuatral outfit and I love the colors in your scarf!
    thanks for linking
    jess xx

    04/20/2017 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Lenya

    What a beautifully styled outfit, Neti, you look amazing, elegant and sophisticated. I love every single piece you’re wearing. Sounds like you spent a wonderful Easter with your mom and family. God bless my beautiful sis.
    much luv and big hugs

    04/21/2017 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply nerline

    I love the color combination here, Neti! You nailed it.

    04/22/2017 at 2:57 am
  • Reply Beauty

    Easter is one of my favorite holidays especially because of the reason (resurrection) you explained here and this post reminds me of my younger days in my home country in Africa where Easter is a big celebration too. Very beautiful outfit and such a good deal on both pieces.

    On another note Neti, I’m taking a long break from Blogging and I have changed my Blog settings to private but I’ll continue to stop by your blog to enjoy your insightful posts. Have a great Week.

    04/25/2017 at 1:37 am
  • Reply JTwisdom

    You look lovely. Looks like you had a great Easter (Resurrection Sunday). The top and skirt was an awesome deal.

    05/06/2017 at 6:25 pm
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