Normally I’ll have 2 Easters to debut a floral or pastel color outfit, but this year I had only one. Unfortunately it was a hot and sticky Easter (thankfully not as hot and miserably sticky as last year’s); fortunately Pasxa was early enough in the season this year that although it packed some heat, there was a nice spring breeze that cooled us all off as we sat outside and celebrated the holiday with lots of lamb and lots of wine. *salivates*

Earrings : “Sophee” Kendra Scott – rose gold

Steve Madden espadrilles “Elody” (DSW)

Espadrilles make me jump for joy and are THE epitome of summer/springtime shoe.

Love a braid crown for warm days

Top : Stitch Fix || Bottoms : H&M Twill shorts

I’m normally not a fan of flowy tops (they make me feel large and shapeless) but this is perfect for the season and my gal-pal Kristen picked it out for me.

Kept makeup very light. My parents have been hosting Greek Easter for an eternity, and as their offspring, we’re expected to help. Which means, there’s a lot of running around trying to be co-hostesses with the mostest(-esses).

FACE : Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint in St. Moritz
BROWS : ABH Brow Gel
MASCARA : L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black
LIPS : ABH Tulip

 

xoxo

The Glam Greek

Xristos Anesti, my friends!!!

You know you’re Greek when it takes you a few days to recover and get back to normal after Easter. And even though this Easter was low key considering the Western & Orthodox liturgical calendars synced up this year, it still took me a full week to rest up. Okay, actually I’m using that as an excuse for not being more on my game. (I’m mature enough to call myself out).

Lips : Kat Von D Backstage Bambi + Anastasia Beverly Hills Party Pink || Necklace : Bauble Bar || Dress : Closet London

I typically prefer Autumn/Winter to Spring/Summer; the weather is good to my hair, makeup, and allergies. But I can enjoy the way that the warm weather and sunshine make me feel, the blooming plants and sense of life and rejuvenation that the season brings. It also helps that I’m obsessed with florals, and this time of year gives me the best excuse to bring out my brightest, most blooming options.

Shoes : Guess

Wearing bright statement pieces help me keep the sunshine on April Shower days

Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter are all perfect reasons to dig out the brights from storage and start adding your spring pieces to slay an outfit.

Princess Vibes

I love this dress from Closet London – the perfect timeless, flirty, classy LBD. Usually when a dress comes with a belt, I toss it. They’re typically cheap looking and I can find much better alternatives. But will you check out how cute this one is?

Did I mention this dress comes with pockets?!

With the simplicity of the LBD, I wanted to keep this look simple as well using strategically placed bursts of color with the shoes, the statement necklace and the bright pink lips. So I had the same idea with the makeup for this look.

Face : Urban Decay Naked Foundation 7.5
Concealer : Maybelline Age Rewind in Neutralizer
Contour : ABH Stick Foundation in Mink; Kat Von D Shade + Light Palette
Powders : Laura Mercier Brightening for under eye || Laura Mercier Transluscent
Blush : (subtle) Sephora Collection No. 5

Brows : ABD Dipbrow
Shadows : Makeup Geek Mango Tango & Cocoa Bear in the crease; Bitten to deepen; Coloured Raine shadows in Who, Me? + Champagne Life on the lid; Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma + MUFE D862 in inner corner; ABH Pro Pencil in Base 1 in water line; Bitten blended out with Cocoa Bear smudged under the eye
Liner : NYX Matte Black liquid liner
Falsies : Ardell Wispies

 

xoxo

The Glam Greek

“Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”

Easter in the Western world means pastel colors, Easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies and church on Sunday morning.

Easter in Greece means the color red, LOTS of time spent at church and LAMB!

For Orthodox Christians – Easter is the largest, most intricate, most beautiful feast day of the liturgical calendar. It is literally the basis of our faith and the reason we’re called Christians. Of course Christmas is a big deal as well, but does anyone really know that Jesus is the Son of God as He lay in His manger? It’s not until His Passion, Death and Resurrection does the early Church become established, and the apostles start to spread His Word, reaching and converting more and more people to the Truth. I could turn this into an essay about the importance of Easter based off my studies from the University of St. Thomas, but that would take me a couple of hours of research and essay planning, and seeing that it’s already late on this beautiful Palm Sunday, I’ll have to save this idea for next Easter.

Palm Sunday is my favorite Sunday of the year. It marks the end of a somber and long Lenten period as it also marks the beginning of the hardest, yet most rewarding week of the Lenten period. Holy Week is 7 days of multiple church services. It’s peaceful, it’s beautiful, it’s reflective. The services are symbolic and the passages read during this week are incredibly meaningful – they invoke anger, pain, passion, sorrow – and OH! SO MUCH JOY!!!!!

Skirt by Stitch Fix

Xronia Polla!! Wishing you all a blessed and festive holiday season

*My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the bombings this morning in Egypt. My soul is with those who were killed this morning in His House of Worship. I continue to pray for Christians everywhere who are persecuted for their belief in Christ. Lord, continue to shine Your Light upon us during this Easter season, have mercy on the souls of those taken from this world too soon, and justify these acts of violence. In His Heavenly Name, I pray. Amen*

 

xoxo,

The Glam Greek