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striped top with bell sleeves

Hampton, VA has the most colorful and whimsical wall paintings (although Norfolk, VA has more and more wall art popping up). This colorful wall art made me stop, and it instantly warmed my heart and made me think about Easter. Easter in Hungary is quite the occasion. Me growing up, the girls, mothers and grandmothers stayed at home on Easter Monday awaiting all the boys with delicious ham, finger food and linzer cookies. The tradition was that the boys and men got on the road with a bottle of perfume and visited all the girls and women they knew and were close to their hearts. As they arrived, they told a short Easter poem, asked whether they were “allowed to sprinkle” and basically poured whatever cologne/eau de toilette or perfume they had with them. Then we all sat down to chit-chat and eat. And that went on all day. The boys and men kept coming and the girls and women kept getting “stinkier” as the day went on. A tradition that I appreciate so much more now than I did back in the day.

striped top with bell sleeves

Now onto the outfit: This loose top is comes in different colors and prints, but this striped version is surely my favorite. You can tuck it in a pencil skirt if you wanted to dress it up or just leave it as is and keep things effortless with a pair of your favorite pants. The bell sleeves add tons of volume and the ribbon is an extra bonus on the sleeves. This surely is one of my favorite spring tops and it has been on frequent rotation during my off-duty hours.

I wish you all a wonderful rest of the week and great time with your families at Easter!

outfit details

striped top with bell sleeves – chicwish c/o
cropped pants – paige
pumps – calvin klein

other striped tops on my radar

Photos by Rick Robillard