It's arrived. That time of year when pastels reign. Soft hues have been on the radar for a while, but it's a trend I'd happily leave on the racks. I love them for macarons and petit fours; dresses and pants not as much. I was excited when pale, tinted coats came out in the winter as a counterpoint to the heavy, saturated colors that we expect for that season. I guess that's why it's hard for me to embrace the pales come spring, especially Easter. They're so expected. But I thought if I was going to do a pastel blog, why not embrace the trend and see if I could find a way to make it work for me. I'd go about it like this: a soft floral print that reads mostly neutral with a wash of color, in this case a buttery yellow; a solid embellished top serving as an anchor; a bright handbag; contrast scarf and a snuggly sweater to round it out. Yes, in this outfit I would happily search high and low for Easter eggs and eat too much at brunch or dinner.