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The girl in black went light for Easter.

My daughter often wears black concert T-shirts and leggings for casual wear, black leotard and shorts for dance classes and a few coats that contain black. She just likes the color, no other reason (in case you’re thinking “goth” style).

Imagine my surprise when she chose a lacy, pale pink dress for Easter.

I went in search of an Easter dress on Good Friday afternoon (March 30, 2018). My daughter originally planned to wear a dress and cardigan that she had worn for Christmas — a red, white and black Hot Topic ensemble featuring the band Twenty-One Pilots. As I looked for dresses to try on, she also found a few that she wanted to try.

Eventually, she settled on the short, light pink sleeveless frock with a light pink lace overlay and eyelet trim around the front neckline. The purchase wasn’t planned. There was no argument about what dress to choose. It just happened.

I smiled broadly as I looked at her in the outfit, and I got one of those, “What, Mom?!” reactions. I told her I couldn’t help it. It was different seeing my daughter in a lighter-colored outfit. It reminded me of her early years when she would wear pastels often found in spring and summer wardrobes. To me, she looked like a princess.

While my daughter took the lighter approach to Easter apparel, I ended up with a navy-blue dress with a V-neck and sheer material hanging from the short sleeves. I guess you could say the blue and pink, side by side, paired nicely. We went home happy with our outfits.

I hope you all had a happy and blessed Easter!