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A perfect Easter morning

When I stepped outside for an early-morning run, there was a bunny in our front yard. I’m so serious! I could not believe it!! This put a huge smile on my face for the entirety of my run… and pretty much for the entirety of my whole day.


Breakfast made me smile too: Raspberry-Truffle Oatmeal

One must eat chocolate on Easter, yes?

I ate my breakfast with the rest of my family. It’s always so nice to have everyone together again… just like when we were little. Now, the only times we’re all together, sadly, is during holidays and sometimes in the summer.

Their Easter breakfast was the most un-vegan creation you could ever dream up! It’s a pie known as “pizza rustica,” and the ingredients include: salami, pepperoni, ham, ricotta cheese, and eggs. I loathed the pie even as an omnivore and therefore have absolutely no plans to create a vegan version (if such a thing would even be possible!). In my book, chocolate beats salami any day!

After breakfast, I used a new nailpolish (Easter gift) to make my fingers festive:


However, I ran outta time and only drew chickies on the thumbs.

True, it’s no watermelon manicure.

Finally, after three years in a row of cold, we got a gorgeous Easter of 80 degrees. (Last year, I had to change into fleece pants!)


My mom says she’s going to continue to give us Easter baskets until we are 70 years old. Smile

Can one be “in love” with a dress? If so, I was in love with my Easter dress this year. It was fun and frilly, only $50, and–most importantly–my favorite color. Love.

What colors do you normally wear?
And are there any colors you will never wear?

I am a blue girl! If a shirt comes in different colors and one of them is blue, you can bet your jeans (blue jeans!) I’ll be buying that color. I also love wearing dark green and light purple; I wish companies would make more in these colors. As for a color I avoid at all costs? Yellow!! It’s a beautiful color, and if I looked like Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (or even like my lovely sister, above), I’d wear it all the time. But I don’t. And therefore, if I see a yellow shirt or dress, I run the other way. Fast.

For Easter, normally I wear pink.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. That yellow dress in How To Lose A Guy is the best. I love your blue though!

  2. ellie says:

    your dress is beautiful! and YOU are so pretty!
    i think this is my first comment here, too. love your blog. :)

  3. Your Easter dress is so adorable!

    I actually wear lots of black, gray, blue or brown (not all together) — those colors seem to look the best on me. Plus I am not adventurous at all when it comes to clothes, so the more neutral, the better!

    and chocolate beats that pizza thang ANYDAY and everyday!
    who wants a savory breakfast? not me!

    i tend to wear earthy colors a lot… but then again.. i love bright colors too .. esp in the summer!

  5. Amanda says:

    Love your dress! Anything with a ruffle? Sign me up! Happy belated Easter!

  6. Mckella says:

    I also wear a lot of blue, and earthy tones. I’m trying to branch out more into the realm of pinks and yellows.

  7. Aimee says:

    I pretty much stick to black. Not because I’m depressed or anything, or a goth (although I did go through a big punk phase in high school). I just like the color and like that it matches anything. Plus, I’m just not a girly girl.

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful Easter :) :) :) You look wonderful in your adorable Easter dress! And I am a blue girl, too! (I’m blue daba dee daba di…). Almost all of my school pictures were taken in blue shirts, and about 80% of my closet is blue. BLUE BLUE BLUE!

  9. Lisa C. says:

    Oh Katie, I bet you are too hard on yourself. I bet you DO too look good in yellow! 😉
    For me, I stay away from orange. I eat a lot of vitamin A foods, such as sweet potatoes, and so I’m orange enough as it is! 😕

  10. krickit6 says:

    Katie, LOVE your dress!! I originally wanted my wedding dress to have a ruffly skirt like your dress :-) I called it “the cupcake dress” because it reminded me of a happy, yummy cupcake :-) I wear lots and lots of pink, darker/brighter pink is my favorite. Your dress in blue is perfect, though, definitely awesome!

    1. Oooo I can’t imagine anything more awesome than walking down the aisle in a giant cupcake! Oh wait, EATing a giant cupcake would be better ;).

  11. OMG I LURVEEEEE your dress!! you look absolutely gorgeous!!
    I tend to wear alottt of grey… sounds so boring but whenever i buy clothes I’m always drawn to grey! I have alot of purple too though 😀
    I never wear orange.. it just does noooot look nice on me :/ i like coral though!

  12. Rebecca says:

    Your dress is beautiful, no wonder you’re in love with it! I was pretty psyched about being able to finally wear mine yesterday too :) It’s funny, I was telling my grandmother about it and she asked the color and I told her blue (blue is my clothing color of choice).
    “Why did I even ask” lol,-Grandma (smiles)

  13. That’s a fun, festive dress – I’d be in love with it too! I refuse to wear neons, but outside of that, anything goes! Blue always makes my eyes pop, though, and I feel so fiesty in red and chic in black, so the vast majority of my clothes are those shades!

  14. Monica Eve says:

    I LOVE that dress! Flirty and sweet at the same time.

    My favorite color is green but it is REALLY hard for me to find a shade that looks good on me. Frustrating.

    1. me too! All they ever seem to sell is that ugly pea-green!

  15. sherri says:

    I plan to give my kids Easter baskets until they are 70 too!
    You look beautiful!

  16. My skin is orange from eating too much pumpkin, so anything orange is off limits in my closet!

  17. Ann Claire says:

    Your Easter dress is so pretty!! That is one my favorite colors and it looks so good on you!
    My favorite colors to where are blues of all shades, dark purples, and certain greens. While I used to where a ton of pink when I was little I don’t where it much anymore just because I don’t think it looks that good on me…Looks like you had a fun Easter!

  18. Your mom is so cute! You look lovely in your dress
    I like wearing purple and try to stay away from light colors because they don’t look very good on me

  19. Mariah says:

    chocolate does beat salami anyday!!!
    my favorite color is blue and i like to wear alot of blue and black! I NEVER wear pink!

  20. You look gorgeous in your pretty Easter dress! I also love light blue (matches the eyes) and pink. I probably wear too much pink, but I like the pop of color that a bright pink gives me…prob because I’m so pale, er…fair. :) I wore a pink Lilly Pulitzer dress for Easter yesterday, which I’ll post tomorrow. Still catching up with zee posts…and detoxing from a lil’ too much chocolate. :-)

    1. Ahh, Lily Pulitzer stuff is SO super-cute! I never allow myself to go in that store, because I’d want to buy everything and it’s too expensive to do that!

      1. YES — it’s dangerous in the Lilly store! Dangerous for my wallet, that is!! I also have to limit my visits. Luckily there are no Lilly stores in San Francisco, so I tend to only go if I’m in Austin or SoCal. But that might change soon because I’m moving soon…more on that later! I see Lilly dresses in my future, LOL!

  21. Elle says:

    You and your sister look lovely in your Easter dresses. Aqua is my color too!

    The one color I would NEVER wear is orange. I love to eat it, and I love orange flowers, too, but never never to wear!

  22. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL! and I LLOOOOVVVE the dress and it’s frills!! My mom still gives us easter baskets, and I am married AND have a baby haha :) I am def not complaining though :)

  23. You’re adorable in your Easter dress! I love dresses with ruffles :) I love anything pink or purple but will wear pretty much anything…except for orange. I fully appreciate the vibrant color, just not when its on me 😉

  24. Eric Jaffa says:

    At the “zPizza” chain of pizzerias, the term “rustica” just refers to the shape of the bread.

    If the shape is rectangular, then the pizza is a “rustica,” regardless of the toppings.

    zPizza has a vegan-cheese option.

  25. Love your dress!!! So cute. I’ll bet you look good in yellow. Yellow is my favorite color. :-)

  26. VeggieGirl says:

    I ADORE your dress!!!!!

  27. Your dress is ADORABLE!! Does your mom want to adopt me, too? I haven’t gotten a basket in awhile…

    1. Hmmm… lemme ask… She says yes ;). Sisters!!! That’d be so fun!

  28. You look fab in that dress, its so beautiful! I love the idea of Easter baskets – I may have to do that for my family next Easter!

  29. Elle says:

    your easter dress is adorable!

    ick, that breakfast thing sounds gross! oatmeal and chocolate are way better than meat, cheese, and eggs every day. :p

  30. Kimberley says:

    Love your dress and the colour looks gorgeous on you, suits you well!
    I love navy and coral colours on me best… right now!

    I would be so happy if my mom said that to me, I will have to mention it too her 😉

  31. Gorgeous dress! Most of my wardrobe is blue, haha. I should probably switch it up. I also like rose, which I read somewhere is the only color that looks good with any skin type.

    Your breakfast sounds so much better than that egg dish! Sweet breakfasts always win over savory, in my opinion.

  32. Reka says:

    Haha! I love your festive nails. So cute! What a great idea! :) I love pink too!

  33. Love your dress! And funnily enough we had the same thing for breakfast today here :) Except we added more than a little chocolate lol – and we stirred it through to melt it in there before adding a bit extra on top haha.

    As for clothes. My favourite colours are pink and yellow – and I do wear quite a few things that are pink or yellow. But I like to wear bright happy colours, and as long as I don’t look washed out and terrible I’ll wear any colour. I have a fairly eclectic wardrobe as I dress according to my mood lol.

  34. Alicia says:

    I love pink and blue. Stay away from yellow. I’m just too pale.

    Great dress! My mom still sends me peeps every year. I’m 33 and haven’t like peeps in at least 10 years but she still remembers them as my favorite. Gotta love moms!

    1. Awww moms are so sweet. Mine sent a box of peeps to my grown-up sister as well :).

  35. Oh my gosh, Katie, you look BEAUTIFUL. I am so glad you had a happy Easter!

  36. Stephanie says:

    Yup, your breakfast sounds way (way way way) better than your family’s! Also, is that a donut pan I see in your basket? If so, I’m totally jealous. I need to get one ASAP (and probably will, because my mom works at Crate and Barrel now, woot woot!).

    1. Yes! Yes it is! I’m so excited!

  37. I love your dress! And the little chickie on your nail.. well thats some serious skill right there!

    In all honesty, Easter has become a very low key celebration in my family. In the past , my brother and I would be away at school or I would have some sort of soccer tournament.. so we’ve kind of just let it be..and celebrate it only with my mom, dad and bro. Therefore, yesterday’s outfit.. as jeans and a sweatshirt!

  38. The Rasberry Truffle oatmeal looks so good! I would have preferred it as well haha. Love the dress!

  39. Aw, I love your dress!! You look great!! :) I normally wear lots of pink and black.. I also love anything cream-colored and yellow!

  40. Shannon says:

    I love love love that dress. The colors and pattern are just so flirty and girlie. Absolutely gorgeous.

    I tend to mix my colors up, but I’m a big fan of the purples and pinks and anything floral. I do tend to wear a lot of purple and green though. I just like to mix it up in general.

  41. Tara says:

    I love your dress!! You look so pretty in it. I wear lots of green, yellow, and brown. I decided to branch out and buy a pink dress for prom though!

  42. Emily says:

    Your nails are too cute! And you look beautiful, I love your dress!!

    I wear black and white a LOT. I love color but black and white always steals my heart (and the money in my wallet). 😀

  43. Jess says:

    I like the dress too. i wear a lot of blue (denim), pink, white, brown, and purple, which is my fav color. I”m trying to wear more different colors though.

  44. What a gorgeous dress, you look so beautiful. Glad you nice a fun Easter! 😀

  45. katie says:

    U look so beautiful Katie! As always!!!!!

    Loving the oats too!

    Glad you had a great easter!!!

    xoxo <3

  46. Dalai Lina says:

    I take it the other girl is your sister? Too cute!

  47. You look beautiful in your dress as does your sister in hers! Two stunning ladies!

    I love yellow on me, actually. Blond hair, tan skin, it works for me. I also look good in teal blue like the color you’re wearing. I love pink and purple to look at and it doesnt look bad on me, but it’s not as flattering as other colors. I run the other way for orange or lime green!

    1. See, you can pull off the Kate Hudson look!

  48. Ginger&Rice says:

    You look so pretty!
    We normally don’t do much for Easter other than acknowledge it. BUT if I were to go out any buy me a hot new dress, it would be made in warm colors – red, orange, and yellow!

    And yea, that pie sounds pretty grodie.

  49. Love the dress…so spring-y!!!

  50. Emma says:

    You and your sister are just stunning!

  51. kathleen says:

    I like your easter dress too! Gorgeous girl.

  52. Emilia says:

    Love your dress– you and your sis are so purrty! :)

  53. The blue dress is beautiful, as is the picture of you and your sister :-)
    And bless your mum for doing the baskets! Mine still gives us all Easter eggs and she bought some amazing handmade chocolates this year too, which I did full justice to!
    I love all different shades of blue and turqoise too but I bet you would look lovely in yellow if it was pale; about the colour of your sister’s skirt?

  54. I love the photo of ya girls in your cute cute dresses 😀 haha your mom is so cute!

  55. My moms the same way about our Easter baskets :) and I love the dress…you guys look so pretty and springy!

  56. That is so cute!! I love it!! I love wearing aquas/teals/turquise- those sorts of blues along with other bright colors. It’s mainly black, greay, or white with yoga though. As for a color I don’t wear..hmmm..I’m not a huge huge fan of wearing red unless it’s a dress.

  57. Michal says:

    Yours dress is so pretty – you rock it girl!! :)

  58. That is a super cute dress!! Where did you get it from?

  59. The pizza rustic does not sound appetizing to me at all – I would definitely rather eat chocolate too!!

  60. Jennifer says:

    I am totally having Raspberry Truffle Oatmeal for supper tonight!! YUM!

    And I love your Easter dress too :)

    1. For dinner? That sounds way better than my dinner! But that’s probably because my dinner didn’t include any chocolate!

  61. Albizia says:

    Happy Easter!

    It’s really easy to fall in love with such a gorgeous dress. And it looks amazing on you!

    For a long time the only color I used to choose in the clothes shops was black. The few colorful items in my wardrobe were there thanks to thoughtful friends who bought them for me and were hardly ever worn. Now I am open to new colors. At the moment I am in a red period. I have a red coat, jacket, shirt, T-shirt, skirt, backpack… Red makes me feel more confident. But in the past I’ve had a short blue period, too. I can still appreciate a cute blue blouse :) .

  62. i love the dress too, where’d you get it! you look great!

  63. Tricia says:

    Lol, that pizza does sound a bit gross. I was never a big meat eater.
    Your dress looks absolutely adorable :)
    My go-to color has got to be blue or earthy colors. I typically stay away from super neon yellows, but I do go for gold occasionally :) glad you had a happy easter.

  64. Disturbed says:

    I wear blues a lot :) You look adorable BTW.

  65. You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress girl!! Of course, the dress is beautiful, but you make it ten times more beautiful! 😀 And you and your sister are so cute :)

    Haha, chocolate definitely wins me over every time, too 😉 While the rest of my family ate their non-vegetarian meal, I snacked on some delicious dark chocolate stuffed dates! YUM!

    Oh, I made your healthier chocolate cake for my birthday on Friday! LOVED IT!!! Thanks so much for providing a healthy, whole grain, vegan, and, most importantly, delicious cake recipe! None of my friends knew it was vegan and whole grain – they were too focussed on the amazing chocolaty-ness! 😀


  66. I love the dress on you! It’s gorgeous. And I also love that your mom still does Easter baskets for you. That’s so neat. :)

  67. BroccoliHut says:

    Love the ruffles on your dress!
    I really love salmon-colored dresses (not to sound like Ross from friends), but I will absolutely never wear yellow. It brings out all the orange that’s in my skin due to all my carrot chompin;.

  68. Allison says:

    I would be smiling the whole day just from seeing a bunny period much less on Easter! Your dress is a beautiful color. I like to stick with shirts in blues and greens for at home. Almost my entire work wardrobe is black and gray though. I need to get some more colorful work clothes. Generally I stay away from yellow, but I bought a pair of yellow shoes I am in love with and if I managed to find a shirt to match them, I might buy it. I never wear pink though. Or red.

    1. I kept staring at it, not believing! It was such a cool coincidence!!

  69. Super cute dress! My mom didn’t get me a basket this year… I was a little sad until she revealed she bought me some jewelry instead. :)

    1. Much better than candy! Smart mom 😉

  70. J says:

    Sounds like a very nice Easter. Our weather was warm and sunny here in NYC too. I love it! Just out of curiosity, I heard someone mention a donut pan (very fun) but what other treats did the Easter bunny bring you?

    1. Little dishes, nailpolish, and a j.crew shirt :)

  71. I love that there was a bunny on the lawn!!!! That puts a smile on my face right now :)

    And your dress is so so pretty! I tend to wear a lot of neutral colors and then wear colored accessories. A color that I hardly ever (I don’t know if I would say never) wear is orange….. I like orange but I feel like it would be hard to find a good orange to wear.

  72. The dress is gorgeous, Katie! That is definitely a good color for you!

    I tend to stay on the neutral side of things with the color of my wardrobe: gray, black, brown, dark green…but in the summer, I love spicing it up a bit and mixing in pink, purple, and blue!

    Yellow…I can’t wear yellow! It looks awful with my complexion!

    So glad you had a beautiful Easter!

  73. Your dress is ADORABLE! I can see why you love it so much. :) Happy late Easter!

  74. I wish my family still gave me Easter baskets too!! :) I had the same bunny in the yard on Easter phenomenon 2 years ago… I’ll never forget how cool I thought that was!!

  75. SO cute! I love that your mom still does easter baskets! are those cupcake molds I see?

  76. Kate says:

    Yummy Raspberry Truffle Oatmeal!!! I wore a beautiful watermelon pink on Easter…should have done the watermelon nails to match;)

    1. Mmm or eaten some fresh watermelon! Hey, if it got on your dress, no one would’ve been able to tell, right? 😉

  77. sarah says:

    you look sooo cute love ya sweetie happy eater to you and whole family

  78. Just saw this post – your dress is GORGEOUS. So so so cute <3

  79. Joanna says:

    You look so pretty in that dress! Love the frills. =D