What I wore at Easter Brunch

Historic dinning room at the Pump House a fav brunch place outside of Fairbanks

A historic place with an interesting (Easter) dress code

My husband invited me to Easter Brunch at a historic place outside of town. It’s a pretty casual place in summer. It attracts many tourists because its on the National List of Historic Places in the US. Thus, think along the lines of athleisure wear. You can easily distinguish the locals from the tourists. The former wear long sleeves and pants, the latter shorts and tank tops at 60F (15.5oC).

Alaska tourists are called longsleeves by Alaskans. #dress4success Click To Tweet

In spring and fall, the dirt parking lot is a mess due to snowmelt and the August rain season. Nevertheless, most Interior Alaskan women dress for Easter Brunch in spring clothing and high heeled strappy sandals. Yes, you can wear high heels in Alaska like in a city. And of course, the outfit must be clearly recognizable as one of the super chic spring trends. The easiest way to show off that the piece is new is to buy one of the spring dresses from Fred Meyers or Walmart, i.e. where everyone shops.

Interior of an Alaska traveler must-see historic eating place
Collage showing the wall decor of the historic restaurant. From left to right. Lamps hanging on old telegraph line polls, scale in front of an antique mirror with fringe lamp overhead, old gramophone, movie theather advertisement poster from 1929, and Alaska pendulum clock that also counts the days. Note that this feature was important north of the Arctic Circle where the Sun doesn’t rise above the horizon for weeks to several months

In fall, the local guests wear hunting clothing and lace-up leather boots or the It Xtra Tuffs. Alaskans even wear these shoes at their wedding! At this time a year, most tourists are from Germany. A fun fact:

Did you know that from Fairbanks you can get faster to Frankfurt, Germany than to Washington, DC? #funfacts Click To Tweet
old time eatery mushing team ceiling decoration
Dog musher with sled and dog team sculptures hanging from the ceiling of the Pump House restaurant outside of Fairbanks, Alaska

In winter, guests wear the usual Last Frontier outdoor clothing like heavy down parkas, Alaska jeans (i.e. 16 oz weight and flanel lining), wool shirts or sweaters, ducks or bunny boots. If by accident a tourist is at the place, you again can recognize them by their (polished) shoes and the kind of down coats. Of course, you can also distinguish them by what they eat. Tourists order salmon, Alaska king crabs, or reindeer. Alaskans get these dishes at any potluck where traditionally your friends bring food from what they had killed or collected.

My Easter outfit

Yes, I went with two new items, a pair of trendy paperbag cut pants and a new belt. The belt is a gift my husband gave to me. He knows that I am crazy about belts. I found the denim booties when shopping on eBay.

midlife style blogger in paper bag trousers trend posing for a photo at Easter brunch

over 50 years old fashion blogger walking in an Easter outfit with wide leg pants

Nicole of High Latitude Style in trendy trousers, gemstone belt, pendant necklace, and silk blouse
Outfit details: eShakti paper bag trousers, gemstone belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, quartz pendant necklace, hair pin, statement rings, Escada denim heeled booties (all own) and silk blouset c/o LilySilk

203rd Top of the World Style linkup party

Welcome to another Top of the World Style linkup! Thanks for coming. The featured guests from last week’s party are:

Top of the World Style Winner

Top of the World Style Winner Jill wearing a polka dot scarf in spring for a pop of color
Jill the lifestyle blogger at Doused in Pink became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

Jill of Doused in Pink won the title Top of the World Style Winner. She showed how to wear a scarf in spring. It’s a great way of adding a pop of color and a polka dot scarf is an eternal classic.

Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav

Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav Gail Hanlon of Is This Mutton
Gail Hanlon of Is This Mutton became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

The post that got the most clicks was Gail Hanlon’s post about her last year’s misses. Thus, she became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. She blogs at Is This Mutton.

Top of the World OOTD My Fav

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Jodie in crayon colors dress
Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Jodie’s crayon colors wrap dress became my favorite. She blogs with her Mom Charlotte and Stepmom Nancy at Jodie’s Touch of Style. It just occurred me that Mother’s Day is twice as expensive for her. 😉

Congrats Ladies! Grab your award buttons.

See these awesome looks at the Top of the World Style #linkup party. #timelessstyle Click To Tweet

Entrance to the party room

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15 thoughts on “What I wore at Easter Brunch

  1. Those baggy denim pants are fantastic on you Nicole. You look grand and elegant in this dark monochromatic look!

    In my latest post I talk a little bit about Michigan and its great lakes. =) Come check it out and join my Thursday Moda Linkup on Thursdays, too.
    Thanks, Ada. =)

  2. I saw some videos of my nieces in 57 degree weather, wearing bathing suits and playing in water. Made me laugh. I’m definitely adapted to florida life!

  3. Honored to be the readers’ favourite! I love your posts on life in Alaska, Nicole. Your wide pants are very glamorous.Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday!

  4. I love the paperbag trousers! The belt looks great with them!

    emma xxx

  5. What an interesting place you went, Nicole. Love the pants, they are quite a statement, they look great on you

  6. Nicole, it’s fun to learn a bit about Alaska from your posts! And that outfit is SO cute on you! I love the paperbag pants. It’s nice to see some variety in pants styles, isn’t it?

    xx Darlene

  7. I really love those glamorous pants and they look great with the heels. I love seeing the people in the background too watching you get your photo taken!! 🙂


  8. Thanks for the feature, Nicole. And luckily we don’t get each other gifts anymore…ha ha!!

  9. Nicole, I love these pants on you! So chic!


  10. What a fun time, i love the trousers you wore – have just taken charge of a similar style, albeit with stripes – so can’t wait to style them. Thanks for sharing and hosting the linkup – would love you to join #chicandstylish again. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  11. Those wide leg paper bag pants are so cute on you and I love your belt! Thank you so much for the feature! Such a nice surprise this morning!


  12. Those pants are really cool! I actually thought they were a skirt at first. Very classy look!

  13. It was really interesting reading about the differences between the locals and the tourists. Have a great week.

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