Sunday, November 25, 2012

What I Wore Sunday and then some

Joining in again with the lovely ladies of Fine Linen and Purple for another edition of What I Wore Sunday. 
First of all, I just want to say how cute my husband and son were in their church clothes today! Handsome sweater vests and all! I chose Will's outfit but not Brian's, he did it all himself. ;) Too bad they wouldn't let me take their pictures. 
Secondly, since this is at least in part about modesty, tell me honestly, should I not be wearing this tunic to Mass? It's my second time to do so, both with leggings, and my husband thinks it's fine, but I'm not sure. It's awfully short in the front. 
The Details:
Scarf: Target (I gave it to my husband for our first dating Christmas, but I'm the only one who's ever worn it.)
Tunic: Uptown Chic boutique in town
Jacket: Ann Taylor Loft
Belt: J.Crew
Leggings: new from Bed Bath and Beyond of all places
Boots: Nine West
killer rustic backdrop chosen especially for this shoot: our own rotting back fence.

I wanted another picture without the scarf so I asked Brian to take one of me looking down. Why, he asks. Because Grace makes it look so, well, graceful. Not me apparently. And what are you doing with your legs, is Grace to blame for that too? Nope, that one I came up with all on my own. 

Since this is by far my most popular post each week, and the only one for last week, I have a few excuses to offer up.
There will be no E week post because we all but skipped E week. It was all about eggs and with family in town and getting ready for Thanksgiving, I just wasn't in the mood for it. We did hard boil some, and I gave up any sense of control over my kitchen when I taught Will how to crack eggs. We also read the heck out of some Little Engine That Could, a new favorite. F week starts tomorrow. I promise to do at least a little better. Think St. Francis, and fish.

There was no meal plan, again because of Thanksgiving mostly, and there likely won't be one at least until the second half of this week because we're still inundated with leftovers. I used part of them to make some leftover mashed potato soup then decided part way through I could throw some creamed corn in there too, and I made some stuffing patties as suggested here. Check out that last link, there are a lot of other good ideas. I think this ham and potato strata  might show up on our table at some point this week too. Even after all that though we have a fridge full and a turkey carcass simmering on the stove. Mmm bone broth for weeks!

Finally, I planned on participating in What I Wore for Thanksgiving  and I still might since she's given us such a cushy window, but we frugally share a camera with my father in law who needed it at the deer lease this weekend. So immediately after Thanksgiving dinner it went hunting with him and we won't see it again until next weekend probably. If I can get my mother in law to email me the picture though, I'll go ahead and use it for a post. Spoiler alert: it'll be the same picture used for our Christmas cards. So hopefully that can happen today, I want to capitalize on the 10 free Shutterfly cards and free shipping.


Natalie said...

As someone is very addament about leggings are not pants I think the tunic is long enough to be modest for Mass. I think the whole outfit is so adorable!

Jiza @ The Real JZ said...

I agree with Natalie. You look great and the boots are awesome!

Jess Cathofeminism said...

I agree that leggings are not pants, but this did not seem inappropriate to me. I think black leggings go a long way though. They seem to bring more covering to an outfit if that makes sense!

not a minx, a moron, or a parasite said...

Boot envy! Love them!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I love everything about this outfit! Very nice!

Kiera Kurak said...

That is a great jacket! A very well put together outfit.

-Kinsi- said...

No scandal involved. I showed my hubby the picture and asked him if it was appropriate for Mass and he said, "Uuhhhhhhhh... am I missing something? Is there something bad here? Anywhere?" You're so in the clear.

But I will say that my general rule of thumb is that if I go, "Hm, not sure..." it doesn't hurt to skip it. That would just be a matter of your comfort, though, b/c I think this outfit is adorable and perfectly, modernly modest.

Deme @ Fresh Coat Of Paint said...

Totally agree - you look modest and put together! Very cute!

Anonymous said...

great color on the tunic and I think the leggings were a good call....IMHO.

Stephanie said...

I steal my husband's scarves, too--he has some really good tartans, one of which I had gifted to him, just like you! You look adorable!

Lisa said...

I love the whole look! And I don't think the tunic is too short- it's a great color BTW.