Sunday, November 4, 2012

What I Wore Sunday

Last week I saw a couple of the bloggers I read link up with Fine Linen and Purple for a What I Wore Sunday linkup. The idea is to share examples of pretty, modest outfits for Mass on Sunday. I participated in a couple What I Wore Wednesdays way back when but felt silly self-photographing every day. Once a week is completely and totally different! 

Dress: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bracelets: gift with purchase from one of the jewelry stores in the mall. Given to me by my mother in law
Earrings: Robbins Brothers pearls. Given to me by my parents
Necklace unseen: a booth at the farmers market

Will's outfit is Baby Gap and Cherokee by way of the St. Vincent De Paul thrift store at church.

I've been wearing this dress on days I want to feel confident for the past 6 years. Presentations in college, parent-teacher night, etc. Today, knowing that I was going to blog it, I felt compelled to jazz it up a little. I wished for one of those cute crocheted flowers to pin on, or a scarf. I considered switching out the sash for a  more stylish belt (as if I had one.) I decided since the point was to wear something pretty and modest to Mass that I should just keep it as is, so I slid on the bracelets and called it good. The bracelets served as toddler distractions anyway, double plus!
Although I spent a pretty fair amount of time in the grotto, thanks to Will announcing POO repeatedly and several logical and illogical NOs, I was able to stay in for the whole homily which I appreciated so much! Deacon John spoke about American Exceptionalism in the "city on a hill" model. He compared Americans' current disregard for the warnings of the founding fathers, our constitution and Declaration of Independence to the Israelites ignoring Moses's admonitions and the law of God. Catholics don't clap, as a general rule, but there were strong applause when he finished. Hopefully people didn't take my walking out with Will in tow as a rebellion, hah. In this election cycle, maybe more than any other, Catholics and Christians have to stand up for life and freedom of religion! If we had all along I don't think there's any chance one party could have gone so far in disrespecting it. The other party isn't perfect either, but it's a very very clear and easy choice for me. So the rest of Sunday I'm wearing my red Mitt Romney t-shirt. It's pretty likely I'll have it on tomorrow and the next day too. I'd ask my husband to take a picture of me in it, but he's being extremely generous and shampooing my car seats right now, after repairing the carpet steam cleaner, so that might be a little much to ask. I think I'll go help out.

Hop over, and get some ideas for next week, if you're running out.

19 comments:

Rae said...

I love your dress, and I am only slightly envious of the fact that you live where the weather is warm enough to wear it!

Katie@NFP and Me said...

An Ann Taylor shirt dress? That has my name written all over it! Super cute! :)

Also , I'm with Rae...jealous of your weather!

Kathryn said...

That dress really deserves the accolade - smashing. Love the outfit and I'm with ya on the weather. It's been awesome this week in Texas!

Jess Cathofeminism said...

I really am starting to love the shirt dress look!

Dwija {House Unseen} said...

This is seriously my favorite link-up ever! You look fab and I'm not-so-secretly dying to see your necklace unseen :)

Carrie said...

What a fun idea! I love your outfit and your political view :) Will is looking adorable too!

Cari said...

Dying. Everything from your hair to your shoes are fantastic. Now please do a hair tutorial.

Mandi @ Catholic Newlywed said...

You look gorgeous! Love everything you are wearing and it looks so nice together!

Kendra said...

I would absolutely steal that dress and those shoes in a heartbeat (if it wasn't, you know, sinful :-P).

I think this is my fav outfit so far that I've seen. Thanks so much for participating!

TracyE said...

What a GREAT classic look!!

Cat said...

I love that dress!

Karianna @ CaffeinatedCatholicMama said...

I have to echo the chorus of love for your dress! I love shirtdresses and that one is so classic!

Ellen Johnson said...

Very classy ensemble :)

Stephanie said...

You look like a classy, retro housewife come to life, in the best way! I have a favorite big-day dress too--it really is awesome to have a go-to choice, and stops me from buying something new for every wedding and holiday!

AmySals said...

love it! and it instantly brought to mind St. Gianna Beretta Molla (as in this picture) http://theblackcordelias.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/stgianna.jpg
Maybe it was just the collar/holding the baby in a similar way, but if you are reminding people of a saint by the way you dress I think you are doing a lot of things right!

Kiera Kurak said...

I wish I had a dress like this, you look so beautiful in this outfit here.

Jenny said...

You look lovely. That dress looks like it could be very versatile, pumps, flats, sandals, and a variety of colors to compliment or contrast.

CJ said...

So classic, and it looks lovely on you. Great transition piece, especially here in TX.
I agree with whoever made the comment about St. Gianna - very similar photo.

allie-mac-fallie said...

super cute!! who would have known you didnt buy it this year :)