Sunday, October 27, 2013

When All My Tights Runneth Over - What I (Had to) Wear Sunday


Happy Sunday, ya'll!! I'm sitting in the sunshine, with my feet propped up, enjoying an afternoon va-cay from the kitchen as the boys pull KP for me, post mega-brunch, which included a finale of donuts (compliments of dad)....donuts I should not have eaten but couldn't resist dunking in my cozy cup of joe.  Mmmmmm!

One of the boys made a "boys tunes" playlist on the computer, and whenever a massive chore is due, they crank it up, and cleaning gets kicked into high gear.  I love it!  There's nothing like seeing your sons slop suds while jamming out to Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" - it's quality entertainment!

I hate to admit it, but I was the reason Steve had to break all the road rules to get us to mass on time this morning.  Rising early as usual to get the Sunday morning routine prepped, I had planned to throw together a skirt, tights, heels or boots combo and call it good, but wouldn't you know, almost every pair of my tights had holes or runs in them.

Oh, holy HELLen.

I must have been suffering from temporary visual impairment last year when packed them all away for the summer.

After four lightening speed outfit changes, the holes in my tights were wearing holes in my patience. I needed another shower.  It's like an aerobic workout getting in and out of those suckers. The only pair that wasn't shredded was a black and grey argyle pair, circa 2004, that probably should be demoted to the Halloween costume box. Finally, I conceded to wearing pants, which I'm not a big fan of wearing to church (no judgement, ya'll, it's just my personal preference).
We still made it to mass on time. Thanks be to God, my husband can maneuver our wagon like he's behind the wheel of a Ferrari on the Audubon.  For good measure, I gave the chillins a healthy splash of holy water on the way and prayed for our guardian angels to ward off any sirens. We screeched into the parking lot with 3 minutes to spare!
 Blouse: Maurices
Trousers: Ann Taylor Loft
Cardigan: Marshalls
My Favorite Shoes Ever: Anthropologie 

12 comments:

  1. OK...those shoes ROCK!! Absolutely fabulous shoes. I love the ensemble, even if it required a marathon chagefest to make it happen. You look fabulous!

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  2. That ensemble was definitely worth the marathon change fest. I love it...especially those shoes! you look incredible.

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  3. Wow, rockin the outfit...I wished I looked that put together when running late. Looks totally planned, and the SHOES, pure awesomeness!

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  4. Those shoes are amazing!!!
    And - I love Maurices!
    You look incredible (as always!).
    PS - I grew up not being allowed to wear pants to church (ever - even on Wednesday nights) and now I do occasionally in the winter but I still can't do jeans like so many others - just outside of my comfort zone now.

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  5. Oh my gosh, those shoes are too fun! And they look perfect with your blouse--what a great outfit!

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  6. I wish I could pull off shoes like that, but I just can't anymore. Anything over about 2" is too much for me these days. But they're so cute, and you look wonderful in this ensemble.

    And I like your boys' taste in music--who doesn't love "Livin' on a Prayer"?

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  7. Those shoes are amazing. Love the bright color!

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  8. WIN WIN WIN! The whole outfit! So cute!

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  9. LOVE this outfit! It is perfect.

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  10. I am thinking of starting to wear pants for the first time after having been a skirts/dresses only person for the whole of my adult life. I really like how your pants are modest and smart and am very tempted to buy a pair like them - once I have finally decided to take the plunge!

    Rachel

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