Sunday, September 22, 2013

What I Wore Sunday ~ Guess Who's Guest Hosting??

Happy Sunday, Everyone! I'm very excited today to have the opportunity to guest host at Fine Linen and Purple for What I Wore Sunday! My first time participating in WIWS was last winter, and every week, since then, I get excited to see other bloggers writing about the importance of dressing well for Holy Mass, as well as sharing their enthusiasm for great style with the rest of us!
As many of you know, we have recently moved, and a new community means a new parish.  The very first week attending mass at our new church we were late. Now, if you go to a church whose architecture is somewhat rotund, a church where there are 17 side doors and you can strategically choose the one that will allow you to sneak in and slide into a pew (if you can do that with 5 children???) relatively unnoticed, then waltzing in during the Gloria isn't quite so mortifying. This was not the case for us. Our church is a very beautiful, traditional structure, more of a Slim Jim than a donut, so we could not avoid being handed a tardy slip at the door.  On top of it all, the church is pretty small, and hosts a large number of parishioners each week, consequently, when we arrived, there was NO place to sit. Super duper.

Those who actually own a watch and know how to use it couldn't possibly squish another inch together to make space for our family, the pews were already packed.  Our only option, besides standing in the back was splizville.  Before the grand scatter, I promptly turned to the boys and gave them the look along with a few hand signals and a double dousing of holy water, just for good measure.  I then painfully watched them squeeze through the maze of "on-timers," as they each found either a big family or a sweet elderly couple to sit beside.

Clutching Charlie close in an effort to hide my deodorant fail, we were ushered up to the front where I spent the rest of Mass desperately trying to resist the occasional head turn hoping to catch a glimpse of my little McSquiggles, imploring their guardian angels to keep everyone in line. Truth be told, they were probably better for the strangers they sat amongst than they would have been for their crazy mother. Miserere. 

I decided then and there that that was the end of being late!  This week we cruised into the parking lot with a whopping 7 minutes to spare.  Hallelujah, ring the bells!
I think this dress is a little spring/summerish, but, with the addition of a jacket, I was able to stretch it for one more week.  When I saw it for 1/2 off the already 1/2 price, I couldn't resist!
Dress: Alter Ego
Shoes: Kork Ease from Zappos
Denim Jacket: Silver from Maurices
Necklace: New York and Co.
Bracelet: Stella & Dot


  1. So happy to see you hosting - I love the dress with and without that jacket. In Texas, you could rock that well into November!

  2. You look beautiful! I love everything about this ensemble--how the dress is uber-feminine, but then it's paired with the sporty jean jacket. I would take the whole outfit, lock, stock, and barrel! This is proof that modest clothing doesn't have to be frumpy at all!

    1. Thank you, Laura. I agree, modest clothing doesn't have to be frumpy, expensive or ancient - it can be current, fun and affordable!

  3. You look so pretty! What a story from last week's Mass! I bet the parishioners loved their little guests sitting beside them :)

    1. We are getting to know our fellow parishoners. They are so warm and friendly - we are truly blessed!!


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