Here I am in a very, very pink bathroom at a banquet center with way-too-long bangs and end of the evening hair all together… This is the same outfit I wore to Mass, but then I hung around in sweats most of the day and got dressed up again for the Knights of Columbus Clergy Appreciation Night. We had a lovely evening with two of our favorite transitional deacons and some friends at our table. The catered meal was pasta and chicken covered in cheese, but Brett called and requested a special meal for me, so I had yummy fish, a baked potato, and green beans. I gave Brett my spumoni.
Shoes, Dansko ($8 at a consignment shop)
Tights, Meijer, a long time ago
Skirt, Mossimo for Target ($4 at Goodwill)
Sweater, Ancient JC Penney, I’ve had it since it was new
Bag, on chair, $2.50 on clearance at Target
Rings, Diamond Cellar, I still don’t know how much they cost 😉
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Dress – Dress Barn (2008) – it came with a cheap belt, which promptly de-laminated
Belt – Target, bought on clearance, 2009
Scarf – Burlington Coat Factory (2007)
Tights – No Nonsense, $4.99 (yesterday)
Boots – White Mountain, from Macy’s (2010)
Bracelet – Good Deed Beads, a gift from my friend Rebecca, 2010. The beads are purple, my favorite color!
This is about the shortest I could go in a dress or skirt and still feel modest. I never wear this dress without tights or leggings because it feels a little naked, especially because if the walking slit in the back. I know that some people feel comfortable and look modest in skirts shorter than this, but I have to do what feels right for me.
We’re still looking for the appropriate place to take pictures in our house. I have some ideas for next week. We can’t try it today, because I’m already in my sweatpants.
Go to Fine Linen and Purple to see what other bloggers wore Sunday!
I was busy having a wonderful day yesterday, so I couldn’t post about my clothing until today. This Sunday was the day I made temporary promises in the Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic. The colors of the Dominican Order are black (for penance) and white (for purity). This greatly influenced my choice of dress for this special occasion.
The dress is from Burlington Coat Factory, it was less than $20 almost four years ago when I was preparing for my wedding. I wore it to my wedding rehearsal. I’m also wearing a cropped cardigan which was a gift, a black long-sleeved Old Navy henley, a black tank top, black tights, and black flats. In addition to all this darkness, I’m wearing my white scapular, which is the “habit” of the Dominican order. I’m also wearing a big smile because now I can call myself Mrs. Jeanne G., OP.
I thought I’d also share my hairdo. It was a little fuzzy, but pretty and easy. I find it important that Sunday hairdos be easy because I don’t want to waste time in the morning, but I want to look my best for worship or whatever may come my way. This style is called a seashell bun because of its shell-like form. It’s made by wrapping coiled hair around your left hand, then carefully pulling your hand out, holding the bun down, and pinning. I took this photo in the mirror, so it looks like I coiled it around my right hand, but you get the idea.