Sunday, June 9, 2013

What I Wore Sunday: Three Months of Skirts (and counting!)

We have really fantastic lighting at midday, if you can't tell.
Sweater - Ann Taylor LOFT via St. Vincent de Paul
Tank tops - Target and Costco
Skirt - Van Heusen via St. Vincent de Paul
Wedges - Target

It occurred to me this morning that it's been almost 3 months since I wore pants to Mass. I had thought it would be harder to keep the promise I made to myself not to do so, but it hasn't been as difficult as I thought. As I've said before, I arrive at Mass in a more focused and reverent frame of mind when I'm dressed up. I feel like I'm setting a better example for my daughters, too. I don't necessarily have a show-stopping outfit every week, but that's not really the point. You know the saying "you get out of it what you put into it"? - for me, that's it. We're going to spend time with, and even receive, Jesus every week, so we might as well dress like we're going somewhere special if at all possible.

As far as Mass behavior goes - Erin did pretty well once she fell asleep, and Emily never succumbed to sleep. So she was pretty fussy. Age-wise, I'd give Erin a B+ and Emily a C. They weren't overly loud or cranky, just a little fussy and talkative. They'll learn. They're learning. We're learning, too. 

Linking up with Fine Linen and Purple and Camp Patton!


  1. I have been giving some thought to doing the same on the skirt front. It gets difficult to do with all the LO wrangling we have to do, but I think I need to start trying a bit harder, because I do feel more prepared for Mass when I feel like I went out of my way to dress up. hmmmm..... you also look lovely! Great colors!

  2. I agree with everything you said! No matter how Ryan behaves, I feel infinitely more "into the Mass" than when I would show up in whatever semi-clean clothes I had available. Yay, St. Vincent de Paul!