My husband and I went to anticipated Mass yesterday afternoon. We wanted to go to Confession, which is from 3:00 to 4:00 and followed immediately by the 4:00 Mass; so although we prefer to attend on Sunday morning, we decided to just plan to stay for Mass afterwards. He has to go on a trip today anyway, and I've decided to drive to my parents' house in Upstate NY to see how they're doing, and now I can use these morning hours to make him a bacon and egg brunch before he has to leave for a few days.
Soooo, in case you're wondering why in the world I'm not wearing GREEN on ST. PATRICK'S DAY in these pictures, it's because they were taken yesterday. I chose to wear something purple, in honor of both the Lenten season and the name of the blog that hosts this weekly event. This is one of my most favorite dresses, something I picked up when it was on clearance (of course).
Knit dress: Coldwater Creek
Opaque tights: Wal-Mart
Faux "patent leather" flats: Dexter, from Payless ($8 on sale! I've had them for years and I'm wearing them out. Comfiest shoes ever--I wish I'd bought every pair like them in my size when I had the chance!)
Pearl necklace: JCrew (a gift from my #3 son this past Christmas)
|I still can't believe these shoes were only $8.|
|The Band-Aids are a nice touch, don't you think? Not to mention my poor, manicure-starved fingernails.|
IRISH MARRIAGE BLESSING
May God be with you and bless you
May you see your children's children
May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in blessings
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward
God bless you on the feast of St. Patrick! And now, head on over to see what all the fashion-forward lasses at Fine Linen and Purple are wearing today!