Sunday, March 24, 2013

What I Wore Sunday, Volume 6

It's that time again--time to join up with the fashion-forward, church-going gals over at Fine Linen and Purple for "What I Wore Sunday."
This week I'm standing in a different spot for my fashion shoot than I usually do, in front of two papal blessings my husband received from American Life League president Judie Brown (for charitable donations he made to ALL in our family's name).  He has one from Pope John Paul II and one from Pope Benedict XVI.  How lucky is he to have been given blessings from two different popes?!

For many years, my husband was fortunate enough to travel to Rome on a pretty regular basis (in his job as an airline pilot), and in 2001 he was able to obtain a papal blessing--with both of our names on it--from JPII, for our 21st wedding anniversary.  There was something lost in the translation, though, because the document actually reads "on the occasion of their 21th Wedding Anniversary."  But we cherish it all the same!

Okay then, here's my Palm Sunday outfit.
Breakdown:
~Navy crepe sheath, fully-lined: made on my Kenmore sewing machine using New Look pattern #6270
~Polka dot cardigan: Spence knits (purchased at B.J.'s wholesale club for about 70% off retail)
~Nude-colored opaque tights: Wal-Mart
~Not-too-high-heeled navy pumps: Hush Puppies (I've had them too long to remember where I got them)

The thing I love about this dress is that it's very versatile.  It can be dressy or casual, depending on how you choose to accessorize it.  It's like a LNBD (the navy blue version of the little black dress).
With the cardigan, this princess-seamed sheath is perfect for Mass.  If I wear it with dramatic jewelry and/or a
pashmina over my shoulders instead, it's perfect for a wedding or a night on the town.
I'm wearing a beautiful bracelet that was given to me as a Mother's Day gift by my middle son's girlfriend.  Here's a close-up.
I'm sorry the cross is upside-down in this photo!  But isn't this bracelet unique and lovely?
That's it from here.  Have a happy Holy Week!  (And don't forget to check out all the spiffiness on display over at Fine Linen and Purple.)

22 comments:

  1. Lol, "21th"! We have a papal blessing that my parents obtained for our wedding day. Apparently, something similar happened. They had to send back the first one, but it all worked out since we ended up having to switch the parish we were married in last-minute!

    Aren't you cute in green?! :-)

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    1. Thanks! And did you see Katie's comment below? What a small world!!

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  2. I love the bracelet and the cardi. So sweet!

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  3. The bracelet is perfect with that cardigan! Love it!

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    1. Thanks! The bracelet is very special to me. :)

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  4. What a small Catholic world we live in! Mrs. Pearl, I know Kinsi (see comment #1) from my days in the Catholic Student Union at Florida State. My jaw dropped when I saw that she commented your blog entry. Oh and by the way, your bracelet looks beautiful on you. I wish I would have bought one for myself!

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    1. Katie, it IS a small world, isn't it?! I can't believe you ran into a college friend on this blog!

      I'll bring the bracelet the next time we come down, and you can borrow it! :)

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  5. Beautiful bracelet! That dress is amazing; the cardi looks great with it!

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    1. Thanks! I just love cardigans (and I love how all my young WIWS friends call them "cardis." That sounds so much cuter!).

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  6. Ummm ... Laura from This Felicitous Life and you are dressed early similar today, given your names. That dress is truly lovely. I wish I had the patience to sew from a pattern.

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    1. That's so funny. I think that younger Laura is wearing a younger, hipper version...but I can't believe we both chose green sweaters with navy polka-dots today.

      It's been a few years since I had the patience to sew grown-up dresses--but I love sewing tiny ones for my granddaughters!

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  7. OOOh, you made your dress! Just lovely! And your cardigan looks fabulous with it. What a special gift from your son's girlfriend.

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    1. Thanks, Erica. I get some of the nicest gifts these days, from my boys and their girls.

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  8. Love the polka dots! And that's awesome that you made that dress - some day I will learn to sew but I think it'll be quite some time before I can attempt anything like that!

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    1. Me and Minnie Mouse , with our polka dots! :)

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  9. What a talented seamstress you are. It's a beautiful dress. The bracelet is quite unique and I would love one just like it. LOL! Have a fabulous week!

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    1. Thanks, Mary. I hope you have a great week, too.

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  10. Beautiful :) I love your outfit and the bracelet is so pretty! Happy Lord's day & God bless you!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah Therese. God bless you, too!

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  11. Hooray for Lauras in green polka-dotted sweaters! So glad we both got the memo in time. :-) I'm not sure my version is any hipper. My first choice was a polka-dotted cardi, actually, but it didn't fit right.

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    1. But if the cardigan wasn't green, we wouldn't have looked as much like twins!

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