Sunday, January 13, 2013

What I Wore Sunday

by Shannon

"He must increase, but I must decrease."
– John 3:30

Happy Baptism of the Lord! So ... if the tree is still up after today, I'm officially lazy, right? Today's fashion photography will take place in a room without a tree, so I may continue to ignore the room with a tree.

As is often the case with my devotions, today's reading from Divine Intimacy (a lovely gift from my lovely mother) had something I needed to hear:

"Every sin, fault or voluntary negligence dishonors Christ, our Head, and grieves the Holy Spirit who dwells in us (p. 141). ... Your love alone, O Lord, can conquer the great inconstancy of my mind and heart, and establish them in You, so that my life may become interior, rather than exterior, centered on You and Your grace instead of on myself and things of earth (p. 143)."
I have felt very unaccomplished lately. Too much of my time is spent on things of this world, and getting back into Ordinary Time will, I pray, help me recenter myself on Christ and my family. 

Onto something lighter. It was unseasonably warm this weekend, so I went with a nude leg and short sleeves.

Unlike the oft-butchered quote from Ms. Coco Chanel, I tend to add an accessory before I run out the door. 

I like to pretend those earrings are feathers, but they're probably leaves.

So, what do you think, ladies — belt or no belt? As I commented on one of the other WIWS posts last week: When it doubt, belt it. In this case, a belt makes the getup more complete (not to mention has a corset-effect). Let's pretend, for a moment, that I've not over accessorized.

Earrings: Target
Butterfly Necklace: This week's touch of Granny Chic, originally owned by Ryan's grandmother.
Beaded necklace: Forever 21 (Great for accessories. Not so much for textiles. I bought my infamous shrinking dress there, which is now a tunic. This dress was a replacement for it, as it very similar in coloring and silhouette.)
Dress: Vintage, consignment shop in town
Belt: Target
Red T-shirt: Merona, Target
Watch: Fossil
Shoes: Vintage Crown, DSW

I'll end with an actual quote from Coco. 
"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
Look for fashion everywhere this week. And visit the other ladies at Fine Linen and Purple! As for me, I'm off to tackle a tree.


  1. I love the dress and all the accessories. I think the belt really works here!

    1. Now that I have the belt, I don't think I can wear the dress without it.

  2. Your mom thinks you look marvelous!!

    1. Thanks, Mama! : ) It's aaaaall genetic.

  3. I like it with or without the belt! I think that beaded necklace is oh-so-cute and necessary if there's no belt. Thanks for the reflection!

    1. I love to wear that necklace with, well, anything.

  4. Love all the details, and that belt is great!

  5. I LOVE the belt and as a fellow accessory lover you do not have to many!