Sunday, March 10, 2013

What I Wore Sunday: Worth a Thousand Words

by Shannon

(Editor's note: As promised, a couple posts happened this week. One was a DIY lesson on dying 
playsilks, inspired by Michele's WIWS last week, at My Domestic Monastery. The other was "Balancing the Fashion Equation," something that's been floating in my brain for a while. This week, I think I'll post more on our the Easter prep traditions we've taken on since Cruncher was born. We look forward to sharing!)

I'm feeling a bit exhausted, so excuse me for being short on words and long on pictures today.

The Return of the Prodigal Son, Rembrandt, c. 1661-1669

Prodigal Son takeaway: Laetare Sunday is about rejoicing and reconciliation. It's a nice break during Lent for us to sit back, review how the season has gone, and make adjustments for the remainder of the weeks ahead. If you're anything like me, it's also a time to make your list of things to do: cleaning, Easter basket shopping, Easter outfit details, making family plans, etc. Time to kick it into gear!

Fish Eaters says that on Laetare Sunday:
The old practice of visiting the cathedral, or "mother church" of the diocese on this day is another reason for the name. In England, natural mothers are honored today, too, in a manner rather like the American "Mother's Day." Spring bulb flowers (daffodils, for ex.) are given to mothers, and simnel cake is made to celebrate the occasion (this cake has also become an Easter Cake of late, however). The word "simnel" comes from the Latin "simila," a high grade flour. 
Fascinating! Maybe next year, we can adjust our domestic church's traditions to include today as a Mother's Day of sorts.

And here's where I get long on pictures and short on words. A few repeats in this week's Mass outfit:


Deets: 
Love knot earrings: Victoria Townsend, Macys
Riding blazer: Target
Victorian brooch: Target
Chambray dress: Old Navy
Patchwork bag: Fossil, TJ Maxx
Heeled oxfords: Gianni Bini, Dillards (The history in these shoes: bought with my first paycheck at my job after college, where I've been nearly eight years. Gettin' old, peeps.)

Now for the weekend, spent with my parents, pictured in reverse order:

Crocus: The First Sign of Spring
Frozen-yogurt time and a visit with Aunt Linda.
I wish this were every day.
Like mother, like daughter.
Ryan working the lens. Maybe overkill. 
Backdrop: New location for Why Louisville store. Why Louisville, you ask? Visit to find out.
Espresso, pretty fleur, beer.
Quaint La Grange.
First family playground visit of the year.

On ye to Fine Linen and Purple for more pictures worth a thousand words.



36 comments:

  1. love your outfit!! the heels and brooch are my favorite. and what beautiful pictures!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I wanted to work that brooch in for last week's WIWS, but it wasn't working. And I just found these shoes this weekend. I thought I had donated them and was really disappointed.

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  2. I know I've said it before but it bears repeating - You have the BEST accessories!

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    1. Thanks, Beth! Clearance, clearance, clearance. And antique malls.

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  3. Those shoes are nothing short of stellar. Love!

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    1. Thanks! They are nothing short of killers, though. My dogs were barking.

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  4. I really, really love those shoes! And what a great blazer :)

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    1. The blazer was actually a gift. I probably should have put that in the post...

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  5. Those shoes are great! I love how a good shoe stays fashionable for years. Looks like you all had an awesome weekend!

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    1. I've always had a thing for menswear, and it never goes out of style for me!

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  6. You and your mom are too cute. I love how you paired the blazer w/ chambray, and those shoes...fabulous!

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    1. We were having a blast during the hour Cruncher was in CCD. We're like two peas in a pod.

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  7. Shoe envy doesn't even begin to cover it. Love the photos of you and your mother, too. Relatives should come visit more often.

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    1. Don't be too envious. They're not walking shoes, and it didn't take me long to remember that once they were on my feet.

      Yes, relatives should visit more often. We're lucky to see them about once a month.

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  8. such a fantastic sense of style my friend!! those shoes are the BEST!! fab.U.lous!!

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  9. Ah, you've discovered Mothering Sunday! Just say no to Hallmark!
    Anyway-love the shoes and the spread of pictures. Good way to remember the awesome weather.

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    1. I don't think there is one Hallmark holiday we celebrate, so I was more than a little excited to discover Mothering Sunday. Next year, Gadget, next year...

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  10. LOVE the shoes! Oh my gosh!

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  11. A. I LOVELOVELOVELOVE your blog name.
    B. Gianni Bini shoes = swoon
    C. Your little guy is too cute!

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    1. A. Thanks! It took us forever to come up with something. Nearly as bad as naming a child.
      C. And thanks again! He's the best kid...

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  12. In reverse order:
    1.) You, plus your family, and Mom and Dad look like you had a great time. Wish I could have been there. It was such a nice weekend. I love the pictures. I especially love the ones of you and Mom and the one of Dad and Maggie. I might need to frame these.
    2.) I hate to say it, but I'm not so sure I like the dress and jacket. Maybe it's something that I'd need to see in person. I really like the broach though.

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    1. I'll e-mail you this pictures. And don't worry — I looked fab. ; )

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  13. Your mom is gorgeous, I can see where you got your good looks from. It looked like you all were in Scotland to me...

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    1. Hah! Scotland? Try Kentucky. It is a beautiful state, though. And I'll let her know you said so!

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  14. I can never seem to pull off the tomboy look...you do it AMAZINGLY, Shannon! Love your outfit, and those shoes are so Great Gatsby perfect!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I've had a long fashion affair with menswear.

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  15. Oh my goodness! Cute, cute shoes!

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  16. Those shoes are so CUTE!!!!! I am not too daring with my shoe choices . . . I think I may need to use you as inspiration!

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    1. I put more fashion forth with my shoes choices than anything else I wear. Go for it!

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  17. OH, that espresso looks so DELICOUS. All the photos are TOO CUTE, but most especially the ones with your mummy :-) I miss having a Dillard's around. The Antonio Melani dresses fit me really well and Gianni Bini shoes are pretty great!

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    1. The espresso was delish. I need to get our moka pot out...

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  18. Work it Shannon. Work. It.

    P.S. Your mom's a doll.

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    1. Pulling out the modeling skills I learned from ANTM, fo' sho'.

      P.S. I know, right?!

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