Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Style...First Sunday of Advent

Offertory From The First Sunday of Advent Ps. 24: 1-3
To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait for Thee shall be confounded...

Happy Sunday, ya'll! Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which means Christmas is right around the corner! Mass was especially beautiful today with the addition of the Advent wreath and tall candles, as well as all the purple vestments.  Though I generally don't care for wearing the color purple, I love seeing it, especially the dark purple that is usually used by our monks for the liturgy.

This is my "too-cold-to-smile" face. ;P

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how much hats help me out in the wintertime? On days when I oversleep or just don't feel like fixing my hair, all I have to do is throw on a hat and no one would ever be able to tell I only got out of bed fifteen minutes before.  Plus, it keeps my ears from freezing off, which is a definite bonus.  I'm generally really particular about what hats I like to wear so I don't have very many, but I have found several darling hats at Charming Charlie that aren't expensive and just look lovely! This cloche and this fedora are my favorites, besides the one I wore today.

Grey, overcast, cold days are my favorite (second only to stormy days), especially if happens to be a grey, overcast, cold Sunday! It's the perfect time to bundle up into a cozy sweater in front of your fireplace (or wood stove, in my case) with a cup of coffee and play Scrabble all night.  In fact, that is precisely what I plan to do today ;).  

Cashmere Sweater: Stolen from my mom, Banana Republic Brand
Skirt: Consignment store
Scarf: Birthday gift
Boots: JustFab

Have a lovely Sunday and a blessed Advent!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 But we Thy people, and the sheep of Thy pasture, will give thanks to Thee forever. We will shew forth Thy praise, unto generation and generation...
Psalm 78:13

Winter and Autumn are definitely my favorite times of the year for many reasons (who else loves the holidays?), but a few of the main ones are the styles that are worn during these seasons.  And not just because I love scarves, hats, and cozy sweaters; this time of the year is the easiest to put together modest outfits! Backless dress? Put on a cardigan! Neckline too low? Throw on a pretty scarf! Skirt a tad too short? Wear it with leggings and boots!  

After being sick with a cold for most of the week, it was so lovely to dress up for Thanksgiving dinner and feel like a lady again instead of a zombie ;P Autumn colors do NOT work well with my skin tone, so I tend to wear more blacks and blues instead of oranges and browns.  This is one of favorite outfits to wear because it has almost all my favorite colors =).

I think it's safe to say we are now officially out of "ballet flat"weather and into "warm boots"weather...As soon as I had finished taking these photos, I rushed back inside to throw on some fur boots before I froze to death.

I'm thankful for many things today, but most of all for my little brother who stood out in the cold with me to take these photos, even though he had a cold, and only complained three times about how particular I am ;P.  I apologize for the blurry pictures; my camera battery was dead and I haven't quite mastered Photoshop yet =).

Cardigan: Goodwill
Skirt: Goodwill
Flats: Payless Shoes
Earrings: Local Consignment Store

May Our Lord and Our Lady bless you with a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving!