Sunday, November 11, 2012

What I Wore Sunday-- Part Deux

I'm joining in on the fun with the ladies at Fine Linen and Purple for their weekly link-up, What I Wore Sunday.

I noticed a few ladies wearing purple over the last few weeks which reminded me I had this purple wrap dress. 

I bought it last year for sweet baby Paul's baptism.  We've been referring to him as The Instigator lately though; his behavior at mass last week secured the title.

At the time that I purchased this dress, I loved that it was a wrap dress too-- perfect for nursing & my adjusting postpartum body.  However, I've haven't been wearing it a lot lately because of the wrap design.

wrap dress + wrestling two toddlers during mass = potential wardrobe malfunction

In hopes of avoiding this, I paired it with a cami & thick tights.  We're going to the evening mass tonight, so wish me luck.

Gemma wrap dress-- Banana Republic
(still available online in black & purple, or black in Women's tall, which is what I ordered.  I'm 5' 10", so I love that BR carries tall dresses.  Wait for a sale-- you should be able to get it at least 30% off or more if you buy an off season color.)
white cami-- my dresser
brown tights-- Target
brown boots-- my closet
silver & brown stone necklace-- handmade by Navajo Indians from when we lived in Nevada. 
 big hair-- a result of growing up in the 1990s.  Don't judge.
Go check out all the ladies at Fine Linen and Purple.



  1. Okay, when I say this, I'm being totally serious: You look way better in that dress than the BR model does. You make me want to buy it. Her? Not as much. You've missed your calling, Miss 5'10"!

  2. Love the saturated color of that purple dress! I completely understand your wrap-dress-malfunction pin? Good luck :)

  3. I have the same fear of wrap dresses. I almost flashed the congregation at my Godson's baptism. But, vanity won out and I've worn it again. Love the color, looks great on you!

    1. Thank you! Glad I'm not the only one who struggles with wardrobe malfunctions. They should come with a warning-- Do not wear on a windy day!

  4. You look fantastic! And I'm a big fan of big hair, rock it! You'll have to repeat this outfit during Advent, it's perfect!

  5. I hope your modifications made the dress work for this stage of your life because I agree with Dwija, you make it look better than the model!

  6. You look beautiful! Love it! I totally understand the wardrobe malfunctions! Hope your modifications worked out for you!

  7. Big hair should never require an apology, NEVER!!

    PS- you look great!

  8. I love it! I'm of course a bit biased since purple is my favorite color, and I own not 1, but 3 solid purple dresses like that. :-P
    Thanks for linking up with us!

  9. Hey!! New to this meme and LOVING your style!!! Thanks for sharing, and inspiring!! I LOVE that look VERY much. Blessings!

  10. Great color and I love wrap dresses. I have a few and always wear a cami under and since it's a bit warm here for tights I usually just use a slip! Super cute!!