for another edition of What I Wore Sunday.
So-- did you hear the news that Jen Fulwiler wrote a great piece on the What I Wore Sunday series over at National Catholic Register? You can read her post here. I have to say that I agree with Jen, planning my outfits for Sundays has helped me to be more prayerful and focused during mass. And, I'm not wearing jeans as much, which I think is good modelling for the kiddos. Unfortunately, her post also generated some negative comments about the link up. Some commenters felt participants were putting on a fashion show (which is not the participants' intentions at all). I mean-- did you see my Sarah Palin look-a-like outfit last week? Ms. Palin is a beautiful woman, but I don't want people confusing me with her at Sunday mass. Now, that would be a distraction. You betcha.
But seriously, I would say this link up is about a few things. First (and most importantly), as Catholics we believe in the Real Presence, so we are dressing with the intention to see God. Secondly, we are showing others how women can dress both beautifully and modestly. Third, we are all are trying to stretch a dollar. I get so many great ideas from other women each week on how to shop my own closet, which I'm grateful for. I think my Sunday default outfit before this link up was jeans and a nice sweater, but the other ladies in this link up have taught me to be more confident about my dressier clothes by teaching me how to wear them. So, thank you ladies.
So, without further ado, here is my "I got caught in the rain outfit." Seriously, the rain is coming down so hard, Mike is considering building an ark.
The details:red coat: GAP (10 years ago)
grey dress: Goodwill (tag says it's from Target)
pretty brooch: birthday gift from Mike's grandma
boots: Nordstrom (yes, I wear them every day)
Now go check out everyone else's outfits & have a great Sunday!