Volume 11! Sometimes I think I should stop numbering the volumes because it reminds me how many weeks I’ve missed blogging! Anyway, this week’s outfit features what could be a new hobby of mine… re-fashioning!
I’ve mentioned that I’ve read Overdressed and toward the end, refashioning is mentioned. The basic thought is, instead of buying new clothes, take old clothes and re-make them. Easy Peasy.
The skirt is the item I re-fashioned. It is an 100% cotton skirt with kind of a crinkly texture. The original length was a bit longer than tea length and honestly, just fell in a weird spot on me (I’m 5’9″ (175 cm) tall, for reference.) So, this skirt just hung in my closet, looking all sad and dejected.
This morning, before Mass, I grabbed my pinking shears and made my first BIG chop into re-fashioning. The pinking will keep the edges of this woven fabric from fraying until I have the chance to add a blind hem to the bottom. I can honestly say, I like the skirt that much better now that it [will fall] just above the knee.
Shirt: Auburn LA
Necklace: Premier Designs Jewelry
I am planning on showing more of my refashions as I come across them. This weekend, the hubs and I cleared out our entire bedroom and I have a small container of items that I didn’t just want to give away and instead would like to transform!
(And how do you like the new blog look?)
Be sure to head to Fine Linen and Purple for more style inspiration or to link up your own!
I’ll admit it. I’ve been struggling these last few months… spiritually. Hence the lack of posting. Spiritual Dryness is a funny thing, you know when you are in the midst of it and it is SO HARD to pull yourself out.
Maybe it’s because you aren’t supposed to pull yourself out?
Today is the Feast of Corpus Christi and as we missed Mass last Sunday and I didn’t make it to confession yesterday, ironically, no Eucharist for me. Part of the reason for my Spiritual Dryness is that we moved from a place of strong, vocal, vibrant Catholics to one that is… not so much. Where we were living, it was easy to be Catholic… everyone we knew was Catholic, our Parish was warm and welcoming and people missed you if you were missing (at least that was my experience.)
Moving and joining a new Parish is hard… it’s kind of like moving to a new school in the middle of the year. Sure, people recognize you and they might remember your name but you are still kept at arms length unless you have some commonality. Because we are choosing to send The Bear to Public School, we don’t even have the school parent connection (the school parent community is very strong!)
I shared my feelings of isolation and dryness with our Priest and his suggestion was an old one, but a true one: Get Involved. In short, make the Parish into the place where you want to be. Our Parish has a Family Ministry in which families gather together once a month (kids and all) for dinner and fellowship. I have been hesitating to join in, mostly because I am not sure how it will be received. But I am ready to give it a shot. I am even thinking of getting involved in Hospitality in some way… maybe welcoming new families to the Parish or starting a “Big A$$ Faith Group.” (For those who get that, I’m thinking of you!)
My faith background is having a church family. I grew up in a Baptist church where everyone knew you. I became Catholic through a University Catholic Church RCIA with a vibrant student ministry (even at a liberal University!) I became a wife and mother while worshipping (and singing) at city parish in Downtown Chicago and I met my best friends at a Parish in Missouri.
My faith journey is not at an end.
Christ’s got it all figured out.
Goodness! The last time I wrote a WIWS Post was during Advent! Oy.
Today, besides being St. Patrick’s Day, was a big day for our family! Frederick “Fritz” Eugene was baptized today! One more soul claimed for Christ and a new member of the Catholic Church.
Today I wore a blue wrap dress from Lands’ End and a straw hat from Homecoming Trunk Show. I know it’s not spring so I shouldn’t be wearing straw, but it feels like spring.
It’s funny, I’ve lost about 16 lbs since having Fritz, but I’ll admit it’s hard to look at pictures and not feel a little… bad. I’d like to lose another 15 and it’s really hard! I guess I wouldn’t feel so badly if I didn’t have the pouchy belly. IDK… maybe a Whole 30 will help? Can’t hurt, I figure.
OK enough with the pity party.
Fritz in his bonnet and gown
Nom, nom, nom
Beautiful Sunny Day!
I really love this shot. The mural behind is a depiction of the Assumption of Mary.
Hope you have a blessed Sunday and be sure to check out Fine Linen and Purple for more Sunday Inspiration!