21 April 2013

What I Wore Sunday {11}

Linking up with Fine Linen and Purple again today for their weekly celebration of dressing our best for Sunday Mass!

Last week didn't happen because we forgot to take a photo before getting changed, so this morning, Matt snapped one on our way out the door. This did not make us late... It may have slightly contributed to the rushed feeling as we were running out to the car, though. A rushed feeling made significantly worse by hearing the "low fuel" chime as we pulled out of the driveway with exactly enough time to make it to Mass.

I probably would have headed off to North Pole anyway and worried about the gas tank after Mass, but my husband remembered that the light had actually been on last night too, and decided not to risk running out of gas halfway down the highway. It was a wise move--when he finished filling the tank, we realized that it really had been very nearly empty. Unfortunately, by that point it was definitely too late to reach our parish before Mass started, so since we were already in town anyway we wound up going to the cathedral. As long as the words of consecration are correct Mass is Mass, even when some aspects make you want to tear your hair out, and that's all I'm going to say about the experience.

Anyway! What you're really here for: the clothes!

Blouse: Sears
Skirt: thrifted
Boots: same old winter boots

If nothing else, this linkup is definitely shattering any remaining delusions I may have had about my ability to ever look good again post-pregnancy... ugh. I'm not really the only one who fails this badly at coming up with semi-flattering outfits nine months postpartum, am I? I kind of really want to throw things at the people who go about blithely informing expectant moms that nursing will melt that weight right off, because it just. isn't. true.


  1. I think you look great! I love the polka dots with the red. And that post-partum body is so tricky - even when I lose all the weight my body is totally different after each baby - wider hips, bigger ribcage, softer belly... I finally had to reevaluate how I was dressing and abandon certain styles that worked for me pre-babies but will never work again!

  2. I never could loose weight while nursing. It wasn't until my body stopped having babies that I was able to loose weight. By the way, you look great!

  3. You look great! I think polka dots and red are such a classic combo.

    And my mother-in-law always says that society would be so much better if we emphasized whether or not the mom is being a great mother rather than emphasizing how quickly she loses the weight!

  4. Thank you all! I'm sorry for complaining... it sure helps to be reminded that everyone goes through this.

  5. Ok. I want this outfit. SO cute. Retro, red, polka dots, and it makes you look fabulous! All my favorite things in one outfit. I am still jealous of Christine's red polkadot dress, and now I am jealous of this outfit. And I love that you can give it an Alaskan touch with your furry boots!

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    2. I was actually thinking about Christine's dress when I put this outfit together! Polls dots are so fun... do you have any idea where she found that dress?

  6. Um, you are adorable! I love the polka dots and red (and red is such a Rosalie color too), and I think the style is really flattering and retro.

  7. Well, as everyone else has pointed out, you look great, whatever you may think. ;) And I love the outfit!