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WIWS Vol.7…and some thriftin’.. December 30, 2012

You can blame it all on Emily and Kendra @ Fine Linen and Purple.  Sunday has become the Mass Fashion show….raising the bar on how we present ourselves in Jesus’ house, how we prepare ourselves mind, body and spirit for Mass and snapping some photos along the way.

Warning, soap box moment:  Once upon a time dressing for Mass was dressing in one’s Sunday best and there wasn’t even a second thought or argument about it; these days its anything goes (and in our warmer climate…believe me…ANYthing goes).  On the one hand, we should just be grateful people are PRESENT for Mass and disregard their dress (maybe pray that the Holy Spirit will open their eyes to their cleavage bearing/thong showing/ripped jeans/flip-flop selves); however, there is the just-coming-from-work-and-straight-to-Mass-dress and there’s just-popping-by-Mass-before-I-hit-the-beach-club-BBQ-dress. Big difference.  This is where this lovely little link-up comes in….a way to remind us to take the time in all areas to properly prepare and present ourselves for Mass, time spent with Our Lord, one measly Hour completely His and to give Him the respect He is due.  Ideas borrowed from other women and men and encouragement in taking a little extra time with our appearance.  Stepping off the soapbox now….

Submitting my little collage…trying out a new app…of the girls and I ready for Mass.

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skitched-46-1Deets:  Collage, meh…not loving it so much so I gave you the bonus head-to-toe shot so you can get a little better look at that animal printy shirt…Rarrr…

Shirt: Kohl’s, few years ago, Pants, Christmas gift years ago, Shoes: Kohl’s

Necklace and earrings: gift from my girls a while ‘go

Ring: Lia Sophia fave

Mini-mes:  Sporting yesterday’s thrifty finds, dresses AND shoes…and a sweet little Christmas necklace on the Diva daughter.

Blessings, y’all…We are off to do nada…or maybe hit the movies…

 

10 Responses to “WIWS Vol.7…and some thriftin’..”

  1. Magdalen Says:

    I’m loving that necklace! Makes me wish I had more large pieces like that 🙂

  2. Patti Says:

    Love the outfit Tracy, looks great on you…and the little Divas are rockin’ it too! Xoxo

  3. Deme Says:

    I love a great blouse tucked into a great cut trouser – so classy! And check out your photo collage skills! As usual, awesome accessories…and I love that you included the girls’ outfits 🙂

  4. Fabulous. I love that shirt! The entire outfit is just smart and classy while still being fun.

  5. Angela Bashaw Says:

    Love the soap box moment…I wish more people got that. Anyway, I always ‘try’ to be thankful that they are at Mass, but it is hard sometimes with what people do wear. You look great and so do the kiddos.

  6. Kinsi Says:

    My parents taught me that it’s always okay to *bring a change of clothes with you* if you have somewhere to go after Mass! After all, there’s a bathroom in nearly every parish (and commercial building) around us. Is it a little inconvenient? Yes- but living with that inconvenience only seemed to remind me that Mass is important, so it’s okay to do a little extra work to keep it special.


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