What I Wore Sunday: Floral Cardigan & Chambray Shirt

Hello, my name is Laura.  On Sundays, I go to Mass with my husband and children.

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In my spare time I like to pretend I’m a fashion model.

** Update **

Per Stephanie’s sweet and very flattering comment, here’s a close-up of the skirt.  It has a pattern made with gold thread:

Material of the skirt.  It looks more golden in real life.

Material of the skirt. It looks more golden in real life.

Skirt is from LOFT (old-2010 I think); Cardigan is from Target (last year); Necklace is from Target (older still), Shirt is Old Navy (on clearance several months ago).

Surprise surprise!  I looked up the shoes and they are still available: Lennox from Naturalizer.  Quite comfortable, as heels go AND they come in wide width, which is a must for me.  Worth the $$.  Highly recommended.  They do run a tad small though.

Oh, and that crooked picture on the wall?  It’s on purpose.  I do that occasionally as an impromptu exercise to fine tune my husband’s moral bearings à la That Hideous Strength.

P.S. I’m writing a series of posts on Style and the Stay-At-Home Mom, in which I will humiliate myself by detailing my own efforts in this regard.  The first was posted yesterday.  Hopefully it will be interesting to other SAHMs, other  work-at-home types, anyone who (like me) dreads getting out of her pajamas each morning, and others who want a good laugh.

Okay, for more fashion and possibly some jokes that are funny to people other than just the writer, check out Fine Linen and Purple for their What I Wore Sunday link up!

Never Too Old To Play Dress Up

Sooo, Thursday was one of those days.

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Come 5:30 p.m., the girls were fed but still grumpy.   Soup for Pat and me was simmering on the stove, but Pat wasn’t due home for another hour.    The house looked like this:IMG_0871

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Christmas tree righted but not much else

I contemplated getting the girls ready for an early bed time, but fiiiiiiiirst, I rested my tired bones on the couch and scrolled through the blog reader on my phone.  I saw that Grace of Camp Patton did a fashion post called “Open to Interpretation,” where she takes an “inspiration” outfit picture and recreates/reinterprets the look with her own clothes.

This was the “inspiration”:

This was Grace’s interpretation:

Thinking this was a blog link-up, and noticing that some of the pieces I own would kind of work, and since I  obviously had nothing better to do, I said what the heck, and . . . . I hauled the girls down to the (finished!) basement for some Sesame Street, locked the baby gate behind me, and began a nice relaxing game of dress up.

Here’s what I came up with:

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Cardigan from Target, Skirt from LOFT

Big pearls with sparkly beads, gift from my sister Lizzie.

Big pearls with sparkly beads, from Ann Taylor, gift from my sister Lizzie.

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Naturalizer

Material of the skirt.  It looks more golden in real life.

Material of the skirt. It looks more golden in real life.

I was happy to find a use for this cardigan.  I love it because it reminds me of the print in Kate’s dress here:

but it never fit right with the outfits I’d tried it with before.

Later that night I went back to Camp Patton and realized it wasn’t a link up after all.  Just something a few blogger friends do amongst themselves.  😦

Oh well, my faithful readers still get to share in my fun.  Hi Mom!  Hi Dad!