What I Wore Sunday: Floral Cardigan & Chambray Shirt

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


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


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:


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.



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!