And because she's so cute, what Lucia wore:
What I wore this Sunday:
Dress: Elle (Kohl's)
Shoes: Bandolino (hand-me-downs!)
Necklace: Blessed Life BoutiqueFlexi clips: Lilla Rose
Notice anything? Yep, I wore the exact same dress and shoes. Only my jewelry/hair accessories changed. Moving in to our new home, both David and I realized we have way too much clothes. And most of it we don't even wear. We have several staple items we wear over and over. I've decided that I'll be working on building up those staples and getting rid of the things I don't wear or that I do wear but don't fit well. I did the whole "turn your hangers the opposite way" trick so I can see what I actually wear and I'm going to be very, very critical about every piece of clothing I wear. A few items have already headed to the sell/give away pile.
If you have any tips on paring down a full, full closet and cultivating a small, classic wardrobe, I'd love to hear them. Which items are wardrobe essentials? Which stores are best to shop from for a balance of value and quality?
In other news, each week Lucia has lasted longer and longer during Mass without having to be brought out. Last week she lasted until Communion. This week she lasted the entire Mass - never had to leave at all. So Mass grade: A. To be honest though, she had a cold (still does) so she was a bit more sleepy than usual so we'll see how it works out this upcoming week.
Later today, I'll be posting a novena prayer to St. Dymphna for those suffering with mental illness. If you are interested in learning more or want to pray along with me, make sure you catch my post.
I'm linking up to Fine Linen and Purple's What I Wore Sunday linkup. Head over for more church attire inspiration.