Sunday, February 3, 2013

What I Wore Sunday: Animal Print Wedges

Dress: Talbots | Jacket: Gap
Wedges: Bandolino

This dress can also be seen here.
The jacket made a previous appearance here.

THESE SHOES! were given to me by a coworker who said they've been in her closet forever and she's only worn them once.  Um, that won't be a problem for me, I want to wear them every day!  (In case you are wondering they are super comfy - I feel like I'm wearing flats!)  When she handed them to me, I thought, "God really does provide...great shoes!"  I've really been wanting some fun shoes for a while, but it's just not in the budget...and then these gems turn up FOR FREE.  Seriously?  I've been really stressing about finances, but this is a great reminder that we have all we need and then some.  If you need a little reminder to take things a day at a time and trust God, check out this exceptional post from Dwija.

Sometimes I watch the Super Bowl.  I actually really enjoy watching football.  I attribute this to high school cheerleading, because we had to learn the rules and I think any sport becomes much more fun to watch if you actually know what's going on.  I have a lot to catch up this week with work though, so I'll be upstairs working on lesson plans.  Totally my fault for not using my time wisely last week.  By the way, if you're still looking for some Super Bowl munchie ideas, check out this Cheddar Bacon Dip recipe posted by Jenna a while back.

Yesterday, David and I started a first five Saturdays series.  If you are not familiar with this devotion, here's a quick run-down: For five months in a row, on the first Saturday of the month, you attend Mass, go to Confession, pray the Rosary, and meditate on the mysteries for fifteen minutes.  David and I did this together while we were dating (engaged?) and he felt it was time to do it again.  It has been such a grace for us in the past, and I encourage you to read more about it here.  I'll see you at Mass and Confession next month?

Anyway, this is what I wore to Mass yesterday.  And again today.  What can I say? I loved the outfit and changed out of it right away both days.  And I went to different churches so no one will know, right?  I mean, except for all y'all.
And for those moms struggling with toddlers at Mass, you might be interested to know that Lucia got a F- for Mass behavior today.  You would have thought that would have been hard to accomplish since she slept until the homily, but she managed it EASILY.  I did not manage so well...

Here are the posts coming up this week:

Monday - Baby on a Budget guest post: Library Love
Tuesday - Lilla Rose hair accessories review + Giveaway
Wednesday - Professional Family Photos/One-Year-Old Session (part 2)
Friday - 7 Quick Takes
Saturday - Kung Poo cloth diaper review + giveaway

I'm linking up to Fine Linen and Purple's What I Wore Sunday linkup.  Check it out for more church attire inspiration.

P.S. Between now and February 28, all proceeds from ad space on Messy Wife, Blessed Life will go toward Kaia's adoption fund.  See ad space options here.


  1. Literally did jumpy claps when I saw you were wearing these! -Blair from irishswedishexperience

  2. God does provide all we need and thensome!! So true. And what better reminder than free animal print shoes IN YOUR SIZE that are COMFY! Amen.

  3. Those shoes are awesome! And I had never heard of the First Five Saturdays, but I like it. I may just do it by myself since my husband often works weekends, but I'm glad you have a husband that suggests these things since mine never would.

  4. Ooooh, those shoes are wonderful! What a generous friend! Also, I love the idea of the First Five Saturdays. Wish I would have heard about it before now...yikes!

  5. Now, those are some shoes I would love! I heart wedges, and the print is fantastic!

  6. Erika@stethoscopes,style,graceFebruary 3, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    those shoes are to die for! and what a wonderful idea to do the First Saturday series, I think I will try to get my husband on board :)

  7. My husband asked me the other day to write a post on the first five Saturdays. He has never asked me to write a post on anything before, so you know it's important to him. That post will be coming down the pike soon!

  8. What an awesome story. Our Lord loves to show us His love for us, doesn't He?! Love your shoes!

  9. THOSE SHOES!! I love them!! You look lovely absolutely lovely!!

  10. I have to agree with you and the others that those shoes are fabulous! I don't know why it is but a cute pair of shoes somehow just makes a lady feel like she's got it together!

  11. Those shoes are really great--I can't pull off anything like that, but you certainly did.

  12. Great shoes! I don't think I could pull them off!

  13. I never, ever use to wear prints either, so maybe you can pull them off too!

  14. Yep, if I wear a little "fancier" shoes, I instantly feel a bit more sophisticated!

  15. You should! It makes a huge difference in our spiritual lives! My husband is planning to write a guest post for me all about it!

  16. My husband is going to be writing a guest post on the First Five Saturdays, so keep tuned!


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