Sunday, February 17, 2013

What I Wore Sunday: Variation on an Old Favorite + The Divine Mercy

 skirt: Casual Corner Annex | cami: LOFT Outlet | cardigan: Sweater Project
heels: Payless | earrings & necklace: Charlotte Russe
bangles: unknown | leather bracelet: Give Jewelry

We've all been feeling icky this week, so I went for another variation on a comfortable favorite: this skirt, with a cami and short cardigan.  You can see other variations here and here.  I played it up this week with some fun jewelry that hasn't left my jewelry box since college.  Except for the leather bracelet.  That's new and part of a review/giveaway I'll have up hopefully later today (depends on how long nap time is).  Each bracelet bought from Give Jewelry feeds one orphan for one week, so it's jewelry you can feel good about wearing.

Lucia gets a C for Mass behavior today, but David thinks I'm an easy grader.  We did have to take her out several times, but it was mostly for talking, not for actual naughtiness.  And she nursed through almost the entire Eucharistic Prayer, so that's a definite plus.  

We prayed the Divine Mercy chaplet at the beginning of Mass.  I first learned about the Divine Mercy during my Confirmation class and fell in love with it.  If you aren't familiar with it, it is prayed on the Rosary beads ("But shouldn't replace the Rosary!" exclaims my husband) and promises great mercy at the hour of death.

1. Start with the Sign of the Cross, 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and The Apostles Creed.
2. On the Our Father beads: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

3. On the Hail Mary beads: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Repeat step 2 and 3 for all five decades).

4. End with: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world. (three times)
Read more about the Divine Mercy here If you are still looking for a way to deepen your Lenten devotion, the Diving Mercy chaplet might be exactly what you need.

Coming up this week:

Monday - Women Connect: Spacing Babies
Tuesday - Sponsor Spotlight
Wednesday - Five Tips for First Year Teachers
Thursday - How I Make (& Save) Money Online
Friday - 7 Quick Takes

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


  1. This is an incredibly stylish ensemble, Mandi. The colors, the necklace, everything. Very pretty. Both you and Dweeja are wearing stunning payless shoes. I must carve time out for a visit. The whole heeled mary jane is right up my alley.

    Your devotion to the Divine Mercy has struck a chord in my heart. I have been having a hard time with traditional devotions lately. Please pray for me, that my heart will warm up again.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely outfit.

  2. Oh what I would give to currently be in a location where I could expose half my leg... Lookin' great, as always!

  3. You always look so put together. I love your skirt AND the leather bracelet is awesome!

  4. That sweater cuts just in the right place - your waist looks tiny! And I too am totally jealous that you're somewhere warm enough to expose any skin comfortably :)

  5. The weather was really great today! I wore a coat to Mass, but took it off for the pictures and wasn't cold at all. It was pretty chilly last week though.

  6. Thanks, Mary. I always feel weird wearing clothes from a store that went out of business long ago - but the skirt is pretty simple, so I guess it doesn't go out of style (I don't really feel like I keep up with the current styles anyway!)

  7. Thanks, Cat! I know how you feel! I missed the sun during the IN winter.

  8. Thanks, Jeannine! I haven't been to Payless in years, so I don't know about their current styles, but they've always surprised me with what they have!

    I will definitely be praying for you!


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