March 2, 2014
WIWS & 7 in 7
#1 - grey cardigan - Target, in stores now
striped maternity dress - Target
#2 - blue infinity scarf tied in a bow - Christmas gift
#3 - chipped nail polish - Sally Hansen Insta-Dry in Slick Slate
#4 - owl earrings - Wal Mart discount wrack
Not shown: black leggings, grey boot socks, and salt-stained winter boots
Also not shown: the black chapel veil I wore. It was a Christmas gift from a friend and I wore it for the first time ever at the Behold Conference yesterday. Today I wore it at our parish and, I'll tell you what, I felt a little self-conscious. I've been drawn to wearing a veil for years. I know every woman may have a different reasons for why or why not to wear a veil at Mass but for me it was pretty simple:
Putting a veil on, covering me head when I entered the chapel made me think of how God asks Moses to take off his sandals when he approaches the burning bush. It's holy ground, a sacred space, and to do something physically alter myself as a constant reminder of such, well, it has always seemed like it would be a powerful tool for me.
We'll see how it goes in the future. JP tried pulling it off my head a lot and succeeded once but all the other kids were great about it. And no one gave me the stink eye about it! (because I go to a great church which is filled with nice people.)
Finally, many thanks to the fine ladies of FLAP for hosting What I Wore Sunday!
(And I did it! I really did it! 7 posts in 7 days! I have a feeling the internet's gonna be pretty quiet for the next few days as many of us catch our breath.)