Saturday I was flirting with the idea of exporting some of my winter clothes and importing some of my spring clothes into the closet and dresser (despite the snowflakes lazily floating around all day). I only ended up trying on the lighter jackets; midway through a package arrived containing a sweet note from a good friend and a cute tweed jacket with faux leather trim.
Of course, I had to wear it the next day to Mass. I usually don't wear jeans to Mass (it looks strange beside my husband who's rockin' a suit), but I decided at the last minute to go by myself to an early liturgy so I threw this on... Dark jeans, black v-neck tee, black wrap sweater, tweed jacket, and snood (I bet you are getting tired of it by now...). What do you think? I don't know if I'm the right person to be posting What I Wore's; you can pretty accurately guess that whatever the ensemble, it will involve black on black...
And finally, a recommended part of this What I Wore Sunday Linkup is the inclusion of a Lenten reflection. I've got nothing. Okay, maybe one thing, something that dawned on me last week as I struggled to focus on prayer, struggled to drown out the many distractions that constantly beset my mind. And it is simply this: prayer is encounter, not focusing on words. As this idea sank in it became easier to forget everything else in order to be present with God. And today I came across this quote, "...prayer is the encounter of God's thirst with ours" (CCC 2560). Wow.
Outfit details: Jeans: Old Navy // Black tee: thrifted // Black wrap sweater: Express (from my sister) // Jacket: Target (gift) // Boots: Fugu Malibu from Piperlime // Bag: Banana Republic (gift) // Snood: homemade // Watch: Citizen Eco Drive (gift) // Pearl stud earrings (gift)