Monday, March 4, 2013

What I Wore: To Meet My Bishop

I hope that all of you had a great weekend! I bet you are wondering about the title of this post! On Saturday night, my husband and I went to Mass and then a semi-formal reception for our visiting bishop. As you may know, I am a Maronite, and here in Western New York we belong to the eparchy (diocese) of Brooklyn. A visit from the bishop is a very important occasion. Our parish was also celebrating the feast of St. John Maron. The celebration of a parish's namesake is a very cherished tradition among the Maronites, so it was a joyous occasion on many levels.  A Mass sans kids, followed by a couple of glasses of red wine, a medium rare filet mignon, and my love next to me - this was definitely my best feast of St. John Maron ever!

Of course, for such an occasion I spent all week thinking about what to wear. As you may have heard me say before, the Lebanese are beautiful and well dressed. Also, there was the question of appropriateness (more so than usual) because it was a religious event. I didn't want to be too exposed, but I still wanted to look attractive. Is that too much to ask? It was a date of sorts... 

In the end I chose this simple black wool dress. Said dress is just a teeny bit loose and I don't have a very defined waist as it is, so I added a black leather belt to create a more feminine silhouette. I completed the look with oxblood patent heels, a simple black clutch, pearl earrings and a stainless steel citizen watch. And yes, I threw on the grey angora snood (again, I know, I know, but when something works, it works!). Moral of the story? When in doubt, go with the little black dress! 






What do you think?
Now go check out what some other ladies wore this weekend!

17 comments:

  1. LOVE! So chic, modest, simple, and beautiful!

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  3. You look gorgeous! Sounds like a wonderful evening. *happy sigh*

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    1. It was Dwija! You would have loved it (I'm pretty sure ;)!

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  4. Well, this is more than redundant at this point, but I can't help it:

    beautiful!

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  5. Mary, you look so Audrey! Classy and feminine, and it sounds like you had an amazing evening!!

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  6. You are beautiful!! Inside and out:)

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  7. Wow, thank you everyone! I am a little embarrassed now that I asked "what do you think?" because it sounds a little fishy (as in, I'm ready to reel in the compliments)! But again, each one is very appreciated!

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  8. Hi, Mary! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I like the snood; is it similar to the chunky infinity scarves? I think the belt also makes the outfit as well.

    Chandra
    More Modern Modesty

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    1. Thank you, Chandra! Yes, it's basically an infinity scarf that I made from an old sweater :)

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