Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A Winter Week in Feminine Dress, Day 5

Today's schedule: Mass and music lessons in the morning, University choir, afternoon lessons, took my brother to cello, evening orchestra practice. Yes, Wednesday is a big music day. :)

Today's oufit:

Skirt: Mock-suede Chadwicks that I found secondhand for probably 1/10 of the new price. Yet another winter favorite.

Top: A deep violet turtleneck underneath a soft, warm sweater with flower/bead decor. Maybe at this point I should just stop mentioning thrift stores and say only when I got it somewhere else!) :)

Shoes: Same boots as yesterday, with nylons.

Hair: I must admit that for most of the day, I didn't have time to do anything with my hair, but before going to orchestra tonight I snagged a few minutes to freshen up. I twisted the sides using small clips, and tried something new with the back. It came out being what I always imagined a chignon to look like (you know, the hairdo they always mention in civil war books?). Although now that I've looked it up, it seems like perhaps the term just meant a bun or knot. Oh well...maybe I'll have to give it a new name.

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Today's femininity quote:
"Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity."
~St. Jerome
Today's feminine website:


Frédérique said...

Hi Claire,

I believe this is my first comment on your blog, but it's not the first time that I'm checking it out! Actually, I wanted to thank you for being such a role model for the young Catholic women. I myself became a Catholic about a year and a half ago, and I often struggle, being the only one in my family and my circle of friends to believe in Our Lord. Reading blogs from ladies like you makes me feel like I'm not alone in the world, and that somewhere out there there are girls like me (I'm seventeen, almost eighteen) that are asking themselves questions about their vocation.

By the way, you look very pretty in all your outfits. How I would like to dress like you!

Have a nice day with the Lord! :)


Yaviel said...

I LOVE your hair Claire! (ooh that rhymed!) and your outfit is very nice also!

Claire said...

Frédérique: Thanks so much for visiting and for your comment!And a big welcome to the family of God, the Catholic Church! I wish I knew French so I could read your blog (I speak Spanish). :)

Did I ever blog about my family's summer vacation to Canada in 2009? It was so beautiful! We visited so many magnificent shrines and basilicas.

If your heart is convicted, there's no reason why you can't dress "like me". Feel free to email me at (remove all the dashes and change at to @) if you'd like more ideas or help.

Many blessings!

Claire said...

Yaviel: Thanks. It's sweet of you to send me so many comments! :)

Kathryn said...

Ok Claire, so how did you do your hair?!

jon said...

Ohhhh the vanity...
to dress like me
as pretty, see, as I can be.
If you try and dress like me
Oh you'll love the vanity