my attire on Sunday (vol. 3)

What I Wore SundaySo…ever since the wonderful Jennifer Fulwiler wrote about “What I Wore Sunday” in the National Catholic Register, Fine Linen and Purple has had a ton of traffic!  I predict that today’s link up will be the biggest we’ve ever had (and I’m the nerd that wants to say that I got in on this awesome link up before it was the “cool” thing to do)!

I’ve got some thoughts on Advent and getting ready for Mass, but first the outfit:


Dress: Kohl’s (clearance rack…again): $15
Belt: Came with another outfit I own
Leggings: Target, $8
Boots: Ross, $20
(I LOVE these boots…despite the fact that I once tripped down the stairs wearing them and then poked a hole in the dry wall…)

There are a few times of year that I like to be what I call “Liturgically Matchy” and Advent is one of them.  (I also painted my nails purple with a pink stripe across the top to match, but forgot to take a picture…take my word for it!)  Pentecost and Palm Sunday you’ll always find me in red, most of the Sundays in Lent you’ll find me in purple, and Advent you’ll find me in purple, purple, pink, and then purple (respective to each Sunday).  I’m not liturgically matchy in Ordinary Time because I don’t own that much green, nor do I like it, plus that much green would get boring.  Easter and Christmas seasons are hit and miss because I don’t own a ton of white either.

But Advent is where it is at.  There is some kind of a deeper connection I have to the liturgy when I match the color of the season.  In a way that I can’t really explain, I feel like matching the color of the season helps me connect with the liturgy and feel more involved with it all.  It helps me focus.

Earrings: Epcot ($8)Flower: Pier 1 ($.37 - Clearance!)Super easy hair-do: French braid into a bun and pin flower into place!

Earrings: Epcot ($8)
Flower: Pier 1 ($.37 – Clearance!)
Super easy hair-do: French braid into a bun and pin flower into place!

Also, the last couple of weeks I’ve picked my outfit out in advance and then left it to hang in the front of my closet.  That means that every time I walk to where my closet is, the first thing I see is my outfit for Sunday.  I can be a total girly girl sometimes and want to wear that fancy outfit all the time, but once it is picked I don’t let myself try it on again (and have random dance parties in my room while wearing it) until Sunday.  I’m already seeing the fruits of this practice: it gets me really excited for Sunday’s liturgy.  I think I’ve mentioned before that I’ve become a daily Mass addict, but there is something even more wonderful about a Sunday liturgy.  Picking out that outfit in advance and then forcing myself to wait to wear it builds up the anticipation of the liturgy itself.  I read the readings in advance.  I get even more excited about playing the violin at Mass.  Seeing that outfit reminds me of what is coming: the feast of Heaven and Earth.  No matter what kind of crappy week I’ve had, I get to get dressed up for Jesus and celebrate the best and last supper with Him.  (See what I did there?!)

What about you folks, any other liturgically matchy people out there like me?

Be sure to check out Fine Linen & Purple for more great and modest outfits!

Also…the boots are just awesome, so they get their own picture:

WIWS 3.2


  1. Amanda @ worthy of Agape on December 6, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Haha! I like your reasoning =) Love you too sister!

  2. Megan Weber on December 6, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I did not read through all the comments but I just wanted to say, during ordinary time we are to be ordinary right?! so we don’t have to be liturgically matchy 😉 that is my take on it anyway 😉 keep up the awesome blogging sister… I love you <3

  3. lieselmm on December 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I love your hair! Your outfit is great- love the color.

  4. Christy on December 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Cute dress for sure! Really like it!

  5. Nurse Liz @ DixieGrit on December 3, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I love cowl/draped necklines like yours!

  6. Stephanie on December 3, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Liturgically matchy…love it! You look great, and your hair is AMAZING! Please please please teach me how to make my French braids so perfect!

  7. Thomas on December 3, 2012 at 8:13 am

    You already know i was liturgically matchy yesterday – and my liturgical matchiness philospophy is very similar to yours as to when I do or don’t do it.

    I branch out on colors for Christmas & Easter though. White, gold, red, and green are all acceptable for Christmas (our church always has pointsettias & evergreens after all). Pastels or “brights” are acceptable for Easter…. (like, uh… the flowers at church).

  8. Amanda @ worthy of Agape on December 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks Andie! Those boots are so much fun to wear, and the hair is easy and fast and no thought required, my kind of up-do!

  9. Style with Andie on December 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Such amazing boots. I love the stilettos on the classic black. Great job on your hair!

  10. Amanda @ worthy of Agape on December 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    That’s exactly why I don’t do it during Ordinary Time! I think I only have 3 green shirts!

  11. Jeanne G. on December 2, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I like being liturgically matchy too, but I didn’t think to do it today. Also, I have very little green, so if I started to do the liturgically matchy thing during ordinary time, people would think I only had one outfit.

  12. Deme on December 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    love your purple for advent and your hair is lovely!

  13. Amanda @ worthy of Agape on December 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    It is the type A, planner personality in me, I just found a way to make it work for good 😉

  14. Amanda @ worthy of Agape on December 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    That is awesome! I love playing the violin – this morning they even let me play the tambourine AND sing, I felt multi-talented lol!

  15. Amanda @ worthy of Agape on December 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    That is *exactly* why I love those boots! =) Thanks!

  16. jizazito on December 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I love those boots… they are so sassy! And bravo on the braid. You look great!

  17. Kinsi on December 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I played the violin growing up, so that sounds exciting to me too 🙂

    My mom was VERY liturgically matchy. She even used to call things “Mary blue,” or “Sacred Heart red,” and things like that outside of the liturgy, haha!

  18. cedarsandtinyflowers on December 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Lovely! Your idea of getting your outfit ready in advance and seeing it every day is excellent! Now we will see if I am organized enough to do that…

  19. Amanda @ worthy of Agape on December 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Stacy, do it! I’m such a dork, and I love when people come up to me and ask, “did you know that you match the liturgy?!” I get to respond, “Why yes I did know that, I did it on purpose!” =)

  20. Amanda @ worthy of Agape on December 2, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Cindy, you are so sweet! Thank you so much!

  21. theveilofchastity on December 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    You look so pretty and that dress is very classy. The boots are stylish. Oh, and your youthful profile is beautiful. Cindy

  22. Stacy on December 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I have never thought of being liturgically matchy, but it’s a great idea!!!

  23. Amanda @ worthy of Agape on December 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks! I remember Father telling us to match on Pentecost, I’m just the nerd that chooses to match during other liturgical seasons too! I’m excited to see what you wear =)

  24. Liesl on December 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    So pretty! I like to match on Pentecost for sure, because my parents always made us, but I’ve never thought about matching for Advent!

    I think I’m going with neutrals today though – black dress and brown boots (gasp! I know! but I think it works!)


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