It feels so exciting to have Advent here. No more prepping for the prepping, we can just live Advent now.
Here way up north, the days are very short and the nights oh-so long which makes the world waiting in darkness aspect of Advent very apt. When you feel as if you're living half your life during the night you notice how needed the light is. But the darkness begins to feel eerily magical and anticipatory when Advent begins...
Last night we went to Mass for the First Sunday of Advent in the dark and returned in the dark. So please forgive my dark photos!
(I know....you all think I use What I Wore Sunday as "Weird Face Practice" and I'm beginning to think the same thing. But I'm going to stick with blaming the photographer. I also staged these shots to include that laundry on the floor...to draw in more random google searches for "messy fashion models homes" because thats where the money really is.)
The cute grey cotton jersey dress with sequin peter-pan collar was generously given to me by eShakti for an honest review. I sent in my custom measurements and poof! this fun dress arrived made for moi. I don't know about you but every since having those bambinos it's be extra tough to find dresses that fit. Usually a certain half of the body is now grossly out of proportion with the cute dress sizes I find on the rack and it gets maddening after a while. But this dress fits like a glove, and its nice midi-length feels so nice on these blustery and cold winter evenings where tights don't quite cut it. I'm really impressed with the dress's quality in comparison with its relatively reasonable price. And it was so hard to choose because their great selection makes you wonder at a lot of different dress possibilities! Right now they're having a great 35% off sale which I'd highly recommend you take advantage of - they even ship to Canada for a reasonable amount!
I'm wearing my little booties in these photos because that's what I wore to Mass, but I think the dress looks cuter with my wedges, its just that it was really cold and I can wear a pair of socks inside the booties without anyone knowing. Except you, of course.
Now, off to find my Advent wreath! I hope you all have a blessed and restful first Sunday of Advent!
And I was just looking at my past advent posts in case you are looking for more Advent reading:
G.K. Chesterton and How to Celebrate Christmas - G.K. always sets you about looking at things in a new and wonderful way and he really loved Christmas
The Beauty of Advent Music - Give Advent music a try, cmon please!
Advent and Waiting - Written by me as a very, very, preggo lady.
And I just noticed that all my pictures from my Ugly Advent Wreath round-up aren't loading which is a tragedy! So I may have to post again this week with an updated version - except to counteract the ugly, maybe we should simultaneously have an Advent wreath link-up too? That way I don't feel so bad making fun of the ugly ones...
As usual I'm linking with the wonderful FLAP ladies - you should too!
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