Monday, January 25, 2016

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  This is when I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, elegant outfit to encourage women in the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to share your photos for publication here, please send them to me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Please note: I reserve the right to reject those pictures that do not reflect the ideals of modesty and elegance this blog promotes.  Thank you!



It's cold!  We finally got our first big snow and the kids we so excited.  I would have chosen to stay inside all warm and cozy, but they wanted to enjoy it!  So of course we did.


 
 
 
 
Thank goodness for our road crews who had the snow cleared in no time.  The roads were fine by Saturday night and Sunday we made it to Mass without any trouble at all.  I found this sweater at a consignment store a few weeks ago.  I love the emerald green color.  It's a bit more green than the pictures show.
 
 





 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
I'M WEARING:

Sweater- Consignment
Skirt- I made
 
 
 
 
THANKS FOR VISITING!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  This is when I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, elegant outfit to encourage women in the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to share your photos for publication here, please send them to me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Please note: I reserve the right to reject those pictures that do not reflect the ideals of modesty and elegance this blog promotes.  Thank you!
 
 
 
Hello from the Zimmerman house!!  I have been busy with the drama of everyday life, reflected by the silence of this blog.  I am aiming for the midweek post again, so please make suggestions for topics.  I hope you are all well and staying warm this January!  Yesterday was our nephew's baptism and this is what I wore:
 
 
 
 
 







 
 
 
 
I'M WEARING:

Skirt- My Sister-in-law (Max Studio)
Top- Thrift Store (Gap)
Sweater- Thrift Store (Liz Claiborne)
Coat- Consignment (Anne Klein)
Earrings- Gift (Sabika)
Necklace- Target
Shoes- I don't remember...
 
 
 
 
 
THANKS FOR VISITING!!

The Umbrella

The umbrella is very Christian, very elegant.  It tells of the fragility of human nature, the grace of the refined soul and the fortitude of those souls who are dedicated to combating evil.  The old movies when everyone is walking down the street with an umbrella are a tribute to the inspiring rules that once bound civilization.

The fragility of human nature is quite beautiful to contemplate.  The sight of a man holding an umbrella against the rain recalls the bonds of mortality but also the heroism of a soul who overcomes these bonds by living an authentic Christian life.

There is a grace perhaps that inspired men to design umbrellas.  They thought of the hats, the neatly arranged hair and the finely tailored coats that were ruined by rain and snow and even bright sunlight.  These designers of umbrellas probably realized how closely the state of the body reflects the state of the soul.  So they wanted to preserve order, prevent dishevelment.  They made umbrellas as a tribute to marvelous virtue and impeccable civility.

The fortitude of people who carry umbrellas is especially admirable; they are always ready for a storm, to protect themselves from its effects.  Rain does not deter or frighten them since the civilized business of Christian people goes on even and especially amid unfriendly conditions.  This is such a perfect example of the counter-revolutionary spirit!  I cannot speak enough to its symbolism and uplifting effect.

Today umbrellas are less common.  We see people who run through the rain in sweatpants on the way to the gym and even finely dressed businesspeople whose appearance is ruined by a few raindrops.  These modern men do not acknowledge their own fragility and how closely it must be guarded against damnation, they do not recognize and uphold the standards of civilization, they do not cultivate the fortitude to reject those things that will ruin the body or the soul.

Thus in my opinion, the umbrella is a very good thing for the Catholic lady.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

A Weekend In Feminine Dress

Welcome to A Weekend In Feminine Dress on The Catholic Lady Blog.  This is when I post pictures of myself or a volunteer wearing a modest, elegant outfit to encourage women in the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to share your photos for publication here, please send them to me at: thecatholiclady@gmail.com.  Please note: I reserve the right to reject those pictures that do not reflect the ideals of modesty and elegance this blog promotes.  Thank you!



It's still Christmas, ladies!!  I hope yours is merry and bright.  We are experiencing a slight Christmas detox over here after all the late nights, sweet treats and new toys...but it's definitely not overwhelming the joy of this blessed Season!  Things are slowing down a bit now and getting back into routine.  Saturday we spent visiting my family which was truly enjoyable and today after Mass we enjoyed the day at home relaxing.

I cannot crop or edit my pictures, so I do apologize.  I found this shirt at the thrift store recently.  It is a greyish blue color that I really like and kind of dressy and comfortable too.  I also ordered a new coat that should be coming tomorrow!  I really need a nice dress coat and am excited to try it out and post pictures soon.



 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
I'M WEARING:

Top- Thrift Store
Skirt- I made (black linen)
Shoes- Consignment
Pearls- Gift
 
 
 
 
 
THANKS FOR VISITING!!
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