Wednesday, October 26, 2016

My Favorite Feminine Fall Finds!

Ladies, I am here today with what is probably my very favorite post of the year!  And that is...Fall Fashion!!!  I am so excited about these beautiful things and hope you enjoy looking as much as I have.

This jacket amazes me.  I love the simple quality cut and lovely color for fall.

What about a classic double strand pearl necklace for special occasions?

If anyone is searching for a formal gown, Dillard's is the place to go.  I love this dress (and twenty others on their website which are shockingly quite modest)!

This skirt has been on my list for years.  It is warm, seems flattering, and comes in many colors.  What more could you ask?

I just love the silhouette of ponchos.  This one looks toasty.

I just saw this dress today and fell in love!  In my opinion it is perfection.

I've had my eye on these booties from Chadwick's of Boston for awhile now.

This peplum top looks like elegance itself.  It even has a velvet ribbon with a little bow!

Maude Skirt from Boden, which looks very warm and comfortable.  Am I the only one to love those heeled boots as well?

And a matching Kate Spade wristlet, why not?  Perfect finish to any fall ensemble.


Monday, October 24, 2016

The Three Principles of Dining

There are so many imbalances in today's world that it's not suprising food is one of them.  So many people struggle with eating healthy, having meals on time or sitting down at all during the day to relax and enjoy a meal.

There are days when I struggle to make dinner.  I barely get food on the table let alone make sure it is healthy or presentable.  There are times when lunch is delayed because we are so busy or (lots of days) when breakfast is cold cereal and milk.  But the perfect meal is something I aspire to!

What is the perfect meal?  I think it can be broken down to three basic principles of dining:

Nutrition is of course the first reason we eat.  But in today's fast paced world and amid so much packaged junk food, preservatives and unnecessary sugars, nutrition can be easily overlooked.  It is helpful to learn about a balanced diet and the foods that are good souces of the essential vitamins and minerals that keep us healthy.

Taste is also an essential principle of food!  We all have likes and dislikes which are probably part of who we are and based in our past and traditions.  Taste is an art, it identifies the skill and experience of a true chef.  It makes us attend to the ingredients and analyze the style of whatever dish is being enjoyed and takes mealtime up to another level, allowing us to perceive through our senses.

Presentation- Eating is more important than just feeding the body as many health nuts like to believe.  A good meal nourishes the soul as well.  But food will not administer to the soul unless the perfect ambiance is created by the artist.  Who is this artist of ambiance?  Often the mother!  Teas, soups, homemade breads and muffins, crock pot meals or birthday cakes- all recall a special season and have the potential to create so much more than just another meal.

Some nourishing autumn recipes:

10 Fall and Winter Soups

White Chicken Chili

Maple Pecan Pie

The Best Granola

Crockpot Applesauce

Easy French Bread

Shepherd's Pie

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, feminine outfit including where it was purchased in order to encourage the apostolate of feminine dress.  If you would like to submit your photos, please contact me at:  Thank you!

Hello, everyone!  It's been a long few weeks since I've posted.  I have not been organized lately and when things are not in order I find it difficult to blog.  Also, it's been so rainy and hard to get any good quality many excuses.

Anyway, here is an outfit I wore recently.  I really like this wool tweed skirt in cooler weather.  I made it a few years ago.  However, for some reason it's hard to find tops that go well, this particular outfit is not my favorite.  It doesn't help that my fall wardrobe really needs updated...but of course that's a fun problem; I actually have a fall fashion post coming this week!


Skirt- I made!
Top- Burlington
Cardigan- Consignment
Shoes- had for a long time...


Monday, October 3, 2016

A Weekend in Feminine Dress

Last week my husband was on vacation so Monday we visited a nearby lake.  The kids loved it!  The weather was perfect and sunny, the water was warm.  The beach was deserted on a school day so they had free range while we sat in the shade.  And fortunately I was able to get these few pictures.  I am going to make Beatrice and Rebecca's dresses qualify for Weekend In Feminine Dress until I download more of my own outfit pictures this week.  Both of their dresses are hand-me-downs from friends.

 Thanks for visiting!

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