1. That dress is fantastic! I have a navy blue lace top I never wear, mostly because it doesn’t have a lining. Not my wisest of purchases.

    I think dressing intentionally for Mass sounds like a great Lenten practice. Your story is a bit similar to mine, actually. I was working an office job one summer while I was in college, so I dressed up for work five days a week. I went to the closet to pick out clothes for Mass one day and thought, “Oh, good! I’m just going to church. I don’t have to dress up!’ I realized the absurdity of dressing for work but *not* for God, and I started to change my habits that very day.

    I also like that WIWS has convinced me that I have plenty of clothes and don’t actually wear the same thing all the time. Welcome!

  2. Ellia Blue

    Thank you so much, Lindsay! That’s a shame about your lace top. Perhaps you could wear it with a tan or white cami underneath? Navy blue lace is far too lovely to leave hanging in your wardrobe.

    To be honest, it’s nice to know I’m not alone in having had that kind of revelation about dressing for God. Dressing intentionally is something I need to pick up and run with right now, particularly as it’s something I find difficult to do.

    I so appreciate your comment and look forward to reading your blog and keeping up with eachother’s Sunday best. 😉


  3. M-M

    Dear Ellia,

    Just wanted to say I am like you . . . super weight gain (pregnancy and medication-related), and so unhappy at times. I wanted to post WIWS pictures for a blog I am starting, but was so overwhelmed by what I saw in the photos that I couldn’t bear to post. . . so bravo for you! Your pictures are beautiful. Please keep writing and posting.

    • Oh my goodness, thank you so much. Your comment made me a little teary. I totally understand how you feel – I was afraid to post my photos too. Sometimes I feel ashamed by the way my body has changed, and that’s really hard. But posting those pictures for WIWS ultimately helped me to feel better about it. Especially seeing that although my body isn’t where I would like it to be, that I still looked like I cared about myself, that I was happy with my lipstick, and that I was grateful that I found a dress that didn’t cling to all the wrong places. Although it isn’t much, it’s a start. Honestly, we are our own harshest critics. I bet that whatever it is that you don’t like about your own body right now, that there are a squillion people out there that think you are absolutely perfect and totally gorgeous. God in particular. He knows you’re perfect.

      P.S. Send me over a link to your blog if you’re happy to share. I’d love to connect. 🙂

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