What I Wore Sunday: Volume 61

What I Wore Sunday linkup

Welcome to What I Wore Sunday! We had a a pretty quiet week on the blog but we will have at least one post this week! Are you interested in guest posting or hosting WIWS? Let us know!

We are also actively looking for permanent contributing writers for Fine Linen and Purple. If you are available to write a post once a week, once every other week, or even once a month, we’d love to have you! Please send us an email at finelinenandpurpleblog at gmail dot com.

Without further ado, I’d like to introduce our guest host this week. Eva from Humblebee Home is here to host and has a wonderful blog that you should all go check out! Thanks for hosting, Eva and welcome!


A very happy Gaudete Sunday to you all!

First some introductions:

My name is Eva and I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for over seven years. When we first met ten years ago (while studying abroad in Mexico) we were just kids who both listened to punk music, and had more earrings than was strictly necessary. Now he is a math professor and I’m a housewife with a Masters in Library Science. The last decade has been an interesting and convoluted journey, and I’m very lucky to have such a great travel buddy.

When I started blogging my dear husband made it clear that he didn’t want his name or picture to be plastered all over the internet. Because I love him I agreed to his terms, but because I am a bit of a trouble-maker I gave him the pseudonym “Nemo”. Hey, it’s my blog, right?

Nemo and I have two children: CJ is an alphabet-obsessed two-year-old and Noni is an eleven-month-old who is attached to my pants leg every waking moment.

My personal blog, Humblebee Home,  is where I write about my sewing (mis)adventures, thrifting, DIY projects, parenting, and the ongoing renovations in our geriatric home. Living in the Green is a blog I share with my sister that is devoted to green & frugal living. You can find me on Facebook, where I am very boring, or you can friend me on Instagram, where I will blow up your feed. I Hope to see you over there sometime!


Ok, back to Gaudete Sunday!

For the last few months I have been attempting to “keep the Sabbath holy” in a more traditional sense. I don’t eschew all work on Sundays. With two small children, that would quickly devolve into  one big health code violation. But I do try my best to make sure that by Saturday night the kitchen is reasonably clean, the floor is mopped, the bathroom counters are wiped, and the laundry is caught up on. It feels a little bit like preparing for a big party, which, of course, is exactly what Sundays should be! That is what this particular Sunday is all about. Rejoicing and celebrating in our Lord!


When Sundays roll around, I try to focus on celebrating the Mass and spending time with my husband and the two extremely cute (though very loud) children that God has entrusted us with. When I have enough brain cells, (which I frequently don’t) I try to read books about my faith. It has taken a certain self-discipline to learn to ignore housework that is building up and I am still fiddling with my chore schedule to make sure that everything gets done in time, but having a true day of rest is totally worth the extra effort. I wish I had done it sooner.

The outfit:





Dress: Anthropologie

I spotted this dress over at Twice on Black Friday, but even though I looooved it and it was a mere fraction of the retail price, I couldn’t bring myself to buy it because it was the slightly wrong size. Luckily I was able to find the exact dress in the correct size on ebay for even cheaper!

Jewelry: Gift from my mother-in-law. I forget where she said she got it from!
Cabled Tights: Probably Target, but your guess is as good as mine.
Boots: Keen Ferno High


Thanks Eva for hosting and I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!


  1. Ha, that pseudonym for your husband is perfect! I’m sure Odysseus would be proud :P

  2. So pretty Eva-and hilarious, as always!

  3. I love that red dress…so pretty!

  4. I love that dress, Eva. You look great! And how you dub your husband “Nemo”- hilarious.

  5. I love the dress! You look gorgeous in red!

  6. Oh Eva, I love your style! That is just the _nicest_ color of red.

  7. That dress! It’s PERFECT! (I nicely covet it.)

  8. That is a fantastic dress! I love that it doesn’t look too (secular) Christmas-y. Without tights, it’s probably good for spring and summer, too. Fabulous look!

  9. Seriously… that dress! You look gorgeous!

  10. That dress looks just perfect–nursing friendly, a great shape and wearable in cold and warm weather. Nice find!

  11. Just curious…can one be an attender of a Protestant church or is this for Catholics only?

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