I hope that all of you had a great weekend! I bet you are wondering about the title of this post! On Saturday night, my husband and I went to Mass and then a semi-formal reception for our visiting bishop. As you may know, I am a Maronite, and here in Western New York we belong to the eparchy (diocese) of Brooklyn. A visit from the bishop is a very important occasion. Our parish was also celebrating the feast of St. John Maron. The celebration of a parish's namesake is a very cherished tradition among the Maronites, so it was a joyous occasion on many levels. A Mass sans kids, followed by a couple of glasses of red wine, a medium rare filet mignon, and my love next to me - this was definitely my best feast of St. John Maron ever!
Of course, for such an occasion I spent all week thinking about what to wear. As you may have heard me say before, the Lebanese are beautiful and well dressed. Also, there was the question of appropriateness (more so than usual) because it was a religious event. I didn't want to be too exposed, but I still wanted to look attractive. Is that too much to ask? It was a date of sorts...
In the end I chose this simple black wool dress. Said dress is just a teeny bit loose and I don't have a very defined waist as it is, so I added a black leather belt to create a more feminine silhouette. I completed the look with oxblood patent heels, a simple black clutch, pearl earrings and a stainless steel citizen watch. And yes, I threw on the grey angora snood (again, I know, I know, but when something works, it works!). Moral of the story? When in doubt, go with the little black dress!
What do you think?
Now go check out what some other ladies wore this weekend!