Sunday, July 7, 2013


Happy Sunday! We just returned home from Mass, and we are looking forward to spending the day together as a family. I just wanted to take a minute to post a picture of what I wore to Mass this week, and ask you ladies a question.

First the picture.


This skirt is around eight years old, and I forgot that I still had it. It is from Lane Bryant. When Rosie wrote about her July Skirt Challenge, I decided to join her. I wrote about it here. This skirt was one of the skirts I had stored with my maternity clothes. I am glad I held on to it because I think it is very pretty. My top is from Walmart. My canvas wedge sandals are older than my skirt, and they are Leslie Fay.

Now for the question.

 Do the male members in your family wear shorts to Mass during the summer months?

My guys wear pants all year long. Chris was the originator of the "Saint men wear pants to Mass" rule many years ago. Chris thought briefly about wearing shorts to Mass this morning. I reminded him that the boys were already dressed in their khaki pants. Chris nodded his head and grabbed his dress slacks. After Mass, I felt that maybe I should not have said anything to him. I saw a lot of men and boys in shorts at Mass. Then again they were just fine in their pants. The church was very cool.

I am just wondering what your thoughts are on the subject of guys wearing shorts to Mass. Have a great day!

A big thank you to the lovely ladies at Fine Linen and Purple for hosting What I Wore Sunday


  1. My husband ALWAYS wears pants to Mass. My 10 year old son on the other hand always wears shorts in the summer - they are always khaki shorts with a polo. Our church is extremely informal - many of the people, women included, wear shorts. I like your husbands way of thinking though. He is teaching your boys respect for Mass!

  2. My Dad and brothers always wear pants to Mass. Sometimes they might sneak the occasional blue jeans, but usually they are at least a nice-casual look. Use your better judgement!

  3. My dad and brothers wore shorts to Mass in the summer while I was growing up, but the elder of my brothers stopped when he got older. My husband never wears shorts to Mass, and feels strongly about it; our son is only 1, but we generally dress him in slacks for Mass as well (unless it is very hot and humid, because he isn't old enough to understand yet).

  4. Hi Erica! First of all, you look lovely-- the teal against your tan is striking. It looks like summer agrees with you.

    And I prefer my men wear pants. My husband always does, and when our boys lived under our roof, the rule was dress pants for Mass. Now that they're grown and on their own, they sometimes wear nice shorts in the summer, with polo shirts. But I wish they'd wear pants always. That's my 2 cents. :)

  5. Thank you, everyone, for you comments about guys wearing shorts to Mass.

    Laura, summer does agree with me. I love it! Thanks for your sweet comment. :)


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