Sunday, June 06, 2010

black sabbath

today was my first day in my new calling at church serving as 2nd counselor in the young women's organization. i must admit i was a tad nervous and i wanted to present myself as a responsible adult(which is a struggle) and also someone who is approachable and unstuffy(but not in cough and cold season). so i went with my old reliable uniform: all black pleated hem shift dress, black knit 3/4 length cardi and skinny belt. and nude pumps because it is spring.

back in the good old days, my 3 dear roomates and i would dress in head to toe black each and every sunday. it was deemed, black sabbath. it was our classy rebellion and silent protestation against being ignored in our crazy student ward. it may have not had an impact on our student ward, but it certainly did on me. it solidified my love of my roomates and closet sharing and especially my affection for all black outfits. all black clothing ensembles are like second skin to me. i feel at ease and completely comfortable in them. and slighty macabre. if i ever launch a perfume, it would most definitely be called macabre. macabre by heidi. with a giant black atomizer and perhaps a black widow spider design.
which also brings me to one of my most favorite pieces of music, danse macabre by camille saint-saens. i've loved this song since elementary school when we had to listen to it in mrs. abernathy's music class and watch a film strip with dancing skeletons each halloween. i think it creeped all the other kids out but for me it was a love match. and who knew it would influence my sense of fashion?

7 comments:

Jessica said...

totally jealous -- i want a young women's calling! you look fab. i personally think you can never go wrong with black.

Elaine said...

You look fabulous! An LBD always works!

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

DMC Studios said...

I'm 2nd counselor too! I love it! Beehives are so sweet and excitable! Except I have the same shirt as one of them and she wears it every Sunday and Wednesday so I can never wear it. But maybe I shouldn't bc I'm dressing like a 12 year old? I should stick with all black to show my maturity. Or to hide the lack thereof. Thanks for the reminder.

Ps you should design a perfume for real.

Pps you should open a q&a to your readers. Like I can send you a picture of a dress and say I like this but am having problems wearing it bc of blah blah blah and you can answer it! You'd kill at that!

Juicy Christians said...

Hello! Just found your blog today but wanted to say that I love all black clothing too! I like to accessories with color though...but I totally feel ya on it feeling like a second skin....:O). Your outfit looked great!

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

So many things to love about this post. You're not in Primary anymore! You're going to be the coolest YW leader ever! Black Sabbath Sundays! (You really should've scanned a picture in to illustrate - I loved that black dressy dress of yours that I'm wearing in one of the pictures we took). Roommates! That crap ward! Nude pumps! I could go on ad nauseam, but I'll stop. When are we getting together again? It's a terrible tease to have you so close, yet so far.

Tess said...

So I hope you saw the call for responses for an upcoming Ensign about how to be stylish and modest...you definitely need to give some advice.

Salt H2O said...

I had the same thoughts when I was the Mia Maid teacher- how do I dress to be a righteous example of respectable stylishness?