Sunday, January 13, 2013

What I Wore Sunday: the Vatican Edition

What do you get when you take a couple of toddlers, drag them through customs in 2 different time zones, feed them an exclusive diet of yogurt, Milka bars and cuties, and wear a nursing-inaccessible dress to Sunday sancta missa in Italiano inside the venerable San Pietro itself?

An F-minus. Times two.

Between bouts of crying, kicking, flailing, and almost-displacing of several folding chairs inside St. Peter's basilica, we managed to say a few of our responses correctly during Mass, and we did make it to Communion. But...still. 3 adults. 2 babies. 1 humiliating spectacle of the failure of American parenting, on display for all the world to see.

Some highlights:

 Dark and blurry deets:

Blazer: Gap
Dress: Banana Republic outlet
Boots: Frye
Necklace: Lia Sophia (gifted)
Diaper bag: Timi and Leslie (won)
Hair: shabby-teeny-euro-shower-chic


Little sister and photographer extraordinaire. Making us all look hot, tan, and skinny via some magical editing process.

Slightly better behaved than his naughty brother, but only just.

Living the dream. Last week a high-schooler, this week an unpaid European nanny.

Papa peeked out his apartment window for the Sunday Angelus. Actually, just to say 'hey' to us.

Pay no attention to the halo surrounding him; he was a legit hellian.



Longer post forthcoming tomorrow, until then, buon Sunday!

Off to see prettier outfits and nicer children you go.

19 comments:

  1. At this point I must add - BUT YOU'RE IN ITALY! You won't ever see those St. Peter's folks again. Forget the behavior and enjoy your time there. Your outfit is fantastic and that diaper bag is super chic.

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  2. You all are so so so lucky!!!! I love reading about your new life, keep em coming!

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  3. Cooly cool COOL! I mean, besides the hellish parts... but even still- COOL!

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  4. How cool that you got to go to the Vatican for Mass!

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  5. What did Papa have to say about your digs? Can you do a WIWS for him each week? It might get boring after week one...nm.

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  6. I would be dying of envy right now EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT ONE OF YOUR CHILDREN HAS AN OBELISK GROWING OUT OF HIS HEAD!!!!

    Ha. I'm kidding (I hope). I'm still dying of envy.

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  7. This post was great! Just think of what a great memory/story that experience will be in the years to come. You look great!

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  8. You're doing it!!! Give yourself a big pat on the back, mama- you deserve it! Stop being self conscious about the kids' behavior and let yourself be proud of all you and your husband are doing :-)

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  9. St. Peter's?! Awesome! And your outfit is very sophisticated! (Much nicer than the jeans I wore today!) Although, I like to think if I was in Italy, I would try to step up my game!

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  10. Hilarious. But still! Saint Peter's!!! Amazing. Love your outfit, Jenny--I dream about a pair of Frye boots one day!

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  11. Hands down you have the best backdrop for your photo, and I love your dress! And you guys are super heroic for braving a St. Pete's mass w/ 2 little guys. Maybe Pope Benedict was giving you all a special blessing...

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  12. You all look great and I bet it is warm there. It is almost 2pm and 5 degrees here right now. Miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. you win the best "what I wore" of the week, if only for your surroundings. : )

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  14. Yes, when in Rome! And seriously, my diaper bags were never that cool :)

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  15. Oh my gosh you are in ROOOOOOOME! You made it and you did it and oh my gosh!!!

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  16. I like what a previous commentator wrote, "But you're in Rome!" - it's actually fun to hear what a real-life, with-kids visit to the Vatican might be like. And I love your outfit!

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  17. That is amazing what a gift you gave your kids and you are a SUPERMOM for braving it all with 2 littles and you looked good doing it!

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  18. You look lovely! When in Rome with two small children what does one do??? Survive as best you can, which you did and you looked good while doing it. Job well done Mama.
    I hope the remainder of the visit went well. This is my first time posting with "What I Wore Sunday". So much fun!

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  19. It sounds wonderful! Hubby and I hope to be there in a few weeks!

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