If you’ve followed me on InstaStories in 2019, you’ll know I’ve been making an effort to go to church every Sunday when I’m in town. It’s been a really nice way to start my week, set intentions and hit the reset button. I have also really enjoyed taking and sharing my notes from the sermons in the “SUNDAY” highlights on my Instagram profile! I go to Highland Park United Methodist Church, and try to always go when Paul Rasmussen is running the traditional service at either 8:30 or 9:30am.
For a few weeks at a time, the church will focus on a theme and really deep dive into it. In January it was on idols, February it was marriage, March was on things God is daring you to do. What I love so much about Paul’s approach to each sermon is how he makes the message relatable, ties it back to the real world/current day and gives practical tips we can apply and use in our everyday lives. In addition to just better understanding the scripture reading, I find the way he describes it be so much more impactful by incorporating stories from his own life and scenarios in present day. If you’re not in Dallas, you can watch the services live each Sunday on the HPUMC website! I always attend the traditional services – I’m not a huge fan of contemporary worship.
With this new Sunday routine I’m doing, I decided to pick up some new church-appropriate pieces I can wear into spring/summer. This first is this pretty pale blue dress I found on Nordstrom! I thought it would be such a cute piece for Easter Sunday, don’t you? Love the belted, cinched waist and ruffle details too. If you caught my try-on session on Instagram last Friday, you’ll know I’ve been very into skirts lately as well. In addition to this investment piece I shared Friday, I also picked up this Club Monaco pleated skirt for the season. It features blush, navy and mint, but I think looks great with regular white tops too! One thing to note about the skirt – since the top portion is blush, it’s a little on the sheer side and doesn’t work with dark tops unless you wear a slip over the top (but under the skirt). That’s what I did when I wore it with a navy sweater a couple weeks ago! For sizing reference, I’m wearing a 4 in the dress and a 6 in the pleated skirt. Shop more church-friendly favorites below!