I have been really looking forward to the start of our new series, Embracing Modesty for Women of All Ages. My four daughters and I are careful to be modest and feminine, but we don’t sacrifice style and fun. My post on dressing appropriately will fill you in on our standards of dress.
One of the myths about wearing dresses only is that you look frumpy and tired. While it can be a challenge to look fashionable in a longer dress or skirt, it is possible. And we’re going to show you how we do it. We are constantly on the lookout to try new things and use our creativity to add to our wardrobe.
This week I’m focusing on my teens. My girls love to play around with their clothes and do fun things with their accessories. Here are a few pictures to inspire you to be creative. My daughter Faith:
We love Cato for long denim skirts. This black one is her go-to-skirt since it goes with almost everything.
Black skirt-Cato, Scarf-Target, Gray Shirt-Cato, Necklace-dog tag chain, Earrings-she made them out of egg cartons
This next little outfit is such a cute combination of colors.
The skirt is one we got as a hand me down. It is as short as we will go, but since it covers the knees, I’m fine with it.
Skirt-hand me down, White Top-Forever 21, Pink Sweater-Target, Shoes-flea market, the jewelry she made herself with yellow beads for the earrings and a ribbon for the necklace.
I love when my girls wear hats. They look so cute in them…like this one she got at Target.
I really wanted to show you this little vest. She cut up a skirt none of us wore anymore and made a rough vest with it. She laid it over a vest she owned and cut it out then hand stitched it together. It’s not perfect, which is one of the things she loves about it. The front is laced with twine….so cute!
She also cut up a white shirt that had a stain on it and made this hip top. It only goes to her waist, and gives her the look of a long shirt that covers her hips. Then she is wearing a shorter long sleeved top with it. Clever.
The skirt and boots are the same ones she is wearing above. The pink shirt is from Coldwater Creek (on sale of course!). The lower necklace is her promise necklace that her Dad gave her on her 16th birthday (more on that another time).
The last picture is another daughter, Patience. She has a simpler style. We love the shape of theses little dresses, but they are too short to wear alone so the girls put long skirts under them.
The floral top was a one of a kind thing we found on clearance somewhere (don’t remember), Skirt-Cato, White t-shirt-JCPenney, Shoes-Target.
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