One of the interesting things about discussing modest clothing is how each person has their own idea of what that means. For one person it means being covered head to toe but wearing pants while another only wears dresses. We are each on our own path and we must give each other room.
Some people thought a couple of the outfits my daughter was wearing in the first post were drawing too much attention to the chest area. I appreciated the feedback. We are very careful not to do that and we will be paying close attention. Always be willing to take a fresh look at what you are wearing….that’s a key to modesty.
Real modesty is a matter of the heart. What we wear is an outward sign of what is happening on the inside. Even if it’s simply saying, “she isn’t paying enough attention to what she is doing.” I hope to encourage by showing how we are purposeful about what we wear, thoughtful, modest and feminine. And just enjoying being who we are!
So with that, here is what I’ve been wearing this week. We try to look nice every day. We think it’s important to be dressed and have your hair at least brushed and pulled back. Making an effort is a way to show that you love the people that have to see you all day and that you care about yourself. It’s also awesome when you’re feeling low….it perks you up.
I didn’t leave the house much this week. When I stay home I still put myself together, but without much make-up or fanciness. I did pencil my eyebrows on for these pictures. You don’t want to see me without my eyebrows….it’s scary. Alien-like.
Whenever I wear a V-neck shirt I wear a tank under it so it won’t show any cleavage. On this day I put together a little striped jacket and a floral t-shirt. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns. Just try them together and see how they look!
Jacket-TJMaxx, T-shirt-don’t remember it’s so old, Skirt-Cato, Tank-Cato
Here’s another stay-at-home day. It’s my lumberjack look. Again…eyebrows. You’re welcome.
I got the brown skirt at a thrift store. The lumberjack shirt is from Dillard’s, T-shirt-Target, Key Necklace-my daughter made it for me
Another day at home I was in a gray mood with a splash of color. I had kicked my shoes off and was enjoying the warm weather on the guest house porch when my daughter snapped a quick picture.
The gray sweater and white shirt are a one piece set. I like that. Easy. I got it at Macy’s. Teal T-shirt-Target, Skirt-Target
I did go out one day and got a little more dressed up. It was really chilly out and I don’t have any boots, so I wear thick stockings with my black Birkenstocks. Not the most stylish, but comfy and warm. I’m not claiming to be a fashionista….I’m just me.
Shirt-Target, T-shirt-Cato, Skirt-Coldwater Creek, Scarf-Shop24
What I like about this outfit is the shirt has a little tie attached to it. I took one of my monogrammed scarves and just tied the shirt tie around the scarf. It stays put and looks pretty.
For me I try to feel pretty, but also be comfortable and enjoy myself. Life is too short to hate what you’re wearing.
I am really enjoying your comments on this series so far. I hope you’re trying some new things with your wardrobe and finding your own path to modesty!
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