Embracing Modesty, No. 38

Embracing Modesty, No. 38

Between the weather changes and my weight loss, I am having fun experimenting with my outfits.  My old clothes that I have been keeping in my closet “in case they ever fit again” are actually starting to FIT!  They are dusty and not as stylish as they were 100 years ago, but I am enjoying it anyway.

This past week I only went out a couple of times.  Once to run errands for the day and another to the grocery store.  Not the excitement of a New York socialite, but this countryfied city girl is happy with her simple life.

This first look was just a grocery store day.  I try to look kind of nice so I don’t end up on the people of Walmart website.  It’s a fear I have…..finding myself there one day.  I also have a fear of heights, but that doesn’t really apply to my outfits.  Unless I’m going bungee jumping, in which case I don’t think my modesty would be first in my thoughts.  Death trumps skirts.

I love to mix patterns, so on this day I wore a pink swirly top with a striped skirt.  The black vest ties it all together.  I had on a long silver necklace, but I took the picture before I put it on.  But a long necklace will elongate your body.  It’s all about creating the illusion of slimness.

In these next pictures, my errand day, I wore a denim skirt that I love, but it kept falling off all day, so it will probably be my last time to wear it.  It’s a happy/sad thing to lose your favorite pieces.

This is a brown t-shirt and vest.  I’ve had the vest for-ever and it’s just fitting me again after so long….just in time for fall!

But of course, it’s really all about the pearls.  They distract from the imperfections everywhere else.  And be sure to play with your accessories.  The necklace didn’t look right just hanging there, so I tucked it under the back of the collar and it improved it 100%.

I hope you’re enjoying wearing some of your fall clothes.  Play with your things and see if you can find a new way to wear something old.

Getting into fall and figuring out what to wear .... The Pennington Point

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  1. You look great Lisa!! Wow!! 🙂

  2. I love your outfits Lisa – and can totally relate to the skirt falling off thing! Ha! It’s hard to put on a favorite piece of clothing only to realize it’s so crazy big you can’t wear it anymore – a good kind of problem! Our darling girl has been quietly watching my weight loss journey and making some better choices for herself (one muffin instead of two, a salad instead of a sandwich etc.) and has dropped a size as well! The funny thing is that she went through her closet and some of her too big XL clothes now fit ME!!! I’m so excited! Hand me downs for the mama! Now that’s in my budget!

  3. It’s a great problem to have … clothes I can’t wear anymore, because they are falling off!! Yay! You look amazing!

  4. I love that first outfit! That pink color looks so good on you! Again I would never have thought to put that swirly top with striped skirt, but it looks so FABULOUS! As always you inspire me to try new things.

  5. You look great!!!!

  6. I’m having the same issue that my cloths are getting smaller and I’m about 2-3 sizes till I get to my good cloths that I have saved. I really don’t like shopping for cloths it just up sets me that I allowed this to happen (gaining weight). I’m going to be forced too shop other wise my pants and skirts are going to fall off in public and then I’ll never leave the house!!!!

  7. Forgot to say I love that necklace!!!

  8. Surely you have a friend who can take in your favorite skirts and tops for you? Or you could get an estimate from a dry cleaners who does alterations…it might not be that bad. Unless you’d just rather have an excuse to get more skirts 🙂

  9. Lisa you look fabulous!! So happy to see your hard work is making you look so great!! Happy Fall!! 🙂

  10. Good for you! The Holy Spirit is dwelling in a healthier you.

  11. It’s so exciting to be fitting back into old clothes. I lost 50 lbs this year and am just loving the change and the clothing opportunities that open back up. The second outfit is so pretty, Mrs. Pennington. Congrats on your weight loss!

  12. My first-ever comment! I so enjoy your Embracing Modesty series. I haven’t made the switch yet to all-skirts, but I appreciate having your posts as a resource. Keep up the good work!

  13. I especially love the black/pink outfit! Congrats on your weight loss!

  14. I have a new favorite denim skirt option for you. We have been selling this style for years and people love it!!
    We also have the same cut in corduroy and Tencel. Check out our web site and see what you think.

  15. My girls and I LOVE maxi skirts, especially now since c.o.o.l.e.r. weather is a-comin’ to the SA area, right?! We’ve certainly enjoyed your series, even though I haven’t commented (much). 🙂