Lacey Blouse- Gift
White Undershirt- Walmart
Jean Shorts- Walmart
Brown Sandals- Gift
Flower Hairclip- Hobby Lobby
Hoop Earrings- Meijer
Lady in the Wind Necklace- handcrafted by me
Ribbon in my hair- ??? craft box???
Now is the time for all of the girls who've been following my blog to gasp at my shorts. ;-) I can remember the times I'd followed a blog for a long time and all of a sudden this perfect girl on the blog I loved would wear something outside of my convictions and my idol would come crashing down, leaving me a mess of confusion.
I really don't want to do that to anyone here!
I have talked modesty with lots of people. I have talked modesty with the two most important men in my life: my husband (first of all) and my Dad (because he was first). :-) Their perspectives have both really helped me to understand what "draws a man's eyes" and what really doesn't effect them. I've learned that there is no magic line of modesty. It changes with body types, clothing styles, and what the item is.
Like some shirts dip to a certain point on your chest and they still look modest. Other styles hit that same point and aren't modest at all!
This is why it is so important to know your convictions. One of mine is to not wear skirts above my knees. You might look at this outfit now and think I'm a hypocrite, but wait a second! :-)
Here are the reasons I don't buy higher-than-my-knees skirts/dresses:
I will probably wear them to church and I do NOT want to distract people from the Lord
Skirts are constantly blowing around and they WILL get higher at some point
When I sit down (unless I'm extremely careful), people could easily see WAY TOO FAR up.
I only desire to wear shorts this length or longer. The reason they don't cause the same problems as a skirt that length is that I won't be wearing them to church, shorts don't blow in the wind, and they don't change much in length or reveal too much when I sit down.
BUT I also don't wear shorts any higher than these for the same reason I don't wear short skirts: I still don't want to expose too much.
I know my convictions. I can keep cool without feeling that I've compromised.
Okay... deep breath... moving on.
This outfit is such fun for me. It mixes comfort for the warmer days with my love for things vintage.
I accessorized with a simple necklace and *big* hoops. I had fun with my hair by adding a flower and a little ribbon to tie off my braid. Instead of a regular braid, I did a four-strand braid, which brings in my love for the Celtic/Renaissance style.
Hope you all have a wonderful remainder of the week! Tonight I will be attending a music recital in which my sisters will be performing (Jessie on violin, Natalie and Samantha on piano). Tomorrow I will be spending the day with my family and then going with my hubby to a youth event a family at our church is hosting. I just adore the teenagers at my church! They are awesome!