Feminine Friday – Style a Denim Skirt for Spring!

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Feminine Fridays at The Modest Mom

Spring is here, and with it comes cool rainy days, and warm days of sunshine and daffodils! A denim skirt is a good choice of skirts to wear in the spring season. Today I’m sharing with you five different ways to style a denim skirt for spring!

The Heather Denim Skirt from Deborah & Co. is used in all these outfits.

Don’t forget to pin your favorite outfits below to your Pinterest board! I love adding new outfits to my Feminine Fashion board.

To The Park - The Modest Mom

To The Park

SkirtTopEarringsBobby PinsToteSandalsWater Bottle

I’m loving that top from Maurices! I just might have to go visit my local store and try it on, after the baby comes of course. ;)

 
Cheery & Turquoise- The Modest Mom

Cheery & Turquoise

SkirtTopCardiganSandalsPurseEarringsFlexi Clip

The lace cardigan from Maurices is my favorite item in this outfit! Outside of the skirt of course. ;)

Rose Petals & Patterns - The Modest Mom

Rose Petals & Patterns

SkirtCropped CamiTop – Scarf (sold out, here is a scarf that would look cute!) – SandalsEarringsLip Balm – Flexi Clip
Those sandals are adorable, I wish they were not already sold out at Kohls!
Sunshine & Denim - The Modest Mom

Sunshine & Denim

SkirtLace TopSandalsEarringsPurseNecklaceFlexi Clip

This outfit makes me smile, as I think of spring flowers and warm days when I see it. :)

Spring Errands - The Modest Mom

Spring Errands

SkirtTop - CamiScarf (similiar) – SandalsEarringsPurseFlexi Clip

The floral purse is feminine and lovely. Seeing all these adorable purses is making me be inspired to look at thrift stores for some different color purses!

Have a lovely Friday!

 

 

 

Seven Ways to Style Your Annoying Bangs!

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Growing out your bangs? I am also. It’s not the funnest time in the hair world, as there are many awkward stages to it.

What to do with this little section of hair? It can’t tuck behind your ears yet. It might not part evenly on your head. Or it might be in your eyes all the time (SO annoying!).

Seven Easy Ways to Style Your Annoying Bangs!

Here are seven easy hair styling ideas for growing out your bangs in this awkward time in life. Yes, even as an adult there are still awkward times. :)

Twisted Rope Braid

1. Twisted Rope Braid – this one is super, super easy! Take two strands of hair and twist together! The most important thing to remember is to take tiny sections of hair to twist. If you have trouble grabbing small sections, use the pointed end of a styling comb.

All of the pretty bobby pins shown in this post are from Lilla Rose. I have really slippery hair but these are very strong and they hold my hair in place all day.

Dutch Braid Hairstyle

2. Dutch Hair Braid – To get the evenly parted look, part your hair all the way down to your ear and pull it back. That way you are not grabbing a bunch of unwanted hair while braiding. Again, you need small sections of hair to create this look.

Crown of Braids Hairstyle - an easy way to fix your hair while growing out your bangs!

3. Crown Braid – only add hair to the front section instead of front and back like a traditional french braid.

Crown of Braids - an elegant way to pull back bangs that are growing out!

Hold hair tightly as you braid, to keep it from twisting.

Add a mini or x-small flexi clip to secure the back of your crown braid!

Add a mini or x-small flexi clip to secure your braids together! There are lots of different styles of flexi clips available in various colors. The clip shown above is a mini.

Pull your bangs straight back, with a little volume.

4. Straight Back – add some teasing/backcombing to the bangs to keep them from parting or going flat.

Straight Back Bangs

Secure your bangs with a few bobby pins, criss crossing them to stay in place better.

5. To the side – I twisted the bangs under, just slightly to keep the ends from poking out all together under the pin.

To The Side Bangs!

6. Rope Twist Headband – Part hair from the top of the ears on both sides and secure the back of the hair out of the way.

Rope Twist Headband, a cute way to style your hair as you grow your bangs out!

Starting above one ear, take a small section and divide into two parts. Twist the lower section behind the higher section and add a small piece of hair. continue to wrap under, adding small sections each time.

Twisted Rope Headband

 If you choose to wrap over,  the “twist” will face forward. I wrapped behind so that the twist was hidden. Once you have reached the other ear, continue to twist the hair and secure it under the hair, at the back of the neck.

Twisted Rope Braid Hairstyle

7. Headband – This is a super easy way to pull your hair back! Use a Lilla Rose headband for a lovely, feminine look. I love using these headbands as they have stretchy elastic that goes under your hair, and I never get headaches while wearing these!

Lilla Rose Headband!

If you are looking for some other basic ways to fix your hair, you can watch this short video made by my Lilla Rose upline. It shows how easy it is to use a flexi clip for a ponytail!

Seven Ways To Style Your Annoying Bangs as you grow them out! Don't let them stay in your eyes all day, here are some super cute but simple ways to style them!

I hope these ideas have been helpful. Let me know which one is your favorite!

Modest Monday and a Link Up

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Mom and daughters for modest monday link up!

I said I wasn’t going to post for Modest Monday again until after the baby was born, but I decided to grab my girls and let them take pictures with me. :) We quickly took these before leaving for church. I was so happy to see spring colors on my girls and to have a beautiful day of sunshine and warmth!

Sean said I am in mourning because the baby has not come, which is why I’m in black. He was totally teasing, I got a good laugh out of it! Actually it’s because I knew I wasn’t going to be pregnant long for spring. I just grabbed the only maxi dress in my closet that didn’t need ironed to wear, and didn’t  worry about trying to look like spring had come. :)

Nine months pregnant for Modest Monday

I’m tired but it’s ok. We went for a walk Sunday evening at a local park and it was nice to get out of the house.

X-Large Flexi Clip

I quickly braided my hair and put it up in an x-large flexi clip. Now that the weather is getting a little bit warmer I’ve been putting my hair up so much more. I found a new organizer for my clips that I’ll have to share about soon. It has been so wonderful to easily find what clip I want in each size, versus having them all thrown in a basket together!

Before I end this post I have to wish my oldest daughter a Happy Birthday!! Her birth was such a blessing, she was born on Easter Sunday seven years ago, which was also her due date and happens to be my birthday as well! We have fun sharing birthdays, this picture was taken from her birthday party last year. :) I am so blessed to have her as my daughter and she has helped me grow in my mothering experience a lot.

Enjoying a Princess party with my daughter

I’m going to beg for grace and skip the What I Wore links part of this post…I’m off to bed. :) I will tell you the oldest two girls dresses came from children’s consignment sales, and my youngest daughter’s dress is a Gap dress that I found on ThredUP. It is not stained, the spot on her dress is water from breakfast. ;)

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Waiting on Baby to Arrive

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Whether it is your first or sixth baby, waiting on a baby to arrive can be rough!

It doesn’t matter whether it’s your first or sixth baby, the last days of waiting for a baby to come can be hard. The clock ticks by ever so slowly. Every night you go to bed thinking “this might be the night!” only to wake up and realize you have a new day to conquer again.

Since this is a pregnancy that was sustained through lots of prayer and progesterone I realize now I sort of expected the baby to come early. I should know by now never to have expectations when it comes to a baby making it’s arrival!

We wait. And we watch. I stop and try to feel the baby kick, but the kicks slow down at the end of pregnancy. Right when I might get worried, the baby gets hiccups (this baby has lots of those!) and I rejoice in the movement. I feel baby squirming, moving it’s head down low like it wants to come out.

I’ve felt that for weeks now though. :)

Last night we had a family movie night in our bedroom. All of us piled in our small room and watched an old classic movie together. One more evening down. One more memory made of waiting on baby as a family. The children frequently ask if the baby will come, as they feel the day is never going to come.

My boys want the baby to come so they can have a spring break from school. I just laugh and say that’s the last reason I want the baby to come!

I have special pile of books set aside from the library for my boys to read…after the baby comes. They look longingly at the pile, and I realize the due date to return those books is approaching. Oops.

So we wait together and try to keep life going, though it has slowed down.

I take a lot of naps these days.

Sleeping during the last month of pregnancy

By 11 AM I am worn out and can’t stay awake as I don’t sleep well (I’m writing this post at 4 AM!). I have learned the best way to get a nap in during this time of day is to make sure my older boys have schoolwork they can do on their own and sleep in the living room. If I go to my bed, chaos seems to erupt.

Playing legos to stay busy

The children play lots of legos. We spread a queen size sheet on the living room floor and they can build for hours.

In Freedom's Cause Story

We spent an afternoon listening to this brand new G.A.Henty story together, while the legos were being built and I sat on the couch working on school. If you need a new family audio story, this is an excellent one!

Working on school

I’m tearing apart the new reading cards needed for Book 2 of All About Reading while we listen to the story. My contacts don’t always get in these days, and my hair and makeup  barely happens. Somehow my husband still tells me I look beautiful, and I just laugh and say thank you. I have a pretty special husband. :)

Schoolbooks for the little girls

I homeschool the little girls from the couch, and try to stay on top of business work with my laptop.

Dishes piled up

The dishes get piled up. With a small kitchen it’s impossible to not have happen (that is literally about all the counter space I have). Our oldest does a great job of doing dishes, but somehow the dirty dishes always seem to win over the clean ones. :)

Through it all, we look forward to one thing. A new life coming. It makes all the messes and fatigue and loss of sleep worth it. This special time only comes once or twice for some families, and I am well aware that for some families it never arrives and their heart aches. I realize that I don’t know the future and this could be our last time, as I don’t know the plans God has for us.

My husband was telling me yesterday that I must have learned a lot of patience through this pregnancy.  I told him that instead of patience, I feel like I’ve had to grow in faith and relying on the Lord. I can only do so much to sustain this pregnancy, and ultimately I have to have faith in Him to help this baby grow, and to help me through labor.

I’m hoping baby snuggles happen soon, but until then…

We wait. And hope. And trust in God that He has the perfect birth day picked out!