Join our new October Fashion Challenge!

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I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to October and fall weather! We always have a really busy October, between our boys birthdays, my twin nephews birthday, my brother in law’s birthday, and our anniversary (it will be 14 years, which is crazy!). Super fun, and it means I get to pull out my cardigans and have evenings of sipping on apple cider!

I have some fun fall fashion posts I want to write, but first I wanted to invite you all to join me for an October fashion challenge! These are always super fun!

Not sure what this entails? Follow me on Instagram where I will be posting these outfits. Everyone will use the same hashtag, #TMMOctoberFashion. You will be able to click through and see other outfits from ladies that participate!

Join this fun October Modest Fashion Challenge! Have fun looking in your wardrobe and putting together outfits that go with each daily theme, and share them on Instagram!

If you are not on Instagram at all, I’m sure there will be some ladies that do this challenge in our private Facebook group for this blog. If you are not in that group, it’s super fun! Just subscribe to the blog below and you will receive the link to join (plus I just set up a 7 day dressing modestly series for new subscribers, so you will receive that as well!).

Feel free to share this post with your friends, so they can join in on this as well! I can’t wait to see all the different outfits!

My June Stitch Fix Review

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It’s been awhile since I requested a Stitch Fix Box, so this was super fun to get! I made sure and took pictures of everything I got to show you, even though I only kept one thing!

If you are not familiar with Stitch Fix, here is how it works! 

First thing you do is fill out your style profile. This gives your stylist ideas on how tight or loose you want your clothes, want pricing, sizing, and color preference you have. This is also the place you link to your fashion board on Pinterest, so your stylist gets an idea of what you like! I have a board just devoted to pinning Stitch Fix items.

Now you just order your fix! You have to pay a $20 styling fee, but that fee is refunded if you end up keeping any item in your box. I always keep at least one thing, so I don’t blow through $20. Every box comes with 5 items. Stitch Fix offers clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry, but you can specify what you want. I don’t have anything checked on my profile beside clothing, but I might try some other categories at some point!

The box will show up in a few weeks (you can schedule when you want it to arrive, but it normally takes around 2-3 weeks for the stylist to put together you box, and it to arrive). You have 3 days to try everything on, and decide what you want to keep. A postage paid envelope is included, so it’s super easy to send back! If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your order!

So…now it’s reveal time! Please feel free to pin anything you like below, so your own stylist will see what you might like!

Collective Concepts Darcee Peplum Blouse – Medium – $58.00 – Returned
Floral Darcee Peplum Blouse by Collective Concepts from Stitch Fix.

I really liked this style and the print. The style card that was included said to pair this with jeans, so I picked a denim skirt to wear. However, it wasn’t terribly flattering (especially a side view). I could easily see people asking if I was pregnant while wearing this shirt, so it went back! I’m actively working on losing weight now, so once I get back down to a size small I’m going to try another Peplum top!

Market & Spruce Careen V-Neck Dolman Knit Top – Medium – $48.00 – Returned

Market & Spruce Careen V-Neck Dolman Knit Top

Market & Spruce Careen V-Neck Dolman Knit Top

I really liked the colors of this top and it was really soft. However, it really did *not* look flattering on me. Definitely made me look pregnant. *sigh* Having a 10 pound baby was so hard on my stomach muscles! It’s something I’m working on!

The top was also hot for a midwest summer, and I didn’t want to keep it for fall, because I’m hoping I’ll be back in a size small again! 🙂

Loveappella Swindle Lace Arm Knit Top – Medium – $58.00 – Returned

Loveappella Swindle Lace Arm knit Top in Black

Loveappella Swindle Lace Arm knit Top in Black

Isn’t that sleeve beautiful? I was tempted to keep this, because I love the lace sleeve! However, I’m wearing very little black now, thanks to a online program I recently through (review coming soon!). Plus, it just felt large on me. So..back it went! If you like black though, it is lovely, and very soft!

41Hawthorn Cameron Button Down Blouse – Medium – $58.00 – Returned

41Hawthorn Taeron Button Down Blouse

I liked the colors of this blouse a lot. However (you knew it was coming!), I didn’t think it was flattering. It sort of reminded me of a man’s top, which I really don’t like. The style card said to pair it with a white pair of pants, so I used a white skirt instead! Once again, it was really soft and I wanted to like this top. It just didn’t bring out a happy feeling in me, so back it went.

Loveappella Carmella Knit Maxi Dress – Medium – $78.00 – Kept!

Loveappella Carmella Knit Maxi Dress - Love this!

Maxi dress from Stitch Fix.

Halftee Short Sleeve, perfect for wearing underneath sleeveless dresses and shirts!

I loved, loved, loved this dress! It was definitely a keeper. I have very few dresses in my wardrobe right now, so I was really glad to see this included. It is soft, and flattering! I wore it with a short sleeve halftee, or a short sleeve denim jacket (the halftee was much cooler!). It was totally worth getting the whole box just to find this dress! I like that it can be dressed up with a nice necklace or shrug, or kept causal. A belt would probably look cute as well!

So there you have it! My June Stitch Fix box, and I’m already looking forward to the next one! You can schedule monthly fixes to come, but I just go in and schedule them for when I want them to come.

If you hate to shop, or have very little time to get out, this might be a good option! It’s not for those families who are on super tight budgets, but if you have a monthly clothing budget, or just really need to update your wardrobe with some good quality clothes, Stitch Fix is a great option! 

How To Wear A Maxi Skirt And Be Modest

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Maxi skirts are wonderful for being modest. Or so it appears at first glance. The length makes it easy to get on the floor and play with children, and be active as a mom.

However, I’ve seen some maxi skirts be just as immodest as a mini skirt. Seriously. Let’s go over some ideas on how to avoid that, and what makes a maxi skirt actually be immodest!

How To Wear A Maxi Skirt And Be Modest

Even though a maxi skirt just describes the length, whenever I say maxi skirt I think of a long knit skirt. There are maxi denim skirts (like the Rainbow Denim skirt we sell) but for this blog post we are going to talk about the knit ones.

What exactly makes a maxi skirt immodest? Quite simply, when it fits you like a glove. Jeans are not the only thing that can hug your bottom and show your figure, certain maxi skirts do the same thing. When a skirt clings to you, it also can easily show the lines of your underwear, thus drawing attraction to your bottom area even more.

Blue polka dot skirt from Ross! I love the detail on the waistline, and that it is silky and won't wrinkle.

In general, avoid maxi skirts that:

~ Has a lot of spandex in the fabric. There are times I love spandex, but if a skirt has a good amount of spandex in it, most of the time it will be a fitted maxi skirt. Spandex is really good for layering tanks and shells, where you want the item to fit you well underneath a blouse or shirt. Not so much for hugging your bottom and clinging to your legs.

Does not have a lot of extra fabric at the bottom. You don’t need an a-line maxi skirt (not everyone looks good in that style), but you don’t want the skirt so fitted that it doesn’t naturally have more width at the bottom.

Maxi skirt and Choose Joy shirt are my favorite relaxed outfit!

Simple Ways to Make A Maxi More Modest –

Use a slip! This is always what I try first. Sometimes just using a slip can help pull that clingy fabric away from your bottom, and avoid the famous underwear lines.

Wear seamless underwear. It can be easy to find underwear with smooth lines. I’ve found all cotton underwear has thicker seams (think brands like Hanes her Way), but silky soft underwear that still has a cotton crotch (no yeast infections!) work great.

Wear supportive garments underneath. Thanks to my six blessings, I wear supportive garments a lot to hide a mommy tummy. My favorite one so far was one I found at Target awhile back.

Where to find modest Maxi skirts:

A beautiful lace maxi skirt plus a floral tee, all available at Deborah & Co.

Deborah & Co. – This is not a knit skirt, but we offer a lovely lace maxi skirt! If you are looking for a maxi length denim skirt, the Rainbow Denim skirt is my favorite!

Kohls – I’ve found a nice striped maxi skirt here before, it looks like the selection is different from when I last shopped for one, but you can find several on the website still.

JCPenny has some good options – you can find some that look modest here, here, here (not totally a maxi length, but could be on a petite person), and here.

Cents of Style – I haven’t tried these personally, but they look nice in the pictures! The polka dot skirt is adorable! While you are there, check out the Choose Joy shirts in new spring colors! I have this shirt in black, and receive lots of compliments on it!

eShakti – I’ve ordered a chambray skirt from them before that I love. They have a maxi length Chambray that would be great for summer. The nice thing about eShakti is that they can customize a lot of the lengths for you, and make quite a few of these skirts into a maxi length.

Geometric skirt from Lularoe, with a blue cardigan from Stitch Fix!

LulaRoe – I’ve fallen in love with these maxi skirts! Somehow they are not crazy full, but they are not skin tight. You can get silky soft ones, or a regular cotton knit. The best way to find these are to join Facebook groups with a consultant, and they share new inventory every week or so. I’m hosting a pop up party in a few weeks for a lovely blog reader that is a consultant! I wear LulaRoe skirts several times a week now! I’ve found it best to size down one size in their maxi skirts.

Those are some of my tips for wearing maxi skirts, I’d love to hear your tips! 

 

Feminine Friday and My Favorite Things!

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Looking for feminine fashion ideas? I love this week’s Feminine Friday outfits, as they are so feminine and pretty! Everyone has different styles and tastes. To be feminine doesn’t mean you have to wear pink and lace all the time, but some ladies love to do that!

A Garden Stroll

A Garden Stroll

Skirt ~ Blouse ~ Shoes ~ Purse ~ Hat ~ Jamberry Wraps ~ Flexi Clip

Going to a tea party? This outfit is perfect! A lot of it is from ModCloth, which is a store I still have never tried shopping from! I like the vintage feel of this outfit.

Picnic Style

Picnic Style

Skirt ~ Shirt ~ Layering Shell ~ Sandals ~ Purse ~ Jamberry Wraps ~ Flexi Clip

Those sandals are adorable! I’m thinking they would not be comfortable to wear all day long, but I would wear them to church. 🙂 The layering shells are perfect for wearing under lower cut tops like this one.

Mint to Run Errands

Mint To Run Errands

Skirt ~ Top ~ Shoes ~ Purse ~ Jamberry Wrap ~ Flexi Clip

This plus size outfit is a simple everyday outfit, but sometimes simple is nice! The shoes look comfortable, and the flexi clip is a favorite of mine!

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