Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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My children became sick this week, we think it is hand, foot and mouth disease they picked up from some friends. It’s hard to not pass things along when you go to a church with large families, and the children are best of friends. :)

I didn’t get a change to take pictures this week, so I thought I would repost an outfit from a few years ago.

Gray Maxi Skirt for Modest Monday

I liked having bangs for awhile..every few years I like to do something different and I’m thinking of doing a new hairstyle again. I probably won’t cut bangs though.

Modest Monday Outfit

I like using scarves with sweaters or shirts that are lower cut. If I’m not in the mood to wear a cami, I’ll just put a scarf on and it makes the shirt modest!

Lilla Rose Flexi Clip | themodestmomblog.com

My hair is so thick that it would take forever to use a curling iron. I like hot rollers, and there is a set on Zulily right now that is really similar to the one I use.

Don’t forget that our 30 Days of Loving Your Man challenge starts today! We will start doing day one and sharing ideas in the Facebook group (you get access to the group after you purchase the bundle). We would love to have you join us!

What I Wore

Maxi Skirt – Deborah & Co.

Purple Sweater- Gap

Scarf- Target

Shoes – Thrift Store

Earrings – Carolina Earrings from Mialisa

Makeup – L’BRI natural skincare and makeup

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose

Link Up Time!

Please feel free to share posts about anything concerning being a godly, feminine woman. Topics include: modesty, being a wife, mother, homeschooler, homemaker, cooking, sewing, etc.

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Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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It’s not often that I’m actually excited to share these Modest Monday pictures with you these days…I’m still in the postpartum blues of feeling like nothing fits right, and desperately wishing my baby weight could just fall off. And yes, Sophia just turned 10 months old so that makes it more depressing. :)

However, I’ve been looking forward to this Modest Monday, because I love the skirt I’m wearing!
Lace Blue Skirt from LulaRoe. This is such a lovely skirt that will be perfect for all seasons!

You might have heard of the brand…it’s a Lularoe skirt! I’ve been looking at the maxi skirts and these Lola Skirts, and when I saw this lace skirt I just had to get it!

This Lace Lola skirt from Lularoe is just beautiful! I love styling it with a cardigan, and fleece tights to stay warm in the winter time!

It has a comfortable elastic waist band, and this Lola skirt is lined with the lace overlay. Some of the Lola skirts are just a knit skirt instead of the lace.

I’ve fallen in love with the Lularoe clothing that I offered to host an online party for the consultant I purchased this skirt from! I’d love to invite you to join the Facebook group that Chelsea has set up. It’s very informal, and a lot of fun!

The party will start this Thursday, February 4th at 10am PST, and will go through February 6th, 10am PST.  At 10am on Thursday, Chelsea will start posting clothing items for sale to the albums at that time. She will post post various styles of clothing through the day, so you don’t have to show up at a certain time! In order to purchase an item comment below the photo with SOLD and your email address. All invoices will go out on Feb 6th at the close of the party.

I’m really looking forward to it! Just click here and request to be added to the group! The skirts always look different, because the fabrics are limited quantities, so if you see something you like, you have to grab it right away!

I braided my bangs and pulled the braid back into low ponytail, using a medium size flexi clip. It’s one of my favorites!

Yellow sweater with my Lularoe skirt

What I Wore

Skirt – Lularoe

Top – Gap

Cardigan – Deborah & Co.

Tights – Marshalls

Shoes – Thrift store

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose

Earrings – Deborah & Co. 

Flower Pin – Paparazzi Accessories 

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural

(all the makeup at L’BRI is 25% off ALL month long!)

Link Up Time!

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Modesty 101 – 3 Main Areas To Consider

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While I previously have tried to avoid sharing super specific guidelines for modesty on the blog, I feel like it would be good to share the rules I have for myself. Hopefully by now you all know me well enough to understand that this isn’t going to be a legalistic post where I shame everyone who doesn’t follow these rules, right?

Modesty 101 - 3 main areas to consider when looking to dress modestly.

We all have different convictions – styles, body shapes, husbands (or fathers) who have preferences, etc.  Honestly, convictions can change over time. So can body shapes, but that’s a depressing topic to me right now so let’s move on. Hopefully one day I can start working on losing this baby weight. :)

Let’s dive right in to modesty 101.

First, “Why modesty?”

You have no idea what a loaded question that can be!

Is it to hide our bodies from men so we can keep them from even looking at us?

Are we ashamed of our bodies, and want to cover them from head to toe?

Or maybe we dress modestly because that’s what our church or our religion expects of us, and we hate to be rule breakers, so we wear modest clothing but it’s not really in our hearts.

I’m here to tell you, I don’t wear modest clothing for any of those reasons.

I don’t feel like I have the weight of a man’s lust upon my shoulders. Even if I wore the most modest clothes in the world, a woman can still have a beautiful face that a man can lust over. I definitely keep my brothers in Christ in mind when I’m getting dressed, but I know that I ultimately can’t control every thought they have just by putting on a dress.

I’m not ashamed of who God created me to be. I am a woman. I do have curves and I don’t feel like I have to wear a robe to be modest. However, that doesn’t mean I wear skin tight clothing to reveal all my curves. I love this quote:

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Finally, I’m not part of a religion that dictates what clothing I wear, and I’ve written before on how I don’t feel like the classic scripture in Deuteronomy demands that I wear skirts only.

So what’s the big deal then? What’s the big hoopla about modesty?

Some might say it’s a selfish reason, but I want to be considered a lady. I don’t need the postman to see my cleavage when I go to get my mail, and I don’t need the people in the parking lot to see the edges of my underwear when I load the van full of groceries. I want to earn respect from those around me, and part of that comes from how I dress.

Whether you wear strictly skirts and dresses, or you wear jeans, here are a few guidelines that I feel are essential.

The Top

  • My cleavage needs to be covered. That doesn’t mean I have to wear necklines that choke me, but I also need to make sure I’m covered up. This also includes doing the bend over test in front of a mirror. It’s pretty easy to layer low cut dresses or shirts with a Halftee.

The Middle

  • My stomach needs to be covered. End of story. When I bend over, I want to be sure my backside is covered. If you raise your arms and your shirt comes up all the time, layer with a tank underneath.
  • My back needs to be covered. I’m not going to wear a dress scooped really low, unless I’m layering something under it.
  • My bottom is not going to be covered in words such as “hot,” “cutie,” or my favorite sports team. Actually, my bottom will not have any words at all on what I’m wearing!

The Bottom

  • Hemlines are very controversial, but I always ask myself, can I get on the floor and play with the children in this skirt? If I’m sitting in a chair and a guy is sitting across from me, can he see up my legs? Am I drawing attention by having my legs showing in a short skirt or dress?
  • As for pants, I watched this video recently by Jen Hatmaker called For The love of Fashion, and her thoughts on leggings.  I thought she did a great job of defining what leggings really are for. For me, fleece lined leggings are for under my skirts to keep me warm in the wintertime. That’s it.

There are so many creative ways to wear modest clothing, whether it’s wearing a tunic shirt and jeans together, an adorable dress, or a classic skirt and cardigan combo. You can still express yourself and your personality while wearing something that is considered modest!

You might consider subscribing to the blog so you can join our modesty Facebook group. I love seeing the different outfits posted  there, as it definitely reflects the personalities of the lades represented there!

One way I love to show my personality is through wearing flexi clips that match my outfits. I have my favorites, and even though I have quite the collection by now, I tend to reach for these certain clips over and over again!

Lilla Rose has released several brand new products today, and they released the February monthly clip early so people had plenty of time to order and receive it for Valentine’s Day!

48 hour sale on all the brand new Valentines's Day flexi clips and bobby pins from Lilla Rose!

You can save 10% off these new releases, and every order of $50 or more will receive a free set of Vintage Heart You-Pins! This offer is only available through Wednesday, January 27th. 

Penguin flexi clip from Lilla Rose!

They also released this adorable penguin flexi clip! I think it’s really cute! I love penguins, and have a softness in my heart for them as my nickname when I’m pregnant is penguin. :) We went to the St. Louis zoo when I was 8 months pregnant with our oldest, and literally were trying to run through to see the penguins before the zoo closed. I was waddling around just like a penguin, so my husband lovingly started calling me that, and every pregnancy after that I’ve heard the name!

 

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Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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My children learn photography through me asking for volunteers to take pictures for the blog! Most of the time my husband or oldest son takes the pictures, but my 10 year old was the only one home so he took the pictures this time!
Gray skirt with polka dot shirt and cardigan

I really like polka dots, so I was thrilled to find this new polka dot sweater on ThredUP recently. It was from Old Navy (because everyone always wants to know the brands!).

Jamberry Polka Dot nails are so fun to wear and easy to do!

Remember this picture from last week? My Jamberry wraps still look fantastic after being on for 8 days (EIGHT!). I’m so thrilled with how well they are working, and I’m loving the cute designs! I don’t have time to paint my nails every few days, and I don’t like chipped nails, so this has been the perfect solution. Plus, there are no chemicals!

Pearl Headband from Lilla Rose

I’d love to invite you to join my Jamberry Group on Facebook where I’m going to be doing a launch party there! You can win some prizes and learn more about how Jamberry works! Just join here, and get in on the fun!

Pearl Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose

I normally wear my hair down more in the winter months, because it keeps me warm. However my hair has been so frizzy that I’ve just kept it up more, using an X-Large flexi clip to hold it all up.

On a side note, am I the only one who saves random pictures of profile pictures I’ve seen on Facebook with hairstyles that I like? HA! I almost feel like a stalker, but I show them to my hairstylist for ideas. I find it a little amusing.

What I Wore

Skirt ~ Gap (from ThredUP)

Sweater – Old Navy (ThredUP)

Cardigan – ThredUP

Flexi Clip and Pearl Headband – Lilla Rose

Polka Dot Wraps – Jamberry

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural

Link Up Time!

Please feel free to share posts about anything concerning being a godly, feminine woman. Topics include: modesty, being a wife, mother, homeschooler, homemaker, cooking, sewing, etc.

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