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Today Joy from Artful Homemaking is guest posting for Modest Monday!
My oldest daughter and I share a love of modest fashion. Elyse is 15, and she’s one of my best friends. (She’s so sweet–she recently pulled off an amazing surprise 40th birthday tea party for me!)
One of our favorite things to do is find inexpensive clothing items from the thrift store and then put together creative outfits using what we already have in our closets. We also swap clothes and accessories pretty frequently, which is fun!
Elyse’s Outfit
 
Top: Thrift Store
Layering Tee: DownEast Basics (you can also get them from Deborah & Co.)
Necklace: Forever 21 (used to be mine, then I passed it on to her)
Skirt: Gift from grandparents
Sandals: Local Department Store
Joy’s Outfit
 
Lace Top: Forever 21
Layering Tee: DownEast Basics (also at Deborah & Co.)
Denim Jacket: Forever 21 (hand-me-down from Elyse)
Necklace: Lisa Leonard (a special necklace I received for our 15th anniversary–it has our wedding date on the back)
Skirt: Target (on clearance for $5!)
Sandals: Local department store a couple of years ago
This white lace ruffle top is one of my favorite things to wear. And it was on clearance when I found it a few years ago! As a mom of five who has struggled with a diastasis recti for around thirteen years, I’m always on the lookout for tops that will disguise my stomach, and ruffle tops do this wonderfully!
I have several ruffle tops in my wardrobe, but I may not need them much longer, since I’m working to heal my diastasis recti, and I’ve seen great improvement already! (I’ll still wear them, though, since I love the way they look!)
~Joy is blessed to be married to her best friend, and the mother of five children. You can find her at Artful Homemaking, where she blogs about some of her favorite things: faith, family, homeschooling, homemaking, sewing, crafting, and modest fashion.

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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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After I was asked this week if I was expecting twins, I just didn’t feel up to taking anymore pictures for Modest Monday. :) So I grabbed my girls in their matching outfits they wore Sunday and snapped a quick picture!

Little girls wearing matching maxi skirts and shirts!

The maxi skirts we found at Target in the fall, and the matching shirts we just got in the mail from ThredUP! They are Gymboree brand, and I was so excited to find matching shirts in their sizes. I’m hoping I might come across one more in the right size for our 3 year old so they can all match. :)

Today is the last day you can pre-order the Blake or Liberty dress at Deborah & Co. and receive the free matching belt, a $15 value!

Blake Dress - A lovely floral dress for spring and summer. This would make a perfect dress for Easter!

I’ve been amazed over how fast the Blake dress is selling out, the XXL size is already totally gone and I can’t get more! It will be such a lovely Easter dress.

 Liberty Dress is a lovely spring and summer classic dress

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Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Purple Maxi Dress with Crocheted Maternity Sweater

I think this will be the last Modest Monday post I personally take pictures for this month. You wouldn’t believe how I looked before I got dressed up in this outfit for a date night with my husband.

Let’s just say it was a night and day transformation. :)

I told him I don’t know why I’m not getting up in the morning and putting makeup on/fixing hair still. I guess I just feel big, awkward, and like it doesn’t matter right now. But I feel so much better when I look put together!

Purple Headband with Chevron stripes. Love the shabby chic look!

So with that being said…don’t let these 9 month pictures fool you. I don’t always look put together like this! Some days it’s 11 AM and I’m just getting out of my yoga pants and getting dressed for the day. And most days I only wear lip gloss, no other makeup.

Date night with my sweet husband!

But who can resist getting dressed up knowing it is your last date night with your husband before a new baby comes? We had a blast. I went to Panera and had soup and salad as that was all the space my stomach had room for. I’ve been nauseated the past week or so, and the soup was so yummy. Sean doesn’t care for Panera, he wants more filling food. ;) He went to Chipotle which is across the street and brought his food over to Panera. We were both happy that way! :)

Of course we spent the rest of the evening shopping for our children. We visited our local Christian bookstore that sells homeschool curriculum (Mardel) and I found some new things to keep our third grader busy for the rest of the school year. Then we went to Target and finished getting the last thing I needed for the changing table area (the new chevron changing table pad) and picked out some birthday items for our daughter’s birthday that is coming up. It was so relaxing to just be out with Sean and spend time talking. I’m thankful my mother in law is always willing to watch the children for us!

Purple Chevron Headband

I’m wearing one of our new headbands we just got in for spring and summer. This week you can grab one of the new headbands and get free shipping on USA orders! No code is needed, just pick out which headband you want and check out!

What I Wore

Purple Maxi Dress – Liz Lange Maternity (Found on ThredUP)

(join through this link as a new member and get $10 in credit!)

Sweater –  A Pea In A Pod (Found on ThredUP)

Shoes – Thrift Store

Headband – Berry Chevron Headband  from Deborah & Co.

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural (I have on foundation, blush, eye shadow and lipstick, plus mascara from my Ipsy Bag)

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