Modest Monday and A Link Up!

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Maxi Skirt and Cardigan, second trimester pregnancy outfitI love this maxi skirt. I got it from ThredUP and while it’s not a maternity maxi, it works perfectly right now. The only downside is that I didn’t realize it was a petite skirt! It still looks ok with boots though. My mother-in-law was surprised to see me in boots with heels today. I’m not a huge heels person, and especially not during pregnancy. I have really bad varicose veins, but they didn’t seem to get worse during the time I wore these boots.

I love the second trimester of pregnancy! It's when I normally feel the best! I feel like my hair has been pretty boring lately. I’m growing my bangs out and have to keep them pinned back with a bobby pin. I need to look on Pinterest for some more ideas of what to do with bangs that are growing out!

Mini Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose I did get my hair pulled back in a mini flexi clip. See why I can’t do more elaborate hairstyles? My hair has a mind of it’s own and likes to go where it wants. :)

Having fun during my second trimester! I think I was trying to twirl, and it ended up looking like this. So much for second trimester gracefulness. :) At least I have a smile on my face!

Black boots with a maxi skirt! Black boots and crunchy fall leaves. I love this time of year!

What I Wore

Maxi Skirt – Gap Brand, found on ThredUP

Tank – similiar to Full Length Halftee

Pink Cardigan – Thrift Store (attention brand)

Boots – ThredUP

Necklace – Kohls

Flexi Clip – Mini Flexi from Lilla Rose

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural 

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Casual Shoes That Go With Skirts

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Casual Shoes that go with Skirts!

Please don’t let shoes stop you from wearing skirts! I hear a lot of ladies say they don’t wear skirts because they don’t know what shoes to wear. Let me tell you something…

Growing up we were not stylish with shoes. We wore what we had to wear with our skirts. I went through a a few years as a teenager where my feet hurt all the time. I was fitted for special orthotics, and could only wear tennis shoes with them. So during the week I wore regular Nike or Reebok tennis shoes with my skirts or dresses. Did it look cute?

Not at all!

Did it make me stop wearing dresses?

Nope.

If you have a conviction, and want to dress a certain way, just do it. Don’t let something like shoes get in the way!

That being said, there are good quality shoes that you can wear that look better then then a standard tennis shoe! If you have feet problems, you might not have a closet full of shoes, but if you invest in just a few good pairs they should last you awhile.

Comfortable Walking Shoes with a Skirt (Source)

These look like comfortable, basic walking shoes, and they are worn with a maxi dress!

Vintage dress with Keds(Source)

A vintage dress with blue Keds! She looks lovely.

Flats from Payless Shoe Stores

These flats from Payless are super affordable, but have really good reviews!

Bongo Woman's Flats

I’ve heard good things about these Bongo flats from Sears. They are not expensive, and the reviews say they are really comfortable. I would wear these everyday or to church.

Floral Shoes (Source)

These are so feminine looking!

Brown Mary Jane Shoes

I wear Mary Jane shoes quite often. You can look through many different styles of Mary Jane shoes on Kohls.

Circle skirt with flats

A lovely outfit with flats.

While spending money on good quality shoes can be an investment, think through how much you are on your feet. Some ladies can get by with cheaper shoes, others have to purchase higher quality shoes. Other good quality brands are Merrell, Keen, Born, and Toms.

Do you want to see what is on my wish list?

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I really want to try a pair of TOMS crocheted shoes! They are so cute.

Winter is coming up on us and it does change the shoes we wear (unless you live in Florida and don’t get snow!). If we don’t have snow outside I will still wear Mary Jane style shoes with thicker socks, but I wear a lot of boots in the winter time. The next post will be about skirts and boots, so stay tuned!

I’d love to hear what your favorite everyday shoes are! 

Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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This maxi skirt is really comfortable and I love the mustard color cardigan paired with it! It was date night for Sean and I on Thursday night, and this is the outfit I wore! We celebrated our 12 year anniversary that night and had a lovely evening out. I had not been in Barnes and Noble in years, so after dinner I asked if we could go there and just browse through the store for awhile. It was fun! I signed up for an educators card they offer (homeschoolers qualify!) and saved 20% off because I was buying something from the children’s section (birthday gift!).

Some of you might think I just pull outfits out of my closet and instantly put them together. I have to think through outfits, they don’t just come to me. This outfit was based on some Pinterest inspiration! The ¾ length cardigan was perfect to wear on a rainy chilly night. It is one of the 4 new colors available at Deborah & Co.  The shoes look more red in this picture then they really are…

Scarf and Mustard color cardigan! I was happy to be getting out of the house! We love having date nights and feel they are really strengthening to our marriage.

Caroline_shoesI love these flats that I found on ThredUP!

Dangle Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose I used an X-Small dangle flexi clip from Lilla Rose to pull my hair back.

My wonderful husband and I on our date night! I found a keeper! :) A childhood dream was to marry a man taller than I was. I love our height difference. Honestly, almost all my little silly dreams I had came true with Sean. :)

What I Wore

Maxi – Maternity skirt from ThredUP (Liz Lange brand)

Blue Tank – Kohls

Cardigan – ¾ length sleeve Cardigan from Deborah & Co.

Scarf – I think it came from ThredUP but I can’t remember for sure!

Shoes – ThredUP

Earrings – Mialisa brand

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose X-Small

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural

(I tried something different and put my lipstick on and then a similar color lip gloss on over it. I liked the results).

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How to Shop On ThredUP For Gently Used Clothing

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ThredUP is such an awesome place to shop online! They sell gently used clothing, and 98% of what I’ve received has been super high quality. I’ve had a lot of you ask how I find clothing items on ThredUP. I’d like to share with you some tips of how I search for clothing, but before I do, I have to mention their awesome referral program!

If you sign up as a new customer, you receive $10 credit in your account to spend on your first order. When you share your special affiliate link (found when you click on the Share $20 link), you can send your own special link to your friends through email or Facebook and give them $10 to spend on their first order! When someone joins through your account and makes a purchase then you get $10 credit to spend. It’s a really great referral program!

To get started shopping, go to the ThredUP homepage.

How to Shop on ThredUP for gently used clothing.

I hardly ever click on all the ads on the homepage. Most of the time the items are not exactly what I’m looking for. Instead I go to the exact category I’m interested in. For this example, say I’m going to be looking for a maxi skirt.

I click on the text that says ‘Women’, and then I select the word ‘Bottoms’. This brings up a selection of items. I then select ‘Skirts’. Within that category you can select ‘Casual’, ‘Dressy’, ‘Silk and Leather’, and ‘Wool’. I normally just select ‘All’, but you can easily select ‘Casual’ or ‘Dressy’, depending on what you are searching for.

Within the skirt category you can narrow it down quite a bit on the sidebar. To start out, select your size.

How to sort by size on ThredUP.

As you can see here, you can select a generic size (small, medium, etc), a number size, or a waist size. If you don’t see your size listed, they also have a special plus size category you can search through.

How to narrow down your style selection on ThredUP!

From there you can select what style you want. I’m searching for a Maxi skirt, so I will click on that.

Select your Favorite Brand of Clothing on ThredUP!

Next you can select your favorite brand of clothing. There are not many highlighted because they don’t have a huge selection of maxi skirts right now.

You can even break it down by style (contemporary, edgy, classic, and trendy), color, and condition.

This process can be used for whatever you are searching for, and I promise it doesn’t take as long as it did to read through the steps! I like searching for shirts by short sleeve, sleeveless, or long sleeve. Using the options on the side it makes it very easy!

It does take longer than 5 minutes to search on ThredUP, but it is nice to shop from the comfort of your couch! If you sign up for their mobile alerts you get text messages letting you know of coupon codes when you shop the mobile version of ThredUP.

Tip – if you see something you like make sure you put it in your cart right away! You can always take it out later, but it might be gone when you go back to add it to your cart!

I don’t always find clothing I want when I search. It’s the same as if you go to the thrift store and walk out empty-handed. But I have found a lot of name brand, nice clothing for much cheaper prices. If you frequently search on ThredUP, you can choose to search by Newest First, so you can take a quick glance to see what they have recently added.

Shipping at ThredUP is free on orders over $50. If you get something in the mail and don’t like it, you can just mail it back for a refund.

Have fun browsing, and try not to get addicted! :)