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 Third Stitch Fix Box Review!

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I received another Stitch Fix in the box this week, and wanted to show you all what I got! I’m still trying to decide on one item and I’d love to know what you all think!

First of all, if you are not familiar with Stitch Fix, it’s a service where you can sign up, fill out a custom profile of what style you are, and then a stylist will personally pick out 5 different items to send to you in the mail. You pay $20 for the styling fee, but if you keep any item that $20 fee goes toward the item.

Every outfit comes with a styling card, that shows two different ways you can wear each item.

It’s not for everyone, but I especially love it for busy moms who can’t get out to shop for themselves a lot, or for those who just hate to shop! 

Here are 4 of the 5 items I received. I didn’t take pictures of the racerback top I received, it honestly made me look pregnant and I wasn’t interested in sharing the picture on here. Needless to say, it’s going back. 🙂

Don’t forget that you can pin any of these pictures on Pinterest if you have a Stitch Fix Pinterest board!

Skies are Blue Delila Embroidery Neckline Knit Top in Red color from Stitch Fix.

Skies are Blue Delila Embroidery Neckline Knit Top– $54.00

I love the cheerful colors of this top, and it goes with our Rainbow Denim Skirt so well. I thought about keeping it, but there was actually a small rip on a seam, and I just decided to send it back.

Gilli Sanora Knit Maxi Dress from Stitch Fix! This navy blue polka dot is really cute with a side tie, and comfortable knit top.

Gilli Sanora Knit Maxi Dress – $78.00

This navy blue polka dot is really cute with a side tie, and comfortable knit top. I added a cami under it, and the denim jacket. I love the polka dots, but didn’t feel it was as flattering for this mommy-of-six-children-with-mommy-tummy. I’ve realized I need a few gathers in a dress. Back it went.

Gilli Anwen Jersy Dress from Stitch Fix! This is a really cute summer dress, but it's shorter than what I like. You could put a skirt extender under it!

Gilli Anwen Jersey Dress – $64.00

This is the dress that I can’t decide if I should send it back or keep it! I’ve been trying to stay away from buying more black clothes (thanks to the Dressing Your Truth Program), but I love the style of this dress.

It’s much shorter than I would ever wear out. I cropped the picture, but you can get an idea of how short it is (a few inches above my knee). I’m trying to decide if I should get a skirt extender, or just send it back. What would you do?

A perfect find from my latest Stitch Fix Box! A Gilli Betheny V-Neck Maxi Dress in navy blue, with vibrant colors! It will be great in the fall and winter with a jean jacket!

Gilli Betheny V-Neck Knit Maxi Dress – $78.00

This was the awesome item that I’m totally keeping from my box! I love the colors, the fit, the length, really everything about it. 🙂 I had it pinned on my Stitch Fix Pinterest board, and my stylist saw it so she sent it along. Hurray for a good stylist!

So there you go! If you want to try Stitch Fix out, you can schedule a box here, and even select the date of when it will arrive!

 

Modesty and the Good Old Days (Is There Such A Thing?)

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Oh the good old days. We all like to talk about them. Back when things were simple. You know, horse drawn wagons, living off the land, making your own clothes time period.

Modesty And The Good Old Days (Is There Such A Thing?)

And best of all? Everything and everyone was so pure and virtuous. We didn’t have things like Playboy magazines, affairs in marriages, immodest clothing to attract attention, or filthy language being used to describe how great a woman’s body looks.

Seriously? I jest.

It feels like the modesty standards are constantly being pulled backwards. If we could only dress like the ladies did in 1950’s, the world would be a better place.

But what about the ladies in the 1910’s? They would have considered the 1950’s clothing to be horribly immodest, and the ladies to be sinful. They were showing more legs and more arms in the 1950’s!

Scratch the 1900’s altogether, we need to dress like the pioneers did in the 1800’s! Admittedly, this was a more modest time period. But think back to the Regency time period of the 1700’s. If you have watched the classic Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth, you know the dresses might have been maxi length, but plenty of cleavage is spilling out of those gowns!

prideprejudice

We don’t need to go back in time to dress modestly. Decent clothing standards weaves in and out of time, going back to the garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve made garments from leaves. Is that the most godly way to dress still, since it was done in the Garden of Eden?

Cultures dictate clothing. Styles change, and sometimes it’s not always a sinful thing. They just change style. Don’t overthink it, and don’t over spiritualize it. Find what is modest in today’s world, and wear it. Don’t feel like you have to dress like the prairie days, or the 1950’s, or the victorian time period to be modest.

We live and breath and move in in our times. Some people were alive when they first used horse and buggy as a child, and then died with an automobile in their garage. The world changes, and we change around it. We need to seek the Lord, find out what our own modesty standards are going to be, and not base it on modesty standards of 200 years ago.

If you wore a victorian swimsuit of bloomers and a swimming hat to the beach today, you would draw so much more attention to yourself than if you wore a cute swim skirt and a top. Or board shorts and a shirt.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking that history is always best. What you will end up doing is attract a lot of attention as you walk around in your prairie dress, and people will think that’s what Christianity is all about.

Live in the world, but not of it. Live in the culture, but not immersed in it. Live in the present time, but always hoping for the future, the return of our blessed Lord and Savior. Don’t go backwards. Keep your feet firmly pressed on the straight and narrow path, and walk on in your Christian life!

Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Happy 4th of July! I hope you have an awesome day celebrating the Birthday of America! We always have a huge day planned with our church, and my husband and brother in law are always the coordinators for it.
Blue Maxi Dress from Stitch Fix, with a Halftee Underneath!

I’ve shared this dress a few times on here before. It was the one item I kept from my last Stitch Fix box, and you can tell I wear it a lot! We had a family wedding we attended last night, so I wore it to the wedding.

Blue Maxi dress from Stitch Fix, with a short sleeve halftee! I wear my hair up in a halftee often, and having it curled and pulled up is great for summer months!

My sister and I sang together at church Sunday, which we had not done in quite awhile. I kept thinking of my mom, and imagining her beside us, singing her beautiful alto that blended so well. This month it will be 6 years that she passed away, and we all still miss her so much.

Blue stitch fix maxi dress!

Hues of Blue Flexi Clip to hold up curls for summertime heat!

Hues of Blue Flexi Clip to hold up curls for summertime heat!

Hues of Blue Flexi Clip

What I Wore

Dress – Maxi dress from my last Stitch Fix box

Cami – Short Sleeve Halftee from Deborah & Co.

Sandals – Kohls

Necklace and Earrings – Paparazzi 

Flexi Clip – Hues of Blue from Lilla Rose

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural

(I used the wet/dry foundation and just applied it dry with a brush. It works so well!)

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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