Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Red Floral Maxi Skirt | themodestmomblog.comSo today I feel plump instead of pregnant. Someone came up to me yesterday and asked if I was pregnant, and said I must have gained a lot of weight if I wasn’t. Ummm..thanks! I felt like I was bursting the buttons on this blouse, but I’m just not big enough for a lot of maternity clothes yet!

Pregnant wearing a comfortable maxi skirt! | themodestmomblog.comI totally loved wearing this new skirt. I just got it and the colors are so bright and cheerful. Plus the fabric is really stretchy and comfortable on my plump pregnant tummy. :)

Flexi clips create such an easy elegant hairstyle! I’m wearing the recently re-released Kaleidoscope Flexi Clip. It is one of my favorite clips, so I was really happy to see it return to the Lilla Rose lineup!

Up_Close_CarolineI love layering cami’s under blouses like this. They are just open enough where it wouldn’t be modest for me without a cami, especially with little ones tugging on my blouse!

If you are needing a new camisole, today is a great day to grab one! Use the code SHIPFREE to get any order placed on the Cami page shipped free in the USA! This offer is only valid at Deborah & Co. on Monday, September 29th! 

I’m really excited to announce that I will be doing a 31 Day Series in October! A lot of bloggers choose to do 31 day series, as the Nester blog hosts an enormous link up for the month. The series will be on Building a Modest Wardrobe. The Modest Monday link up will still take place on Mondays, and then I will post the series on days Tuesday-Saturday, taking a break for Sunday. :) It should be a lot of fun!

What I Wore

Skirt – Maxi Skirt-Honey and Lace brand

Blouse – From ThredUP -Express Design Studio brand

Belt – ThredUP

Shoes – ThredUP – Kenneth Cole

Flexi – Lilla Rose X-Small Clip

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural 

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Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Long maxi skirt with sweater top!  I love how comfortable this outfit is. | themodestmomblog.comWe went for a walk at a nearby lake for a nice Sunday evening family time. The children are so used to Modest Monday pictures that they thought the only reason we came was to take some pictures. We reassured them they could walk to the lake and throw stones in! :)

I stayed home Sunday from church with our oldest son as we both still have bad coughs left over from colds. I actually had a fantastic morning! It was quiet, I turned a sermon on while I made a yummy lunch and set the table really pretty. The house was clean when everyone walked in, which every mom knows is a good feeling! I put Joy essential oil in the diffuser while I cooked, it was so nice!

Silver earrings and a simple side braid are easy to touches to this outfit.

The last few days I’ve been working on trying to get a small amount of makeup on in the morning. Today I just put on my foundation from L’BRI, blush and lipstick. I didn’t even bother doing anything with my eyes. My husband has been full of compliments, which is a nice change from feeling yucky for weeks.

I know the thought of makeup is overwhelming to a lot of moms. Who has time to add one more thing onto their morning routine? I find that when I take the extra few minutes I feel so much happier during the day. I feel more put together, just having my hair fixed, some foundation and lip gloss on. You really don’t have to do much for it take make a difference!

I’ve been using two new lipstick colors from L’BRI for fall and love them! They are caramel and chestnut colors. It’s the little things that make me happy. :)

What I Wore

Skirt – Maxi from Deborah & Co.

(We are getting navy, black, more grey and coral colors in stock this week!)

Top – Sweater top from thrift store, $1 special!

Shoes – ecco brand (I got mine from ThredUP but you can find them on Amazon here)

Earrings – Capri from Mialisa

Makeup – L’BRI pure and natural

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Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Purple Lace Maxi skirt with touches of brown for fall! | themodestmomblog.comI actually managed to take a quick picture for Modest Monday, even though it was my 10 year old son that snapped the picture. :) This is Sunday before church, and you can’t tell but I was absolutely exhausted! I made it to church, but spent most of the time resting in the nursery while I listened to the sermon. After church I got to hold a friend’s little baby boy for awhile, so that helped me stay focused that this fatigue is all worth it!

I love this lace maxi skirt, it’s a sample I’m trying, and hopefully I will be able to get some in stock in October for you all at Deborah & Co. Maxi skirts are the most comfortable thing ever right now. :)

The jewelry that I’m wearing is pretty special. The bracelet (you can’t see it in the pictures) is a handmade bracelet with roses and the letters L and R on them. I was gifted it when I reached Supervisor with Lilla Rose. The necklace says Blessed, and I was given it from my upline when I reached Manager with Lilla Rose! It’s the first time I’ve worn both together. :)

Heart Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose I *think* I’m going to grow my bangs out, so I just pinned them back with some bobby pins and use a size small flexi clip to hold some of hair back. I don’t like how it looks right now, but that initial effort of growing bangs out is never fun. I figured the best time to do it is when I already look tired and not so great. :)

My five beautiful children! I couldn’t resist sharing this picture I took of our children Sunday morning! It’s hard to get all five of them together for a picture, but this one turned out good. There are a lot of clothes from ThredUP on these children! Olivia’s outfit is completely from ThredUP (pink shirt, brown skirt and flower shoes). Mosiah’s suit coat is from ThredUP also. I love how easy it is to shop at ThredUP and get good quality, gently used clothing without leaving my house!

Last chance to get your Healthy Living Bundle!

Today is the very last day to get the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle! Normally priced at $1030, you can get it for just $29.99! There are no catches, you just get one amazing deal! I love the bonus offers that come with this, I’ve already ordered free skincare products and I’m trying to decide what free item I’m going to get for our baby from the baby store that is offering a $15 credit! The bonus offers are amazing, and some ladies purchase the bundle just for the bonuses!

I thought I would let you all know what a blessing your support has been. You might not realize it, but we were able to pay off a lot of Sean’s college loan through a previous bundle sale, thanks to your support. So not only are you blessed with these amazing new products, bonus offers, and ecourses to learn from, but our family is blessed as well. Bloggers feel so awkward putting that out there, but sometimes it’s good for our readers to know what a blessing you all really are, even if you never buy a single thing, you bless us just by coming back and helping our blog to grow!

I also wanted to let you all know that we are taking Pre-Orders for our new princess dresses! I shared about them on Facebook Friday, and we are already getting orders! I doubt these dresses will last through the Holiday season, so if you have your heart set on getting one, please pre-order!

Princess Dresses are available for Pre-Order at Deborah and Co!

These are machine washable play dresses, my daughters use their play dresses all the time and they have held up really well. You can find these dresses and more on our Princess Play Dress page!

What I Wore

Skirt – Hopefully coming next month to Deborah & Co. 

Cami – Downeast Basics

Cardigan – holly robinson peete brand (Ross or Marshalls)

Boots – From Zulily (daily deals website)  last year

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose

Makeup - L’BRI pure and natural

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Modesty Rules

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Modesty Rules? Should there be a hard fast set of rules for modesty? Click through to see!

No I don’t honestly believe that modesty rules! This post is about the traps that we can sometimes set for ourselves and others when it comes to the rules of modesty.  So many times modesty comes with a package list of rules. You may do this. You may not do this. This certain type of clothing is always considered immodest. This other type is perfectly acceptable. However, I want to challenge you to think about modesty not according to a strict list of rules, but about what is in your heart, and what works for you and your body shape.

Modesty cannot always be broken down into rules. There is no one size fits all rulebook. For example….(and some of these might sound really silly to some people).

Certain high heels could be considered immodest, while other high heels are not.

Some V shape necklines are cut really low and show off lots of cleavage, while other V necks are fine. Therefore you can’t say all V necklines are bad.

Navy Striped Cotton Skirt from Deborah and Co! Our Navy Striped Cotton Skirt – model is the lovely Olivia from Fresh Modesty.

A shorter length skirt might be totally appropriate on one person, but the same skirt might look like a mini skirt on a different person. While I think anyone who cares about modesty can agree that mini skirts are not appropriate, you can’t set a certain inch length because ladies are all different heights. One common way to determine an appropriate skirt length for yourself is to not wear skirts that come above your knees.

A fitted blouse might look ok on someone that is petite, but could look really immodest on a woman that is busty.

Some jeans are immodest no matter what (princess written on the bottom area in sparkly colored bling!). Other jeans can be paired with a modest long shirt and it not draw attention to tight fitting areas of the jeans. You can see some examples here, here, and here. Your family standard will definitely need to take precedence; some husbands/fathers feel ok with jeans paired a certain way and others don’t. I’ve seen almost a hatred in women’s hearts towards other women who profess modesty, yet wear jeans sometimes. That is definitely not a modest nor a Christlike attitude to have.

Denim Skirt, white top and pink cardigan. A  nice fall outfit!

A cute outfit for fall or spring from my Feminine Fashion Pinterest Board!

 We are all in different seasons of life. What works for one woman will not work for the next. There might be a young lady who is working as a receptionist before she gets married, but the mama of 3 children who stays home with active young children can’t wear the same outfit and be modest. It stands to reason then, that the mama of 3 should not look at the young lady and judge her outfit, just because she can’t wear it. The young lady is not bending over to pick up children all day, chasing children, sitting on the floor playing blocks, or cleaning up the kitchen. What you do everyday makes a big difference on the outfit you wear. I hear a lot of stay at home moms say it is just easier to wear a longer skirt when they are going to be with little children all day, and I tend to agree with that. I wear my shorter skirts more when I’m going out places, or in the winter months with leggings under them.

 In short, it is very difficult, if not downright impossible in some areas, to set down hard and fast rules when it comes to modesty. Because the scriptures are largely silent on many of the above issues, we should not take it upon ourselves to act as God’s mouthpiece when it comes to standards of modesty. Make no mistake, we must attempt to defend and proclaim all that the scriptures teach us concerning modesty, but we must also be oh so careful when we begin to advocate certain non scriptural standards as if they were the word of God. We would do well to remember that not only is it dangerous to teach people to do less than God’s law requires, it can be just as dangerous to teach them to do more.

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