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.

Don’t forget about the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle! You only have a few days to grab a bundle!

 

Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Modest MondayHi! I’m Jessica from Candle in the Night Blog and I’m so honored that Caroline asked me to write today’s Modest Monday. Many of us know how yucky you feel during the early days of pregnancy and I’m happy to be able to help Caroline out during this part of her’s.

Modest MondayThis Sunday, we went to church in the morning and then headed over to my sister’s house to celebrate my brother’s birthday. This outfit is perfect because it’s dressy enough to wear to church, but comfortable enough to wear anytime. I especially love my teal chevron skirt from Deborah & Co. It’s SO comfortable!

Modest MondayI should share, I’m not a full-time skirt wearer normally, but I decided to experiment with wearing skirts full time this summer and see how I liked it. It’s been interesting and I’m sharing my experiences and some other skirt pictures on my blog today.

What I Wore

Skirt – Deborah & Co

Top – Kohl’s

Necklace – A gift from my sister-in-law

Earrings – Handmade

Bobby Pins – Lib, Laugh, Love

Jessica is a wife, mother, and most importantly, a follower of Christ. She enjoys spending time with family, crafting, and finding ways to teach her little ones at home. She recently published the eBook, Kindergarten Ready in 40 Days and is enjoying going through the activities with her own preschooler. Learn more about Jessica by clicking here.

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Comparing Cowgirl Dirt versus L’BRI Makeup

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Long time readers know I used to promote Cowgirl Dirt makeup a lot. It is an affordable natural makeup option, and at the time I hadn’t found anything better that I liked. When I switched over to promoting L’BRI Pure and Natural (both the skincare and the makeup), a lot of readers asked my why I had switched. This post is long overdue to explain why I prefer L’BRI makeup.

And for the record, I took these pictures several weeks ago before morning sickness hit in. :) I’m still on my break from pictures for now. 

No Makeup On! So why do I even wear makeup? Here is a picture of me with nothing on. I find that my coloring is a little blotchy in my cheeks, and before I had bangs I would get some breakouts flare up in my forehead. I’m not obsessed with the need to wear makeup, I still go out without makeup, sometimes even to church.

After I had my 3rd child, I was exhausted, and felt like I walked around looking like that exhausted stay at home mom look. You know, the run down, hair looking crazy, blurry eyed mom look. There is no shame in that look, most of the time it’s because we truly do feel that way. Being a mom of an infant is hard work. I tend to get pretty irritable after months of not getting very much sleep!

I asked my husband what he thought about me trying to wear some makeup, and he thought it was fine. It was around this same time that I discovered flexi clips from Lilla Rose, and so that took care of fixing my hair each morning. I just feel happier when I add a little makeup and don’t look so tired and run down.

When I wear makeup my goal is to not have neon lights flashing off my face saying “makeup alert!” when people see me. I want a natural look with some color, not a caked on heavy makeup look. I want makeup to accent, not take over my whole look.

Cowgirl Dirt Mineral Based MakuepThis is the Cowgirl Dirt makeup that I had been using. To be honest I had not touched it in months, and after I took these pictures it all went in the trash. :) I used Southern Belle Foundation Cream, Wild West Blush, a little bit of concealer, Eye shadow, Mascara, and a sample of the Yeehaw Lip Sticks (War Admiral Color).

I'm wearing Cowgirl Dirt in this picture, to compare it with makeup from L'BRI. This is a picture after I put on the Cowgirl dirt makeup. I had a hard time spreading the foundation cream, it felt a lot thicker and heavier after I’ve been using L’BRI for so long now. The colors didn’t seem to work with my face as well as my makeup from L’BRI. The foundation and mascara felt heavier and not as effective. The one item I do still really like and use on a regular basis are the lip products from Cowgirl Dirt.

L'BRI Pure and Natural MakeupThis is my makeup from L’BRI. I use the wet/dry foundation, Perfect Finish loose powder, Blush, Eye shadow (you can buy an already put together set based on your eye color, or customize a set!), Mascara and Lip stick.

I'm wearing makeup from L'BRI  and comparing it to Cowgirl Dirt makeup. Here is the finished look with L’BRI makeup. I love how smoothly the Dual Action wet/dry foundation goes on. When it is on your skin it covers sort of like a cream, it’s just really silky and easy to apply. The eye shadow lasts a long time for me, and the mascara does not feel heavy or itchy. I actually don’t really like mascara, so it’s a big deal for me that I can use this one with no problem.

If you are curious about colors, here is a color chart that shows all the colors of makeup that L’BRI offers. I’m using the Dual Action Wet or Dry color #31, which is the Light Beige color. My blush is the Rose Sand color and I use Wisteria lip gloss. You can register as a new customer to look at product prices. They are comparable to Cowgirl Dirt, and in some cases are cheaper (the foundation is $20.00 which is $6.00 cheaper then Cowgirl Dirt).

If you still love Cowgirl Dirt makeup, or you like drugstore makeup, I’m thrilled for you! Everyone needs to find what works for them, but I wanted to share why I prefer L’BRI makeup now.