Monday, January 28, 2013

Modest Monday

If you chose to do this type of a "what do you wear" journalling post (and I really think you should, because it's kind of fun, once you get over the initial shyness), you'll have some outfits that just come together nicely. And then you'll have outfits that are just serviceable. You know those pieces hanging in your closet that you just skip over until finally you finally feel guilted into working it into your wardrobe? Or maybe I'm alone in having such a complicated relationship with inanimate objects ;-) Anyways, this is the result of one of those pieces. I'm not a huge fan of the shirt on me, but I can't bring myself to get rid of it because I like the "idea" of it (the romantic touch of eyelet at the center of the neckline). I predict about one or two more wearings before it ends up in the ebay/garage sale pile. I considered not posting this "episode", but in the interest of keeping it real, I guess I will, because we all have days where dressing is perfunctory rather than enjoyable.  Also, if you take away the leggings and boots from the outfit (which I pretty much wear 75% of the winter anyways) and look at just the outfit itself, I literally paid a quarter for the entire thing (plus tax, I suppose).  Pretty cool, eh? 
Earrings: handmade by Mom
Black Cardigan: Relativity (hand-me down from Mom)
Blue Top w/White Eyelet Trim at Neckline: Venezia (hand-me down from Mom)
Crystal Bracelet: handmade by Grandma
Black Tulip Cut Matte Jersey Skirt: Bisou Bisou via resale shop (.$25)
Black Leggings: Cuddle Duds from Kohls ($12)

Black Tall Leather Boots: Ros Hommerson via ebay ($65)
I know I've shown these multiple times, so here, finally, is a close up of the detail

Hair Clip: LillaRose starfish clip in size small from a fellow blogger ($14)
These are awesome - I have three now, and can't wait to add to my collection.  They've replaced ponytails and plain clips almost entirely for me.
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Caroline @ The Modest Mom Blog said...

Very cute! I love the outfit and the hair clip!

Meghan Carver said...

I love this idea of doing a picture post of what you're wearing that is modest. I've thought about it myself but didn't want to be a copycat. Thanks for the encouragement! Love your outfit, especially the price tag! :)

The Merry Band of Fife said...

Thanks for the compliment, Caroline, and thank you for inspiring these posts - they are so much fun to do and see.

Meghan - I totally borrowed the idea from other bloggers, and you should too! I love looking at posts of what people wear, but sometimes it can be discouraging because the items are either too high fashion, age-inappropriate, or too expensive. It's so fun to see women of all types posting pictures of what they really, truly wear.

In Christ,

Lisa said...

Very cute outfit! And I love the boots!

Gretchen said...

I love this. I have had this little niggly feeling I should be posting about an outfit here and there but I am a plus size girl and I am not real excited about pictures... ever. It would be almost painful to see pics of me and yet there is so little in BLOGWORLD about plus size modesty and feminine dressing. Thanks for doing this! Thanks for pushing me a bit... might be time..

Blessings, Gretchen

Mama to 12, so far said...

That is the cutest outfit! The sweater/cardigan frames your face so well! Good job on the outfit. Your hair looks so pretty too.

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