I’m Back! (Sorta)

I’m really, really sorry I haven’t posted in over three weeks. I have a very good excuse for why, something big happened in my family and I was either too tired or too busy to post. I’m going to try to post at least once a week from now on because I really do like blogging.

So thank you for reading and have a great day! ❤

Elisabeth

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5 Myths About Modesty

As you can see from the title what I’m going to be talking about today are five myths about modesty.  You’ve probably heard some of these but here they are (just in case).

1. Modest is Hottest

You’ve most likely heard of this since it’s been going around for forever. And let’s face it, it’s really not. I thought that being modest was about covering up so that phrase is really sending mixed messages.

There are of course the men who find a woman dressing modestly very attractive (don’t believe me? Check out this post). But most guys don’t find modest the hottest.

Also, last time I checked God did not tell us to be hot, He did not say for women to try to look hot, and He definitely didn’t say “dress modestly but call yourself hot”.

You should check out this post if you want to hear it in more depth and better said.

 

2. Modesty is Optional

I’ve heard many girls (who are professing Christians) say that modesty is optional. But the Bible clearly says for women to dress modestly.  There are several verses in the Bible saying this and hear’s a couple:

1 Timothy 2:9 – In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;

Deuteronomy 22:5 – The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.

1 John 2:16 – For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  (Love that one!)

3. It Isn’t Our Fault That Guys Lust When We Are Dressed Immodestly

To a certain extinct this is true. But for the most part we should be helping them by dressing right. And we shouldn’t be encouraging them.

Matthew 5:28 – But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (I mean seriously, let’s help a brother out!).

4. Modest Clothing Is Ugly

I want to laugh whenever I hear this! I’ll give you some examples of why this is sooo untrue.

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I think the pictures speak for themselves but here are some awesome blogs that prove my point all the more!

https://rufflesandgrace.com/

http://freshmodesty.blogspot.ca/

http://downtowndemure.com/

http://freshmodesty.com/fashion/

http://www.minniemuseblog.com/

 

5. Girls Who Dress Modestly Do So Because of Self-Image Issues

This is true for some girls but for for the most part we just do it to honor God and our bodies. Dressing modestly hides your physical beauty but reveals your inward beauty! Just remember that! 🙂

 

That’s it, thanks for reading!

Elisabeth

 

 

Crazy Sept. Days

This post should actually be called “crazy past few weeks”! 😛 But I felt that was too long. My family started school in late August (we can do that because we homeschool), just to get a bit of a head-start this year. So adjusting to the new schedule is partly why I haven’t posted in a while (sorry about that). And yeah, one of my sisters recently had a birthday. Things have generally been crazy these past few days.

Anyway, here’s the outfit I wore the other day.

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I love this simple look. I have quite a few gray tops so I’m pretty much always wearing a gray tee and denim skirt these days 😀

Outfit details:

Shirt- Walmart

Skirt- Thrift Store

Sweater- Thrift Store

Shoes- Walmart

Are you home-schooled? When did you start school? 

Chat with me!

Elisabeth 

Pink, Gray, and Turquoise

Today I was going out and I wanted to wear something bright and different since I tend to stick to more neutral colors, so I decided to wear my new maxi skirt  and a this turquoise top (I’m not exactly sure what color it is).

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For me the easiest way to tie an outfit together is with jewelry so I put on a silver necklace, my silver studs, and since my sandals had bits of silver (you can’t really see it in the pictures) it was perfect!

Outfit details:

Shirt- Present

Skirt- Sorry, no idea

Sandals- Payless Shoe Source

Earrings- Clair’s

Necklace- Gift

Thanks for reading! Do you wear brighter colors or do you (like me) tend to stick to neutrals? Comment!

Elisabeth

 

Yet Another Maxi Skirt

Yesterday I was out at a mall with my family and I found a great sale on maxi skirts (10$ for one) so I bought a couple and here’s one. 

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This one is my favorite of the two, the other one is just black and gray. I really wanted to get a colorful one because I have to many gray and black things… so I got this one which still has gray in it but pink stripes is better then say white or black! 🙂  

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I love this skirt so much! I like having pieces of clothes that can provide a pop of color to my outfit! It can be anything from a skirt, to a necklace. Just something to turn a boring outfit into a less boring outfit. 😀  

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My “choker” is actually a silver chain I had and I just put it to fit around my neck like a choker. Have you ever done anything like that? 

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Outfit details:

Shirt- Thrift Store

Skirt- I can not for the life of me remember the name of the store.

Sandals- Payless 

Necklace- Gift

Bracelet- Gift

Well, I can never think of a “cool” way to end my posts so…. 

Elisabeth 

 

OOTD \\ How to get dye out of clothes

Nothing really special happened today except I finally remembered to take pictures of my outfit for a post. 😀

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I was looking though my closet wondering what skirt to wear, I saw this one and I remembered how much I liked it so I decided to wear it. 😉  It’s one of those days I don’t have to wear shoes! 😀 

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I layered two necklaces to do this.

Outfit details:

Shirt- Reitmans  

Cami- Dollar Store

Skirt- Thrift Store 

Necklaces- Gift\Thrift Store 

Bracelet- Gift  

The other thing I wanted to include in this post is a cleaning hack\stain removal I learned this week. My sister got a new (pink) skirt recently and I forgot to wash it separately so pink dye got on not everything but a few things like one of my favorite dressy tops, my brother’s white t-shirts, and my other brother’s church pants. oh and they also went though the dryer which usually sets a stain!

Obviously I wasn’t happy, I mean common that’s one of my favorite tops! I went online and Googled my problem, the first thing I found was something saying I should buy this “wonder” product, I’m a “take action now while I’m thinking about it” kinda girl so I kept looking. There was pretty much only one other thing I tried to and it didn’t work…. So I grabbed a bowl filled it with hot water, added some vinegar and soaked my shirt really well and wrung it out. I did this three times and I could see the dye coming out. I then simply hung it on the clothes line and waited to see if all the dye had come out and it had! I did the same thing for my brothers stuff and it worked as well.

So yeah if that ever happens to you at least try doing that.

Thanks for reading!

Elisabeth 

Blue With a Pop of Color

This morning I went to the Library with my siblings and this is what I wore.

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I love the denim skirt; I got it a couple days ago at a Thrift Store, (that’s the story of my life 😀 ).  It’s super stretchy, comfortable, and I like the color too (not to dark, not to light).

I think this outfit would be kind of boring if not for the pop of color that the camisole gives! Your thoughts?  

Outfit details:

Shirt- Reitman’s

Cami- Dollar Store 😛

Skirt- Thrift Store

Scarf- Dollar Tree

Earrings- Claries’

Sandals- Payless

Thanks for reading! I’m sorry it’s a shortish post.

Elisabeth