It’s snowing outside today, and was white this morning. Yesterday Mrs. Douglass said it was one of the latest snows she had ever seen in Tennessee in all the years she’s lived here. Can April 2013 really already be on the horizon?
We’ve been a sick home lately–Emily is in her room with sniffles listening to an audio version of Anne of Green Gables, Cody’s in the basement, mom’s resting in her room. Me? Just listening to lectures by Dr. Jeff Myers.
For the outfits below, I’m finding I often enjoy tucking my shirts in when I wear skirts and adding a belt with an outside cardigan or coat. It’s easy to take summer shirts and make them wearable for winter time if you have solid cardigans to wear over the short sleeves.
This is also one of my first winters to buy dark brown and black leggings so I can wear shorter skirts without freezing. I’ve found that leggings go a long way with a cute pair of winter boots. Though I do greatly enjoy my cowgirl boots, I’m finding for some outfits they’re what my mom and I might call “clodhoppery” (i.e. too bulky…you can almost see this in my navy blue skirt outfit below) and flats are a better choice.
One other thing. I used to love shirts with patterns and that was about all I owned. However, I’m finding that solids in general go alot further, especially in Tennessee winters when layering is nice. Solids are also more flexible for patterned skirts. However, I think vice versa works too (patterned skirts with solid tops, as you can see below in the blue shirt, patterned skirt outfit).
And girls? I’d love to hear your ideas or thoughts in the comment section! Feel free to share for the sake of other readers (and myself) things you’ve found helpful in your own pursuit of dressing for the Lord modestly, on a budget~ I know it’s always helpful to hear other’s ideas or suggestions as they’re walking this similar journey…
Shirt dress: Store in CO whose name I can’t remember. : P
Hairbow? Was mine as a little girl.
Scarf: Shawl from a dress outfit I had as a little girl.
(The second picture is the face “Mom, you were supposed to stop snapping when we said we were done…why are you still taking pictures?”) ;)
White t-shirt: Target?
Scarf: Christopher and Banks
Boots: Figured it out yet?
Shirt: I think mom got it from Walmart or Target…
Hat: Target or Walmart…years ago.
(Credit for the first couple photos goes to mom. However, the last four pictures were taken by Khloe…)