Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Autumn Colors (#33)

Autumn Colors (#33)

Cinch shirt
$19 - bonprix.de

Forever 21
forever21.com

Old navy
oldnavy.gap.com

Flat shoes
maurices.com

Autumn Colors (#32)

Autumn Colors (#31)

Autumn Colors (#30)

Autumn Colors (#30)

Wallis orange top
wallisfashion.com

Fat Face cable knit cardigan
$62 - johnlewis.com

Girls
kohls.com

C l a s s y-in-the-city
photography.nationalgeographic.com

Autumn Colors (#29)

Autumn Colors (#28)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Today's Scripture

“This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.” 

(John 3:19-21)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Classic Saturday {No. 3}

Today's costume (Edwardian Era - 1901-1910):



 These photos were taken in 2010, when we visited some relatives. My whole outfit is borrowed from my cousin, Marissa. She also kindly french-braided my hair. :) I loved the dress, though it felt like I was going to make it burst (it was a tad too small). It reminded me of something that would be worn on the Titanic. The shoes, hairstyle and hat aren't exactly accurate to the time period, but we were improvising! :D

You are welcome to join in by posting your costumes (one per week) on your blog, then leaving a comment with your link so others can enjoy your outfit. :) You can mix up eras too, if you want. =) 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Awkward and Awesome Thursday {No. 3}



Awkward:
  • Hauling a whole bunch of clothing down the stairs, and outside to my backyard--- so I could take photos for this post. Thankfully no neighbors were outside (at least none that I could see)
  • Holding a baby while trying to get a drink out of a water "tank", you know one like this:

photo credit

  • Going quickly down the stairs in my nicest (really loooooong) dress, and slightly tripping on it. Thankfully didn't fall down the stairs. 8) And yup, we were leaving for a wedding when that happened. :P
  • My little brother talking loudly about something pertaining to church politics-- inside of a church building. Oh, dear. :D
Awesome:
  •  Going to said friend's wedding. It was a sweet, God-honoring ceremony. Sadly, we didn't get very many photos, and the ones we took weren't all that great. 
The groom and bride (Erich and Elizabeth E.)

  •  Getting to meet a young lady whom I had met via her blog. She (and her Mom and two sisters) attended the same wedding we did on Saturday. 
 Allie M. and yours-truly
My sisters and I got to talk (for like 40 minutes) to Allie and her sister Katrina. We really hit it off, and laughed a lot. =) I'm glad we met them! Oh, and what I am wearing is NOT my nicest dress that I referred to above. I changed clothing after the ceremony and reception.
  •   Going to church with two friends, and meeting their room-mate/friend, Jake. :) Then going to Bible study at some other friends' house and visiting with them and two other families.
  • My "nephew" and "niece" (and their parents) moving back to Texas. They had moved from Texas to Michigan (where they were originally from) back in June. I am so glad they're back! 
  •  Playing some epic Ultimate Frisbee and volleyball with a bunch of new (and old) friends on Monday night. =) I love both sports, but espcially volleyball. :)

Autumn Fashion {Outfits Post}

I thought I'd share several outfits that I came up with, using clothing that my sisters and I own. I hope they inspire you--- it is possible to dress modestly but cute too!

Semi-dressy (outfit #1):

Blouse: thrifted (for probably $2)
Tank: thrifted (around $3)
Skirt: thrifted (about $5)
Shoes: thrifted (about $2)

Everything in this outfit but the shoes are Abby's-- the shoes are Phoebe's (I think).

A better look at the skirt
Semi-dressy (outfit #2)

Blouse: thrifted (around $2)
Skirt (same as in outfit 1): thrifted
Shoes: thrifted (for around $2)
Necklace: gift from Grandma
 Belt (not shown in photo): thrifted (about $1.50)

Abby owns everything in this oufit, except for the belt (which is mine).
A better look at the belt

Dressy (outfit #3):

I forgot to add these in the photo. 8}
Blouse: thrifted (for about $2)
Cardigan: gift from friends for my last Birthday 
Skirt: same as in outfits 1 and 2
Boots: thrifted (for about $5)
Hairpins: gift 
 
 I own the cardigan, hair pins and boots, and Abby owns the blouse and skirt. 

Western Style (outfit #4):

Blouse: thrifted (about $1.50)
 Skirt: thrifted (about $3)
Boots: Target (around $25)
Belt: gift (I think)

Abby owns the blouse and belt, and Phoebe owns the skirt and boots. Abby used to have boots exactly like the ones above. :)

A better look at the skirt from the above outfit

I also paired this headband with the Western outfit, but forgot to put it in the outfit photo. Oops!

Semi-dressy (outfit #5):
 

Blouse: thrifted (about $2)
Tunic: thrifted (about $2)
Skirt: thrifted (same as in outfit 4)
Boots: Target (same as in outfit 4)

Abby owns the blouse, I own the tunic, and Phoebe owns the skirt and boots.


Dressy (outfit #6):

Blouse: thrifted (about $2)
Hair tie/belt:  thrifted (it came with the blouse)
Cardigan: gift from friends on my last Birthday 
Shoes: thrifted (same as in outfit 2)
Cardigan, blouse and hair tie are mine. The skirt and shoes are Abby's.


Semi-dressy (outfit #7):

Blouse: thrifted (about $3)
Skirt: Kohl's (about $12)
Shoes: thrifted (same as in outfits 2 and 6)

A better look at the skirt from outfit 7
Dressy (outfit #8):

 Blouse: thrifted (about $2)
Skirt: thrifted (about $4)
Necklace: gift from Grandma
Shoes: thrifted (about $3 each pair)

The blouse, skirt and shoes (on the left) are Phoebe's. The necklace is mine, and the shoes (on the right) are Abby's.

A closer look at the skirt from outfit 8

Semi-dressy/Western (outfit #9):
 

Blouse: thrifted (in a $1 bag)
Undershirt: Target (I think-- not sure on price)
Skirt: Kohls (same as in outfit 7)
Boots: Target (same as in outfits 4 and 5)

I own the blouse. Phoebe owns the undershirt, the skirt and the boots.
Semi-dressy (outfit #10):


Blouse: thrifted (I think-- about $3)
Skirt: thrifted (same as in outfit 8)
Boots: thrifted (same as in outfit 3)

Phoebe owns the blouse and skirt, and I own the boots.


Casual (outfit #11):


Blouse: thrifted (about $2)
Skirt: thrifted (same as in outfits 4 and 5)
Boots: Target (same as in outfits 4, 5 and 9)
 

A better look at the blouse. It is a purple-y blue color, with flowers. =)

 I was going to do another outfit, but it seems that I deleted the photo (accidentally). :( Oh well, I'll save it for some other time!