Wednesday, June 8, 2011

She Wears Skirts... Some of the Time!

This is my post where I am participating in a week in skirts link up!

Amy, the blogger, talks about both modesty and femininity, two issues close to my heart. Especially now that I have two young daughters of my own! Now, I don't believe that women have to wear skirts to be modest, but I must say that I myself notice a difference on how I am treated in public when I wear skirts. I firmly believe that if you dress like a lady (along with a lady like attitude) that you will be treated like a lady. I think a Godly attitude (love, patience, kindness, gentleness, patience, ect...) is far more important than anything we put on our bodies. But, the world sees what is on the outside first and how we look sends a message. When people look at us do they notice our kind attitude and our love of the Lord, or are our pants so tight and our skirts so low that that is the first thing they notice?

I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and proprietary, not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls or expensive clothing.

1 Timothy 2:9

There are many different views on modesty, but I believe the first part of the above verse is our guideline "I also want woman to dress modestly" A lot of this is common sense, if you shirt hangs far too low or if when you bend over you have to be afraid of your bottom showing, that's not modest. When the verse talks about not braiding hair or wearing pearls or expensive clothing, that doesn't mean God does not want us to wear jewelry or braid our hair, but that should not be our main focus. When we walk outside we should be confident not because of how we look that day, but because we serve the Lord our God, the creator of the universe! Now that should give us confidence!
I think nice fitting jeans or shorts can be just as modest as a skirt, but after reading many of the posts about femininity in general, I am inspired more now than ever to embrace my femininity and wear a skirt every once in awhile!

Anyway, we are posting a week's worth of skirts! Not necessarily a photo of everyday the past week when we have wore a skirt, but photos from when we have wore skirts. Thankfully they don't have to be terribly recent, because in most photos I could find I'm wearing maternity jeans or sweat pants. With 2 babies in 2 years, what I wear really has been the last thing on my mind, most days I look just look for the sweat pants that look the cleanest, lol :)
Anyway, here goes!

Day 1:This is one of my favorite dresses! I found it at a walmart in Missouri for only $10.00! I used to wear it a lot, even while going fishing as seen here. Since having my babies it doesn't quite fit, but my goal is to lose enough where I can fit back into it this summer in August when we go to Texas for vacation!

Day 2 :Hhmm.. another walmart dress. :) When you find a cute dress at walmart for $15.00 you can't go wrong! This is another favorite! I have not been able to wear it the past two summers because it made breastfeeding impossible, but I plan on being able to wear it lots this year! It's pretty, flowey and not to dressy. I always feel so feminine when I wear this :)

Day 3
I honestly don't remember where I got the black skirt from or the white one underneath it. But when I do where a skirt, this is the one I normally wear. It's flowly, not to dressy, matches anything and I can easy move and not feel restricted. This one is probably my favorite!

Day 4
My summer dress! I bought this dress from a boutique store in the mall the day I met my husband for the first time :) So it's extra special to me. I have not been able to wear it for the same reason as the above mentioned dress, but I look forward to wearing it this summer:)

Day 5
The new dress! I found this at Target for $12.00. I love the vintage look! It is a tad on the shorter side, but I can always add a bit of a longer skirt undernith it (like I do with my black skirt) or I can add a pair of capri leggings. Whenever I get a new anything I try it for the hubby and ask him his opionion. He is always so great with helping me pick out the perfect thing :)

Day 6
My brown skirt, another favorite!!! This photo was yesterday. Try not to look at the couch in the background. When we got married I picked out white couchs... I know.... we even knew we planned on having kids right away... I still wanted the stinkin white couchs. Silly in love newly wed bliss :)

Day 7
Same dress, different day. I just love white cotton dresses! So summery and pretty! Hubby and I have a secret favorite place we like to go to down by Lake Michagan. We were there this day :)

So there is my week in dresses!


Amy Jo said...

I enjoyed your week of dresses, thanks for sharing!

Amy Jo

Gail said...

Thank you for sharing! I'm new to the skirt wearing idea and have been following the link-up from Amy's to check out what everyone does! :)

Jessi said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I also am not a full-time skirt wearer and appreciate you sharing your views on modesty. :) Love the white dress!!

Erin said...

Beautiful pictures! I, too, love dresses, but I've been breastfeeding on and off for the past 10.5 years, so I don't own many. Thanks for posting!

~Heather said...

Beautiful pictures!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today :)

Grateful for Grace said...

So cute! I love the layering skirts idea. I never seem to remember it. Need to write it down somewhere. Now, where is a pen?? ;)

It's fun seeing some of the women following the series.

Amy @ Raising Arrows said...

How fun! I don't think they have cute dresses/skirts in the WalMart where I live. :( But the thrift stores are a treasure trove!
Thank you so much for linking up!

Anonymous said...

Ι wish this wаs on androiԁ... howevеr if it did I would
ϳust makе stuff like this all day and not get
аnything dοne...

Review my ωeb-site ... best personal loan