Modest Monday: Green Lu La Roe Perfect T (Dress?)

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Have you heard of Lu La Roe? It’s all the rage here in California and it’s popularity is spreading to other states. I have a few skirts and some leggings, in case it ever cools off enough to wear them. A few weeks ago I finally bought a Perfect T! It turned out this one is extra long, too long for a shirt, too short for a dress. I was stumped at first. Then thought I would add a strip of pretty flowered fabric to the bottom to make it longer. But I wanted to wear it before I had done that, so I wracked my brain for a temporary solution and thought of a black skirt I usually wear for ballet classes. I tried it and the flow workes perfectly with the Perfect T. πŸ™‚

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Everyone else thought so too, so this is the way I wear it. I LOVE it! It’s so comfy and the green is so pretty. It kind of fits me like a Carly, which is a new dress in the line.

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I also tried some other looks with it, and since I always want to share some more everyday outfits and modest pants ideas, but never get those photos taken, I thought we’d do that today also.

Wear it with a belt and capris!

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Didn’t know he was photographing yet, haha! πŸ™‚

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Or with jeans and boots!

Happy Monday!

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Modest Monday: Pretty Summer Florals

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A couple of weeks ago, I was digging through my closet for something yellow in celebration of my Sweetie’s birthday, as it’s his favorite, especially on redheads. And I had just worn my one yellow dress to church a couple of weeks before. As we were celebrating on Sunday, this presented a dilemma. I ended up finding a few forgotten dresses. I love that! I decided to wear this pretty floral one in a completely different way to help modernize it, but then found out about a couple of the kids I used to take care of as a nanny were getting baptized (YAY!) at their church, so I wore a different dress that would blend in more. I’m an extrovert, but don’t really like to stand out so much in a new situation. πŸ™‚

 

And it’s been TOOOOOOO long since my last Modest Monday post!!!

 

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Soooo, a week later, yesterday, I wore the pretty floral! I belted it so it was shorter and easier to walk and move in, Paired it with my lacy cardi and tan sandals and wore the mock up of the earring my girls wore in our wedding, green heart stone danglers. Of course it was another hot day, so a side braid finished it off.

 

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So my red hair shows up better. πŸ™‚ And, a certain someone doesn’t always notice things like flipped over collars. πŸ˜‰

 

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Lots of fun compliments! πŸ™‚

 

Also, because I love his new shirt so much:

 

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And he’s so handsome! πŸ™‚

 

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Have a great week! Filled with smiles!!

 

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Modest Monday: Green and Black Floral

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It’s Modest Monday time again! Yesterday I wore a repeat dress, but last weekend I wore this pretty, floral dress/skirt. I wear this little cap sleeved black top with absolutely EVERYTHING!!! It adds sleeves and modesty to all sorts of outfits, yet is also thin and cooler than most. The little thrift store cardigan is also the thinnest I’ve found for our hot, sunny weather. I love finally having a couple of longer necklaces like this one from Forever 21. I rarely shop there, but a family friend gave me the tip about their longer necklaces. And I’m still in love with these adorable sandals with the pretty flower. Thanks to the Modest Mom for that Kohl’s tip! I’m wearing earrings that same familyΒ  friend friend made for my bridal party 17 years ago. πŸ™‚ Theirs were a little fancier as mine were the prototype. I love that I can wear this outfit ANYWHERE!!! And it’s soooooo super comfy!!! πŸ™‚

 

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This one shows the coloring better.

 

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My Sweetie wanted to capture the mushrooms that have spontaneously sprouted up of course. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

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Have a great week! πŸ™‚

 

 

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Modest Monday: Football Fan Style

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I’ve never been like everyone else, which led me to much questioning as an adopted child. Although we were all redheads, it was clear that I looked different and had a different personality. It wasn’t until my 4th sister was born when I was 17 1/2 that I felt like someone looked more like me with our round faces and such. Later, I realized my 3rd brother has my personality. He’s 11 years younger.

I’ve always LOVED being feminine, and used to beg my mom, even in first grade, to let me wear dresses instead of pants. I also grew up being taught modesty, just not the reasons for it, except to not distract the boys at school. But no one had to beg me to appreciate my girly-ness. Instead I had to fight hard for it my whole life. And the more years that pass, the more I feel odd for wanting to be feminine, when most are fine dressing far too similar to men. God made me female, why would I want to look like a guy?

One area where it seems almost unforgivable to be feminine is in sports, but I don’t even like wearing t-shirts in my everyday life, so of course I don’t really love wearing them while watching sports. Actually my husband hates me in those sports t-shirts. But I love feeling more connected to my home state, my college and my college friends by watching my alma mater play football while living out of state.

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So first I bought this dress to wear during games with a yellow shirt underneath:

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Still sporty, but not so masculine.

But sometimes I need more, so even though I know everyone will think I’m weird, I’m sharing my cute and feminine Oregon Ducks outfit from last Saturday:

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This shirt doesn’t have their name or duck on it, but it’s the right color! And the skirt has both yellow and green in it. BTW: I’m making the Oregon O here. πŸ™‚

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I like being accepted, but I also like being unique. Sometimes that means I’m the only one I know like me and people think I’m odd. Sometimes I’m okay with that and sometimes I just want to be “normal.” I think we’re all constantly working on being okay with our uniqueness. That’s life! πŸ™‚

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I talk with my hands. And my Sweetie doesn’t always wait until I’m ready when he snaps photos! πŸ™‚

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GO DUCKS!!!!!!

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Modest Monday: Denim Dress Revisited

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This week I wore my favorite (read only) denim dress, but paired with different accessories than I have before. I am not a denim lover, but this dress is so soft and is perfectly cut for my body type.

I found this new jewelry on clearance at Kohl’s, because it’s considered 4th of July jewelry. But you can see how it can be worn anytime. And I have a soft spot for flowers!! πŸ™‚

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What do you think of that weird hair coming out of the side of my head? It’s always windy here. πŸ™‚

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I’m also wearing a Cami Secret instead of a tank top or Halftee because it’s too HOT here for ANYTHING extra!! Here’s how I make them work, because they don’t work the way the company sells them.

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The earrings actually came with this necklace:

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But they match both! Yay!!

And then we ended the photo session for a fight. Sigh. That’s real life. Don’t worry, we made up. πŸ™‚

It happens, as we take these after church when we’re either hungry, tired or both. We like Sunday afternoon naps if we’re home.

Have a great week!!

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Modest Monday: LuLaRoe Peach Flowers

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We took photos two weeks in a row! Yay us!! I won’t say we weren’t fighting just before taking these, but then we made each other laugh for the genuine smiles. πŸ™‚

THIS is the gorgeous LuLaRoe I bought last week, my newest piece. At the time I was torn between this and a lace navy one. And I don’t even like navy, but it fit like a dream! This one fit nearly as well, and it’s so pretty and so me! I love it even more a week later than the night I bought it!Β  πŸ™‚

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More pictures for details and coloring, and because I’m promoting LuLaRoe. πŸ™‚

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The tree makes it more fun, except that it was covered in ants!

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It was actually too hot for even this little cardigan, but I don’t wear tanks alone, so I suffered through.

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And here’s my pretty jewelry. You can’t see the turquoise in the skirt from these photos, but it’s there. And wouldn’t you know it, I found the missing, matching earrings TODAY! Haha! C’est la vie!

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Have a great week everyone!!

And here’s a little more about LuLaRoe.

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Modest Monday: Turquoise and White With New Flowered Bag

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I wore this outfit a few weeks ago and I’m finally getting around to sharing it today!

I just sort of stumbled on this combination and fell in love. It’s such a great, casual outfit for any day and I love it. And my new flowered bag from Pay Less matches perfectly!

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I’m so squinty here!

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Happy Monday…or is it Wednesday?!! πŸ™‚

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Modest Monday: My Favorite (Flowered) Dress

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I shared about this dress before HERE, but it never received it’s proper attention, as it IS my FAVORITE dress!!! I rarely pay full price for things like clothes, but I was too scared to lose out on this pretty dress, so I bought it, then and there! Β  A year and a half later and it’s still my favorite!! πŸ™‚

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The dress was a tad short, so I added a strip of lace along the hem.

I just ADORE flowers!!

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I still love this jewelry from Connor Inspires Amy on ETSY.

We tried a new spot for photos at my in-law’s and I LOVE seeing the GREEN behind me!!

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I found the beautiful dress at Target.

Happy Monday!

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Modest Monday: Green and Cream Daisies

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Happy Monday! It’s the day after Resurrection Day and time for a Modest Monday post, so here’s what I wore yesterday! I bought this gorgeous dress from Kohl’s last summer for my Ellie costume from “Up” for a Pixar themed party. I LOVE it!!!

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Here are the beautiful details of the dress:

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I wore a tank halftee underneath for more coverage and my white cardigan. My friend gave me the “He is Risen” necklace, but it didn’t exactly match, and necklaces looked odd with this beautiful lace neckline. So I took the pendant off of the chain and pinned it onto my cardigan. πŸ™‚

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My brand new shamrock ring!!! When we were engaged and looking for my wedding ring, we couldn’t find what I had always dreamed of since high school, a shamrock ring with three emeralds and a diamond in the center. I finally found one at Avon, but it was silver coated. Then I found this one months ago at shopirish.com, but it was sold out. 😦 I figured my chance was over…but then it finally showed up again!!! Yay, sterling silver so I can wear it everyday. I’m super happy! It isn’t exactly what I had imagined, but i”m happy with it! πŸ™‚

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Hope you all had a wonderful Resurrection Day!!

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Modest Monday: Shamrock Edition

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Haha! Two weeks later, here we go! Celebrating and having WordPress issues has made my Irish Day posts take longer, sadly. I like to share photos and the photos weren’t loading any way that I tried! But here we go finally! So, For Modest Monday, here’s what I wore the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a good thing we enjoy the Irish culture year round! πŸ™‚

I made this little jacket several years agoΒ  and I still love it. πŸ™‚

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I absolutely LOVE these new shoes! They are a Mary Jane style with wee heels and would be great for swing dancing or a more comfortable version of character shoes…says the dancer. πŸ™‚

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See what I mean?

And this pretty, elegant jewelry was a gift from my in-laws.

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I’ve had this barrette since college…so just a little while…ahem. Haha!

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It was yet another hot day, so my hair was up in a messy bun with the barrette around the hair bands.

Now, how about these brand new rings? The shamrock one is from Avon and the flower is from Kohl’s. I LOVE them!!!

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I’ve been needing a temporary wedding ring as I’ve gained weight and live with hot, swollen fingers a lot in our summery climate. So, I wore this one while I waited for another one to arrive.

I find it fun to dress in festive clothing, do you?

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