don’t have very many shoes and alot of the more casual shoes like
sneakers don’t seem to go with my long or medium skirts and dresses.
Alot of flats are made really poorly with no padding for comfort. And
heels of course, are pretty but impractical for daily chores and
outings. Do you have any suggestions?
If I had $58, it would go towards these. Perfect for summer jump roping! 😉
I’m in love with the above TOMS. Seriously adorbs and the perfect blend of casual/classy. I personally rarely wear flats because they never fit me correctly, and they’re never comfortable. So, that leaves boots, flip flops, Keds, TOMS, and the like. One of my friends has these in white and they are the cutest thing ever- she wears them in the creek even! So awesome. I think I’ve seen some knock-offs, too.
I have a pair of patterned Keds (can’t find mine on the site, but these are on sale for $20 right now and SO cute. I want them.) that I found at the thrift store that I wear when I’ll be biking or something. I also wear this pair of loafers a lot. The ends of laces hanging everywhere are one of my pet peeves, so when the rare occasion comes up that I wear my tennis shoes with a skirt (usually a long denim one to play soccer), I tie my laces and then tuck them in so you can’t see them. 😛 My tennis shoes that I love look like this but light brown:
I hope that helps a little. Shoes are so important and a huge part of an outfit.
Postmilennialism. This isn’t a theology blog, and don’t plan on turning this into one, but honestly, it’s inspiring. Postmilennialism is, in short, an end-times theology that holds that instead of things just getting worse and worse until Christ returns, things will get better and better, and Christ will be triumphant here on earth before He returns. What does this have to do with fashion? The orthopraxy between the two views is astonishingly different.
If we believe that things will only get worse and worse, what’s the point of striving to make things better? Although we don’t need another reason besides that the Bible tells us to do it, what reason would we have to dress modestly and encourage others in the same if it’s not going to do any long-term good? Why not just give up and maybe Christ will return sooner if things get bad enough?
If, however, we believe that the Great Commission asks us to, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.” (Matt. 28:18-20) then it becomes our great pleasure to strive for encouraging other believers towards “observing all things that I have commanded you”. When we dress, we’re to be making the world a better place! What we wear matters. Our clothes can be an evangelism tool. The fabric we drape around ourselves can help give our children and grand children a more Christ-centered nation. It may seem a little far fetched, but if we can be excited about it, it changes our entire attitude and ultimately our lives. God’s ways are the best way.
I don’t get dressed in the morning with words like “postmilennialism”, “orthopraxy”, and “great commission” bouncing around in my head, but I do walk into my closet remembering the smiles, attitudes, and great modesty ideas of my friends who share this vision for cultural reformation. They’re my inspiration.
I realize not everyone holds this view, and that’s okay. But, I felt it was important for y’all to know where I’m coming from and where I have my sights set. It is a huge part of who I am.
I am so thankful for the godly women God has placed in my life at all stages to encourage me to sparkle. 😀
There are a lot of tests online to help with deciding what is modest or not- after a quick google search, I found these two helpful links:
My own morning tests are usually just visual- is my bust outlined by a tight shirt? Where do your eyes immediately go when you look at me? Is it my chest? Does my skirt fit too tight around my rear? Is my skirt too short? Otherwise, if I walk downstairs and Daddy doesn’t say anything to the contrary, I’m good. 😀
Thrift and the medium-end department stores. Sears, JCPenny’s, and Khol’s are my favorites. Walmart, too. I don’t get to go clothes shopping except like twice a year if that, so Walmart is awesome for getting a little “closet pick-me-up” every once in a while. I only buy on clearance at Walmart though- otherwise the quality isn’t worth it. 🙂
Well, long story short we moved to be near our church. Our church just happens to be very agrarian-minded, so here we are happily in the country. We also wanted to be able to be self-sustaining if we needed to be and wanted to try our hand at raising our own food. 🙂 We’ve since found out that it’s a ton of work. 😛