Hey y’all! Long time no post. I’ve had a fabulous week doing 600 miles (plus the 670 miles I rode) of driving and visiting friends! Thought I’d share some photos my fab friend Rachel the Photographer grabbed before we parted ways on Friday.

 And share my new clothing finds with y’all. πŸ˜‰

 Me, Rach, and Emma

 Matching sisters. Seriously, we do it by accident. I changed my earrings one day because we looked like twins.

 Cat. 

 I went shopping with friends on Wednesday and found some awesome sales at Kohl’s and Target!

 Shirt: Kohl’s ($6)
Tank: Target ($6)
Skirt: Made by me ($5)
Flip flops: Target ($10)
Necklace: Beach shop (sister’s. :))
Earrings: Walmart ($1)

 Its a chevron kind of week. Rachel did my nails with a toothpick and I decorated my iPhone case with scotch tape and nail polish. πŸ™‚

 I loooove the tank I got at Target. It’s totally high enough, yet fitting, has wide straps, and is super cute with the rucheing. πŸ™‚

And I’ll leave you with this breathtaking picture:

I’ll probably be off this week too… we’ll see. πŸ™‚ Miss y’all!

Anybody else find these tanks?

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41 thoughts on “Yo Again”

  1. Is the grey tank Merona brand? If so, I have the same one. It's a great, modest tank that I love to wear. Unfortunately, I got a stain on it the other day, so it's now a pajama top.

  2. My sister has three of those Merona ruffle tanks, and my Mom has one! Unfortunately, I'm still too small for a women's XS, but I did find a ruffly modest tank like that at Kohl's the other day in my size! πŸ™‚

  3. Cute outfits! I love your blog!!!

    I don't mean to "crash the party" but I was curious if you could spread the word about a girl greatly needing our prayer? She was a victim in the Aurora Shooting incident.

    You can twitter at #readytobelieve4petra and @SupportPetra ….

    Or you could link to Pure Femininity's blogpost about it: http://pure-femininity.blogspot.com/2012/07/prayers-and-funding-for-petra-anderson.html

    Or you could link directly to her site: http://www.indiegogo.com/readytobelieve

    She is a fantastic Christian girl who helps a lot of others and could now use some help herself. Her life and surviving this disaster is a miracle: http://bstrait.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/a-miracle-inside-the-the-aurora-shooting-one-victims-story/

    If you don't wish to, I appreciate it…but every prayer helps! God bless — and thanks again for your awesome blog. I hope I didn't offend you by posting this, but this is something near and dear to my heart.

  4. You all look so cute, haha! And I love your nails! Sounds like you had an awesome time on your visit.(:

    ~Vicki
    deckedoutinruffles,blogspot.com

  5. I forgot to tell you in my earlier comment, but it was funny, because I was just thinking a few minutes ago that I hadn't seen any posts from you in awhile, and then I pulled up my blogger feed and there was this post! What a pleasant surprise. ^^

  6. Cute pictures! I can't believe you were in Ohio ~ I live there! Too bad we didn't run into each other shopping or something… it would have been fun to meet you in person! Love the tank top! I think I just might need to get one!

  7. You all look lovely! *Sigh* I wish I could find good tank tops. Of the two I bought last week at WalMart (under inspiration from you πŸ˜‰ neither of them are too terribly comfortable around the underarm area. One has adjustable straps and the other doesn't, I shorted it using your method, but they still bother me. I suppose it's just something you have to get used to?

    1. Underarm comfort has never really been an issue for me, but I have friends who it bothers. My advice is usually just "deal with it" but my friends don't think that's very feeling, so they just spend a little longer looking for tanks. Sometimes just buying a size up helps them. πŸ™‚

  8. Yes..I've been buying those tanks since last year. I just got two more for my last birthday so now I have a total of eight tanks! I like them so much…we always wait till they go on sale then snatch up as many as we can!:)

  9. How fun, Olivia! I just love your style. And tell Rachel that her photography is just stunning. Then again, she DID have beautiful models. πŸ™‚

  10. Dear Olivia,
    I have looked at your blog for some time now, and while I appreciate the effort that you put out for all of your viewers, I wanted to share some of my heart with you.
    Modesty is not just covering up our main limbs, and that which should be reserved for our husbands-it is the desire to honor God in our dress, and the attempt to wear clothes that do not cause others to sin in their thoughts. We are accountable before God and man in regards to our bodies, and how we cover them, and this ought to enable us to process our own convictions and ideals. If we lack these, we are prone to self-injury and the misleading of others.
    You wrote that you prefer to emphasize the hips in order to define the outline of your figure, and that loose articles of clothing should not be paired together in an outfit. This being a means of avoiding the home-schooled look.
    God made woman, and He made her beautiful, but in a fallen world full of sin, it is essential that we retain the mystery and disguise of our shapeliness. My mother has often told me that a man will be more likely to notice a woman who holds a modest and feminine mystique, than a girl who is on display.
    If we cause our brothers in Christ to sin, and we continue to do so knowingly, we are stumbling blocks. I believe the verse to be in 1 Peter, but there is a Scripture that says, "To him (or her) who knows to do good, and does it not, to him (or her) it is sin."
    I often struggle with the hardship of being modest in this day and age, but if I can in any way say this to you as one sister in Christ to another, then I have been strengthened. The hips and the chest are areas of our body that ought not to be covered with near skin tight clothing. We must be strong, and ask God to give us the courage to say no to our flesh, that we might not trip up our dear brothers in Him.
    Olivia, you are a lovely girl, and you appear to have a heart for the God who created you. I ask that you would think about what I have tried to share, and believe that I share this in love. If this is offensive, I cannot apologize, for God has given me a passion for life, and I am trying to learn how to honor Him in word, deed, thought, and dress.
    Sincerely,
    Arci

    1. Arci, thank you so much for sharing your heart with me! I hope all my readers feel they can address concerns freely, especially in such a godly manner as you have done.
      My words should not be taken as law, and often, I say things that should not be taken too far or be read into too much. I'm a flawed human. So, please don't take my words about emphasizing hips too far. A quick survey of the Bible (and male opinions) has shown me that hips are not usually considered a stumbling block. Chest- yes, hips- rarely. Isaiah 3:16 says "swaying" hips were a characteristic of the women of Zion, but this could be an issue even with modest clothing. Also, I would not condone dressing immodestly to avoid a stereotype, as your quote of me kind of suggests. πŸ™‚

      I always pray about how tight/figure-hugging my clothing should be in order to not be a stumbling block to the average man, and, currently, what I wear reflects what I am convicted about. (Although this particular shirt was a little tighter than I prefer normally. Since posting I've decided to wear it stretched out. :D) It also reflects my father's modesty standards for his daughters, so I also feel I am honoring my earthy father. I realize that many people are convicted about things to a different level, and, presently, the Lord has not asked me to wear looser clothing. I believe what I wear to be honoring to Him and reflective of the beauty He has created in this world. Thank you for sharing with me, but please don't be offended if I continue dressing in the way I feel honors my Savior. One day me or my Daddy may be convicted about this, but until then, I hope we can still be friends. πŸ™‚

    2. Dear Olivia,
      Thank-you for your reply. I was glad to hear your thoughts, and am grateful for the fact that you have tried to honor your father, and abide by his standards. And as to Isaiah 3:16, swaying hips are a form of female swagger, if you will, not a mode of dress. I will once more politely disagree, and say that the hips are a part of a woman's charm and allure, and ought not to be emphasized.
      I meant no harm to you, and appreciate your awareness of modesty. You are a young woman who obviously is o.k. with an honest observation. But I am glad that you allowed me to speak of what was on my heart, and I respect your standards. I was in no way insinuating that you dress in your style to avoid a certain look; forgive me if it sounded that way. I was merely concerned that you were uncomfortable with the homeschooled look.
      And yes, you are a sister in Christ, and I will always see you as a friend in Him. May He bless you as you seek to honor Him.
      Sincerely, Arci

  11. I love your outfit! Pairing the grey tank with the yellow striped shirt was pure genius! I know I would have never thought of that. πŸ˜›
    I love tanks that have a high-neck but I've never been able to find tank tops that are high-necked. I think I found one once at the Cato Fashion store in town, and maybe one at a consignment shop (but I can't remember the name brand of that one).

  12. I LOVVVVVVVVVE your blog!! And all your outfits are SO beautiful!!! I love all the skirts you make! I sooooooo want to learn to make skirts! You are beautiful and modest… I love that!!!

  13. I looooove your nails they are so cute! Whate kind of nail polish do you use? How long does it last?
    Hannah

  14. My sisters, mother, and I have been getting these tanks since last year. We simply love them and layer them with everything. So far they are the best layering piece we've found. I warn you, you may find yourself going back and getting more colors!! πŸ™‚
    These pictures are very cute!

  15. Olivia,

    I would not agree with your analysis of hips not being a stumbling block. Outlining the body creates an image that Christian ladies should not wish to display. Tight clothes outline the body.

  16. Yes! I found these tank tops at Target too! They're LOVELY. Perfect fit, Comfortable (in every way), and darling. I got a red one, white one, and a patterned blue and white one. i love them all. You and your friends are so cute together!
    lovely posts! aimee

  17. Dear, Olivia
    I absolutely love that skirt! Although this comment is 4 years after you posted this article, I really would love to see how you made your skirt. πŸ™‚
    Blessings,
    Maddie

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