Refashion Project

  1. PicMonkey CollageDyed this lace tunic. It was originally kind of a skin tone shade of pink, but now it is royal blue (see top left photo).
  2. Then, I decided to use some of the material from the bottom of the tunic to add sleeves and raise the neckline, thus shortening it into a blouse length. It was quite a tricky task, especially the neckline (I was originally more nervous about the sleeves, but they turned out better than I had hoped). But, considering I’d never really sewn lace material, I was rather pleased with the results. 🙂
  3. I also made the skirt from a dress (several years ago).
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Dress Re-fashion

As you can tell, I shortened the sleeves, but I also made the skirt of it to tea-length (before, it was almost ankle length). So now I can wear this in not-so-cold weather *and* cold weather (I can layer it with a cardigan or jacket).

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Mash Up {Outfits Post}

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{Outfit No. 1}

– top {thrifted}

– pants {gifted}

– wedges {thrifted– I actually purchased them the day that photo was taken}

– “glasses” {just my sunglasses with their lenses taken out}

Side note: Isn’t my friend Kelsey the cutest?! XD And she has such an awesome sense of style! 😉

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{Outfit No. 2}

– top {thrifted}

– vest {thrifted blouse that I refashioned}

– jeans {gifted}

– shoes {Kohls}

– necklace {won in a giveaway}

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– blouse {thrifted}

– belt {gifted?}

– skirt {gifted– originally a tunic/dress that I refashioned into a skirt}

– necklace {same as in outfit no. 2}

Adrean S. {Guest Outfit Post}

Adrean is one of the youth leaders at my church. Anyway, I just adore her sense of style, and so I snapped a few photos of her outfit on Resurrection Day and asked her if I could post them here.

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{Outfit Specs}

Blouse: thrifted

Cardigan: Stage

Scarf: borrowed from her grandma

Boots: giftted

Jeans –  TJMax.

Necklace: family heirloom

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My Take {Modesty}

I know that this subject is a very controversial one, but anyway– just wanted to weigh in on it for a bit. Mind you, nothing too philosophical, but kind of just off the top of my head.

First off, I certainly can’t say I have much of a concreted belief on the whole subject– my view is kind of “evolving” as I learn more about what it means to be a Christ follower.

^That^ being said, I don’t want to come across like I’ve figured out this whole thing (’cause I haven’t), but this is just my understanding of the subject.

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This is a good place to insert the definition of modesty (according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Emphasis my own):

Modesty
[moduh-stee]

noun, plural modesties.

1. the quality of being modest; freedom from vanity, boastfulness, etc.
2. regard for decency of behavior, speech, dress, etc.
3. simplicity; moderation.
  • The whole reason we wear clothing: Adam and Eve (in the Garden of Eden– see Genesis chapter 3, in particular verses 6, 7, 11, 12, 21) were unashamedly naked. But when they sinned, they became ashamed [of their nakedness]. The need for a covering/clothing is a direct result of Adam and Eve’s sin. A really interesting part of it all is that their sin was based in pride (the opposite of the definition of modesty/propriety/moderation, by the way)– they figured they knew better than God. (see Genesis 3:1-7)
  • I believe that clothes shouldn’t draw attention to ourselves (once again– pride). Rather we should seek to draw attention, with the end result being God’s glorification, to the work we do in God’s name. (1 Peter 3:3-4; 1 Timothy 2:8-10)
  • Motives. What are our motives for wearing a certain garment? If our motives are based in pride (the opposite of modesty/propriety/moderation)– seeking to show-off how fancy we are, or even trying to show off how we’re-“so-good-because-we’re-not-wearing-revealing-clothes” (the holier-than-thou attitude); then we’re sinning. (Proverbs 16:18; Proverbs 18:12; Proverbs 21:4; 1 Timothy 6:17; 1 John 2:16) If our motives are to receive sexual attention from those who aren’t our spouse, then we are sinning. (Hebrews 13:4)
  • Self control. A lot of times, Christians seem to consign “modesty” to the role of a woman; and tend to also focus on “tangible modesty” (i.e. clothing). Men need to use self-control, so as not to think impure thoughts about women (among other things)– no matter what the women are wearing/acting/saying. *Side note*, I firmly believe that women need to use self-control in their thought life as well (we can just as easily think lustful thoughts about a guy, which is a sin– see Matthew 5:27,28). It’s also important for all Christians (men and women) to implement modesty  in the way we dress (and think, speak and act)– as in, not wearing gaudy clothing, or having the wrong motives for wearing something that isn’t gaudy in our perception (a.k.a a plain t-shirt and jeans can be immodest if we have wrong motives/intentions). 
So according to the definition (at the top of this post), modesty isn’t a tangible thing. It’s an ideal. An attitude. And as we know, attitudes are made evident in not only our actions, but also our clothing choices. Once again, it goes back to your motives.
As Christians, we should seek to bring glory to Christ’s name, not our name (Psalm 29:1; Psalm 115:1; Romans 16:27; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Ephesians 3:21; Philippians 4:20; 1 Timothy 1:17).That, my dear friends, is true modesty.

Outfits Post

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{Outfit}:

Shirt (chambray): thrifted gift

Blouse: borrowed from my sister

Skirt: gift

Shoes: gift

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{Outfit}:

Blouse: thrifted

Bolero/shrug: thrifted

Necklace: made by me

Skirt: thrifted

Shoes: gift

 

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{Outfit}:

Shirt (chambray): thrifted

Undershirt: gift

Skirt: thrifted

Leggings: gift

Sandals: garage sale

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{Outfit}:

Dress: made by me

Sash (it’s really a scarf): gift

Shoes: borrowed from a sister

Floral crown: made by me

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{Outfit}:

Dress: made by me

Cape: made by me (refashioned)

Quiver, bow and arrows: borrowed from my brother

 

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{Outfit}:

Blouse: gift

Dirndl (jumper/dress): made by me

Shoes: borrowed from my sister

Brooch: gift (was my great-grandma’s)

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{Outfit}:

Dress: Etsy

Hat: from an antique mall

Earrings: borrowed from my sister

Necklace: gift

Bracelet: gift

Gloves: borrowed from my sister

Clutch: Etsy

 

 

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{Outfit}:

Dress: thrifted (I think)

Fascinator/hat: made by me

Clutch: Etsy

Earrings: Borrowed from my sister

Bracelet: Gift

Hair comb: borrowed from my Mom’s (used to be my great-grandma’s)