Longing for Days Gone By

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The other day, I spent some time with Emma looking through my most precious keepsake from my Grandma who passed away a few years ago.  It is a book she put together for her high school senior project in 1949.  She chose fashion as her theme for her project and inside the book she pasted numerous magazine cutouts of styles from that era including hair, casual wear, evening wear, lingerie, shoes, etc.  It is such a special treasure I will always have.

Something struck me that day as I fingered through the pages.  I realized how much I long for those days when styles were so much more modest and elegant.  Feminine beauty wasn’t about looking sexy (even in their lingerie back then-think LONG satin slips!) or alluring.  They had it right by realizing that you don’t have to show skin to look beautiful.

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I’ve always thought how fun it would be to do some modeling, but I would have such a huge list of what I wouldn’t be willing to do!  No one would hire me. HA! That’s why I love blogging because I get to pick exactly what I wear and how I pose. I try to be careful in my decisions about those things.  Modesty is important to me. It can take more work sometimes, but it’s so worth it.

That’s why I love it when I come across a company that has the same ideals as I do.  Modest Modern Mama is a boutique that features affordable and modest pieces.  But guys, they are seriously SO cute.  I may or may not want pretty much everything in the shop 😉 I am wearing this top and these jeggings in this look.  A pair of black ripped knee pants have been on my list for a while, and these are so perfect, especially with their elastic waist band! Hello comfy! You can’t beat the price either ($32)! The dottie top ($32) is so pretty. I love the detailing on it, the beautiful buttons, and the flowy design.

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Something I want to encourage all my friends-both those young and more mature, is to be aware of how you are presenting yourself in what you wear.  I can’t tell you specific rules of DON’T WEAR THIS or DON’T POSE LIKE THAT in a photo, but I can say, be careful, and don’t just go along with what everyone else is doing.  I have had times when I wore something just because every one else was doing it.  It’s definitely a learning, growing process in modesty.

One time I had my dad come over to look at an outfit I had put together, before I posted photos of it, just to get his advice about it’s modesty.  Did I have to have his approval being 28 years old? No, but I knew He would give good advice.  Always be willing to be teachable and ask other people’s opinion who are older and wiser.  Trust me! You’ll be amazed at the wisdom you gain.

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I hope this post encourages you ladies.  It can be hard going against the grain, but we have each other to rally around!  This will be my last post before Christmas, so I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas celebrating Jesus’ birth and spending time with family.



P.S. This post was done in collaboration with Modest Modern Mama. The clothes were gifted to me and such a blessing!



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