How to Be Modest and in Style – Photo Journey #2
By Rita Davidson
Earlier on my Facebook page, I shared a confession. I admitted to being a big, I mean huge, fan of scarves! YES! I mean scarves can do just so much for an outfit when your trying to be modest and in style. Now it was scarf washing day at my house, as you can see here: 🙂
And so, once I had them all out, I mean all out, I was like ‘oh my what am I going to do with all these now!’ So, once I had them on the clothesline, (oh they are so pretty aren’t they? Almost like a part of nature!) J
I counted them. Yes, I confess I have over 70 of these lovely things. Yes, 70. I’ve heard anything over 60 makes you a die hard addict. Well, I guess that’s me. 🙂
But really I had no idea, I mean, I picked these up here and there, a sale, used, a giveaway and a few new, but to realize they had accumulated this much was well funny. (Now I have to look at some serious storage ideas)
Dressing modestly doesn’t have to be hard or dull. The Catholic Church never required us to be ugly. I mean once you just get over the basic ‘rules’ and finally stop fighting it, it’s actually quite ‘fun’!
Scarves can extend an outfit, whereas before you may have had to change entire wardrobe. Now you can take a basic outfit and change the look of it with just changing your accessories. (Yes, that means saving money too! See my upcoming post!) Scarves are just one kind of accessory, there are bracelets and necklaces too. Tastefully applied, keep in mind here, I said TASTEFULLY they can add some color to your outfit and bring the attention to your face instead of elsewhere.
Just a few ways to use your scarves:
- Wear them in a myriad of different ways, to add color to a basic outfit. (watch for upcoming posts on this too!)
- Wear scarves in winter, for warmth so you can extend some of your summer outfits.
- Wear them around your waist as a belt (that is; if your blessed with a waistline! LOL )
- Wear them in your hair. Yes, your hair! I wear them on bad hair days (yes, I have them too!) and it adds a real element of fun to your outfit.
- Use them to tie up your kids when they get in your way. (no I’m kidding on that one seriously. But some days… 🙂
Don’t let rules for Catholic modesty stop you from even trying. There are so many who stop as soon as they see the rules, not realizing it is easy and very possible to dress within the guidelines and be in style.
Question is, what is YOUR style? Share with me!!
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Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. By then, she had completed degrees in Hairdressing and Make up artistry. She went on to receive a degree in Natural Health and another degree in Art. At age 26, Rita suffered a minor stroke. With no lasting effects, this dramatically changed her outlook on life. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith, by creating unique Catholic books and resources.. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. She has been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years, and has written for various magazines. She is honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys through http://www.LittleFlowersFamilyPress.com