How to Be Modest and in Style – Photo Journey #2

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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: 🙂

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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

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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’!

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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.

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Just a few ways to use your scarves:

  1. Wear them in a myriad of different ways, to add color to a basic outfit. (watch for upcoming posts on this too!)
  2. Wear scarves in winter, for warmth so you can extend some of your summer outfits. 
  3. Wear them around your waist as a belt (that is; if your blessed with a waistline! LOL )
  4. 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.
  5.  Use them to tie up your kids when they get in your way. (no I’m kidding on that one seriously. But some days… 🙂

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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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Enjoy,

 Rita 🙂

©Copyright 2013 Rita Davidson All Rights Reserved.

 

RitaMarkNov2012Painting2_optRita 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

 

Comments 4

  1. I enjoy your comments, Rita. They are a little shot in the arm to reaffirm my commitment to dressing modestly. I really do not have a problem with it. My main temptation is to wear pants when I go to exercise class. But I can usually do the exercises in a long skirt.
    Carolyn

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      Love it Carolyn! I love being that ‘shot in the arm’ for your commitment to your faith and modesty! Praise God for giving me the graces to reach souls!
      God bless you for staying on the course,
      Rita/LFFA Xo 🙂

  2. Third day in a row wearing a skirt. It has not been hard seeing how it has been in the high 90’s all week here in sunny southern CA! Why would I want to wear pants anyway with it being that hot, right! I did some yard work in my skirt. Did see some lizard but none thankfully decided to take refuge under my skirt this time! You asked what is my style. I’m not sure what it is called but I like more “organic” looking. Some may call it bohemian. I like to wear white tops with colorful African beads or silver accessories. My favorite color to wear is turquoise! My favorite purse would be my backpack from India. Purchased it at World Mkt. It is woven with leather straps. Fashion can be fun!

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      Hello Wendy!
      Good girl your back to skirts again! yay!! Hopefully all that heat made it a teeny bit easier. 🙂 Those 90’s are sure to be hitting us here soon too, and 100F’s too! We get 40-50% humidity in July making it sweltering to say the least, so I know what it’s like to have heat in a skirt/dress!
      So glad that lizard took a hike…perhaps your new committment had Our Lady looking down upon you. 🙂 I too like more of an earthy, bohemian type look. I’d love to see some of your style pics!! Yes, style can be fun, and if we are really creative, we don’t even have to be in fashion, but simply in style and modest! 🙂 God bless you! 🙂
      Rita
      Author: Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue, 1999-2003

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