March 24, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 7

~ Be creative ~

This morning I just put on the first thing I felt like wearing since there wasn't a specific category for today.
I have really enjoyed Modest March Fashion Week! Thank you, Julia, for hosting this. I hope that y'all have enjoyed reading my posts and that they were encouraging. I don't pretend to be fashionable or always in style, but I do want to dress as nicely and neatly as I can in a way that is suitable for a Christian.

 Shirt: Copper Key (thrifted)
Cami: Copper Key (thrifted)
Skirt: a gift
Belt: Target
Flip flops: Old Navy
Headband: Made by me (tutorial here)

I don't usually read fashion blogs, but I have enjoyed following Kristina J. She is very modest and has inspired several "Kristina J." outfits in my own wardrobe. :)  She is also an amazing seamstress. You should go check out her blog!

March 23, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 6

~ Casual / Everyday outfit ~

Because of my mix-up yesterday I am wearing a casual outfit today. It turned out to be a good thing because we are cleaning and getting ready for some of our family that will be arriving tomorrow.

Shirt: Mossimo (garage sale)
Tank: Cato
Gauchos: made be me
Shoes: Sketchers (Academy)

March 22, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 5

Today's outfit was supposed to be a Casual/Everyday outfit, but I didn't check on Julia's blog this morning and thought I remembered the theme for today being Accessorize. Oooops!
I guess I'll post a casual outfit tomorrow. Sorry about that.

Top: garage sale
Skirt: thrift shop
Summer Scarf: Old Navy
Flip Flops: Old Navy
Hair bow: made by me

March 21, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 4

~ Favorite colors to wear ~
outfit in your favorite colors

I have so many "favorite" colors to wear! Yellow, brown and blue are a few.

Shirt: Academy
Skirt: Refashioned
Shoes: Payless, garage sale
Belt: Target
Necklace: It's actually a belt that came on a skirt from Sears.
Hair clip: made by me

March 20, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 3

~ New outfit or combination ~

I thought this category might be hard, but it actually only took me a few minutes to figure out what I wanted to wear. It was a good challenge for me. Next time you go to your closet and think you don't have many outfit options, take a fresh look at what you have. Try reaching past your tried and true outfits -- the ones you absolutely know go together and have worn again and again -- and see what else you can put together. You'll probably be surprised with how many combinations you can come up with.

Striped shirt: thrifted
Cardigan: Target
Skirt: a gift
Black flats: Wal-mart

March 19, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 2

~ Signature Outfit~

This is one of my favorite skirts and I am able to pair several different tops with it, but I like it best with red and brown (and my cowgirl boots of course!).

This outfit is a bit dressier than I normally wear during the week. It was fun dressing up a little more!

T-shirt: Kohls
Cardigan: Target
Skirt: Refashioned
Necklace: made by me
Cowgirl boots: Justin

March 18, 2012

Modest March Fashion Week - Day 1

When I first found out about my blogger friend Julia's Modest March Fashion Week I didn't think I would participate because I didn't want to post pictures of what I wore just so people could compliment me on my clothing. However, I wasn't really thinking about what my purpose should be in joining in. My main purpose is to encourage other ladies in dressing modestly because I truly believe this is honoring to the Lord. Also, I would like to encourage those who don't have large amounts to spend on clothing that you can still dress attractively and presentably. Most of my clothes come from garage sales, thrift stores and clearance racks or are handmade!

Day 1 ~ Dressy Outfit

Vintage Dress: thrifted
Belt: thrifted and refashioned
Flats: Wal-mart
Pearl Headband: Cato
Watch: Target 

And why take thought ye thought for rainment? Consider the lillies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God do clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Matthew 6:28-30

Have a wonderful Sunday!

note: I wrote this post ahead of time and scheduled it to auto-post on Sunday since we were out of town, but it didn't happen! :( 

March 16, 2012

Refashion friday: Changeable straps flip flop tutorial

In spring and summer my feet are definitely most comfortable in flip flops, but they can get a little boring. With just a little refashioning you can turn your flip flops into some cute sandals for an extremely low price!

The inspiration for these sandals came from this.

Ready to make your own pair? I'm sure you have at least one pair of flip flops you'd like to experiment with. ;)

Supplies you'll need:
  • a pair of flip flops
  • faux leather
  • hot glue gun
  • knit or woven fabric

The first step is to cut the plastic straps off. You can do this with a regular pair of scissors. Don't freak out now! There is nothing wrong with cutting up your sandals. ;)

Now we're going to make the leather loops. 
Cut 6 strips out of faux leather, each 1 in. x 10 in. If you don't have leather available cotton fabric will work just fine.
Fold each long edge of your strips to the middle and then fold in half. Top stitch.

 Now fold each piece of leather in half to make a loop and poke them through the holes of the flip flops. 
(Before you do this you may need to trim around the hole of the flip flop on the back so you'll have more room for your knot later on. An Xacto knife works well. Forgot to take a picture of this, sorry!)

Tie the leather under the flip flops into a tight knot. You want the loops on top to be about 1 1/2 in. tall.

Trim off the ends. Put some hot glue in the hole and press the knot down into it.

Repeat to make the other 5 loops. They should be looking like this.

All that's left is the straps! I chose to make mine out of knit fabric. I cut out long strips that measured 3 in. by 37 in. Notice that the edges curled up.

Hooray! You are ready to wear your new sandals!

 Here are some steps for tying the straps.

There are endless options!

And, of course you can make more straps and change them out whenever you please.


this post linked here:

Creative Itch

March 8, 2012

Commission for a cowboy

In my little town there's a cute little drugstore called the Owl. They have an old fashioned soda fountain where a dozen elderly ladies known as the "Fun Bunch" meet every day for coffee, just as they have been doing for 50 years! If you look around you'll spot hundreds of owl figurines, pictures and more all over the store. It's a fun place. There is also a little gift shop in the front. Last fall I loaded up a basket of hair accessories and took them up to the Owl in case there was a small chance they felt the need to have simple Serendipities products in their store, aaaaand they wanted them! Needless to say I was pretty excited. Folks, this is where the fancy schmancy rich Texas Rancher's wives shop!

The lady that works the gift shop has been telling me they might be interested in other items as well as the hair accessories, so this morning I brought in an infinity scarf to show her. She wanted another lady that works in the soda fountain to see the scarf and we started talking to her above two older men who were drinking coffee in a booth between us. As I held up the scarf they both murmured, "Oh... how nice!" Old guys are so funny! Then one of cowboys asked me if I could make a western scarf for him. All I would have to do is hem a big square so why not? It's interesting how you can acquire orders sometimes!

Here are a few of the headbands I've sold.

And a couple of the hair clips.

 I am sorry for the lack of posting lately. I don't know if anyone has noticed my absence because I've never been very consistent at blogging, but I have missed sharing with y'all!