Tuesday, July 17, 2012

100 Followers and Dressing Fashionably, but Modestly

It finally happened. Thank you, Storyteller for being my 100th Follower!!!
I want to post this, however, before I announce my contest.

I really wanted to write something about this.

A lot of girls "want" to dress modestly, but they have tons of excuses.

 "Why should I dress modestly?" 

Because God said too. 

1 Timothy 2:9a "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel..."

God cares how you dress each day. Whoa. Never thought about that, did you?

"If I dress modestly, I get stared at." 

Well, actually you're right. Sometimes you do. Anytime I go shopping with my mom, I feel the stares as I push the grocery cart around in my long jean skirt. I hear you. 
But you know, as Christians, we should want to stand out. We should want to be different than the unsaved.
I'm not saying draw attention to yourself, by any means. I'm just saying that people should be able to look at the way we dress and act and immediately think, "That's a Christian." 
Instead of cowering behind a Ritz Cracker store display, surprise them even more by just smiling back. 

"I can't find any clothes that are modest, yet still in style." 

Actually, there are tons of places to find cute clothes that are still very modest! Visit your local thrift stores. 3/4 of my wardrobe is from Goodwill. 
Even some of the bigger stores like Kohls, Sears, Kmart and Target have some really nice things.

"I can't do anything in modest clothes. It gets in the way." 

I'll admit, sometimes running in a long jean skirt isn't so great. When you are doing more active things, you can wear a knee-length skirt or collates. I wear collates almost every day. They are extremely comfortable, and wonderful when doing more active things!

"I find clothes I like, but there is no way to make them more modest!" 

Actually, sometimes there is! If you find a shirt that is too low, use a solid colored tank-top. If you find a skirt that is too short, you might be able to add a solid fabric band around the bottom of it to make it longer. If you find a shirt that has no sleeves, you can use a sweater or a shrug. 

Shirt: Kohls
Collates: Kohls
Shoes: Old Navy

Shirt: ??
Skirt: Goodwill
Shoes: Kmart

Sorry for the shadows...
Little white jacket: Goodwill
Shirt: Goodwill
Skirt: Goodwill
Shoes: Sears or Kmart 
(see what I mean about half of my wardrobe being from Goodwill? Amazing store, guys!)

~Kathryn (aka Chatty Kathy)

17 chatty people:

Hannah said...

Awesome post! I agree, modesty is so important! Oh, and congrats on 100 followers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so exciting!!! :D

Rachel said...

yay for 100 followers! and that post was good!

Sarah Jane said...

Look at that....my little sis has 100 followers! Yay!!!! ;)

Katherine said...

YEAH! Congrats to 100 FOLLOWERS!! :D :D
Great post btw!

Brooke said...

Congrats!!! I love your outfits, and I agree with you 100%! I especially <3 outfit number one. Great post, Kathryn!


Emma said...

Congrats- 100 followers is a great accomplishment! I am proud of you girl for posting this- I agree <3

Kathryn said...

Thank you, Hannah! Yes, it is :)
Aw, thanks!

Kathryn said...

Yes!! I'm really excited! And thanks :)

Kathryn said...

*sheepish grin*

Kathryn said...

Thanks so much, Kari!

Kathryn said...

Thanks, Brookie!!!!!

Kathryn said...

Oh, thank you Emma! You are so sweet!

Nine said...

Congrats on 100 followers!!!
I love the outfits!!

Jaime Lynn said...

Congrats on the 100 followers! =) Awesome post too. I sometimes get stared at when I wear long, pretty skirts, but also usually get treated more like a lady. When I wear a skirt, I notice guys calling me "Miss" or "Ma'am", and opening doors for me, etc.! It's quite nice, actually! =) =) =)

Joyfully His,
Jaime Lynn

Zoƫ said...

Congrats on the 100 followers!
I loved this post, you brought out quite a few very good points. I totally agree with you.

Madeline said...

Very good points. Also for short skirts you could add leggings-- some people even wear jeans under short skirts!
All very good points, and I can't wait to enter. It's SO easy to be cute, AND modest with clothing if you try hard.

Emilie Kay ♪ said...

Do you always wear skirts? My mom, sisters and I do. I have gotten a few stares and some people have even come up to us and asked why our modest clothing. But it does seem that guys respect you more when you are wearing modest attire(: My younger sisters always wear leggings underneath their skirts (since they are still young(12,7,5)and play around a lot), even I do at times. A good way for added modesty, I guess lol

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