Skip to main content

Modest is Hottest (Literally).



Source
It seems summer has finally hit the Ozarks. I am definitely not complaining. I know it could be a lot worse than it is. I would definitely take this over the torrential rain we experienced over the last few weeks.

The humidity is increasing and so is the temperature. As the temperature increases so does the temptation to dress immodestly. I just want one day to wear shorts and a tank top.

I've found myself trying to justify the decision.

Maybe I'm making this last longer than I should. 

In the grand scheme of things, does it really matter if I wear shorts on one day? 

Surely a tank top isn't really that big of deal.

Honestly, it is a big deal.


“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ (Matthew 7:21-23, ESV)

Maybe this is a heavy scripture to put in a post about modesty, but I don't think it is. Modesty is something the Lord has asked of me. If I choose to knowingly disobey something as simple as that, what will that lead to later? I don't want to be someone who hears the words, "Depart from me." I want to live a life that is fully committed to Him and to His purpose. I want to do it whole-heartedly. I don't want to compromise with my flesh.


Source
So how do you dress modestly in the summer? This is new experience for me. Here are some tips I've complied that will hopefully help.

1. Skirts & Dresses.

From maxi to knee-length, skirts are the way to go in the summer. Not only do they make you feel more girly and more dressed up, but they provide more air flow and an overall cooler experience.


2. Wear shirts with a higher neckline.

I'm not telling you to wear turtlenecks in the middle of the heat. If they have a higher neckline and aren't sheer, you don't necessarily need a tank or cami underneath them. Eliminating layers you don't need is a sure fire way to be cooler in the hot part of summer.

3. Wear you hear in a top not or braid.

I hate ponytails. I also have a love-hate relationship with long hair. If you feel the same way I do, get it off your neck (not by chopping it all off). Besides, Pinterest has a million and one  tutorials on how to style your hair at all different lengths 


4. Drink lots of water.

Making sure your body is staying hydrated is a must in the summer time. I know this has nothing to do with the way you dress, but it is the longest standing way to stay cool. 

Looking at this list, I can see how they all seem too obvious. If you're anything like me, sometimes the obvious is what you miss. If anything, it's a way to know that you are not the only one who is struggling. The layers thing was life-changing for me.


And just for fun, here's a little reminder of the winter.




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Free Pattern Friday: Kassia Empire Waist Dress (2-4 years)

Happy Friday and Happy Independence Day!

It's been a while since I posted a free pattern. I finally have a day off today to share one with all of you.

If you've been on Pinterest, I'm sure you've seen the crochet top and tulle bottom dresses. I fell in love the first time I saw one. I haven't been able to find a pattern I love so I thought I'd write one and share it with all of you. I hope it's easy to read and not confusing.

Pattern is written in American terms. You can sell items made from this pattern. Please do not recreate pattern or represent as your own.


Kassia Empire Waist Dress(size 2-4 years)

Materials needed:
H (5mm) hook
Tapestry needle
75 yds x 6in tulle
Worsted Weight yarn

Abbreviations:
CH - chain
SC - single crochet
HDC - half-double crochet
DC - double crochet
TR - treble crochet
SS - slip stitch


Bodice: ch 68
row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc 8 (dc 3 in next st) dc 14 (dc 3 in next st) dc 16 (dc 3 in next st) dc 14 (dc 3 in next st)dc 8, ch 2
row 2: dc 9 (…

Flower Crown Animal Hats

I don’t know about you all, but I am ready for spring. I am ready for warm weather, the Easter season, my birthday, my husband’s birthday, and our wedding anniversary. (Okay, maybe I just realized how busy we are going to be in a month or two.)
Spring fever gave me the inspiration to make the animal hats I have been wanted to make since the beginning of January. I’ve seen such cute knitted versions on Pinterest, but I hadn’t come across a crochet pattern for any of them. What do I do when I can’t find a pattern? Come up with one myself.
I hope you all enjoy making them as much as I did.


Flower Crown Animal Hats
Materials Needed: H (5.00 mm) hook G (4.00 mm) hook Tapestry needle I Love This Yarn: Gray Mist & White (for bunny hat), Toasted Almond & White (for deer hat), Burnt Pumpkin, White, and Black (for fox hat) For the flower crown I used small bits of ILTY in Sungold, Soft Blue, Pink, Buttercup, and Light Sage. I had all of these in my stash and I’m sure other worsted weight yarn i…

Flower Crown Unicorn Hat.

Do you ever have an idea that will not leave you alone until you execute it? That’s how I feel about this new hat pattern. I have two orders I should be working on, but I couldn’t focus on either one of them until this hat pattern came to fruition.
After the release of my Flower Crown Animal Hats, I heard the suggestion of releasing a child size hat pattern. So here it is. I am still working on the adult size pattern as well as the idea tomake a more masculine version. Hopefully, I will be able to bring that to you next week.



Flower Crown Unicorn Hat
Materials Needed: I (5.50 mm) hook H (5.00 mm) hook G (4.00 mm) hook Tapestry needle Poly-fil (small amount for stuffing horn) Stich marker (I generally just use a small piece of another color of yarn.) I Love This Yarn: White, Gray Mist, Light Sage, Pink, Purple, White Sparkle
Abbreviations: CH: Chain SC: Single Crochet HDC: Half double Crochet FPSC: front post single crochet BPSC: back post single crochet SS: Slip Stitch
This hat is child size. For sizes…