Another set of pictures that are from a few months ago, which means his hair looks really different and these pants are getting too short. This is one of those shirts that looks like a dress shirt on top, but is a onesie on bottom, which is awesome because it means I never have to tuck them it in.
Shirt: Baby Gap
Pants: United Colors of Benetton Kids
Shoes: Baby Gap
Lucky T1 was gifted a Burberry Polo. He looks pretty cute in it, as long as you don’t mind the drippy nose. These pictures are from January, so he looks a little bit more grown up now. And of course, he’s too big to wear this now (I think that even if T2 is a girl, we could get some use out of this, right?).
Polo: Burberry Baby
Pants: Baby Gap
Shoes: Baby Gap
These pictures were taken back in January, which is why you’ll see me wearing a heavy coat. This is how long it takes me to get around to posting these!
Brown tank: Thrifted
Jeans: Not Your Daughter’s Jeans
Earrings: Gift from sister
Coat: Thrifted (what a find!)
I think I’ve told you already that we call this the magic dress? I’ve had it for almost a decade and it’s done a beautiful job weathering a variety of climates and weight points for me. I’d wear it every day if I could.
Jacket: Gap (thrifted)
Necklace: Sarah Briggs
Earrings: Sarah Briggs
Shoes: Vince Camuto
(and the upper class as well, but I liked the alliteration)
I have only very recently come to loathe the word modesty. Previously I considered it a badge of honor, and felt proud that I was doing it “right”. I thought a little bit about my intentions, but mostly I kept my shoulders covered and constantly tugged my pencil skirts down toward my knees (which was difficult to do while simultaneously patting myself on the back).
Blogging opened me up to a world of alternative viewpoints, and I realized that my friends wearing strapless dresses didn’t seem so bad, and my perception of modesty was altered. Modesty for me might be about cap sleeves and kept promises, but the goal for everyone should be self-respect. A modest woman dresses with self-respect, and self-respect looks different on everyone.
I am in the midst of yet another shift in my thinking that takes the idea of self-respect and expands on it. Continue reading