Welcome back to Deep Roots At Home for the Running Errands portion of the ‘Portrait Of Feminine Dressing’ series. If you are here for the first time, you can get caught up with Part 1 , Part 2, & Part 3.
When I go to the store in a skirt, I may get looks. It is obvious that wearing feminine, modest clothes is not the norm. I will also say that I have had more doors held open for me, and am given more respect than if I was wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
When I dress more femininely, I feel more like a lady. Subconsciously I am choosing what kind of person I want to be, and this is transferred to our daughters. I’m not inviting unwanted attention from men when I am out running errands. Surprisingly enough, it helps me remember that my husband is the man and head of our house.
Feminine looks for cooler weather and running errands:
Do you love the cooler weather after a long, hot summer? I do. Give me that sunny, mild, crisp, and shortened day with a hint of autumn in the air, and I am a happy clam. When I need to run errands to keep our household functioning well, I love to throw on a light fleece jacket or a woolen sweater to go to Trader Joe’s or wherever my ‘to-do’ list takes me. Comfort is important, but I desire to be a good witness, too.
These are some more or less casual ways to be feminine when you head out of the home:
An appointment to go to the doctor or dentist or bank is deserving of a little more care as we are ambassadors for the Lord.
We may be the only example of what a Christian is to someone. Often, I think some of us Christians and home-educators don’t give a very positive impression by how we dress and carry ourselves in recent years. Anyone else agree?
Let’s consider how we carry ourselves, dress, speak, act, and love others.
(photo from last year’s sale clothing by April Cornell)
Here are some more ideas:
With cooler fall weather in mind, here are 4 feminine dress styles to utilize your long skirts. I found them on Clothed Much. It took me a few minutes to notice that the skirts are used twice.
Also, maxi skirts are an easy way to dress during pregnancy! Here’s how:
Feminine dress is usually understated, yet pretty, like this. However, I’d go with more comfortable shoes 😉
Here is a casual style. Leggings double up to keep you warm, but also add a nice layered look. Scarves are a valuable accessory; they can bring your best colors right up to your face. They are an inexpensive way to change the whole look of an outfit.
Little details can add to the femininity. The button on the knit hat and the tucking and bow on the blouse add interest.
Be casual and comfortable for a road trip, perhaps?…
A well-made, tailored denim skirt can go with any pretty top and cardigan.
Laura gives us a look at what she calls her ‘back to school’ shirtdress:
The Modest Mom blog is dedicated to dressing femininely. Here is an idea of how to dress like a daughter of the King for Sunday worship.
And when the weather turns chilly, woolen shawls and knit wraps are always a wonderful way to keep warm layered over a sweater! I’m thinking how to make one if I ever found a bolt of 60″ wool that I like on sale!
Enjoy being the lady you were created to be!
Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
She brings her food from afar.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From her profits she plants a vineyard.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is good,
And her lamp does not go out by night.
20 She extends her hand to the poor,
Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
For all her household is clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes tapestry for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies sashes for the merchants.
27 She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
~Portions of Proverbs 31
Thanks for reading!