Can you be comfortable around the house without looking frumpy?
Yes, absolutely! The Mediterranean beauty hanging out her wash (above) sure seems to be.
Welcome back to our series. If you are looking for the last four installment, you can get caught up here with Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. This is just for fun, and we will not be discussing the topic of modesty.
Be Classy Around The House
Eclectic mix ‘n match dressing can be lots of fun! These ideas are definitely feminine and cute. Perfect for a morning at home and errands in the afternoon.
A cute and comfortable way to hang at home…
I love this fresh, classic look. My mother wore an outfit almost like this when I was a little girl of 5 or 6 in the 50s, though quite a bit more vintage. She called her pants pedal pushers. Comfortable jeans works for the summer garden, a picnic, or playing Legos on the floor with the children.
And, yes, I believe it is possible to wear jeans modestly – this is, according to our family’s standards. I look for longer tunic tops (to layer) that cover front and back.
I love long sweater tunic tops like this for projects around the house. Throw it on over a tank or tee on warm days or over a long-sleeved tee on colder days. Keep your jeans modest by covering over the hips and backside.
I often wear leggings for extra warmth under my jeans as they are not very tight.
Take a fresh-air break and step into your wellies and take a stroll down the lane during an afternoon shower. It is that time of year! Matter of fact, it is raining as I type 🙂
Simple around the house attire doesn’t have to be ugly or boring or drab. Aprons can be so pretty. A colorful work apron won’t easily show stains, even when picking raspberries.
Do you see the little children in the print?
I find comfortable, drapey knits are very comfortable for simply relaxing around the house.
This is simple, understated, and comfortable – maybe not for gardening, but works great for read-alouds, rocking a sleepyhead, and for making your home a castle filled with loveliness.
Add a little colorful cardigan if it’s chilly, and it also could double for church or a dinner out with your husband.
When you are at home you can be as whimsical as you wish. Add a touch of the Highlands for practicing Irish whistle and making music with your family…
The Long Ladies run Marie-Madeline Studio. They tell us, “You can spin, you can swing, you can jump, you can dance, you can smile, (and we’re positive you can cook), in this little apron!”
Aprons are almost a symbol for the chic domestic queen around the house. Especially, on a work day, wear a pretty one!
What a great look for an odds-and-ends sort of day around the house doing laundry, gardening, running out of doors with the children! I especially love pockets!
Would you call them painter’s bibs?
This is for those of you who “love being a girl. A wife. A mom at home.” I’m proud of my job and how I dress is my salute to my chosen profession. See Sabra’s cute tutorial:
“There is no spectacle on earth more appealing
than that of a beautiful woman in the act of
cooking dinner for someone she loves.”
Especially at home, being truly feminine will never go out of style.
No matter what stage of life you are in or what size you wear ~ whether a girl still under her parent’s roof, a young woman embarking on setting up her own household, a SAHM and home-educator, or in your 60s (like me) ~ relish with delight the gifts of womanhood the Lord bestowed upon you when he made you. It is wonderful being gentler and fairer.
“Women, our clothing and our appearance is one of the most powerful, important means we have as women of communicating, sending a message about our hearts, our values, and what we believe.” ~Nancy Leigh DeMoss
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