Wearing something feminine to the store may not the norm anymore, but I’ve had more doors held open for me and am given more respect than if I was wearing jeans and a tee. (PS, I do wear jeans, too).
Please be patient with me as I update this series… it is a work in progress!
When I dress more femininely, I feel more like a lady. I want to have the identifying marks of a modern lady!
Subconsciously I am choosing what kind of person I want to be, and this transfers to our daughters (and friends). I’m not inviting unwanted attention from men when I am out running errands, but I do want to reflect well to others. Still a genuine, warm smile is our best attire.
Feminine looks for running errands in any season
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 happy. I love to throw on a light fleece jacket or a cardigan sweater to go to Trader Joe’s or wherever my ‘to-do’ list takes me.
Comfort is important, too. If it’s not comfortable, I don’t keep it in my closet.
We are all different. Women have different styles and unique ways to be feminine when they head out of the home, and it’s what brings variety and interest to living. This young lady on the bike (R.) is on an errand in Paris, France, and looks typically French. Who knows – she may be heading to the boulangerie for almond croissants!
Errands: Shopping, the Outdoor Market or the Dentist
An appointment to go to the doctor or dentist or bank is (to me) deserving of a little more care than if I am working in the yard or working out at home.
We, you and I, may be the only example of what a Christian is to someone. Our attitude and willingness to be kind and considerate of other’s needs speaks loudly.
And besides that inner attitude, often, I think some of us Christians and homeschoolers didn’t give a very positive impression by how we dressed and carried ourselves in past years.
Anyone else agree?
Let’s consider how we carry ourselves, dress, speak, act out of genuine concern and love for others.
Here are some more ideas for getting out on errands:
Maxi skirts are an easy way to dress during pregnancy! Here’s one cute idea:
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.
Feminine dressing is usually understated, yet pretty, like this. However, I’d maybe go with more comfortable shoes – or maybe not!
Here are three different looks to get you where you need to go, some more casual than others. Scarves, sweaters, a denim top, a jeans jacket, or layered leggings are all valuable accessories and work depending on your mission. They can be an inexpensive way to change the whole look of an outfit.
Homeschool mom Laura gives us a look at what she calls her ‘back to school’ shirtdress:
Whether running errands, fixing the family’s lunch, or singing to the radio in the car, be creative and 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