Welcome back to our little 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. Again, this is just for fun, and we will not be discussing the topic of modesty.
Can you be comfortable at home without looking frumpy?
Here are some ideas using some of our own pics but mostly others gathered from hither and yon. A ‘Thank-You’ to all who have made this series of posts possible by showing us how to dress like a lady!
What really makes me glad is something inexpensive, whether a $4.50 floral skirt (that I might cut and hem into kitchen towels over the winter) or simple colorful mix and match pieces. I hope to bring simple femininity and a cheery atmosphere to our home. Wise use of color can really lift and energize both you and those around you.
Our friend Shannon at Thoughts and Thimbles portrays feminine loveliness inside and out. Here are several of her series entitled “Week In Feminine Dress“. She has been very influential in my daughter’s thinking in past years. Thank you, dear friend.
Simple around-the-house and yard attire doesn’t have to be ugly or boring or drab. Aprons can be such fun at home! I love this fresh floral. Oh, the joy of going to the egg-box and finding that your ‘girls’ have been busy.
Just on a whim, I want to introduce you to Aspiring Homemaker, one my favorite blogs. This dear family has such a beautiful, romantic way of simple living. Picture postcard beauty and old-fashioned simplicity make this a favorite stop for me.
OK, back to the post… 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 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…
Eclectic dressing can be lots of fun! This is definitely feminine and cute. Perfect for a morning at home and errands in the afternoon.
I love a fresh look! It works for the summer garden, a picnic, or playing Legos on the floor with the children. Making your own pretty things, like this hand-sewn blouse, makes sense. Cost: $8.00 for fabric. Gained: began learning to sew without pattern with this blouse, then sold on Etsy for $14.00.
A colorful work apron won’t easily show stains, even when picking raspberries. Love the little children in the print
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
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!”
These young ladies made the apron we are giving away tomorrow!! Stay tuned!!!
Aprons are almost a symbol for the domestic homemaker. Wear a pretty one!
Great for an odds and end sort of day at home 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 mother. A homemaker. I’m proud of my job and this skirt 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.”
Being truly feminine is always in style and will never go out of style.
No matter what stage of life you are in~ whether a girl, a young woman, or really old (like me ~ relish with delight the gifts that 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