Polkadots and Mint Outfit + Giveaway Winner + Links

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I have come to realize that I have been woefully lacking when it comes to outfit posts, what with the giveaways and other things that have been going on. I definitely still have a huge heart for dressing modestly and encouraging others that it is possible to do and stay on a budget and look great at the same time. I have lots of outfits that I have pictures of ready to share that I am very excited about. I wore this outfit out shopping recently and I absolutely Love it!

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I got this silky polka dot high-waisted skirt from a thrift store and It was an awkward length, so I cut it down to the same length as my fave black skirt from E-shakti that I posted about here. It is now the perfect length and lovely for summer. I have worn it before on the blog in my Fourth of July Outfit Post.  I have been enjoying it so much! I paired it with this mint t-shirt and used these adorable sneakers for a casual and comfortable “shopping” outfit. I just love polka dots! I don’t what it is but when I am shopping or going through fabric, I find myself instantly drawn to polka dots and stripes a lot. I now have 2 polka dot skirts in my wardrobe! This one is navy and the other is black so I am ok with it. Plus, they are different cuts. This one reminds me of a 50’s silhouette.  I Just love that look and it seems like a style that fits me really well. It has become a silhouette that is a trademark of a part of my style.

If you know me, you also know that I love doing hair and I loved this style. It was my take on a Mohawk bun, and it is so easy and pretty. I love the way that it was loose around my face, was quick to put together and looks sophisticated yet messy at the same time.

 

Outfit Details:

Polka dot Skirt: thrifted $5

Mint T-shirt: Forever 21 $2.99

Levi Tennis shoes: Costco $21

Earrings: Jewels by Julia

 

Now, without any further ado, the winner of the custom made “Readers gonna Read” tote is:

Trisha!

Congratulations Trish!

 

Also, for those of you who may not have noticed, two of the bloggers that I tagged in my most recent “Get to Know me post” posted their response to the tag! You can check out their posts, you will thoroughly enjoy them and I loved getting to know these beautiful and great bloggers!

Madison from Minnie Muse ( I love this girls blog! It is so beautiful and I love her posts! I find so much inspiration on her blog!)

Melani from Reflections of the Heart ( Melani shares a lot of great outfits and posts on modesty. )

 

Do you like polka dots? Do you like doing your hair?

By God’s Grace,

Victoria

Sundress Season!

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Tis the season for sundresses! The heat has taken a giant leap this past week and we finally succumbed and turned the air conditioning on when the temp IN THE HOUSE was 86*. It was fine if you weren’t doing anything, but if you had to move you got kind of sticky! Plus it was super humid, so that made it worse.  I have found that as a Michigander, I am used to cooler weather all around, so when the heat does spike, it takes quite a bit of getting used to. Once summer hits, it takes a while for me to build an immunity to the heat.

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So, now I can officially wear sundresses! Last year, for some reason I couldn’t stand this dress. It was super uncomfortable. I can’t for the life of me remember why, but I am glad I didn’t pitch it! I put it on today, and fell in love with it. It was super comfortable, cool and I felt so feminine. There is something about a dress that just makes you feel so ladylike, graceful, feminine, and pretty. It is a little different than a skirt somehow, but even better!

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I wore my homemade petticoat underneath and it added just a bit of puff to the outfit. Not too much, but enough to make it feel even swishier.

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I have been wearing my hair like this for the last few days! I just love it! It is so easy, and it makes a statement with the fluffed out braid! I have gotten quite the hang of doing it. It looks a little more on the messy side because we went on a trail bike ride earlier in the day and I had to wear my helmet. So, it got a little messed up, but overall, I think it held pretty good!

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These flowering bushes in our front yard are ginormous and they look like giant white puffs sitting on the lawn. They are so full of blooms! I wanted to get pictures before the flowers disappeared. It is so good to see blooming things! I think I can finally say that Spring/Summer is finally here after much fickleness on the part of the weather.

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All day long, as I was wearing this dress, I would find myself doing a little twirl here, a dance there, lifting my head and standing straighter. Not only was my heart lighter and I felt happy and joyful, but wearing a dress made me feel that much more so. Even when I wasn’t dancing for real, I was in my heart. I often wish I could dance, I probably could if I learned some. My little sister and I enjoy it. Sometimes we look up youtube tutorials on swing dances, or ballroom dancing to try. I was also chatting with my little 4 year old niece who took ballet for a little. We were doing the moves together and she brought back memories to me of when I took ballet for one year when I was only a year or so older than her. I was so little. . .Smile There is such a beautiful feel to gliding across the floor and trying to be as graceful as possible.

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/////Outfit Details/////

Dress: thrifted Converse Brand $4

Tank: $1.99 forever 21

Earrings: Jewels by Julia

Necklace: Add to Beauty $4

Flip Flops: Flojoh’s brand from Costco $10

Petticoat: Made by Me

 

 

 

Saying this verse in my mind all day today.

“Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Psalm 106:1

When I don’t really feel all that light hearted, keeping my  mind focused on His mercy enduring forever, and the things I have to be thankful for are the best things to do! They lift my spirits and bring joy to my heart.

 

By God’s Grace and Praying you find His joy,

Victoria