Over a year ago I posted about two items I made. A super cool Butterfly Shirt, modeled after my favorite shirt of all time. An Orange Skirt, basic, but quickly using up the fabric I brought back from India.
I wore them together because they were both brand new and I was super proud, but I’ve been wearing them together ever since and I will admit I love the look. It’s bright, it’s bold, and the fact the the shirt is mostly blue is hardly noticeable.
So M and I went out the other morning and caught some pictures that captured the essence of the outfit. And Me. And when I wear it.
I actually found it a little difficult to pose in because the grass was little more than dew and clippings. Also I’ve decided to stop wearing it for the summer. I like to wear it several times in between washes, so that it will not get as worn out so quickly.
Sorry there are no pictures of the back of me, but M thought my hair was a mess.
You may remember back at the beginning of summer I made a swimsuit. I promised to come back at the end of summer and review. I wanted to review it earlier, but I kept not getting pictures. I still don’t have pictures of me wearing it, but I’ve finally got a nice flat lay. So pictures of it worn may be coming, but for now..
Lets be honest I made it myself, so of course it fits well.
The Built In Bra
No that doesn’t go under fit, but it works perfectly. I’m so glad I decided to use my fabric scraps for it.
Can I swim in it. Yes, really well.
The Green Factor
The only new material that went into the swimsuit was the thread. The main fabric is rayon, but there is some rubber in the elastic. And the zipper is plastic.
The Style Factor
You might not be able to tell, but I think it looks super cool. A slight 1920’s inspiration, with an asymmetric hem.
Honestly I’m super happy with it. I’ve never even considered making a swimsuit before and now I’ve made one.
Here is a random picture of the sunrise I got this morning when I went out to get the rest of these pics.
I had probably best start this post by explaining what this blog title doesn’t mean.
It doesn’t mean that modesty gives me the blues, makes me sad, or unhappy. I love dressing modestly, I can’t imagine not dressing modestly. It also is not like military blues, modesty is not a fancy uniform.
This is a post about the fact that I am sick of the color blue. Blue is without a doubt my favorite color. I love blue. It reminds me of the ocean, of lakes, and rivers. It is the color of the summer sky (and all the shades up there), and the color of the top half of a winter sunset. Pictures rarely do blue full justice. It can be so beautiful it seems fake, even when it is real.
Blue goes with every color. You can put any shade of it next to any color and it will look good. You can wear it in a solid color from head to toe and no one will blink. (in fact they may say you look gorgeous) You can wear mixed blues from head to toe and look perfectly normal. That is why I am tired of blue. It is great and all, but it can be a bit much.
Modest clothes seem to frequently fall into the “lots of blue” category and it is because of the reasons mentioned above. Any other color from head to toe is “bold”, “eye catching”, “dramatic”, etc. I’m not saying that all the clothes are blue, but sometimes it seems like for every other color there are two blue options.
I stole this picture off of my Instagram. It is a picture of mid switching winter and summer clothes. I have so much blue in my wardrobe, that the flash took the blue and bounced it around to turn the whole picture blue. Though it is a little hard to tell there are items that are various shades of blue on three side of the picture and in the middle.
These are why I am trying to cut down on the blue. Why I’ve told myself “The next thing you make can’t be blue.” Why I’ve chosen other colors to be on my blog, because fashion should be more than blue. Blue shouldn’t be the only color you can wear head to toe without seeming a bit much.
I like my sisters, my best friend, and her sisters can usually be found wearing a skirt. The skirts we wear hang over our knees when we are sitting and allow us to take long strides. That is the secret to a skirt you can do anything in with having to worry about anything.
I have climbed trees, ladders, cliffs, and climbing walls in my every day clothes, because it would take to long to change. I have jumped into leaves and crossed rivers in these clothes, because I can.
I am proving I can be strong and feminine like all the greatest women in history, when I hike, backpack, run, blaze trails, and garden in my skirt. But I’m also very glad I don’t live back then.
Look, it’s the back of M
Me wearing a brown shirt with a black and blue skirt
Look it’s the back of M ^
And I show my personality and my willingness to be different when I wear a skirt for everything else that I do.
Modesty is far more than a way to dress. But today how a girl, or woman should dress to be modest.
Modesty isn’t dressing frumpy. Modesty isn’t dressing like you have no figure. Modesty isn’t dressing to show off your body. Modesty is only wearing skirts. Modesty is hard to explain.
It is most easy to talk about modesty in the negatives. Don’t Wear this, Don’t wear that. So I am going to try to talk positively about it.
Shorts should come down to the top of your knee.
Skirts should cover your knee when sitting. Seriously I like to perch on things, sit higher than others and I don’t want to flash them. Do Not complain about up-skirting if you will flash every one if you aren’t careful.
Shirts should have a back.
Straps should cover a bra strap even if it shifts.
If you can feel you shirt while your thumb pad is resting on your chin and the rest of your hand is hanging down your don’t need to worry.