Nearly two years ago, I wrote about our family’s transition to wearing skirts and dresses most of the time. Wow. I hadn’t really realized it had been that long until I just wrote that! It’s been quite the journey and though we do still choose to wear pants and capris on occasion, our growth in this area has really blossomed.
I decided to start this series because of the many questions that I’ve heard about how women who are like me actually dress throughout the year. Since each season has its own traits that have an effect on clothing choices, I thought that having four separate posts would be the best option. Ten other bloggers have joined with me to co-host this hop, all of whom wear skirts and/or dresses mostly or only. The co-hosts are:
Laura at Raising Soldiers 4 Christ
Kyndra at Sticks, Stones, and Chicken Bones
Selena at Look! We’re Learning!
Mrs Warde at Sceleratus Classical Academy
Cynthia at Cynce’s Place
Melissa at Life Off the Paved Road
Dawnita at Fogleman Forerunner
Hilary at Our Homeschool Studio
Annette at In All You Do
Without further ado, I’ll start with myself. I’m no fashion guru. I have to tell you that upfront just in case you had high expectations. Thrift stores are my best friends and my biggest priority as a mother of four small children is comfort.
I’m also a nursing mother, so for now, there won’t be many one piece dresses shown as they do not offer me access to feed my little guy.
Here are six outfits that I’ve worn in the last few weeks:
I adore this skirt. In fact, I love it so much that I have three of them in different colors. It is extremely soft and comfortable and very versatile. I can pair it with casual shirts for every day wear or dressier shirts for church. I also wore them all throughout my pregnancy. I purchased mine from Old Navy. The neckline for my outer shirt is far lower than I would ever wear alone, so I paired it with an undershirt with a higher neckline.
It was a bit cooler on this day as well, so I wore a longer skirt and added a layer. We had our mid week evening church service that night as well.
My three year old daughter insisted on being in this photo with me. She’s wearing a simple cotton jumper dress over a white t-shirt. Yes, this is the same black skirt as pictured above. I told you that I loved it!
I have several of these lace trimmed camisoles in a variety of colors. I wear one under most outfits for modesty and because they make nursing our son easy. I found this jean skirt at Goodwill one day for $3.75. Did I mention that I love thrift stores?
This was on Resurrection Sunday this past weekend. That is another one of the camisoles that I mentioned in the last outfit. They are really great for layering! I’ve had that blue top since I was in college! The skirt is a *cough* *cough* maternity skirt that I purchased at Motherhood Maternity last summer. *sigh* Yes, I am still wearing some maternity clothes. Ssh. Don’t tell.
I didn’t talk about my shoes because I was wearing the exact.same.pair of grey Bobs with every outfit except the one on Easter. I did break out a pair of white low heels for that day. What can I say? Comfort over fashion for this gal. Those Bobs are little bits of heaven for my feet.
Modest Dresses for Girls
Now for a glimpse at my daughters! My three year old doesn’t make an appearance as often as my eight year old. She’s three. ‘Nuff said.
We don’t allow spaghetti straps in our home, so when we find a cute dress that has them, I tend to pair it with an undershirt of some kind. This dress is one of my daughter’s favorites because it has a high twirlability.
My daugher loves color and patterns. Another important feature in her clothing choices is the twirlability (see above post). The more a skirt fans out when she spins, the better.
She’s three and dressed herself. I think that’s self explanatory. Coincidentally, my eldest daughter loved to accessorize when this dress belonged to her. I noticed this day that a growth spurt had happened in the last few weeks. The dress hits above the knee, which we try to avoid, so this was the last time she’s worn this particular ensemble. We had to give such a fashion forward garment one last hurrah.
My two pretties on Easter. Love those princesses! I wonder how many more years I can get away with making them match? I found these at Sears.
This is my daughter’s favorite skirt in her closet. She wears it at least once a week.
This is what she wore to our park playdate. It’s comfy and she can run and play without restriction.
My girls both always wear either leggings or cotton shorts underneath their skirts or dresses for modesty purposes. They are still young and my husband and I feel this is best while they are still learning to sit, stand, and play without exposing themselves. I typically pick these up on clearance during end of season sales.
Well, there’s a glimpse into our closets during the spring! We have relatively simple tastes and stick to practicality more than glitz and glamour.
What do you wear in the spring with your dresses and skirts?
Be sure to stop by the other co-hosts sites to see their spring skirt/dress style!