Saturday, July 19, 2014

Modest Layers

Dear Fashion Diary,

It can be difficult to layer your clothing in triple digit temps here in Az.
That's why I was So excited when I saw that Downeast Basics has a top that's pretty much just sleeves to layer under  sleeveless clothes!!! 
No, this is not a sponsored post, I am just excited to share this with you ladies!

I've always struggled with trying to find ways to wear the clothes I want to 
while maintaining my clothing standards. Especially when each layer you add on
makes the awful summers here even more unbearable! But I wasn't about to leave this dress at the store just because it's sleeveless, and a little shorter than I'd like.

So I bought it with plans to make it modest, and then came upon this
 sleeves-only top {link at the bottom of post} 
and once again used my dress-turned-skirt to wear underneath to make it longer. 
Basically the top is just some sleeves and the fabric ends just below the bust line.
Making the layers much more bearable in the heat.
I have a feeling this is the beginning of a long and wonderful relationship with this sleeves-only undershirt :)

Moral of the story- there's always a way to make your own style work modestly!
Sometimes it just takes a bit of imagination. 

 Dress: Romy//Sleeves: Downeast Basics//Lace Eyelet skirt underneath: Charlotte Russe {orig. a dress} // Shoes: Steve Madden {thrifted}//Necklace: Mindy Mae's Market//Anchor ring: San Diego boutique//
Purse: Le Mode Accessories//Belt: JC Penny

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Baby McKenzie's Blessing Day!

So we had our McKenzie's baby blessing a few weeks ago and it was so wonderful! William gave such a beautiful blessing that made me tear up, and she didn't even cry at all during the whole thing. {She did however have a major nasty diaper blowout all over her beautiful homemade dress afterwards...but that's a different story!} So much family came too, I felt so loved :)  I was actually on day 1 of an awful, awful flu on the blessing day, little did I know! So I had to fake it and luckily I didn't feel Too bad yet, but the next day was horrid. So grateful it didn't fully hit till the next day! Regardless though, I still enjoyed every minute.  There's nothing quite like hearing your husband give a priesthood blessing to your little daughter. Indescribable.

Due to the major blowout all over the dress, I took these photos a couple weeks after the blessing one random morning, haha! I had to do my mom's sewing work justice and take a bunch of upclose photos of both her and the dress. You can find her over at The House of Whimsy blog :)

Look at the detail of the collar! She is amazing.

My mom gave me my old blessing dress when I got married, and here it is next to McKenzie's. I love seeing different generations together! And one day I can give McKenzie her dress when she gets married :)

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