Thursday, May 13, 2010

WIFD Day 5 and thrift store finds

Hey everyone!

I am sorry,but I did not get pictures of my outfit yesterday, I also wore a skirt as usual, but today I turned over a new leaf. After being called by the Lord to modesty in my clothing I threw out many of my too tight jeans and short shorts. So its different for me to wear pants. But I wore jeans today and I was comfortable and I believe they are better than my old ways. *gasps in horror* just joking!!!!!! *smiles* I got so many compliments and questions today as to why I decided to wear them and saying that they were not provocative or immodest and they were a tasteful way to wear jeans. I also had the opportunity to share why I usually wear skirts or dresses, because its so hard to find a modest and decent pair of pants! I love to be feminine and have that defined in my clothing. So I was able to dress modestly in pants when I needed to wear them. I wore the pair of jeans I found at the thrift store that I posted about here.



I did not wear this top for most of my day. Today my choir had our last rehearsal and we wore white shirts, I wore a white blouse. The same one I am wearing here with these jeans and the same necklace I am wearing here. I also wore a pink sweater that my dear friend hannah gave me. Then we had some more dear dear friends over for dinner when I got home from the thrift store, DMV(and no I did not get my permit), my mom was getting the license plates for our new trailer! We have one now for our civil war living history events! God is so good!!! We went to choir at the college at PHC and then to a party at some friends from choirs house celebrating our great finish of the year!
I also wore my favorite fall/winter sweater, as its been cold today! Its a moss green and very comfy and warm! My parents bought it for me from Nordstrom.com for christmas a few years ago and I just love it! the one thing I own from nordstrom in my closet besides a trench coat. The two things I own from them I just love! they are pricey though!

Details of the top I bought today at the thrift store for only $5.00!!!! I love purple and I have been wanting another purple top! I have one and now I have 3 actually! I bought this one and another one today at another thrift store. We have 2 thrift stores we love to shop at in Purcellville, VA.
My denim shoes, they have knots if you can't tell in the pic on them and they go great with the new jeans! I am happy about that! I bought them at offbroadway shoe warehouse. I love that store!

Also here are some of my finds at the thrift stores today. I found more great books and of course my top! Along with a great hankie, which I plan to remake into a collar for my civil war sheer dress. My sister did this for one of her dresses and now I want to try it!

This song book I thought was so sweet with its cover and it is all apparently songs that are classics according to my mother, who is a piano and voice teacher. The lady who wrote them was born in 1862 according to the small biography about her in the front of it. She apparently had her own sheet music and book shop in her home and taught music lessons for voice and piano. I thought it was sweet story! Her husband taught her to sing! It was only 5 dollars and is from the early 1900's! I found this book for only 1 dollar and it intrigued me by the title, as that verse in Matthew is one of my favorites! I can't wait to dive into it once I finish other books! Its called City on a Hill by Phillip Graham Ryken.
Here is the hankie, its hard to see the details, but its the little lace edge I loved and would be great material for a collar! It was only 2 dollars! I was thrilled!







I was intrigued by this story, when I was younger in elementary school my mother had us read this and I did not care for it and never finished it! Now I want to read it, as I believe the Red Badge of Courage is about the american civil war. I love american history and my dad says its a great read! He loves it. So I will try it! It was only 50cents! love the price!

I was just appalled that anyone would get rid of this one!!!! I love american literature and this is a treasure! All the way home in the car from choir I read a few of the stories and parts that are small paragraphs of information about each author! It was great to get dates and the stories of the authors lives as well as their essays, stories, and poems in one volume! I read parts of Thomas Jeffersons autobiography and loved it! I also read one of the letters John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail. We just watched some of the John Adams mini series as a family and it is also a great series! I love seeing american history come alive through series where the stories are accurate, great acting, and great period clothing! Reading their actual journals, letters, and all is even better though!

I also read some of a lady named Rebecca's article she wrote during the american civil war about the factories in the north. It was horrible some of the stories and she definately painted a picture, but its accurate I can not tell. She apparently was friends with Louisa May Alcotts father and other famous persons. She became a Lawyer later in life. And was married with many children.

This volume has many different eras of history in it with all the stories, essays, and even documents such as the Declaration of Independance, the Bill of Rights, and many other of our documents that our fore fathers used to give us our liberty! Its just so refreshing to me to hear about how our country came about under a christian and very just way!

Oh and it was only 50 cents! I was so happy!


Well that is all for now! But I will try and get a post in tomorrow or the next few days about my sewing project I have been doing. You shall see it soon! :)

In Christ,

Rebecca

2 comments:

KatySue Pillsbury said...

I love your outfit! I just recently discovered pants again after throwing out all of my old ones when I was convicted to dress modestly. I found a few pairs of pants that I think are modest, but in wearing them I've been getting the same questions!
I've gotten to share the reasons behind why I dress like I do with more people after I started wearing pants then I did when I only wore dresses/skirts.
Funny that!=)

Lola said...

Rebecca, you look sooo nice in the jeans! Thank you for showing that it is possible to look put-together, feminine, and modest, while wearing pants!