Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cozy Comfort

Hey y'all! With the crazy leggings-are-pants trend, handily, has come a smorgasbord of cute, long shirts that help make jeans modest. I love to wear these on chilly but-need-to-get-stuff-done days. This tunic has so many details I love: Arms-length, flattering silhouette, sparkle threads, warmth, super soft, high neckline, and fitted shoulders.

// tip of the day //
Don't be afraid to ask employees to help you find your size/color! I asked a sales associate at Dillard's last Friday to get me this tunic off of one of the mannequins since it was the last in my size. I used to be too shy to do that type of thing, but the rewards that come from just asking are so worth the temporary discomfort. ;) 

 // outfit details //
Tunic: Dillard's, Style&Co brand, $20 on sale, originally $70
Jeans: American Eagle, $20 on sale, originally $40
Slipper boots: Handmedown from my great-grandmother, who would have been 100 years old today! They were full of holes when I grabbed them from the trash bag as we were clearing out her closet, but I mended them on the long drive home and have gotten so much use out of them!
Necklace: Groopdealz, $5

 Confession: I'm wearing this outfit for the second day in a row. Yesterday I was down with Lyme-related nausea (but you already know that if you follow me on Instagram ;)) so I laid on the couch and did lots of research on MakingCosmetics.com and finished reading a book by John C. Maxwell. This outfit was so comfortable, I decided to wear it again today as we decorate for Christmas, even if the knees are a bit stretched out. ;)

I hope y'all are having a great week! Did you score any deals on Black Friday/ Cyber Monday?



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  1. Hey Olivia! I am looking for a natural foundation/concealer and was wondering if you had any suggestions…or any good recipes for homemade ones.
    Kathryn

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    1. I don't have any suggestions right now, but I'm hoping to have a recipe in the next couple months. :)

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    2. I don't have any suggestions right now, but I'm hoping to have a recipe in the next couple months. :)

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    3. Hey there! Have you tried Cowgirl Dirt? They're 100% natural and I love the way it feels on my face

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    4. Hey! Have you tried any of the MaryKay products before? Their makeup is natural and therefore unlike a lot of other makeup doesn't clog your pores. I feel like I don't even have makeup on my face when I use their products:) They're pretty reasonably priced too.

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    5. I have never tried Cowgirl Dirt, but I'll look into it, thanks. I may also look into making my own. I am trying to figure out if I'm allergic to something that is making my face break out right now and I know that unnatural make-up can do that so I'm trying to be careful when I choose a brand.
      Kathryn

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    6. Mary Kay Cosmetics are NOT natural nor are they reasonably priced. Shame on you for telling anyone otherwise.

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    7. Anonymous, I really waffled about whether to publish your comment or not because of the tone. Please be more cordial in the future and give yourself some sort of name/ letter. Thank you.

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    8. Hi, Kathryn

      I am not (yet😏) allowed to ware make up like concealer or blush, but have you tried GeoGirl? I know a lot of people who use it and say there concealer is really good quality and its all natural. There lip gloss is really good to... just saying.

      Merry Christmas! PLEASE SOMEONE BRING ME FIGGY PUDDING!!!

      🎅Rebekah🎄

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  2. oh, this does look cozy! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Does anyone have any tips on encouraging younger family members/sisters to dress modestly?

    Rose

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    1. Prayer to God, first and foremost, of course! After that, I think that when done with love and a true concern for them, and not just pushing your believes, every little sibling looks up to the older sister. Actions speak louder than words, and they will notice if you try to stay modest. Gently speaking "This is such an attractive, modest outfit" when you find one will go a long way- and, I think, even farther will asking THEM if they think what you are wearing is modest. Knowing that you think their opinion is of some value will make them want to really think about the modesty factor so that they HAVE something of value to offer. And, praise, praise, praise, whenever they make right choices! Even if it isn't a "pretty" outfit... as long as it's modest, praise it! And tell them what makes that particular outfit more modest than their normal ones :). It will take time, and ultimately you will not be able to change their hearts, but you can, Lord willing, *win* their hearts with loving care :). There may come a time when THEY come to YOU and ask "Is this modest?'. At that point, you can lovingly criticize their outfit if needed... while offering praise that they cared enough to get an outside opinion, and thanking them that they you were privileged to be the one they asked :). While my younger sisters have been raised with modesty in mind for more of a percentage of their life then I have, and I have never really had this struggle, I can say that these tips will work on more than just the issue of modesty :). Blessings to you, and praise God that you want to help your sisters to stay pure for Him :)!

      Blessings,

      Bri :)

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    2. I don't know the situation, but I've found that people tend to shut down when they have a bunch of Bible verses quoted at them and they're told, "You should do XYZ."
      The most subtle way to encourage your family members/sisters to dress modestly would be to do so yourself as you're around them--let your life be an example to them. If they ask you why you dress the way you do, tell them the truth--tactfully, respectfully, in love. Best wishes in your efforts!

      God bless,
      ~"Tom Wild Rose"~

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    3. You know there's really no sure-fire way to help someone dress modestly. It's really a calling from God to dress how He wants you to. What I would suggest is what my friends did to me. Dress modestly yourself but do not be very show-offy (Yes, I did just make that word up). "Modesty is more than just a hemline, it is an interior disposition that influences not only our dress but our thoughts and our actions" Leah Darrow. -Found on likenootherfashion.blogspot.com-
      Clara

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    4. Hi! If you need verses from the Bible, try Deuteronomy 22:5(KJV) which talks about not to wear that which pertains to a man(pants were created for men and worn by men even in Bible days. Even then girls and guys had way different clothes...) 1 Timothy 2:9 is also a good verse for dressing modestly. How my sister helped me was to lead by example. Her clothes were so cute and stylish and modest I loved her style and she would buy me clothes for Christmas too... hope this helps!

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    5. Hi Rose!
      I think that if you are ever asked by them why you "dress like that" you're honest and you tell them why. You don't have to preach at them and tell them that they're doing something wrong, but I would say tell them that you believe it is important to respect your body. I have a family that is totally for modesty and wear modest clothes, but they don't always wear skirts as much as I do. However, I've had grandparents ask me why I always wear skirts. Unfortunately, I didn't really take the opportunity to explain; I just said I like them.

      Sorry if that sounded preachy, but I hope it helps. :)
      Have a great weekend!
      Naomi
      livingasmodestgirls.wordpress.com

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    6. Well i it depends on what they think. If they think they dress modestly and they say they feel fine in their clothes, i think it is helpful for us to remember that it does not really matter what us girls think, but what our guys think. What seems fine to us my not be what a guy thinks is alright.
      I dont know if that will help.

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  4. Love this outfit! I'm on the hunt for longer tops that fit my style and that I can wear with jeans. The texture and color of this top are perfect - you'll be very chic decorating the Christmas tree!

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  5. Oh, when you come up with a foundation recipe please do share! I've been wanting a good recipe for so long!

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  6. So pretty, yet cozy looking! Amazing to me that you actually put jewelry on for a stay-home-and-decorate day. You always look so put together!
    Sorry to hear you're feeling down because of Lyme's again, praying for your health (and your family's).
    By the way, Olivia, I received my Fresh Apparel shirt in the mail a few days ago and absolutely love it! So excited for my skirt! I think it will literally double my wardrobe (counting all the times I've stood in my closet and thought, "Oh, this will look perfect with my fresh apparel skirt!" or "I can't wait for my skirt to come so I can wear this outfit!").
    Thanks for all your hard work!
    Blessings!
    ~Abby

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  7. Hey Olivia! Have the skirts started coming out yet? I'm really excited for mine to come!
    Sarah

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    1. Not yet! L.C. King is trying to get them to me by Christmas, but then I have to hem them still... so hopefully very close to the new year! Thanks for your patience!

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    2. Ok, Thank you so much! God bless
      Sarah

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  8. Beautiful! Don't worry...(secret confession) I wear outfits sometimes 4 times in a row! If they don't smell and aren't dirty, well, then nobody'll notice too much. :)))) Have a nice evening!

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  9. I looooove that shirt, Olivia :)!!! We decorated the Christmas tree last week. We have one more room, and then we will officially be done with that part of the Christmas season. I got materials for gifts today, so, Yay :)!!! On to the next item of business :)!

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  10. Loving the tunic outfits you've been posting lately Olivia! Super classy, but oh so practical for the demands of every day life! You are such an inspiration! Being sick, especially when you have a lot to do, can be really frustrating. Praying you'll feel better soon!
    As for black Friday deals, I did score on a pair of beautiful gray boots! They were on for twenty dollars and I haven't stopped wearing them since I got them:) I'm thinking I'll have to invest in some nice tunics since you always pair them with boots and it looks so nice!:)

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  11. Beautiful, as always! Even in comfy clothes ;)
    I can tell you, my comfy clothes are...not cute hehehe. Perhaps the reason is that "comfy" for me consists of PJs and a hoodie? Not classy, but functionalish :-)
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog: www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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  12. Cute new tunic! You look very cozy. Hope you're feeling better today!

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  13. Ahhh, I adore this outfit! White-on-dark-blue is one of my favorite combinations (yeah, I have a lot of those xD). Aw, happy birthday to your grandmother!! That's so sweet. And I just love your light blue eye shadow! Usually colorful eye shadow is not really my thing, but that shade is actually so lovely, and, again, completely fitting for this month!

    I can't wait to start decorating our tree for Christmas! My mom already did most of the decorating-around-the-house, but the putting-up-the-tree-and-decorating-it is yet to happen, which we usually do around next week. :) Gah, I am just such a fan of this season! The tree with its lights always puts such a lovely, warm, Christmassy glow in the house.

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  14. Hey, Olivia, I love that outfit! Also, I wanted to let you know about a prayer date tonight at 8pm EST for the persecuted Christians around the world. I'm hoping to get a lot of people together on this as it's a very important topic. We won't be meeting anywhere, but if you and some friends want to, that would be great! I'm sort of taking the verse, "Where two or more are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them" to mean gathered in Spirit, as well.

    I hope you and some other can join us!

    love,
    Ruth

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  15. What a cute outfit!

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  16. Love it! The contrast between the dark denim and white tunic is beautiful. Haha, yes, the
    "leggings-are-pants trend" is SO crazy. Can't wait for it to go. But thank heaven for tunics. :) God bless you!

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  17. Love your outfit Olivia! This is diffidently one of my favorite posts! I just love your blog! When I first started dressing modestly, I was so discouraged until found you blog! without this blog I'd probably be in my mini skirt and midriff shirt right now (lol) thanks a lot for everything!

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  18. I love that sweater. It looks very cozy and classy and there is nothing better than sparkle thread!

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  19. That is just my kind of outfit, simple and elegant. I LOVE Beeyoutiful's cosmetics, they look so much better than the cheap stuff, and don't leave my skin feeling gross. So sorry you are still dealing with Lyme, that sounds awful.

    http://alivemasterpiece.blogspot.com/

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  20. Could you tell me name of the AE jeans you are wearing? I went there today and didn't find any in that cut. (maybe I missed them) I'm figuring I can find them on ebay if I get the name. Love you website! I grew up wearing skirts and hated it. Reading your Moms post on why you wear skirts and seeing the way you embrace it so joyfully has really helped me to view them in a positive light. I even find myself wishing I had chose a skirt for the day now. :)

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  21. Love your eyeshadow! Are you experimenting with new looks? I have been and hope to continue throughout the year of 2015

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  22. This outfit is sooo cute!! I love tunic sweaters :) or sweater tunics, whatever you call them
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    Ruth N.

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  23. Love this outfit! It looks gorgeous on you! I love that it's so comfy but cute at the same time.

    http://www.geekyjessy.blogspot.com

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  24. Olivia door think that wearing pants is sinful?

    Rebekah

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  25. I know this is an old post but I LOVE this! :-)

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