Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sweater Weather / Wedding Dress Expediton

   Good week to you, readers! October is nearly over - can you believe it?! And do you know what that means? It's sweater weather! Well, it is for me anyway. ;)

   This green sweater has been a favorite of mine for two years now, yet somehow has not made its way into an outfit post until today! Part of the reason I like this photo is that the subtle boat neck always makes me think of 1950's style necklines. Yesterday, I paired this piece with my well-worn denim skirt. Gray tights and black boots were in keeping with the outfit's cool colors. A silver necklace jazzed up the ensemble, while also carrying on the winter color scheme. "Casual but cute" describes the overall look of this cool-weather outfit. 

   Over this past weekend I enjoyed having a little out-of-town getaway and fellowship with friends as I joined in a wedding dress shopping expedition. You see, I have a friend who is getting married and asked me to be one of her bridesmaids because she felt that I was like a little sister to her. Yay! Going shopping was a fun and new experience for me, and I'd like to share it with you, especially since you most likely are interested in clothes if you're reading this. 
   I traveled to the bride's town with her mom, then set off to another city with them and her grandma early the next morning. We went to a Dress Dash event held by Brides for a Cause; They sell  the dresses for $150, and the proceeds go to give weddings to women with terminal illnesses. On this day, the doors opened to the room with the dresses at 7 am. The gowns were arranged on racks by size, and a small army of women was ready to grab them. Thankfully, they were all polite and there weren't any"bride-zillas". My friend tried on a few dresses, but didn't find anything that was just right.
   After breakfast, we went to a David's Bridal store and  the bride made an appointment for that afternoon. We went window shopping downtown (yes yes, I visited some consignment stores!), had lunch, then went to the appointment. You can be sure I had a fun time looking at all those dresses! Here, they were arranged by style, with various sizes in each design. There were also sale dresses (I'm guessing they were on clearance) that were arranged by size. My friend tried on several gowns, and ended up finding the one that she wanted. With a few alterations, it will meet her modesty standards. I'm looking forward to seeing her wear it on her special day. :)

Some dresses in my size...I had to look, right?

Rows of covered dresses

Have you been part of shopping for a bridal gown
Where did the bride (or you, if you're married!) find the perfect dress?

 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”
 And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Revelation 19:7-8

Friday, October 24, 2014

Winsome Prints

   Hello all! Happy weekend to you! :) I hope you have something fun planned for this last bit of October. Today I'd like to show you another one of my print mixing experiments.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Schoolgirl Chic / Poll Results

  Good day, all! Has your week been off to a good start? Mine began in a busy but fun way of cleaning house and fellowship with friends.

  As those of you who visit this blog regularly might notice, I got a hair cut! If there's nothing else to encourage a girl to dress with style, a new hair cut will. ;) On the day my locks were restyled, I put together an outfit that has almost a schoolgirl look to it. I tried something completely new and layered a button-up chambray under a yellow sweater. These were put with a knee-length pleated skirt, tights, and brown shoes. Though most of the colors were warm, the chambray top's icy shade didn't clash. It added a unique twist to an otherwise classic outfit.

   Below are the insightful results of what thirteen readers voted for as their favorite posts in this week's poll. I want to thank each of you for participating! If the percentages seem odd, keep in mind that each person was able to choose more than one answer.

76% voted for outfit posts
69% voted for historical fashion
61% voted for hair tutorials
23% voted for Fashion Defined
23% voted for devotionals
23% voted for guest posts

   So, what does this poll mean for Sunday Best? To begin with, I have decided to discontinue regular posting in the Fashion Defined series and use it as a more sporadic outlet for any research I do. Though guest posts and devotionals are also not as popular, I think the former is important for relationships with other bloggers and the latter is something that is close to my heart for this blog. Because hair tutorials and historical fashion are more popular, these will be things that I will work on doing more posts on! :)

The sun shall be no more they light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Isaiah 60:19

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stripes+Chevron / Make a Day

  Since becoming a fashion blogger, I have definitely become braver in the world of clothes. For example, I've been mixing patterns that I wouldn't have before. This casual outfit from last week was a first time for me, as I paired pinstripes with a chevron pattern.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Dress and Heeled Oxfords!


  Afternoon, friends! I hope you are having a good week so far. How's the weather where you live? In my neck of the woods we had a sudden transition from summer to fall during the early part of last week. Last Sunday I wore a wool skirt to church, whereas the week before I wore sandals to the evening service! It's definitely time for a wardrobe transition.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fashion Defined: Short Pants

Happy weekend ladies! Are you ready for another fashion defining adventure? Let's go!

   Once upon a time, I wanted short pants that weren't, well...shorts. I was glad to finally find some for this summer at a consignment store. They're jeans that hit me at my calf muscle and have a small notch on the outer seam. Because of my slender legs, they look better rolled up just below my knee, hence they appear shorter in these pictures than the actually are. I have called them capris and crop pants, but decided to find out for sure when writing a blog post including them (see here). I decided they were pedal pushers at the time, but it's not really as simple as that.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Cool in Blue / Laughing at Myself

 Hello ladies! I hope your week has been off to a lovely start. :) Here, we've been enjoying a very summery October so far. All the same, it's about time to talk about cool weather clothes - today I'd like to share with you another winter outfit styled by my mom!