Showing posts from 2014

Christmas Day Outfit! // Last Post of 2014!

Hi friends! Can you believe that tomorrow is the last day of 2014?! What a year! It has been full of new experiences and milestones, and is a year that I won't soon forget. I'm excited to be wrapping up my first full year with Sunday Best, and even polished up my layout to kick off 2015. So, here's one last outfit post for 2014 as I look forward to a brand new set of twelve months in which to live and to blog. :)

Christmas Eve Outfit

Happy weekend-after-Christmas friends! I hope that you've all had a beauteous week. After such a momentous occasion, it of course follows that the fashion bloggers are rolling up their sleeves (J. Crew style ;) and getting down to business on outfit posts!

It's Christmastime! :)


Vintage Magazines Part 1

Happy weekend! I've got a special treat for my vintage-loving ladies today. I'll be sharing a glimpse into the mid 20th century through my four antique magazines. This little collection started about two years ago and includes two LIFE magazines from 1946 and 1947, a 1953 edition of HOLIDAY, and a Saturday Evening Post from 1961. They provide an interesting first-hand look at the events, inventions and fashion of a bygone era. So sit back, relax, and head back in time with me.  

Birthday in Mint

Greetings readers! I'm a bit behind in my posting this week - though I actually did have time, I was simply  a bit forgetful. Perhaps it was a combination of the whir of the season as well as my continuing virus (I'm finally starting to feel better today!). In any case, I'm here now! :D

December Daze / God Became Man

Hello and how do you do, everyone? This week I've spent my days fighting off a mild virus, my evenings attending parties, and my nights listening to wind and rain. December days are enough to put anyone in a December daze!

Why Knot?

Greetings! What has been filling your December so far? Mine has been full of blogging, babysitting, more blogging, more babysitting, a Christmas party (the first of four parties this week), a couple of rainfalls, and plenty of tea. December is the month that makes me feel like there's almost too much fun. All the same, it is a cozy, celebratory time that is especially meaningful for those of us who are seeking to honor the birth of our Savior.

One Lovely Blog Award

Greetings and Happy Friday to you, reader! The kind and talented Bethany of Liberty or Death nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award last week, so today I'm sharing it with you - thanks Bethany! For this award, the blogger shares seven facts about themselves, then tags others.

Thanksgiving Outfit

It's the first week of December everyone...wait...what?! Another year has just absolutely flown by. It's already time again for cozy evenings with hot chocolate, the smell of spices in the air, Christmas carols, and going to sleep under a huge mound of blankets. Before I get too ahead of myself, take a look at what I wore for Thanksgiving.

Grateful Blogger Tag

   Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :D This is a great day to take some time to think on all the blessings God has given us, and to remember to thank Him for them! One handy way to do this is to participate in a blog tag. ;) Thank you to dear Evie (see her blog at Me, Myself and I) for tagging me. :)

Forest Fashion / Relationship #1

Good afternoon and happy Thanksgiving week readers! I hope you have something special planned for this Thursday, and if not, at least a plan of sitting down and thanking God for His lovingkindness. Today I would like to share with you an outfit and the #1 thing we can thank the Lord for!

Hair Tutorial: Casual Gibson Tuck

Happy weekend folks! At long last, I have another hair tutorial for you. Allow me to introduce my own version of the popular Gibson (or Hairband) Tuck. I'm still perfecting it (though it's much easier with shorter hair!), and it's a little messier than the usual tuck, mainly because that's just the way my hair is. However, I like the part boho, part early 20th century look. It has old-fashioned charm, while still being casual. :)

Chambray Tunic

Top o' the evening to you ladies! Are you keeping off the chill of this November day? Or do you live somewhere that's getting warm and toasty?  It's definitely cooling off here on the Pacific Coast. :)

Casual Wednesday

Greetings readers! We are now returning to our regularly scheduled program. ;) Last week I only wrote one post, so I decided that instead of trying to make up by doing three this week I'd go ahead and just do two as usual. Life happens, as I'm sure you all well know!

Historical Fashion How-To: 1940's Formal

Greetings all! I hope you are having a restful Sunday. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this comeback post of Historical Fashion. My best friend had a mystery party that was set in the 1940's, and I'm here to show you what I wore and how I did my hair and makeup for this special event!

Cozy Plaid/ Debt Free!

Hi all! I mixed prints...AGAIN! It was actually unplanned. Well, just scroll down. ;)

Modesty Tips

Happy weekend ladies! How has your Saturday been so far? Mine has been busy with church cleaning, exercising, and blogging, with Sunday School lesson planning and hopefully movie watching this evening!    Today I would like to do something different from my usual Saturday post. Yesterday I was inspired to show you some little "tricks of the trade" I have used in order to make my wardrobe more modest. So far, I've only come up with three that go beyond the obvious realm of camisoles and leggings. Maybe another post will come down the road when I try something new. :) For now, let's roll the

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. ;)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Guest Post: Costume Inspired Dress by Jill

Hi, my name is Jill and I blog over at the Wizard of Odds and Ends, my craft/fashion/chatty blog. First off, I want to thank Paige for asking me to do a guest post! I am thrilled to have this opportunity! I've been trying to figure out what to write about for nearly a week. Lately, I've been writing a Handmade Wardrobe Series on my blog where I try to build two or three outfits around one article of clothing that I made. It has been challenging, but SO much fun. Today, I decided I'd show an earlier piece of sewing that I did.

Waiting for Winter

H'lo all! How has your week been so far? Mine has so far consisted of still trying to shake this cold, while getting back into normal weekly stuff, as well as attending a medieval festival!
   Last week in the throes of illness (obviously we weren't at death's door) Mom thought it would be fun to style a couple of outfits for me and do a photo shoot. Both of the winsome ensembles she put together have a wintry look, and as the air is beginning to chill a bit, they can be made use of before too long! Onward to the first outfit...

Guest Post: Rebekah's Outfits

Hi, I'm Paige's friend Rebekah. Upon Paige's request, I'd like to share a couple outfits with you. These outfits really make me think of autumn, and even winter. They have a warm look, and work well for any lady, really. <3 Enjoy!

I love this outfit because it has a "fallish" look. I chose to do darker jeans, but I've found that a lighter wash works just as well. The leather jacket is warm, but stylish. This outfit also looks great with light brown heels if it's a warmer day. 

Jacket ~Kohl's, Turtle neck sweater  ~Kohl's, Jeans ~Kohl's, Boots ~Kohl's

Pink and Girly / Earning God's Love?

Greetings, friends! It's time for an outfit post. :)

Fashion Defined: A Matter of Shoes Part 2

Okay, folks! Are you ready to learn more about shoes? Today we're launching into a lesson about the more comfortable side of the footwear spectrum - athletic and casual shoes!

A Walk and an Outfit

Good afternoon, ladies! Another week is in full swing. It's been a little while since I've given you more than a brief life update, so here goes!
   Lately, I've been babysitting for one family regularly at least once a week and on many weeks I have one or even two other childcare jobs. Last week I babysat at least a bit each day from Monday - Friday! I also have a once-a-week cleaning job of my own and one that I help my mom with whenever it works out. In addition to having jobs, there are things like teaching children's church, attending Bible study, blogging, volunteering at the pregnancy care center, practicing is full! Transitioning into the life of an adult has been a little bit stressful for me at times, I admit. All the same, it's exciting, and I enjoy the feeling of earning my own money and learning skills that will be useful for the rest of my life. :)

Janeite Tag

Happy Saturday, all! In lieu of the next installment of Fashion Defined I will be posting The Janeite tag today. Thank you for tagging me Evie! See Evie's blog here: A Period Drama Fangirl.

50's Inspired Casual Outfit

It's already Thursday, my friends! Due to certain circumstances (mainly me being easily distracted and having trouble focusing), I didn't get this post up yesterday. I thought Thursday would be a better day anyway. Right? ;) I any case, I'll stop this nonsense and get on to the outfit.

Giveaway Winner! / Taking Time to be With God

Last night, the time had come to choose the winner of Sunday Best's Blogoversary Giveaway.

All the names were in the hat. 

The suspense grew as I mixed up the entries.

Who would it be?!? How intense could my face get?!? ( I have to post this pic to remind you that most of what ends up on here is the  cream of the crop out of many silly shots :P)
*drum roll please*

   We had a winner! Congratulations Cassie! You just won a purse! :D Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. It was a great way to celebrate a year of blogging.

  So, what have you ladies been up to lately?  I am quite busy this week (yes, I said that AGAIN) with a small cold to boot! This whole "being an adult" thing can get kind of exhausting. ;) Anyway, I just might be able to get an outfit post up tomorrow afternoon or evening. It's been far too long!
   Whatever you are up to, I hope that you are taking time to be with the Lord each day. Even when your day seems completely full, try your be…

Guest Post: The Viola

Hello Everyone, My name is Evie and I blog at “A Period Drama Fangirl”, I am very excited today because my new friend (the owner of this blog) Paige invited me to do a guest post. Of course I eagerly accepted, so thanks for having me Paige! :)

Today’s post will be on the viola as I personally think that the Viola is a very underrated instrument that deserves some love. So I am writing this post to hopefully raise awareness about this lovely instrument.
I have been playing the viola for 10 years (since I was 7)  and I think it has the most beautiful tonal quality. The Viola also  has the ability to have the melody (but that is rare) and  often provides the lower register notes to provide the much needed sound that is present in an orchestra.

Those are the four strings that are on a viola... so basically the most common question I am asked is "What exactly is a viola?"

Nope, it’s a completely different instrument!

You know this ^ diagram is sadly true, which makes me sad :(
To answe…

One Year Blogoversary Giveaway!

Woohoo! Sunday Best and All the Rest has existed for an entire year today! How quickly the time has flown. I would like to give a big THANK YOU to all my readers. After all, without you there would be no point in writing this blog. ;) Also, thank you to my mom for being such a willing photographer and to those who encouraged me to start blogging and helped me to get off on the right foot. Most of all, thanks be to the Lord who has given me the privilege of having this blog as an instrument of encouragement to others. Now, before this sounds too much like an award acceptance speech, let's get on to the....


Fashion Defined: A Matter of Shoes Part 1

Oh, shoes! We girls seem to have no problem collecting footwear. There's a pair for every occasion in our lives, whether it's in our closet, our imagination, or on our pinboard. With all these shoes, there's plenty of room for confusing terms and styles; it's enough to make a gal's head spin! If you get online looking for a certain kind of heel, it might take you a while to find just what you're looking for. Knowing your shoe definitions will help you narrow down your search a lot faster, plus it's actually fun to learn (at least for me it is...;)!

  Let's get started by making sure we know the basic parts of a shoe. This will help us to know the variations between different shoe styles.The upper is the top part of the shoe, while the sole is the bottom. The upper can be divided into several sections. The toe box covers the toes. The vamp is the part of the upper that goes from the toe box to front of the leg. The quarters refer to the back part of u…