I am a Plus Size Mommi. As a child I was a tiny little thing as far as clothes went, even though I was always very tall for my age. I never dreamed I would be a Plus Size in my adult years. But, that is changing with my new healthy eating on Trim Healthy Mama – but that’s another story.
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For now, this is who I am and I have finally learned how to dress myself – sorta. When I transitioned to wearing only skirts nearly 4 years ago, I really didn’t know what I was doing. I bought some easy-to-wear skirts, jean skirts and I had some nicer skirts for church and just left it at that. I have solely worn skirts since then, even through my entire fourth pregnancy.
Like I’ve told many people over the years, it really wasn’t that different to change to skirts only. I could still do all my housework and take care of the kids just as easily as I did in jeans – if not easier, because I didn’t have to keep pulling up those low-rise jeans all the time. Not to mention the fact that I have an extremely long inseam (37.5″), which made it difficult to find good fitting jeans that were both long enough and comfy to wear all day.
That being said, I was never a fashionista when it comes to coordinating clothes. In high school, I wore jeans and t-shirts or sweatshirts. So when I transitioned to skirts, I just transferred my keen sense of style over, only with skirts, and did nothing else to help my appearance. THEN…I found CATO. Oh my what a glorious store that is!! In fact, pretty much all my outfits come from there these days. I love that I can find entire outfits that fit me at a fraction of the cost for them in a department store. And with my mom’s help I have added accessories to my wardrobe.
I am participating in a fun blog hop where 10 other bloggers and I are sharing our Seasonal Skirt Wearing outfits. Be sure to visit my co-sponsors and feel free to link up your own post on modest Spring wear at the end of this post!!
Erin at For Him and My Family
Laura at Raising Soldiers 4 Christ
Kyndra at Sticks, Stones, and Chicken Bones
Selena at Look! We’re Learning!
Mrs Wardeat Sceleratus Classical Academy
Cynthia at Cynce’s Place
Melissa at Life Off the Paved Road
Dawnita at Fogleman Forerunner
Hilary at Our Homeschool Studio
Annette at In All You Do
So without further ado, here are some of my new Spring outfits – in a smaller size than I wore during the winter months!! YAY!!!
Coral shirt, coral tank, belt, skirt and necklace all from CATO. (Did you not believe me when I said I love that store?)
Shoes: Tan sandals from Wal-Mart (I know…big spender)
This is a new outfit I found and bought to wear on Resurrection Sunday. It is a bright color that I love to wear. The skirt is a wide-band elastic waist that is very forgiving while I teach my 1-2 year olds during Sunday School. The first time I wore the sandals they were not that comfy, but the second time they were much better. I wore my hair completely down and straight on this Sunday.
Top: Navy & White striped shirt from CATO
Tank: Navy tank from CATO
Skirt: Denim skirt from CATO
Jacket: Navy blue light-weight cardigan by INC from Macy’s
Necklace & Bracelet both from CATO
Hair: Flip pony tail with Classic Etched Cross Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose
This outfit is another new one, except for the cardigan, which is actually a little big now, since I’ve lost some weight. Whoot! But it’s a nice light-weight jacket for when the cool winds are blowing, but I don’t need anything heavy. It’s also a soft, slinky material that feels cool on my skin which helps when I’m working in the nursery. The skirt is a semi-stretchy denim material, which also works well in the nursery when you’re bending and moving constantly. You’ll also notice that I didn’t mention my shoes. But, I figure flip-flops are pretty self-explanatory. That’s pretty much what I have on my feet from the time the temps hit 50 or above until there is snow on the ground. I know…not very stylish or good for my feet, but I just love them.
Cardigan, top shirt, cream tank, necklace all from CATO
Skirt: Denim skirt from Style J
Shoes: Brown ribbon flip-flops from Target (a few years ago)
This outfit is very versatile in that I can wear the cardigan or not. I’ve done both. Either way, it is so comfortable that I often wear this shirt around the house even when I’m not heading out in public. The denim skirt is not my favorite, because it has a wider waistband with 3 buttons that can be restricting at times. But on the upside…it does make my tummy bulge look a little slimmer, so I do wear it on occasion. You may notice that my hair is curly/wavy. This is my natural hair, but in order for it not to look bleh, it actually takes me longer to do than using the straightening iron. But, my husband does like this look so I put in the time when I can.
Shirt: Christian t-shirt from our local Christian bookstore
Skirt: Gray cotton skirt with elastic waistband from CATO
Hair clip: Classic Etched Cross Flexi-Clip from Lilla Rose
I wanted to share this outfit with you to keep it real. This outfit is what one I would typically wear around the house in my day-to-day life. Just keepin’ it real folks. I have 4 wild kids and a home that I am constantly cleaning and managing. I don’t dress up for my husband every day. Please don’t shun me – it’s just how we roll around here. We are a one car family, so I rarely leave the house without him or the kids, which is another reason I don’t dress up in my “nice” clothes. Comfy is the way for me. You’ll also notice I didn’t get my shoes in the picture. That’s because they are just plain-jane black flip-flops from Wal-Mart. I told you I wore them all the time. 🙂 And I typically wear my hair in a ponytail or with the sides pulled back like this picture, because I can’t stand for it to be in my face while I’m cleaning, working or schooling. NOTE: I love this skirt. In fact, I have it in about 5 colors that go with various t-shirts in my closet. These are what I rotate through during the week. They are also great for our 12-hour drives to and from OK when we go to visit family.
So that’s a glimpse into my fancy-shmancy closet – NOT!! But seriously, it is possible to dress modestly and cute at the same time. I love my skirts and the versatility it really gives me. I’m cool in the Spring/Summer months and warm in the Fall/Winter with some creative layering. I also find that other than adding a jacket or long-sleeve shirts, my closet doesn’t have to rotate near like it used to, which makes it that much easier for me!
I would also like to thank my 8-year old, Mister Bull, for helping me with the photography in this post!!! He really surprised me and did a great job with very few blurry photos!!
How do you dress modestly during the Spring? Link up with us and visit my co-sponsors in this series.
Visit my post on Seasonal Skirt Wearing for Little Girls to see how our daughter dresses in only skirts/dresses.
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