• 30 Day Challenges,  Fashion

    Let’s Pretend

    Do you ever imagine what it might be like if you were a celebrity? I do. Often, even though I can’t act worth beans and I don’t actually think I would like the life of fame, I imagine walking the red carpet and being interviewed; and mostly, it’s because of the clothes. I would love to be a woman who had access to sweeping gowns made by brilliant designers, to be fitted perfectly to my body; I would love to have someone professionally touch up my makeup — or learn how to do it myself, since I have a thing against other people touching my face — and fix my…

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    The Power of Modesty

    So today in the parking lot at the grocery store, as I was crossing the parking lot from returning a cart, the van coming at me stopped to let me go past and, as I always do, I waved my thanks and headed straight on. But as I passed the open passenger’s side window of the van, a man’s voice called out “have a nice day!” and I glanced over to see him smiling appreciatively at me. I was wearing this outfit, minus the cardigan, with flat shoes. Just a regular girl. Oh, and glasses. And being the person that I am (aka, not rude, and not confrontational), I simply…

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    Modesty

    One thing I never really talk about on the blog but always strive to do is dress modestly, but I’ve never given modesty a ton of thought until now. Ever since I started dating Mr. Owl, I’ve become… perhaps not more modest, but more aware of the way I dress. There have been outfits– tops, specifically– that seemed just fine but over the day they readjusted and got lower until I didn’t realize that I was showing just a little too much. And even if I’ve mirror-checked, there are some days when I just don’t account for the fact that things adjust when you sit down or do activities, and might get…