Good afternoon dears! We normally don’t like to put up posts after lunch time, but, due to a morning of errands, it couldn’t be helped. In a way that is how blogging should be, right? You keep to a schedule, but at the same time leave room for the days when you just can’t get that post out “on time”. Life is a matter of being bent; learning how to work with the twists and turns is a part of learning how to live well before the King. So if you can use up a lovely morning with your family in productivity and good conversation, then it is worth getting a little off schedule in other things. Oh, and to make it even better, don’t forget to end your day with an evening stroll…
…all this coming from the most laid back of family members in the Boyer household, so don’t believe me 😉
The weather here in Southern Ohio has been, um… pleasant of late… especially after the rather hot’n sweaty week. One just doesn’t know how refreshing a couple normal, dry summer days can be until you have sweated through several humid ones. Pleasant weather has a way of bringing out a lot of good, making you feel like you could do just about anything, and the world couldn’t stop you, even if it tried.
Speaking of not stopping, the girls and I have been greatly influenced as of late by a few friends as to what we clothe ourselves with. But what young ladies wouldn’t when they have a fashion/creative lifestyle blog? Anyhow, we were talking about vintage fashion, and what it would be like if we went all out and really embraced the idea of creating vintage wardrobes. Not all at once mind, but in a way that is sort of like saving up your money in the bank–a couple tens or twenties at a time.
There are a lot of cons to this old way of dressing, though: lots of time, money, planning, research, and over all adjusting to the fit of the clothes. Then there are the pros: mastering sewing techniques on your own garments; learning all sorts of wonderful things through the research process; learning to be thrifty with your fabric purchases; enjoying a wardrobe tailored just for you; most especially, wearing garments that honor the Name of our Sovereign King Jesus.
The last pro doesn’t mean that the styles that came out of the vintage eras are the only fashion styles that are truly modest and pleasing to the Lord. In no such way do I mean this. I believe that there are several fashions that are honoring and pleasing to the Lord. However, if you have the capabilities to grow in understanding and wisdom in the art of sewing and dressmaking, then why not take the opportunity at hand? And let me tell you, the only reason we are choosing styles from the vintage eras over anything else is because of how comely, neat, and practical they are.
Dears, I am not making a case here to be argued over, just so you know. I am merely sharing with you what we have been discussing here of late. This is something that the girls and I want to embrace, and we are going to do it in ways that will be beneficial, rather than harmful to our way of life. As Christians, it should be a duty to do all things well, and that is exactly what we are setting out to accomplish–dressing well.
Dress: Made by Charlotte, given to me // Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens // Necklace: 1920’s Jadeite c/o Chronically Vintage // Hair flowers: Assorted
Summers just aren’t good to my lower half–scars from old bug bites are never very attractive. Oh well…
The gobs of yellow from the black-eyed susans and my winsome smile in this picture just reminded me of an old tune called “Sunny Side of the Street”. There is a verse in there that says:
” If I never had a cent
I’d be rich as Rockefeller
Gold dust at my feet
On the sunny side of the street.”
There are so many, many things that we could be wishing for, and breaking our hearts over. The girls and I could easily run into such muck with this new idea of embracing full vintage styled wardrobes, but we’re not going to. We’re going to keep enjoying the things that we have now, looking at the gold dust at our feet, on the very sunny side of the street.
What is your favorite historic or vintage era to look at?
Could you see yourself wearing vintage all the time?
For those of you who do wear it all the time, do you have any tips for us?
Much love, and many blessings to you all.
Jessica, the Eldest Sister & Singer