Saturday, December 9, 2017

Outfit of the Month December 2017

Nearing the end of the year, I would love to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! I would like to know for the new year if everyone would like me to continue to post an outfit of the month or do a different monthly post... Whether it be quotes, tips, or other outfits... let me know your thoughts! Otherwise, enjoy the blessed season!

Accordion To Kellie: Russian Red.... Red red!  @Penny Kearney I love the beret hat with this one! I just love to see the bright cheerful colors and the feminine look of this outfit!
How to Wear Your Midi Skirt This Winter - Page 16 of 30 - Fashion Style MagThis couldn't get much better!

Also I wanted to share some skirts that are already available for sale. They come in green and grey and are decently priced.... I certainly love these skirts and I hope you do as well!
Lace Up For Your Love High Waist Velvet Skirt in Green/Grey(

God bless!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Be A Man!!!!

Fight for our beliefs!
This post is for the men out there. Yesterday was Black Friday. The day that brings out the worst in most people. The greed, selfishness, and utter immaturity of the people. In one instance there were two men who were fighting over a toy car. Yes, grown men. (If you want to read more on this, here is the link: They even let you watch the video. How generous. This incident disgusted me and so I thought I would write a letter to the men out there. (I am well aware that women definitely have their share of such behavior on Black Friday as well).

My dear fellow men,
   What has happened to Godly manhood? Is fighting over toys in a store, kneeling during the national anthem, or cussing excessively what it has come to? I must say, especially proven by this incident, age does not make one a man. Christ died for us and is more persecuted now than ever. Don't be cowards! Step up and fight for your principles, not a toy car. Remember Thomas Jefferson's words, "One man with courage is a majority." Put on the armor of God! Not the toy one that comes in aisle three. Take back the kingdom of God! Stand for the principles which you say you believe in so firmly. Prove to God you want His kingdom! When you die, will you be remembered for attending sports games? For playing video games? For attaining wealth? For buying a toy car? No! You will be remembered for your principles and if you were worthy enough to believe them! I am calling you all to take the fight and to only press forward. Fight Satan in the public square, where he is demanding approval everyday. Pray the rosary. Fight for Holy Mother Church against every way in which She is attacked. Let integrity guide you! When you fight for the Lord and make yourself worthy of Him, you are worthy of anything. Be a man! More so, be a man of God and a knight of Our Lady!

Montgisard - Deus que fazia aparecer sua força nos fracos inspirou o rei Balduíno IV que desceu de sua montaria, prosternou-se com a face contra a terra diante da Cruz e rezou com lágrimas. À vista disto, o coração de todos os soldados se enterneceu. Eles estenderam todos a mão sobre a verdadeira Cruz e juraram jamais fugir; e, em caso de derrota, olhar como traidor e apóstata quem fugisse em vez de morrer.

Thank you!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Outfit of the Month November 2017

What culture says vs. what God says

A lot of people  think that wearing immodest clothes makes them look cool.... but it really doesn't.

Hello my dear readers! I know I didn't post anything last month..... My sincere apologies. But, I have put together yet another outfit in hopes if inspiring you to continue in the fight to dress modestly but also femininely and elegantly!
We are daughters of God and Modesty is the virtue which we show others our hearts and do not distract them by wearing 'intriguing' clothing. I might have said this before but I find that all clothing is attractive.... But what do you want to attract? That is where the difference lies.
We dress beautifully because we are made in the image and likeness of God and He is grandeur itself. What better way to portray Him? He wants to show us off to others and say "Look at my daughter! See her heart and how beautiful it is!"  Anyway, let's get to the outfit! :)
Another place, another time, yet still a girl, like me, with hopes, fears, and dreams.Lisa Auger : Apple Trees Like Lace I just love the elegance of the women in these paintings! pino daeni - Searchdress skirt jacket coat top hat hair character <-- I'm basically pinning this for the Dobermann =P you don't see enough of them!

So, this was already put together but I just love it! The colors scream Autumn and they are perfect for a nippy November!
Urban Vibes | Modest Style Inspo on @shesintentional with @jwyatt3047

Since the items she is wearing are not available for sale, I found some other things to attach if you are interested in buying something online!

The red skirt is also available in gray and a light brown.

I love the pattern on that skirt! Festive and elegant!

Here are some beautiful shirts that I found also. Due to the copyright, I cannot upload the pictures here but I have the links so that you can look at them if you are interested!

1.   (comes in multiple colors)
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4. (comes in multiple colors)

That is all folks! Oh yes! I have a hat blog coming up and also, I promise there will be more book reviews soon!
Signing off for now... God bless you and God bless America!

(One last picture... I love how this picture frames the frustration of today's world making it hard to dress modestly :)  The sarcasm says it ALL)

This is exactly why girls take so long to get ready!!! We always have to put on 25 hundred layers of clothes on!!! .... and then fix our hair, pick out our shoes, make sure our purse doesn't clash.... lol

That's Right, Open That Mind!

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 30 Inspirational Quotes About Women That Encourages To See The Best In Life
Hello Everyone! I FINALLY sat down to write this blog. I have wanted to do this one for a long time now.
Why did I title this article in such a way? Well, if it intrigues you, keep reading!

Femininity (and all Catholics really) require the art of open mindedness. I am going to start with a few stories of personal experience. I work with a young man who has more liberal ideas and need I say more? We don't really agree politically (amazing how elections can bring everyone to talk about politics and reveal more about them!). Anyway, we have had many arguments about multiple topics. However, he is still one of my favorite people to work with (also, he showed me that not all liberals are immature and that you can still be professional after an argument)... Why do I like to work with him so much? He is open minded! Other people at work have observed the 'arguments' and they made ridiculous comments and even he silenced them because he was not arguing to embarrass me or anything of that sort. He has even stated that he just wants to know why I think certain things to understand my point of view and have a mature conversation. Now, I know multiple people who share the same beliefs politically but they will shut down everything I say - on every little matter..... every. little. thing. They definitely do not make me feel welcome and I count the minutes until they are gone. So, why be open-minded? I have an analogy. Imagine that you are a house and it is storming outside. You see people outside who do not know where to go. They are looking but cannot find a peaceful place to resist the storm. Seeing them, you call out to them and tell them to come in. But, you also have locked your doors. You continue to tell them how wonderful it is inside and they might even try to enter. But, you never open the door. You say great things but will then refuse to really help them. What is the obvious result? They are gong to move on and pay no heed to you again and you lost that opportunity to share your faith with them.
We women are the ones to nurture others (physically AND spiritually). We care for them and we show them that we care about them. As Catholics this is especially important because we are the messengers of Christ. Being open minded shows that you value others' opinions which shows that you care about them and are truly not only being condescending because you alone know the truth. That is more likely to win people over for Christ (not to mention that others will enjoy your company much more). Also, a conversation goes both ways, one needs to listen and one needs to speak. The rules apply to all! Let me also be clear. Open-mindedness means not that you have to agree with them, but, that you are open to discussion and hearing all perspectives to gain understanding. Also, have you noticed how some people will not discuss things because they are afraid they are wrong? To open your mind to others shows that you are grounded in your convictions but that you want to understand them and that you are also always open to learning (especially because no one is knows everything, you might learn something new!) . I just want to also add that I find closed minded people to be rude and it usually drives from selfish motives and has no patience and lacks any virtue. Just a last thought. Our Blessed Lord has an open mind with us. He wants us to bring all our joys, thoughts, and prayers to Him in order for Him to perfect us because He is perfection and only He can make us perfect. He loves us more than we can even imagine. With that thought, have a blessed Sunday!
God bless you and God bless America!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Outfit Of The Month September 2017

Hello! I just wanted to share an outfit totally appropriate for September.... It is very elegant too! I hope you all can find inspiration from it!


I love how she mixed the light blues and added a vintage touch! Also, look at her hat!! If y'all like hats, then you will be pleasantly surprised by a post coming soon.... just a thought... :)
Anyway have a blessed Labor Day!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Book Review! Scarlet Letter and Enemy Brothers.

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Hello Everyone! I finally have my first book review post! I have recently finished two books: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn and Enemy Brothers by Constance Savery.

The Scarlet Letter (a story about two adulterers in the Puritan community who must wear an "A" on their breast to shame them for committing adultery)  I will give a 3 out of 5 for a couple reasons. While it is not the walk in the meadow type of story, it conveys a few things. One, it gives a better appreciation for my faith because I know that God forgives and that I can move on. If I repent, then He will forgive me. Hester's Puritan community does not allow Hester forgiveness, and so, after her sin, she could never ever... ever.... be worth anything or achieve anything because her sin was so great that she could not be forgiven, thus she is the center of ridicule and shame. Also, in the end, when Hester repents, she becomes a refuge for other women in similar instances. She is Puritan but she has that element of a Catholic Lady in the end when she becomes a counselor for other women showing them that there is hope for them and forgiveness because if you repent, God will forgive. She shows them that they are not alone. This is an element of a true lady who sympathizes with others and becomes a spiritual mother. She sets an example and others will learn to follow in her path of love which is a reflection of God's love. We cannot condone the sin, but we can forgive the sinner. I think that the end of the story shows that beautifully. The second reason that I give a good rating to the book is that amazing writing technique of Nathaniel Hawthorn. He writes very differently than most authors and it amazes me how he can go on for two pages and say absolutely nothing! Not really but he has an expressive vocabulary and a way of saying things without actually saying them. 

Enemy Brothers (a story about an English family during WWII who finds their brother who was kidnapped and grew up in Nazi Germany and their journey to helping him accept his family and ancestry.) I will give it a 4.5 out of 5. First, I love all things WWII... the stories, the history, and the fashion. Also, this is a charming story about family love and patience. It shows brotherly love and creates a problem... Making you wish that the characters were real people!!!! I find it charming that even though this is a novel, it very well could have been a true story. I highly recommend reading this one! It is a very quick read!

I hope to be blogging more often in the future! Have a blessed week and happy reading!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Following Up On Suggestions

Hello All!!! Thank you so much for the suggestions for a blog topic! I enjoyed reading all the ideas for the blog and I have a couple of lists made in response to the ideas!
First, I wanted to share some pictures of our little Winchester... !!

 He is 11 weeks old today!!!
 He is behaving so well for the camera!! :)

Ok so Farm Lassie said "Maybe you could give a post about brands of clothing that tend to give more modest choices? I would be curious for a post like that."

Great question! I put together a list of different places I find modest clothing.
First I want to say I do scavenge at Kohls and Maurices and am successful once and a while... I highly recommend Dressbarn if you have one near you. They have quality clothing and a good selection of things to choose from. I also enjoy looking at all thrift stores and I am amazing at what I find because I never see things in stores and then like magic they appear in a thrift store! I just had a haul from Goodwill and found lots of good things!!! Now for online.
Chicwish is a good place to look for skirts. I have ordered multiple from there and can vouch for the quality. I would avoid their dresses and shirts because they tend to be immodest. However most of their skirts are modest and very stylish.
Chicwish -
ShabbyApple I have never ordered from but I like their website and I would recommend looking through there as well.
ShabbyApple -
JPeterman is a bit more pricey but they have high quality clothing and I can vouch for that. I enjoy browsing through their website and I do find some good things....... I am not saying that everything they offer is appropriate, but they have a good selection.
Amazon is also a resort I go to and find some good things. If you like vintage clothing, I recommend looking at vintage clothing websites because a lot of their clothing (not all) is modest and very cute!!!
A vintage website I enjoy is TopVintage ( They also have very good quality clothing.
One last website that I would like to share has some clothing but is a great nostalgic website that is very pleasurable to relax and browse through.....

Also, for inspiration on how to mix different styles and colors, I look at Pinterest because it offers a wide variety of styles...
These are just a few of the ones I am successful at finding good clothing with and I hope that helps!!!

Now Marilyn has said " I would like to see recommendations for books you approve of to read. Also I would love to see outfits that are sold in modest stores or online that are truly feminine."

In the outfit of the month, I try to add the link of where the clothing is available in the blog, although I cannot always do it......

And for the books, here is a list I have made up that I have really enjoyed:

To start with the novels,
1) Waking Rose, by Regina Doman is the third in her series and it is a Catholic retelling of fairytales. I have read Waking Rose 3 times already!!
2) An Old Fashioned Girl, by Louisa May Alcott, is an excellent book about a girl who lives in the country and goes to live with a girl in the city that is changing to modern views (in the early 1900s) and she has to hold on to her traditional values.
3) Awakening A Crossroads In Time, by Claudia Cangilla McAdam, is also a good book about a teenage girl who doesn't understand her faith and she gets sick and dreams that she was in the time that Jesus lived and she walks through His Passion... But, was it really a dream??

And here are other books whether on modesty or religion,
1) An Exorcist Explains the Demonic, by Fr. Gabriele Amorth, is very informational and answers all the questions a person could have about possessions, vexations, obsessions....etc. It is good to know to be aware of Satan's workings that go unnoticed by the majority.
2) Dressing With Dignity, by Colleen Hammond, is a good read. It goes over the history of dress throughout the last century and why the world changed its values on modesty. She includes guidelines for modesty, places to find modest clothing, and she gives a new perspective on being feminine and graceful. This read makes one proud to be a woman! (Not like the false lies of the feminists)
3) St. Michael And The Angels, which talks about the 9 choirs of angels and is a good source to read with the first book I listed as it gives a lot of information on the angels that many do not know.
4) An American Knight, by Norman Fulkerson, is a biography on the amazing Colonel John Ripley who was in the Marine Corps and single-handedly blew up the Dong Ha bridge during the Vietnam War. He was a devout Catholic and model man. He was so impressive that while you are reading the book, it is almost hard to believe that everything he endured was real and not a fairytale. This book comes HIGHLY recommended. Also, I know the author and would love to have your copy signed if you are interested. If you are, I should be seeing the author in October and can get the copies then. Please email if you would like one. (The book will cost $10)
4)  The last one I have is The Glories of Mary, by St. Alphonsus De Liguori. I actually have only read half of it and need to finish but I enjoyed it so much. It really increases one's devotion and love of the Blessed Virgin because it shows how much she loves us. This is a great book to read.

Alright I apologize for how long this post is but I hope that these lists help you! Also, I am hoping to read more in the future and do book reviews as part of the blog as well. Let me know what you think!
God Bless!