I remember in Middle School/High School thinking it was so hard to find clothes that were "modest". Now I don't seem to feel that way. True fashions have changed (ie. loose and long tops, capris etc). But, I also just know if it isn't modest to me I wouldn't feel comfortable in it, or feel I look cute in it. Granted, modesty means a wide range of things to different people but for me it is pretty strict. No shorts/skirts above the knee, no tops without sleeves, no bare midriff (not that I would anyways...no one want to see that!), and no low cut tops. Being Mormon is the main reason I have these standards, but they are so a part of me now I can't see myself any other way.
One summer, when I was a teenager, I went to Lagoon with my friends and wore some short shorts (borrowed since I didn't own any). I remember the whole day I felt self-conscious about it. I didn't feel cute. I felt stupid. And I'm sure my skinny little stick legs didn't really look that great in them either!
I guess I'm lucky layers are in and there are so many modest choices out there! It does get more difficult in the hot southern summer (can you say humid?!) but its worth it to me. I want to set a good example to my kids and look appropriate as a mother and woman.
T-shirt: Gap (thrifted)
Cardigan: American Eagle
Skinny cargos: Target
Ruffle Necklace: Made by Me
Bracelets/Earrings: Forever 21
This outfit was a snooze-fest until I jazzed it up with this zebra-print ruffle necklace! Now, I love it!