The Daisy’s Charm

“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily
do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.
If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” (Therese Martin)

These past few days have been quite warm. A stuffy kind of warm. The kind of warm that makes you ban all jeans from your closet.

Luckily, being a woman means the wonderful option of wearing dresses–perfect for our kind of weather. The question is, how do you stay modest while trying to keep cool?

One solution is to invest in dresses made in lightweight fabric, so if does have a sleeve, it isn’t bothersome. And if it is sleeveless, which most dresses out there are this time of year, then a lightweight cardigan or shrug should top it off, to go to church.

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.

-Jane Austen

I’m going to start posting “Sunday Best’s” as a way to document church outfits, and as encouragement to embrace feminine dressing habits and to truly dress my best on the Lord’s Day.  Mostly, it will force me to be creative with what I already own, without feeling like “I have nothing to wear,” thus avoiding the temptation to spend money on new clothes.

Alors, here’s my first WIWS post.

A light creamy yellow knit dress from New York and Company. I like to avoid dark colors this time of year, as it is too hot. The necklace is some sort of gemstone (not sure what kind) bought on a trip to Latin America. For church, I’d finish this off with a thin quarter-sleeve cardigan.

I thought it’d be fun to add some flowers in my hair. They matched! One man’s weeds is another (wo)man’s accessories.

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Isn’t God’s creation amazing? These daisy-like fleurs  have tiny little flowers at its center. So much detail in such a tiny little bit of nature.

“See how the flowers of the field grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.” (Matthew 6:28-29)

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Sometimes even the smallest things, like sunshine-hued dresses and little flowers, bring warmth and happiness to our day.

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’  But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Mt 6:20-33)

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