Feminine Friday

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Feminine dress

The past couple of weeks I’ve been trying to dress in a more feminine manner. It’s been fun.

The picture above was my outfit on Wednesday. I love the top because it doesn’t wrinkle. 😉 The outfit as a whole is a lot dressier than the plain tees I used to wear.

I’ve been scouring my favorite thrift store looking for dressier tops. By buying a couple at a time, it’s been fairly easy to stay within our clothing budget. My flared denim skirt is still my main bottom piece – I like it and how it fits and am really not sure what else I’d like to wear.

Another thing I’m trying to do is make sure that I look nice – doing my hair and makeup – instead of just looking presentable. It’s so easy to just pull my hair into a sloppy ponytail. It’s funny how taking just a little bit more time can make me look and feel so much better.

My friend Michaela mentioned wanting to “lose the frump.” That’s what I’ve been trying to do. My old tees just didn’t look pretty. Modest, yes. Pretty and feminine, no.

Last time I posted about femininity several people mentioned how it is something that can vary greatly from person to person. I agree. What looks nice and feminine on one person may look perfectly awful on someone else. My mom and I are a perfect example of this – what looks nice on her doesn’t suit me. One of my goals is to find clothing that fits well and suits me. Not just passably, but things that look really nice.

It is not my intent to turn this into a fashion thing at all. I do think it would be nice to see what efforts other women are making to dress more femininely though. If you make any changes yourself – leave me a link to your blog. I’d love to read about what others are doing. It would be great to see what others are doing.

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    1. Sure! I should’ve in my last comment. I’m sorry.
      It’s Simplicity 5914, view A. Since I’m fairly tall, I add a few inches to the bottom hem. It’s pretty easy to sew up, and I’ve made at least a dozen skirts from that pattern from the different views. It’s really versatile and they are comfortable and look great.

  1. Where did you get your outfit? It’s so pretty!! Love the skirt, top and the white shirt- is it a t-shirt or tank top???

    Mrs. U

    1. Thank you so much!
      The top is from a thrift store. The white shirt is a tank top – I try to limit the number of layers here in the South in the summer. The skirt is one I made.

  2. Oh Melody,
    You look lovely! I’ll have to post a pic of me in a shirt someone gave me. I think I mentioned it last time we were on this subject, about how it was way too “country” looking for me. Well, I put it on and I loved it! lol Who knew? I would love to find some more feminine tops for daily wear. I can’t see me getting out of my denim skirts in this lifetime though 😉

    1. Karen, that’s funny! Glad you like it though!
      I’m that way with my denim skirt too. I love it. I like other skirts too……but love the denim one. Now I only have one I really like, so it’s time I found something else to wear too. But for now……it will do.

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