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Hi there! We are two sisters, Emily (Emmy) and Elizabeth (Libby). The Lord has blessed us beyond measure and we hope you will be blessed by this blog!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Skirt Week & Link Up Party!


Wow! This week has been fun! I joined in with sweet Miss Libby at A Noble Calling and some other blogging friends to do the Week in Skirts challenge.
First, I have to say that it ended up just being me (Libby) doing this challenge. Emmy has been really focusing hard on finishing up school and graduating. So since she was just staying in, her outfits didn't veer far from t-shirts, sweatshirts, and comfy jeans! ;) Second, this challenge was...well...challenging. But only because of the cold weather that unexpectedly arrived! Leggings to the rescue! 

Without further ado, I now share my outfits. Enjoy!

 Shirt: ARC Thrift Store (in Colorado Springs)
Skirt: Goodwill in Edmond
Necklace: Surprise from Mommy! :)

Thursday (cold day!)
 Fleece Pullover: Gift from yeeeaaars ago
Skirt: Goodwill
Snowman socks: gift
Leggings: Target

 T-shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Grammy's closet when we "shopped" it after she went to Heaven
Shoes: My trusty Chacos

Saturday (Emily's dance performance!)
 Dress: Ross
Scarf: Emmy's closet
Cardigan: ARC thrift store

Sunday Snowy Mother's Day with delightful company!
 Blue Sweater: Old Navy
Denim Skirt: Thrift store
Leggings: Target
Cowgirl boots: I don't remember!

 Skirt: Goodwill
Belt: Clothing swap
Shirt: Old Navy

Tuesday (Today!) a.k.a. 19 Kids and Counting Day
 Skirt: Goodwill
Shirt: Old Navy

As you can see, I hit up Old Navy a lot for great deals (ever found their $1.97 clearance rack?). I also am a fan of simplicity. Pair a sold top or bottom with a print. I find that my wardrobe stretches farther with solids that I can mix and match. 

Thanks again to Libby for organizing this! Now go check out the other gals who participated and get some more inspiration for incorporating skirts into our daily wardrobes! 

Elyse at Elyse Lauryn

Caroline at Life as Caroline

Abigail at Jubilant Joys

Rebekah at LivelyLaughter

Libby and Emmy at The Dutch Umbrella

Here's Emmy on the day she joined me. She comfort and movement are key for her! And she's rockin' that groovy Estes Park T-shirt, huh?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Skirt Week!

Hi friends (Libby here)! Has spring made itself at home by now where you live? It's slowly but surely moving in and settling in Colorado. 

Our friend, Libby, over at A Noble Calling is holding a special challenge. Hop over there and check out her challenge to wear skirts for one week. Emmy and I are going to be participating to celebrate the warmer weather and our love for skirts! 

The two of us don't typically wear skirts every single day. We wear them often though! For us, skirts are cute, cool, comfortable, and unmistakeably feminine. 

For me, there are some circumstances when pants are preferred. For instance, sometimes it is not very ladylike or practical to do yard work, painting, or mission trip projects in a skirt. Or work with my horse and ride her. I know it definitely is possible, we just prefer to go ahead and wear our blue jeans. Also in those situations, we feel like wearing skirts draw attention to us, which is not our goal. 

Otherwise we are so excited to participate in this challenge! For day to day wear, skirts are excellent options! It's interesting to think about that there are some areas of the world where women wear wear solely skirts or dresses. In fact, women everywhere did until the past half-century. That being said, I have special outfit idea planned for one of the days, and I cannot wait to share it with you all!

Em and I have a few keys that help us with wearing skirts. 

Keys to Skirts
1. We love thrift stores! That is the best place to find cute skirts for great prices. That's where we find the most modest ones, too. Scour your local thrift stores and see what exciting pieces you can find!
2. We love comfy skirts. We've acquired quite a few soft, stretchy skirts that feel great and look cute at the same time! The soft material allows us to move around and not feel constricted.
3. Our skirts must be practical. That means on a daily basis our skirts usually aren't flouncy delicate material. 

Hope yall have fun seeing what we come up with! I know we will have fun too!