Hey y’all! Sorry for my unannounced absence over the weekend– I was working feverishly on my next eBook! Still have a bit to do, but it’s seeming more manageable. πŸ˜‰ I also didn’t have enough submissions for a Friends of Fresh Modesty post… so if you’d like to submit, you’re more than welcome! (hint hint) Just see this page.

 Yesterday morning was so pretty with all the frost on the shady parts of the yard! 
Shirt: JCP
Skirt: Gift
Scarf: Bought in the Montmartre shopping district of Paris, France
Headband: The Town Crier, (A Halmark Store)
Shoes: Gift
Earrings and Bracelets: Gifts

Rhythm: Rose shirt, rose shoes | brown tank (not visible in these pictures), brown skirt, brown headband | green scarf, green jewelry| gold threads in scarf, gold jewelry,

Color: Complementary, opposite each other on the color wheel.

Proportion: Straight skirt, to keep the peplum top flattering. My sleeves have a little floral on them, and the flower on my headband is similar in size.

Emphasis: Scarf looped around my neck to keep the attention at my face instead of
dropping down with the lines of the scarf if I hadn’t looped it.

Unity: The linen and knit of the skirt and shirt agree, and the scarf’s style goes along with the unexpected peplum shirt.

Wow, this analyzing your dress thing is kinda tricky! I can see though where it’s going to be a valuable tool in the long run to help me quickly pair things and not wonder if they look okay or if there would be something better. That’s usually my problem with getting dressed- I have trouble weeding out the possibilities!

 A rather off-topic note here that I learned in a women’s Bible study yesterday that is interesting:
Did you know the name “Jezebel” means “Where’s the prince?” Although she was married and her husband was King Ahab, she often acted as one not under the authority of an earthly head. She was independent in a terrible way, killing and manipulating at will. I found it encouraging that it is God’s desire and purpose for us women to be under a man’s authority, whether that’s our daddy’s or our husband’s. It’s His design starting in the Garden of Eden. It’s His structure for us to submit, and we can rejoice in that!

So, how was your weekend?

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34 thoughts on “Dark Rose + Brown”

  1. Just out of curiosity, how does a headband work as a headcovering? It seems like a headcovering should cover most of your head πŸ™‚ I'm not trying to be rude–just curious on the thought behind it!
    ~ Jenna

    1. I ask the same question. I'm interested because I'm becoming rather convicted on the headcovering issue, at least at church, but I can't go to church wearing a all-out "headcovering" at the moment, so a headband is a marvelous, "low-key" idea.

  2. You look beautiful Olivia!! Love shirt and headband. Is the headband meant to be a head covering? (I wasn't aware you wore them.:)
    And I'm sure it's not but is your skirt inside out or is it ribbed?
    Sarah J.

  3. Do you have a color wheel that you keep in your closet? I have been thinking that I need to find one… more likely make one with crayons & color pencils. My sister has a very similar scarf, I usually do not wear green.

    1. Haha, that's kind of funny you ask, because my color wheel that I bought years ago from the craft store I have lost in my closet. πŸ˜› I just look one up on my iPhone. I need to find that though…

  4. Love this outfit/color combo! I think the green in the scarf adds just the right amount of "pop". Oh and BTW I really like your new hair style!:)

    I am just curious but do you wear a head covering to church because that is something your church does or is that an independent decision your family has made? Purely curious because my family is convicted of the fact that my mom, sisters, and I, should cover our heads when we pray based on a study we did on what the Bible says about women covering their heads. We don't wear head coverings per say, but when we pray we do cover our heads with something. Recently, I have taken to wear Newsboy caps a lot so I don't have to find something to cover my head with when I pray (and because I think they are a really cute addition to an outfit). It is really convenient because usually when I "go to town" I don't feel comfortable covering my head with some random object in the middle of a store or restaurant.:) lol.

  5. Lovely! Awesome job on the color rhythm and coordination! I would have never, ever thought of putting those hues together.
    We were in TN this past week for the National Bible Bee in Pigeon Forge. Gorgeous country, and the Smoky Mountains were wonderful. Being originally from the West Coast, it was pretty comforting to see mountains again, having been from mountainous country. πŸ™‚


  6. So cute! I'd love to submit something for friends of fresh modesty… just can't make a decision about which I'll submit! Maybe the new dress I am making for the holiday parties this year?

    SOOOO excited for your e-book! I started trying to put together an e-book, it is a lot more work than I expected. I might have to do it in a few parts just to keep my sanity. πŸ™‚

  7. Hey Olivia! πŸ™‚

    I really love your outfit… and those shoes are sooo cute! πŸ˜€

    Thanks for sharing with us what you learnt in your Bible study! I'm rejoicing with you that we can submit to that 'head of authority' – for us now, our Dad's, but Lord willing in the next few years, a husband!:)

    God bless you richly,
    In Christ's love,
    Emily xo
    p.s REALLY enjoying the 'analizing'! πŸ˜› finding it really helpful, so thankyou! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Jenna,

    I have wondered & prayed a lot about that too; how much to cover. In Sacred Scripture it does not say how much. One is to wear a covering voluntarily with the free will that they have received from God, so it is up to the lady to prayerfully discern how to cover. I like to look at what Jewish women wear, they were the first to cover. I am Catholic so I cover for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament (during Holy Mass & while in Church). St. Paul is talking about Holy Communion in the whole chapter of 1 Corinthians 11. The following verses after the importance of head covering for women 1 Cor 11:17-34 deal entirely with Holy Communion.
    I did go through a time that I wore hats but I love hats so much that I soon realized that was the wrong approach for me, for the covering is to be an act of humility before our Beloved (Jesus).

    A Sister in Christ,

    1. JMJ
      Hey Maria,
      That is sooo lovely! Thank you.
      I wear a lace veil that is sort of a copy of the traditional Mantilla, and I really love wearing it. πŸ™‚
      I go to the Latin Mass, so you see a lot of honest to goodnes veils there.
      Christ be with you.
      In Christ,

    2. Hi Rose,
      How wonderful! I wear a chapel veil too but really love the warmth & Biblical feel of a pashmina. Did you watch 'For Greater Glory'? I think it has the most beautiful Mantillas ever! Recently I bought more lace (to make some veils for Christmas) and am praying that they will turn out ok. Lace is challenging for me to work with, even though I have made some before.

    3. JMJ
      Yes, they are really pretty.
      My Dad was soo excited about For Greater Glory, he's always been a huge Cristeros fan.
      I'm sure they will be lovely. πŸ™‚
      In Christ,

  9. Your hair is soooo.. Nice!
    I love your outfit especially the boots! But, I was just wondering where you got that picture of the color wheel…? I'd like to use a photo of a blank one. πŸ˜€


  10. This is a lovely outfit! And I love the analyzation of it. That might not be something we have time to think about every day, but it sure helps in breaking down your cute combination and understanding how to recreate it at home.

    Is that a new shirt? Because I'd love to go looking for it on Black Friday, but won't bother if you've had it awhile. It's sublime!

  11. Oh, oh, oh, Olivia. This has got to be my absolute favorite outfit you have ever posted. I wish I had an outfit just like it! It's gorgeous (and just my style πŸ™‚ Also, I appreciate the way you're analyzing your outfits now. It's going to be really helpful for me as I've been having a hard time lately making my outfits cute, modest, stylish, and not old-lady-looking. It's a challenge, but this helps a ton!


  12. Alright, here's my answer to the headcovering questions:
    I do see where covering more of your head than a headband is suggested in Scripture, however, I try not to be legalistic about it. I would not buy something this "small" for headcovering purposes, but my sister already had it and it made my morning easier and my mood happier to just go with it. For me, my heart is reminded of the purpose of it whatever the inch measurement of the thing on my head. I wouldn't go any narrower, though, because as the verse states, we're also an example to the Angels (don't ask me to interpret that, please), so it does need to be visible to others as wearing a headcovering… aka, I'm not going to call a giant flower a headcovering even if it reminds me to put my heart aright before God. My brain is pretty fried right now, sorry for the short/snappy answer. πŸ˜› I appreciate everyone's answers!

  13. oh I love the idea of your ebook being almost finished ! Can't wait !
    Your outfit is cute, I definitly have to try this color combination soon !
    And I really enjoyed your "off topic note" about women and authority. I just finished reading So Much More by the Botkin sisters and it's soooo good ! Have you read it ? It was refreshing to read about stay-at-home daughterhood and the biblical reasons behind it! I wish I could find "It's (not that) complicated" here in France but Amazon.fr doesn't have it, it seems hopeless !
    Anyways, have a great day and thanks one more time for your great outfits !

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