{Modest Mommy Monday}

I am so excited to introduce you to the new series that I will be starting here on the blog. I actually did this series on my other blog, which has since fallen to the back burner, so I’m bringing it back to life here at OTI. It is one of the things I am very passionate about, and I can’t wait to share that passion with you.
I am a member of the LDS church and I have grown up living a modest lifestyle. This doesn’t just mean in my dress, but in everything I did. Now don’t get me wrong, I still like to have fun, get a little crazy. But it is completely appropriate fun! I believe in being modest in dress, language, behavior and more.
I love this saying and scripture from LDS.org about modesty:

Modesty is an attitude of propriety and decency in dress, grooming, language, and behavior. If we are modest, we do not draw undue attention to ourselves. Instead, we seek to “glorify God in [our] body, and in [our] spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:20; see also 1 Corinthians 6:19).

I grew up reading the “For The Strength Of Youth” pamphlet which was a great guideline for young LDS members as they grew up. It talks strongly on modesty saying:

Dress and Appearance

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? … The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
1 Corinthians 3:16–17

Other Standards
Your body is sacred. Respect it and do not defile it in any way. Through your dress and appearance, you can show that you know how precious your body is. You can show that you are a disciple of Jesus Christ and that you love Him.
Prophets of God have continually counseled His children to dress modestly. When you are well groomed and modestly dressed, you invite the companionship of the Spirit and you can be a good influence on others. Your dress and grooming influence the way you and others act.
Never lower your standards of dress. Do not use a special occasion as an excuse to be immodest. When you dress immodestly, you send a message that is contrary to your identity as a son or daughter of God. You also send the message that you are using your body to get attention and approval.
Immodest clothing is any clothing that is tight, sheer, or revealing in any other manner. Young women should avoid short shorts and short skirts, shirts that do not cover the stomach, and clothing that does not cover the shoulders or is low-cut in the front or the back. Young men should also maintain modesty in their appearance. Young men and young women should be neat and clean and avoid being extreme or inappropriately casual in clothing, hairstyle, and behavior. They should choose appropriately modest apparel when participating in sports. The fashions of the world will change, but the Lord’s standards will not change.

I dress to these standards daily, and although I DO dress in the fashions of the world, I make them work for my standard of modesty. Now, I am NOT here to preach to you. I am NOT going to tell you that you have to believe what I do, or that you should dress or act the way I do. I am a very welcoming and accepting person. I don’t discriminate anyone for their beliefs. These are just mine, and I love and live them daily. This series is strictly to show you how I use these modesty guidelines in my daily life.
I believe that EVERY Mom needs to focus on herself just as much as she does others (ya, I know. Take your own advice Vanessa!). One of the ways I do this is to dress up, look “cute”, and still be functional for my daily Play At Home Mommy tasks.

If you would like more information on the LDS church, please visit their website LDS.org

Ok, so on to today’s Modest Mommy Monday post.

“I’m a dang good photographer”

Yup, that’s what my husband said when I asked him to take my picture for today’s outfit. While taking them, he asked me if he should turn it sideways to get that “cool photography effect”. Well, I guess the sideways turn was a good choice, because I love how it turned out. 

Our Thrifty Ideas: Modest Mommy Monday outfit. How to be Modest, Fashionable, and still complete Mommy tasks

So today’s feature technically isn’t about modesty, but about breaking the rules. Ya see, this is most definitely AFTER labor day, but I refuse to give up my white pants. So, you will be seeing them quite a bit more, because I refuse to give into the “Don’t wear white after Labor Day”

(originally posted on MommyNessAdventures.com)

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  1. You look DARLING and MODEST! PS. I love to break the rules to!!!

  2. Such a cute outfit! You look adorable!

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