Thursday, August 24, 2017

Summer Blues

Hello all you lovely ladies! I hope your summer has been as full of beauty and blessings from God as mine has. 💛 Summer evenings and mornings are some of the most tranquil and perfect times of the whole year, in my opinion. I'm not even a morning person normally, but the cool morning breeze, with sunlight filtering through the lush poplar trees into my bedroom window, illuminating my desk where my Bible waits for morning devotions----wow. I have suddenly and inexplicably turned into a morning person, for the summer at least! 😉

My watch words the past few months in terms of dress have been cool, effortless, and comfortable. This dress absolutely fits the bill on all three items, plus being adorable! Win!!



Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My Favorite Dress I've Worn All Summer

Hi there! So glad y'all could stop by! I'm Kimberly, and yes, this is my first outfit post in a pitifully long time. So you had better enjoy it. 😉

You've all heard about eShakti, right? It's definitely not a new name in the clothing industry, and they have a pretty large name because they are revolutionary in the sense that every single article of clothing they ship is made to order. Sure, there's a stock item you're buying—the material and the basic form (dress, skirt, pantsuit, etc.)—but you want it shorter? Longer? Different neckline? Different sleeves? Pockets or no pockets?

This is the only website I've ever seen that actually will customize each order to your preferences like this. (But if there's another one, do share!)

It's kind of awesome, right? I can try on dresses at the mall all day long and never find one that ticks all the boxes. "If only I could change the neckline!" "Why don't they make a style with sleeves??" "I wish I could lengthen the hemline just a few more inches..."

AND HERE YOU CAN.

Let's face it, though: I'm broke. I even put stuff back on the rack at Goodwill during 1/2-off day.

$70 + $10 alterations? I just can't. I'll add it to my to-do-when-rich list.

That was basically always my attitude about eShakti. Just being honest here.

So, when eShakti emailed me a couple months ago asking me to do a blog post for them, I:

     1) wrinkled my forehead in confusion, because I didn't have an eShakti to do a blog post about, and

     2) jumped off my seat a few measley yards when I realized they were going to send me a customized dress of my choice to blog on!!!

ENTER STAGE: THIS BEAUTY



I pretty much knew it was the one from the first time I saw it. Lovely colors and such a classy design. I wasn't sure the crisp white and lighter blue was for me, just because my coloring is pretty light already. Lots of light on a light person can get to be a washed out scene if you know what I mean, and that was my only hang up.  

But, if Cinderella could pull it off, so can I. With that (and a little encouragement from Janan), I made my choice.

I don't regret it.


Friday, July 28, 2017

Little Green Dress

Hello, beautiful friends!

It’s been a while, but I’m back with some summer outfit inspiration for you all and there’s more to come, so get ready.

I made this dress back in the fall last year, but it’s taken me this long to get decent pictures and a post put together. I procrastinate too much. I’m really busy, you know. 😜


Friday, May 12, 2017

3 Tips to Developing Your Wardrobe Using Pinterest



Hey y'all!

If you're new around these parts, my name is Kimberly, and since starting this blog [a few years ago] I have come to realize how silly it is that "fashion blogs" even exist. It's clothes. They don't matter.

Souls matter. Eternity matters. Relationships matter. What kind of cereal you're eating for breakfast matters.

But clothes are just icing on the cake. Literally and figuratively. 😉

Anyways.

I just wanted to get that disclaimer out there so everyone is reminded that we weren't put on this earth to look pretty. Don't let looking pretty get in the way of you and God's will or opportunity (which usually looks like hard work). Or humility.

But. In the case of being economical and developing the wardrobe you already have to create a set of tasteful, simple, modest, feminine outfits... we can talk about it a little. You have my permission. 😉

(Another disclaimer: I'm feeling a bit sarcastic today, if you haven't picked that up yet...)


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

**Giveaway Alert** + Social Media Links

Hey guys!

Haven't really spread the news around that much, but I'm officially letting you all know that Modest on Purpose does have a Facebook page and an Instagram account!

Here are the links:

Facebook

Instagram (@ModestOnPurpose)

WHY YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING OUR SOCIAL MEDIAS:


There are giveaways happening! This week on Facebook we're giving away a $5 Starbucks card (hey! That's not bad! A free Frappuccino is nothing to scoff at!). And we're discussing another giveaway on the IG for next week—but only if we can get up over 100 followers first! So go help us reach the goal, and then reap the rewards!

The rules for entering this week's FB giveaway are all listed out right there on the top post of our page. It's super easy to enter, and you have a pretty great chance at winning, because so far there have only been like two people to enter!! But hurry! It ends Friday!

Big things in the works, y'all! Can't wait show you what I've been cooking up for MoP! <3



P.S. For good measure (to cover my bases of providing all our social links), I thought I should also link you up to our Pinterest page.

P.P.S. Our photographer friend James, from Lenspiration, just released a new, free ebook, and you should totally check it out! Here's the link!



Saturday, April 15, 2017

Florals for Spring x2

Hello, lovelies!

Spring is upon us and I’m finally back with some floral inspiration for you! I hope you can forgive my lack of posts on here of late; my family has been moving to Texas and it’s been a crazy couple of months getting them settled in.

Without further ado, some lovely florals to add to your spring wardrobe!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Why I Started the Modest on Purpose Blog



Happy Spring!

Oh, dear readers and followers, I apologize for the lag in blogging lately! We all want to get back on it. The thing is, we started this blog while we were still in High School. We consoled one another that "after graduation" things would slow down and the blog would be on fire.

Hahahaha. Ha. Ha.

After graduation, my foot.

So, anyways, aside from being disillusioned about nice, accommodating adult schedules, and as far as I'm concerned, I still keep this blog running for the same reason it was opened, and after months of praying about how to say this, I have peace in my heart about sharing those details with you all now.

Why did I start Modest on Purpose?


Well, no fancy set of bullet points and Scriptures, unfortunately.

Basically, I identified something that would have helped me at a younger age, and set out to create that.

Does that make sense?

I wanted to be the person I needed to hear from when I was younger.

I wanted to write the blog I wish I could have read at 13 years of age.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Goodbye January, Hello February // by Janan


Hello lovelies!

Colder weather still makes an appearance around central Texas every once in a while, so I like to take full advantage of the lower temps every chance I get. ;)

This outfit is a little dressy, but you could definitely swap out the suit skirt and heels for a knit skirt and boots to make it casual if that’s what floats your boat. Either way, the combination would work really well.



Monday, January 16, 2017

New Year's Eve Outfit // Mykaela

Hello, all you lovely ladies! (And gentlemen, if you happen to be one! ;)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I had a very eventful one, a little crazy, but still great. :) We had a New Year's party at my church this year, which was super fun. We decided that instead of staying up late on the 31st (Saturday) playing games and fellowshipping, then going to church all tired in the morning, we'd have it on the 30th instead. That turned out really well, since I was away visiting friends on New Year's Eve. 

This outfit that I wore to the party was one I had a lot of fun putting together.