Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Seven (days) Of Skirts, Day 3

I'm so excited about the great response I've gotten from friends about this project so far! It's been wonderful to hear how it's inspiring them and being an encouragement. I've heard from two people that told me they are participating as well, and I'll add an update at the bottom of this post when I find the ones they've done. :)

It's not too late to join the project yourself! I don't mind at all if you want to join in even if I'm on day 3. The more the merrier! :D Just remember if you use the SOS header to link back to me. :)

I would like to pause for a moment to ask for your prayers. My parents told us yesterday evening that they had received some sad news. A friend of ours, Mr. Bob Johnson, who is a missionary to Europe with his wife, has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and the doctors can't do anything. This means that if the Lord does not work a miracle in this man's life and heal him, he will be going home to heaven soon. Please pray that Mr. Johnson is healed so that his ministry will keep going strong.

Now I'll return to posting about the SOS project.

Day 3:

Skirt: Kim Rogers
T-Shirt: Thrifted, originally Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Marshall's
Hair: Flipped Ponytail
Necklace and Earring set: Jewels by Julia (I made them!)
This is one of my absolute FAVORITE skirts, but it's such an unusual shade of hot pink that I haven't been able to find anything to wear with it except white. Which is fine, of course. :D
 My hair is in a Flipped Ponytail, which, if you don't know how to do, is very easy to learn.
You pull your hair back into a regular ponytail, then part the hair above it, going down through until you have a hollow space behind the hairband. Pull the whole ponytail back through the space and out the bottom. Voila! A flipped ponytail.
 The photoshoot for today was taken on our back porch (which is technically the front porch, but our house is set on the hill in such a way that it seems more like the back).
There's something so homey about rocking chairs...
 Here's a closeup of the jewelry I made.
I love the glass lampwork beads in this set, they have little glass swirls on them.

A better view of the hairstyle.

Hmm... what could Julia be thinking about?



 Sometimes the fact that so many people I know in real life read my blog is so intimidating that I'm afraid to be the real me, or post things that might make people think 'less' of me somehow. But I'm done with that! :D (I was inspired by this post my mom wrote) :)
Ahhh... once in a while, it's good to kick up your heels and relax.
There's a funny story behind these shoes. I bought them for the first Father-Daughter retreat my dad took me to, and I only brought these, a pair of sneakers, and one other pair of leather sandal-type shoes to wear. Well, I was wearing the sandals in the garden when we got to the retreat on the first day, and when I got back to the car I realized that the inside of the sandals were flaking apart from age and unwearable! So it was either the sneakers (which don't look so great with father-daughter retreat attire... :P) or these high heels for the whole weekend.

I sort of grew to hate them, especially when I developed blisters on my heels... ;) But they sure are cute, and when you're not forced to wear them for hours at a time they aren't bad. :D

In case you're wondering, no, I am not wearing the shoes that go with these outfits for the entire day. :D I usually switch to a pair of flip-flops or go barefoot around the house. :D

Have a lovely day!


  1. What a neat challenge, Julia! Your outfit for today is fabulous! The skirt is really cute, and I love your jewelry. And of course those heels! I have such a hard time finding white shoes. I love those. :D

    Have a great day!! :)

    ~ Love,

  2. Hi Lindsay!

    Thank you! :D I'm glad you like the project and today's outfit. :) I know what you mean! I had a really hard time finding these white heels. Mama and I shopped simply *everywhere* until we found them at Marshall's. I just didn't find anything I liked anywhere else. ;)

  3. I love your outfit! Especially the heels! Thank you so much for visiting my blog :) I too am so glad to have found yours as well!

    Your sister in Christ,

  4. Julia- first of all, I just saw the post about your birthday this year. Please do not feel discouraged in any way! I am turning 20 in a few days and cannot wait to see what our Dear Heavenly Father has in store for me. I would love to be married sometime soon, but Mr. Right hasn't made his appearance yet :{

    Second- I love the Sos project idea! Your outfits are so cute and feminine; thanks for the inspiration!


  5. Thank you for the comments, Lauren and Katelyn!

    Lauren, you're very welcome, and glad you found me! :D I hope to see you return soon. :)

    Thank you, and I really don't feel discouraged anymore - it was just a momentary little feeling and I'm quite happy to be 20 now and recognized more as a full-fledged adult. :)
    My Mr. Right hasn't found me yet either, but there's still plenty of time! :D

    Glad you like the outfits! It's inspiring me more than anybody to be more feminine and modest... and have fun being cute & fashionable at the same time!



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