Sunday, October 24, 2010

A Walk in the Park








Occasion:

On Sunday we we drove to Brooklyn in the morning to get D a new Shabbos tallis from Eichlers. We LOVE Eichlers! They have a great selection of Jewish rituals object, music, children's books and seforim and we always end up walking out of there with more than we originally intended:) After coming home, we quickly ate lunch and since it was such a nice day, we took Keppie to the dog park. She LOVED it! She ran around with all of the other dogs, drank sooo much water and played with her ball. After we got home she was so tired that she fell asleep for a few hours!

Since we were going to Brooklyn and this part of Brooklyn has a much more religious community with even stricter modesty dress requirements, I decided to adapt my outfit so as to not stand out so much. I did this by muting the color scheme. I bought this sweater jacket in June on final sale for $15 and since it was such a steal, I got the same one in black. (*Tip: to find great seasonal pieces at really good prices, buy them at off-season times and just wait a bit! Scour the sale racks and look for items that you know will be much more expensive when the right season comes around.) Those items will usually be 'last season', but if you buy classic pieces instead of just trends it won't matter. The similar sweater for this season is retailing at BR now for $130...so my $15 isn't so shabby!! I paired it with my black pencil skirt and a white undershirt. To dress it up a bit I added a wide stretchy belt and this great fabric flower necklace which was a gift from my sweet friend, R...thanks R, I love it! Since it was a bit cool, I opted for black tights and my great black mocs!


Outfit:

White undershirt: Elzee (Brooklyn, NY)

Sweater: Banana Republic

Skirt: Target

Belt: Ann Taylor

Necklace: Gift from R

Tights: Century 21 (Hue)

Shoes: Minnetonka


Do you adapt what your wear to be more appropriate for where you go? Do you only err on the side of more 'covered' or do you also take into account places where more covered would be out of place?

8 comments:

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I think that sweater looks fantastic on you!

As for me, I definitely err on the side of being more conservatively dressed for work occasions.

Sidewalk Chalk said...

I love this muted color scheme here! You look so professional, but very much approachable and chic.Love it.

I work in a very casual environment now, but when I worked in a conservative office before, I was very much covered up all the time.


JoAnn
Sidewalk Chalk

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Elaine said...

Love it! The belt really shows off your waist and that necklace gives great detailing around your face.

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Vanessa said...

I very much like the belted sweater, which has so much great structure that I mistook it for a blazer at first. And combining the very pulled-together look with those fringed mocs is just great! My Minnetonka slip-ons are my favorite shoes in my closet. Almost. Nearly. I think. (Don't tell my other shoes I play favorites!)

And,yes, I do adapt my style for where I am headed. I don't wear short skirts or tight clothes. But, when I'm headed to church, for instance, I make sure that there's no chance anything I'm wearing could be offensive.

Justice Pirate said...

how lovely indeed!!!
I think it is great that you are into modesty! I run a Modest/purity ministry blog (not this one that I'm commenting from) so it is refreshing to see such things posted.
continue to shine a light!!!

Maria said...

You look great! I just found your blog and I really like the way you use belts. They give so much shape and structure. I thougth the sweater was a blazer too. And your necklace is really cute too.

Modestly Fashioned said...

@Lisa - thanks! I think that a lot of people would agree with you about erring on the side of conservative:)

@sidewalk chalk - thanks! every once in a while i feel the need for black, whites and grays...but i always go back to my colors:)

@Elaine - thanks so much! that means a lot coming from you:)

@Vanessa - i am really loving this structured sweater...it's so versatile:) I am also guilty of playing shoe favorites! thanks for sharing your personal decisions:)

@Justice Pirate - thanks for your support! It's really great to find more people who share the same values of modesty!

@Maria - thanks so much! I love belts - i think that can add so much to any outfit! Both the sweater and the necklace are some of my new favs!