August 13, 2007

Week of Feminine Dress

Today is the first day of my Week in Feminine Dress post. I probably won't have any action shots because my camera doesn't have a timer, so hubby will have to take them before he leaves for work. I will try to include how my daughters dress too.

Today I am wearing a linen/rayon blend dress I bought for $13 a few weeks ago! I've never worn a dress this style before and I like how it looks on me. The colors are a brown, red and khaki plaid and it's a bit scratchy so I'm wearing a nylon full length slip underneath. This is a 'going out of the house dress'- as today I am taking Leiah to her speech therapy, and, while most women there don't care how they look in public, I do!

I am also wearing some brown slide on sandals. I only wear shoes that slide on and off- just habit and no time to mess with anything else :) It's amazing how the camera adds about 20lbs to you too :( No makeup yet, maybe not at all, just depends. Also, my hair is down to my shoulders, but in summer it goes up in a 'claw' clip. I also use tiny claw clips for the front of my hair, and it sort of has an Edwardian look to it :) I really am Anne at heart.

Here are the girls. Amazingly I only bought two of the dresses, and they were from resale shops. I have been very blessed because almost all of my kids' clothes have been given to me or purchased at a very low price. I also try to coordinate their colors and mine. It just bothers me if we're not at least in the same color family. So we have a blend of red, white, navy and brown.

Aren't Leiah's glasses cute?

I must confess, it is 100 degrees today, and my linen dress wasn't as much linen as I thought. As soon as we got home it had to come off! So I am wearing old dingy maternity t-shirt and shorts because I will be scraping wallpaper off later. I did put makeup on though :)

10 comments:

Valerie said...

Cute dress!!! I love slip-on's too; so easy :D
Good luck at speech!

Kitty said...

I came over from your comment at Homeliving Helper, and I think you look very pretty!! The girls are adorable, too =)

Anneatheart said...

Thanks very much ladies. I was afraid I might look like an upholstered couch from the '70s! My husband assured me I didn't :)

Thirdtimemomma said...

Its a great print. I love red!

Mama said...

oh you're so so pretty!! I love the way the girls look!

Anonymous said...

Actually I'm happy with my college degree. I feel sorry for your poor girls. They'll grow up to be the dependent breeder that you are. Sad that you can't give them better choices.

No big surprise that the comments have to be approved. It explains all the Stepford posts. Bet mine doesn't make it. You're too afraid of the truth.

Anneatheart said...

I went ahead and posted the anonymous comment- especially since I don't remember saying anything about a college degree? I figured this would happen at some point.

Thirdtimemomma said...

Im actually laughing at the negative comment. It doesnt make much sense...Good of you to post it. :)

Mama said...

did you get my comment earlier? or should I re-post? My computer does funny things sometimes!

Anonymous said...

In response to Anonymous' comment: My wife (anneatheart) and girls are the greatest blessings God has given me. If anyone is dependent, it's me. I have a college degree and work hard to be what God has created me for. To first Love my God and listen and obey him, Love my wife and children and be the provider and protector of my family. Take that away from a man and you strip him of his masculinity. But I am dependent on my wife. She is the blood and life of our household. she keeps our home running when things get tough. She takes care of our children in sickness and in health, works hard with her hands, mind and soul to make our dwellings pleasant, clean and a great place we can call home. Overall I would say she has the profession that takes more than a few years of schooling to learn. She's been working on her "degree" for over 6 years now and has been getting better at it every day. My girls are not poor, but rather the richest little ladies I know of. My beautiful wife is teaching, no showing them from her life how to learn, behave, respect and love their peers, parents and most importantly their awesome God. She is teaching them the knowledge and principles of a loving God and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray that my girls will grow up to be just like their sweet mother, dependent on a loving Godly husband, who also depends on them. That is how God designed it. For a man and woman to come together for life, depending on each other and God in the roles God has given them. God is the head of the church, who the husbands can and need to depend on. In the same manner husbands are the head of the homes, who the wives should be able depend on. Again the parents are the head of the family in which the children depend on. EVERYONE depends and yields to someone. IF you don't believe me, don't yield to your boss and see how long you last. If a job has to have this sort of hierarchy, how much more the home to be successful.