April Shower of Photos :: Day 30

by | May 1, 2008 | Modesty, Shower of Photos, Skirts | 14 comments

As I mentioned earlier, today I went shopping for clothing!! I really should have been home packing–but, oh well! We had fun… All six of us!

Now, since I had all 5 kids with me, I bought more than I should have, and now I need to decide just which I should keep and which should go back… Maybe you can help me decide!

For those of you that don’t know me personally, I generally wear skirts all the time. Occasionally when I am home or exercising, you will see me in sweats… But I don’t wear jeans or slacks. This was a Lenten sacrifice I did a few years back, for a special intention, after reading this totally inspiring book, and it stuck. Don’t you love it when that happens?

Anyhow, lately I have been feeling slightly frumpy, and nothing has been fitting right… It was time for a trip to my favorite (when I’m not pregnant!) store!

Whenever I am on a mission to find something, I usually strike out. However, today was my lucky day! I found a whole bunch of darling outfits that fit, and to top it off, I even convinced the sales lady to dig out an additional 30% off coupon for me to use! Gotta love it!! (Follow Dave Ramsey’s advice, and ALWAYS ASK for a discount!! You will be amazed at the discounts you will receive!)

Alright, here is what I came home with.

Outfit 1:
White Wrap Front V-Neck with 3/4 sleeves
White Tank for under shirt
Light Blue and White skirt ~ Size 8

Isn’t it cute??

Outfit 2:
White Cardigan (the sleeves hit my elbow.)
(use tank from above under, or other white tank)
SUPER CUTE Green Skirt IN A SIZE 6 (It MUST be labeled wrong!)

This was my favorite skirt… And not just because of the size!

Outfit 3:
Antique Brown Linen Pintuck Skirt ~ Size 8
White Tee

This one actually doesn’t look that cute in the photo, but my hubby really liked it.

Outfit 4:
Black Wrap Front V-Neck with 3/4 sleeves
(white tank from above for under)
Denim Skirt (Size 10??)

I thought this was cute, but my hubby doesn’t like the skirt. I think this will be the one I take back, but it is really comfortable…

I also got the white cardigan above in the light blue too. I just love the cardigan. It came in Black and Brown too, but the white and blue will be great for Spring and Summer!

So– what do you think? Which should I keep?

Sorry to end the Shower of Photos with clothes… But I didn’t have a chance to take any fun pictures today! Hope you all had a wonderful day!! Good night!


  1. Jamie Jo

    I love them all! It’s nice to see your style! If you have to pick, I love the first 2 and the one with the light blue top. But they are all nice. size 8? Why are you trying to lose weight?

    Have a wonderful trip!
    So did you get these all at Eddie Bauer?

  2. Anonymous

    That green skirt is gorgeous! Love the blue one too, but I’m afraid I agree with your hubby the denim is rather dull…

  3. Jessica Gordon

    OK… I think the denim skirt is going back… and maybe the Brown Linen one.

    Yes, Jamie, all of this was from Eddie Bauer. I love some of their clothes, and it is usually very comfortable.

    As for losing weight, I can’t stand weighing more than hubby!! This last pregnancy, at the end, I was 30 pounds more than him!! Eeekk!! I am now a couple pounds less, but still up almost 20 pounds from when we got married. If I could lose another 15, that would be a healthy weight for me, and I would probably still be a size 6-8.

    OK… I am leaving in a couple hours, and even though I was up most of the night, I still need to pack!!

    Bye 🙂

  4. Nicole Bradica

    The denim is very practical, but it depends if you have another. If you do, then definitely the green and blue are so great for spring and summer!

  5. Margaret

    I love Eddie Bauer!!!! But the one in Eugene is no longer. ☻

  6. Anonymous

    I like them all!!! You have great taste!
    I hope you got this post before you leave. Have a great trip! Hope you have tons of fun and relaxation 😉

  7. stephanie

    I’ve enjoyed your photos and your blog. I wear jeans in winter but when it warms up I prefer skirts to shorts (or capris, which look ridiculous on me). I’d keep the super cute green skirt / white cardigan, the antique brown linen skirt / white T, and the denim one with the blue cardigan.

  8. Juliana

    I like the denim skirt it’s really cute. Its hard to come by longer denim skirts. I’m not crazy about the brown one though. But the others are really cute.

  9. Ruth

    I love these!!!!!

  10. The Wades

    I really liked the denim! Very cute. All the clothes were nice. I think you should keep them all! Have fun.

  11. Christine

    Funny….I pick the one you are going to take back! The black shirt and blue jeans. I like the brown skirt also! I am more down to earth running the the kids kind of style. Fun to see your choices.

    I read your sister’s poem. Made me cry too!

  12. Amy

    You have probably already returned what you didn’t want, but I wanted to say that I love them all. Super cute. I LOVE Eddie Bauer. Back in the day when my mom used to take me shopping all the time, Eddie knew us very well!
    I would have a hard time deciding what to take back too. But I think you were right about the denim one. You have some really cute ones already, don’t you? And that green and blue on are completely beautiful.

  13. queen of the castle

    Ok, next time I want to go shopping with you!

    I’m with Jamie – personally, I would love to be a size 8 again!!!

  14. Susy

    Love it all! Thank you so much for sharing! I too read that book, and it's pretty much skirts for me, with the same exceptions. God Bless!


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