A Brief Interlude

::::Update:::: Keep forgetting to bring my camera to work to upload photos…but it wouldn’t matter because I’ve hardly a moment to myself this week. I added some article links below for your reading enjoyment.

Welcome back (if indeed you left at all) from the weekend! We had an eventful one and I am still picking up the pieces. It was a good weekend, I keep telling myself.

This week I promise I will get back onto subject with Modesty and Headcovering issues. In the meantime, read this heart-warming tale of the Midwestern American spirit. Guaranteed to make you cry!

Reformed SHEology has a series going about headcoverings that are fabulous to read. Highly Recommended!

Military Wifey has a couple of articles here and here on modesty. She brings up a good point about not dressing like a bum when one is aiming for modesty. This is hard for me to read because the word ‘cute’ is used often…as in….you NEED to look CUTE in order to be acceptable in society… I feel a rant coming on.

I discovered a new modest lady’s blog, A Rose in Mary’s Garden. She is pondering starting a modest clothing business, so keep check back to her blog.

Penny wrote a beautiful article on headcovering from a Catholic perspective.

And a new blog, Free to Cover. Great thoughts!


5 Responses to “A Brief Interlude”

  1. 1 militarywifey June 18, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    “you NEED to look CUTE in order to be acceptable in society”

    I don’t think you have to look CUTE. But I just don’t think it’s neccessarily bad if you want to feel nice about how you are dressed.

    That was my point behind the articles. I didn’t mean that everyone has to look cute ALL the time.

  2. 2 cbrunette June 18, 2008 at 7:29 pm


    I am sensitive to the word “cute” because it seems to pop up all over the place in blog conversations on modesty. The other word used in tandem with cute is “frumpy”. One have to avoid “frumpiness” like the plague and aim to be “cute”.

    For an autistic like myself, I have NO idea what these general terms mean in practical application. Am I frumpy one day and cute the next? Not a clue. I get told sometimes that I look cute…but usually that is by other modest women commenting on my blog and my husband.

    The other tenor I pick up when women use the word “cute” is that such an outfit is not overtly or “extremely” modest. My (horror of horrors) “prairie dress” or cape dress is NOT cute, though it is well sewn and fits my figure. Ditto for the jumpers.

    From what I can surmise, a “cute” outfit involves clothing that is purchased off the rack, has semi-comfortable or uncomfortable shoes, jewelry, a new purse and a modicum of makeup. A skirt or dress is definitely not to the ankles and the neckline is a 1 inch above the cleavage line. Sleeves are nice, but optional. Pants….maybe. Is this what you think of when you want your friend/relative to dress “cute”?

    I ask seriously because, like I said, I don’t know what this looks like. And nothing against you personally, MW, I only wish to delve into the whole mysterious Cute Factor.


  3. 3 militarywifey June 18, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks Anna,

    You bring up a good point. I think I may post another article on modesty and dressing. I don’t think we need to dress attractively but likewise I don’t believe dressing modestly neccessarily means dressing frumpily either.

    Thanks for giving me something to think/blog about.


  4. 4 Evonne June 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks for the links, Anna. I enjoyed both of MW’s posts, and made a comment or two, but I guess I came off as an immodest jerk or something. Glad to see I’m not the only Clueless Autie here. 😛

    I’m starting to realize that often, when I leave comments on blogs with the intention of steering the discussion in a different direction or maybe adding another facet to the original thesis, I get a lot of “No, my POINT was x.” I guess that maybe when a lot of folks blog they expect comments that either say “Yes, I agree with you — hooray!” or “I disagree with you — you’re stupid!” — ? Or maybe I misuse the word “also”, so that folks think I mean “me too”?

    Anyway, I’m going back to science writing.

  5. 5 militarywifey June 19, 2008 at 3:06 pm


    Your comments are welcome. And no, you didn’t come off as a jerk at all! I’m sorry if you got that point. The only problem is that it takes me awhile to moderate the comments because I live on Japan. So when you posted them, I was sleeping.

    I enjoyed your comments, they were hardly offensive and did add to the discussion. Please keep commenting.


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