Brian and I decorated our Christmas tree today. This is our first Christmas together as a married couple, and I’m pretty excited. I’ve still got a little bit of work to do on the house before we leave Sunday to visit family…but decorating is all fun work, so I’m okay with that!
Today, I wore a oversized grey sweater, with my skinny jeans and my favorite pair of cozy socks. I was originally planning on getting rid of this sweater because it is designed to fit off the shoulder and is difficult to make modest. But I pulled it out of my give-away bag after a moment of desperation a few months ago–it was getting cold outside and I didn’t have any sweaters! A little bit of creativity taught me that this is definitely a keeper. This sweater proves that almost anything can be made modest with a bit of creative thought.
Off the shoulder sweater (or shirt) modesty hack: Layer it up! I’ve found this sweater works well with my lace crop top under it, a collared button up, or, as shown here, a simple t-shirt.
Side point: Like all jeans, skinny jeans are a bit tighter the day after a wash. Skinny jeans in particular are difficult to wear modestly, and wearing them right after a wash makes it extra tough! My tip is to simply make sure that your shirt/sweater is long enough to cover your bottom on these days. This sweater is short in the front and longer in the back, so it is perfect!
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Sweater (Size Small): I couldn’t find the same sweater, but I got it several years ago. The brand on it is “Calvin Klein Jeans”
Jeans (Size 8): Same jeans here.
Socks: These socks are super cozy and I love the design. They came from Walmart, believe it or not! I got them a couple years ago, so I don’t know if they still carry them, but it’s worth a look. My only tip? Hand wash them, or at least let them hang dry. I put mine through the wash and they shrunk. Luckily I have really little feet, but they are still a bit tight.
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Photo credit: All the pictures I am in, my husband Brian took. All others are mine.