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Thrifted Date Night Look

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Hey Guys! Long time no blog? Is that a thing?! Well anyways, it is so nice to start getting back into blogging after a summer of virtual silence. I shared over Instagram, but I work at a christian camp all year long. Our busiest time is summer, so time for other things goes out the door. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. I love my job, and I believe with my whole heart that this is what God wants from me! Let me tell you when you know that everything else does not matter!

For today’s post, I challenged myself to create a date night look that was entirely thrifted! I am not usually a fancy date night person, but more of “take me through the Culver’s drive thru and sit and eat in the car” type of girl. Anyone else with me? No? Okay… I do love to dress up every now and then, and this outfit is perfect for that fancy night out!

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I found this Jones New York dress for $8.00! I love empire waists as my bottom half is bigger than the top, so everything is hidden well. I loved the color of this dress as well! Don’t shy away from bright colors! You can pull them off! To make it modest, I layered it with a sparkly tank.

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My shoes were $5.00, and in great condition! I do not walk well in high heels, so I tend to be attracted to smaller heels. I think you can either love or hate kitten heels. I happen to love them! I think they bring a soft, gentle side.

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So really in total, my date night look cost $13.00! You can totally re-create this look or head to your local Goodwill or second store and create a look of your own! Think of it more of an adventure rather than letting it be a stressful situation! You don’t have to have a ton of money to look good!

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Lots of love,

Rachel

As always, slaying the photography game is Amanda Ly Warren Photography! If you guys are in the Madison/Milwaukee area, book her for a session! She kills it every time!

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Husband

Dear Friend,

I think we as women can work on encouragement no matter how long we have been married. Our men need it! Instead of taking the selfish route, and expecting him to woo , romance, and make us happy; we can serve, romance, and make him happy too. You know when we do this with the right heart motive, I guarantee that God will bless.

Someone once told me that you should always be learning, growing, and progressing. Sometime in the months before my happily ever after began, I purposed in my heart to never stay stagnant in my marriage. I wanted to be that wife that the husband tells his friends about. I wanted to be that wife that puts an instant smile on his face when he comes home from work. Michael and I are coming up on our 1 year anniversary, and this year hasn’t been easy. However, it has also been oh so sweet. I don’t pretend to know everything, and I am certainly not a marriage expert. However, there are ways that I have found to encourage him. They are simple, and really anyone can take them and tailor them to their hubby! Here goes!

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5 Ways To Encourage Your Husband

  1. Tell him why you love and respect him! Be positive! It might be hard at first because we as humans are negative. It will get easier though! *insert* “Practice Makes Perfect”. Tell him “Hey I love it when you do _______” or “I like ________ about you.”
  2. Take Care of Him(physically and spiritually). Pray for him. Ask him what you can pray for! Help and encourage his walk with Christ.  Feed him! You know that meal that is a hassle to cook, but he loves it! Make it for him! That extra special effort that you might exert for him will be well worth it in the end. Instead of saying he is a baby when he is sick, spoil him a little.
  3. Remember his favorites and surprise him! Ladies, this really is so fun! The look on their face when you present that York Peppermint Patty and Mountain Dew “just because” is worth it. I started a list of what my husband’s favorites were, so I wouldn’t forget any. It definitely has helped! Surprise him with a night away! Surprise him with a new game or a new gadget. You can do it!
  4. I should have ranked this one as more of a number one, but find his love language. What makes your hubby feel loved? Is it words? What about acts of service (doing something for him)? Is it gifts? Find it, and use it!
  5. Do his hobby with him! You may think it is dumb or a waist of time, but do it with him. I can tell you now he will love it! My husband is a gamer. He loves sport video games. I do not necessarily enjoy it, but I will sit and play the X-Box with him. It really does make him happy! Maybe your husband loves the outdoors or working with his hands. Ask him to teach you how to fish or make something with wood. Yes, you may sacrifice your “me time”or you may get dirty, but you will be encouraging your husband. Shouldn’t that be our priority?

I love all of you beautiful ladies that may pop in on this blog of mine! I hope this may bring a spice to your marriage no matter if you have been married months or years. Share what you love, don’t forget to follow for more posts, or leave a comment! ❤

In Christ,

Rachel

Photographer: Amanda Ly Warren Photography

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Simple Summer Outfit

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Happy Monday.. or Monday night! 🙂

Can I tell you how much I appreciate a cool summer outfit? If you live in Wisconsin like me, it is always nice when you find items that keep you cool in this disgusting summer humidity. This skirt and shirt do exactly that. I love a good graphic tee, and this striped skirt has become a staple! Best part?! They both were on sale at Old Navy! Woot! Woot! I believe the skirt is still on sale, although I am not positive. Old Navy also has the best tees. Comfortable, cute, and loose fitting! Three wins in my book!This really is a super easy outfit to replicate. One of my goals is to provide you all with modest outfit inspiration, and this one is so simple and inexpensive! I sized up in the skirt as it is knit and has the tendency to cling.

 

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So seriously, you need a simple outfit like this! Links are below! Feel free to pin what you love, and don’t forget to follow me on instagram @themodest_pineapple for daily modest inspiration! Love you guys!

Skirt: Striped Midi Similar Shirt: Graphic Tee

Photos by the gorgeous Amanda Lee Warren!

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Sleep well!

Rachel ❤

Athletically Modest

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Have you ever heard of Snoga Athletic Skirts?! If you haven’t, you need to run not walk to their website! Right here –> Snoga Athletics

I love this skirt so much! It has leggings attached for freedom of movement and modesty! It has breathable material, and It is extremely soft as well! I like it especially because you can exercise, but you can also feel put together for errands around town. You can dress it up or dress it down. Seriously guys, you need one of these in your life!

Check it out below! It really is fantastic! ❤ I wear it about every week. It is definitely on repeat. The skirt is a little pricey, but so worth it! You will get so much wear out of it. It will truly last you for a long time.

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OUTTAKES! My lovely photographer wanted me to try to do some yoga to show the versatility of this skirt. I have never done yoga, so I give you free reign to laugh at my sad attempts! 😉 🙂 ❤

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yeah, no I am not good at yoga! Clearly! 🙂

If you like the one I have on, click here. 🙂

Love you all! Feel free to pin anything you like! Also follow me on Instagram at themodest_pineapple for modest outfit inspiration.

Rachel 🙂

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The “Jen” Skirt

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Can we all just take a moment and admire this gorgeous skirt? I mean seriously! The pattern, the bow, the perfect flow all come together to make this one of my favorite skirts of all time!  Ladies, I bring to you “The Jen Skirt”. ❤

Jennifer’s Couture is an amazing company that gives women custom made beautiful items! Jennifer, the owner, is so sweet! The skirts come so well made and the fabric is beyond gorgeous! Her website has so many other pretty pieces! Oh and by the way, this one has pockets! Can’t beat that!

Skirt: The Jen Skirt

Shoes: Block Heels

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Special thanks to Amanda Ly Warren Photography for her unparalleled talent and wonderful friendship! ❤ Go follow her!

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See ya later! Love you all! ❤ ❤

Rachel

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