Blossoms During Winter – Modest Outfit Review

Today I am sharing an outfit with you that I wore recently to run errands in town!  While I love winter time, there is one thing that I do not like and that is having to take your coat on and off when you are out and about and going into one store and then another!  The outfit that I am sharing today was nice because I never had to put on my coat (even though it was pretty chilly).


I have had this pink long sleeve tee for a very long time – so long that I can’t remember where I got it from … but I think I bought it for a $1 at the thrift store!  I love it because it goes with so many of my outfits.  I bought the vest this past year at a thrift store for $4.  I was pretty hesitant about buying it because I was not sure if I would really like it, but I decided to and I’m so glad I did!  Not only do I love it … my sister Abigail has tried to steal it a couple times 😉IMG_0597

The skirt is Hannah’s and it was a gift from a sweet friend of hers in Israel!  And, I got my headcovering from Israel for just a couple dollars. IMG_0596

I’m sorry for my “I’m freezing smile” … I did mention that it was pretty chilly, didn’t I?!?! 🙂  Oh, and I am wearing my favorite winter boots (I mentioned them in this post) that “desperately” needed a little polish!IMG_0586

I was wearing a necklace that my best friend brought back from Israel as a gift for my sisters and me.  It says, “שמע ישראל” – “Shema Yisrael” which means, “Hear O Israel” … taken from Deuteronomy 6.  But this “Hear” means more than just “hear” … it means to take heed, listen, observe, and obey …. to do all that He has commanded us!  IMG_0599

I did not realize it until I was writing this post but I was wearing a lot of items from Israel … and I just wanted to say, as we go about our days, let us remember Psalm 122:6 where it says, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: may they prosper who love you.”


16 thoughts on “Blossoms During Winter – Modest Outfit Review

  1. Such a pretty ensemble! I really love the skirt because of the patchwork, and I love quilts and anything that resembles them. The vest looks fleece-lined so it must have helped to keep you somewhat warm during the “photo shoot”. Thanks for sharing! Love ya!

    1. You’re welcome! I love pretty quilts/patchwork things too:) And yes, the vest is fleece lined, so it is warm! Love you too!

  2. Cute outfit, Sarah! That is so neat how it’s so “Israeli”. As I was reading this post the song “Take Me Home” by Ari Goldwag was playing, and it’s about going home to Israel. So fitting! I love it when that happens. 🙂 And btw….I like your necklace! 😉 <3

    1. Thank you … my dear friend Gila has good taste when choosing jewelry 😉 That is pretty neat when you hear a song that is related to what you’re thinking, reading, or talking about! <3

  3. How cute! You look like springtime in the wintertime! We have thrift stores here but expensive compare to where you live (wonder where?) hard to find anything under $7 even for a tshirt .
    Excuse me for being blunt , iam a new follower to your site (love it!) and iam confused to which religion you follow- are you Jewish or Christian ?
    I enjoy reading your modesty/fashion posts. What a beautiful and loving family you have! Wish I had many siblings!

    1. Hello Irene,
      Wow … that is pretty expensive (compared to here) … where do you live? We are in Tennessee.
      Thank you so much for your question … it is kind of funny because, Jewish people think we are Christians, but the Christians think we are Jewish! 🙂 To answer your question, we believe in Yeshua (Jesus) as our Savior … but we also believe in keeping the Torah (Old Testament). It is such a blessing!
      If you have any more questions, please let us know! Have a blessed week!

  4. Dear Sarah,
    This is so lovely and modest! I enjoy layering with long sleeve shirts and vests/sweaters as well. (think NY in winter :-))
    I also love how the original Hebrew adds such richness to the meaning of words like you mentioned with the word ‘hear’. We talked this past Sunday about how the word ‘hinder’ in the Bible didn’t mean just stop, but a very forceful blocking of the path which causes one to turn away from. Then when you try a different path, that too is blocked. Repeatedly trying, repeatedly being turned back from. Very interesting to me.:-) Ruthie

    1. Thank you for your comment Mrs. Reed! Oh!!! Winter in NY?!?! Once our family was visiting my grandmother in DE MANY years ago and we decided to drive to NYC, since us children had never seen it! It was winter time though and it was FREEZING!!! We were having the time of our life though … but it was SO cold! We finally decided to go into a Starbucks to get some hot chocolate … but it was lukewarm:( Pretty disappointing:)
      Thank you so much for sharing about the word “hinder” and what it really means in Hebrew! It is very interesting the powerful meaning behind some of these words!!! It reminds me of the verse, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue:” Proverbs 18:21
      Have a very blessed week … and stay warm:)

  5. I was hesitant about vests at first too but they are amazing for everyday wear ! I wear them often in the house or out and about because they keep the body core warm but then my hands and arms are free to move about and be busy at work . I have found quite a few second hand and keep them on rotation.I have a necklace charm that says ” I am my beloveds and he is mine” in Hebrew . It’s very dear to me because my husband gave it to me. Thanks for the reminder to pray for Israel. It’s very important for us to remember that daily. Thanks for sharing this post on Wearing with Wisdom on KingMakerBlog

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