Outfit of the week- Ava

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Poncho: Jack and Jill (similar linked here)

Top: K-mart

Skirt: K-mart

Shoes: Big-W

Beret: Jack and Jill (similar linked here)

Tights: Seed

Outfit of the week- Ava

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Top: K-Mart

Skirt: Cotton On (similar linked here)

Flower Crown: Lovisa (similar linked here)

Outfit of the week- Ava

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Dress: Zara Kids

Shoes: Big W (Similar linked here)

Bow: Seed

Outfit of the week- Ava

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Top: Cotton On (Similar linked here)

Dress: Ebay

Shoes: Big W

Bow: Seed

Outfit of the week- Ava

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Jumper: Cotton On (Similar linked here and here)

Skirt: Cotton On (Similar one here)

Tights: H&M

Shoes: Big W (Similar one here)

Bow: Seed

Outfit of the week- Ava

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Top: Cotton On (similar linked here and here)

Skirt: Cotton On (I can’t find similar ones so I’ve picked a cute pink tulle one here)

Shoes: Cotton On (I can’t find similar ones so I’ve linked brown shoes here)

Bow: Seed

Running Skirts

Most of my friends don’t exercise- well at least, not that I know of. I don’t have any real running pals (except my husband)- well, let me clarify, my one running partner I had a few years ago up and moved 2 hours away..so this hasn’t really been a topic I have discussed much in person.

A lot of ladies I know are comfortable enough just wearing tights and a t-shirt when working out or running but I prefer wearing a skirt. There are a select few companies around that make running/workout skirts with appropriate length (I’m meaning to the knee or lower). My mum buys hers from a manufacturer in Israel (crazy..I know). I’ve had a few U.S. companies bookmarked for years- just keeping an eye on what they’re making and I have to say year on year they are getting better and better!

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Flash Back to 2014 (I think) with my favourite Nike tights (that I still wear) and a Suzanne Grae stretch skirt from my frugal grandma!

Surprisingly Nike and Lorna Jane have both brought out below the knee running skirts in the last 12 months that look fantastic as well! I’ve linked three of the top ones on my list as well as some comments on each below.

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From Left to Right:

  1. Lorna Jane– I came across this skirt just last week! The material doesn’t have much stretch but the fabric feels nice. There aren’t any splits on the sides so I wouldn’t recommend this one for any long runs! Definitely recommended for walking or athleisure as they like to call it now.
  2. Nike–  This skirt has good sized splits on the sides to allow for running. With a large pocket in front it’s suitable for carrying keys/credit cards etc. The length is also great if you are looking for something longer than the knee! The con for me would be the minimal drawstring waistband- If you’re upwards of a size 12 sometimes drawstring waists are unflattering!
  3. Snoga– Snoga tops my list every day all day! My favourite at the moment (which mimics my current running set up) is a knee length swing skirt with built in tights! At the moment I’m using a H&M Teen girl swing skirt and Nike tights (not built in). It works well but the skirt sometimes rides up over the tights which can be frustrating. We’re heading to the U.S. in a few months- the plan is to purchase a Snoga skirt and have it delivered while we’re there! Also, Snoga have heaps of great modest designs so check out their website!

All three shops mentioned above ship to Australia (and worldwide for that matter!).

I hope this is helpful in your search for modest running wear!

 

Modest- Dresses/Skirts

Finding modest clothing today is no where near as hard as it was just 5-10 years ago. Mostly everything we bought had to be taken down, stretched out, worn with a singlet top etc You get the idea. On top of making everything modest the cost for any item of clothing with sleeves and the appropriate length was always so much more because the items were rare!

I wanted to do a quick roundup of some of my go-to stores for modest clothing here in Sydney. Some are online, others you can visit in store and see a huge range of modest skirts, tops and dresses!

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One- H&M  |  Two- Esther & Co  |  Three- Esther & Co  |  Four- Zara  |  Five-ASOS  | Six-  ASOS  |  Seven- Zara  |  Eight- Zara

Ava- 2 years old!

Well I have been super slack when it comes to posting.. we can call it lack of inspiration! Guys.. what would you like to see posts on? Apart from photos of my amazing daughter I am totally lacking in the inspirational field.

If you follow me on insta you’ll know that Ava turned two last week! I took some quick photos the week before so I would have a current photo to post for her birthday (yes, I’m that mum)! Just as her little scratch on her cheek has been healing (it’s been almost 5 months) she fell and knocked her head on the heater two days ago and now has a gash near her eye… I thought only boys were supposed to be rough?! Anyways.. On a happy side note- I thought Ava needed 2 year old immunizations (yes, I’m also that mum that immunizes her daughter)..wellllllll…she actually doesn’t get any more until she’s 4! Woohoo for Ava!

So.. here is our baby girl.. 2 years on..

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What I’m currently listening to..

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Today I’m bringing to you a few new and a few previously-posted podcasts! My favourite’s this month would definitely be the Fierce Marriage podcast and the Hey Dad podcast! Fierce Marriage is a conversation with Ryan and Selena Frederick on all things building and protecting your marriage with a Godly perspective. The Hey Dad podcast is a bunch of guys talking about dadhood- the funny, the ugly and everything in between- they are great to listen to!

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Focus on the Marriage   |  Fierce Marriage  |  The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivy  |  Coffee and Crumbs  |  Hey Dad!