Friday, October 4, 2013

My 'Castle of Success' Story // From Finding Your Style Series

                    Hi everyone!   So, as I said last night I am posting today my outfit for the Castle of Success party for the celebration of Finding Your Style- the end of this series is this coming week! Anyone who has not a clue what this is all about- I have been following my dear friends, The Boyer Family Singers in their (Brigid's) blog series- Finding Your Style; A Journey of No-More-Confusion With Your Wardrobe. Sound like something that may help your dilemma? Well, check it out! But here is what I learned through this, and it has been fun!

So, I really have not been in a constant need of finding all this kind of information out because I am pretty solid in what I like and what I don't. But, just as most things in life there are always things to be improved in all topics! This is much of how it was for me, just following along for the ride and learning things here and there, getting outfit ideas, and how knowing what 'color' you are can help so much in looking radiant!

So, I will begin with: My Color
                                  My color is Warm Autumn; hence my eyes being brown, my hair being, honey
                                  brown, and skin, ivory. After putting a 'color name' on yourself you are able
                                  to then read down further in your category and find out what colors look the
                                  best on those types of people! It may seem overwhelming, but it is so easy-
Next question was: What is your shape ?
                               My shape is some were between the 'pear' and 'hourglass' being slightly larger in
                               the hips than the ever so common hourglass figure has been explained to be. A
                               couple tips I learned for this type shape are as follows...
                               -Wear a belt about your waist.
                               -Wear high waisted skirts.
                               -Wear A-line skirts.
                               -Wear jackets that hit right above waist.

Lastly is: Your Style
             My style is a cross between;The girly romantic; fluffy skirts, floral tops, and elegant bows.
                                                           Country western; boots, button ups, and dramatically solid.
                                                           Vintage/English Country; My personal vintage is more of an
                                                           antiquey look, a fresh battered jean skirt, calico tops, and
                                                           basic browns, more than wearing 40's and 50's dresses though
                                                           I do love them, it is just not what I own alot of- yet. :)
                                                          For my English  Country this mostly comes out in the winter,
                                                          plaid wool skirts and my simple sweater collection.

As you can see I did mix all of my favorites- Girly/Romantic, The lace cardigan
                                                My 'vintage', raggidness of the skirt and brown throughout
                                 Counrty/Western, cowgirl boots and leather to tie back my hair.
SO this can be done without looking conglomerated! I think the best way to do this successfully is to do the 'finding your color' test so that you can know what colors best suit your 'color'! If you adore more than one main style and still have your basic colors that go with 'your color' then what better a way to mix those than by having clothes that coordinate!


                                                                                           My attire:
                                                                                           Brown cowgirl boots, gift from friend
                                                                                           Brown tights; Meijer clearance, $2.50 
                                                                                           Slip, made by me
                                                                               Light blue high waisted skirt; thrift store, $3.25
                                                                              This skirt was slightly too short for my personal  standards so I just seam ripped the hem open!  Yay! I had 
been looking for a shorter high waisted!
                                                                                Green calico shirt; made by me 
                                                                                Lace cardigan; gift 


   No matter what your style is, let us always strive to honor God, not to mention your 'one and only'! Getting dressed can be fun (and is somewhat important) but, we need to make sure that we are not just putting on a front.That we are truly seeking God and His commands! We need to daily examine our hearts for pure thoughts and guidance from Him, helping to accomplish our every task while showing our faith to the world!

              "Many woman do noble things but you surpass them all."      Proverbs 31

                                      Are you in my style sphere ?
                                          Are you visiting our blog for the first time through Finding Your Style ?

              I hope that everyone has enjoyed this post!                                   ~ Cassie


                                              ~ One last horrah to Brigid for making all this possible! ~
                                                                  You have done a great job!
                                                                         Thank you so much!


  1. I LOVE your outfit Cassie! I can't wait to share with everyone your story! I am so glad that you participated, and learned some new things. I have to say that lace cardigan you're wearing is LOV-ER-LY!! The lines of it are so perfect and vintagesque.


    The Middle Sister and Singer

    1. Thanks so much Brigid! I know, my cousin gave me the cardigan and I love it too! It gives a lovely look to just about anything! I also liked the shape so much that I copied it into a shirt pattern! I will have to do an outfit/sewing post with it soon! Thanks again!

  2. Hello Cassie. So good to know you through your profile on the blogger. I am also gald to stop by your blog "Calico Clodhoppers" and the post on it. I am delighted to observe your every picture so simple yet so elegent. You do not look to be so heighted. Well you being young I have an opportunity for you to go on a short tem missions trip to work with us in the slums of Mumba, India among the poorest of poor to bring healing to the broken hearted. I am in the Pastoral monistry for last 34yrs in the great city of Mumbai a city with great contrast where richest of rich and the porest of poor live. We reach out to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the broken hearted. We also encourage young people as well as adults from the West to come to Mumbai to work with us during theri summer vacation. We would love to have you come to Mumbai with your other friends during your summer vacation. I am sure you will have a life changing experience. My email id is : dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede.Would love to hear from you very soon.

    1. How amazing to hear from you!
      Yes it would be amazing to come and help- I am currently planning on going to Lithuania next summer! I plan to do many more mission trips in the future! Mainly working with children! Bless you for your work- and your sacrifice!
      Blessings and prayers!
      p.s. Yes, I really am not 5'9"- Rebekah is really taller than me! I am 5'7". ;) We were having a hard time figuring out our profile name, hence the name. We are having a bit too much confusion with it though! :)

  3. great photos!
    f i hope you will visit me

  4. Really adorable outfit! It sounds like a really fun project. It's taken me years to figure out "my style" but I think it's actually a really important step as a girl, it helps you feel so much more confident in yourself when you're happy with how you dress everyday!

  5. This was really interesting! Your outfit is cute and autumnal. :)
    So, I read your comment on my blog, but when I went to press "publish" I pressed "delete" instead. Oops! :( So I'll just reply to it here. To answer your question, I used the "Cutest Blog on the Block" and "Shabby Blogs" sites to download my background and add some embellishments. They give you a little code that you copy and paste into the HTML/Java option when you add a gadget to your blog layout. For the title banner, I had to save it on my computer then Photoshop the title on myself, but that was simple. Anyway, I hope that was helpful. :)

    1. Ooops! :) I have nearly done that that myself SO many times!
      Thank you SO much- very helpful!

  6. Love, love the outfit!! I'm so excited for the cooler weather to come so I can wear tights and boots again! :) The pictures are lovely, by the way! :)


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