Channeling the Duchess: Kate Middleton and the Modesty Trend...

Aug 15, 2012 by

I got this dress for $20 at TJ Maxx when I returned from Florence. I planned to buy a dress in Italy, but couldn’t find anything I wanted to bring home with me that wasn’t 1,000 euros or more. When my roommate saw me wearing it, she said I was “channeling the Duchess of Cambridge.” I was terribly flattered.:)   Kate Middleton is the epitome of a woman with class. I’m in an intense lace phase as evidenced by one of my Pinterest boards  and she stars in it quite a bit. There’s her creme lace dress, along with her blue lace dress.  It isn’t just in lace where she looks fabulous. There’s this lovely golden dress as an evening gown and this springy yellow dress during the day. And I absolutely want to wear this military...

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Cher Doesn’t Get the Underwear Concept Anyway...

Jul 7, 2012 by

The singer Cher stirred controversy for her anti-Romney tweet.  The Supreme Court’s healthcare decision mobilized a large number of voters to rally around the not-Obama candidate, Mitt Romney, for his promise to lead the repeal of nationalized healthcare if elected. In just the four hour period following the Supreme Court’s announcement, Mitt Romney’s campaign raised $1 million.   Cher’s concern led her to Twitter to warn her fans. About Obama she wrote: “I Feel if he doesn’t get all his DUCKS IN A ROW we’ll b forced 2 listen 2Uncaring Richy Rich! The whitest man in MAGIC UNDERWEAR in the WH.”  I’m glad to see that Cher is a concerned citizen. My first reactions: Is anyone forced to listen to the US president? Isn’t Cher white? Is a white man in the White House a problem?...

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My Easter Dress, "the underwear" mentioned…again and Mormon Defense...

Apr 6, 2012 by

When my sister and I were little, our Mom made us dresses for Easter every year.We loved them. It was an exciting part of Easter. As we got older, when she was able to provide it, we’d go shopping for them. Those are fun memories. This week, I was at Ross to get a few things now necessary because of  my new move. Of course, I had to browse the dresses. I’ve written before about a more mindful approach to my purchasing behavior. When I saw this dress, I just had to have it. I paused wondering if all the lace dresses I’ve pinned on Pinterest  influenced my want or if I couldn’t have lived without it regardless of my virtual pinboard. Still working on that one. As I went back and forth with how...

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My Shabby Apple Dress From Steve Isn’t Too Shabby, Mission Stuff Too...

Jan 9, 2012 by

“He has great taste,” my friend said before we began yesterday’s leadership meeting. “I picked it out,” I replied. I had just told her that Steve, a man I taught as a full time missionary, bought me the dress for my birthday I was wearing. It’s probably one of my new favs. It’s a Shabby Apple dress. Some Latter-day Saint business women run this company. Turns out there’s a market for stylish modest clothes. You can find previous posts about how Mormons wear a special underclothing as a reminder of their covenant to remember Jesus Christ at:  Magic Mormon Underwear Gets a Mention at the Believing Brain Discussion  Mormon Underwear: A Constant Personal Reminder to Always Remember Jesus Christ and Keep His Commandments MacGyver Groupie and Lengthy Leggings This dress is called Overboard and can...

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"Magic Mormon Underwear" gets a mention at The Believing Brain discussion...

Jun 12, 2011 by

  Tonight I attended a lecture at sixth&iwhere Michael Shermer talked about his new book, The Believing Brain: From Ghosts to Gods to Politics and Conspiracies.It was a full house with at least 200 people in attendance, maybe 300.  In it, he argues that the brain naturally looks for patterns as it processes its environment.   The brain then forms these patterns into belief that people confirm with self selected proof, ignoring evidence to the contrary.  Further, through these beliefs, the brain can even produce experiences perceived as supernatural, especially when the social human is alone or sleep deprived. My friend invited me to attend with him. This was a response to my prior invite for him to attend a panel discussion with me at the Religious Freedom Education Project out of the Newseum. I don’t...

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