Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What to Wear Wednesday: Wear what you want!

If you are visiting from the P31 devotional today, WELCOME!
Wednesdays at my blog are devoted to helping Christian women learn how to dress in a modest, beautiful God-honoring way. Today, however, I have outlet shopping on the brain, so enjoy the short post below as I head down the road to the outlet mall! I hope you'll come back each Wednesday as we discover the world of fashion together.
Have you ever had to do something and you just had no idea how to get started?
Well, I have to be honest about something.
I just don't feel like writing about fashion today.
Dave and I are leaving in about an hour to head to the Gafney Outlets in South Carolina on our way to Luke's basketball game in Greenville, SC which is 2 hours away. So what a better way to make the trip go faster than to stop halfway and shop at some outlets! All in the name of Christmas shopping! I thought it was a brilliant idea when I mapquested directions to the game and saw that we just HAD to pass the outlets on the way there. So I coyly looked at Dave and told him how amazing it would be to stop and shop! Hey, he only had to drive for one hour and he'd get a break! It worked, so now I'm a happy happy girl, making my Christmas gift buying list and off we'll go to the outlets and hopefully find some wonderful deals!
But not before we go to Dillards first because they have their Coach tennis shoes on sale for $69.95! And then with my employee discount of 20% off (okay, I'm not really an employee but they like me alot so they give me that discount everytime I shop...I guess I bring them lots of business) I digress, okay, so with my discount, the shoes will be like near $50 and those will make great gifts for my step grandchildren, don't ya think? (They're teenage girls, by the way)
So, oh, yes....the reason for this post. Because of my excitement for sales and outlet malls, I am going to name this day:
Cause honestly, I just can't think of anything to write because my brain is on outlet mode.
See you next week!
love, Shari


Jill said...

Hey Sherri- love the posts! Enjoy reading your blog.
Would you check out mine and see what you think?
Seeing where God leads!?


Sarah said...

Enjoy the outlets! I think I'll hit the ones near me today too. We went to the Coach outlet last week at Concord Mills Mall when I was visiting family. Got some great deals. Good thing I don't live closer.

By the way, I am here at your blog b/c I just read the e-mail devotional from P31. Great, practical advice about reaching out to other women in a new setting. Love it!!

Bonita said...

Have fun at the outlets!

I really enjoyed your devotional today. I have a dreaded holiday party coming up and you helped me get my mind in the right perspective. I won't be the only one there feeling alone so I'll keep my eyes peeled for the others who need to be included. Thanks!

imoomie said...

Sigh...I want to be in outlet mode, off to school instead!

Have a fabulous time!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shari,
I really could connect to this devotional this morning. I enjoyed out early morning breakfast a month or two ago. Hope we can get together again real soon!

Love ya,

Zoe Elmore said...

Love me some outlet shopping girlie. Have a GREAT time!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to comment on your devotional today, but couldn't find the place to do it. Please help.

Shari Braendel said...

To comment on the devotional today you may either comment here or at and click on the link that says "today's devotional" and you can comment there. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shari,

Your devotional today was spot on. I have been in Margaret's place. I moved to a new area and tried several churches trying to fit in, to no avail. At one church, I joined a small group. During the meeting, everyone interacted with each other. After the meeting, though, I became the invisible woman. My attempts to join into conversations were greeted with polite tolerance. Once, I sat on the couch between two women who spoke past me. I finally got up because I felt I was in the way. Most painfully, I once went into a gelato shop with my husband and saw the group leader there along with another member. I smiled and waited for them to see me so I could say hello. I saw them notice me from the corners of their eyes and look away, engaging in conversation about the flavors of the gelato in the case. I walked out of the store with tears in my eyes and never returned to that church.

I've since forgiven them and I realize that I'm not always going to be the right fit in a given situation. I should have tried another small group. I learned a lot and I learned to lean on God.

I've since moved to a new area and I recently joined a secular writers group. These turned out to be wonderfully welcoming folks and the coordinator, a Wiccan, is especially nice and takes the time to welcome new people. I haven't found as nice a welcome in church, but it takes two and one of them is me.

Bless you for bringing up this hard topic.


Anonymous said...

can't relate. $50 for shoes...