“Your adornment should not be an external one: braiding the hair, wearing gold jewelry, or dressing in fine clothes, but rather the hidden character of the heart, expressed in the imperishable beauty of a gentle and calm disposition, which is precious in the sight of God'” (1 Peter 3:3-4)
Well, there’s certainly no jewelry here; it wouldn’t be period correct. However, the clothing is, in my not-so-humble opinion, finer than anything modern that I’ve ever worn. (I could do without the white cap though…) I always feel my best when I step out in one of my work outfits. Whether that’s because it’s sort of like becoming another person in another time, or else I’ve reincarnated from this time period and this is like donning my second skin. Either way, comfort is the name of the game…and 19th century attire is extremely comfortable. And feminine. (Again, omit the frilly, white cap; I’d rather have my incredible shrinking hair loose, not bound)
This photograph was found during that trip down memory lane through my cedar chest filled with photographs and keepsakes. I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t make the cover of Vogue or Vanity Fair but c’est la vie!
May God bless you & keep you!