Yesterday I did something I haven’t done in almost 26 years. I attended a women’s Bible study. I actually taught women’s Bible studies for about 29 years. But I took one little break from teaching right after my daughter was born and participated as a student for one semester. Other than that, I’ve rarely sat down as a pupil in a women’s Bible class. I have to admit, yesterday felt a little awkward, being completely new and all. But new beginnings often do. Right? Today I’m sharing what I wore to women’s Bible study.
Women’s Bible studies are like many other events or social gatherings we gals attend. They call for casual, comfortable but stylish clothing. Well, I guess style is technically optional. Hahaha! But honestly, not for this gal.
I picked up these moss green girlfriend chinos at the Talbots anniversary sale for 25% off. The sale is still on, of course. And these lightweight, easy-to-wear pants come in several other great neutrals, too. I’m wearing my usual size 8, so they’re true to size with a roomy fit.
After wearing my black v-neck tee several times, I wondered why I hadn’t bought a white one. Well I fixed that. This softly fitted white tee is such a nice thickness and the v-neck keeps its shape, even after washing and drying. I’m wearing a small.
I just tucked my t-shirt in the front, but I’m also wearing this classic leather hip belt because my pants feel a little more secure with it. Plus I think a belt peeking through your cardigan or jacket adds polish to your outfit.
My hooded cardigan is from Evereve. I know their clothes are a little pricey, but this oh-so-comfy cardigan is marked down to a very reasonable price. I’m wearing a small with ample room for layering. The fabric is full of soft stretch, so you can push the sleeves up, too. I think this lightweight sweater is ideal for sitting in an air-conditioned classroom, restaurant, airplane, or what have you. And the neutral heather taupe color makes it extremely versatile.
Don’t you just love the understated plea for attention from these soft suede camo flats? I like that the camo is subtle and the silhouette of the shoes is sweetly feminine. I’ll be wearing these with jeans and my caramel colored cords, too. They’d also be cute with a denim skirt and similar white tee and neutral cardigan. Ooh! And white jeans!
Don’t forget to add a little jewelry, ladies. These are the three pieces I reach for most often: my Gorjana adjustable necklace (sold out, but here’s a pretty option on sale), my brushed gold teardrop earrings and my classic gold bangle. I always wear my silver adorned hearts ring.
By the way, I carried this cognac or tan bag because it coordinates with my belt. But this outfit would also look beautiful with all taupe accessories. I just don’t happen to have a taupe belt. And black accessories would work, too. But I wouldn’t wear the taupe sweater with a cognac belt and a black bag. That would just be too many contrasting tones and would distract from the overall appeal of the outfit. Make sense? So while everyting doesn’t have to match, it helps keep the look more cohesive and pleasing to the eye to have a proportionate balance.
Well, that’s what I wore to Bible study! I enjoyed my morning. In fact, I met some other ladies who go to the same rec center where I exercise. One of them is a trainer there. We enjoyed visiting with each other, and now I’ll be able to say hello when I see them exercising.
Whenever I could tell that my children didn’t want to do something because it was new and awkward, I always promised them that good things lie on the other side of awkward. We just have to press through to get to them. I found that to be true yesterday at Bible study.
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Are you part of a Bible study? While I’m a firm believer in gathering with others to study the Bible for accountability and fellowship, you can certainly study the Bible on your own, too. But I do encourage you set up some form of regularity and accountability for studying God’s Word.
I attended a Bible Study Fellowship yesterday. But in the past I’ve taught Precept Bible studies. Both, as well as Community Bible Studies, offer classes all over the country and world. But you can also find Bible study groups at local churches and online. If you’re a part of a Bible study group, tell me what you like about it. If you’re not, consider doing like me and checking one out. There are wonderful things on the other side of awkward!
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. ~ 2 Timothy 2:15