Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas! {+ Giveaway}

Merry Christmas, girls! I pray that the Lord will shine on you this Christmas season and that you will be able to do great things for Him thanks to his wonderful birth. You're either here from our brand new Youtube channel, or out of curiosity. If you've yet to watch my Christmas video, check it out below.

Crocheting is one of my favorite hobbies. Eventually, I'll have some tutorials for crocheting up on the form below. This gift is for our subscribers, but if you aren't following us yet, you can. Just click the link below to enter and be sure to comment some way for me to contact you and the color you would like. Merry Christmas!
Youtube channel, For now, I would like to offer one of you a special Christmas gift. What do you need to do to be considered for this gift? Enter in the Rafflecopter below and share with your friends.

a Rafflecopter giveaway!

~ Bethany

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Organic Toner {Product Review}

 Hey, girls! I'm back. Many thanks to Keturah for holding down the fort in my absence. Tomorrow is Christmas, so along with the rest of the girls here at A Pinch of Classy, I would like to wish a very Merry Christmas. I'm so thankful that God sent his Son to earth so many years ago to save us from the sinful world we live in. I'm hoping that you will have an awesome Christmas whether you choose to celebrate it tomorrow or any other day. Hopefully, there will be a bit of a Christmas present for you up as well, so keep an eye out! For now, I'm returning with a new review. Vitamin C Toner from Joyal Beauty. I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review.

 When it comes to beauty products or just any product I'm going to apply to my skin, I want it to be good for it and not fake, chemically laden junk. Whenever I find a nice product made with all natural ingredients, I count it a victory. Hopefully, more companies will get the message and start making healthier products.

 Before I get into the mechanics of this product, I'll talk about what's in it. This product isn't just Vitamin C. It also includes witch hazel, aloe vera, and some other pretty impressive natural products. There is a full list on their Amazon listing, which is below. All of these products are great for your skin.

 The toner works in a different way than most. Instead of being applied by an open top, there is a spritzer that sprays directly to the face, taking away the need of a cotton ball middle-man. My mom thought this might be a bit wasteful if you use too much, but I actually like this method. It makes it much simpler for application and doesn't make any extra trash.

 The toner has a very pleasant citrusy scent and feels cool and refreshing to the face. The spritzer has a pretty powerful blast
so it might surprise you, but shouldn't be too much to handle.

I like this toner to use before applying my moisturizer. It's very nice and feels like quality. It's good for all skin types. If you're interested in checking it out for yourself. visit them on Amazon.

 Thanks for reading. Merry Christmas! Check back later today.

~ Bethany

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Church Outfit: Pink and Green - Socks, Too

Here's an outfit that I totally love. It's comfortable ( key word in ideal dressing ), beautiful, and unique.

And wonderful for church!!!

Kittens are wonderful photo props ;)

Isn't that lace gorgeous?

Oooh, and my socks match!!!!!!

My outfit:

Dress: Hand-me Down
Shirt: Hand-me down
Tanktop: Hand-me down
Boots: Plato's Closet
Small necklace: Made
Long necklace: Gift
Bracelett: Plato's Closet
Socks: :b Hand-me down ( I don't usually keep used socks...but these were gorgeous! )

It looks like most of this outfit was given to me...Lol ;)

So, how is your day/ weekend? Anything interesting you want to share clothing or non-clothing related? :D

Have a great day, and hopefully you for some inspiration for your next outfit! :D ;)

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Youth Group Mood Outfit

So sorry everyone! My week got a way...and then I remembered I had a blog post scheduled:b lol.

Thought I'd show you what an outfit for youth group looks like for me. :) :D

Bright. Crazy. Practical. Fun. Weird. Unique. That just about describes everything I wear to youth group :)


Pink shirt: Hand-me-down
Lace blouse: Thrift
Skirt: Thrift
Boots: gift
Headscarf: hand-me-down
Necklace: thrift
Bracelet: Plato's Closet

Don't you just love that none of this outfit but the bracelet was new!!! :D

Have a great day you all and dress crazy! What are you wearing now? What's something you like to wear or would like to wear that's unique?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sweaters and Boots :D

Hello, everyone!!! I hope you are all having a great weekend.

It's cold here :/ :) And we have snow! Brrr.

Which ( if you look at it right ), means good things.

Such as sweaters and boots :D:D And hot chocolate!!!!!!!!!:) ;b


Dress: Made
Sweater: Plato's
Boots: Murdoch's/ gift
Hat: gift
Necklace: Handmade gift
Bracelet: Thrift

This was a very comfortable < and pretty ;b > outfit I wore to church a couple weeks back. It was a very contrasting outfit ( which I loved ) and took little time to put together ( which I also loved ). :D

And a verse for this weekend!!! This is mostly talking about not doing the evil things the "world" or pagans do, but be like God.

But I take it a little further, meaning don't be like ANYONE, including with dress. 

Dress nice, dress respectable, and dress according to your personality. :)

Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

So, how is your weekend so far? Does this outfit inspire you to create anything new? How do you keep from conforming to the world?

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Dressing For Church ( Quick, yet Nice )

First of all I love editing photos too much :) :) ;).

Here's a fun outfit I wore to church last week. The weather is getting warmer so long sleeves and boots are necessary now. I must say I love boots...but I love flip flops more :D

My new facebook profile picture :b

1. Practical

I have to work before church, so my mornings are hectic with little time even to get ready for church.

But it's church, and the occasion calls for dressing up....and not for housecleaning ;).

So, it's practical in that it's a time efficient outfit, yet looks nice enough for church. :)

2. Pretty

Of course this outfit is pretty according to my tastes ;).

But what adds that prettiness for me is the pink skirt, the lace on the shirt, the necklace, my braid in my hair, and the ssparkly boots. :)

3. Comfortable

And it was a very comfortable outfit! I did not have to feel like I was being suffocated, not conscience about how it all wore.

I must say I loved this outfit very much!!!!!


Button up shirt: Thrifted
T-shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Made
Boots: I can't remember the name of the store...some small store in the mall :)
Necklace: gift

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Hiking *with modesty and femininity*

So, this post almost didn't happen this week....because my photographer ( my sister ) has been out of town the last couple weeks.

But then I remebered, I do have other pictures..... ;)

This summer I did A LOT of hiking.

It's one of those things that you don't like to wear much....yet should haha.

First time climbing a mountain ( a small one ). In Colorado. I think my face shows it :)

Pink and green go great together ❤ ;)

Cotton skirts aren't the best for hiking :)

Perfect hiking skirt :D

Always have the water bottle handy!!!

Loved hiking with this girl!!!

The water bottle is the most essential item of the hiker's outfit!

1. Practical
If you notice, I'm wearing no jewelry, nothing extra, ( well, some would consider the skirt extra, lolol ), just what I need to make a hike.

I'm also wearing leggings under my skirt so I can practically climb, slide, run, and such with out worry or unnecessary added caution ( of my skirt flying up! Haha ).

2. Pretty

Skirt. Colorful shirts.

I didn't feel like adding any other "pretty".

Haha. No, but seriously, when hiking, this is when the practical side plays heavier.

The most important thing is confidence in appearance. If you feel like your outfit is pretty ( be it ever so simple ) it will appear to be pretty to everyone :D Truth. So, just smile, for when you hike, that's the only jewelry you need :D.

3. Comfortable
Cotton knit shirts.

Stretchy denim skirts ( with out to much extra fabric ).

Breathable leggings.

Lightweight shoes with a nice arch.

Hair back in a secure ponytail.

Comfort also plays a huge role in my decision for dressing when hiking :).


Hat: Knitted myself
Shirts: Thrift
Skirts: Thrift
Leggings: Wal-Mart
Shoes: My dad found then somewhere:b

And don't forget the water bottle!!!!!!! Or you'll end up gasping for WATER! Haha ;)

I dress similar to this, also, when doing things like caving/ other active or dirty activities. Just might add a jacket and mud boots :D

So, what do you all think? Is the skirt a bit excessive? I must admit I got quite a few looks about that, lol....and compliments. :D

Saturday, October 10, 2015

More than Modest

Hey, everyone! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend ( or whatever day it is that you are reading this ).


It's one of those tricky (stupid, it often seems) things.

To dress or not to dress.

( Or how much should I "over dress"? )

I've seen a lot of different opinions on this.

Mostly it seems that the issue of modesty is over stressed.

-Not saying "Modesty is in my heart, not how I dress" illogical stupidness.-

I'm saying that dressing "holy", like Amish or "modest trash" isn't the solution either.

Most of those sort of people forget to make allowance to the fact that we are girls and need to dress accordingly.

Men and women both need to dress differently, not to make one more or less inferior to the other, but because they are both different.

But how can one dress both modestly and femininely? Is it even  possible?

Some would say not.

(In my opinion) Modesty rules are stupid. Because there will always be some way to break them, abuse them or over make them.

But then, here I am, about to present my own "modesty rules" :D.

Since I still live at home I still have certain dress rules I have to skirts, sleeves, dress length, etc...

But I do believe we should have our own personal guidelines for dressing, so we don't fall to either extreme of dressing (sloppy or nothing).

I have three guidelines.

And they are very simple. Not one of the three are more or less important. If all three work together they will spell out both "modesty" and femininity, yet not once in the three will I mention modesty for the fun of it ;)

Remember these are just my own guidelines. Not neccessarily "the way",  but they might give someone some good ideas :).

1. It's gotta be practical.

Though I said none were more or less important, this one almost breaks that, by ALMOST being the most important of the three.

When I say practical, I mean practical according to the occasion.

Like don't go wearing chore clothes to a dance. ( Even if you can make them look groovy :b ).

Or a fancy gown to milk the goats. ( BTW, I made both of these dresses ;b ).

I'll wear a cotton, full skirt for horse-back riding, but a tight, denim skirt for bicycling.

I'll wear short sleeves when it's hot, a jacket when it's not.

A swimming dress for swimming, pajamas for sleeping.

It's got to work for what I'm doing or where I'm at. :D

2. Pretty as can be.

Here's where you add your personality and femininity.

Of course remember to be practical.

Say I'm hiking. I won't be wearing fancy boots or jewelry. But I can still add color by wearing a pink t-shirt.

My skirt won't be gauze or satin...but it can still be a decent skirt.

( Also, part of being "practical" will be thinking what I'll be doing. So, if I'm hiking in a skirt I'll wear leggings underneath so I can move over and through stuff comfortably.)

Things I consider "pretty" - color, scarves, lace, hats, jewelry, style, etc.

3. Comfortable for sanity's same.

Keep it practical. Keep it pretty. And remember to stay comfortable.

Of course, being comfortable doesn't mean dressing in a sack. That wouldn't be pretty.

But it definitely wouldn't be dressing like a whore. That wouldn't be practical.

For my graduation I wore a fancy dress (pictured above).

It was both pretty and practical to the occasion. Even though it was tight and the fabric wasn't just the most comforting fabric, it was a comfortable dress that I could MOVE in and DO things  in WHILE EATING and BREATHING with ease.

For everyday wear I won't wear something like that. I stick with softer fabrics and a looser fit for comfort's and practicality's sakes.

Yet, I still keep it pretty some how.

And so that's it. If it is practical, pretty and comfortable I wear it. And for me that is how I dress modestly and femininely all at once.

What do you think? What are your personal rules for dressing modestly or femininely? What do you think of my three tips?

( I think I'll do a series of blog posts, explaining how I put these three tips into my every day life, what do you think :D )

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Wearing Your Hair in a Scarf

Lol 😝 How many people are crazy enough to dress this way - on a a normal basis, and in public?

 Me. 😉

 I am rather weird in my tastes. I like wild, comfy, pretty, easy, crazy, fancy, practical all wrapped in one. - Those are some of my favorite words, too ;).

 I get some crazy results :D Such as this new thing with my hair ( I've been doing it about 6 months now ).

I first did it in this picture - wanting something unique and pretty for a girls' party I was going to, I suddenly thought of braiding a ribbon into my hair. A close friend, Esther helped me! ( Never knowing how crazy I'd become weeks later ).

The ribbon was soon replaced with a scarf :)

 At first I would just wrap the scarf around my head, tie it under my pony tail and then over. And then I just let it hang or braid it loosely into my hair.

For a wilder, looser look I just tie it under the pony tail [If the scarf has tassels it will add length to your hair :D ]

But the scarf does like to fall off the top of my head to my back quite often - especially at youth group. 😒 So, I bought some dark colored hair clips about 1 and 1/2 inches long and snap one on each side of the top of my head and scarf.

Keeps the scarf there 😀

For the ribbon variation I tie the center of the ribbon to a dark colored pony tail holder ( hairband ), make my hair up into a pony tail and then braid the ribbon into my hair tightly.

 And now for the pictures!!! 😍

Braided ribbon

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Scarf in a braid

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I made this dress last month:)

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Don't you just love my goats!? I have 7 now :D
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This little girl is my buddy :D
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I knitted the blouse ( they are available for order :b )
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Aren't kittens just adorable?

Scarf hanging loose

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Love this outfit!

So, what do you think? Brave enough to try this - in public? 😂😂😂😀😉

This post was originally posted here.