Thursday, July 25, 2013

What to Wear for a (Modest) Daytime Concert

I'm going to have some fun tomorrow. Well, actually, the fun started today when I chose my outfit and hung it where I could enjoy the anticipation while I worked.

We're going to make music down at Rahiri elder care centre. I'm doing my version of "Panis Angelicus" and perennial favourite, "My Child."

I tried my outfit on tonight to check that everything still fits. I get as much fun from dressing up as I do from singing, and I figure my audience should be as blessed by looking at me as they are by listening to me. A little effort is beneficial all around.

It's been nearly two years since I've worn a skirt (blame the intestinal parasites for that). I've blogged about the much-admired jacquard stretch-cotton mermaid skirt several times. It last made an appearance at Charmagne's Wedding, October 2011.

I designed the yellow top for my Auckland vocal debut (October 2010), but ended up wearing a blue outfit instead (it worked better visually). I did wear this one for the dress rehearsal, and discovered that if you aim to work under hot lights in a shiny fabric, best find a discreet way to catch the perspiration!

My venue tomorrow will be warm, but but it's winter in New Zealand, so layering a close-fitting, long-sleeved tee/spencer underneath should work out just comfortable. My voice is better when my body is warm, anyway. I'll let you know whether my golden armpits remain untarnished.

Now to figure out the shoes and hair.

After four years of searching, I still haven't found a pair of taupe or cream cuban-heeled boots that fit my feet . All my light-coloured shoes are supremely summery (and the storm outside is making it feel very wintery right now). Maybe I'll try my dark brown lace-up boots.

Hair? I have faith that inspiration will come in the moment, in front of the mirror. Note to self: Allow time for hair.

Do you plan your outfits a day or so ahead, or do you open your closet when it's time to get ready?

1 comment:

Violet said...

Hmm... I used to put any random clothes on and not much thought into it, but these days I try and look more presentable which requires some thought beforehand! I also find working out what to wear a bit in advance gives you a chance to make sure an outfit is more accomodating to that particular day, so that it will be modest for activities you are participating in as well as practical (I'm tired of dressing for the wrong weather!) :)

Also, I just recently wrote a blog article on modesty, and I wondered as a godly sister in Christ whose posts I really look up to and have inspired me a lot, if you would be willing to read over it sometime and give some thoughts on it. Thank you! It can be found at

God bless!
Your sister in Christ,

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