Friend With Style, Angela part 1

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When I first started my blog, I thought it would be so cool to introduce some of my friends who are around my same age, thrift for their clothes, and have amazing style.  Today my dream is becoming a reality. Oh, don't you just love it when a dream becomes a reality?

Over the last few years, God has brought some people in my life that I instantly hit it off with.  You know how when you meet someone for the first time and realize that you were destined to be good friends?  Angela is one of those people.  I first met Angela a few years ago at her farm.  My husband and I visited Maple Valley Farm to take a cheese making class.  It was wonderful!  Angela's home is warm and inviting, she has a delightful personality, and made learning how to make cheese a lot of fun!  And...she has style!

Angela has been married for 21 years, has 6 children, and is a homeschooling mama.  You can read more about Angela's life on her blog  And check out her Facebook page  Oh, there is something else about her story that you will want to read... this family lived several years off the grid!

Yeah, you read it right!  I said Off. The. Grid.  WOW!

Angela shared with me her fashion theology. "I have to be very careful to keep my dress in check as I have 4 beautiful daughters.  I want to show them and teach them not to get attention by your dress but rather by your inner spirit etc.  You can be beautiful and feminine from the inside out.  You should be chaste and discreet in your dress but you can be gorgeous and feminine as ever.  Make up, heels, jewelry and more!

90% of the time you will see me in a skirt or a dress.  I feel most comfortable this way but I will wear pants on occasion in a feminine manner.  I am not against pants for a modesty reason rather I feel dresses and skirts make you more feminine.  God created me a lady and I like wearing clothes for a lady.

You can wear skirts and dresses without being a frump dump as well!  My wardrobe around the farm is mixed with a head lamp and apron.

Our life on a farm with 6 children and a family of 8 on a modest income  has taught me how to do more than shop on a shoe string budget.  I have coined the phrase, “I shop on a twist-tie budget” as twist-ties are virtually free.  All of our clothing is thrifted for our entire family except underwear and occasional shoes that we cannot find the size for.   I find expensive name brands thrifting all of the time."