Laura Ingalls Wilder, standing on the porch of the house Almanzo built for her. Isn't it a beautiful house? I love the way Laura is dressed , the long flowing apron, and the flared sleeves of her dress.....so beautiful, yet with such simplicity. How I wish ladies still dressed in this modest fashion. I still prefer my long skirts as to any other form of dressing. After my weight loss and being able to fit more fashionable styles, and I've tried them, I have found that I'm going right back to my long skirts. It's just the style I'm most comfortable with. Of course , long dresses are fine as well, but I seem to like the skirts best! I think this style of dress keeps me humble, if you can get my meaning. Ive tried the more fancy things, even wearing pants which I had given up years ago, but I still don't feel myself in wearing such things. I guess I will always be "Simply Shelley" with my simple ways and simple style of dress ;) Thats not to say there won't ever come an occasion for a more fashionable or a bit of fancy get up, but you can bet I won't be as comfortable as in my own style of dressing.....and that is to be certain!