Truth, I'm actually really nervous about publishing this. I don't know why, maybe it's because I've never done style posts before, but I'm trying something new :)
I've been wanting to start some style posts for a while and now I'm finally hopping on the bandwagon! The thing is, I have a real passion for modest fashion. I know that modesty means different things to different people, but for myself it means wearing things with sleeves, no low necklines, and skirts and dresses to my knees. It's just the way I am! These aren't standards that I hold others to at all. This is honestly just the way I feel most comfortable.
I've been wanting to write about modesty for a long time now, but I feel like so many other people can, and have said it so much better than me! Modesty is really two fold, it should cover both your body and your heart. I know a lot of people talk about being modest for God and truthfully, that is a big part of it for me. Equally people talk about being modest for their husbands, and that is of importance to me also. I know that Eric doesn't want everyone else seeing too much of me, because that's for him only ;) However, there is a facet of modesty that I feel like too many people leave out when they discuss the topic. Self respect. Honestly, I respect myself too much to walk around showing a lot of skin. I respect myself too much to go out with my butt hanging out of barely there shorts. I respect myself too much to let my boobs hang out of my shirt in such a way that makes men and women alike not even be able to look my in the eye. I'm sure that I could still be modest if I wore pants, but for me I feel like skirts are less revealing (and bonus points, they are slimming!).
This is who I am. My religion does strongly encourage the way I dress, but they don't force me. I'm a grown up who not only picks out all my own clothes (okay, I let Eric pick out some stuff for me, occasionally) but I sew some of them too! I have heard people say before that I go to a church where I am forced to wear skirts. The truth is, I'm happy to and I want to! I love them and at this point it's a part of who I am. And you know what? I'm happy with me. If you are different than me (and I know many of you are) don't mistake my feelings on clothes for judgement. I just wanted to share a little more about me, something a little more personal, and to explain more of what you will be seeing here in terms of style posts. If you have any questions about what I believe that aren't answered here, then leave them in the comments below or email me!
About this look, I really, really love this outfit you guys. This skirt is the perfect color, I've been wanting this color for a long time, that's why I had to go and make it! And this shirt was just an impluse buy at Old Navy on the clearance rack. I think I paid $6 for it thinking it was okay and it had gold so I would probably like it and truth be told I needed something cheap to fill out my requirement for spending Old Navy cash. Then I got home and put it on and it was just so comfy and pretty and did I mention the gold? I did? Well, there's gold on there! Haha! It's funny how you can pick something up that's cheap and quick and then it turns into an instant favorite. The print doesn't show up that well in the photos but trust me, it's pretty :)
"For I know the plans I have for you" declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future". Jeremiah 29:11