Hello Miss Yellow Shoes Readers,
Today I'm gonna talk about something dear to my heart. If you've been a follower on the blog or facebook or even pintrest, you'll know that I don't dress the way everyone else does. I'm a born again Christian and I think that if Christ can die on a cross for me then the least I can do is please him with my life. Part of that is the way I present myself to the world. I once heard a quote that went something like "Dress the way you would want other women to dress in front of your husband" and it really hit me.
I love my husband and I think he's just the best thing since sliced bread. I know that he loves me more than anything too, but I also know that he's a guy and he responds to things differently than I do. He should only have eyes for me, his wife, and it's very hard not to notice the girl on the sidewalk in her mini shorts and tight shirt.
I'm not saying that Christian girls need to run around in ankle length dresses and keep their elbows and heads covered at all times. There is a time and a place for showing off the beauty God gave to women. It's fine to look pretty and attractive, in fact I think women need to put some effort into their appearance. God made us to beautiful and I hate when women neglect themselves and run their appearance into the ground.
I could go on and one but most of you have probably already stopped reading anyway. Modesty in today's fashion isn't easy and I get terribly frustrated. Here's what I've come up with.
Crazy hot outside? No spaghetti strap tank top for me! I'll stay just as cool in my sleeveless floral shirt and grab an ice-cream with my honey.
I bought this country jean dress for four bucks at a thrift shop. I added some ribbon and lace to the bottom for modesty and style. You wouldn't believe how many compliments I've gotten on this simple dress.
I scored when I found this fun skirt at JCPenney's for two dollars. The skirt was too short so I added on some ribbon and a bright cardigan before heading out to church. It's made out of a jersey fabric so it's super comfy to wear to work too.
I am so proud of this last skirt. I made it all from scratch with no pattern and without any sewing machine experience! It has two pleats in the front and in the back and a ruffled trim sewn into the lining. It's very vintage inspired and I didn't know how people would react to this look. Not only did several church ladies compliment me on it, but so did a complete stranger at the grocery store.
I know that dressing in a Christ pleasing way isn't easy. It's hard and frustrating and very discouraging. Just know that you aren't alone out there.