May 29, 2012

Modesty is the Best Policy

Shirt: Banana Republic | Skirt: Express | Shoes: Aldo | Bag: Ninewest | Brooch: NY & Company

Photos by K|D Imagery

There are a few reasons why I started this blog. Some of them I've already shared in the "About" section or in a previous post, others are more personal. Let's get a little more personal, shall we?

Near the end of last year (2011), my husband Dwayne and I fell into a significant transitional period, and I desperately needed a creative outlet. I wanted to find a way to stay inspired and be consistent with my writing as a new freelancer while increasing my motivation to read the Word and share it with others. At the time, I was following a few fashion blogs and was blown away daily by their interesting posts and trendy outfits that were practical for the everyday woman. I then began to search for Christian fashion blogs... Unfortunately, I was beyond unimpressed.

Although I don't by any means consider myself the best dressed female on the planet, I thought the world needed to see something different -- style from another perspective, if you will. When it comes to style, most fashion bloggers and gurus will tell you that it's personal. I agree 100 percent. Every look will not work for everyone because personalities and lifestyles are different. Personally, my style is influenced primarily by my relationship with God and who I am in Him. I believe that my appearance is just as great of a witness as my words. Therefore, when I shop or get dressed, modesty is the best policy in guiding the decisions I make. I admit, I do hope to attract attention from the way that I dress... but it's the type of attention that I receive that sets me apart.

Keeping up with the trends is fun, and I enjoy it. (Today's outfit trend is mixing black & white print with color.) But I make an effort to find ways to do it while staying true to myself and Who I represent. I hope this post encourages someone not to be a trend-chaser, but to work on your own personal style. Allow what's on the inside of you to show on the outside, and I promise you'll be more comfortable and confident, and others will notice too :)

15 comments:

  1. Outstanding post babe! Keep up the good work :)

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    1. Aww, thanks babe! I appreciate your support :)

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  2. Couldn't have said it any better. How one dress does represent who we are and who's we are. We are models for Jesus!! :)

    Keep up the good work!!!

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    1. Haha... I can always count on you for encouragement :)

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  3. Thank God for your blog. It is definitely a challenge trying to find modest fashions that represent who we are as women of God.
    Keep inspiring those around you to represent Christ from head to toe, inside and out!

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    1. Thank you... That is what I hope to do :)

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  4. I Love it! Typhanie, keep it up.

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  5. I really like this post. I enjoy reading blogs almost as much as I enjoy writing them. This blog is definately different and unique. Your style seems simple yet sophisticated. I love the motivation and the ministry behind your blog. Much Success!

    defininghope.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I'll add your blog to my daily reads page soon :)

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  6. I like the outfit, but love the words to this post!!! ♥

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  7. Holiness is still right...but we don't have to look a mess achieving it and u my friend is showing that we can be modestly beautiful in our dress....awesome post Typhanie!

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