January 25, 2013

To Thine Own Self Be True

Top: JCrew | Skirt: Worthington for JCPenney | Belt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Guess via Macy's | Clutch: Forever 21

Every once in a while, I get emails from readers that really encourage me. They're usually from young women like myself who were inspired in some way by this blog and want to learn more about modest dressing. When I get those emails, I feel extremely humbled not only by the fact that people actually read and get something from my posts but that they are compelled enough to email me. It blows me away every time.

I suppose I get that feeling because I'm no expert on modesty. It wasn't until college that I made the decision to dress the way that I do and feel confident and happy about it. The "confident and happy about it" part came when I took my decision a step further by committing to still be the fashionably conscious person I am while sticking to my personal style. Did you know that if you choose to dress modestly, you can still be true to your personal style? I didn't think so until I tried it, and I haven't looked back since.

1 Timothy 4:12,16

9 comments:

  1. Love the polka dots, and your bun is super cute today!

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  2. Dear Lord, why is my wife so fine????? :)

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  3. Love this post! That scripture has resonated with me since we heard it preached at the Movement. Love this post babe! Keep it up :)

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    1. Me too. The Word is so awesome... Thanks for your support :)

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  4. Beautiful bun and outfit sis! Looking great!

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  5. Hi Typhanie, I discovered you about a month ago, and I am so proud of, and excited about your blog! I've thought about starting a personal style blog for several months now, mainly because I wanted a space to record my style, which I don't see much of out there: modest, still fun/modern/fashionable, and for skinny petites. Being a 00/XXS petite, I have a hard time finding clothes that are also affordable or don't require spending a ton on alterations. But most importantly, I wanted to see stylish modest fashion for young women. (I was born and raised in Togo, West Africa, so my definition of modest, I'm finding, might sometimes be "old" school. I am happy to say I no longer feel the need to apologize for it). Once I found your blog I said, YES, THAT'S IT! And I found a perfect reason for me to chicken out of starting my own blog; you fill the role so perfectly. :-) Thanks for giving a voice to that type of fashion.

    Also, I see you are a newlywed and a Christian, like myself. So your blog is very relatable to me (P.S. I really enjoy the scriptures you include in your posts. Never know which one gone will use to speak to someone's situation on any given day).

    This was a much longer post than I'd planned. :-) In sum, this blog is a ministry. What you do here reminds me of 1 Cor 10:31: "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." Keep it up.

    My love and His,

    Assaba Linda A.

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    1. Assaba, comments and emails like this are my inspiration to continue blogging. Thank you for taking the time to make this comment. It means so much to me, you will never know.

      Blessings.

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