“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
I Peter 3:3-4 (NIV)
I think about these verses a lot. I started this blog because I really enjoy fashion and I wanted an outlet for that beyond just dressing myself on a daily basis. I’m really excited to continue on, and I have a lot of ideas for future posts. But still I want to be mindful of these verses: verses that don’t forbid putting thought into your outward appearance, as some believe, but instead warn against finding your identity in your outward appearance.
I plan to write every post from the perspective that no amount of time in front of a mirror or camera can make me beautiful or give me value. My value comes from the fact that I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God (Psalm 139:14). My identity is that of his beloved child (1 John 3:1) and that knowledge gives me so much peace of mind.
Here are a couple outfits that I wore this past weekend. Everything came from American Eagle, except the wedges, which I bought at Marshall’s two years ago.
That’s all for today.