Wednesday, June 15, 2011


There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us and not we them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they would mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking. ~Virginia Woolf

I am not a fashionista.

Not by a long shot.

In fact, today was the first time I've been shopping for new clothing in quite a long time.

Anyone who knows me well knows that getting me to purchase new clothing of any sort is quite the trick.

When it comes to accessories, the jewelry-nista in me in is complete and utter heaven in a tiny vintage boutique or amid shelves of sparkling silver necklaces and earrings with odd designs.

But when it comes to clothes...

...I'm a bit of a lost cause.

But my incredibly fashionable younger sister came to my house this afternoon and dragged me into a local clothing shop and dressed me from head to toe.

And I feel different.

But in all honesty, shopping for new clothes is quite near the bottom on my list of favorite things.

Maybe it's because of my extremely low self-esteem in regards to my weight and physical appearance... making the endeavor of trying on clothes a bit of an emotional roller-coaster.

Maybe it's because I have a very basic wardrobe in tones of black and black, with hints of dark purple and brown for my own bit of "variety."

If I want to dress up, I spice up a casual top and jeans with some elegant earrings and a few simple necklaces...but normally, I find myself most comfortable in a tee and jeans with only my bare feet.

I get that this makes me unusual in the realm of femininity...

...but I would so much rather pass my time and my dollars into hours at a bookstore than to put my cash into a local couture shop.

I'm the kind of girl who wears unusual owl necklaces...long silver earrings that brush against my collarbone...the same pair of silver flip-flops every day of my life...jeans even in the summertime...

...and maybe that makes me weird.

But I like my style.

I like my new clothes, that's for sure.

But as I sit here ... my brand-new white tee and favorite owl necklace...bare-footed and sipping a mug of perfectly pulpy lemonade...two pairs of earrings in my ears and my hair loose and un-styled around my shoulders...

...I've come to a decision.

I like this quirky-fashioned me.

And that'll never change,

no matter what I wear.

The King is enthralled by your beauty; honor Him, for He is your Lord. ~Psalm 45:11


  1. Shopping's not my favorite either. Love love love your blog!

  2. Jeans in the summer are awesome!!

  3. You go girl, stay true to who God made you and don't let anyone tell you any different!
    The best thing my friends say about my outfits is how bright they are.....they are all the black and tan type. I let them dress their way without comment, but they seem mystified at my style!
    Shopping and I have a rather complicated relationship, sometimes it goes really well and I love everything I try on, but most of the time....let's just say one of us ends up in tears! =P
    I am loving the new songs from Owl City you have on your play-list, I will definitely have to buy this CD!

  4. what is wrong with summer jeans? lol

  5. This post reminded me of this quote from Mark Twain

    “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”


  6. Hey, Rachel! Thanks so much for your extremely sweet comment on my blog! Also, thanks for following. ^-^

    Might I say I really love your blog? I love the idea of it... elegance is such a beautiful word. This post especially caught my eye. I ADORE the owl necklace in the picture -- did you take it? And I really admire your acceptance of yourself and all the little quirky, wonderful things that make you who you are. It makes me so happy to see people who don't care what others say, and who are free to be who God made them!

    Anyway, thanks for your encouraging words! I needed them. :)

    Kailyn <3

  7. I did not take the photo, but I have an IDENTICAL necklace that I am actually wearing right now, and was when I wrote the post! =)

    I am so glad you like my blog. Please do know that I struggle with insecurities regarding my appearance, my weight, and my own self-worth. I am nothing. But I serve a great and powerful God who has made me something in Him. <3


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