Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SS Turns ONE!

Smalltown Seamstress is ONE YEAR OLD this week!! What? Crazy how time flies and it feels like I've only just begun this little journey. I can tell you I've already learned so much about myself and my style this past year. I'm realizing what looks I really crave and what I tend to stay away from. I've been able to purge my closet a few times and the result has been so freeing. Being able to pull things out that I know I won't miss and actually giving myself space to see everything I own has been a game changer for me. I can actually put an outfit together now without second guessing myself and how others will see me. What I wear doesn't define who I am as a person. It doesn't make me any more Christian, any better of a mother, wife or friend. It doesn't magically make me someone everyone likes. But, it does give me a little boost in my self confidence and that, in turn, effects every other aspect of my life.

I love the feeling of being in control of how I feel and not swaying when I come up against people or circumstances that challenge me. I know who I am. In Christ, in my family, in the friendships I'm a part of. And I am learning to love me. It can be so hard in this world that we live in to really love and be confident in yourself. When everywhere we look they're changing the definition of beauty and what's really desirable. But, boy am I glad that doesn't have any effect on my life in the long run. I can rest in the knowledge that Christ died for me so that, one day, I'll be able to live in a place where what car you drive, what clothes you wear, or whether you have the latest style of shoes won't matter in the slightest. What will matter is how you lived this life. What choices you made and how you effected those around you.Were you living for God? Striving to honor and exhault him with all that you did? If so, what a prize awaits you! I love this life and I love enjoying it and I am so thankful for all that I've been blessed with. But, in the end, I want to focus more on my inward beauty rather than my outward appearance.

I may be silly, shy, even awkward sometimes. But, my God loves me for me. He delights in every little detail and that gives me such an overwhelming sense of self worth! As you'll see pretty plainly in the "photo booth" images to follow. Haha. Also, I am beginning to really love this hair cut! It is so fun to be able to play around with it and do so many different styles! Mom on trend? LOL

It has been so fun blogging and documenting outfit planning this past year and I certainly hope to keep up with it as much as I can in the year to come. But, I want you to know that finding peace within yourself, not in the things of this world, means so much more. I love when I find a great top, jacket or skirt. The perfect piece for just the right price at my local thrift shop or on sale. I love putting outfits together and stepping out of my comfort zone but, I also always want to be a good role model and example of a Christian woman who showcases that in how I dress. Being a Godly woman doesn't mean you can't wear cute, fashion forward clothes. It just means you have to be more careful in how you approach modesty and style. And learning that has been so fun. Sooo, look for more fashion and style posts to come and I pray that you'll find what really makes you YOU this year. God bless!!

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