Beauty & Fashion
With in the last year I’ve done a lot of work with fashion blogging and it wasn’t long before it became an addiction. An addiction to fashion blogging? I know it sounds crazy, but the deeper root of the addiction was something much different then my initial love for styling and fashion. It was really about perfection and outward appearance.
From the time I woke up in the morning until the time I put my phone down at the end of the day I was reading other womens’ blogs, Instagrammers, YouTubers, the list never ends. And although it was initially about fashion it quickly also became about beauty.
The constant attempt to achieve beauty can be a slippery slope and if you keep up with social media related to fashion it’s not long before you start to drink the Kool-Aid.
Often times, on the days that I had shoots, I started spending so much time “getting ready” that I would get to the studio hours late.
And I can still hear those thoughts in my head:
“I want to be as fashionable as her.” “I need those shoes!” “I wish I could do my make up like her.” “She’s so much skinnier than me.” “If only I had that nice of a purse.” I think you get the idea.
Comparison can be suffocating, crippling, and in the end is so destructive. And no matter how perfect I managed to make my make up to look, how fashion forward my new dress was, or how cute my new shoes were, I still didn’t feel beautiful.
It wasn’t until after I took my make up off, put my clothes away, turned off my phone, and opened my bible that I began to understand what Christ says about what true beauty is;
You guys, I’m not saying that fashion blogging is evil or that I’m going to stop styling or loving fashion. But because Christ lives in us, and thinks we are perfect in every way, we are freed from comparisons, from not meeting up to expectations, from needing to be the most fashionable or best at make up. Because we already are beautiful in His eyes!
I love you all!