It has been a while since I’ve shared any outfit posts, mostly because I am not a professional blogger and I don’t have a professional photographer sitting around… so I have to do all my outfit photos by myself, with a timer, tripod, and my camera. Not as easy as it sounds, haha. XD
Half the time I try these outfit photos, I just can’t do it with my tripod. But the other Sunday I went out and was blessed to have good lighting and my equipment cooperate for me (yay!!). And if you’ve followed JY for a while, you’ll probably notice these photos are taken in the same spots (hey, my driveway!) as this post. 😉
Y’all know I love the company ThredUp, and that’s where this dress came from. I don’t usually buy things on Black Friday- but they were having some sales and I’d been eyeing this dress for a while, so I decided to spend some birthday money and get it. (It was not very expensive at all… I just hate spending money, haha.)
The dress is definitely more oversized for a petite girl like me, but I love belting oversized things in to make them just a little bit more form-fitting. 🙂
The belt (Amazon) is ancient, as well as the boots (thrifted), and my earrings were a birthday gift from a friend. ❤
In all honesty, I’ve also waited a while to post outfit photos because I needed to take some time to reevaluate my WHY for sharing outfits.
I realized how I can easily caught up in ‘having the cutest outfit’ and view it like a competition. My heart was trying to shift to the wrong place, and I felt something was off. But here’s the truth I realized:
If my heart is not in the right place, if I’m not glorifying GOD by the way I dress (and I’m stumbling, trying to please man instead of Him)… it needs to change. I need to change.
After a lot of prayer and thought, I came back to this conclusion (from when we originally started JY) on why I love to share outfits:
to glorify Him, and to show young women that dressing modestly doesn’t mean frumpy!
And then I felt this release. Sharing outfits + dressing for Him isn’t a competition. It is supposed to be encouragement to others around me and glorify my Creator.
So, I’m not going to stop sharing outfits! But if you’ve wondered why I was absent for a while on sharing them, it was because I needed to step back and pray & talk to Jesus about it. ❤
Merry Christmas and happy 2021, friends! Thanks for being apart of the JY team in 2020. We love you guys!!!
// hadassah ❤ //