So when I got this plaid jacket in the mail from Obviously Chic (see what I did there with my blog post title? 😛 ), I was trying to figure out how I could style it differently. I put it on originally as a dress, but it hung a little more loose than I like (I’ll probably still wear it like that sometime, though, maybe throw on some white chucks, give it a casual feel). Then I tried it as a coat, and I loved it but I gotta keep things real. It’s been 80 degrees here the last week, and well, you would definitely NOT find me rocking this jacket with pants in this weather! So yesterday when I was finally deciding how to style it, I tested it out with a belt, and lo and behold, it was perfect! Since the jacket/dress/whatever you wanna call it is so thick, the belt gave it an amazing structured silhouette, and I loved it! Also, anything that has pockets makes me so happy. 😛 #canigetanamen I cannot wait to wear this look out on a date with the hubs! It’s perfect and so me!
Alrighty so even though it’s hump day, we’re about to get a little deep. Ok with you girls? Too bad, you’re here reading already sooo it’s too late. Have you ever thought about the image you are trying to create with who you are? That can be at work, at home, and especially online. We’re all trying to be something. The question is, are you trying to be YOU or someone else? At my Bible study last night, the teacher said this, “If you and I, in truth, are different than what we seem, we are image builders.” Meaning if we’re not just being true to ourselves (and to God), we are creating a false image of who we are. If I start doing that, the real ME can get lost, and in the end I’ve created this image of what I wanted to be that has nothing to do with who I really am. Is that the kind of person I want to be? No, I want to be genuine. I want to be me. Because me is special. It’s so easy to get caught up in comparing and trying to do things the way someone else would or questioning yourself or what you’re doing. This is true for me especially when it comes to blogging. In case you all aren’t aware: there are a MILLION bloggers out there. Like probably literally. (Yes I was homeschooled, but I still like “Mean Girls” speak sometimes so 😛 ) It’s pretty hard not to look at the super successful ones and think, maybe I need to be doing things like her! But the reality is we don’t need another Cara Loren or another Amber Fillerup (my two faves who inspired me to start blogging). I know I gravitate towards the people that are real and genuine, and that’s exactly what I want to be. I don’t want to create this image that isn’t me and then have to worry about always being that! I want to be me because that comes naturally and without much thought. I can appreciate my favorite bloggers and even draw inspiration from them because I’m still learning and finding my niche as a blogger. But I want to do my best every day to be the me that God created me to be because that’s who I am. And that’s ultimately what will bring Him glory. Which is what this life is all about anyways.
So happy Wednesday. Go out there and be you, and be proud of it.
P.S. I have to give a special shout out to my awesome brother-in-law for these photos. Ben usually does all of my photos but with his new schedule just starting, it may be a little harder for him to do photos when I need them. Sooooo lucky for me, my brother-in-law just recently got a camera and started doing photos as a hobby! And he’s pretty darn good, if you ask me! So thanks, Jed! #youdabest