Originally I was going to write about my son's new fascination with the game of LIFE. I'm not speaking metaphorically, he really likes the game of LIFE! It's currently his new favorite thing. He likes the red car. As I was writing I had a bit of a brain..fart..(I think that's how Hemingway would put it) and from that I suddenly had a tugging on my heart to write about something else. Sometimes when that happens you need to just go with it. Sometimes it's something you need, sometimes it's something someone else needs, but either way I try to trust that tugging.
I'm doing this feature, called 'Segunda Style' to share with other women, that you don't have to break the bank to look stylish. I don't pretend to be an expert on style and I know some of the things I wear, some won't like or wouldn't ever wear. The purpose of it is to show, that if you buy a dress for $200 or a dress for $2 at a thrift store, it's the women wearing the dress that matters. It's the women that puts it on that has the real value. We are far more valuable than the clothes or jewelry we put on. So, I try not to spend too much time or money on my clothes (this is my conviction, I don't expect everyone else to share it). I try to be resourceful and still keep a bit of my style without letting what I wear define who I am. Instead of building up a beautiful wardrobe I am trying to build up the character of a good woman, a good mom, and a good wife. I did not always think like this, and there still are days when I revert back into my old way of thinking that I need to look beautiful to be beautiful, but slowly my heart is changing and I'm learning that I was 'wonderfully made' (Psalm 139:14)
So here is this weeks 'Segunda Style'...a vintage green dress thrifted for about $3. It went to my ankles when I got it, so I shortened it and added some of my favorite accessories, my little black jacket, black tights, elf shoes, and the hunger games...
"Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight."
-1 Peter 3: 3-4
Thank you daddy for reminding me of this scripture!