Marvelously Modest Part II
A while back I shared my dilemma of dressing modest but still looking great and feeling great. This was hard and a blow to my ego, considering I am an image consultant. I thought I was doing good, but didn’t realize small and little things that I might not think are distracting can be. You might think that’s a funny problem to have, but it’s not, let me explain.
I was looking for a relationship with God, wanted to learn about him, move from looking for fulfillment in all the wrong places, I wanted to be saved and at peace in my soul. Fast forward to January 17th, I got baptized for a second time, with more understanding, appreciation, and being able to say Jesus is my Lord (the first time I got baptized I didn’t really have a deep understanding and didn’t change my life). Since then I have been taking a journey, the journey of being a baby Christian, learning to be like Christ. The only problem is, it’s not easy, I have had many trials and tribulations to deal with. One of them being dressing modestly, well I didn’t think it was a problem till I learned certain things can make others struggle, even when you don’t intend to. I was called out for a strapless dress, it was possibly showing too much skin (see my post Marvelously Modest Part I for details). Here is the pic again:
Well here is my solution to the strapless dress, I layered a cute short shrug over the dress and added a cute belt. Voila, super simple. Even with the fix I still wasn’t super happy. I still wanted to be able to wear my strapless dress out. The best advice given to me was to ask myself, “would I wear this out with God”. Hmmm good question, and the answer is yes. I just have to take into consideration how others feel. If I am in a situation where it isn’t something that is consider the norm, or might make others feel awkward/struggle, I will wear it with my fix or put a cute jacket over it.
For the most part though I think I’m doing pretty good. I’m looking forward to helping my clients and others with this at a deeper level as well (a more spiritual level). Next up I’ll be sharing a basic for all the ladies, something most of us deal with. How to cover up an ample bust and not show too much. I got called out on that too, didn’t even know I was showing too much. I was shocked and mad at first, but then realized it was ok and a good thing for me and the other person. I want to look great, and have other people feel comfortable around me. I really took it in and decied to deal with it properly.
So what have been some of your challenges? How did you fix them?