This is the outfit I’ve tried to photograph a bunch of times but it rained whenever I attempted to do so. You’ll notice the lovely flood waters behind me here. This was taken in the parking lot behind the building that is next to my church. It took up even more of the spots on the right of me (I didn’t photograph the area though).
I had been trying to find newer high waisted bellbottoms for a while. I’ve been wearing bells since 1992 (when tight pants were all the rage). I feel most like myself when in them (in jean choices). I blame it on my childhood-self watching too much Candleshoe and Freaky Friday (the original) from the 70s with Jodie Foster.
A lot of people lately talk about confidence in one’s bodyshape on fashion blogs. I’ve always been tall and thin and never had much structure to me other than my hips (once I was 13 or 14). My hips are 10 inches larger than my waist and I really love them and always had (and am thankful for them since they helped me have a 10 pound baby). They’re the largest part about me (well other than the length of my legs). I never really liked my legs until a few years ago, I used to wear a lot of bracelets to hide my very thin arms, and certainly still am not very happy with my lack of womanly form up top (sometimes I cry about it. Some things never change since my pre-teens) and I haven’t much of a bum at all (which also used to bother me). God continually tries to let me know that my beauty and body will fade away and to stop worrying about my vanity. Wrinkles will come, crows-feet will definitely show up, etc. It is so much more important to work on my spiritual growth because the soul is what is going to go on forever. I honestly am not really confident in my outward appearance and I realize that I shouldn’t either. I am however confident in Christ Jesus who gives me strength and makes me see that I am a treasure! We spend so much time focusing on the outward appearance when really I feel many people are just withering away on their inside beauty. I encourage you all to find your self-worth in who you are and not in what you look like.
1 Samuel 6:7b “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
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(non-vintage! :: gasps :: )
‘Cause I Want Tulip Top – Modcloth
Jeans – Urban Outfitters
Shoes – Modcloth
Hat – Tillys