If you've been a reader of my blog for any certain amount of time you'll notice that I don't wear very revealing clothes, ever. If you search through my "lookbook" archives you'll notice that I'm always in knee length skirts, my shirts always have sleeves, and my bathing suits always cover my midriff. I've made mention a few times over here in the past that I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or a Mormon. Some of you may know that members of my church are asked to dress modestly, but for me, I've only been a member of this church for five years, and my desires to dress modestly run a lot deeper than that.
I can remember the two times in high school that I wore I a denim mini skirt and I couldn't wait for school to end so I could change into my clothes for track practice, or get home to put on sweatpants. I can also remember the one time in high school that I wore a tank top and I was so painfully uncomfortable I never did it again. My mom never once had to tell me to go upstairs and change my clothes before school because there was never a moment where I was trying to pull a fast one on her (in the clothing department that is). I remember when everyone started wearing sweatpants with words on the back that was the one time my mom said, "you will under no uncertain terms where pants with words on the back...", and that was completely fine with me. Although, when they started making them with the words down the leg, I was all over that faster than you could say the word sweatpants.
So what I'm trying to say is, my desire to dress modestly isn't just because someone told me to, it's because that is who I am. For me, wearing clothes that cover my thighs, neckline, stomach, etc... it gives me confidence. I love being able to walk out the door and not have to worry about things hanging out of my clothes, or having to adjust them all the time (except for that one pair of pants that for the life of me that zipper will never stay up), I can live my life confidently because that's what my clothing provides me. So while I may be just one of the thousands of Mormon girls posting outfit pictures on a blog, just know for me, it runs a little deeper than that.
Shirt: Winsome Jones
Shoes: Old Navy (old, via Merrick's Art)