I haven’t written much about fashion and beauty lately, but it’s really been on my mind a lot.
In many of my earlier Frumpy2Fab posts and challenges, I talked about looking great for your husband and children. I discussed how it benefits them, but only vaguely touched on how it benefits us as women.
God doesn’t ignore, cast by the wayside or neglect to address the issue of beauty and fashion in the Bible. Therefore, I don’t think we should either.
Above all else I want to be clothed with majesty, strength, righteousness and the blood of Jesus (Psalm 93:1,132:9, Proverbs 31:21), because a woman of noble character is more important than any outfit I could ever put on.
That being said, I think what we physically put on or not put on is important too. I’m a stay-at-home, work-from home wife and mom. I don’t really have to get dressed, but I do.
I feel 100% better about myself. Those few minutes I spend either applying my makeup, fixing my hair, putting on accesories and getting dressed makes a marked difference in attitude and outlook.
There’s a huge difference between walking passed a mirror and seeing your hair standing on top of your head and dried drool on your face versus when you see yourself dressed and groomed.
Secondly, people judge others by their outward appearance. I get compliments on how I look on a regular basis. I don’t say that to be vain, because I could care less about people’s applause. My point is that women who take time to groom themselves and look presentable standout in a world where stereotypically, moms and wives “let themselves go” after marriage and having kids. I know first hand, having gone there myself for a little while. I later realized how I dressed was connected to how I felt and I was in the dumps because I was looking like a dump.
I’m very shy, introverted and socially awkward se please believe I don’t dress for attention. I do, however, dress my best because it does something good for my attitude.
If you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see, change it. Dust off that old makeup. Go through your closet and keep only the clothes that make you feel your best and start utilizing them.
Don’t save your best stuff for a special occasion, everyday you wake up and have breath to breath is a special occasion. If it’s the middle of the week and you feel down, that’s the day to go all out. Throw on your summer dress, makeup and pin your hair up as if your going on a date.
It’s amazing how a little thing like this can cultivate a positive attitude.