Today I’m honored to be having a guest post on my blog. And if you go over here, you’ll see the guest post I wrote for Melani. Anyway, Melani from Reflections from the Heart is an amazing blogger. I know her younger sister, Maddy, and so I set my mind to bugging Melani into a guest post.
About a month later, and she’s finally written it. XD I won’t chatter anymore, I’ll just let you read Melani’s post.
Standing Strong in Modesty
when you’re back to school
Hey guys! Melani here from Reflections of the Heart. I want to thank Amie for allowing me to guest post on her blog! I’m excited to share a little about myself and dive into this post about modesty and back-to-school.
Because y’all. It’s September. Almost time for fall! (My favorite season. Boots, sweaters, pumpkin spice, you name it.)
I’ve been blogging for a little over 4 years, and my blog is about modesty, gender, feminism, beauty, pop culture, info on abortion and the occult, and pretty much debunking lies from our raunch culture. Feel free to stop by and visit!
Now on to this post! Back to school, modesty, and a whole lot of talk on how the two can go together.
Let’s create a mental scene.
This girl is a homeschool graduate, but if you’re in public (or private… do they always have a strict dress code? I don’t know, moving on.) school, I’m sure you’ve come across this scene.
A lot of outfits that leave very little to the imagination. Maybe it’s the “cool thing,” maybe it’s “what’s in,” but if you’re striving for modesty, it can be tough!
I’m assuming that you, my friend, are reading this post because you want to stand strong with modesty. So you’re taking modesty into consideration, you know that you’re dressed decently for school, but still… it’s hard when you just want to jump on the bandwagon and go with the flow!
Is this girl you?
Girl, you are not alone.
I know one blogger, I believe, that wore skirts everyday for her entire high school career. Maybe this is or isn’t you, but still, props to her! (She’s a very awesome person, by the way. I’ll link her blog!
I wanted to write this post to share some points on how to make going against the flow a little easier, and who knows, maybe inspire some of your future school outfits! : )
1. Whose opinion matters most?
This is tough. I am totally speaking to myself here. It is really hard to care more about what God thinks over what our peers around us think. Which put like that, it sounds ridiculous! God or His fallen, sinful creation. Hmm…..
I’ll make a confession here, I really like to write fiction for fun. But I am SO nervous to let anyone read it. I know it’s kind of quirky, but it’s true! But if God has given me a desire (and possible purpose) for writing fiction, why am I letting fear stand in the way?
Same goes for you, girlfriend. If God above is pleased, that’s what matters!
2. As crazy as it may seem, everyone is not always focused on what you’re wearing.
I think the middle school years are the most difficult with peers and preteen attitudes, but maybe I’m wrong. XD But however old you are, it is easy to wonder:
“What do they think about me?”
“Am I coming across okay?”
“I hope they like me.”
I want to reassure you of this, my friend, everyone does NOT care as much as you think they do.
Everyone feels insecure from time to time, but I can promise you this: no one in your school is better or worse than you. So don’t have the mindset that they are!
3. Modesty and fashion can totally go hand in hand!
Take a quick look at Pinterest and you will find a LOT of outfit inspiration! Or go follow some modesty bloggers or Instagram accounts. ❤️
Modest fashion is completely possible. Maybe it takes a little more work, but you are totally capable of combining modesty and style this school year.
Many blessings and here’s to a great year of learning!