Wearing: A Flight of Birds

Friday, August 31, 2012

Blouse:  H/M (current)
Skirt:  J.Crew
Flats:  Steve Madden
Watch:  AE
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We live in a world that strongly dictates to us what beauty is. We inform our lives with self-help books, magazines, the praise or criticism of other people and the promises of our culture that tell us if we diet, we'll be skinny and accepted. If we buy an anti-aging cream we can smile without embarrassment of wrinkles. If we have 900 friends on Facebook we'll have finally arrived and found true significance. 
Women carry the weight of people's opinions. We internalized the labels culture inflicts on us, then as we impose those labels onto our reflection in the mirror all we can think is, I'm ugly. I'm inadequate. I'm unworthy of love. 

During the early years of our lives, we are being formed, but at some point, we have the responsibility to begin informing our lives by zeroing in on the unique, true beauty God placed within us and what we're going to do with the skill-set He gave us. 
This morning when I looked in the mirror, I could have focused on the bags under my eyes, the stretch-marks on my sides or what you might think of my outfit and naturally, I could've felt awful. But I chose instead to believe I am hand-crafted by God regardless of what I see or feel. 
The thing is...
I don't want to trudge through my days and allow culture to steal the wonder of who I was created to be.
I want to break free from the confines of a small life.
I want to soar.


  1. Thank you! I really needed to read this today. It's something that I have been struggling with lately. I want to soar too!

  2. Lovely, Kristina. We all struggle with this. The more consciously aware we become of the things we're thinking, believing, and feeling about ourselves, the more possible it is to confront and change those things. Big hugs, my sister. :)

  3. Oh, and I love that outfit. ;)

  4. Amen. I love your last paragraph so much.
    You look beautiful in this top and are gorgeous inside too!!!

  5. Your insides and outsides are a perfect match - both beautiful! And that top is adorable, I love the cute collar!

  6. Good reminder! :) Fun outfit too.

  7. I just looked at this shirt yesterday. Love it on you!!

  8. You look beautiful Kristina!! Love the blouse on you!!

  9. love your outfit. and I agree with your words

  10. Very well spoken and I think one thing we women tend to forget is that God created us as he wanted us to be and God NEVER makes mistakes! By the way, love the outfit :).

  11. Thanks so much for this--so true!


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