Monday, January 23, 2012

My Short Skirt

   Have you ever owned an article of clothing that you quite liked as it matched well with other items and you wore it on numerous days only to go to a place and suddenly feel incredibly self conscious that maybe that article of clothing just wasn't appropriate?

   Introducing my short skirt, which I never really thought was that short but come to think of it out of all the skirts I do own it really is the shortest one. I always felt cute in it until on Sunday when I wore it to my church and began to feel like everyone was staring at me. Jonathan assured me it was all in my head but for some reason I felt keenly suspicious that people didn't approve.


   After leaving church that afternoon I began thinking about why I was never bothered before but come Sunday all of a sudden I felt like people were judging me. It's so silly because I love my church and one thing I especially love is that there's no dress code. You could show up in a dirty old t-shirt and ripped up jeans and you'd fit right in with everyone. No one would care and besides that's not the purpose of church or Christianity, to look good and portray a certain image.

   Alright I'm quickly veering off track. To make this post simple, I realized how quickly I can feel people judge me for the silliest things. Which is something many of us do. But the place we should feel the least judged in is church. Letting my mind get caught up and over aware of people around me was just a silly distraction from the real purpose of being there. I missed out on a great service and for what, a legalistic mindset saying I wasn't proper for church. What a lie!

   Jonathan said I looked beautiful that morning and I should have just left it at that. Cause I did...I did look pretty darn cute if you asked me. :)



12 comments:

Courtney B said...

You definitely look gorgeous... and the outfit is way too cute! But I totally get what you're saying. I always jump to the conclusion that I'm being judged. I guess that's our securities talking!

sabrina said...

i understand that feeling, too. we kind of have a dress code at my church, meaning we're supposed to be modest. whenever i feel a little self-conscious about the length of my skirt, i just wear dark tights or leggings underneath and pair it with my tall boots. works great for winter, but i'm gonna have to find a different solution come july!

Breanna said...

I love your outfit :) You are gorgeous!

Ash Louise said...

Gah, girl, I loveee this orange with the gray. So pretty! Rockin' it dear :)

Forever Fashionably Late said...

I love this outfit & I really don't think your skirt is too short at all.. especially paired with those cozy tights! Your blog is really cute

Victoria
Forever Fashionably Late

GingerPeachT said...

To me, thats not short at all. Wear it with pride!!
If I think something is too short then I add tights or leggings and voila, all better :-)
Love that skirt btw

Rachel said...

you really did look good! dont stress about what others think (easier said than done i know) you should be happy with you...
the skirt is a great length and the thick lovely tights make any length issues disappear :D
Rachel

Patty said...

Not short! Everyone was staring because that outfit is seriously awesome!! Orange + gray = success :)

Porcelain complexion said...

That skirt is cute and not too short, I know how you feel though I sometimes worry about my hem line too.
The great looks perfect with that pop of orange <3

A Certain Vintage said...

i really relate to this - i can have moments of paranoia too and I think it's because in church, i put so much pressure on myself, that even though I know others shouldn't and wouldn't be judging..yea I dunno. I think you do look beautiful though and it's an elegant skirt!
xox

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

you look super cute. and its not too short for church!

kristen. said...

so funny how we always think that! and as you can see, you're not alone. love that skirt! and the colour of your shirt!