Usually I only post when I have a professional photo shoot that I’ve done, (usually a few days before) and a revelation or story on why I chose the outfit. But I HAD to tell you about my outfit that I wore yesterday to church and how it came together. It was literally put together in 5 minutes and came out great! But the person who put it together wasn’t me…It was GOD!
It was a normal Sunday morning, and I was running late for church (it’s a process, but I’m getting better!). I had just finished doing my hair and makeup, and was trying to find an outfit before I ran out of the door. I quickly realized that most of my outfits were either in the hamper or super wrinkled inside of my suitcase (I just got back from NC this week and still haven’t unpacked).
After looking through what seemed like minimal clothing in my closet, I fell backwards onto my bed and said “Ughh I just wanna keep on my PJ’s!!” out loud. I immediately heard a voice whisper in my ear “Just keep them on”. I knew exactly who the whisper was from…it was God. I spend a lot of time conversing with God about life, so I’m familiar with His voice, and can recognize when He is speaking to me. I replied to God and said “What? Bruce and Glen (my pastors) are not gonna let me just come strolling into church with this tank top and short-shorts on!” (which by the way are my old cheer shorts from high school! Lol). God then told me to open my suitcase. I didn’t quite understand where this was going, but I hardly ever do, so I just walked over to my suitcase, unzipped it, and threw the flap open. I Immediately noticed my long printed sheer jacket that I got from my oldest niece, rolled up in the corner of my suitcase! I picked it up and threw it on over top of my PJ’s…I pranced around in the mirror for a second and thought “what should I wear this with?”.
Once again God whispered “Wear it with your PJ’s”. You would think that statement would send me into a state of confusion, but it didn’t. It was like a lightbulb went off in my head! I ran to my bag where I keep all of my belts, and rummaged inside until I found a vintage belt that I got from my moms closet a few years ago. I tied it around my waist and transformed the jacket into a dress. It was low cut in the front, but the tank top I wore to bed covered my chest. Since the jacket was a little sheer, my old cheer shorts covered my bottom and kept the look classy. I threw on my wedges that had been in the closet and hardly ever catch my attention, yet now somehow they seemed to be the center of my focus. I completed the look by layering on a few necklaces and bangles, and now…Viola! The outfit was complete! While running to grab my keys and phone I even noticed a old clutch (that went perfect with my look) tucked away under a few books on the shelf!
It was like God was illuminating everything I needed so all I had to do was grab it and go! It was so AMAZING!
This actually isn’t the first time He’s done something like this, but it never has been this clear! The other time was around this time last year AND on a Sunday! I put an outfit together that I thought was great, but after I walked out of my apartment the skirt rose a few inches and didn’t look as appropriate as I first imagined (it was a super tight pencil skirt). God told me go back inside and change back into the outfit that I originally had on. After obeying, I went to church and later took an “outfit of the day” pic for my Instagram page. A few months later I received a random email from People Style Watch Magazine saying that they found my picture on Instagram and wanted to feature it in their September issue! Guess what picture it was…the outfit from that Sunday!! It’s amazing how one small act of obedience resulted in a magazine feature that I will always cherish! (See it here on my Press page!)
All of this to say, let God guide you in EVERYTHING you do. It may seem crazy to ask Him what to wear, or how you should wear your hair, etc. But try it sometimes, and then be obedient to what He tells you to do. He will open doors and use you in ways that you wouldn’t imagine! Trust me! :)
See the full look below! Photos taken on an IPhone so please excuse the quality!
Tank Top: Forever 21 // Shorts: who knows.. // Jacket: gifted by family // Accessories: Vintage // Shoes: TJ Maxx