Freedom (noun): the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
*synonyms: liberty, liberation, release, deliverance, delivery, discharge.
Freedom is something that we all want. To be free from being bogged down by fear, stress, pain and the obstacles that are apart of this beautiful journey of life. Little do we know that freedom is a state of mind. It’s not something that you can get by breaking up with your boyfriend or paying off a bill. It comes from truly learning who you are and loving yourself from within.
These past few weeks have been such a freeing experience for me. I decided to take the time to spend time getting to know who I am (through Christ) rather than what the world tries to tell me that I am. I took some time from social media (other than posting for the blog and a few life related things) and really spent time with God and myself (having me-days without my friends). During this time I became more aware of my purpose in this world, I also began to work towards a few goals that I had put on hold for sometime out of fear.
Now, I am always usually the first person to pull out my heels and dresses when leaving the house. But during this time I found myself wearing boyfriend jeans, button downs and my converses. Granted, I did dress up the outfit with a statement necklace, but for the majority of the time I just wanted to be super casual and comfortable. I wore my hair in a bun and only wore makeup when I felt like putting it on.
Some would say that during these last few weeks I let myself go from my usual “city girl” attire. But I like to think of it as me losing pieces of myself that needed to be removed in order to gain a better perspective of who I am as a woman…..I found Freedom! 🙂
Striped Button-Up: H&M || Boyfriend Jeans: Express || Necklace: Aldo Accesories || Rings: H&M || Shoes: Converse
Also! If you haven’t seen this weeks look in motion, check it out HERE! Make sure to subscribe to the Chrissy Joy Style Channel on YouTube if you have not already! Comment and share your thoughts on the videos so far:)
Photographer: Derek Sturdivant (Zhetut.com)
Xo, Chrissy Joy