A Fresh Perspective

It’s been a whileeee since I’ve written a blog post. But y’all, I’ve been so busy learning. A little over a year ago I decided to start a modest fashion page for fun. To be perfectly honest, I was a little embarrassed. I wasn’t sure that anyone would follow me. I thought some people I knew might laugh at the thought of me claiming to be anything close to stylish. I thought it might be a huge failure. And I’ll tell ya what, there have been days when it’s felt like just that. A huge failure. As it turns out, I was right. There were a LOT of people I knew who really didn’t care much about my page. Some people who I thought would be supportive..weren’t. But y’all, the community I have gained has far surpassed anything I ever imagined. So, I’m learning. Learning to see the positive. Learning that some things that feel like a “big deal,” aren’t. Learning that there are a lot of things that just don’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

I’ve been busy learning these past few months. Learning to say no. Learning the value of my time. Learning to balance my blog with family life. Learning that my pictures don’t have to perfect. Learning that overloading myself isn’t healthy. Learning that weekends are a lot more fun when they’re not bogged down with photoshoots. Learning that blogging CAN be a full time job, if I let it. |While knowing that ‘stay at home mama’ is the only full time job I’m interested in.| And although I’d love to advertise for every company free of charge, I’m learning that every time I’m out doing free work I’m losing precious moments that I could be spending with my family.

Learning that my engagement may suffer if I don’t sit and hit the “like” button all day long. Learning that I’m okay with that. Learning that not everyone will like every post. Learning that some people will even tell me that they don’t 🤪 Not everyone will like the hat I’m wearing or those shoes with that skirt. Learning to ‘smile and wave’ anyway. 👋🏼

And in the midst of all that learning, I’m so thankful. Because I’m also learning that there are people out there who love modest fashion as much as I do. Learning that there are tons of modest boutiques out there these days, providing everyone with the chance to be modest AND cute. Learning that there are actually people out there who have started to dress modestly just because one day I decided to start a silly Instagram page. And that. That’s one of the most humbling, shocking, mind-blowing things to ever overflow my heart with joy. And that’s why. Thats why, even though blogging is hard & sometimes it steals my joy… That’s why I’m doing it. For that feeling right there. ❤️

So, to my sweet friends—> I hope that Happy Hemlines has inspired you in some way. I hope that I’ve somehow encouraged you half as much as you’ve encouraged me. I hope to continue to blog and share my outfits and my life with you, and I hope that you understand that I’ll always prioritize my family above my blog—even if it means turning down an opportunity, posting a little less often, making a little less money, or spending a little extra time away from this tiny screen. I love being a blogger, but wife & mama will take the front seat every time. ❤️

Love Always,


7 thoughts on “A Fresh Perspective

  1. This is so great! You are learning such good things! I feel like every blogger has to learn these things at least at some point or another. And some of them we just keep learning! lol The balance can be hard to find, and I’m still trying to find it every day lol 😉

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  2. Such a sweet post, Katie! I love how you always keep a high standard of modesty in your outfits. Thank you for being a fantastic example of a godly woman who’s beautiful on the inside and the outside!
    love, Claudine

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  3. Thank you for sharing your heart Katie! ❤️ I really love your page and style, you inspire me to try new things I hadn’t thought of before! I pray the Lord blesses you and your family 💕

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  4. Love how you’ve paired the jeans skirt with the checkered red top!
    When your dressing is not so mainstream you tend to need a lot of pep talk from you to you ❤️
    I self doubt a lot wrt my modest fashion style too, and this post just reminds me I am not alone in this and I can do it if I can only stay true to myself.
    Love your blog!
    New follower right here!

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