Clothed with Grace: Contentment

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Nothing from this outfit is new....or even available in stores, and that's ok. I'm thankful that non-maternity dresses like this still fit me!  It seems like I'm literally growing bigger by the day. The funny thing about this pregnancy is that I haven't really been shopping in months. I think the fact that I know I'll wear the clothes for such a short time has kept from buying.  I've really become content with what I have and honestly, I probably have more than I need. Luckily, a lot of my non-pregnancy dresses and cardigans still fit, which helps me to mix it up.

My current contentment reminds me of Philippians 4:12-13 which says "I know what it is to be in need and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned to be content in any situation. Whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all through God who gives me strength."

Paul, the author of Philippians is probably one of my favorite people from the bible and he spoke so beautifully about so many things. Thinking about clothes is such a #firstworldproblem . I honestly don't know what it's like to live without, my parents always had enough....or more than enough and the same goes for myself and Brian.  If feels really silly to worry about clothes and want to "buy all the things." I really want this contentment to continue after our little girl comes. I think I've come a long way since starting this blog almost three years ago, but I'm still a work in progress. 

I think a lack of contentment really robs us from peace and fully living the lives we have.  Maybe you're holding onto wanting something, just as I challenge myself, I challenge you to look for contentment right where you are.

Cardigan: Old Navy similar
Dress: Loft similar
Necklace: Chelsea Row
Bracelets: Stella and Dot
Shoes: Target similar

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  1. That dress is absolutely darling on you!

  2. Great advice! It's so easy to just be NOT content, but that really takes a toll on you. Love the fall colours you're incorporating into this outfit! The dress is beautiful.

  3. Yes yes yes. There's always the pressure to have the latest trend or buy the newest thing. It's a tough balance.

  4. I love the thought of being able to live content with what you have. It's definitely something I'm trying to do. It's too hard to try to keep up with everyone else. If we can just learn to love what we have, I think we'd all be a lot happier. I was surprised how much non-maternity outfits I could still wear. Elastic waistbands are key:) You look great!

  5. This is such a great post! You know that I too struggle with the feeling of "not having enough" even when surrounded by so much. I love the reminder from Philippians :)

  6. You always look so nice! I love your outfits! Thank you for this post! I really needed it!!