Clothed with Grace: Four Years

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Four Years

Over the weekend marked four years of me blogging, which seems pretty crazy, actually. I didn't even remember, except I was checking my Timehop for the day and an old picture came up on Instagram. Then I started to scroll through my Instagram feed and started to delete photo after photo.

Those of you who have been following for awhile have heard this before, but early on blogging and clothing took up way too much space in my head and life. What started as a hobby to get me feeling good in clothes again, turned into an all consuming monster. Almost two years ago I began to pull back the reins and changed the name of my blog to reflect who I am, "Clothed with Grace," more than ever just wearing clothes and always looking for "My New Favorite Outfit."

Looking though my feed brought back so many emotions and showed so clearly my obsession with clothes. Mathew 6:21 says, "For where your treasure is, there your heart is also." It was clear my treasure was in my closet and a focus on me and growing my blog. I am soooo glad that is no longer where my treasure is. Letting anything take up too much head space that isn't eternal is never a good idea. Whether it's Social Media, Pinterest, food, coffee, Target....whatever. If it does't have eternal value, what's the point?

As I was deleting Instagram photos the ones I kept were pictures of my family and images sharing my faith. Now, I still have some #OOTD pictures on there from this last year scattered amongst the MANY pictures of my kids, but it's no where near how my old feed looked a few years back-consumed with pictures of clothes.

So many more important things have happened since this blog started than just me wearing clothes, and I'm very thankful for that! Thanks to those of you who have followed along!

It seems like the theme for me lately has been buying and replacing shoes. My feet didn't grow after Grant was born, but my 7 1/2 definitely don't fit now. I was super excited when Vionic sent over these booties. This is my forth pair of Vionics and I'm hooked. If you're not familiar, they are built for comfort and style. In the past, I was simply concerned about style, but that is no longer the case. If they aren't leather and comfortable, they aren't happening. If you need new shoes, I would definitely look into purchasing Vionic shoes.

Top: Gap
Jeans: Old Navy
Necklace: Stella and Dot
Earrings: Nickel & Suede
Booties: Vionic c/o same


  1. I go back and forth about IG and what I share. It's mostly fashion, but I save Facebook for my kiddos. Sometimes I feel like I like to keep my kiddos more on Facebook because it's less public.

    1. I just made the descision to make my account private today, which I think will be good.

  2. Happy Four Year blogiversary!! It's been fun to see your "brand" grown and change and I'm looking forward to continuing to follow along!

  3. I hear you about the shoes! My didn't grow with my first but I'm learning they did with my second. Since she was born in the spring, I've mostly been wearing sandals, but I put on a pair of flats to wear to church last week and OUCH!!! Shoe shopping is in my future for sure!

    1. Gosh, feet growing is just the weirdest! I would definitely recommend Vionic while you're looking!

  4. Thanks for sharing your blog journey. It is really easy to get sucked into the "fashion fun" of our culture! I've also cut way back. When I look back and realize it did take up a lot of head space, closet space and made too much empty space in my wallet I can say I am glad that things are simpler now! It's a hard place to pull away from but things are very much ok when you can turn around and look back and say "Whew, I'm glad that's not an issue any longer"! I still shop but I don't "need" every cute outfit that I see a blogger wear on the daily emails I received. Thanks for sharing !

  5. Happy Anniversary! Been following along since "My New Favorite Outfit" and this blog- along with all the changes- is still a favorite.

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