Modest Momma Style: Piko Sweater

Two and a half years ago, I began this website as a fashion/lifestyle blog. Did you know that? It was 2013, and I was a stay at home momma of two sweet babies… and fashion and I were not really speaking at the time. I rarely got dressed in “real clothes” because I was so busy taking care of my little ones. Paying attention to my own looks, well… I just didn’t have time. Or maybe I didn’t care. Or maybe I was just too tired to care. Anyway, through a crazy turn of events (that you can read about in my book) I ended up beginning this page and modeling clothes for an online boutique called, Hazel & Olive.

It was fun!

But as I wrote about the different clothing pieces, and I showcased different looks, I felt like I wasn’t being real. At least, I wasn’t being the realest version of me. Because the real me knew that I was more than what I wore, and so were all of my readers. The real me knew that telling other women to wear a certain outfit so they could feel good about themselves wasn’t the message that I wanted to share. So, God (yes God) spoke to my heart and changed the direction of this page, and well… it became what it is today with millions of visitors each year and thousands of followers on Facebook.

It became a place where I can tell women that they are loved just as they are. It became a place where hope can be placed in more than clothes. It became a place of encouragement.

But something happened the other day. I was talking with God about the direction of this page going forward, and I heard Him speak again. Did you know that He still speaks to us? He is always speaking to your heart… it is just a matter of learning to tune our hearts to hear Him. Anyway, I felt like He said I should offer practical ideas in addition to the hope and encouragement that I share here. I laughed to myself and said, “What about clothes?” And that’s when things changed again.

See, there is nothing wrong with offering fashion advice. There is nothing wrong with caring about how we look!

But when I began this page, I was offering style posts so that I could help women feel good about themselves by wearing certain things. And that’s just not right.

But now my heart has changed. That’s not why I am sharing these posts again.

Here is how my heart feels about this now.

You are a good mom and a wonderful wife and an excellent friend and a loving daughter and a woman that others can count on… (EVEN IF YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE ANY OF THOSE THINGS AT THIS EXACT MOMENT.) You are loved by God. You are known by Him. You are created for a purpose.

But here is the thing. I know that you are always taking such great care of everyone else that sometimes you don’t take care of you at all. I know that your life might be hectic, or you might feel overwhelmed. You might be in a place where you just don’t physically have the time or energy to focus on you.

I want to remind you that your worth isn’t found in how you dress, but you are worth your own attention. You are worth caring about. You are worth considering. And the clothes won’t change who you are or how you feel, but they might just mean that you took the time to say, “I want to do this just for me.”

And as you rediscover this truth? As you decide that maybe you want to invest some of your time on yourself, I want to help you make the most of that time. I want to give you ideas and inspiration that will make investing in you fun and easy! And so that is why I have begun this new section of the site.

I am teaming up with some of my favorite shops to showcase some of my favorite products to all of my favorite people.

(And an added bonus: This is going to help keep this blog going, because blogs are expensive y’all and some of the products I feature will be sponsored items. That means the shops or retailers will pay me to showcase them here. Why am I telling you this? Well, first, it is the law. And second, I want to be completely honest like always. This blog requires hundreds of dollars every month to maintain, and I just don’t want to clutter it up with flashing ads for cars or diapers or anything else to compensate the cost. So working with some of the shops that I already love is something I am really excited about!)

The truth is…we are real women living real lives with real imperfect bodies and real limited budgets and really long to-do lists! So the looks that I will offer here can be worn in our real every day lives.

Practical. Imperfect. Real. #ModestMommaStyle

Wanna join me?

FALL LOOK #1

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Olive-Piko

Outfit Details:

Top | Sponsored Hazel & Olive Boutique

Bag | Sponsored Hazel & Olive Boutiqu

Lip Color | Sponsored First Love Lipsense

Watch | DE Timepieces

Shoes | Fossil

So here is how this works. I will post photos of easy style ideas like these. Some of these items are sent to me for free. Some of the items I purchase. Some of the retailers pay me to showcase their products here. But all of the opinions of these products are honest and my own… and if I didn’t love them, I wouldn’t wear them, and I definitely wouldn’t show them to you. That’s just how this works.

Comments

  • Donna says:

    I know you’re not pregnant but, would you be able to showcase some maternity looks for those of us mommas who are having another precious little one soon? That would be fantastic!

    • Scissortail SILK says:

      I will have to think about that, Donna! I would love to include all my pregnant mommas! Maybe I can tag some of the looks that would work for pregnancy as well and mention how to modify them! Thanks for the idea!

  • jessica says:

    Love, love, love this idea!! I love getting outfit ideas and suggestions from other moms, especially a modest one. Hopefully, some church outfits in there?! As long as you keep it affordable for the average mom, this is so awesome.

  • Monica says:

    I love your gorgeous blog, and I’m super excited for these new fashion posts! It’s hard for me to find modest yet stylish clothes that flatter my curves. I’ve purchased modest clothing online thinking it looked cute on the thinner model, only to find it looks dumpy on me :(. I would love to see some outfit ideas that work on a variety of body shapes.

    • Scissortail SILK says:

      Monica, I would love to consider how to make this a reality. For now, I only have myself as a model, but as this project expands, I would LOVE to bring in other women to showcase some different looks. Thanks for the idea!

  • Jenna says:

    Loooove the shoes, Becky! Do you have a link for those? As always, your words speak to my heart. Thankful for your gift.

    • Becky Thompson says:

      I don’t have a link for the shoes! I bought them last year, but there are so many adorable booties available in a wide array of pricing, I’m just sure you can find something similar!

  • elise h. says:

    I love this idea! I am just waking up out of my long battle with Lyme – and am in remission! For years I just focused on getting through each day and making sure my kids were dressed and clean. I am happy to finally feel like I have the energy to focus on my own Bible Study, healthy eating, exercise, and fashion again (I use to aspire to be in fashion marketing, so I love what you are doing). I am excited to see what you have to share with us! But, do me a favor…and find a curvy friend to join you on this venture, too! You are adorable…and have great fashion taste…but you are so teeny-tiny. I’d love to see an outfit that works for you…and your friend. Or, totally different outfits that work for both body types! Just an idea to help ALL of us – as God loves us all – no matter what shape or size!

    • Becky Thompson says:

      Praise the Lord for remission, Elise! Yes! I will do my best to find a curvy friend or find looks that work on any body type! Thanks for taking the time to share your heart!

  • Kira Rogers says:

    Love this! Such a healthy perspective on fashion and how to use it as a way to care and refresh instead of justify and validate. I have to ask.. Where are those jeans from?! Love the fit!

    • Becky Thompson says:

      These jeans are from Ann Taylor, Kira. I got them a couple years ago, but I have a pair from Target that fit just the same!

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