I got the idea for this blog nearly two years ago, working at Target and glancing at the magazine stands which loomed in front of me each day.  The pictures and headlines always made me so angry, and I often found myself wishing for a way to offer a suitable rebuttal to the lifestyle pop culture celebrates.  That’s where the idea of this blog came in.  I decided I wanted to write something for young girls and women that could offer healing and remind them of their true beauty.  I wanted to write practical tips on living in today’s society, on being “in the world” but not “of it”.  After two years of toying with the idea, that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

In the beginning this blog will mostly be a fashion blog, to keep it simple while I build my confidence and the habit of posting often.  You can expect to see one outfit post a week, posted on Tuesdays, with tips on how to dress modestly but beautifully and on trend.  I use the word “trend” lightly, because I don’t really like what it connotes, but that’s a topic for a different post.  Here, I use it simply to suggest that modesty does not have to be frumpy, shapeless, bland, boring, or outdated.  Modesty can be beautiful and exciting, but it should draw attention to the dignity of our person, not the sensuality of our bodies.

Other topics I hope to cover may range from practical things such as recipes, decor ideas, etc., to more in depth topics which delve more deeply in theology, especially the theology concerning women. I hope, with time, this blog will evolve. And I hope that it will develop in a way that gives even just one person hope, light and food for thought.

This blog is written from a catholic worldview, but I’m hoping to make it accessible to people of any faith, or lack there of. I want this to be a place where I can explain my catholic faith to those who don’t understand it, and to answer questions that people have about catholicism and why catholics believe the things they do. That being said, the bulk of my content will not be catholic theology. My target audience for this blog isn’t only catholics like me, but anyone who has an interest in fashion, wants practical lifestyle tips aimed at the millennial demographic, or is tired of the way that modern media portrays women. I want this blog to be a place that anyone can come to feel welcomed, to ask questions and to be inspired.

I hope you all will comment and let me know your thoughts and ideas.  Feel free to debate, as long as you do it respectfully.  Ask any questions you want, give me suggestions, and offer helpful critiques.  Share your story.  In trying to be transparent, I’ll do my best to share mine.  I hope you all enjoy reading this blog as much as I will enjoy writing it.