There’s so much more to Of Style and Substance than wearing beautiful clothes (swoon!) and posting pictures of pretty flat lays. Tell me about your vision.
My blog is mainly fashion and style, however it reflects a way of style through many aspects of life, not only fashion. I love to incorporate beauty, food, home inspiration, travel as well as fun things to do in my city. This forms the ‘style’ aspect of my blog.
The ‘substance’ extends further than these things. While it is lovely to enjoy good food, fashion and beautiful things, there is so much more to it. I never want to become caught up in materialistic possessions that I lose the essence of who I am in Him and who I was created to be. I want my blog to reflect this in the way I write and use words of encouragement and life! That is something I LOVE about She Is Light!
The fashion world is filled with perfect pictures and a whole lot of glamour, but it can also be a breeding ground for unrealistically high expectations and fierce competition. How do you navigate the ups and downs and keep yourself in a positive mindset?
That is so true, and it is something that I am faced with and struggle with all the time. It is very easy to get pulled into comparison and self-doubt. Whenever I start to find myself experiencing this, I have to take myself away and do something to build me up, such as spending time with family or close friends, reading encouraging books or most importantly being encouraged by the Word.
I have to remind myself that my worth isn’t found in how many followers I have or whether or not I have a Gucci handbag. You also have to remember that you are just seeing the highlights of someone’s life and many of the shots are staged. I often reflect back to my own blog and think of the times where I was sitting at home in my pajamas with no make up and messy hair, creating picture-perfect glamorous flat lays. You can’t take it too seriously, you need to have fun and be able to laugh at yourself.
It is also so important to be able to celebrate in other people’s successes. I think many bloggers, and fashion bloggers in particular, are too competitive and take it too seriously. It is so refreshing when women can cheer each other on and encourage and support each other. We should be coming together to help each other succeed, rather than comparing ourselves.