A couple weeks ago, a blog I follow declared “turtleneck tuesday” which is as cool as it sounds. A day challenging modesty and pictures to prove it. Thankfully I don’t own a turtleneck.. instead, I snapped this picture of myself at TJ Maxx trying on my newest outfit.
Not sure how I’ve gone without electric blue pants this long. love them.
I was raised to be modest. I was also raised with the conviction that if a guy didn’t like me in modest clothes.. he really didn’t like me all that much. Makes sense- doesn’t it?
The problem is.. I’m not the only woman my husband sees. So.. I have a husband + not all women have the same modesty conviction as myself + I can be sensitive on this issue= a negative. Ryan and I have had many conversations on this topic in our married life.. about what lack of modesty is like for a guy. He has told me how
hard nearly impossible it is to focus when a woman is in public half naked. I want to pretend half naked women in public don’t exist. They do. And how men respond to all that extra skin is a purity question for sure. But, I see how we (as women) are guilty here too. We’re the ones getting dressed… we call our lack of modesty “getting a better tan line” or feeling “good about ourselves”.
So, I say we could be in this together! A goal of “turtleneck tuesday” is to challenge both modesty and fashion. To prove you can look cute covered up. Right?
Lets strut that turtleneck..