I've read blogs for about a year and a half now, and I first had a gardening blog. Then I got more into fashion/lifestyle blogs like A Beautiful Mess, A Sheepish Girl, Sincerely, Kinsey and Smile and Wave. I thought it would be fun to have my own. My blog was first called Josephine Penelope – a name I always liked – and it has evolved somewhat since then. It is now called An Old-Fashioned Girl, based on a book by Louisa May Alcott – one of my favorite authors – which was about an old-fashioned girl with "old-fashioned" ideals about fashion, modesty, God, family, etc. It was one of my favorite books ever, and I felt like I was, too, an old-fashioned girl.
One of the underlying themes you will find in my blog is modesty. I like to wear tank tops in the summer, but I do not wear tops with spaghetti straps, dresses that come more than two inches above the knee, jeans that are so tight it's difficult to move... you get the point. I believe that my body – and all of our bodies – are for our future husbands, not for the world to look at. I also believe that by dressing sensually, I am causing people to sin when I fuel sinful thoughts/emotions, etc. Please understand that I am not perfect by any means, just ask my mom. :) I have a lot to work on and a lot of growing to do in my Christian walk.
So, what's this blog about? Well, my blog title describes them in a nutshell. I like Etsy, so things from there will be featured once in a while here. I like to put together outfits, so those are on here too. Once in a while, when I'm on a creative streak, I'll pop in a few DIYs too.
I hope you enjoy my blog; have a great day!