A book on fashion that encourages you to embrace a little extra weight in childbearing years? I would wholeheartedly support Trina Holden’s new book, Embracing Beauty, for this reason alone!
If I waited until I was at what I consider my ideal weight before trying to address my appearance, I would just give up. And since I hope to be in “baby mode” for the next several years, I need to have some tools to work with.
“As mothers, we are the first to define beauty for our daughters and sons.” (click here to tweet this)
“What styles are flattering to a post-baby tummy?”
“Which ones work well for nursing?”
“Are there wardrobe basics that will grow and shrink with my ever-changing size?”
Trina does a great job at answering these questions and more in Embracing Beauty. But first she tackles the topics at the very foundation of the matter: Why should we pursue beauty in the first place? Is it okay to want to be attractive? What attitude should we have toward our bodies? And most importantly, what is God’s heart when it comes to beauty? (Hint: He created a beautiful world!)
“Beauty is something God can’t not be, and beauty is something He can’t not create.” (click here to tweet this)
I think the single best gift I received from Embracing Beauty was hope.
Hope that I don’t have to look less-than-great because I’m not at my ideal weight.
Hope that even a fashion-challenged woman like me can figure this stuff out (see the section “become a copycat”).
Hope that this could actually be affordable (see the wonderful section on thrift store shopping!).
Hope that I can do all this to the glory of God (see… oh, the whole book).
“I’ve come to realize that what I wear is more than just a barrier between my body and the public, but can actually be a testimony to all I believe about beauty and its Creator.”
This book will help you realize that as well, and help you learn how to better share that testimony with other women in your life. The good news is that this book isn’t just helpful for mothers only! There are tips and ideas in there that can be applied to a wide range of needs, and it is worth the read. And reading this before you have children of your own will give you the tools to face the changes of your body with confidence and grace.
Some highlights from Embracing Beauty
People will be drawn to the layers of grace and joy that you wear. (click here to tweet this!)
Glorify the norm and wear what you love even on weekdays! (click here to tweet this!)
It’s never what she puts on the outside but always what takes place on the inside that will make her beautiful. -Lisa-Jo Baker in the forward to Embracing Beauty
The best technique for dressing your body shape is to love that body, whatever shape it is! (click here to tweet this!)
Today, Adornabelle is giving away an eCopy of Embracing Beauty to one of our readers! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter and comment to tell us one of the ways that you embrace beauty in your life.