“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.”
Isn’t that quote fabulous!?
I love me some jewelry, especially necklaces and earrings.
Jackie Onasis said: “Pearls are ALWAYS appropriate.”
With the right necklace, you can take a plain white T and make it look fashionable.
“Jewelry is like the perfect spice – it always compliments what’s already there.”
— Diane Von Furstenberg
Just like jewelry can make a bold statement, so does being a woman who cheers on other women. I say this is a character trait because it’s something we should put into practice until it just becomes a natural part of our personality.
I was watching Legally Blonde the other night and it’s so amazing to me how Elle, the main character, is so supportive of the women around her. Even the women who are mean to her. She had such a strong sense of self and such a passion for other’s succeeding. That’s the kind of woman I’d like to continue to become.
Sadly, women really supporting other women, without looking to get something out of it themselves, is kinda rare. We too easily start a comparison game and want to feel like we’re coming out on top. We sometimes look for flaws in other women so that we can feel better ourselves. That behavior only feeds into our own insecurities, it inhibits the opportunity for authentic relationships to grow, and it’s counterproductive to what so many of us want ourselves.
We want other women to support us, so why do we sometimes have a hard time doing it for others?
I’d love for us, as women, to start practicing making bold statements of sharpening our fellow sisters in Christ. Putting ourselves aside and really looking at the other woman, lifting her up with words of encouragement, prayer, maybe taking her out to lunch or getting a pedicure. Sharing in her accomplishments, being the shoulder for her to cry on, getting involved in something she likes and takes interest in. What about supporting her business, taking her a meal, sending her a verse for the day. What is she pursuing that you could be a support in?
However you choose to support other women, let’s just go for it! Think how different the world, even just the church, would be if we put away the petty and envious ways and take on being true supporters of one another. With all the comparisons and bitterness out there, it makes a bold statement to be united, gracious, and truly love on one another.
Strong women carve out their earthly successes by helping other women succeed. They see their life-force as plentiful. Strong women help their friends surpass them with humility, not envy.The big picture is clear to them. -Aimee Barnes
What’s your favorite type of jewelry to wear?