Friday, February 24, 2012

When Closet Calamity Overwhelms

Did you ever come across a fashion journalist whose own wardrobe was in a state of calamity? Narelle comments drily, "At least you can be sure that journalist understands your need for practical solutions."

Narelle has a serious clothing problem. She makes more than half of what she wears, but she's too sick to sew. She hasn't been able to find suitable ready-to-wear options for purchase, and last winter's closet selection of one wool skirt (the one with the split lining) has yet to be resuscitated. A solution must be found before the frosts arrive.

Something's got to give, and for the moment, that includes Boutique Narelle's regular Friday posting. Once she and her wardrobe are on the way to recovery, she plans to resume with random posting.

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Narelle on modesty and femininity:

"Know what you believe, understand its relevance to your life, then keep that conviction fresh in your heart that you may from thenceforth stand strong and courageous without wavering, a woman of honour and dignity who will draw others by her inner radiance and outward grace.
May God bless you as you seek to represent His beauty."
Narelle Worboys

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Violet said...

Hello Narelle Worboys!

Thank you so much for having written this blog! It has helped me so much and your interesting clothing ideas (as well your amazing writing style!) has kept me coming back, keen for more ideas as to how to better serve my Saviour through my clothing.

I feel that this blog has been a springboard into my awareness of how much modesty matters as a young Christian woman, and yet how quickly I turn a blind eye to the issue! It has made me begin to think more seriously about my clothing and to try and make a more concious effort to be modest. And though I still stumble in this area many times, your blog has made me see that it is possible to be both feminine and modest even here in NZ!

I will definitely be watching out for any more blog posts in the future! :)

God bless!
Your sister in Christ,

Narelle Worboys said...

Heartfelt thanks for your encouragement, Violet. As you grow in grace, may you be strong and very courageous! =)

Sarah C. said...

Thanks, Narelle, for your blog. It is always inspiring to see other young ladies trying to please the Lord with the way they live and dress. Your blog has been really helpful and encouraging. May the Lord bless you always. I pray you feel much better soon. God is faithful.
love in Christ,
Sarah (from)

Rebekah said...

Dear Narelle,

Your blog encourages me! Everytime i come on to look, i leave feeling confident about dressing modestly. SO many girls have lost the understanding of being "salt and light" with their clothing, and choosing to dress as unto the Lord. I am always so encouraged to see your ministry and Will miss regular blog posts and look forward to when they resume.
God bless you! Particularly your health!

Narelle Worboys said...

Sarah and Rebekah, your messages warmed my heart and brought a smile to my lips. Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Two thoughts linger with me today, perhaps meant for you. "Be strong and not dismayed", and "The King's daughter is all glorious within..."
Best wishes, Narelle =)

Unknown said...

Narelle, You look gorgeous! Beautiful! Completely!
In Christ,

Narelle Worboys said...

Thank you, Kaitlyn. It's very kind of you to say.