Hello my name is Abigail, a recovering perfectionist.
For a long time I have wanted to do this. Start a style blog. But I would always stop because I wasn’t “ready.” I wasn’t pretty enough. Thin enough. I couldn’t take a good enough selfie. I mean nobody would actually care what I posted right? After going through a tough few years out of college I felt like to a certain extent I had lost my creative voice and sense of identity. I was diagnosed with an auto immune disorder, got fired from a job I liked, and had several heart wrenching friend transitions that left me feeling raw and not even close to the person that I felt God made me to be. The perfectionist in me was writhing with self hate.
And then I met my husband and he would not let go of this dream for me. Every few days he would ask me when are you going to get your first blog post done? And me being incredibly stubborn I would put it off… for essentially an entire year! He continued to encourage me and being the incredibly positive person he is has put a lot of belief into me.
Photo Credit Dust Studios
I get comments all the time at work and from friends and family that they want me to be their personal stylist. I love trying new things with my wardrobe and putting unique and fun colors together to create interesting outfits! I believe style doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and if you have the right tools you can create blogger inspired looks with what you already have in your closet! This isn’t something I am doing to get sponsorships from, I just want to inspire others to live out what God has put in them and feel empowered to do what they love without fear, along with giving some great style advice.
I am challenged to move forward with something that I could sit all day and think of the people that are my age that are already so much better than me at blogging and creating interesting media that is flawless, but really all I can do is be faithful to what God has put on my heart and let go of my insecurities and just go for it!
So this blog is me, Abi Jo Schaver, going for it.
I hope you enjoy!