Fearfully Wonderfully Me

Growing in God and Inspiring Young Women Through Faith and Fashion

Bell Sleeves + Lent

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! Even  though I am not Catholic, I still like to give something up for Lent. It’s like a great big fast, which is awesome for any community of Christian believers who partake in it together.

Most people give up some kind of food for Lent, but not this girl. I remember using Lent as an excuse to give up sweets, but it was all about restricting in order to serve my eating disorder

Since I am in recovery, I choose not to do food fasts. There are plenty of other things to give up, and the purpose of fasting is not to lose weight or change your diet any way. It’s to connect with Jesus.

So this year I am giving up nail biting for Lent. So far it hasn’t gone so well, but that is because I haven’t had the time to paint my nails.

I tend to go through cycles of letting my nails grow out, but then stress and anxiety will flare up this bad habit. I’m determined this time though! Do any of you struggle with nail biting? Please feel free to share your tips on quitting it below.

Okay, it’s time to talk fashion. Today’s collage is about Bell Sleeved Tops.

(See more of my Polyvore collections)

I have a confession to make.

I’ve never really liked flare sleeves. Any sleeve that is poofy or too voluminous is not really my style. I prefer a slim sleeve, but I decided to branch out this year and try a bell sleeve tunic!

I’m starting to really like this trend now. It’s very feminine and romantic, and it can really dress up a simple blouse. If you’re not sure on the bell sleeve trend, try a top with a subtle flare (like the one on the top left).

If you’re a bold fashionista, try a top with bows or ruffles on the sleeves (top right and bottom left). Embellishments add an extra bohemian vibe, which is always trending for spring.

Please keep me in your prayers as I paint my nails and fight my nail-biting with prayer! Hopefully all of the new spring fashion trends will keep me distracted. 🙂

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 NKJV)


Thanks for reading! Are you giving something up for Lent/fasting? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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4 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing! Those flare sleeves are cute, never thought I would say that! Lol!

  2. Actually, I have decided to take up something for Lent to help me remember Christ’s sacrifice for me. May the Lord give you strength to stop nail-biting.

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      March 3, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      Thanks Patricia! I just commented on your post the same time you did mine 😁 That’s a great idea as well. I think that as I give something up, I should fill myself with more of Jesus.

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