God is able to take the mess of our past and turn it into a message. He takes the trials and turns them into a testimony.
A Lil' About dD
Downtown Demure started in 2012 as a modest fashion blog written from the perspective of a party-girl-turned-devout-Christian out to prove that women can dress modestly and stylishly.
Then in 2018, a Russian hacker hijacked my blog (true story!) and wiped out my Instagram, my most popular platform. Overnight I lost hundreds of posts and a community of over 25K like-minded women. I also lost my will to continue blogging.
So I took an unplanned hiatus and reverted to the alcohol-induced spiritual wilderness I dwelled in before I got baptized in 2011.
Thankfully, God and my loved ones did not give up on me. Now that I am joyfully sober, God has called me to return to this space with new content pillars:
Relaxed, Colorful Style
I can’t wait for you to join me in exploring this exciting new chapter of my little space!
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The (new) mission for downtown demure
Just as my life and faith have evolved over the past few years, so must my blog. Rather than focus on modest fashion, the new Downtown Demure will focus on the following:
Intentional Living: Learning how to live a value-aligned life that is purposeful and not reactive or on auto-pilot. I’ll share the practices, frameworks and guides that help me feel more centered and at peace every day.
I am SO passionate about this topic I even created a line of candles designed to encourage more intentional moments in your daily life. You can explore those beautiful creations here.
Conscious Travel: Experiencing the diverse beauty of the world through travel brought me out of the dark place I was in during my addiction. Now I’m on a mission to become a more conscious traveler, exploring with intention and practicing compassion for the people and lands I visit. I’ll share everything I learn along the way in this space.
Colorful, Relaxed Style: Learning how to dress colorfully and authentically yet demurely. Though the focus on fashion will be secondary, I will still provide tips on how to dress stylishly and comfortably, especially while traveling.
My goal–through radically candid shares and colorful visual storytelling–is to illustrate how intentional living and conscious travel can lead to fulfilling adventures that spark genuine joy and deepen connections with ourselves, Our Creator and His beautiful creations.