Step Up + Step Out | FAITH + FASHION

I'm thinking PINK today, can you tell?! I'm so excited to share this look and even more excited to share the inspiration behind it. Looking back on the photos, I couldn't shake the thought of boldness and what it's taken to get to more of a place of BOLD. 

I've always considered myself to be a creative and over the years, I've heard people say, "creativity is risky." That statement has just never resonated with me...creativity has never been's been natural. But I get it now. Blogging was my "risky" move. It's a courageous out-of-the-box step. It's different. It's vulnerable. Insert all of the emotions that follow. It was an idea living at the back side of my brain for more than 5 years, but how do I move what's in my heart into my hands?

Do you have a dream tugging at your heart, but feel hesitant? Maybe you have more questions than answers. Many of my friends are currently going back to square one and asking, "What do I want to do with my life?" Are you re-evaluating too? Re-prioritizing? Re-strategizing? It's time to do the things that are in your heart. Here's some food for thought as you consider your coming days.

Step up:

  • Is the timing right?

  • Are you fearful of failing?

  • Are you fearful of people's opinions? What will they think?

  • Are YOU stopping you? Do you think you're not good enough? Do you actually believe anything is possible?

Get practical:

  • What's stopping you?
  • Do you have the resources you need?
  • Do you have people in your life who can help?...people you can learn and grow from as you take your first steps and walk it out?
  • Do you have time? If you add this to your life, will something need to be taken off your plate as a result? 
  • Is what you're starting sustainable long-term? Can you commit with diligence, on a consistent basis?

Get real:

  • Be patient with the process.
  • Be gentle with yourself.
  • Be open to input.
  • Be obedient as you trust God.

Step out:

  • Be bold.
  • Be strong.
  • Be courageous.

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

On to the bold statement look I referred to. :) This swing top is on sale for $20.50 and the sheer bomber is only $36! Great prices and I loved styling the pinks together like this. The fringe flatform sneakers have been on repeat, if you haven't noticed. I linked them below too!

Swing Top: ASOS | Cropped Mesh Bomber: ASOS | Prescription Glasses: c/o Coastal

Okay, it's time to be bold! Believe that God can do great things through you. As you step up and step out, He will be faithful to open the right doors in His perfect timing.


Jessica Sheppard's blog is part of an affiliate advertising program. If you click and/or make a purchase through certain links on this site or any related social media platforms, I may make a commission from that purchase. All opinions are my own and gifted items are disclosed with c/o.



instagram Block
This is an example. To display your Instagram posts, double-click here to add an account or select an existing connected account. Learn more