WHY do we do what we do?
Let’s kick things off by setting the record straight. We believe that the way you and your “things” look on the outside isn’t nearly as important as the appearance of your heart. As women we believe that God has placed within us all an innate desire for beauty, and not just beauty in general but more so a desire to DISPLAY it.
As believers, being a part of the Bride of Christ (a name that the Bible uses to describe God’s worldwide Church), we believe that we’ve got a God-given desire to be beautiful and attractive
for. our. Groom. Jesus.
Whether you believe in God or not, that desire is there. And thanks to our flesh and pressures of this broken world, our intentions and pursuits get skewed. We start thinking that beauty and fashion are THE GOAL. But we want to encourage the people whose lives get to touch ours for brief moments, that these things aren’t the end. These things aren’t bad, but they can be used as the
of creativity and giving glory to God for HIS creating beauty in and through us. So if we could look at your heart, would people see a woman who desires to make much of herself, or would they see a woman who desires to make much of her God through what He has graciously given her?
So, we get tripped up. We compare ourselves to other people. We start spending in excess. We think that chasing after these things will satisfy us and make us feel complete. But by God’s grace He has exposed those lies and unhealthy mindsets in our (Camie and Leesha’s) lives. We realized that this could be an area that MANY women struggle with and honestly can’t let themselves shop for makeup, or get into fashion, because they start worshipping the created instead of the Creator. So we started to think of luxe|wise like this: if you are a glutton, it’s probably not healthy for you to be a chef and have to indulge yourself in food because it’s a HUGE temptation for you. So you have someone else do the work, right? (That is unless God gives you freedom from that bondage, then turning your greatest pain into your greatest passion, which is another post for another day!)
Well, beauty and fashion and health and decor are things that we are passionate about and can thankfullly, very easily lay down. So in order for it to not be a stumbling block for others, or a point of contention, or a mind-boggling experience, we decided to SERVE by alleviating the pressures it could have on our friends and family by doing the footwork for them. For you!
We believe that we’ve been called to be
and diligent yet creative and courageous with what God has entrusted to us: our bodies, our gifts/talents, our homes, our money, our children, our spouses … because really it’s not
. It’s HIS. We believe God gave us this vision to understand that modesty and beauty aren’t just about clothing and fashion(try reading
article from our friend
Bird In A Tree
for some encouragement). It’s about your heart and your motivations in your dressing and spending and decorating and loving
(not self) well.
All in all, we hope to be a mouthpiece used to communicate grace, truth, and courage in the how’s and why’s of luxe beauty, health, home decor and fashion while helping you spend your time and money modestly,
all to the glory of our Creator