Hi friends! My name is Brittany Barnes. I’m a 27 year old, California transplant, living in Dallas. I love Jesus. I’m married to the love of my life. And I have a passion for writing. I'm a journalist by trade but the lifestyle wasn't exactly my speed. So I'm excited to share my thoughts, writing, beliefs and style here on cloth + crwn. Thank you for caring enough to get to this page. Let’s not make this a one time thing!
First things first, what does cloth + crwn mean? Honestly, they are two words that just popped into my head one day. And for some reason I couldn't get them to go away. I brainstormed a million different blog names, but kept coming right back to this. But being the crazy person I am, that wasn't enough for me. I didn't want people to think this was only a beauty and style blog, because I have so much more to say on here. I kept praying about it and eventually God lead me to this random blog post (here) and these two verses:
“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness.” Isaiah 61:10
“Let all that I am praise the Lord...He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.” Psalms 103: 2,4
"Clothed in righteousness and crowned in love." This message really spoke to me. As Christ transforms me, I'm slowly, but surely, letting go of the old garments, the labels and the lies that have held me hostage. For me, actually following through with cloth + crwn is a product of that restoration and rebuilding process. It has been a long time coming because of a lot of procrastination, doubt and fear. But here we are, breakthroughs are coming!
With all that said, I hope this blog will encourage and inspire others through faith, culture, wellness, fashion and beauty. I hope it will also somehow push you, in one way or another, to step outside of your comfort zone, outside of the box that we so often lock ourselves in, and receive all that waits for you on the other side of fear.