Lux Thinking Aloud

Unbranded Accessories, Branded Life

7:36 AM

Child, you are more precious than silver.
Child, you are more costly than gold.
Child, you are more beautiful than diamonds.
And nothing I desire compares with you.



I don't mind wearing unbranded clothing or accessories.

It's not like the clothes I wear and the accessories I use are tied to my self-worth anyway. My identity is not dependent or equal to the price tag of my bags or shoes.

We're priceless. I am priceless. I'm worth more than the most expensive of jewelries or denims in the world.

Bejeweled or not, naked or clothed, I am still who I am---I'm the King's daughter. That is my brand. That should be the brand we need to be wearing.


Come to think of it, nobody came into this world clothed luxuriously. We were all born naked, with only our mother's fluid wrapping our body. Gooey, yucky stuff is all we've got when we started on earth.

So makeup, nice clothes, elegant jewelries---of course they all make us look better, more presentable, cooler. I love fashion and I follow a lot of fashion and lifestyle bloggers whose sense of style I adore and admire.

But I'd like to quickly reiterate that these are not the be-all and end-all of life.

It makes me sad to see people buying stuff they can't afford just so they get the latest and the "best" according to what the society dictates. Just so they feel accepted. Just so they get the sense of belonging. Just so they find their sense of being.


It's okay to wear unbranded accessories, as long as your heart is pure, your intentions genuine, and your life is rightly branded.

What brand are you wearing?




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73 comments

  1. I totally agree with you Lux... I don't understand the need to purchase a brand... none of it brings happiness or joy... there is nothing wrong with it but it isn't a necessity and sadly buying these things when you don't have the money will only bring sadness xox

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  2. Such an important message and you've worded it in such a relateable way. I agree it is sad to see people getting themselves into debt just to afford labels. As I've written today, you are your own uniqueness and that is your own label <3 xx #candidcuddles

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  3. Very valid points. When I was much younger I was sucked into this world and was obsessed with "labels". Financially it ended up ruining me for many years only now having recovered from it. But these days thanks to social media I feel myself getting drawn back to that "need" to have what they have. Thankfully I can pull myself up!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  4. A lovely, energetic and life-affirming post. Nicely done!

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  5. I am so not brand conscious, Lux. Taking care to look good is great, but being a slave to brands is not healthy at all!

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  6. Hi Lux, It's such a LONG way from my blog full of pictures of ships and things I see on walks, to yours, full of deep thoughts on life and love. I so enjoy stopping by here to take in the difference! In this post you are talking about fashion, but doesn't your question extend to many other parts of life ... even like what kind of car to drive. Personally, I feel sorry for those who think they have to drive a certain model of car to maintain their "status" in life. Brands are simply a part of marketing and the market is full of people who haven't figured that out. Thanks for sharing another excellent post!

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    1. Hi Lux, Thanks for your recent comment on my blog. I hope it is ok to leave an answer here to your question, Are you living near the dock or you just go there for the shoots? Lux, almost all of my photos of ships out in Puget Sound are taken from my deck right here at home. It's about a 20 minute walk down to the docks and I do sometimes walk down there to get some close up pictures. Thank you for your kind words about my location! Wishing you a fine weekend ahead!

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  7. Wow! I feel as though you wrote this just for me. I was reading John this morning, and the verse that struck me most in my reading was John 5:44 "How can you believe when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God." I am so happy that you shared this with #ShareTheJoyLinky. Thank you!

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  8. Love, love, love this post!!

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  9. What a lovely post. I am very unbranded, unless I spot a branded bargain in the charity shops. I wonder what that says about my blogging style? #sharethejoy

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  10. Absolutely agree! Thankful He has branded us "His" and "loved." Thanks for sharing : ) #SoulSurvival

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  11. such a beautiful post
    Wise words.We may care so much about brands at the end we end up being carried away

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  12. This is a gentle reminder, well spoken. Thank you, Lux, for sharing these wise words ...

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  13. Well said! I could not agree more! Great post!

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  14. Thank you for posting this. It really does not matter what we wear or what we have. The heart should outshine them all.

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  15. Lux, I wish we our daughters would pick up on this message and imprint it on their hearts. thanks for sharing.

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  16. Inspiring post. It doesn't matter what we are wearing. The best is to have good at heart. Nice to read beautiful post. You got good heart!

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  17. Yes! I but clothes I can afford and that make me feel good. But in the end, it's all about being claimed as a beloved child of God. Blessed to be your neighbor at Testimony Tuesday this week.

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  18. If the cloth that we were gives comfort and is readily available, I really don't mind getting dressed in such clothes. As you said, that branding factor is not at all a disturbing factor to me.

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  19. I agree with you that the brands people wear don't make them who they are. We are all so much more than the labels we were. It is what is inside that counts for sure. :)
    ~Jess

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  20. Totally right on Lux. You hit it right. We are on our own, nothing added, each and every one of us, beautiful, precious, just as we are, even with all the flaws and imperfections - sad so many don't get that. Happy Wed. Hope your day is amazing.

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  21. I used to refuse to wear branded clothing. That's pride in a different direction. :) Now I try to ignore whether it is altogether branded or unbranded. You're so right that we are NOT what we wear. We are children of the King! Thanks, Lux.

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  22. I am glad for these words! What brands we wear does not give us any more or less value. Thank you for sharing it!

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  23. Its always about personal style and never about brands...great post dear šŸ˜€

    http://freshfacebeauty.in

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  24. my clothes are mostly unbranded, but I do sometimes like to get Nike for my son, I like their style!

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  25. Meh, is all I say to branded. As long as my clothes keep me from getting hauled into jail for public nudity, I'm good lol

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  26. Hi, dear Lux!

    I like the theme of this post. I appreciate style, too, but I am also drawn to people who refuse to follow the latest trends and choose to position themselves as independent and original. There is power in having your own sense of style instead of following the herd. Thank you for reminding us that we all came from the most humble beginnings... in the womb... and nine months earlier as a "divine spark."

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend Lux!

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  27. I've never given labels much thought. But I'm a guy and a slob. As long as I'm wearing something my wife likes, I'm satisfied.

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  28. I'm the King's daughter...that is my brand. I love that! That's a great way to keep a proper perspective about what we wear.
    Thank you for linking with Grace and Truth last week!

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  29. Pat's comment above me made me laugh. I have no brand - unless it is a brand of old jeans. Maybe when I was younger I cared a little bit but never for brand names - just something that looked and felt good while wearing it. Nice post and reminder for those who might need an ah ha moment in their life about the money they are spending on brands they can't afford. Actually i love thrift stores the best - that's where i get the jeans that usually are the kind i like.

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  30. it's so easy to get sucked into that whole brand name thing, I've learned that just buying things I like and feel good in is the more important thing.

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  31. Lux,

    Amen! Our brand is our identity - one firmly placed in Christ! Love this, friend!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori
    P.S. I'd love for you to link this up with my Monday link-up, Moments of Hope!!!

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  32. Great thoughts here!

    I am "branded" by the Holy Spirit. Praise God! Praise God!

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  33. Great thoughts today, pointing us to our true identity in Christ. Thank you! Following you at Suzie's today.

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  34. I shop at discount stores, and sometimes they have a branded article. It really does not matter to me the brand. I look for the color and fit and price. I have even picked up a branded piece at Salvation Army Thrift store. LOL I am so thankful that God has put his brand on us as Christians. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.

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  35. I'mm not really one of those people who buy branded and expensive clothing. I usually like to save my money or spend it on other things. But of course, there are a lot of people out there who would do anything for the latest brand of clothing. I just wear clothes I like or think are comfortable.

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  36. I fully agree with you! I don't go for brands.

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  37. Ooo I really love this post! I think blogging makes us take a harder look at ourselves & discover our own personal brand. And that's what we should wear with confidence & pride. Thanks for sharing with #candidcuddles x

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  38. Sad that we humans take our value so readily from something that is external. We truly need a savior!

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  39. GREAT post!!! Ugh why are we so caught up in brands?!?! Thank you so much for your wisdom!

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  40. ooh, branded life. I like that. He's my brand, PTL. I love the word picture of being branded, being spoken for--by God. Happy sigh. Beautiful, thanks for sharing. ((grace upon grace))

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  41. That's such an amazing picture :)

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  42. Your writing always inspires me!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  43. Beautifully written, a great post.

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  44. nice post :) I love to read your blog! :)

    http://itsmetijana.blogspot.rs/

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  45. Well said, I was never a "brand" chaser, I do not mind branded stuff but just because I like it, on the other hand, I wear things from H&M too!

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  46. I've never understood how can ladies give thousands of dollars for a bag or men thousands for cars when there are so many hungry children around us

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  47. I'm put-off by trendy, high-end brands. Mine is "whatever I felt like tossing on this morn."

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  48. I agree wholeheartedly. Never was into brand names even when I was young. I do like nice clothes but they don't necessarily have to be expensive for me to buy them, and the 'branded' ones are even a turn off for me. A great post!

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  49. Amazing post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase
    http://gilzetbase.com/

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  50. very good advices, I fully agree with you

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  51. Lux - such true words and deep thoughts. I completely agree with you as well. As a kid/teenager/young adult, I wanted to fit in with the "in crowd" but could never understand spending the $$$ to get the name brands - I still can't justify spending money on those things..they aren't necessary. Thank you so much for sharing today at #TGISaturday where we are neighbors.

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  52. Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  53. Beautiful post
    www.alessandrastyle.com

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  54. I'll admit that I love clothes and fashion, and some brands are just *me* in some weird way. But no way would I spend out of my budget on them if I couldn't afford them. I see people do so and it makes no sense to me.

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  55. Luxxxyyyy of Destiny!!! Rather interesting insights you shared up above. I for one think that nothing looks better on a woman than that oh so sweet looking and beautifuly laced brand called; "Self Worth" I mean.. I would take a woman who knows her real worth and treasures same like a Golden Egg.. over that who wears the most expensive of things and doesnt know her real worth. So like you rightfully said Nne.. its not much about what you wear.. as it is about WHO YOU ARE!

    This was a soothing post.. thanks for sharing Luxxxxxxxyyyyy :) You make me smile.

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  56. nice post!!!
    kisses

    http://lestyledelapetiteblonde.blogspot.com.es

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  57. It is all too easy to get caught up in the brand culture...to want to emulate all those elegant celebrities.
    I have always just bought the clothes, shoes and bags that I like...rather than a particular brand...and to be honest, I find some of the designer clothes really unattractive.
    Great advice here, Lux!
    Many thanks.:)

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  58. Living in this world was supposed to be simple until....

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  59. Hello, great thoughts. There are many people who wear branded things because they want to flaunt or make others think they are trendy. Branded items are generally four to five times costlier than those without brands. There was a time when I wanted shoes, I went to BATA. But I found out that other shoes last as long as bata shoes and cost less. Now I have switched over to other shoes. Ofcourse, if people have too much money they would not like to buy things unless they are branded because they are moving in a group of rich people who would think ill of friends who use unbranded things.

    The good news is that many unbranded items are as good or sometimes better than branded ones and we save substantial amount of money.

    Very interesting post

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  60. i used to be a label ho for a long time, not because i wanted to be associated with/to a certain "brand" but i just thought those brands (gucci, Prada etc) were better in terms of quality and that's totally not true. i was also much younger then; i think we all go through several phases in our lives where some things are important and as we age, we realize they are not and move on. i'm of the age now where comfort is my #1 goal, not style. i also spend $ on things that matter to me (skin care, vacations) so while i would balk at spending $20 in a shirt, i wouldn't blink dropping $600 on good/quality skin care.

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  61. I live for unbranded accessories and clothes! Thank you for this post, shows I'm not alone!
    www.effortlesslady.co

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  62. Awesome post - branded or not, expensive or not, the most important thing we can wear is our own sense of self.

    Thanks so much for sharing over at #FridayFrivolity x

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  63. We are daughters of the King. That's the best brand of all ;).

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  64. Wise and encouraging words when we feel like we don't measure up! And the very message we should be passing on to our daughters...daughters of the King! Loved this and glad you joined the link up! Be blessed:) Crystal~

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  65. Very well said. Brand doesn't matter. We should wear what we love and feel comfortable with :-)

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  66. I agree that, we should love ourselves and accept ourselves- just the way we are. But things have changed a lot over the years, Lux. At some point or the other, you will be required/ or feel the urge to go for the "best" things for yourself- doesn't matter brands or non-brands, but you will want the BEST. And sometimes best things doesn't come free. And even if we find them, hardly they are recognized by others, appreciated by all; but gets criticized by many. That's why many people incline towards the society demands/needs.

    Nice topic tough!
    xo

    www.thepositivewindow.com

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  67. Praise God that all who trust in Christ are His children, robed in His righteousness and in the garments of salvation! God is not impressed with brand names or fancy clothing, but with the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which in His eyes is of great price. Thank you for your lovely post and for commenting on Saved by Grace! God bless, Laurie

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  68. Love it! And followed you, visit my blog ! :) xx -N

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