I’ve come across lots of RP inspired blogs and Instagram accounts of women who are homemakers and place high value on family life (from the appearance of it, at least). However, the vast majority of these women are married to well-to-do men who belong to the high income bracket. They constantly flaunt their beautiful and expensive clothes and luxury purses, all while praising their hubbies for their new gifts. It is nice they give credit to their husbands but I’m just turned off by excess and materialism in general. It makes me wonder if they would be sweet and submissive if their husbands didn’t earn as much and couldn’t give them their lavish lifestyle.
As a Christian, I see things from a spiritual perspective and I strive to honor and respect my fiancé both because I believe God commands me to and also because I genuinely love him. I would love him the same if tomorrow he got a job making 500,000 a year and also the same if he suddenly lost his job and we were struggling. I think this is a big premise of RP, whether you are religious or not.
I think it’s possible to dress feminine and take care of oneself without falling into materialism and excess. Those two things are damaging to the soul in my opinion, and as much as modern women dislike being seen as “objects”... this is exactly how many of them view men- precisely as tools only meant to give them the life they want.
Hope this doesn’t come across as judgmental or bitter because it isn’t my intention at all. If any of you follow any RP women who place value on the home and not so much on vanities (while still maintaining feminine charm) please do share. 😊