For me and my friends growing up, being told things like ‘you have to wear this because that’s what boys wear” or “dresses are for not for your body type” was frustrating and a pretty bad time.
The bottom line for me is, if someone feels happier and more comfortable in a particular ‘type’ of uniform, then that’s something that should be encouraged, not punished. Students have enough to focus on at school, having to fight to be yourself shouldn’t be added to that.
Simple but delicious morning.
birthday breakfast. best way to welcome 25 is with my favorite pastry thanks to N.
Happy birthday to me! Night out at our neighborhood bar to celebrate my quarter life!
Sleepy Friday face and a go-to outfit
even if you’re not a lady. yep.
as many of you know, I am in the long-term process of growing my hair out. with much hesitation I decided to get a trim mid-growout but I am so glad I did! my curls are looking happier and healthier! I have officially made it to the bob and now am in much better shape to wait for it to grow to my shoulders.
photo glamorously snapped in my parents guest bedroom.
Namibia’s Hipsters: From the sapeurs of Kinshasa, the fashionistas of Lagos and to the streets of Jozi, vintage style is trending in Africa.
Designer, tailor and stylist Lourens Loux Gebhardt of Loux the Vintage Guru is now collaborating with Khumbala, a group of stylists and designers from Johannesburg, to launch a street-style website that seeks to inspire Africans to step out in style and introduce them to the merits of vintage fashion.
A fashion revolution in the making; “When we collaborate we call ourselves LIA (Love is African), and we’re currently playing a big part by simply inspiring fashionistas around the African continent.”
Usually decked out in well-cut 60’s suits, tweed jackets, round spectacles and trilby hats, Lourens explains, “Many people aren’t interested in wearing vintage, they just see it as used clothing… I manage to dress myself cheaply and end up looking like a million bucks.”
photos: ©Harness Hamese and ©Lukas Amakali. all rights reserved
h/t The Guardian
work outfit on a super hot NYC day.
just filling my wardrobe full of skinny pants and muscle shirts since that is all I want to wear and I am all about honoring that right now.
I am also all about that extra % off promo code.
I have mentioned before that I have anxiety issues including panic attacks and that writing is a big part of my coping strategy.
I started another Tumblog to share some of that writing and would love any of you who also have mental health struggles to share your experiences and submit to the blog!
I’m especially interested in finding other folks to discuss mental health struggles and urban living.
In any case, trying to post more both here and over there!