I’ve got to admit, I was never one of those people who invested in classic pieces. I’ve been a student for the majority of my life so far so it’s only been in the last year or so that I’ve been able to do so. To be clear, I by no means have the money to spend hundreds of pounds on a piece of clothing, but with a bit of budgeting I can occasionally fork out that little bit more on pieces that I know will stand the test of time.
Women should be paid less ‘because they are weaker, smaller, and less intelligent’. That was a comment made by an actual EU LAW MAKER (!!!), Janusz Korwin-Mikke, this week. He’s also been an advocate for making child pornography legal in the past, so it’s pretty apparent that he’s not a very nice man. I’ve never planned on getting political on my blog, but this is something that’s been playing on my mind for the last few days. I’m well aware that sexists, racists, prejudicial people do exist, and in worryingly big numbers, but it’s shocking that someone with such a warped and dated view is in such a powerful position in this day and age. I shouldn’t be surprised really, seeing as Donald Trump has one of the world’s most powerful jobs, which still never fails to amaze me.
I’m well aware of sexism and the idea of ‘a man’s world’, but it’s not often that I see it laid out so clearly. A lot of sexism I come across tends to be subconscious, or in the form of someone who doesn’t really understand the implications of their actions, which obviously is still something that needs to be overcome. But for someone to outright voice their beliefs that women are inferior was pretty shocking for me. I may just be naive, but I’ve never heard anyone actually say that before. As it was International Women’s Day this week, there was a lot of info about feminism and gender floating around on social media. One thing that stuck with me was that women are often described as fierce and independent, but men are never depicted that way. I’d never even thought of it like that before, but it’s so true.
Seeing people with such views in powerful positions is worrying, but there are so many empowered, strong and successful women out there, and together there is no way that women will ever let people forget that we can kick ass.
I promise my next post will be less political!
Thanks for reading
SKIRT | RIVER ISLAND
TOP | MARKS & SPENCER (similar here)
BOOTS | ZARA (similar here)
Whenever I go out to take pictures for my blog, I tend to get a bit self conscious when there are people walking past and looking at me. Naturally, my thoughts are along the lines of ‘I bet they think I look like a right idiot’ or ‘I hope they don’t say something to me’, because a surprising amount of people feel comfortable with throwing a little remark or two out there, especially when they’ve got some friends with them for that moral support! Luckily this hasn’t happened to me so far whilst taking blog pictures, but I do expect some negativity because after all I am literally just striking a few poses to my boyfriend who is taking photos on my iPhone. I don’t even have a proper camera at the moment so I can appreciate the fact that it’s definitely obvious I’m an amateur!
Recently though I’ve become so much more comfortable with who I am and what I’m doing, and today I realised that I couldn’t care less if people are looking and thinking I look stupid. I appreciate that I almost definitely do look a bit stupid and awkward standing in front of a camera/ iPhone, and similarly frivolous and vain for taking picture of what I’m wearing. But I really, really love doing it. Granted, getting my picture taken is my least favourite part, but I really like writing about clothes, and also having somewhere I can write about literally anything I want, even if only a few people end up reading it! I think this is a good mentality to have about life in general, not just taking pictures! Obviously, there’s a difference between not caring about what your boss or employer thinks about you, and someone who just loves a good gossip, because of course the former is important! And of course it’s not an excuse to go around being horrible either!
Caring what people think of you is only natural, and can be a hard habit to break out of, but it’s also so damaging if it stops you from doing what you want to do, especially because the majority of people have their own things to deal with rather than worry about what you’re doing! I think this fear of other people’s opinions comes a lot from not knowing people’s genuine thoughts. So many people say one thing about someone, and act completely differently to their face, which I think is what resonates with a lot of people, including myself. A lot of the time I’d find myself thinking, ‘if they can say horrible things about so and so, but be their absolute best friend to their face, what are they saying about me?’ and thoughts like these can stop a lot of people doing the things that they’re really passionate about.
I didn’t actually intend to ramble on this much, or dedicate a post to something #deep but I thought I’d just write about something that’s been on my mind, which is what I want this blog to incorporate away!
What I’m basically trying to say in a nutshell is, care less and embrace looking stupid more.
SKIRT | TOPSHOP (sold out, similar here)
JUMPER | PRIMARK (in store, similar here)
SHOES | PRIMARK (in store, similar here)
SHIRT | MARKS AND SPENCER (sold out, similar here)
FISHNETS | PRIMARK (in store, similar here)
BAG | TULA (similar here)