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Today I had my root canal. It wasn't as bad as I expected but in no way was it pleasant...

mar 24 2011

These pictures were taken whilst eating a cookie on the way out the door for trivia.

cardigan & jeans: Smart Set
top: bartered for it at Camden
shoes: New Look

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1. Do you think there is an incapability between feminism and a love for fashion?
I don’t think that they are mutually exclusive. I think that feminism comes in many varieties, personalities, shapes and sizes. Wanting fair, equal treatment and opportunities has nothing to do with how I present myself or what I feel comfortable in. If wearing a dress and heels makes me feel strong, smart, and beautiful I'll be more likely to stand up for what I believe in. Personally, I view fashion as art that gets to walk around with me every day.

2. There is more to each of us than a love for fashion, how do you incorporate every aspect of yourself into your blog?
I have the theory that real is better, even when it's not that great. So I feel that my blog does represent me fairly well. I don’t share all bits of my life but I hope that it's an accurate portrayal of who I am in this moment... When I'm old I can look back on this and my journals and see who I was and what I felt was important.

3. With the fashion industry still being a male-dominated profession, how do you think it would differ if women played a larger role?
Hmmm. I think (I hope) that it would be more size-accepting. I think that maybe women would make clothes a little differently. Maybe jeans would fit our waist, hips, and thighs instead of leaving a underoo gap even on the skinniest girls. Maybe clothing would be promoted differently, to make women feel strong and beautiful the way they are, instead of being a sex object.

4. How is your self-image and the way you carry yourself informed by your beliefs?
I think the way I carry myself with confidence and poise has a lot to do with how I believe that I should be treated as a woman and as a person. If I carry myself in a way that does not allow people to treat me badly or without respect, then I have passed on my beliefs about the rights, freedom and beauty of women.

5. Do you think clothing/makeup/hair helps communicate the truth about yourself or are those things superfluous add-ons?
I think that they help. Again, if fashion and style is art and art is an expression of self... ergo and therefore and all those things...
When I go to a new hair stylist I always try to wear something that is the most me. I want this person to know who I am by way of dress so that they will understand the type of cut that I am talking about and give the best service suited to me. I think this works in many areas of life.

Today I'm thankful for healthcare professionals who know what they are doing, explain things along the way and treat their patients with gentleness and respect. 


Bella said…
These pictures are so much fun! I love them and I love the blog post title! I am seriously dying for a cardigan EXACTLY the length as yours. How very perfect with jeans! You look too damn fabulous just to get a root canal! hee hee! :)
laura said…
You look so fab! I love purple paired with blue! And trivia sounds like so much fun. Glad to hear your root canal is over and done with :)

hearts, laura
Melissa said…
You're so cute! I love the layered tops. I'm glad you have the procedure done and over with now! No more worrying about it! :) Yay!

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Kinsey said…
Your pictures are always so fun! I really like the colors in the top. You look great, hope you rocked trivia!!
Francesca said…
boo i had my wisdom teeth out and it sucked! hope it wasn't too bad for you. mmm cookies x
Anonymous said…
Oooh, sorry about the root canal. I hope you feel better.

"Personally, I view fashion as art that gets to walk around with me every day." Love it, this has been the best answer and easiest response to relate too! ;)

Question 4 is exactly how I feel, my clothing allows people to know my personality and what I won't tolerate.

Sorry for the long comment...Great answers and Cute Outfit!!
Kirstin Marie said…
I'm sorry you had to get a root canal. Those are so not fun. However, your outfit is totally fun!! I really like your shirt, and your shoes are super cute. Let me know if the UD Makeup Setting Spray works for you, I hope it does (I'm clearing obsessed). :)

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