As a teen, I yearned to be one of those quiet artsy girls, adorned in glasses, face buried in a book, but I was the type that would read behind doors, through the night, so I could spend my days yapping everyone's ears off. Being outspoken and strong was a really powerful thing for me, as a teenager. I needed to speak up for myself when I felt that no one else would. Now that I'm an adult, I'm only slightly quieter, and I'm convinced it's because I think for an extra couple seconds before I open my mouth. (Although, I still end up eating my foot every once and a while.)
Learning when to sit down and listen is one of the hardest things to teach yourself. I've lived most of my life being a hard assed, loud, opinionated lady, but one thing feminism has taught me is that I can't ALWAYS have a voice. There are some plights I do not live through, some oppressions seem invisible through my privilege, and sometimes it's best for me to shut the hell up. 2014 is the year I'm going to shut up and listen. Of course, I'm going to still fight for the things I believe in, but I'm learning to not talk over voices that are more important, and need to be heard more than my own. As with all lessons, it will take time and effort. I'll probably make some mistakes. I'm vowing to myself to learn from each mistake.
With that, this outfit is completely inspired by other people. The #Fatshion tag on Tumblr convinced me to buy this dress because all these fierce fatties looked so good in it, I had to join in. Thick heels inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, Ms. Zerostyle. Leather jacket inspired by Beyoncé, because she wore a very similar one on her visit to Walmart.
I've done it. I've found the perfect leather jacket, and it looks like Beyoncé's. Yes, I mentioned that twice because I'm so proud of it.
Jacket - ASOS
Dress - ASOS
Leggings - Walmart
Shoes - DSW
Bomb ass gold necklace - Fashion to Figure
xoxo ur imaginary gurlie fr1end