It get boring when I sit in front of my laptop having to describe my style and what I am wearing. My style should already speak volumes when you see me. Not only that, if you follow any of my social media pages, you should already have an idea (a good one I hope) of the kind of person that I am, and what attracts me clothes wise. The only other thing is that my style is real versatile, so you might not actually be able to tell. However, I do love simple, and I love pieces I can mix and match all over again to create my own statement looks.
I am really not hear for the story about style today. We can get back to that in my next blog post. I did have to talk about style to get into this though. It is black history month and is this not the perfect outfit to signify that? I may not be American, but I am black … so I like to believe that this is my month too. I’m not huge on trends and commercialised dates or months, but I think I love the idea of black history month. I love the fact that people go an extra mile to preach what they believe in and embrace the black culture even further.
I love that in the month of February, we are able to elevate ourselves as blacks, not just in our black communities, but all over the world. However, I do wish that black history month, just like valentines day would go further than just a day or a month in the year. Black history is proud history, and there is so much more to it than just one month. Many do not know, but I have always been a history/politics person. The things I have learnt in classrooms via these courses are so heavy on the heart. Looking back, and comparing the state of black men and women right now, the only thing vivid is that blacks have come a long way and in a positive light too. Despite this, a lot of work still has to be done in human rights generally.
A little side note: I think everyone should take an African American Diaspora class once or twice in their lives. It is so mind opening and engaging. It is one of the classes I enjoyed the most at Undergraduate level.
With that being said, black is powerful. It is poetic and speaks volumes. With different tones and different shades, black empowers. The textures of black in this outfit are what bring it out and make it look banging. In this light, just like the black community, the different voices and bodies that make it up are what make it so beautiful. Love, oh February you bleed love … we choose to love. We choose to know and love black!!!!
In todays post, I am wearing;
Zara short jacket here
Zara wool dress (Old)
Charles jourdan rabbit and fur boots
bcbg waist belt (Old)
Thank you for stopping by,
Lots of love xoxo