Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze - Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Glamour and Grime

Glamour and Grime

As a style blogger, it's easy to write solely about clothes and while style is kind of my thing, that can get boring. FAST. Garments are things: they can't love me back, they can't listen to any stories about my day, they are simply to be worn. Which is why I can't subscribe to the idea that clothes equal glamour.

When I think of the most glamorous women in history I obviously think about their wardrobes. But then I think of what their style represented. Jackie O. was always stylish but she carried her self with such poss and grace. Eartha Kitt was stunning in sequined strapless dress because of the confidence and unabashed femininity.

As I am maturing into womanhood I'm starting to focus less and less on what I'm actually wearing and more on how I carry myself. Because sure I can dress, but what else?

Outfit Details

Ankara Fabric | AKN Fabrics

Button Down | Thrifted

Skirt | Asos (old)

Shoes | Target

Necklace | Vintage

Watch | Boyfriend's


Until Next Time...

Kisses,

Joelle 

New Year New Beginnings?

Ankara Print Headwrap and H&M Blazer

I never thought that the Civil Rights Movement would have a sequel. I never thought I would see the police assault peaceful protesters with tear gas. I never thought they would declare war on us.

Express Skirt, Sam and Libby Shoes

I always knew that there were a different set of rules for those who did not fit into the "norm". You can be black but don't be too black. You can be gay but turn down the flamboyance. You can be a feminist but maybe don't talk about the wage gap at dinner parties. We make people uncomfortable by our presence alone. And so we put our heads down and work hard and cling to the hope that if we follow these rules that everything will be okay. Because that's what was promised.

Jeweled shoulder detail

But what we do when the tacit agreement is broken? The injustice is so clear and yet there are still who choose to be blind to it. It's enough to make you want to shake somebody.

On a happier note, hair stuff...


Until Next Time...

Kisses,

Joelle