Get Ready With Me (Seasonal Wear Inspired by @badgalriri)

Inspiration drawn from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts by Melissa Donovan

Creative Non-fiction 

18. What do you like to wear during the summer, winter, fall or spring? Write about your sense of fashion or lack there of. Does it change with the seasons?

My ideal wardrobe has yet to be manifested so here are my favorite things to wear during each season (in real life and in my head). A fashion tip that I learned from Goo Atkins is to pick a celebrity with the same body type, and whose style you admire, for inspiration on how to dress yourself. My celebrity is Rihanna (duh.) Here are some of her styles that mimic the ones in my head:


Oversized and comfortable. If you’ve seen pap shots of pregnant celebrities, that’s how my winter gear would look – like a pile of fleece blankets. Jumbo scarves, sweater dresses, thick leggings, thick socks, duck boots, booties. I like clothing items with really deep pockets because boy do purses and bags weigh you down. We (women) need to lighten that load.

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I LOVE the softness of pastels. Nudes, blushes. I would love to incorporate more tans and dark browns into my wardrobe.

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Straight-from-Africa African prints; bright, eye-catching colors that make my skin tone pop; flowy and comfortable dresses; similar to spring: nudes, blushes and off-whites (less commitment); denim jeans, jackets, dresses; cutouts; jumpsuits; crop-tops. My ideal summer style is effortlessly comfortable, flirty, sexy.

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Fall gear is similar to winter, but it’s a mix of oversized and fitted. Jean and leather jackets; shorts and tights; jumpsuits; bodysuits; ripped jeans; boots.

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Most of the time I like to be comfortable and incognegro (I mean nito) taking on a literal interpretation of Invisible (Wo)Man.

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However, I love the effortlessly flirty, comfortable look, the, “Yes, I’m a woman, you can look but don’t try me” look. 2018 goals?

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Women, Don’t Take Your Pants for Granted!

This woman wore pants to church to make a statement:

She is one of the thousands of Mormon women who participated in the “Wear Pants to Church” event on Sunday, December 16, all of whom are a part of the  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

According to HuffPost Women, there is no official policy preventing these women from wearing pants to church however it’s like an unspoken rule or code. Think of it in these terms: you know you’re not supposed to date your best friend’s girl or man. There is no one to persecute people if they choose to do so, yet most refrain anyway.

I’m not a feminist by any means, but I  do think that all women should own and  be able to wear pants/jeans. For heaven’s sake, it makes traveling SO much easier! Imagine walking down the aisle to get the Eucharist at a quicker pace! All jokes aside, I do understand that cultures and traditions are different. Mormon women should have the choice to uphold traditional fashions, wear pants to church or possibly alternate between the two and feel comfortable doing so!

Sometimes we forget to count our blessings (and yes, the freedom to wear what we want is one of them).

Cheers to not taking pants for granted!

You Won’t Catch Me Dead In Those Heels!

Want to see this model walk in the “Scary Beautiful’s”? Click on the picture. I don’t see anything sexy about walking down a runway looking like a  zombie from The Walking Dead, but to each his own. I guess it’s true what they say, beauty does lie in the eyes of the beholder. And I guess it’s also the model’s responsibility to make sure her knees stand correct (pun intended)  while controlling her height above the ground because heaven knows I would have buckled after two seconds! 🙂