AMERICAN WOMAN

AMERICAN WOMAN

IT'S THE DAY OF INDEPENDENCE!!!!!

TODAY IS A HISTORIC DAY FOR OUR NATION, BUT THIS IS NOT A POST ABOUT POLITICS OR GOVERNMENT. AFTER ALL I AM A STYLE BLOGGER SO LET'S GET REAL. TO BREAK IT DOWN THE WORD INDEPENDENCE IS SYNONYMOUS WITH FREEDOM. WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE WORD INDEPENDENCE I THINK ADULTHOOD INDEPENDENCE, RELATIONSHIP INDEPENDENCE AND CAREER INDEPENDENCE. WHEN I THINK ABOUT THE WORD FREEDOM I THINK: "FREEDOM OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS". I ALSO THINK FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION!!

IT'S AMAZING TO ME HOW FASHION & STYLE HAS EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS. AS FAR AS I KNOW A REAL SENSE OF FASHION STARTED TO APPEAR IN THE 20'S.  FASHION IS DEFINED BY THE DECADES FROM 20'S - 90'S. NOW WE HAVE THE 2000'S WHICH I LIKE TO REFER TO AS THE "UNDEFINABLE ERA" WHERE THERE ARE NO LIMITS TO ONE'S IDEA OF FASHION. THE FASHION INDUSTRY HAS BECOME VERY INCLUSIVE MELDING THE MOST ADVANCING INDUSTRY, TECHNOLOGY, WITH FASHION. I HAVE SEEN THE MOST INTRICATE, TECHNO DRIVEN, AVANT-GARDE PIECES (IE: MET BALL 2016). I HAVE SEEN WOMEN CONTINUE BREAKING BARRIERS, RE-INVENTING & RE-IMAGINING THEIR PRESENTATION TO THE WORLD WHILE THEMSELVES BEING MUSES FOR IT ALL. MORE THAN EVER BEFORE I HAVE SEEN MEN EMBRACE FASHION EQUAL TO WOMEN & TAKE RISKS THAT EVEN QUESTION THEIR MANHOOD. TO THINK HOW FAR WE'VE COME WHEN THE SIGN OF THE MOST MANLY MAN USED TO BE JEANS 2X TOO BIG, BOXERS SHOWING AND A BELT WORN AS MORE AN ACCESSORY, LESS IT'S INTENDED FUNCTIONALITY, TO KEEP PANTS UP. REMEMBER WHEN GUYS WOULD LITERALLY WEAR WHAT WAS CALLED "A WIFE BEATER" (WHITE TANK TOP) AND JEANS AS A UNIFORM EVERYDAY? REMEMBER WHEN THE MOST INFAMOUS THING A MOTHER WOULD SAY TO HER SON IN REGARDS TO FASHION IS: "PULL YOUR PANTS UP". NOW MY QUESTION IS: CAN YOU BREATHE? HOW DID YOU GET THOSE ON? HOW DO YOU SIT? CAN I WEAR THEM TOMORROW?!!! LOL!!!!!!! YOU HAVE TO ADMIT SOMETIMES SKINNY IS JUST TOO SKINNY ON MEN. EVEN I HAVE GONE TO FAR. BUT, THIS IS WHAT I CAN SAY ABOUT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN THE 2000'S IS THAT WE HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE FEARLESS TO TRY NEW THINGS EVEN IF WE FAIL. WE CONTINUE TO PUSH THE CREATIVE SPECTRUM OF FASHION EVEN IF IT HURTS BECAUSE WE HAVE DECIDED IT'S MORE IMPORTANT TO BE YOU THAN ANYONE ELSE.

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DRESS: WAYF, BRALETTE: FOREVER 21, SHOES: STEVE MADDEN

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