What it means to me to be a woman & how you can give back

I love women and being a woman.

Understanding feminism and what it means to be a woman has significantly altered and progressed throughout my life.

I started as a young girl in a world where it was “unattractive” to be a feminist – it was something men didn’t like in a woman and therefore something I didn’t want to be.

I started as a passive young girl who always followed the rules of men in her life and let their opinions be her defining source of self worth. A world where “Mean Girls” was the anthem – take down the girl who is different than you, especially if it gets you the guy.

This isn’t an attack on men. This is reflecting on the social stereotypes that have filled my child to adult hood. It took years upon years to grow the courage to turn my back against the people who I endlessly loved because their worth in women reflected in their painful disrespect towards me. Years, to break free from a mold where those actions became a reflection of my own personal self worth. It took me jumping into the world on my own and becoming independent to realize what I was worth, what women as a whole are worth, and what it truly means to be a woman – an equal member of society. It took a lot of self reflection, exploration, and understanding to realize what being a woman in America means. So all I can say to you is break free from your mold, explore, gain experiences and learn about new cultures to find what it means to you to be the woman that you are. Educate – you may not be able to change those who can’t understand, but your voice will be heard. And don’t ever forget that women all over the world outside of our bubble are still being devalued, disrespected and dismembered. Being a woman is a much larger responsibility and much more powerful title than you could ever imagine.



Find a way to give back to your community, woman to woman, and donate to projects like Direct Relief Women here: https://www.directrelief.org/participate/volunteer/direct-relief-women/


Mood Board 3/1


Most importantly love

Like it’s the only thing you know how. At the end of the day all this means nothing. this page, where you’re sitting, your degree, your job, the money – nothing even matters except love and human connection – who you loved and how deeply you loved them, how you touched the people around you and how much you gave them.

Rupi Kaur

OOTD: The Skirt Shirt

Top: Forever21 | Jeans: Zara | Belt: Urban Outfitters | Socks: Berkshire | Shoes: Steve Madden | Bag: Urban Outfitters from Crossroads | Jacket: Zara

Yes – I went there. I took this eensie weensie bodycon skirt and made it a tube top. I’ve been feeling the hipster-spice girl vibe lately. I practically wear these Berkshire Anklet Socks with everything. Lipton Publicity provided me with a number of pairs as a road test sampling – I can’t get enough! They are so soft, airy and comfortable. They’re the perfect accessory for these Steve Madden loafers!

Get them here: http://eberkshire.com/


Time is mocking me.
It’s looking down on me, laughing
Grinning in his power to race through happiness
And slow churn the burns of sorrow.
I pray to you every night, Time
Please erase him from me.

-I didn’t know his burns would scar


like cigarettes

this coffee tastes like cigarettes.
it reminds me of our mornings
tangled in bed
ashes burning
smoke churning.
i’d look at you
through rays of grey
the first sunshine
of the day
peeking through
and over you.

this coffee tastes like cigarettes.
it reminds me of the times
that we bled.


You are right 

i knew what love was then
i had felt it
i had flown
and burned in it

and while every love
was different
they were all the same
compared to you
you see
they were all wrong
and you
are right


OOTD: Tenth Street…

Hat: Tenth Street Hats | Jacket: H&M [ 1/2 ] | Sweater: Zara | Jeans: Missguided | Booties: Aldo


Okay, it’s true – fisherman caps are my new obsession. I’ve always been known as “The Hat Girl”. Since I was a baby I’ve been wearing hats of all sorts, so when I saw this chic cap from Tenth Street Hats I had to have it. The same goes with this cozy teddy bear jacket I scored for 50% off at H&M (who needs a purse when your pockets are this big!?). All about dem steals!

i am not broken

I found home in myself.
And when I did that, nothing else mattered. My pains ached a little less. My walls deteriorated. My heart had seeded flowers.
I found home in myself.
And when I did that, everything else mattered. My pains were not sadness and anger, they were growth. My vulnerability was a blessing. My heart did not fear blooming.


Checkered Casual…

Top: Forever21 | Joggers: Forever21 | Loafers: Steve Madden [ 1 / 2 ] |

Sunnies: GiantVintage | Earrings: H&M | Bag: Urban Outfitters [thrifted] |

Jacket: Zara Man [I stole this from my boyfriend mwuahaha ]