While the impetus for this blog was fashion, there’s usually a lot more on my mind during the week. Don’t get me wrong- I love a good sale, but that’s not necessarily the stuff I find myself talking about in daily conversations. As my blog has evolved, I’ve realized that my favorite part is connecting with people over real-life issues. We all have good weeks, bad weeks, and downright shitastic weeks- so let’s talk about it. This is the first of my new “Friday Thoughts” series where I’m sharing what’s been on my mind throughout this week. And, trust me, it is definitely good, bad, and shitastic.
The Kavanaugh Appointment– Let’s just get the worst out of the way. If you watch my Instastories, you already know my thoughts on this. I could probably write a 10 page manifesto on how disgusted and enraged I am over this complete travesty in American politics. We’re at a point where I just don’t even know if the America I once knew exists anymore. Politics has become so divisive and dirty that it seems there’s nothing respectable left anymore. Worse, women are being told again and again and again that their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, experiences, and trauma don’t actually matter. Sure, sure we’ll all act like we have gender equality as we go about our day-to-day lives, but women are being completely disregarded and marginalized when it really matters. If I hear one more person- let alone our President- say that it’s a scary time for men, I will lose. my. mind. Look, I have a father, husband, brothers, male friends etc. It would be absolutely devastating to have any of them accused- falsely or otherwise- of sexual misconduct. You know what else is absolutely devastating? To hear the actual female friends and relatives I have talk about their sexual assaults. You can be pro-life all you want, but this appointment was not the way to stop abortion in America.
Mental Health Awareness Day– I wonder why so many women in America have mental health issues?!? Okay okay I’ll calm down. Obviously, mental health is not a gender-specific topic. In fact, I’m really encouraged by the number of men who are beginning to talk about their struggles with mental health. It affects so many of us, and it is in no way a character flaw or personal failure. I’ve been open about the fact that I’ve struggled with anxiety and depression, and it’s been a long road of ups and downs. I’m all about reaching out for help and taking the dang meds if you need them. Again, depression and anxiety are actual medical conditions that affect your brain chemistry. Taking medication does not make you weak or less than. In fact, it could save your life. The best thing we can do is keep working to destigmatize mental health and keep the conversation going.
The Carter V– Yes, I just took a very sharp left turn- BUT we needed something as ridiculous as Lil Wayne to lighten the mood around here. I graduated college during what we’ll call “The Lollipop Era” (I already regret typing that), and there’s just something about Lil Weezy that makes life seem so simple again. Therefore, my positive review of this album is probably clouded with a heavy dose of nostalgia. Listen to it though! It’s pretty good.
Lindsay Lohan’s Dance Moves– If you haven’t heard of Lindsay Lohan’s beach club in Mykonos, you’re seriously missing out. If you haven’t seen the videos of her dancing, you’re not living. I’m aware this topic is in stark contradiction to my “World Mental Health Day” point since homegirl really needs to address her mental health… but I also hope we get to see more videos like this.
Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific– Bow at the altar of Blair Eadie with this phenomenal collaboration she’s done with Nordstrom’s Halogen brand. There is not a single item in this collection that makes sense in my closet, and I still want every single piece. She is seriously fashion KWEEN.
I hope everyone has a phenomenal weekend! We deserve it.