*snakeskin print bikini c/o simplybeach.com, turquoise necklace c/o vanessa mooney, vintage shorts, harley davidson boots
lots to say today!
simplybeach.com sent me this amazing/perfect bikini a couple weeks back, and between the weather and my schedule, today was the first day i was able to wear it. i love it so much, and it goes oh so well with my hair (i bit the bullet and used manic panic).
vanessa mooney sent me the turquoise necklace, as well as a few other beautiful pieces, a couple weeks back as well. i've worn this necklace literally every single day since receiving it. it was hard for me not to beg them to just send me the entire collection. i actually just watched madeline freak out over all of it for a good 20 minutes the other day.
i have a little interview up on nosyeux. if you're interested, you can read it here.
i really wanted to touch on what's been going on in my head lately, because it is directly related to this blog. i'm going through a big lifestyle change, which includes: health, spiritual, and mental growth. while taking a break from the internet this last week and really starting to focus on looking inward, i almost decided to delete this thing completely. this has happened many times before, as i've always had an incredible amount of qualms about fashion blogging. i think it's narcissistic and can be done for all the wrong reasons. it literally sickens me to see fashion bloggers with thousands upon thousands of followers who use their voice PURELY for the sake of furthering themselves and their fashion careers. i feel that when you have any sort of audience that slightly pays attention to things you say, you have a moral obligation to try to include meaningful, insightful, or knowledgable content. an example of this would of course be madeline of jean greige- she does the standard (amazing) outfit post, discusses fashion, but then also manages to create very important dialogues about feminism, politics, or cultural appropriation (just to name a few).
what all of this rambling means:
it's been a dream of mine for awhile now to use this blog to do something that will benefit others instead of just myself. i have a lot of ideas bouncing around my bluegreen-haired head, but the first one i'm going to focus on is creating a group of bloggers who love and care about animals as much as i do. this group will not change anything about their blogging pattern or style- they will simply include/begin dialogue, suggest donations for charities, or just help create awareness in general. something i'm very passionate about is helping to feed/spay/neuter/treat the animals of the homeless population (i will go into much more detail about this later). madeline and i discussed everything over lunch today, and it's something i'll be really figuring out over the next week or so. if you're interested in becoming part of this blogger coalition, please let me know in the comments so i can start a list of people i'll be contacting. i'm not expecting much of a response yet, as i've just typed a bunch of half-formed thoughts underneath a bunch of half-naked photos, but i just thought it'd put it out there.
"The collective egoic mind is the most dangerously insane and destructive entity to ever inhabit this planet...."