after lots of traveling and jam-packed weekends, i finally visited the beach exhibit at the national building museum. it’s like the ball pit at chuck-e-cheese’s times 100! needless to say, i had a blast. i hope your weekend was full of adventure.
shirt, nomad yard collectiv | shorts, target | shoes, nine west | handbag, vintage (last seen here) | necklace, market vendor | lipstick, kat von d (l.u.v) | watch, kate spade | link bracelet, david yurman
it’s soooooo hot on the east coast! i won’t complain — i’m a florida girl, so warm temperatures are my jam. i fell in love with this bright top at nomad yard this weekend. if you haven’t stopped by the recently voted best vintage store of 2015, do yourself a favor and make your way to 411 new york avenue ne stat. aside from the beautiful one-of-a kind pieces, the store is curated like a museum with clothing, accessories, art and interior decor to boot.
when i first created politics & fashion, i decided to focus on serious issues: world affairs, social justice and race all from a progressive lens. of course, there was a fashion and interior design post here and there, but i was hyper-focused on balancing both ideas. i’d spent a very intense few years as a community organizer and was conditioned to believe that beauty and fashion were trivial and too superficial for a platform. although i see fashion as art, this conditioning, as well as personal insecurities i’m sure, prevented me from featuring my personal style on my very personal blog. a contradiction fueled by some sort of fashion ptsd.
thankfully, i fully embraced a renewed sense of self last year and decided to create my first weekend wear series. fashion is serious and even in the face of criticism from former comrades, i’m unapologetic about my love. the revolution might not be televised, but it can be well-dressed.
thanks for rocking with politics & fashion in 2014 — i’m sending positive vibes for 2015!