I take the “easy like Sunday morning” approach very seriously, as to me a Sunday is for doing the things that you love – that’s why I’m currently taking the time to write this post!
I tend to get lazy with my appearance on a Sunday, tying my hair up and not caring too much about what I wear – I’ve got a rather hilarious mix-matched ensemble on today! But who cares, I’ll continue to look like a normal person tomorrow when I’m back in my weekly routine, but today I’m going to eat peanut butter straight from the jar, lounge around in my hoodie and watch rubbish TV!
Hope you’ve all had a good weekend loves!
A month ago I was weeping at the thought of those long hot summer days disappearing for another year, yearning to reverse the last few months so that I could experience the summer all over again. But this week, things changed. I stepped out to endless scattered orange leaves on the ground and a cold winter chill in the air and I got so excited! Excited for wrapping up warm with big woolly scarves, for Sunday walks with the family in the crisp air and for the countdown to Halloween/Bonfire Night!
So Autumn thank you for coming 🙂 let’s go have some fun together!
Emma Watson is someone I’ve been inspired by for a long time, and on this blog I’ve mostly only ever spoken about my love of her style or her movies. But today I am going to talk about something much more important, the genuine difference Emma is making to how we look at feminism.
In July of this year, Emma was appointed as the UN’s Women Goodwill Ambassador and gave her first address at the UN headquarters last week. Emma launched the UN’s HeForShe campaign at the event, with the actress delivering a thought provoking speech to a roar of applause and a standing ovation. Emma’s speech was full of honesty and personal anecdotes, with the 24-year old speaking of the need for both sexes to come together, to eradicate gender inequality.
I loved how honest Emma was in her speech, with her thoughts echoing many of my own (and I’m sure yours as well) :
“When I was eight, I was confused about being called ‘bossy’ because I wanted to direct the plays that we would put on for our parents. But the boys were not. When at 14, I started to be sexualized by certain elements of the media. When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams because they didn’t want to appear ‘muscle-y.’ When at 18, my males friends were unable to express their feelings; I decided that I was a feminist.”
To watch a speech that Hermione herself would be proud of, click the link below:
We salute you Emma!
“Fashion reaches all different ethnicities, and the market is so wide now that customers truly aren’t going to be just one skin tone. I’m really happy that I’m working for a company that embraces diversity, especially because Burberry’s a British brand and they realise that being British doesn’t just mean being white.”
“And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade in that beauty.”
“I try to dress to convey what I feel. There used to be a lot of bar and bat mitzvahs, and now it is more dance parties and sweet sixteens, and everyone is wearing, like, a very short, tight bandage dress. With really curled hair and the black eye shadow. It might be them, but it’s just not me.” – Teen Vogue
Elle Fanning may be young but she sure has the wisdom of the ages! 😛
I normally do my Inspiration series on those individuals that I feel inspired by in relation to fashion but today I am going to share a slightly different source of inspiration with you guys! I recently watched Sara Bareilles’s video for Brave and thought it had a really amazing and upbeat message…
I love the notion of not being constrained by what other people think of you or how society wants you to act! Whats so wrong with have a little boogie in the street anyway?
Feel brave and have a great day guys! 🙂