WhatIWore: Fun fact: In high school, I was the only girl in my senior class on the short list to win “Most Likely to be a Politician” which I took as a wonderful compliment (see also: most likely to be on the cover of a magazine and most talkative). I didn’t “win” any of them, but I’m 99.9% sure I’m the only one who’s made a career out of being a blogger. I still talk my husband’s ear off every night. As for politics, fifteen years later and it still excites me!
I am so grateful that women before me risked so much so that I might have an equal vote on election day. One hundred years ago WOMEN COULD NOT VOTE. And now we have a woman on the cusp of the highest office in government. I don’t take that for granted. I do my homework, I read the transcripts, I weigh my options, but most importantly, I vote!
I won’t tell you who to cast your ballot for (although I’m pretty sure you can guess who I’m supporting!), but I do encourage everyone to exercise their right to vote for the candidate that best reflects his or her views. Even if, like so many Americans, you’re over it. Please research your local elections and propositions as well - as these often have a much more direct impact on your daily life.
And for all of the social media pressure to wave your flag red or blue, remember that at the end of the day, your vote is yours and you don’t need to share who you’ve voted for or why with anyone else. You can change your mind back and forth all the way up until November 8th. You can split your ticket or vote in total opposition with your husband or parents or friends. Your vote is yours. Rock it.
When: November 1, 2016
Shades: Karen Walker ‘Super Duper Strength’
Lipstick: Bite Beauty in JAM
Tee Shirt: ModCloth
Jacket: Old Navy (older style, more options here)
Boyfriend Jeans: Old Navy via gift card, sized up
Bandana: craft store
Booties: LL Bean (style here, similar color here)
Where: Coffee Shop, atop my figurative soap box
On a sartorial note, nothing I’m wearing today is maternity! I didn’t expect these jeans to fit this far into my pregnancy, but shimmied down (and later unbuttoned) and they work fine. I do see the irony in wearing boyfriend jeans with a feminist tee shirt, but I like it!