My lipgloss was poppin’! Because my outfit was so neutral, I wore this plum luster gloss by Maybelline. All of my life I was taught and told what I couldn’t do because I have dark skin. “You can’t wear that color lipstick!” “Darkskinned women can’t wear these brighter shades, stick to dark, deep colors…..”
Hey everyone! Hope you all are surviving the work week! My closet is in an awkward phase. With that, my relationship with my clothes is in disarray. I didn’t feel the urge to wear anything. Nothing inspired me. Here’s my predicament. On one hand, I don’t want to keep wearing the same things repeatedly. I’ve mixed and matched pieces as much as I can and it’s becoming redundant. On the other hand, I don’t want to make it a habit if buying clothes for the hell of it. My wardrobe is huge. I’m just at an awkward place emotionally and my indecisiveness is spewing into my style. Today, as a subconscious expression of my inner style conflict, I wore this neutral outfit.
We all go through periods of disconnect with out wardrobes particularly when were having a difficult time figuring out our own selves.
Finally I reached a point in my life where I realized that God gave me breath and free will to live for myself. He made my body mine. I can wear whatever shade I want. Of course, I want it to be complimentary but only for my liking.
I received compliments today on this lipgloss. Purchasing it was definitely a step out of my comfort zone but I’m glad I did it!
Interestingly, I found power in my neutrality. I Made a statement without speaking. That’s what style is all about. Stop letting people tell you what you can’t do.
Boyfriend/ Oversized sweater/ Old Navy, Rouched Shirt- Coldwater Creek
Pants- given to me
Shoes- details in previous posts
Lipgloss- Plum Luster- color 120
Until next time