Power in Neutrality

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. 

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…..” 

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. 
Outfit Details
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
-Nora 

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My name is Nora. I am a 29 year old Nashville native. By day, I am a #corporaterebel in the Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Industry, In my spare time, I am a plus-size blogger, Youtuber, and social media influencer. On my platform, I discuss beauty, fashion, faith, lifestyle, and everything that I encounter and experience as a young black woman who is building her empire. In my free time, you can catch me playing Sims, binging Netflix and Hulu, enjoying a bottle of sweet wine, enjoying #foodie life, getting my beauty rest, or out styling and profiling.

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