|Shirt-Ralph Lauren/ Blazer-American Eagle Outfitters/ Tie-Thrifted/ Skirt-Petite Sophisticates/ Shoes-Etienne Aigner|
As I read the comments when Bloggers Do It Better first introduced this assignment/challenge, I was a bit surprised by the hesitation of a few participants. Sure, most jumped at the opportunity to rummage a man's closet, be creative, and attempt to mix masculine attire with feminine touches. However, some questioned their ability to successfully achieve the look.
While I understand that women don't wear bow ties and neckties regularly, let's not be so worried about losing our femininity based on clothing. The beauty of being a woman is that we hold the ability to be powerful while still exuding a delicate appeal. We possess an inner strength that catapults us through seemingly impossible hardships. We create, nurture, and sustain life. We support the needs of all around us before tending to our own.
It is because I understand a woman's worth that I embraced wearing this look. I sealed the look with the best accessory, a confident smile and a sure sense of self.