The Future is Female: Celebrating International Women’s Day

This Friday, March 8, is International Women’s Day! February 28, 1909 was the earliest documented observance of a women’s day. The following year it was proposed that an annual women’s day be established. Then on March 8, 1911 the first International Women’s Day was born. What started as a way to promote Women’s suffrage has now turned into a full blown movement for Women’s rights and justice. This day is also a way to celebrate the numerous achievements by women all over the world. This year’s theme is ‘Better the Balance, Better the World’. It highlights the need for a more gender-balanced world. Women bring a lot to the table and are a vital part to shaping prosperous economies and communities. Therefore, it only makes sense that we need to see more women dispersed throughout the societal hierarchy, starting at the top. We need more women at top level executive positions like in the board room and government. We also want to be compensated equally for our skills compared to our male counterparts.

I am the manifestation of the women before me who fought hard and persisted for the opportunities I get to call a privilege. Acknowledging this day pays tribute to all their  sacrifices.

I am extremely blessed to be surrounded by so many people who have supported me all my life. I wouldn’t have started this blog if it weren’t for the encouragement of others. I knew I wanted to start one but I would make every excuse as to why I hadn’t started it yet. But, with enough push I took the plunge and here we are! In the short time I’ve been blogging I’ve come across numerous boss babes who have turned their blog into a business and can only admire them for their hustle. Believe me, it’s NOT easy!

As a fellow female I want to help close the gender gap and see more female presence in a currently male-dominated environment. This platform is one of the ways I can do that. Style is a form of expression and many times we use what we wear to convey what we want others to see. One way is to wear a slogan. A slogan is a memorable phrase used to express an idea. It works well with advertising or when you want to persuade people to your cause. I only found it fitting to rock the slogan ‘The Future is Female’ on International Women’s Day.

The RX

Girls just wanna have fun! We’re here to celebrate women while campaigning for change so I found a sweater that combines the 2 perfectly. The original t-shirt by Laybris Books was white with navy blue block lettering. This sweater has a more feminine twist to it in that it’s pink with a red embroidered slogan. Unfortunately, it sold out fast so I’ve linked similar ones below. Keeping the look casual fun I paired it with my high-wasted Levi’s Wedgie jeans. These have the right amount of distress and are slim throughout the thigh and taper at the knee. My calves are a bit on the muscular side so I like having it looser throughout that area. To not be too casual (since it’s a special occasion) I put on my red soles, if ya know what I mean! But any type of shoe that makes you feel sexy will do! A trend that I’m excited came back is the fanny pack or ‘belt bag’! Having your hands free is so helpful but being stylish and hands free is even better (#momgoals). This one in particular is a white metallic color and gives a hint of sparkle to the outfit. Lastly, you can’t go wrong with more pink! How fun are these pink hologram sunglasses? I think we’re definitely having fun now!

Sweater: Anthropologie (similar here and here)/ Original t-shirt: Otherwild/ Jeans: Levi’s/ Fanny Pack: Free People/ Shoes: Christian Louboutin/ Sunnies: Free People (similar here)

You can help amplify this movement through social media by tagging your posts with #IWD2019 and #BalanceforBetter. Can’t wait to see what you put together. Happy International Women’s Day!

xo, Jenn

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