Tuesday, September 23, 2014

"If not me, who, if not now, when"


I've read the transcript for this speech about 3 times, and watched it once. If I didn't love Emma Watson before this, I sure as hell do now. 

I think it's often forgotten that feminism is not wanting women to be better than men, but it's to want equality. Emma makes so many amazing and insightful points, but this one of the points that stuck with me the most.


I am from Britain and think it is right that as a woman I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decision-making of my country. I think it is right that socially I am afforded the same respect as men. But sadly I can say that there is no one country in the world where all women can expect to receive these rights.

No country in the world can yet say they have achieved gender equality.
These rights I consider to be human rights but I am one of the lucky ones. My life is a sheer privilege because my parents didn’t love me less because I was born a daughter. My school did not limit me because I was a girl. My mentors didn’t assume I would go less far because I might give birth to a child one day. These influencers were the gender equality ambassadors that made who I am today. They may not know it, but they are the inadvertent feminists who are. And we need more of those.  And if you still hate the word—it is not the word that is important but the idea and the ambition behind it. Because not all women have been afforded the same rights that I have. In fact, statistically, very few have been.



I could quote this speech for days, and while I'm sure it's made the rounds all over your social media accounts you definitely should check it out.


New Obsession: Stone Colored Jeans

I am one of those hardcore "no white jeans after labor day" types. However, as the years go on, that real seems to lose it's relevance more and more. While I don't think I'll be donning white dresses in the middle of October, I've become a little more lenient. That's why I was so happy to find these great "stone" colored jeans this past weekend at the Gap Outlet.



They're great for those of y'all like me who aren't quite ready to venture into wearing true white after labor day just yet. Plus they're awesome for transitioning from summer to fall, and even will be great for winter to spring. Plus I've found some similar styles from both Jcrew and Madewell.





What do y'all think?


Monday, September 22, 2014

Back Again!

Ah! It's really been close to three weeks since I last posted! I hate how time gets away from me since moving! Between trying to get all settled in my apartment, busy weekend plans, trying to get back in shape (lolz), a nasty base of strep last week, and just life in general I've barely had time, much less inspiration to post. And in case your don't follow me on Instagram or Twitter, here's what's been going on in the meantime:

First dinner at my new place! Still no seating in there now, but hey I do have a rug now!

Fun night back at home celebrating one of my high school friends getting hitched!
Last Friday in Lex, because sometimes I still like to pretend I'm in college.

This guy took me to see Brett Eldredge Thursday night, It was a perfect way to make up for being sick earlier in the week, and if you were wondering Brett is even sexier in person. #Swoon


Pals from Lexington came into Louisville for a day of shopping, and we wrapped up the day at BBC. Which is now one of my new favorites!

Also leave it up to us, regardless of the city, we're going to end up at Tin Roof jamming to Tom Petty. I wouldn't have it any other way!

 



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Happy Bey-Day || Music Moment





If you didn't know I'm pretty much obsessed with Beyonce. Therefore today's Music Moment is dedicated to the birthday girl, Queen Bey. Here's a great playlist thanks to Spotify with all her best songs. Oh and some amazing pictures of her, because well she's awesome.







Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Coming to you from the 502

Well this is my first post as a Louisville resident- my drivers license proves it and everything! Stay tuned for more updates from my apartment, because as of right now it's a lot of boxes in my living room.

I moved a lot of my stuff on Friday and the plan was to move all the rest on Sunday. Which left me with one last tailgate as a semi-Lexington resident. It was great to see all my pals and play college one last time... Okay who am I kidding. I'll be playing college anytime I head back to Lex.





You may recognize the dress from this post, but it's from one of my favorite online stores, Ruche. It's also LESS THAN $20 RIGHT NOW! Hope y'all had a great long weekend!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Music Moment || Tailgate Playlist!



It's that time of year again! Tailgate season!! Or you know, football season if you have a decent team.

My alarm is set for 7:30 am tomorrow and my cowboy boots are itchin' to come out of hiding. Of course the tailgate outfit and libations are important, but a close third is your playlist. In my personal opinion, your playlist needs to be the perfect combination of country, rap, classic rock, and all sorts of pop songs. Basically enough to get you from getting ready to when you hit that wall after the game. So for today's Music Moment I bring you a Game Day Playlist




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Living Room Inspiration

Ah do I really move FRIDAY?! I feel like I have so much to do!  Thanks to Target, Ikea, and Overstock.com I was able to keep all this in a reasonable budget! My new living room is a really pretty green, but I love all sorts of color so this rug was the best way to bring everything together. I'm also pretty lucky and I have two chairs and a sofa that my parents are letting me have, however none of them match so #thankgodforslipcovers.

 
Rug // Coffee Table // Slip Cover // Ottoman // Lamp // Mirror // Coral Throw Pillow //
Green Throw Pillow // Cream Throw Pillow