Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it. Don’t try to win people over who aren’t worth it. Focus on yourself, and focus on the people who are really awesome and who love you. Don’t hang out with people who make you feel like shit. Don’t spend your energy on them.
- vintage floral dress: swapped with Katelyn
- flatform sandals: Lucky Brand, from a dept. store in PA, from mom
- vintage polka dot scarf: from my parents’ neighbor in NJ
shadood: cheeeeeeeeese. I told my family that the most important part of this picture was my shoes. They told me some might think it was the view. Whatevs.
- striped tank: borrowed from Katelyn
- mermaid skirt: free from Katelyn/Rae
- Lucky Brand flatform sandals: gift from mom
- vintage denim vest: thrifted from Salvation Army
- vintage Ray Bans: from THE UNIVERSE
- pins: KEXP, Planned Parenthood (always repping)
Day 3 (technically 4?) in paradise: I am sitting inside on my laptop on account of too many bug bites. I just ate Key Lime pie for breakfast so no real complaints here. Also, just discovered that this villa has a fountain beside the pool overlooking a cliff full of nature and hibiscus and humming birds and stuff. Happy to be here.
I’m wearing some cuts outside my normal today - uneven tank, floor-length skirt, etc - but it’s kinda making me feel like a mermaid. This sheer seafoam skirt is another winter-acquired piece that doesn’t really work for January in NYC, but it sure feels right to wear here. Maybe it’ll double as a mosquito net?
“We live in a country where politicians call rape a “gift from God” and suggest that women regularly lie about being raped. Where a group of young men in high school think so little of sexual assault that they thought it was fine - hilarious, even - to post pictures online of a passed out rape victim, and to live-tweet the rape, joking about the victim being urinated on. We live in a country where media as revered as The New York Times finds it necessary to describe an 11-year-old gang rape victim as “wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s.” Where a woman can be fired because her boss finds her “irresistable” and a woman’s rape case falls flat because she isn’t married.
It’s time to acknowledge that the rape epidemic in the United States is not just about the crimes themselves, but our own cultural and political willful ignorance. Rape is as American as apple pie - until we own that, nothing will change.”