The Perfect Lace Dress

I first saw this dress from Extra Petite, and then I saw it on Kendie Everyday!  Both women are slightly different shapes, but this dress looks great on them!

 

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I wore a variation of this dress for my law school graduation, but I love the unique sleeves on the other one! On the Nordstrom page, it also comes in navy blue, but I think the white/cream is especially beautiful.  I can imagine it for an engagement party, wedding (your own of course), an Easter party, graduation, or any spring event.  I might wait until it comes down in price to order it, but it might be gone before it ever goes on sale!  Happy shopping!

 

 

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Because this needs to be talked about

I am halfway through taking the California Bar Exam, but I feel like this needs to be posted.   More than 40 women have come forward with their tale about how Bill Cosby drugged them and sexually assaulted/raped them.  This is important not only because there have been so many women, but as time has gone by, people are more accepting that these women have been victimized and it wasn’t their fault.  They are to be believed.  That even people who we think can do no wrong CAN do wrong.  Read, understand, and share.  Ok back to studying…

Bill Cosby Accusers Speak Out

How to Prevent Rape

I’ve talked a lot on this blog about the statistics involving women and violence.  What I haven’t really talked about is how to prevent it.

I read this really great article that shows that teaching men not to rape is fundamental to preventing rape.  It targets young males just going to college and teaches them about what it means to be raped, and what to do if you think something bad is happening.  You can read the details of the article here.

It’s time for people to stop putting the focus on what women should do to prevent violence against themselves and start focusing on the people who can really do something; the men who commit sexual crimes against women.  I would encourage you to reach out to your alma maters, current schools, etc to implement a class for guys to learn about violence against women.

The Cleanse-update

Just wanted to write an update on my progression.

It’s the end of day 3 and it’s been really hard to maintain just sticking to fruits and vegetables.  I’m pretty much sick of all fruits and vegetables and I’m not really too excited about the soup.  Maybe if I could have a piece of bread and butter with it…butter…yum.

It’s also been hard because there is unhealthy food everywhere I look.  It’s elections for the student body association and everyone is giving out samosas, candy, popcorn, cookies and cupcakes.  I went to a meeting today and they had free pizza.  Then there I was eating my watermelon and apples.   However, it did smell like garlic on the bus ride which inspired me to add some garlic to my food.  Garlic is really good for you too.

The interesting thing is I’m not really craving anything and I don’t miss a lot of my unhealthy food choices, but I do miss having more options.  I’m not really one to eat the same thing all the time (besides popcorn).  I genuinely feel better and more energized and I barely have caffeine, besides my green tea.  I am looking forward to when I can drink milk and bananas because it’ll be something different and I’m really looking forward to meat!!  Finally some real flavor.

As for the weight, I don’t feel all that different, but I think I am shocking my body and it doesn’t really know what to do.  I’m going to be patient and see what happens.  So far I’ve only lost a pound and don’t really see another 9 coming off, but I’m keeping my hopes up.  I wish the plan would have been more specific in which fruits and vegetables to eat and had some juice recipes.

Anyone else doing a cleanse?  How is it going for you?

 

The Sexy Lie

It’s a perfume ad, no really.

 

Do these pictures make you feel good about yourself? They shouldn’t.  If you’re a woman you should be upset because they are objectifying your body into an object rather than an individual human being.  If you’re a man, you should be ashamed that people do this to women’s bodies.

Below, Caroline Heldman speaks at a Ted Talk to discuss the sexual objectification of women and why this is not empowering.  My favorite part of the video is when she asks that if sex sells, why aren’t the more ads, pictures, videos, etc of men treated as objects, as body parts, and sexualized?  The effect of this is we, I’m speaking of women, have lower self esteem, engage in more habitual body monitoring, lower political efficacy, female competition (so that’s where it comes from), lower GPA, and sexual dysfunction.  She goes on to explain these in more detail in the video.

This video is also awesome because she gives some great examples of how to enact change and what happens when we stop focusing entirely on our appearance and hone our intelligence, skills, and activities.

Boho summer chic

The boho summer chic look always seems to come up again.  I love this style because it’s so effortless and comfortable while being fashionable.  This is what people should wear to summer music festivals rather than putting on as much fringe as possible as seen in the Coachella post.

How do you like this style?

 

Boho summer chic