Shirt: Sonoma, Skirt: Ann Taylor, Shoes: BC, Scarf: tourist trap boutique in my hometown,
Bag: Deux Lux, Shades: Target, Bracelet: Borrowed
I was really worried about the White-Out, after waiting in joyful anticipation for the next Bloggers Do It Better challenge. The minimalist white trend is huge for Spring '11 collections everywhere, but I remember when it was announced thinking "oh great, what I have I gotten myself into? White? Do I even own any? I guess I could wear my prom dress... but that would be weird...", but now, I just keep singing and feeling surprisingly ladylike, though after Sal's insightful post (make sure to read the comment section!) I'm not sure how anyone can define such a term.
It's a sense of timelessness and grace. I view it as an ideal, rather than a destination, and it seems to correlate with the idea of the Dress Dare, from Defining Beauty. This is an awfully link-laden post, but I do hope you'll take the time and click through. We all have our individual views, but unexpected growth can occur when our minds are opened to the views of others. I wouldn't have taken the time to define terms, or challenge myself, had it not been for these lovely ladies.
I have decided that in the end, honoring and respecting our shared humanity, especially when we don't "want" to is the ultimate badge of grace, and ultimately defines our relation to being "ladylike", or even "gentlemanly".
Respecting each other, and respecting ourselves.
Not sure what to think of all this?
Don't be silly, turn on Billie [Holiday]!