Feminism is the Future

Hello Friends

I would like to share with you a letter from a woman with some great reasons why everyone should be a feminist along with some important facts about women’s rights and how we are still fighting for them!

I hope you all enjoy this article and support my view that feminism is the future!

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To my Facebook friend who proudly declared that she was not a feminist,

When I saw your Facebook post celebrating the fact that you are “proudly not a feminist” I was irritated. I was mad that you’re so willing to dismiss feminism. I couldn’t understand why you would so eagerly broadcast your rejection of a movement that has given you so much. Do you think your anti-feminist post makes you more appealing to the men on your Facebook feed? Do you think that not being a feminist means you don’t mind cooking and you’d happily make a guy a sandwich? Whether or not you eagerly don the title “feminist”, you reap the benefits of feminism on a daily basis. You may not be fighting in the fight for equality, but you are lucky that others are.

Remember that political opinion you shared on Facebook last week? You know, the one where you told everyone who you would be voting for? You should be thanking feminism for your voice. Women did not have the right to vote until 1920 when the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution allowed it. The right to vote didn’t come overnight, and it wasn’t some simple oversight. Women actively fought for their right for nearly 70 years. When the issue of women’s suffrage first reached the U.S. Congress, committees were formed and the issue was debated on (by men, of course) and the amendment was eventually rejected. Keep in mind, dear Facebook friend, this was in the time after slavery had been abolished. This was a time after all men had been granted protection of their constitutional right to vote. Even after the U.S. Congress passed the amendment, it still took approximately 60 years for 12 states to ratify the amendment. Let me put that in perspective for you—Mississippi, the last state to ratify the amendment, did not do so until 1984, just 10 years before you were born.

Remember when you first began exploring your sexuality? Remember how you didn’t wait until your wedding night and when you started having sex, you certainly didn’t want a baby? In 1916, Margaret Sanger spent 30 days in jail after opening the first birth control clinic in the U.S. This was only the beginning of a string of arrests and prosecutions as she fought to keep the clinic open. Maybe 1916 seems too long ago to seem relevant to you, so how about the fact that as recently as 1965 unmarried women in 26 states were still denied access to birth control, while it was considered a part of a married couple’s right to privacy. Yes, that’s right, once a man was involved in the decision it was okay, but women could not make the decision for themselves.

I could go on and on citing notable women in history, and preaching about their fight for our rights, for your rights, but I shouldn’t have to. In fact, these examples only barely scratch the surface of the work of feminists and their positive contributions to society.

Feminism doesn’t mean you hate men. Feminism doesn’t mean you think women are better than men. Feminism doesn’t mean that you can’t like the color pink. Feminism doesn’t mean that you won’t want to be someone’s wife someday. Feminism is about giving you freedom and opportunity, not restricting you. Feminism is about giving you the opportunity to have freedom through education. Feminism is about giving you career options and dreams you can aspire towards, rather than leaving you with a predetermined list of “approved for women” careers. Feminism is about allowing you to embrace your sexuality and make decisions about your body. Feminism is about acknowledging that you are a person, a person with rights. Feminism is about equality. Feminism is about more than just you.

Sure, you can decide whether or not you want to identify yourself as a feminist. Posts like the one you made and articles like the one you shared are damaging to more than just you. It’s one thing to sit back and benefit from the work of others, but it’s another to actively try to undermine the efforts of the rest of us. You’re holding us back, and we really don’t need that.

Sincerely,

Your Proudly Feminist Facebook Friend

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Thank you all for your Love and Support!

I hope you enjoyed this letter and agree with my opinion that everyone should be a feminist!

The Future Is Female!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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I love Influenster!

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Know why? Because I get rewarded for doing things I enjoy….Like trying new products, giving my opinion about them, sharing my fab finds with my friends, answering questions, providing advice and of-course connecting with stylish, beauty savvy, fashionistas like yourself!

So yes, I would consider myself a Blogstar!

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With Influenster I get rewarded for how influential I am with the newest beauty products, makeup, styling tools, discounts, samples, skin care and various other perks.

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These perks are based on my badges (what I’m interested in) but there is something for everybody at Influenster!

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There are so many badges you are sure to find one that interests you. Earn points by flexing your social skills and receive the freebies!

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Are you A Blogstar?

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When you join let them know D-Anna from Style Salvation referred you.

XOXO

D-Anna  

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Products

Hair Food‎  hair mask, ScandalEyes Rockin Curves mascara, Jergens ultra healing lotion, Resource Spring Water, Moisture Renew Lipstick, Swiss Miss simply cocoa, Rimmel Renew Lip Liner

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I received three Rimmel products and first on the list is the Moisture Renew lipstick.  I love this brand and this lipstick is no exception. It glides on effortlessly and has a rich pigment that isn’t at all drying. The hue is full of vitamins to quench and hydrate dry lips so it’s perfect for everyday wear and comes in rainbow of  vibrant shades.

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Hot cocoa keeps me happy and toasty on chilly night! Why not treat yourself to a hot cup of Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa and take a moment to relax and indulge with one of your favorite past-times?!

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I love the new Jergens ultra heeling lotion with hydralucence. I use it after I get out of the shower to seal in the moisture and it keeps my extra dry skin hydrated all day. After a week of use my skin looks healthier and rejuvenated.

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I adore the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Rockin Curves Mascara! This product makes my light barely there lashes look ultra long and plump, plus the wand gives my lashes a flirty flip that makes my eyes look bigger and brighter! Thanks to Influenster for gifting me this product to test and review…It is now a mainstay in my beauty routine!

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As you can see Rimmel is definitely Rockin It! This transparent lip liner works with any shade of lipstick you choose and protects lip color from smudging and bleeding. Rock it with your favorite hue!

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Yup, Clairol has done it again! This hair mask feeds thirsty hair and completely nourishes lifeless locks. I recommend using a hair mask like this delicious choice once a week to restore your mane to it’s full potential.

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D-Anna 

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One Piece It!

Tired of rummaging through your closet, trying to figure out what to wear? Here is the perfect outfit solution that will have you out the door in no time. Stock your closet with some of these one hit wonders! Rompers and jumpsuits are quick and chic one-piece ensembles you definitely need.

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Blessing-Co Blue Baby Jumpsuit ($40)

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Talula for Aritzia Ashwood Romper ($70)

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Elizabeth and James Lisa Romper ($295) in Garnet

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Maison Stotch Silky Jumpsuit ($165)

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BB Dakota Pardee Romper ($80) in Blue Angel

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Blessing-Co Midnight Run Jumpsuit ($35)

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Line & Dot Open Back Romper ($128)

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The Reformation Birchwood Jumper ($218) in Terrier

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Stone Cold Fox Ziggy Romper ($275) in Grey and Ivory

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Blessing-Co Rock Out Jumpsuit ($30)

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MOTEL Hoppy Cap Sleeve Playsuit ($75) in Peach Floral

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Blessing-Co Green Envy Jumpsuit ($40)

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Parker NY Sutton Jumper ($286) in Flamenco

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A.L.C. Landon Jumpsuit ($645) in Black

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ASOS Playsuit ($48) in Contrast Paisley Print

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Blessing-Co Lace & Linen Romper ($35)

Your a Hit!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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3 Skirt Trends and How to Wear Them

The midi, mini and the maxi! Skirt lengths vary by personal style and this spring anything goes. Each hem length holds its own, when it comes to seasonal trends. If you want new ways to style your favorite type of skirt you’ll want to check out this inspiration from the spring 2014 collections and the tips on how to wear each one.

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For the workday: Try a midi! Just because the skirt is longer doesn’t mean it has to be stuffy or ultra-conservative. The length allows you to play with color and pattern like this Burberry lace number.

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On the weekend: Grab a mini. The temps are finally on the rise, so it’s time to let loose and have fun. Pair your skirt with a boxy top and contrasting flats, like Peter Som, and you’re ready to go from sunup to sundown.

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In the evening: Work a maxi. A full or pleated skirt, like this Proenza Schouler one, keeps you from looking matronly. The skirt’s full coverage allows you a little more leeway on top—think a cropped or cutout version.

How will you wear these skirt trends? Be sure to tag #StyleSalvation and @DannaDesigns on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to show me your style.

What hemline do you Favor?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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The Versatile Blogger Award!

Thanks so much to the Fabulous Bloggers cookingwithsapana , labellestudio and peacelovegreatcountrymusic for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award!

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The rules:
1.Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Thank the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award.
5. Notify these bloggers of the nominations.

First of all, 7 things about me :

1. I enjoy Blogging!
2. I covet all types of Art.
3. I see fashion as form of expressing myself!
4. I love to inspire people!
5. I like to make new friends.
6. I enjoy traveling to exotic places.
7. I design clothing! Check out my store at: http://www.blessing-co.myshopify.com/

And now 15 blogs I have nominated for this award :

cindy knoke

Clouds N Cups

My Fashion S/ash Life

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myfavesjournal

Shiroknowes

bravechica

The Eye-Dancers

Crave N Savor

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Patinspire

Greenhorn Photos

Sweenee Style

PearlsDiamondsandEverythingElse

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I would also like to thank all my friends, fans, and fellow bloggers who support Style Salvation and Blessing-Co. More Style Inspiration coming your way!

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This Bare-Faced black and white of Me was photographed by AlexandCamera.

Follow me on Pinterest and  Instagram for more Inspiration!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Shine On Award

Big Thanks to The Eye-Dancers  and Shiroknowes for nominating me for the Shine On Award! These two are so sweet and show my blog constant support! Be sure to check out their lovely blogs as well!

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Rules:  Nominate 15 other blogs, who in turn can post this award on their own sites and nominate others for the award.  Also list a few other blogs that tickle your fancy.  So, without further a due, my 15 nominations for The Shine On Award are . . .

 DiaryofaHouseElf

Reshu Malhotra

TheGlamzilla

Jayden Miller

Modesty + Glamour

Cowboys and Crossbones

Ron Scubadiver

Enchanted Seashells

parth fotopedia

FreeUrCloset

 cookingwithsapana

 thirtysomethingchic

 kaefer’s

 labellestudio

 DeDivahDeals

And here are a few other blogs that tickle my fancy:

Yuriy Ku (Drop)

Pride in Photos Photography

Fashion Mayann

I would also like to thank all my friends, fans, and fellow bloggers who support Style Salvation and Blessing-Co. More Style Inspiration coming your way!

Follow me on PinterestFacebook  and  Instagram for more Inspiration!

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Shine Bright!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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My Style: Graphics & Skinny jeans

 

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WHAT I AM WEARING:

Shirt: IT Closet.

Jacket: Jacket by Guess  

Beanie: by Covington

Skinny Jeans: These skinny jeans are by Blue Asphalt 

Fingerless Gloves: from Forever 21

Boots:  Rockport

Have a stylish day!

XOXO

– D-Anna

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