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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New Year New Trends

Whether your goal is getting fit or learning to code, 2015 is all about dreaming big. As for your new wardrobe? Here’s a preview of the freshest looks to inspire you!

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Jump Start

The chicest way to step up your fitness routine? Wear sneakers with everything—yep, even a long gown—and you’ll think twice before taking that cab.

Altuzarra dress; Vionnet briefs, $960; Nike hat, $32, macys.com, sneakers, $125, nike.com; sneakers, $125; Apple earpods, $29,apple.com; Chanel watch, $6,200

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Life Is Sweet

Sweeten the deal with this season’s crop tops and matching tea-length skirts. Eat your heart out, Betty Crocker!

Erdem top, $1,730, skirt, $4,395; In-House Atelier head scarf, $65; Brock Collection apron, $175; Delfina Delettrez earrings, $920 each; Miu Miu shoes

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Girl Who Codes

 In leather pants and boots, computer geek can be chic.

Givenchy coat, top, $2,990, pants, $3,310, belt, $620, boots, $3,625; Hermès bag

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Skirt Alert

Kick off the New Year by giving your wardrobe a stylish update—this season, a crisp button-down and an embellished swing skirt. And no one cuts it all better than Michael Kors.

Michael Kors shirt, $595, skirt, belt, $295, shoes, $950; Fred Leighton earrings

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Green Goddess

Looking to clean up your act? Start by cultivating your green thumb. Supernatural floral looks deliver a dose of greens without the garden work.

Marni top, $1,070, skirt, earrings, $870, belt, $790

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Hit the Note

It’s never too late to pick up an instrument. An ethereal tulle gown like this will make any performance simply magical.

Delpozo gown; Fred Leighton earrings; No. 21 shoes, $536

A New year A New Look

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Find Your Happy Place

Find Your Happy Place

Find your Happy Place tee
$27 – pullandbear.com

Chunky knit cardigan
$150 collectivehabit.com

River Island camisole top
$10 – riverisland.com

H&M slim leg jeans
$34 – hm.com

Je T’aime bags case
$3.99 forever21.com

Whats your Happy Place?

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Inspiring Nail Art

Here are the coolest designs from the Instagram’s of top nail artists, polish brands, and tastemakers. From Hannah Bronfman’s elaborate Kenzo-inspired paint job to celeb nail artist Madeline Poole’s simple silver half moons, you’ll want to copy these ASAP!

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Butter London @butterlondon

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Hannah Bronfman @hannahbronfman

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Nails by MH @nailsbymh

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Kimmie Kyees @kimmiekyees

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Jin Soon @jinsoonchoi

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Vogue @voguemagazine

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Deborah Lippmann Adeborahlippmann

Have an Inspiring Weekend!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Outrageous Clutches

Outrageous ClutchesYour purse repertoire most likely includes all the usual suspects: a cross-body carryall, a top-handle tote, perhaps even an on-trend bucket bag. But lately crazy clutches are popping up on the runways of Burberry, Chanel, and more. Whether you’d dare to wear one of these over-the-top carriers–or would simply prefer to appreciate from afar–these bags are packed with out-of-the-ordinary personality. From a jewel-encrusted clutch to a charming purse shaped like a perfume bottle, you’ll love these outrageous clutches!

outrageousclutch-katespadeKate Spade Road Trip License Plate Clutch ($378)

OutageousClutch-ChanelChanel S/S 13 Lego Clutch ($9900)

outrageousclutch-koturKotur Aqua Globe Minaudiere ($395)

Blessing-Co-knuckle-duster-goldBlessing-Co Jeweled skull Knuckle Duster clutch ($38)

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Have a Fashionably Outrageous Weekend!

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

traditionis

myfavesjournal

Shiroknowes

bravechica

The Eye-Dancers

Crave N Savor

fashionskyfall

Patinspire

Greenhorn Photos

Sweenee Style

PearlsDiamondsandEverythingElse

essentjewels

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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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

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Big Thanks to DiaryofaHouseElf  , Reshu Malhotra , TheGlamzilla and Jayden Miller for nominating me for the Inspiring Blogger Award! Be sure to check out there inspiring blogs too!

The Rules:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. State 5 things about yourself.
  3. Nominate 10 other bloggers and let them know you nominated them.

Five Things About Me:

1.  I just released my fashion line and I am doing a giveaway! One lucky follower will get this Tee. If you want to be the first to rock it Like it on Facebook/BlessingClothing and let me know 🙂

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2. I appreciate all of my supporters. I couldn’t do it without you! XOXO

3. I love to walk the runway. This is me modeling for Fables.

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4. I have formal training in tap, jazz, ballet and modern Dance.

5.  I have told you I like to create art. What kind? Sketches, Graphics, Logos, Fashion, Paintings, sculptures and More! Here is a watercolor painting of mine:

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And the nominees are:

1.   thirtysomethingchic  Cool Fashion from a Cool Chic!

2.   missgiven   Check out her style blog.

3.   jav3d  He is an Awesome Artist!

4.   JasmineKyleSings   A singer/songwriter who is so sweet and inspiring.

5.  FreeUrCloset   Free your closet. Two girls, fashion sense and a blog.

6.  stylentonic Great fashion from a cool guy!

7.  Style Likes  Check out the styles they like…I am sure you will like them too.

8. Kenny Does great street style photography!

9.  Melissa & Megan @goldonblack Two lovely ladies and great style.

10. The Other Side of Ugly Inspiring and beautiful poetry.

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

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Club Fashion Whore @ Shooterz; Designs by Cornfed by Barrie

XOXO

Club Fashion Whore @ Shooterz; Designs by Cornfed by Barrie

-D-Anna