Monday, November 12, 2012

Opinion: Smart or Fashionable?

{J.Crew Fall 2012 Campaign, which was my work-wear inspiration}
I consider myself to be a well rounded women- well educated, motivated, lover of sports, loyal to friends and family, political and pop-art junkie, volunteer...but I am also a crafty shopper. A lot of people (both men and women alike) have this impression of women who like to shop and dress well: That, that is all they like to do. I find this view insulting! I love to dress well and own what {I hope}many would consider nice things. And although, I love my designer brands, I am not going to go into debt because of it. I think a part of what makes me a strong, confident and content women (a part not all) is looking good which in turn makes me feel good too. The other day, my co-worker, a very sensible young guy who is a Programmer by profession said to me "I can't believe how smart and sensible you are. I thought you were one of those girls that was just into fashion when I first saw you." Okay seriously? Perhaps I should be flattered but I was fairly annoyed. Why does fashion to a lot people have to be the alternative? Why do you either have to love fashion or love humanitarian work? And why does how dowdy your outfit look have to be directly correlated to how smart you are?

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  1. That exact erroneous perception (and my lack of confidence of course) is what made me admit my love for fashion so late! But I think that perception is changing, as woman take on so many important roles that go beyond on just dressing well ;)

    1. I totally agree that the perception is changing!

  2. I feel the same way sometimes, especially since I work with all men. I find that that they only take me seriously when I'm in power suits.....but that's slowly changing....

  3. totally agree. it's really annoying.