Ohmygosh, what a busy but wonderful week it has been! So many great things took place, I just got back from the beach for my best friend's wedding -it was so great! I cannot wait to share more with you later this week! For today's post I wanted to keep things relatively simple. I cannot get enough of the bell sleeve, LOFT top. It is cool, comfy, and the sleeves are... just... everything! I love details like this. The added character and charm these details add really speak to me!
I want to keep this post a little shorter than usual. Being a fashion blogger, of course I want to incorporate fashion into the post. But I feel like I need to address the anger that has taken place this past week in Charlotte. I followed the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman trial religiously almost, and the verdict really felt wrong to me. It was basically the same in many, many other cases: Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and most recently, Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott. It certainly hurts more when you feel for the victims, support the Black Lives Matter movement, and then see the rioting and looting happening in your own city. At least for me it does. Black Lives Matter already gets a biased rep. And for the record I want to say, that of course all lives matter, of course. In my mind, Black Lives Matter is the loss of black lives, at the hands of police, that seemingly go un punished. There seems to be no justice for those lives lost.
Thus the feeling that their lives do not matter.
But it goes farther back than that, which I did not really understand until the last few years. I cannot and don't want to speak for either side, because that is the root of the problem. Taking sides. Those sides need to come together and I know that is a long, complicated road, but I do believe it is possible. I believe the peaceful protests are a step in the right direction. Black Lives Matter is a huge step in the right direction. But it will take time and everyone making an effort to understand each other.
Just love each other or, at the very least, respect each other. Think about how you would want to be treated or how you would want your child or loved one to be treated.
Thank you for reading and listening to my rant. I love my city, but I also love and believe in people. A solution is possible. It just takes time, love, and understanding.