If you’ve been waiting for me to say something about the U.S. election, here it is: I don’t know what to say. I also don’t know what to do. In a time when unity and acceptance are more important than ever, I see angry people yelling at each other about doing ally-ship wrong. In a time when many are struggling to listen and help and be supportive, I am reading frustrated backlash over misguided, useless, or hollow actions. In a time when any gesture of solidarity should be welcomed, I’ve seen more vehement privilege call-outs than ever before. And as a deeply privileged person – white, cis, able-bodied, more – I feel completely frozen. Useless. Fully aware that those call-outs have merit and register important views, but also aware that my desire to do what’s most right and most helpful means that I cannot find any statement to make or action to take that someone somewhere hasn’t already deemed inadequate, insulting, or downright counterproductive. Maybe I’m reading the wrong websites or listening to the wrong radio stations, but I feel like much of the current post-election rhetoric is corrective instead of collaborative.
*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*
Tracy requested a few picks for utility/military jackets in colors other than olive, so here we go:
Reader Tracy emailed me with this request:
I’m going through a style change and need some guidance. I used to wear a lot of dresses but not so much anymore. I am leaning towards changing my personal style similar to Ellen DeGeneres’ look. I love the blazers, slim pants and oxfords. Do you know of any other sites/bloggers that I can view to get more ideas for this style and hopefully make my own? What are your thoughts?
I was so excited to send along a few of my faves, which I’ll list below. And I hope you’ll all chime in with more sources of androgynous style inspiration, too!