|Vest & Leggings: thrifted Tee: Rue 21 Bag: c/o Oasap Beanie: c/o Shop Lately Boots: Just Fab Glasses: c/o Firmoo|
This bulky toggled vest is a recently thrifted item of mine that I was drawn to despite it's "old lady" brand name stamped on the tag. Christopher & Banks, ladies and gentleman - I don't care if their target group are ladies in their 40's and beyond, I love this vest. It's a bit large, but when paired with some sleek leather pants, a skull encrusted bag, and stiletto booties, I think it balances out perfectly.
So here's something that's been on my mind lately - sex.
Yup, you heard me. Now to clarify, I'm talking about how it's being presented and pushed today. It's been turned into something to market rather than cherish. Want to sell out a movie? Have a hot sex scene in there. In fact, have several. Want to get people interested in reading a book? Throw in some erotic chapters. Want a new hit single? Include heavy innuendo and have a guy rap exactly what he wants to do to a girl. Want to advertise about a hamburger? Have a hot girl skimpily dressed, drizzling ketchup seductively around her mouth.
Now I think there's something to be said about how we as humans can be incredibly seductive. It's a powerful thing to possess, and how we choose to use it can reveal a lot about us as a person. Some bury it, hiding it away like it's a shameful thing. Others swing the other way and wield it like a lethal weapon. I think as women who are interested by fashion, we should think about these things. When you get dressed are you hiding behind your clothes like a shield or using it as a sword? Where do you draw the line?
Much like the title of this post, everything is a balancing act. I'm still figuring it out (and I think it's interesting I'm wearing leather leggings while thinking about this topic...haha) and perhaps I'll fall off the tightrope I'm balancing on every now and then. But the thing is you have to keep trying to find your balance.
To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.