How is it Monday already? Although my weekend was low key, I think Daylight Savings Time is throwing me off a bit. I don’t know about you but I am so freaking exhausted, and it has even been a struggle to get this post written today. That, and the fact that, for some reason, I was locked out of my blog for a few hours. Ugh, technology. Switching gears; I shared this on my Instastories earlier today but I feel very compelled to share it here as well. It has to do with what is NOT okay on social media and ANYWHERE for that matter.
I will be the first to admit that social media gets a bad rep for a LOT and it has, also, been misused when it comes to its actual purpose. It’s premise all of those years ago was about connecting and communicating with family, relatives, friends, college roommates, old neighbors, etc., as well as a tool for business promotion. With anything, though, things get taken a bit too far and, before we know it, we all lose out.
I get asked all of the time about my day in and day out routine when it comes to running my blog & my social media. One of the things I don’t share a whole lot is what I get behind the scenes. And, today, it just struck a huge nerve with me, and was a HUGE reminder of, once again, what is NOT okay on social media, or ANYWHERE!
I wish this was few and far between but the inappropriate comments that I receive on social media are less than to be desired. The one I received earlier this morning was no different, and hit me at my core.
Putting yourself out there does come with questions, comments, and even critique & judgement. I TOTALLY get it. What I am having a very hard time understanding, though, is this feeling of entitlement and getting to say whatever you want, to whomever you want. While I have gotten a “wow, you look like THIS type of individual so you must ACT a certain way” (which could not be further from the truth), more times than not the comments are very objectifying.
And whether or not these are found to be “funny,” or said individual can hide behind their FB Messenger or IG Direct Message, it does not make me feel good. While it could, easily, be chalked up to being the nature of the beast, it is not okay ANYWHERE. Just because my work is on social media does not give any “pass” then if I were in an office.
This is my work; I love what I do, and I am so passionate about it as well. Yes, while it has its up’s and down’s, I am so proud of the work that I put out there each and every day. I don’t do this to receive accolades, or to be told how I look in a picture. I want to be viewed for who I am, and what I share every single day.
That’s the honest truth.
Now, I want to push on and talk about this outfit that I am wearing. Because if there is one thing that I am, truly, passionate about, it is fashion!
The moment I saw this Ted Baker “Bow Detail Chunky Knit” in Light Blue, I, literally, said in succession with my Mom “I/You need to buy this!” This, also, was paired with the very jacket I showcased recently on my blog too! I think what may have sold me on it was not only the color but this super cute bow on the shoulder. Seriously, AMAZING. Even better, it is, currently, on sale for 40% off!
I paired it with a brand new Spring color from L’Agence, in one of my FAVORITE styles too – the “Margot High Rise Skinny 2” in “Cloud Coated.” The color is just gorgeous, and talk about feeling body confident in them too!
I know you are swooning right now, and I know you want to purchase for yourself. I give you 100% permission to do so! You can shop the look below!
Here’s to having a great week and thank you for hearing me out. You are the absolute best!