Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Date Day: Black on Black

My best days are spent with my husband. We're entering our 17th year of date nights and date days, and yet I still look forward to each and every single one.

For a day of fun, I opted for all black ensemble. I could not help but think of the looming controversy of the day: yet another public figure has stated nasty sentiments toward Black people. I purposely steer clear of racially charged remarks made toward Black people, because they infuriate me. It causes me to feel things that I ought not. To me, this was yet another occurrence, another reminder of how many people degrade, disrespect, and betray people of my race.

Yet, I am still standing, and I am smiling. I refuse to give my joy away to anyone. I am forever honored to be B LA C K.














Black is more to me than just a color . It has meaning. It means that each time I enter a department store, at least one sales person will think that I'm there to steal. It means that every time I happen to talk to another black person at the office, someone will stare at us, as if we're doing something wrong. It means that I am one of few brown faces in whatever corporate environment I find myself in. It means that people make assumptions about my character, values, and priorities. It means that people will try to shame me.

Despite the ignorance that I feel surronds me, I refuse to be ashamed of who I am. I love being B L A C K, and even more so, a B L A C K WOMAN!

 

Hat: Borrowed from my husband, also worn here
Sunnies: Betsey Johnson
Peplum jacket: Bar III
Earrings: Vintage
Necklace: TJMaxx, also worn here
Top: Nordstrom
Leggings: Macy's
Gladiator sandals: Jessica Simpson
Clutch: Vintage

18 comments:

  1. i Love it all and you look darn Good. I suspect that they will never get over how proud we are to be BLACK WOMEN!!!

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    1. Thanks Neti! You know that we both love rich hues, but we look equally beautiful in all black just the same ;)
      Yes, they will not get over it- LOL!

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  2. Good for you Joi, why do people have to say horrible things, i can never understand it myself, anyway love the outfit , a great blog post, have a good week and best wishes x.

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    1. Thanks Lesley- I hope you're have a good week :) Tomorrow is FRIYAY!!!

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  3. I am also proud to be a Black Woman! Great post & ensemble!

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  4. Yes we're proud to be BLACK!! Love the casualness - Pretty! :-)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Wow, i love this outfit!! :) I love how the red lips and the blue toe nails just pop as well. Great look. xx

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    1. Thank you Mookie! This is one of my favorite shades of red :)

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  6. Super fab look girl! You can never go wrong with all black!! Love the glasses too! Perfect touch!

    xo, Kenya

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    1. Thanks Kenya! I don't go for all black too often, but when I do :D The sunnies are a fav of mine as well!

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  7. Wow!!!! 17 years ? I am 10 years away from there. You look stunning and i like that your style is very unique.

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    1. Yes, how the time flies! We're coming up on 15 years of married life, and we dated for 2 years before we got married ;) Thanks so much Assa! Times does fly when you're having fun :) My husband says that I am one of a kind, I guess that's another way of saying "unique"?! LOL

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  8. Congrats on your 17 years together with your husband! I love to hear such happy stories! You look completely fabulous in this all black look! You blouse is truly spectacular!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Thanks Rebecca! It's not easy to maintain, but oh so worth it in the end :)

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  9. Congrats on your Anniversary!!! I love this look I agree there is something about all black that just works in so many ways!

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    1. Thanks Jeniese! I'm am full on with black on black now- for the first time ever! LOL

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