Remember last month when #DiversityChic did an April Showers theme? Weeeeeell, clearly we had to do “May Flowers” for this one! Although let’s be honest, it’s already summer here in Dallas. If you’re new here and haven’t heard of Diversity Chic, here’s a little introduction:
“Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.”
Ever since I’ve had colored hair, I’ve been trying to avoid any loud prints or colors since I usually feel like there might be too much going on. I did, however, really like this Kendall and Kylie romper because it has a pretty open back which will make it cute for layering, plus it’s zip up, meaning it’ll be more fitted than the usual pillow case (haha). Also I got it for about $12, so I can’t really hate.
Slightly off-topic, but I did a bit of a digital detox these last few weeks. When tragedy hits a little too close to home, you start to realize what you’ve been taking for granted. I felt terrible that I spent a little too much time on my online presence and not enough with my real life relationships, so that’s what I’ve been trying to be better at. I also somehow felt defeated yet again seeing how influencers have either become so pretentious and shallow with their relationships for the sake of the ‘gram, or taking photos with minority acquaintances for the illusion of diversity. I had to remind myself that photos are just that– photos. If you do not get to know other people and their cultures, you will never understand anything beyond your own privilege. If you do not meet other people with varying life stories and experiences, you won’t get the chance to hear what life is like in their shoes. Just wanted to post a quick reminder: diversify your circle of friends to gain some perspective, and truly get to know them because they are not just props, they are people with life experiences which you can learn from. That said, I’m getting some sort of anxiety with how crazy this coming month is going to be. What I do know is that the Diversity Chic bond is strong enough to survive any major life changes, and I couldn’t be happier having an amazing set of strong and empowered women I can call my best friends (and yes, that includes Stephanie even though she’s not pictured in this post. These photos do have that magic SDP touch to them!)
Don’t forget to check out Sevi and Valery’s posts as well!
Photos: Stephanie Drenka
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