Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Response to the Grand Jury

On November 24, myself and the rest of the world heard the news that Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the murder of Black teen Michael Brown. Had Officer Wilson been indicted, a trial would commence allowing him to be judged guilty or not guilty by a jury. 

I sat and listened to St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch open his remarks with words that already seemed apologetic. I already knew but I was waiting to hear the words from the horses mouth. "There was no evidence revealing probable cause to indict officer Wilson." My heart sank low as I saw the reaction of Ferguson on the tv screen. 

Officer Darren Wilson is a free man, and I am hurt. I am angry. Was justice served here? No it was not. Are our law systems flawed? I cannot say because I do not know the law. Just because I watch SVU doesn't mean I know the ins and outs of our judicial system or proper police protocol.

What I do know is that Michael Brown should not have been murdered in cold blood. There is no way Darren Wilson could've been threatened by an unarmed Mike Brown who stood 100 plus feet away with his hands up.  

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mens Wardrobe Essentials: The Denim Jacket

 I've started the Womens Wardrobe Essentials feature, and now it's time for the boys! The only problem was, I'm not a guy! Throughout this Mens Wardrobe Essentials segment, I'll be featuring different gentlemen with different styles wearing various essentials that every man need in their closet! I'll start with my friend Henoch Bellanton sporting the Denim Jacket.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Outfit Of The Day

If you saw my most recent WWE post, you saw that a white tee is what you need in your closet at all times. A white tee and jeans is the easiest outfit ever put together in history. The best thing about it is that because there are many types of white tees, and countless styles of denim, there is no end to the different looks you can have! I'm liking this dressed down trend that I've started with my OOTD posts because these fits can be easily done without any fancy accessories and such. Lets get to the details!

Women's Wardrobe Essentials: The White Tee

In my previous WWE post about leather jackets, I left you all with a clue: Dem Franchize Boyz. Were you able to guess what was next on our list?? Next up is the White Tee. The white tee is the most versatile article of clothing anyone can have in their closet. Almost everyone has a white tee in their closet, and if you ask them what they use it for, you'll get a different answer from everyone. Its either your undershirt, your gym shirt, your "going to the store" shirt. summer picnic shirt, and of course the over sized white tee is your sleep shirt. This is the holy grail of cotton!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Is it a Compliment or Harassment?

     A few weeks ago, this YouTube video of a woman walking in a t-shirt and jeans went viral. She walks down the streets of NYC for 10 hours with a hidden camera recording in front of her. The video shows the woman getting cat calls, inappropriate glances and even followed by men. So of course as the video was shared across the waves of social media, women every where, including myself could relate and object to the actions of the men in the video. As the women were sharing, men were sharing the video as well but they were opposing it's tone. While women called it harassment, a few men replied with "So saying 'good morning' is harassment?"....bruh!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Women's Wardrobe Essentials:The Leather Jacket

 Hi everyone! As my #NoBuyNovember Challenge painfully rolls along, I've been able to appreciate the staples in my closet. After many many requests, the moment is here. Today's post will be the beginning of HNOW's Womens Wardrobe Essentials segment. In this segment I will feature the top 10 items every woman should have in their closet. This challenge, mixed with this new segment really opened my eyes to what I already have and what I've been buying for no reason. I made a list, checked it twice, and I'm ready to get started! Ready? We'll start things off with The Leather Jacket.

Outfit Of The Day

Hey beautiful people! I've been doing OOTDs for a while now, and I realized I have never done a dressed down fit. I love my heels, but I definitely don't wear them every day. Today I went to work, and worked on a few future posts... just a regular day in my life. I wanted to show that with today's fit. Usually, I like to purchase a new item with every OOTD post so I can keep up with trends as I go, but there's this little #NoBuyNovember Challenge that's holding me back from doing so! I've got to work with what I've got!