I have a confession to make: when I first thought about posting this outfit, which is totally my typical weekend wear by the way, my first thought was 'is this too basic bitch to post?' Within a second of thinking such a horrible thing I immediatly felt awful, and really had a chance to think about how damaging the term really is.
I'm not the most politically correct person, but I do take issue with terms that are meant to put others down. Although 'basic bitch' is relatively harmless, and some even use it in jest to speak about themselves, the term really doesn't sit well with me. My issue is that dubbing something a 'basic bitch' in the blogging world basically implies that your worth and personality are based on material objects. Sure my closet consists of off-the-rack instead of couture and I tend to gravitate towards trends enjoyed by many - but aren't we all so much more than that? I look at my unique qualities and circumstances: I have a degree, I grew up in Europe - I'm a certified mortician for crying out loud! What really is basic about any of us? We are all so unique and bring so much more to the table than what we wear. So I'll wear my stripped dress, topped with a plaid blanket scarf with pride - and yes, I was headed to Starbucks after these photos were taken!
|Dress - SheIn, Jacket - Aritzia, Scarf - Zara|
Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs, Boots - Hunter
I hope that you're not offended by the rant, it's definitely not part of your regular broadcast here at LPN. I just hope that nobody ever feels bad about the term 'basic bitch' and know that we're all so much more than what we wear! Please let me know your thoughts on the term, I would love to get a discussion going.