Tuesday, March 8, 2016

pledge for parity

Vest: Marissa Webb; Dress: Frame (from last summer, similar style here); Shoes: Steve Madden; Bag: Chanel; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Ladies (and gentleman), in honor of International Women's Day today (and every day), I pledge to help women both in this country and elsewhere to achieve their ambitions. 


And for those who haven't seen it yet, I cannot recommend the documentary Half the Sky enough. I've rewatched several of the episodes a few times now already (and have cried progressively more each time) but the underlying sentiment gets me every time: as a population, as a country, as humanity, we're only as good as the talent and workforce and minds that we foster and support. If only half that population is being put to use (that being men), we're doing ourselves a disservice. It would be like living without half the sky above us.  

15 comments:

  1. Krystal, You should really read the book, It is much more moving than the film. So moving in fact that I pledged to help the women in one of the places highlighted in the book in whatever way I could. Four years later I was able to go and teach English to young nurses at the Edna Adan University Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Im so glad that you actively portray yourself as a well rounded woman with varied interests and a great sense of humor, on top of all that you have great style!! My favorite fashion blogger for sure.

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    1. Just ordered it! Thanks for the recommendation! And more importantly, THANK YOU for what you've done and continue to do for women! Brava!

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  2. TOP NOTCH!! This outfit is so inspiring and something I could never pull off but you look majestic!

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  3. Love your ambition and your pledge! I think we should all empower and help each other as much as we can :) Admire that you use your platform for this message and would hope more would join in! Definitely going to watch 'Half the Sky', Thank you!!! <3<3

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  4. I mean, how cool is that MW vest? So good!
    On my blog, I've written my pledge for parity, too. ☺
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  5. The vest is so unique and cool. You styled it so perfectly.

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  6. fine style!! ;-))


    i invite to me too


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  7. I love this look, the vest is amazing!

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  8. i need to watch this documentary!
    gorgeous dress
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  9. the vest is so unique and a statement piece of your outfit!

    xo,

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  10. That vest really makes you stand out on the street <3

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  11. That's such a funky outfit and I love the shot of you leaping!

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