All Wilfred // Aritzia

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Being a stylist at Aritzia has honestly been so awesome thus far. Everyday I wake up ready to meet new clients and pumped to get closer to the other stylists in the store. As I explained before they all have a little something to them, and recently I have been feeling the bond. I have never really been apart of a close knit group of girls so I imagined that it was not in the cards for me. But I am really connecting with these women and it is doing so much for my confidence and my happiness. I've realized just how important it is to surround yourself with success and not just that, but people who match your hustle. I am pushed further and further each day and that has been a challenge for me to find. I am grateful for the friendships and for the leaders that have recently made themselves present in my life. With all of the negativity swarming the streets these days it is so nice to have a core, something to keep me motivated each day.

I am going to go off on a little tangent as I always do - for those of you who are reading for the first time. I always write about my favorite outfits, but also use this space to reflect on what has been on my mind, or maybe something I have been trying to get across. Today seemed like a good time to express my feelings toward both the recent inauguration. To start I am downright sick to my stomach that Trump is officially "president". To give you more perspective I wanted to say that I watched Obama's inauguration with my entire advise group exactly 8 years ago, my freshman year in high school. I had no sense of self, let alone style; and I was so naive it was annoying. I was pumped for the new president just because he was black and not really for what he stood for because quite frankly, I did not know. I was proud because he looked like me and because I saw how much hope and positive energy he brought to my community. Over the last 8 years I grew with him. Learning more about what is happening in our government, to my community, and around the the rest of the country. I dove deeper into my black history and started to read the things intended to be hidden to gain knowledge.

Obama was a key piece for my growth into the woman I am today. Which is why I am in a place. Trump has been in office all of five minutes and has carelessly signed off on essential things that this country needs. For starters he has signed off on the construction of Keystone XL and the Dakota access pipelines. He banned EPA employees from giving social media updates, which blew my mind because what does that have to do him? If he doesn't want to pay attention to the environment why would he doom us all..he is just petty and five years old. He closed the investigation on the Flint Water Crisis which hurt me down to the core, and after midnight if Paul Ryan's poll isn't successful we will have lost the ACA (Affordable Care Act) and will have no immediate replacement. I have a pit in my stomach with the worry I have taken in with all of these detrimental changes being made. I am out of words.

Please Please Please do whatever you can to resist. Inform yourselves both about our country's history and about what is happening in the day to day. At this point if you are not taking the time to inform yourself you are contributing to the issue at hand. Please do not be that ignorant one. Apologies if that was blunt, I am just so dead serious.

Xo The Beautiful Bostonian

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Start taking pictures of the things that give you life. Secretly if we weave them all together, they define YOU. - The Beautiful Bostonian

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