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"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away." -Raymond Hull

Now that I live in NY, I have a new technique for when I pick out ensembles. I go through so many phases that it's hard to choose which ones to post on my blog and which to leave out. So I wear outfits I think are the best and walk around the city to see people's reactions, facial expressions, and comments. If people give compliments, it's a given to put up on here. If people give bad stares, then for sure, it's a good outfit. The majority of people give bad stares when it's not something they're use to, so their reaction at first is to automatically be negative since they aren't familiar to change. This outfit was one of them. Wearing a drug awareness jacket in the hood is the funnest thing I've done in a while. I've always been big on reality. Accepting reality for what it is and choosing to deal with it makes you a stronger person than resorting to a substance to make you feel better momentarily. After it wears off, it brings you back to the same reality that you didn't want to deal with in the first place. I remember when I was little how big D.A.R.E. was at my school, how interested I was in it, the plays they had, and how weak the people who got peer pressured looked. I use to always think about D.A.R.E. whenever someone tried persuading me to do something. Not just with drugs, but with anything really. Anything that had to do with conforming to what they wanted me to be. D.A.R.E. for me isn't just about drug awareness, it's about daring to be different, being opposed to the typical, not forming into something other people want you to be. I swear I should be a brand ambassador for them haha. Can we discuss my high bun on top of my hat? haha I love it. On another note, I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend. Thank you Monroe for taking my pictures!

thrifted corset, skirt & hat, bakers platform heels, D.A.R.E. jacket from here