Black History is American History. Even when we're written out or ignored, we were there. The thought of some of the events in our history strikes a fear in me so deep at times, it quickly snaps me back to reality.
As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. today, I can't help but to think about all of the moments I wish I was there for. What would it have been like for me to be there for his "I Have A Dream" speech or to hear Malcolm X speak in Harlem? What if I was there to join the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)? What was Stokely Carmichael really like? What would it be like to sit at the feet of Fannie Lou Hamer and Ella Baker?
In this dress, I'm jolted back to an era that would have called on me to participate in any of those MOMENTS. Obviously, they were not about style, but it never ceases to amaze me how well dressed the people participating in those moments always were. I just hope I would have been courageous enough to actually participate.
I'm a huge fan of De-Mes'Tiks by Reuben Reuel. His collections are classic with a twist and sold exclusively on Etsy. I was gifted this dress for Christmas and I'm in love with the vintage-inspired style and the pattern. I paired the dress with a red coat, black gloves and black booties.
Dress: Etsy Shoes: Urbanog Jacket: c/o my mommy Bag: old Sunglasses: H&M
Hope you enjoyed!
Stylishly Yours, Nia