I general, I don’t buy Walmart clothing because they lose their shape quickly and the quality is poor BUT these shorts are the exception. Good thickness, better quality and feels good on…very wearable. Less than $10 and I love them. For me, camo is one of those prints if worn correctly ANYTHING GOES, even this dress down button shirt I picked up from Goodwill.
Although it’s no longer winter I still wear boots in the spring and summer…especially with shorts..it’s my favorite way to wear boots! As for the tights, I prefer to wear tights with short shorts or ultra mini dresses/skirts 😀
As for the LOCS, they’re down today and adorned with decorative beads. I loved growing up black especially in regards to styling black hair. Having your hair ‘greased’ & brushed…wearing barrettes, ball-balls, beads and braids were great. Unfortunately, some where down the line we got it in out head that we should try to be more European than Black..and yes, the terms “black” and “African-American” are used interchangably in today’s language but I prefer the term ‘black’ because it’s not offensive to me. I’m American of African descent…plain and simple. I don’t need that to be white-washed as if you’re trying to spare me of some type of embarrassment or trying to included me by saying, African-American.
I’m aware of what my ancestors went through. For me, my hair is the only true link to them because being born in America I’ve lived the AMERICAN culture..not African. I can be a chameleon when I want and need to but straightening my hair and denouncing my blackness is no longer on the table for debate. I’m happy I’m one of many black women who’s learned to redefine beauty and isn’t afraid to show the world what that means to us.
Non-naturals are no less black than I am but for me they journey is more than style…it’s an inner transformation..a spiritual connection to the past…a past that I’m am proud of. The hair is strong because it’s people are strong. Why would I want to look like or be anything different???
Since I combined and started free-forming my locs I don’t play around with “styles” as much as I did when they were manicured and thinner. This is to show people that your hair can still be beautiful and not look like everyone else. It’s not necessary to conform to others perception of ideal female beauty.
For my new NATURALS who may still be struggling with embracing your kinks….just an FYI.. an unfortunate and true fact is you’ll face the harshest criticism from other black people….trust me, those same people will eventually EAT THEIR WORDS. PLENTY of people around me definitely have…. who’s laughing now 😀
The shorts: WALMART $9
The shirt: GOODWILL $2
The tights: WALMART $5
The shoes: TARGET $ <20 (had them forever)
The accessories: FLEA MARKET $1 ea.
The hair: NATURAL BORN AFRICAN DESCENT <3
Photographer: SELF <3
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