Hi friends. Here I am, in all my domestic glory. This is what I wore for a weekend morning spent deep cleaning the apartment with the new Robyn album blasting in the background. This is what I call fun!
I decided to layer this EF jumper dress over this all cream outfit to add big utilitarian pockets into the mix.
Was anyone else super disturbed by the slack Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got from creepo “journalist” Scarry for being a woman and wearing clothes according to congressional dress code? WTF!? And then to cop out and say he just meant to comment on how nice she appeared. B.S.! Even if that was his genuine intent; it’s misogyny and it doesn’t make it any better!
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with admiring/commenting on a public figure’s style choices. I do this all the time. But when it’s coming from a man and meant to be demeaning… it’s so intolerable. I can’t even…
I feel a connection with Ocasio-Cortez. We both grew up from working class families. I used to work and live in the district she serves (the Bronx). And socialism? I’m down with that. We are around the same age, and are both starting our careers in challenging, high pressure male dominated fields. And we also carry the same purse, see!
Even if she is wearing designer/expensive clothes, does this necessarily mean she is out of touch with the working class? We also have no way of knowing how much she paid for such clothes. She could have bought it secondhand. Or maybe she skimps on other things so she can spend more on professional clothes. The whole question is problematic and it’s not even worth entertaining.
The Dagne Dover bag retails for about $245, which is expensive to most. But buying secondhand, you can snag it for less than $100. That’s what I did.
Even if she paid full price. It’s no ones business. Professional women have to dress professional and this is not cheap. Even if we are broke, we have to prioritize paying for appropriate work wear because we just have to! It’s hard enough to get the respect you deserve no matter how competent you are as a young professional woman.
I bought my Dagne Dover bag from Poshmark for $80. It looked brand new and no one would have known it was so cheap, except for you guys of course. Fashionable broke women know how to dress like they aren’t. And men like Scarry who think they can cast judgment on a woman’s worth/priorities based on what’s she wearing need to get a clue and fuck off!