March is one of my favorite months. I don’t yet love the weather, but I can feel Spring starting to peek through the clouds. It’s my birthday month, national reading month, and it’s women’s history month!
Women’s studies has always been a passion of mine. In college I used to volunteer with our local (and amazing) women’s center while taking a few women’s studies classes. Being around such powerful and inspiring women and building these connections were really important pieces to my college career and who I am today.
Each year a new theme is chosen by the National Women’s History Project to celebrate amazing women all of the world. The 2014 theme is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment”, which automatically reminded me of that Bing commercial celebrating brave women of 2013. While I’m still not switching away from Google (sorry, Bing), I do really appreciate the nod towards strong women.
So now I post the question: What (or who) do you think of when you want to celebrate women of character, courage, and commitment?
Growing up in the 90′s, I didn’t like jean jackets. I know, ridiculous right? There were sooooo many hilarious choices and I chose to wear none of them. I took that negative jean jacket stigma with me through the years and I can’t remember ever owning or wearing a jean jacket on my own accord.
But something changed last spring. Suddenly I found myself staring a bit longer at the jean jackets in the store. I was liking blog posts focusing on using them as a completer. I even tried some on ::gasp!:: But I always felt like they were too boxy so I never bought them.
So here’s the thing, after reading a post on putting me together, I thought I would take advantage of the Old Navy sale to try out a utility vest. One thing lead to another (aka I wanted free shipping) and I ended up putting in an order for both this new utility vest, and a jean jacket.
Now that my jacket is here, I find myself trying it on and taking it off over and over again. I can’t figure it out! Do I want it bigger? Smaller? Less boxy? More boxy? Should it be more distressed? Less distressed? What’s my deal!
Obviously I have an issue, so I’m opening up the question to you. What do you look for when buying and styling your jean jackets? What tips do you have for a jean jacket novice?
There is no doubt in my mind that I’m going to need a lot of coffee today.
A three big things happened this weekend:
Two of my favorite college friends came up for a visit.
Dean’s college best friend came out to play.
I went to a local Women’s Center luncheon.
I had two final papers due for class.
These things may not seem so huge to most, but let me explain a little better. Liana, Mary and John have been missing from our lives for wayyyy too long. Dean and I hardly ever spend a Saturday night away from our couch. It was a large anniversary luncheon and I went into the weekend with only half of one of those papers completed. So now knowing the full situation, I guess you can say it was a little busy and just slightly over packed. I mean, a weekend is only two days!
But we survived, we had a blast, and my homework is submitted! With only 6 credits left until graduation and an ever-flowing pot of coffee today at work, I’m wishing you a happy first Monday of March!
How was your weekend? Do anything interesting?
PS- I can’t find the exact source for this photo, but it’s definitely Maddie. If you have an exact source please send it along.