Am I the only one who has a love-hate relationship with shopping? I love getting new clothes but I hate having to go through the racks, trying things on and then having to…PAY. I am really cheap, as my mom would say. I call it being frugal. I’m a thrift store shopper! When I do shop I head straight to the sale rack. Am I the only one? I doubt it. I love a good deal and making old styles my own. * Sidebar If your mom still shops for you or if you wear a uniform then enjoy it! I never appreciated having clothes BOUGHT for me until I got older. Uniforms are your friends! You don’t have to struggle with finding something to wear every day. I understand it gets boring but you can always use accessories to add a little POP to any outfit…SHAZAM new outfit! Another perk of wearing a uniform is you don’t get teased for being dirty for wearing the same thing day after day lol. We all should be thankful that we have pants to wear, shoes on our feet and clothes on our back no matter where or how we got them. There are people all across the United States and the world that are forced to wear the same outfit every day, not by choice. So, let us be thankful. The End.
Believe it or not that’s not what I want to talk about today. I want to take a second to vent. I have become really frustrated with this summer’s fashion. “What are you frustrated with Cherise?” I am so glad you asked. The crop tops and the teeny weeny shorts where the lower buttocks are hanging out. I don’t know the proper name of the shorts. When I was growing up we called them coochie cutters and daisy dukes. Lol SMH. Call me conservative, old-fashioned, corny, wack, a “goodie two-shoes” etc. etc. whatever! I thought the purpose of a shirt was to cover you not to reveal every nook and cranny of your body. Please correct me if I am wrong. I understand fashion and wanting to be sexy but not everything that gets thrown out needs to be caught. I can’t tell you how many bellies’ I’ve seen this summer. Some were flat, others not so much. That is not the point! The point or the question is, “Why?” Why are these being worn? Are girl unaware that their body is precious and the clothes they wear are a representation of who they are and the type of person they are? Sadly, people judge get judged by the clothes they wear.
DISCLAIMER! I am not judging you if you wear crop tops! I have no right or reason to judge you. I just want to shed some light on the situation and give you my experiences. If that’s ok…This is my blog. It is ok.
A few weeks ago I was in the city and noticed about 50 girls wearing crop tops. They were everywhere. My eyes were drawn to them. I wasn’t searching for them (I promise I was wasn’t). In actuality my eyes were drawn to their mid section, the part that was exposed. Not their face, not their eye makeup or their shoes. I’m a heterosexual woman and I was looking. Can you imagine the attention these girls received from men? I’m not going to lie; I felt some type of way as I walked. When I made an attempt to look at the faces of these girls I passed by in the streets some looked as young as 12! That hurt my heart. You may not see an issue with this but this is a major issue. It seems like this generation of young ladies want to grow up too fast, but then they don’t know how to handle the attention it brings, which causes them to get into compromising situations (for example, getting hit on by older men who only want them for their bodies).
If you are a crop top wearer, can I ask why? Do you want to show off your flat stomach? A belly ring? Do you think it’s sexy? Do you want male attention? Are you just going with the latest fashion? Do you think it could be from a lack of self-esteem? Or maybe you never thought about it? Ask yourself these questions and get back to me.
I think it’s time for me to come out with a clothing line, clothes for girls and women who want to be “sexy” without having to show it all off. Being sexy is a state of mind. I am not a sex symbol. I am more than that. I am beautiful on the inside and out. I know that I don’t have to show off my body in order to get attention. I command attention when I walk into a room without even saying a word. My confidence speaks for me. I am not cocky or proud. I am able to say this because I was created by a God who tells me I am great! I am only great because HE is GREAT! I come from greatness, AND SO DO YOU! You are an amazing girl crafted by the King of kings, the Ruler of the world, The Master of the Universe. You and I are truly masterpieces! Start seeing yourself this way. You are a beautiful princess! If you didn’t know, now you know!
*Don’t forget your confidence.
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