I’m so proud of the group of DC bloggers I’ve become close with lately. Caroline rebranded her blog to TheCarøLove, Dani of Blonde In The District slayed it a few weeks ago at the IconiqStyle launch party, Roxanne of Glass of Glam is up to her ears in collabs, and a new friend, Angelica, just launched her blog Angelica In The City. It’s pretty inspiring to be surrounding by such passionate and successful women who empower each other!
To celebrate the launch of Angelica In The City, Angelica hosted a beauty party at Cera Wax Studio in Bethesda and we could tell this wasn’t her first rodeo – this woman knows how to throw a party! The champagne was flowing, there were amazing door prizes, and the team at Cera was absolutely lovely. The best thing though, was how genuinely kind each of the bloggers and DC area creatives were that attended the event. I’m a pretty outgoing person, but walking into a room full of beautiful, successful women intimidates the hell out of me.
It was so refreshing to be able to spend a night meeting new people who share the same interests as me without feeling like I was being sized up the entire time. I’m sure the fact that we were in a slightly vulnerable environment (getting your first wax is scary, guys!) helped create a vibe where we could instantly bond, but I’m definitely not mad about it.
I’m not one for voicing emotional opinions on my blog, but we have GOT to stop making other women feel inferior. I’m not talking about people in the fashion industry, I’m talking about real people. I’m guilty of it, I’ll see someone on the Metro and think “she should not be wearing that” – but I made a rule that if I think something negative in my head about someone I instantly have to say something positive about them. I’m not proud of it, but lets be real – we’ve all done it. Women face so much pressure in today’s society to adapt to a certain standard, and we’ve fallen into the trap too so it’s up to us to change it.I got a glimpse of it at this party and I want, and we need to see more of it.
*Rant Over – sips rosé*
Cheers to my blogger pals on their recent successes and to surrounding yourself with women who lift you up instead of putting you down!
Skirt | H&M
Top | Forever 21
Shoes | DSW