Being a woman is special. We feel so much. We have motherly tendencies to comfort; physically, emotionally, verbally. Our bodies are seen as a work of art, therefore we have access to dressing it in extraordinary ways. These concepts have their benefits, while they also have a downside... Sometimes you feel so much but don't believe you have the power to voice those feelings or opinions. And with the gift of having a beautiful, feminine figure, women's bodies are unfortunately taken advantage of all the time.
The idea of being whistled at or "catcalled" doesn't encourage us to dress our bodies' in a flattering way, in fact, it keeps us from being ourselves. Women want to be respected and honored, but yet the way we are howled at makes us feel like a piece of meat; something for your enjoyment rather than a being with gifts and ability. We want to be able to walk down the street in a great dress and heels without the fear of being harassed or talked about in a vulgar manner. There is a way to appreciate a woman without making her want to run and hide (or smack you). Speak to her respectfully if you feel you have to tell her how great she looks. It's common courtesy, it's gentleman-like, and that is attractive to us.
This is a dress that hugs me nicely and makes me feel confident in my femininity. I may have had to brush off awkward honks on the street as I wore it, but I love how it makes me feel far too much to let that stop me. As women, we can no longer allow weird looks or inappropriate shouting to dwindle our confidence. We can't let another person's opinions or behaviors keep us from wearing something we feel beautiful in.
It's a lovely thing to be a woman; wear it well.
Two of my favorite pieces of jewelry: My "Carpus" Cuff by Odette New York (I got mine at Idlewild Woman) and a necklace made in Athens, Greece that was gifted to me by my sweet friend, Jenna.
For a pop of color, I put on Revlon's Wink For Pink lipstick.