So I work in I.T. and I am always wondering "Am I pushing the boundaries?". More and more African Print is being worn in the work place. (Our dress code is pretty relaxed. Hawian shirts, dockers and jeans. boots or gym shoes. denim tops or button ups.)
This top is called a Dashiki
Dashiki: The dashiki is a colourful garment for men & women that covers the top half of the body. It has formal and
informal versions and varies from simple draped clothing to fully
tailored suits. Some also have beautiful embroidery around the neck
It is becoming more of a staple in the work place as a person of color I want to express who I am without it being thought of as to militant or to something else. I see all clothing a way of self expression. I also wonder if we have to teach others how to accept our style. I wear what I wear until someones says something about it hindering what I do. Then I try to make the necessary adjustments. (Although I've never been told that what I was wearing was bothering anyone.) It is challenging because socks and sandals can be seen sometimes at work. Also we live in the land of the dockers pants.
I also keep a mini wardrobe at work because I never know what the day will bring for me. So I keep a small variety of shoes sweaters jackets and tops at work for just in case and emergencies. I do want to be appropriate for all situations. I can just throw on a jacket or change a into a different pr of shoes or work boots when necessary.
Besides purple is such a royal pretty color. Also I wear gym shoes Nike for walking around my Ed Hardy are for before and after work. The older I get the more comfort I need. Plus my wide leg jeans cover the gym shoes for the most part. I love my beauty supply store wood earnings they look like afro ladies and also cost only $1 winning. My future goal is to paint them bright vivid colors. My Bag is a leather bag that holds my life. Literally I carry everything in it then I have smaller bags inside. That is how I am able to change bags so much. I tried one of those purse organizer thingy but it does not work for me.
Last but not least my wonderful sister Desiree,who is a teacher and has the summer off has agreed to take my photos. I'm trying to coerce her into taking a selfie with me. Maybe one day she will but I think it is to early in the morning for her.
As always thanks for reading looking at the pictures or just lurking Although I would love it if you left a comment. Have a great day.