Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Double Stripes & Chivalry

F21 top and earrings, Francesca's sweater, Zara pants and clutch, New York Transit heels, sunglasses (here)

I pulled on my trusty F21 striped t-shirt with these new harem pants and somehow I managed to pull off looking like a pirate. Of course we were supposed to leave for church in ten minutes when I discovered that I hated the way my outfit looked. I grabbed this sweater and threw it on, hoping for the best. I kind of like how it turned out and I think that the pink in the sweater lessens the pirate effect.



I know a lot of other bloggers out there feel somewhat awkward about taking pictures in public, and I have to say that I feel the same way. We usually go somewhere without a lot of people. However, the occasional car will drive by slowly and I know they are wondering what is going on.

When we were taking these pictures a truck drove by slowly and a man started honking and cat calling. The man then called out an obscenity and drove off. We weren't in the nicest area but still, must people be so crass?  I'm always so shocked when I see men treat women in such ways. While driving I've been flipped off by a man that was old enough to be my father. Really? Where has chivalry gone? I'm so fortunate to be married to a man who not only loves and respects me but treats other women with the utmost respect.

I plan on teaching my little boys the value of a woman (not as society sees her but as God sees her). Hopefully mothers today can see the problem with our society and raise up a nation of young men to become advocates and protectors to all of the little girls in our world. We need real men that will love and cherish women and not just see them as their next Saturday night conquest. Of course, I fully believe that girls/women have a pretty large role to play in this as well. I think they should stop flaunting their sexuality and using it as a way to garner attention. God intended for women to be loved and adored, not lusted after. 

Somehow this post took off on its own but I couldn't help addressing something that has bothered me for a long time. I hope and pray that you all have someone in your life that loves you and treats you as God intended. And I'm not just talking about husbands. Boyfriends, friends, fathers, and sons: I hope that any man in your life would see the value you have as a person and a woman and cherish you for that.

Have a great day!







58 comments:

  1. love this post. the outfit and the message. i also feel weird taking pictures in public for that reason. i was once chased by a guy, have been hollered and yelled at, laughed at... terrible manners!
    kw ladies in navy

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  2. You look gorgeous, dear! what a great outfit! Nice post, thank you for share!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the double stripes!! This is a favorite look for me! You look fabulous & I love the subject you're addressing. It is so important in this day and age to stress women respecting themselves and men respecting women. I agree with everything you said.:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  4. oh my goodness, you look amazing. Adore this outfit. I'm actually rocking the same clutch today. Great minds. :) Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'm sharing my surprise gift from Lauren Conrad on my blog today as well as a giveaway. I'd love if you'd swing by. xo

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  5. I have this purse too! :) love this outfit! :) B.

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  6. Nice pics!Great outfit!
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    I wait for you fo a new MANICURE POST!
    Kisses from Rome

    Federica smartchicdietreadbooksandfly.blogspot.it

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  7. Hate to hear of sexism continually raising its ugly head. Keep doing what you're doing lady and don't let the b@stards get you down!

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  8. Awesome combo of stripes and I love the cut of those trousers! Easy chic, suits you well, you look lovely! xxx

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  9. I love this post and the double stipes are so chic and you pull off these pants so well. You've inspired me to try a pair.

    Great blog,

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com

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  10. Cat calling- a pet peeve of mine. It's not even flattering really! You have the right mindset

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  11. Awwww I completely relate to your post Amy....I'm also raising my boy to be as respectful to anyone as well. You look great btw!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  12. I cringe at catcalls...I have my kids with me 99% of the time and how do you explain what that means without saying it's okay. My boys will be in trouble if they ever do that at any age. Such a cute outfit not reading pirate at all! Loving those pants!

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  13. Haha, I do kinda see the pirate look! I adore that sparkly clutch of yours!

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  14. I totally agree! I can't tell you how upset I get when I hear some random guy yell "Hey baby!" from across the street. And really - what do they think is going to happen? Do they think I am going to run over to them and jump into their arms? Come on now. On a lighter note - LOVE the outfit. Double stripes are so fun!

    xo Jackie
    www.FoodWineFashion.com

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  15. Ugh, so gross....I think cat calling is such a tacky habit! I'm glad you handled it so well–I would have been really upset!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  16. Great look...I'm loving that clutch!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
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  17. First, super cute non-pirate outfit. Those pants look so great on you. Second, well said about how God has intended for us to be treated. I definitely want to instill this into my son as well.
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  18. I've definitely gotten my share of comments from men while taking blog photos and it's definitely rather annoying!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  19. I totally agree with you! I hate being looked at and spoken to in a disrespectful manner. I love that my boyfriend is not like that at all. One of the reasons I chose to date him was because he was the only guy who perused me by getting to know me rather than just complimenting my looks. I love that about him, he loves and respects me inside and out.

    Oh and p.s. I love your outfit! I'm so scared to try the harem pants. But seeing as they are so adorable on everyone else I may have to give them a go!

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  20. Lovely outfit, love those shades. I know what you mean, I don't know why some men just treat women so degrading. I don't get people in general that have to "get involved" in other peoples doings, by shouting out stuff or so.

    x Angie

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  21. i love the colors of your stripes, but i think my favorite part of the outfit is your clutch! :)
    xoamy
    www.cupcakesncouture.com

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  22. I love the added pink and gray stripes, it looks amazing with those pants! And cat calling is so annoying. It happened to me once and my husband almost chased after them. The things we do for blogging! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  23. I love the last minute sweater addition. It def completes the look!! And I agree....our society has gone to pot. People, men or women, have lost complete respect for people. It's gross. And sad.

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  24. Love those 80's inspired trousers I may have to pop in to Zara!

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  25. love your pants!! your style is very nice

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  26. cute otfit..love your pants and earrings...
    thanks for your sweet comment...
    kisses

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  27. This is adorable! I love how you layerd your stripes and those pants are too cute!

    Blessings & peace!
    Star
    www.beautyandbows.com

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  28. cute top combo!


    XO andrea
    www.sophisticatedsass.com

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  29. Wow, great outfit! Such a great clutch.

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

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  30. Love this look, that clutch is amazing!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  31. People surprise me every day.. sometimes for the better and sometimes not so much.
    Love that top!

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  32. I like this outfit a lot, it is so sophisticated!
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  33. I love the sweater, especially over the other striped top.
    I have often wondered where chivalry has gone... but not even just chivalry, general politeness too! I'm shocked at how things have changed, even in the short time since I was growing up.

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  34. really really loving the double stripes!!! it looks great!
    men and women both need to do their part in protecting... men protecting women as the weaker vessel and women protecting men with their purity.
    thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog! xoxo,miriam

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  35. That pants looks great on you. Very nice. Have a great day.

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  36. I am loving those pants with that striped shirt and clutch - SO cute! And people can be so rude...that's ridiculous!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  37. So cute - I LOVE the double stripes! I've doubled up with a tee and blazer but never two tees. Such a good idea!

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  38. those pants are BEYOND fabulous!!!

    XO Meghan

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  39. I hate taking pictures in public for those very reasons! I don't like people watching! Anyway, you look fab here I really love the stripes.

    xo Ashley
    http://www.ashnfashn.com

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  40. I'm obsessed with stripes here lately - and you wear them so well! love this.

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  41. I love your double stripes and that clutch!

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  42. I completely agree, Amy. Although no one has ever cat called at me or anything while I've taken photos.. I'm sure it's bound to happen at some point. I'm blessed to have an amazing fiance that treats me as a woman should be treated! His parents did a good job! ;)

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  43. I love this outfit! Your clutch is so pretty.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  44. Great outfit. Loving the mix of stripes and those pants are super cute.

    Hope you are having a great week!
    Shia
    World According to Shia

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  45. Love those pants!! You have great style. You officially have a new follower :)

    - White Tee Black Dress
    whiteteeblackdress.blogspot.com

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  46. Very well said, and a great sentiment. On another note, those sunglasses are fabulous!

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  47. I love the stripes on stripes!! Cute glasses too!

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  48. This is such a great combo! I love the mix of stripes and those pants have like the perfect slouch! Incredibly cool look babe!

    xxTheresa

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  49. Girl I'm with you on the chivalry thing....I'll be out with doodle and guys will still hit on me, I'm like I'm not the baby-sitter I'm the mother!!! And I have to say I love how the outfit turned out!!
    Brooke @ what2wear

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  50. Oh, gosh, the awkward blogger picture taking. I don't think I'll ever master photos in public without being awkward. Luckily, I haven't encountered any overly rude people yet, of course, I usually chicken out and just take photos at home. lol!

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  51. harem pants are so tricky to style, but they do look very cute with your print mix!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  52. I love this look, the stripes look so pretty and your hair is gorgeous! And taking pictures in public is very hard, and awkward. That is so rude of him to do that, sometimes people just need to mind their own business.

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  53. There are so many things I love about this outfit! Even though I usually don't like harem, your outfit is so awesome that it is really making me change my mind. I LOVE how you wore it with double stripes and a sparkly clutch.

    UGHHH YES I so agree with you on that! So sorry you were yelled rude things at and if I ever have kids, i'll definitely be teaching them not to degrade women like that too.

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  54. Ive been looking for some harem pants like that. But since im short, not sure how they will look!
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  55. These stripes paired together are so perfect!
    Method Clothe

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  56. I think chivalry is dead because women are trying to kill it...but maybe that's a whole other topic! I think that has to do with women using sex, like you said, to get power and attention. But maybe that would change if young men were taught to respect women. Anyway, you are rockin' the harem pants! I don't think I could pull it off you it looks great on you!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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