besides pumpkin spice coffee, thanksgiving menus, and decorating with mums, the arrival of november means it’s election time. i know, i know many of us are dreading november 3rd, what with the polarization of our political parties that trickles down to mainstream life. believe you me, i’m not here to get on my soapbox and
yell tell you who to vote for or dictate what underlying values guide your conscience. women who are of voting age can make up their own minds. am i right?! and we all know women had to fight long and hard to pass the 19th amendment on May 21, 1919, ratified on August 18, 1920, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States based on sex. thank you, suffragettes! so today, i encourage you to exercise your privilege to vote. because at the end of the day, the United States of America grants its citizens the right to vote. it isn’t mandatory that you show up at the polls, but it is a privilege to cast your ballot and have your voice heard. mr. style was adamant about voting. since he was a naturalized citizen, he knew all too well that it was a privilege to vote. here we were at the last presidential election. read the full post.
“The most important office, and the one which all of us can and should fill, is that of private citizen.” Louis Brandeis.
“Talk is cheap, voting is free; take it to the polls.” Nanette L. Avery
“The first duty of man is to think for himself.” Jose Marti
“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.” Alan Moore
“Every election is determined by the people who show up.” Larry J. Sabato
“Democracy is not a spectator sport.” Marian Wright Edelman
“The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it.” John Lewis
how cute is the vote tee (size medium) from J.Crew?! there are limited sizes, but Madewell also a cute vote tee on deck for future poll visits. and how about this adorable red cardigan from Frances Valentine – a brand that’s on my lust list. yes, it’s pricey, but boy oh boy, do they have items right up my preppy/classic alley. this is the brand that Kate & Andy Spade started along with their close friend Elyce Arons. it’s a modern American lifestyle brand that has loads of timeless yet cool and unique designs. i’ll take one of each, please. since it is a high-end brand, i’ve linked similar sweaters here, here, and here.
stovepipe jeans from Madewell (fits tts. i’m wearing size 29) are one of my all-time favorites. and they are the perfect match with a graphic tee and sweater. and i just couldn’t resist pulling out a string of pearls (old, similar here) and charm bracelet (old, similar here) to keep the American Classic vibe going strong. red shoes (old, similar here) and a navy blue handbag complete today’s casual chic ootd in style.