(vintage dress from sleepy head vintage, miu miu shoes, necklace gift from meadham kirchhoff)
I don't have a whole lot to write tonight, because I am composing this post this well after my bed time. Yes, even as a resident of GrownUpLand, I still have a bed time! It is self-imposed of course, but I am a cranky morning mess if I do not have my sleep. Do not disturb.
Anyway, last night was Season of the Witch, a feminist night at Late Bar. I wore my most magickal vintage dress with spooky accessories for a Bat Princess ensemble. SOTW is so special and empowering so I wanted something that felt personally empowering to me - this dress makes me feel like Glinda, and the idea of traditional femininity as a device that can be used in reclaiming power is something that lately I find very appealing. Traditional femininity is a tool of the patriarchy only if we resign its power away; we don't have to give our power away, regardless of how feminine we choose to present ourselves.
I really enjoy the way the "pearls" on this dress resembles stars in the sky, and my bat necklace paired with these stars felt like the right thing to do. A way to reference nighttime while still wearing dusty pink.