Good afternoon, beautiful ladies out there, the sun is shining, the breeze is gently blowing off of our melanated skin. So, I hope y’all taking in all this beautifulness around us because I know I am.
I just wanted to give y’all a little style inspiration for today whether you hitting happy hour after work, going to get your study on at class or meeting up for a hot date. You gotta show the world you mean business with your appearance because how you present yourself definitely speaks before you even say a word. So why not demand the attention without doing too much, except for being the Dope Brown Queen you are with this style inspo by Lisa ReneeSpeaks.
The first pic includes an outfit with name brands, but I made it baller budget friendly for my ladies who balling on a budget and ain’t too proud to show it. You too can achieve this look and still look like money hunny!!!
Items in 1st pic:
Purse- Furla Mimi M Crossbody
Shoes-Ferragamo(Heels) and Sneakers -Giuseppe
Now Of Course If You Don't Got A Sponsor and/or You Still Working To Get The Bag, But You Wanna Slay: Don't Worry I Got You. See Below:
Items in 2nd Pic:
Biker Shorts-Rainbow Clothing Store
Heels-Nordstrom Rack, but you can substitute heels for some casual sneakers, espadrilles, flats or sandals whatever floats your boat.
Earrings-Burlington Coat Factory
Just a little LisaReneeGem- Biker shorts are such a necessity because you can dress them up or dress them down, especially if the biker shorts has some type of lace or mesh on it, you can throw on a blazer for a night out or throw on a tunic or graphic tee with some cute sneakers and rock it casual.
Till Next Time...Continue To Style With Grace!
- Lisa Renee Styles, So Why Not Style Too!!!!
Interview With AsToldByLaTia- Here I highlight my journey as an author, a black woman and aspiring business owner. Touching on my challenges, my highlights and discoveries of life, I give it to you raw and real as Lisa Renee only knows how to do.
Do Black Women Love Dog Ass Niggas?
Now excuse the language because I rarely use this type of language in my writing, but yesterday I attended the Meek Mill and Future Concert and for some reason this question popped in my head the moment I started turning up, “ Why do black women love “Dog Ass Niggas”? I was really hesitant to write on this topic because of the reaction that I would possibly receive from my black community, but I really wanted to explore this topic further. It popped in my head for some reason, so why not?
Anyway, while I was at the concert, (my 2nd concert ever) I observed the women around me and throughout the concert go crazy as soon as Future stepped on the stage and started rapping our favorite trap songs. They were standing on chairs, rapping his lyrics word from word, shaking they asses, screaming and just turnt to the max. From what I could see, majority of the women in the concert were black women, I'm pretty sure from various backgrounds and they were going hard to his music. Don’t get me wrong, future music do be turnt and I actually like a few of his songs, so I found myself turning up too, but I also found myself a little conflicted because its his womanizing behaviors that I don’t agree with.
Now, I know that what he does in his personal life has nothing to do with him as a performer, but the way he talks about women in his songs is very consistent with the stories of how he treats women in real life. Currently, Future is in the headlines for allegedly getting another woman pregnant and not taking care of the child. Although, I am aware that this is just gossip and I don’t know that man in real life, there has to be some truth, especially seeing that there’s been multiple stories about how he’s treated women in the past.
From what I observed, the women at the concert were the ones who couldn’t wait to see him and turn up to his music even though damn near every lyric he rapped degraded women and further perpetuated those negative attitudes towards women. I know some would say, “ Well he ain’t talking about me and what he say about women don’t represent me”, but I feel it kind of does when what he says correlates heavily with the attitudes that some black men have towards black women. Attitude such as, we are nothing more than whores and bitches who are only worth sucking dick and that the foreign chick is more acceptable than the darker skin chick.
Please understand that I’m not getting down on Future because he certainly isn’t the only rapper who talks about black women negatively and personally treats women like we aint worth nothing, but he is one of those rappers who black women love to turn up to and support even though his music perpetuates those negative stereotypes of black women. Some black women might even feel that what he does to other women and/or his baby mother(s) has nothing to do with them because they are supporting him as a rapper, but my question is, would you still support your baby father if he was a rapper?
Would you support your baby father if he neglected his responsibilities as a father, but he was a rapper with good music that you can turn up to on the weekends? Probably not, because you couldn’t overlook the fact that you got a whole child by a man who refuses to take care of your child regardless to if we was a rapper or not. Let’s be honest, if he was a regular dude from the block we’d call him, “A Dog Ass Nigga” because he sleeps around with multiple women without a care in the world and fails to take care of his children. Sadly, there’s a lot of women out here who would still be drawn to this type of guy even though they know that his looks, sex, money or lack thereof and bad boy persona is all he has and is willing to offer.
At any rate, this post isn’t meant to make anyone not want to support their favorite rappers or to get down on Future. This is just a topic that i feel I wanted to introduce and at least have a conversation about with my other black women to see what y’all think. You may even think it has nothing to do with anything or that it doesn’t affect you at all and you are still going to turn up to your favorite rapper songs. Hell, I know if the right song comes on, I’m going to be dancing too. I’m not here to judge or make anyone feel any type of way. I just want to have dialogue about this topic to see if it is an issue worth discussing.
What are your thoughts?