Happy Friday! Can you believe that we are at the end of May?
This has literally been my go-to outfit style during all my moving and unpacking all my things that did not go into storage after being laid off due to COVID-19.
This is a very work from home casual fashion look for me, but the true reality of what I have been wearing in quarantine life. These leggings are super comfy and are by Zella! Can anyone spot the enormous bruise I got from all my packing and moving?
SHOP MY WORK FROM HOME CASUAL FASHION LOOK:
My sweatshirt is by WildFox Couture. As soon as I saw my sweatshirt I knew it would be perfect for me! If you know me, you know I am totally ignorant about sports of any kind. So this was an ironic purchase.
I have quite a few Friday thoughts to share with you before we go into the weekend. There is some good and some bad.
First the good:
J.K. Rowlings has a new Fairytale out to help entertain you and your little ones at home. They will publish new installments each week! So add this to your list of things-to-do when you are in quarantine.
Please click here to read the story: https://t.co/3n47fXif3t https://t.co/xpFExvLpf6
— The Ickabog (@TheIckabog) May 26, 2020
Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande have released a NEW Summer Jam: “Rain On Me:
☔️ Watch @ladygaga and @arianagrande‘s new music video for #RainOnMe on TIDAL ☔️#Chromatica
📺: https://t.co/1PuIfxVLbg pic.twitter.com/6QFGSgjwRb
— TIDAL (@TIDAL) May 22, 2020
And Now The Bad:
Covid-19 deaths in the United States have officially reached 100,000 people. Please wear a mask when you go outside and practice safe social distancing.
JUST IN: More than 100,000 people have now died from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. https://t.co/YmFLCQDbK6 pic.twitter.com/kbMSROk8JR
— ABC News (@ABC) May 27, 2020
Unemployment is currently at 40 Million and continues to increase
A total of roughly 40.8 million Americans have filed for unemployment since mid March https://t.co/9OLHI42rK8 pic.twitter.com/1DDV8FKA1E
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 28, 2020
Minnesota / George Floyd
Protests have erupted across the country as people gather in a call for justice over the death of George Floyd, a black man. Floyd died after police kneeled on his neck for about 8 min, as he pleaded: “I can’t breathe.”
*I have linked the video but it is quite graphic
Minnesota governor activates state’s National Guard in wake of violent protests over George Floyd’s death. Here’s what to know https://t.co/m33eHO2xmF
— TIME (@TIME) May 28, 2020
The officers have been fired, but there are mass protests that are happening around charging the officers with murder and anger over multiple other racial incidents that have happened in the last week across the US: #AmyCooper, #TomAustin, #BreonnaTaylor, #AhmaudArbery etc.
“In the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it that America has failed to hear?” pic.twitter.com/Als3jhxaGH
— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) May 28, 2020
This reminds me of Charlottesville 3 years ago, which I wrote about: HERE. This anger is spilling over because people of color are dying. In America, black men are 2.5 more likely than white men to be killed by police and 1.4 times if you are a black woman compared to a white woman (full study by National Academy of Science).
Can we just pause – that is horrifying! I realize my blog is mainly about fashion and career advice, but what is the point of having a platform if you don’t speak up. Also – if you are more outraged by the protests and riots than murder – than this post is not for you.
If you are upset and looking for resources to help:
♥ Donate to the Minnesota Freedom Fund to bail out protestors in Minneapolis: Donate Here!
♥ Sign this petition from ColorofChange.org on behalf of George Floyd to 1) block the officers from receiving their pensions and 2) ban them from ever becoming police officers again. And County Attorney Freeman must immediately charge the officers with murder: SIGN HERE!
♥ 75 things that white people can do for racial justice: HERE
♥ Volunteer & Support organizations like #ACLU, ##BLM, #PlannedParenthood, and the #NAACP
♥ Hold your elected officials accountable for their statements and actions on condemning white supremacy, racism, and VOTE! Register to Vote Here!
♥ Talk about what is going on with your friends, be an ally and help dismantle and highlight these injustices
Stay safe and healthy this weekend!
SHOP MY WORK FROM HOME CASUAL FASHION LOOK:
Anne Klein raincoat, Wildfox Coutre Sweatshirt, Zella Leggings, Nike Sneakers, Sole Society Backpack