Hi Everyone, Happy Saturday!

I wanted to talk about something a little different on the blog today. Ambition
I stumbled across a video of Reese Witherspoon delivering a fire speech at the Glamour Magazine "Women of the Year" awards from 2015. 
Although this video was from two years ago, the topics and references she discussed are so relevant even today. Women in fact, are still underrepresented and extremely under paid in leadership positions. Not to mention that gender gap, working women (including myself) wake up every single day, to go and work towards bridging the gap. In 2017 women are paid 20% less than their male colleagues performing the same job tasks. (Carter, S. 2017)

My biggest take-away from her speech: "Ambition is not a dirty word" 
Many of us might associate ambition with greed or overachieving. 
On the other hand I think we should all be ambitious, especially when it comes to our careers, education, and our personal lives. It's because of ambitious people we've come this far, so think how far you can get in your life if you're just as ambitious. 

That being said, women especially women of color need to continue raising the bar and being ambitious. Only moving forward from here.

On to the look: I love an off-the-shoulder basically anything, I paired this royal blue plaid top with black embellished pants and a simple black leather ankle bootie. Which I think is perfect for this weather that doesn't know what to do with itself! 
Hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!

Top: HM (and on sale!)
Pants: Zara
Booties: Stuart Weitzman
Link to Reese Witherspoon's speech: Fire Speech!


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