Top (H&M) | Skirt (Legit) | Heels (Steve Madden) | Clutch (Shanghai purchase)
Don’t Conform. That’s a pretty powerful message Legit is sending out. The thing about society is that we are conditioned to conform from a young age. To colour inside the lines. I love that the LEGIT Don’t Conform collection with Punk & Ivy is encouraging us to take chances & be different. The older I get, the more I want to be different. I don’t want to be a sheep simply following. I don’t want to conform to what society expects of me.
My Facebook timeline tells me that I should be married, engaged, or having a baby – or three. Seriously, this is all I see on Facebook. And when I see it the only word that comes to mind is ‘NO’. Right now, my choice to not conform most certainly impacts my personal life. I am not capable of managing a relationship at this point in my life. I have the career I want. I have my business that is growing & I am not ashamed of the personal sacrifices I have made to achieve my goals. As I type this post, I am sitting in Dubai airport. Yeah I know, just a few weeks ago (last month) I was in London & Paris. This is my life.
I am the type of person who wants to give their all. And I wouldn’t be able to give my all to my career & business if I conformed to society’s expectations of me. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. Some people aspire to have a family. There is nothing wrong with that either, but it’s not for everyone. And we shouldn’t judge those who choose otherwise for themselves.
I am interested to hear your thoughts on the topic of conforming. Be sure to leave a comment below.
Images by: Jerome Stoffels Photography