Thank God for another blessing day!!!
It is Sunday so that means laundry and food shopping for the week. The work week is here and I am so not ready. I think I may need a glass of wine for my night cap and I may be ready after that, we'll see lol. Me and the babe started the day early so we could run our errands and after catch someone of the little sun we got. The sun was teasing us all day and the rain was "On,off and on" like crazy, so annoying. Good thing the rain came and went when it did because we got through our Sunday errands pretty quickly. After riding around the city, we decided to get some fresh air, eat some lunch and go for a walk.
So, let me tell you about my day...We walked pass this alley that looked so cool, stone detailed street and the colors back there reflected so well with the little sun that peaked out. Selfie time! We enjoyed our time taking pics of the view and oh yea of me, lol...Little did we know, there were car garages back there. We found that out by a resident driving through and parking. He looked startled but went along with his business. We continued to walk and take pictures until that same guy comes out and says to us "People are going to think you guys are taking pictures to rob us or something" and laughs. We were shocked and asked him to repeat what he just said and he repeats as If he's asking us a question. My boyfriend then showed him that he's a photographer, which he is; the guy smiled, patted him on the back and walked off.
Honestly, we immediately felt stereotyped because of our racial differences and characterized negatively. We tried to look at things in his shoes but was still bothered. We were on a public street that we happened to like the look of to take pictures. It broke my spirit and I got emotional because that never happened to me before. Whether it was my race or my character that caused his judgement, I was upset. Either way my boyfriend and I felt stereotyped and misjudged when all we wanted to do was enjoy nature.
Again my energy went from 100 to zero real fast. After my boyfriend and I discussed it, we made a decision to use this incident as a lesson learned by turning a negative situation into a positive outcome. My boyfriend showed this guy his page to prove to him we were innocently taking pictures. I wanted to leave but my boyfriend told me "No, we are not going anywhere, this is a public area, take your picture and get ready for the world." We are very kind-hearted and believe everyone has good in them but this incident just disappointed me. I just have to remember there are situations happen in life that may break you or try and rain or your parade, but you can't let them stop your movement,Ok!
Let's not get away from this cute look I put together. Before I got dressed I said, "Forget them rain boots"... Now I like rain boots but I decided to dress up just a little and wear something lightweight, cute but sporty. I wanted to keep it casual, cute enough to take pics and comfortable to take a walk in. This grey ribbed detailed turtle-neck maxi dress is from a trendy online boutique, Tobi.com. Sneakers are the classic 'old skool' low top vans from Nordstrom. Watch is Michael Kors and bracelet is from Pandora. Arm bracelet is a choker I got from Target that I temporarily turned into an arm bracelet. Links are below.
(Sorry, for the weird looking filters below, the sun was being shy going in and out so the colors are a little off)