As I’ve established since the very first Mean Girl post I wrote, the adjective “Mean” that I built my project around, should not, by any chance, be mistaken for the term “Malevolent.” Yes, it’s a loose term–and much like every other word in the English language (or whatever language for that matter), it is subject to synonyms and multi-faceted interpretations. Besides, if you’ve been tuned into this blog for quite some time, you would know that this project is my self-deprecating answer to being accused as a gossip monger once upon a time by a friend-who-was-no-longer-a-friend-conspiring-against-another-crazy-ass-blogger-who-was-the-original-gossip-monger. TL;DR, I know… if you’re too lazy to click the link, what essentially happened in a nutshell a good two years ago or less, was that a malicious gossip rag came out and outed several bloggers (who knows if the stories it published were accurate though) but somehow paid special tribute to myself and Joanna; when a blogger was accused of being responsible, a rather vocal supporter of hers and a former friend, decided to pin the blame on me because the gossip blog’s name was derived from the Mean Girls burn book or some such and the fact that I quoted “Mean Girls” a lot on Twitter (and by a lot, I mean once or twice since I signed up for Twitter last 2008). Ridiculous, I know–it’s all drawn up pretty neatly in a legal case nowadays going in our favor but it surely is a comedic story to tell Clients and relatives, if you don’t count the numerous brain cells lost while dealing with vermins (I’m being sarcastic, here, in case that was lost in translation).
So anyway, the only purpose I refer to anything Mean Girls-related is to irritate certain detractors really. Yes, I know it was so 2004 but whatever, Mean Girls was the Heathers to my generation. Don’t hate, appreciate! This series, in fact, is a bit of a pun of sorts… a culminating activity and a subtle “Fuck You” to a select few. As they always say, when life throws you lemons, make lemonade. I’ve been called so many negative names that I’ve learned to just roll with it and never take offense–seriously! Truth be told, I like being called “Mean”, but just like in every endeavor I undertake, I always make sure to define everything by my own terms so perhaps that’s why I don’t really get bothered. Yes, I’m a Mean Girl (as some may refer to me in either a joking manner or a serious manner), I’m obviously cut-throat with a lot of things in my life, I’ve high standards, I know how to play dirty, and when I fight, I always come out victorious in the end–but of course, the caveat here is: I’m mean only when I’m provoked. See, as a Mean Girl, I feel like the whole world revolves around me and I’m too wrapped up in myself to ever try instigating anything because honestly? People who instigate are pathetic and insecure, they’re not mean at all, just plain sad.
Let me get that out in the open: be mean only when it’s necessary and only when you have to defend yourself, otherwise, don’t be. Don’t plot for malicious intent–if it’s to get even, I’ll consider it and will most likely be down to help, but talk to me and express baseless hate, don’t even bother. Don’t expect me to commiserate with people who want to be mean for no reason–I believe in a higher power and likewise karma, do anything to tip the scales of life unfairly to your advantage, then don’t expect me to applaud you.
This is something someone told me today: “live the life of a devil and your life will be hell” and though that is up for interpretation, trust me, it’s no rocket sciene to figure that out.
Anyway, this beautiful, Banggo Niu-inspired coordinates were given to me by Lolas & Daisies. I’ve been slightly obsessed with the tropical print for the summer and I think this is such a classy, Fall-appropriate take. I was lucky enough to see this pair while traipsing around the Rockwell bazaar–Lolas & Daisies have a lot of high quality neoprene-spandex pieces in pastel colors! I was able to take home a few amd I’m pretty sure that if you check the shop out, it wouldn’t disappoint. Consequently, because this outfit was special, I wore it for the preview party of retail giant: H&M’s Spring/Summer collection. The moment I arrived at their showroom, I was instantly drawn to their massive and diverse collection–so much so that I offered to buy a few just to get my claws on some but unfortunately, they’re really sleighted to come out first quarter. If you’re a fan of this fast fashion brand, check out the photos below after the outfit shots: