I PINK YOU’RE CUTE

Who doesn’t love getting snail mail? I got home after a long “Singles Awareness Day” /// SWIA’s first birthday to find a package from LOREAL PARIS. Of all of the goodies they sent “I pink you’re cute” lip stick is definitely my favorite.

Nothing quiet like adding to my treasure chest but I don’t have to tell you about the power of a good lip color.

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JAiME

 

Allison Kennedy - Love me some L’Oreal. True Match is my bitch.

ITS JUST THE BEGINNING

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I imagine SWIA as a fleet of warrior women gathering in an over-decorated tres chic sheepskin hut to dress for battle, compliment each other’s armor, and share overpriced sephora lip stains. The battle is every time you took a chance wearing those Aztec pants with a polka dot shirt and some bitch in a polo and tennis skirt scoffed at you. The battle  is that numb nuts guy you dated that was somehow so misinformed to think that he had any right to tell you that those high waisted black velvet bellbottoms made you look like a hippie pirate (which, by the way, doesn’t sound half bad if you ask me). The battle is any fucking time you allowed someone else to dictate how you express yourself.

Jaime and I started SWIA to show women that, not only are you allowed to be yourselves, but that you should be standing on the edge of the tallest mountain whipping your hair back and forth sounding a barbaric yawp in the name of your sheer bossiness. And if, when you are on that mountain, some brat tries to tell you to zip it then SWIA would like to extend and invite to you to tell that bitch to get the hell off your mountain.

What am I getting at here?

Honestly, I have no idea.

My brain is so overloaded with thankfulness and a cheap liquor hangover to fully comprehend what is going on right now. I am proud of what SWIA has been able to do in it’s short year of existence and humbled knowing that Jaime and I didn’t create this army of loving and accepting women, but merely built a platform for us to all gather and realize we are not alone.

All I can say is thank you.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. You didn’t have to accept us, you didn’t have to take a chance on two wacky girls dressed all in neon wearing short sleeves in February, but for some reason you did. And I can’t tell you what that means to me. So in honor of operation “take back V day”, I raise my glass to all you absolutely lovely wackadoos and cheers to one year down and (hopefully) many many more to come.
XOXO
KD

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THANK YOU for all the comments, likes, shares, messages,letting us photograph you, guest bloggers, guest photographers and anyone who just shook their head in agreement. Here are some of our favorite comments and messages. We can not tell you how much we appreciate the support.

 

“I LOVE this blog!! It makes me feel so awesome about being ME!!” -Amanda Hitchcock

“I started reading your blog after stumbling across you via someone else’s instagram and encountering you at a Nightingale clothing swap. You are a breath of fresh air and truly a roll model for girls who are struggling to figure out how to act in a world where they are challenged to be what they want as long as they look like everyone else. I am raising teenage daughters to be strong, outspoken, weirdos who celebrate those traits in others and I am so glad to see someone living what I am trying to teach. Kudos.” -Tanya Swann

“I can’t tell you how much I love this. Thank you for being so transparent with your heart.” -Emily Baskette

“Girl that article was so real and so had to read because it was so good. I really appreciate you sharing.” – Anonymous

“It’s like you stole the pages of my own journal. Thank you for being such a badass. And thank you for letting us in. This is beautiful.”  -Charity Anne

“I read you blog. It was touching even to a male cynic, that is me. You are completely right about what you said. Sometimes you can’t see the outside of the box that you are in. Good read, thanks for writing it! Also, you do look like a boss bitch with a pixie cut!” – Anonymous

“Thanks for reminding us it’s ok to be incredibly badass & incredibly human at the same time.” -Elizabeth Lawrensen
“Favorite post on SWIA. Message is true abs the pictures are beautiful. Well done.” -Jordan Jesus Tiger

 

AmyMae Tuininga - I will incorporate, “get off my fucking mountain, bitch” into my life. Even if he/she will never get it.

Allison Kennedy - I could not agree more. Y’all have inspired me to BE ME AGAIN.

Allison Kennedy - I could not agree more. Y’all have inspired me to BE ME AGAIN.

Ben Schnell - “The battle is any fucking time you allowed someone else to dictate how you express yourself.” This is an awe inspiring quote. Love it.

GIVEAWAY – HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWIA

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In honor of our least favorite holiday turned BEST day of the year, we are doing a GIVEAWAY!! We are giving away a FREE styled photo shoot – up to 3 locations and outfits based on a theme/concept and style we come up with together!

Requirements to win:

1. You have to ‘LIKE’ She Wore It Anyways on Facebook
2. Comment on this blog post OR on this photo on Facebook

We will randomly select a winner on Tuesday 2/18!

Don’t forget to share this photos with your friends just because you love them!

Thank you Molly Gardner Photography for the photo!

Leslie Morales - I totally need and want this for myself or Bria. You dig?

Maggie Sloan - I love you guys. I’ll take a photo shoot over roses any day!

Ashley Sisto - V day is lame! Photo shoots are awesome!

Corina Ross - Happy birthday y’all!

Katie Holden - :):):)

Jenny O - Yesss. Best giveaway ever. Are there really no location restrictions? I’m all the way in GA…

Amy Phillips - How am I just coming across this blog?! Love this!

Lindsey Lowe - One year, y’all! Shes run the world.

Hannah Baluch - Amazing coat, flowers and photo… As always!

Sarah Dollar - Are you going to come visit me in SF if I win this? :P

Giorgio Parra - Yes girl!! Work it out!!

SNOW DAZE

What else do you do when it decides to DUMP some snow on Chattanooga? Take some beautiful photos of course! So I texted my friend emily to see if she would be up for it and sure enough we were “same paging” hard.

If you want to take a peek at Emily’s blog you can here! And her new business here! 

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Emily is wearing>>> Dress from American Eagle, boots are Samantha Pleet for Wolverine 1000 mile collection, not sure where the knee high socks and scarf are from, necklace from Jami Rodriguez, and shaw is from H&M.

Flower crown from the ever so talented Christy at May Flowers Chattanooga!

I hope you had the opportunity to get out and play in some this fabulous snow! If you like glitter and smoke bombs you should probably check out the rest of these photos over at Our Ampersand Photography.

xoxo

JAiME

SNOW DAY SURVIVAL

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Sitting here with heated mattress pad on high listening to the electric bill literally suck $$ right out of my vintage brown leather Coach purse and I can’t decide if I want snow. Sure its a pain, and everyone in Chattanooga wrecks their cars but man would it be fun to play in! To build a snowman… it’s been a while!
Or maybe try to get out and take some photos??? YES PLEASE!  Either way I would love to be wearing this. Probably some much warmer version of this outfit including some wool socks and big scarf but something along these lines.
Funky, fresh and allllllll over the place. This outfit maybe a little scattered even for me but its honestly what I would roll out of bed and scrounge up off the floor! Nothing quite like playing with pattern and texture while still being super femme!
Cheers to your snow day! May you make a hundred snow angels and one thousand well dressed snow woman!
xoxo
JAiME