I discovered my theme song as a freshman in high school. It was and still is Queen B@$#H by Lil' Kim. My brother purchased the Lil' Kim Queen B@$#H CD (probably for the salacious poster that was included in the CD), and I had a habit of stealing his music. I got hold of the Lil' Kim CD, and my mind was blown. I played that CD every time I jumped in my car. I was amazed at the things she would say and how bold she was. I made a mistake and left the CD playing in my car one day, and on that day my mother decided to drive my car. She started the car, and Lil' Kim came blasting through the speakers screaming obscenities. My mother went berserk. I tried to explain to her that I didn't care to emulate the things she was rapping about, I just admired how bold and confident she was and how she defied the traditional standards that women were held to. That explanation didn't work.
Fast forward to now, and I still play the hell out of my theme song and the entire CD. When I need to get pumped or when I feel like I've conquered something, I turn Queen B@$#H on and passionately rap every line. On this day I shot these pictures, I needed something to get me going. I put my song on while I was getting dressed and walked out the house like "WHAT?!"
I guess you can kinda say that this outfit was inspired by Queen B@$#H. When I turned the song on and started feeling the vibes, this is what I pulled out of my closet.
I got this vintage blazer from @shopvintagebowtique (Instagram boutique). I love it because of the stripes and because of the shoulder pads. I wanted to keep the blazer opened so I had to rock my bra as a top. I threw on my men's Levis jeans to keep the outfit casual, and my Tamar Necklace to add some pizazz to the look.
Have a bomb weekend everyone. If you get discouraged about anything, just put your theme song on and boss up! Happy Women's History Month!
- Samjah Iman
Photo Credit: Majstudios@yahoo.com