Empowered

Katya Bychkova StyleSprinter - Russian Blogger in NYC

Did you notice the major feminist trend happening in media at the moment? Growing up in the environment where women empowerment was something only available on paper, I’m super thrilled to see all of the feminist messages out there. In fact, I feel so honored living in a day and time when being a woman finally feels… empowering!

It might be just my personal experience, but back in the 1990s when I grew up, fashion magazines only talked about empowering women. Russian version of Cosmo, Glamour, and even Vogue were promoting the image of a woman who is trying to make it in life… until she manages to meet the love of her life and settle down. While even those career oriented messages felt motivational for me, I’m so much into nowadays message that being who you are is the way to go.

Want to find your love and raise kids together? Do it! Want to concentrate on your career and make an impact in the world? Why are you reading this post? Get up and do it! Think big! Be you! Be powerful!

The only problem that is happening with this over saturation of the empowering messages is the decision fatigue that I see more and more in the younger generation. Yes, theoretically we have all the doors open to make things happen, but there is only a tiny fraction of people who are indeed working on making things done. What about the rest? They are building their plans to change the world… and never end up doing anything!

Agreed: there are much more things that go into being proactive and hustling at its purest. Time, money, effort, all the struggles that we as human beings are trying to avoid, excuses on top of excuses… Decision fatigue is killing so many ideas that it hurts to see people’s dream failing because of it. With the amount of perfectionism than comes into how millennials are making decisions, frequently good ideas are being disregarded simply because other bigger and better ideas are there.

I love listening to The Skinny Confidential Podcast where Michael and Lauryn discuss how getting starting is the best way to make shit done. Sheryl Sandberg raises the same topic in her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. “Done Is Better Than Perfect,” she claims, and I agree with this notion too. In my humble opinion, it’s more important to act on your idea rather than simply collecting them.

So what about empowerment, you’ll ask? You just said that you are pro-empowerment and now you claim that no one seem to be able to accomplish things. It’s easy: I’d love to see how each and all of us not just speaks about things that they could or plan on doing—but rather do them. Today. Right now! Cause you already have all the support you could possibly hope for to make thing happen.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Embroidered Maxi Dress // Sam Edelman Sandals // Statement Clutch
Motif Empowered Bracelet // Rose Gold Pink Watch // Cat Eye Sunnies

Red Embroidered Off the Shoulder DressMotif Empowerment Bracelet

  • Love this confident and beautiful look! The details of the lace on the dress is just stunning!

  • This is such a gorgeous dress, such a fan of the print

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • Louis Dupond
  • You look so gorgeous in this dress! 🙂 I love the print and the pom pom sandals you paired it with!

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/crane-print/

  • In couldn’t agree with you more on this. I love that more and more powerful women are having a voice in our society!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • March and May

    I agree with you so much on this. Women empowerment is so important and I am glad that is such a powerful movement in todays society. And I love your dress btw.

    March and May

  • Emily Quameena Milan

    That is a gorgeous dress 🙂 I totally agree with you. Empowerment is very important. I’m a mother of 5 girls and I’ve always taught my daughters to find what makes them happy and go for it. They are very creative and intelligent and nothing should hold them back. 😉

  • Tamika Mapp

    I love the dress and the message. Thanks for helping women know that’s it’s okay to have a voice.

  • Marian

    That dress is just exquisite and yes, we have all the choices! We can do it all! That’s the beauty of this age. We can stay home, we can work part time, we can be can not have children and focus on ourselves and our careers. It’s wonderful.

  • Love this dress 🙂 Yes, empowerment is great and I love the messages and how they’ve been changing. I also like that we are again starting to become active about women’s issues, because when we assume that we’ve wont he fight and become lazy, we go backwards.