Half-Mourning Dress
The Victoria & Albert Museum

What’s a “half-mourning” dress?  Mourning in the front, party in the back?

Half-Mourning was the third stage of mourning for a widow. She would be expected to mourn her husband for at least two years, the stages being Full Mourning, Second Mourning and Half-Mourning. The different stages regulated what they would be wearing, with Full Mourning being all black and with no ornamentation, including the wodow’s veil, and the stages after that introducing some jewellery and modest ornamentation. When in Half-Mourning you would gradually include fabrics in other colors and sort of ease your way out of mourning. 
Wow, I am happy you made that joke so I could interpert it as a serious question and have an excuse to ramble on about clothing customs of the past, I am a historical fashion nerd.

That’s very informative, but I’m going to stick with my original head canon:

I love both the informed fashion history and the hilariously off-the-wall halves of this post.


My Roommate Took Her Samoyed to a Color Run







Just hanging out!

its tiny

whats up with the husky chihuahua?

She is an alaskan klee kai, a pure breed of dog, completely unrelated to a chihuahua.
Klee kai are a rare breed of dog that resembles a small husky. She is also very small for breed

honestly thank you so much. 

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Purple is a color associated to sensitive and compassionate people, who think of others before themselves. People with personalities connected to color purple have a peaceful and tranquil quality and a quiet dignity about them. People are drawn to their charismatic and alluring energy. They are idealistic, and often impractical, with a great imagination, dreaming of a future in an ideal fantasy world where you exclude the ugly side of reality. They can be selfish and self-indulgent as they don’t like being imposed upon by others beliefs and regulations. (x)

Sansa Stark ± purple (requested by anonymous.)

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"What’s the big deal about these things?"

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The Best Thing That EVER happened at my job

Me: Did you find everything ok today Sir?
Male Customer: Yeah everything was fine, but prices on the cat food just keep going up! I remember when it was only .30 a can! But I bet you don't, you're like what...20?
Me: 21, but yes.
Male Customer: God you're young, I bet you'd never go out with someone my age, unless you have some Daddy issues
Me: ...........
Male Customer: so do you like working here? Are you in school?
Me: Your total today is 21.38 Sir.
Male Customer: Are you seeing anyone?
Me: ......Cash or Credit Sir?
Male Customer: When do you get off work?
Male co-worker comes up next to me: Everything ok?
Male Customer: Yeah we're fine
Male Co-worker: Actually I think you're being really rude
Male Customer: What are you her boyfriend?
Male co-worker: No I'm not. And even if I was, why would it matter? Her job is to ring up your items, make sure your shopping experience was pleasant and give you change. You're making really creepy comments to a young woman you don't even know at a cash register, it's not ok.
Male Customer: You can't talk to me that way! I want to speak to your manager.
Me: It's really ok, everything is Ok
Male Co-worker: No no, I'll go ahead and call our FEMALE boss up here to address any grievances you might have *Sir*
Male Customer: slams down 25 dollars grabs his bags and leave*
Male Co-worker: You don't even have to take anyone's shit here. If anyone even looks at you funny, pick up that phone, call a manager, call me, call another co-worker and it will be handled. You are a valued employee and you deserve to feel safe and respected at work by *everyone*


boys cry
girls masturbate
boys can like pink and not be gay
girls can have short hair and not be a lesbian
boys can like ballet
girls can like video games
boys can be hot without a six pack
girls can be hot without a hairless body
boys can have hair down to their waists
girls can have stretch marks, curves and back fat

gender doesn’t determine what you can and cannot enjoy, what you can and cannot look like or what you can and cannot do

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The woman on the left is a mother from Miami who was so desperate to feed her hungry family that she was trying to steal a lot of food.
The woman on the right is Miami-Dade County Police Officer Vicki Thomas. Officer Thomas was about to arrest Jessica Robles but changed her mind at the last minute.

Instead of arresting her, she bought Robles $100 worth of groceries:
“I made the decision to buy her some groceries because arresting her wasn’t going to solve the problem with her children being hungry.”
And there’s no denying they were hungry. Robles’ 12 year old daughter started crying when she told local TV station WSVN about how dire their situation was:
“[It’s] not fun to see my brother in the dirt hungry, asking for food, and we have to tell him, ‘There is nothing here.’”
Officer Thomas says she has no question that what she did was right:
“To see them go through the bags when we brought them in, it was like Christmas. That $100 to me was worth it.”
But Officer Thomas did have one request:
“The only thing I asked of her is, when she gets on her feet, that she help someone else out. And she said she would.”
And guess what? The story gets even better.
After word got out about what happened people donated another $700 for Jessica Robles to spend at the grocery store.
And then best of all a local business owner invited her in for an interview and ended up hiring her on the spot as a customer service rep.
She started crying when he told her:
“There’s no words how grateful I am that you took your time and helped somebody out. Especially somebody like me.”
And to think it all started with one veteran police officer trusting her “instinct” instead of going “by the book”.


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Anonymous asked: I was just watching an episode of Supernatural with my brother and there was a scene where a boy and girl are hitchhiking and a truck comes and says the girl can get in the car but the boy can't get a ride. My brother then decides to comment on how awesome it must be to have boobs because then you can get people to do stuff for you with them. I said that the sexual harassment of girls is very real and scary. He then said that men could be sexually harassed just as easily as girls. WTF.


You’re preachin’ to the choir, girl. I have this conversation with guy friends quite frequently and end up looking like a crazy feminazi (to them, I don’t actually act like one lol). The thing is, it’s just really difficult for a lot of guys to get because they don’t experience it. They see women being bought all sorts of drinks at bars and offered rides home and assorted other “preferential treatment” (ha!) when all we see is in that drink or that compliment or that offer for a ride home is “shit, if I accept I might get kidnapped or raped, what do I do??”

And yes, he’s correct, men CAN be sexually harassed just as easily, but it tends to come with more intimidation and feel much more threatening when it’s men to women, rather than women to men. Not that I’m condoning it, that’s just factual.

In fact, I’ve been meaning to make a tumblr post about it but I need to properly word it to avoid getting hate but I’ve noticed that objectification of men online is similar to that of women, and hey, objectification on both sides is okay to me sometimes, it depends on the degree of it. But what I’ve noticed is I see tags (and I’ve been guilty too) all the time of things like “can he just be naked all the time?” or “he is so hot I want to lick his bare chest while the rest of the hot guys of the cast are naked and waiting their turn” lmao etc (I made those up btw) and if we saw those comments on half naked pictures of women a lot of us would be appalled and cry a need for feminism (which it is of course necessary), but I’ve just noticed lately that women say a lot of things about men (especially on tumblr) that we would be appalled if we saw heard/read men saying them. And to a degree that’s alright, it’s ok to appreciate someone’s beauty or be attracted to them and even voice that, but it’s the blatant idea that if I heard a man say that about me, I’d feel very uncomfortable or think it was another symptom of rape culture, but then I have the urge to say something similar about a celebrity and it doesn’t really make it okay just because I’m a woman.

Like I said, the difference is, when men say things it often feels very threatening because 1 in 4 women are sexually assaulted, so it’s very real, but it’s still been a bit of a wake up call to me that even though we don’t have the numbers of going out and assaulting people as often as men might, there might still need to be a bit of a revamp on our way of thinking and treating each other.





i wonder if actors ever get their scripts and are like

well this is fucking stupid


is this a reaction or an example


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