For me, the start of the 4th of July Holiday begins with a birthday celebration for one of my besties. This year she wanted to celebrate at the Bishop Gallery in Brooklyn. The gallery was hosting their new exhibit by the amazing artist Zeph Farmby. His collection is called Pursuing Fal$e Idols. This collection displays how materialism and classism affects our culture. His art is bold, and the use of pop culture to invoke and ask the questions as to why we hold having things in high regard as opposed to peace of mind. My favorite piece from the exhibit is Don't Shoot I'm the Future. With all of the shootings this year, tensions between the black community and law enforcement are at a all-time high. It's as though we don't see each other as vehicle's for change, just perpetual stereotypes and misunderstandings. Art and music are reflective of what's going on in our culture and Zeph's art definitely sparks conversation.
I went with Eloquii's Grid Check Romper for the event. Since this romper did not have any stretch, I did have to go up a size so that I would have room (especially in the arm area). I am a big fan of statement necklaces, but I felt with this romper it was best not to wear one. Belts and I are not the best of friends, but I do own a couple that I pull out every once in a while. My bow belt is an oldie but goodie, but here is a similar one. Once again, I went with my Report Signature sandals. Ladies, definitely give these shoes a try. I had them on for hours, and even walked around Brooklyn in them, and my feet were not the least bit tired. I definitely had a great time celebrating with my bestie with art, laughs, and sangria. If you find yourself in Brooklyn, head to the Bishop and check this exhibit out. It will be on view until the end of the month. #supportthearts