You know those girls that don't really like other girls and often prefer the company of guys instead? Yeah. I get it, but I'm not one of those girls (but funny enough, I always befriend the girls who prefer boys). I love girls. In fact, I had a brief stint at 13 where I came out to my closest friends and family as a lesbian. (It turns out I just hadn't hit puberty yet. Once the hormonal floodgates were unleashed I couldn't help but fall in love with inarticulate boys with broad shoulders and flannels.) But even still, I've always preferred working, creating, and collaborating with women. There are layers of connection, understanding and gear-turning with women that I've rarely experienced with men.
And to be more specific I like bad girls. The liberated lady who lives out loud.
Here are some characteristics of a bad girl (and what I aspire to be):
• Isn't afraid of redefining and embracing what it means to be both "feminine" and a "feminist"
• Loves whiskey and whisky – and knows the difference
• Speaks her mind with an open heart and clear throat – no matter the company
• Won't stand for bullying – from others or herself
• Sees beauty in the most unsuspecting places
• Is a creative force to be reckoned with
• Dresses to impress herself (and sometimes other women)
• Choose mates who wholeheartedly support her bad girl self
Are you a bad girl? What other traits or values would you add to the list? Let's be friends.
Oh and P.S. I made a playlist on Spotify to celebrate the bad girls. I like to make my co-workers (and Jeremy, who also loves bad girls) listen to it every morning as we begin our day. I think Gaga and Beyonce are the ultimate badasses – and I'm seeing them both in concert in the next few months!
J & K started this blog project to document the remodel of their 1929 historical home in the heart of Oklahoma City. It has now turned into a documentation of life, food, fashion, freelance, inspiration, design, adventures and details around the J & K house.
Kathleen works as an award-winning brand consultant and designer specializing in small business branding at Braid Creative & Consulting. Jeremy is a software engineer and is the left-brain to Kathleen’s right.
You can contact Kathleen at
jeremyandkathleen (at) gmail (dot) com.
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Anatomy of an Outfit
Sometimes I like to get dressed and take pictures of myself. For all of my outfit posts click here.
Freelance Matters: A series about how I tackle freelance issues such as estimating, billing, to-do lists and how to fire a client.
Trekking to Everest
In October 2010 Jeremy and I trekked through the Himalayas to Mt. Everest Base Camp. It completely changed my life. Read about the entire adventure, day-by-day, here.
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What We Eat
We like to eat really good food - at least 3 times a day. Sometimes I blog about it - click here for recipes and yummy ideas.
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- Eva Black | Spaces
- Emma Dime
- Life as an Artistpreneur
- Jane Reaction
- Ink & Letters
- Meg Biram | The Edit
- Sarah Von Bargen's Small Biz Blog
- Design Crush
- The Equals Record
- Emmarie Designs
- Rory Gordon
- Yellow Brick Home
- The Creatives Project
- Silly Grrl
- Photographers Skeen
- The Clothes Make the Girl
- Bringing Design Home
- Pip & Estella
- A Practical Wedding
- Kind of a Sideshow
- Sandra Juto
- Old Sweet Song
- Rambling Renovators
- Brooklyn Bride
- Design Crush
- Experiment in Poverty
- The Jealous Curator
- Making it Lovely
- Dressing on the Side
- The Oklahoman
- Young House Love
- Oh So Beautiful Paper
- A Cup of Jo
- Brooklyn Limestone
- Glamour Weddings