Juneteenth is finally here and I am excited!
My level of love for Juneteenth is equivalent of that of that when syrup first met pancakes.
If you do not know what Juneteenth is you should first be ashamed. Be very ashamed.
When you are done being ashamed you can gain the knowledge of Juneteenth. Juneteenth is defined as “a festival held annually on the nineteenth of June by African Americans (especially in the southern states), to commemorate emancipation from slavery in Texas on that day in 1865.”. What this fancy definition fails to say is that it is also one of those holidays. By that I mean those holidays in which everybody and their mama stops by unannounced to grab a plate of food, gossip, or both!
This random group of people can include a distant cousin, an older “auntie” who expects you to remember her babysitting you when you were two years old, and your current crush.
You just never know who you are going to see on Juneteenth. It’s like hearing a knock at your door on Purge night.
It could be a friendly, terrified potential victim.
Or a group of mass murderers.
You just never know what you gonna get, life is like a box of chocolates, right?
So I’m guessing you want to look good when your future husband walks in the door.
Or former babysitter/ Auntie.
In an effort to look presentable to elders but still sexy to the future hubby I recommend a maxi dress!
Maxi dresses are the perfect outfit to appease everyone. They are long, loose, and modest so they are good for the elder. Then when you turn around….
As the famous philosopher Aubrey Drake Graham once said “I hate it when she go, but I love to watch her leave.”.
To find the perfect maxi dress to wear to your Juneteenth celebration that will not break the bank I recommend buying one from the thrift store!
One that I love is this cute and light weight hi-low black maxi dress.
The ruffles on the hemline add just the right amount of movement. The light weight fabric allows you to be cool while socializing at your Juneteenth celebration. I initially found this dress at a department store for $273.00!
Thankfully Thredup had it for only $33.50.
My next recommendation is this cute and sexy white sundress from shopgoodwill.com. Originally from White House Black Market, the price of this piece originally was a lot higher than the $15.00 price tag found at goodwill!
The affordable dress is fashioned using a lightweight tulle fabric and affixed with a bow. Few can deny that bows are cute, however the bow is used to hide a belt that cinches in the waist and gives you the perfect hourglass shape.
But even the dresses above are gone you can always put on pants and go buy the perfect dress to wear on Juneteenth at a physical thrift store!
Good luck and Happy Juneteenth!