Diversity Chic, Real Life Issues

Diversity Chic: Here’s to Strong Women

Well, it’s been a full week since the election and I’m still slowly coming to grips with the fact that we have a new reality in America. A reality that I still haven’t really processed or wrapped my head around because a part of me still wants to believe that this is just some long sleep that I haven’t awaken from.

It’s easy to move forward when you don’t have any feelings of fear, degradation, and the constant barrage of people telling you how to feel. The silver lining of this last week has been the amazing amount of support and love from all the friends that I have in my life. We were able to have open and honest dialogue in regards to our feelings and next steps.

Life couldn’t get any better this past weekend after numerous text messages when I got to spend some time with my action making ladies! In case you need a reminder of what Diversity Chic is all about:

Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.

Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.

When Diversity Chic started, this was just about a diverse group of women getting together and highlighting fabulous trends. What we’ve come to realize is that our voice and platform is much grander than just pretty clothes. We were brought together for something greater than parading around in the latest trends and this election was a reality check for all of us.




I’ve preached it all week – I will not remain silent. I will be sure to support, love, and stand for ALL Americans. The best part is that the women you see in these photos every month with me are allies who stand not only by my side but at the forefront of this love trumps hate movement.

We pulled our blazers out for this Diversity Chic because we mean business when it comes to these next 2 and 4 years. We will be out there pounding the pavement, supporting our fellow Americans that need us most, and making a mark on the future of this country.

Valery of Valery Brennan | Stephanie of Stephanie Drenka | Denise of Beauty and the Pleats


“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” -Unknown


Photography by Stephanie Drenka and Holden Hostetler


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  • Reply Vanessa Smith

    Wow! I think Diversity Chic is such a great idea! All you ladies have beautiful style.

    November 17, 2016 at 7:33 am
    • Reply Sevi Ware

      It’s still hard to believe we’ve been embarking on this journey for nearly two years now. I love that our shift is taking us into a new realm that we all agree on – making a difference in the world with more than just pretty clothes.

      November 17, 2016 at 8:00 am
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