Disclaimer: I am not a poetry person. No really. It often baffles me and I always feel woefully unqualified to discuss it with anyone, much less give recommendations to my customers. That being said, I am learning my way into it and have fallen in love with some great poetry collections over the past year. Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls edited by Karen Finneyfrock, Mindy Nettifee, and Rachel McKibbens is one of those collections. This anthology was conceived after the editors realized the startling lack of poetry available for guiding and speaking to teenage girls. For women of all ages, the poetry in this book will cause you to reminisce, sympathize, rejoice, and smile. I'm recommending this to EVERYONE!
For this outfit, a "Courage" necklace and a clutch with an inspiring quote ("I am going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life." -Elsie de Wolfe) complete an outfit that would make me feel like a confident, ass-kicking and name-taking chick. A mix of ladylike and tough is my personal favorite. (But how about we start teaching our girls that they can dress however they want and it's still amazing?).
Seriously, give this collection to everyone you know. Especially the young women in your life.