Ariana Madix Is Sartorially Reclaiming Lightning Bolts

Ariana Madix is taking back her power, one lightning bolt at a time. On Sept. 22, the "Vanderpump Rules" star shared a mirror selfie on Instagram to show off her wavy blond hair — and potentially make a not-so-subtle dig at ex Tom Sandoval. "The only thing in my camera roll lately that isn't dancing related," she captioned the post, referencing her recent casting on "Dancing With the Stars." In the photo, she's wearing a white Lulu Simon Studio tank top decorated with rainbow lightning bolts — a symbol that came to represent Sandoval's affair with costar Rachel Leviss. Yep, she did that.

For those unacquainted with Scandoval, Sandoval often wore a lightning bolt pendant as a nod to the logo for his restaurant TomTom. Leviss later purchased a similar lightning bolt necklace because it "was significant to who he became in my life," she shared during the "Vanderpump Rules" season 10 reunion that aired in May. By repping the symbol all these months later, Madix is rewriting the narrative. She's taking control. And her fans couldn't be more proud. "Thank you for making lighting bolts happy in my head again," one follower commented on her Instagram, while another added, "Reclaim 👏 those 👏lightning bolts 👏 slayyyyyyy."

Madix frequently makes a statement with her fashion choices. Shortly after the news of Scandoval broke in March, she wore two head-turning revenge dresses — the first, a totally sheer lace gown for a "Watch What Happens Live" appearance, and the second, a red cutout set by Mônot for the explosive "Vanderpump Rules" reunion special. The reality star also released a line of merch throwing shade at Sandoval and Leviss, all available to purchase on her Team Ariana website. What will Madix reclaim next? Perhaps white nail polish?