I went thrifting a month ago…while looking around I locked eyes with this beautiful lace blouse. What caught my eyes was how delicate it looked…It was a seventies blouse so of course I had to have it
Although I’m an eighties kid, My first recollection of the world around me was pretty much in the nineties….so, in a way I’m a nineties kid *I digress* but this seventies blouse reminded me of my childhood. Innocence,laughter, my dad telling stories about his mom whom I never met. As a Kid, I would listen attentively to the comforting voice of my mom as she read the bible aloud. I was a dreamer, I had Imaginary friends, I spoke to my toys and imagined they spoke back to me and I shared my daily adventures with them.
I shed a few tears that day. I missed my childhood, I wished I had savored the moment while it lasted.
I believed in impossibilities and I still do but something happens to you when you become an adult and the veil of childhood falls off and you see the world for what it really is….. for the first time.
Notwithstanding, I have promised myself to become a kid at heart. Believing the ridiculous, forgiving the unforgivable, loving the most unworthy and listening and observing the world in wonder as I once did as a child.
Jewelry: Forever 21 and Mom
Shoes: Charlotte Russe
Blouse : Thrift Store
I transition Day time clothes into Night time; either by adding a jacket, an accessory or Heels to give it a more “Night-ish” glam
Today was my lazy day, I pretty much chilled at Barnes and Nobles reading and lusting after other books I wished I was reading…yeah…I have a problem, I know. Seriously, books and buildings that contain books make me happy
*Dancing to “Girls just wanna have fun”*
This outfit revolved around my pretty asymmetrical/ high-low top. The top is pretty much casual…Its a lace top with pretty tribal designs on it. I wore it all day with my DIY cutoff shorts. I was going out at night, so, I threw on a Blazer and my trusty Patent Oxford heels to give it a little “dressy” appeal. This is how I rock my ish twice
Shorts : DIY
Blazer/Jacket : Thrift Store
Gladiator sandals (day): DSW
Patent Oxford Heels: DSW
Nneka, is a Nigerian/German Musician, born and raised in Nigeria. I stumbled on her music in 2008….Initially, She gave me a Lauryn Hill vibe because of the sheer genius and truthfulness of her lyrics…. I later saw that she was totally different from Lauryn but still epic all the same.
I love her music and message! I find her style very Organic, grunge, African and original. Her music makes you see the world in a different light. I respect her and how original she is. Honestly, If i met her, I would rather we talked about her World view on spirituality, Politics and Nigeria ,not fashion. She performs with soul-stirring rawness that produces goose bumps…she is that deep and soulful. She rocks!!!!!
(all pics from Google images)
Yesterdays weather was beautiful! The air was fresh…not hot and definitely not cold. It was a nice balance….I went to work in this, had a black sweater over this outfit earlier in the day.
Blouse: Thrift store
Tail hem skirt: T J Marxx
Bangles: Can’t remember
Everyone has been talking about the movie “Hunger Games“. I decided to go see it after much hype;Went with a couple of friends. I didn’t know what to wear so I wore all black and took my Afro head along. Anytime I wear my hair out people stare at me either in disbelieve or in mild irritation lol… I have gotten quite used to it now. By the way, the above pic is my hair in its semi shrunken state. As for the movie, I really don’t know how i feel about it. I fell asleep half way through it :/ . Happy Easter Sunday in advance to those who observe it
Shirt : Dillard’s
Shorts: Thrift Store (Vintage Levis)
Bead necklace: Bought from some African lady
Bangle/ bracelet: Can’t remember