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"Fashion, Lifestyle"

"The beauty of the journey" Emanuel Ungaro Suit Set, Ankle Boots and Beaded Shawl - Thrift Store :) Donovan took the pictures above around Union Market in D.C. and I couldn't believe how different things had become. Small owned and wholesale stores that once occupied the space were slowly turning into coffee shops. I became familiar with New York Ave at Union Market when I was younger, I knew the place as a farmer's market first. My mom and I would go there once or twice a week to get supplies for our family owned International grocery store. By 5:30 a.m. we would arrive in DC with a long check list of items to tackle moving from wholesaler to wholesaler. We would make our way to the fresh produce place then we would head…

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  • “This is all a facade” - Chioma
|my friend referring to the playground of Instagram| *sigh* Missing Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Sewing is time consuming but therapeutic, it’s challenging but leaves so much room for growth. Using your hands to orchestrate and craft your vision is mighty. Also i save my coins by making my own clothes so its litty. Will be selling a few of my designs this summer

Mkay, bye now *goes back to sewing @isule_oorun fit for Afro Punk Fest*
  • The process of photosynthesis makes me happy! @persivnrugs picked out the best place for us to stay while in Guadalajara, Mexico. 
I’ll be writing a blog post soon talking about our @airbnb stay, what we did while there, and about my experience ✨
  • Details w/ @donniegerald

DIFFERENT ERA//SAME FLOW

"Fashion, Lifestyle"

    Hat, Heels, Purse 1950s Orange Corduroy Two Piece Set | Thrifted          Ruffle Blouse | Boohoo I hit the jackpot with this late/mid 1950s orange corduroy two piece set that I thrifted. The labeled brand on the suit is called Peck & Peck. They were a famous New York City ladies’ wear store that sold their own labeled goods. The company was started by two brothers and had grown to over 75 chain stores. A piece like that holds so much history, memories, and mileage - I can't help but to be left to wonder about it's past life. As I was breezing through the suit section, it struck my eyes and at that point, I wasn't sure if the fit was really my style. The thick corduroy material…

JANUARY: THRIFTY FAVORITES

"Featured, Lifestyle"

 Finally a video! Misty my cat, and I enjoyed filming this. I had to film everything twice because the first time I didn't film it in the right size so when I went to edit the content, the quality was off and I absolutely could not take that. The first footage had way more cat lady behavior going on, I spared Misty the second time around, lol.  This video is from me to whom ever watching. I SEE YOU, you are appreciated. I have so much more ideas for future videos on thrifting. xx  

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"Fashion, Lifestyle"

  Similar ASOS earrings  here LAST THRIFT STORE SLAY OF 2017!!! Tartan Suit Set, Purse, Beret - Thrift Store || Ankle Boots and Earrings - ASOS I am beyond grateful to be typing this post on the last day of 2017. This year has been tough and I am happy for that. Who wants an easy breezy life where your growth is stagnate because  you run away from any type of discomfort or struggle. You don't get to realize your potential with that approcah. There is ALWAYS a light at the end of the tunnel. Don't worry about how long that journey is, instead worry about what you can get out of it. My word for 2018 is unfamiliar(ity). I want to embrace unfamiliarity so God can show me what he has in store…

HOME FEELS GOOD II

"Travel"

Drove 6 hours from Douala to Bamenda. The drive was magical, you guys should know I love plants! After playing soccer on the beach in Limbe, we went to a spot where you could enjoy eating while taking in the view of the ocean.  I had grilled fish and a choice of miondo as a side because, of course. I saw men bringing a boat back to land so I had to put my tasty fish down for a sec and snap it.  ((team effort)) Always impressed by the youth On my way to Limbe, we stopped for a few minutes to check out a site where a volcanic flow had reached the road before stopping. This eruption from Mount Cameroon happened almost 20 years ago.  The man pictured above was selling stones and shells, I…

HOME FEELS GOOD

"Travel"

The fruits back home are thick and real healthy.  Au Naturale My favorite shot taken of me while in Douala, Cameroon. Took it the last day I was leaving to go back to the States. My aunt's driver decided to show off his camera skills the day I was leaving, haha. Business owner of booth #46 at the major Craft Market in Douala. Met this very humble man, he was so was appreciative when i took his picture.  I asked if he had a Whatsapp for me to send it to him and he laughed (implying no) He wanted me to just have the picture for memories The children back home grow up so fast. Sometimes I feel like I haven't gotten my hands dirty enough. They carry a big load (literally and figuratively)…

Bew-Tonical

"Lifestyle"

Can ASOS ever do any wrong- Turtle shell statement earrings I love me some plants and flowers. Had to take photos at Brookside Gardens in Silver Spring once again. I went with my other bae, Christiane. She has a blog and is just a sweet being. Fall is almost among us. I am most looking forward to the leaves changing color and the weather being a bit more appropriate for layering and more layering. This is the best time to go thrifting because the thrift stores are putting out their first batch of fall/winter items...so ready set Gooooo!! and thank me later. I am wearing this skater floral dress I got from the thrift store along with a NAVY blue duster.  I cut the dress to make it short but I am regretting it because…

E L E M E N T

"Fashion, Lifestyle"

  Shout out to the greenhouse glow. I was baking in there! How cool and quirky is this skirt Skirt-Rugged Wearhouse   Top- Zara    Shoes & Purse-Thrift Store I love how I am glowing in these pictures. Don't be fooled though, they came with a price of excessive sweating with the trapped heat. When we were done, we walked out the greenhouse and all of a sudden, the 86 degree weather outside seemed bearable. Sarah and I went to this Botanical Garden last weekend. It was totally spontaneous, something I'm not (**clutches daily planner). But somehow Sarah always convinces me unplanned moves are the best moves and I can meet her halfway on that one. I was totally obsessed with the atmosphere and seeing all the plants were comforting...the little things   OUTFIT DETAILS-I have been thrifiting a…

DIY: (RE)WORKED MACRAME

"DIY"

Yay! Finally a DIY post. I purchased this macrame a while back from T.J. Maxx and had plans to dye it when I purchased it. It was only $16.99 (virtual high five) so I quickly snatched it up. Alot of the material used to rework the macrame were items I already had in my house. I encourage you all to look around your house and see what you can come up with before you go spending money on items. I like to work with less because I improvise and something creative is born. Take a peak into my shrine, my energy protector, my comfort zone...aka my room. Currently working with a deep blue and rust orange color palette.  Purchased the love ly statue head at the thrift store earlier this week. My mom actually stumbled upon it…

Off Her Shoulder

"Fashion, Lifestyle"

Growing up, my mom always had plants in our home, whether real or fake. I would observe the way she would nurture them. Now wherever I go, I find plants to be comforting ((Nurture Yours))   Shout out to my brother for taking these pictures, it's nice to know he's still loyal after all the times I use to drag him to take my pictures. A little back story behind shooting at this location! So my brother and I were outside taking pictures at a restaurant called Fisnet. We noted that the place was close so we weren't concerned whether we could shoot there or not. We snapped a couple of shots before my SD card became full so I sat down on the red bench deleting photos. A guy from the restaurant came out **PLOT TWIST, THE RESTAURANT IS…