My Gele

My Gele
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What I'm Wearing
My Gele: wrapped by my mother | Earrings: ALDO | Coral Necklaces: My mother's closet
Double "Wonder Woman" Cuffs: diva.net.au | Gold Knit Sweater: gift
Tulle Midi Skirt: ebay ($12) | Suede Tan Pumps: Talbots ($20)

This past Sunday was my church's 30th anniversary so the celebration was grand and all cultures were representing to the fullest. It was all very exciting and fun. And, I decided to keep my gele on for my blog just to share a bit of my culture with you; it's been a while since I've infused my cultural style with my everyday style.

So the Nigerian (Yoruba) word, gele: (geh-LAY), refers to the headwrap that I have on my head. It is usually high quality fabric that combines flexibility and stiffness to achieve the various styles that it can be wrapped into. They are often worn to church and any event that calls for celebration. And, because they have so little movement while on your head, they are often confused for hats!

My Gele
Until next time!

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Sun Hats & Short-Shorts

Sun Hats & Short Shorts
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Sun Hats & Short Shorts
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What I'm Wearing
Earrings: thrifted gift | Necklace: F21 | Quilted Purse: my sister's closet
Straw Floppy Hat: Walmart | Amaryllis Tank: Talbots | Cut-off Denim Shorts: DIY

It's that time of the year again: summer camp time! However, I think I've developed a method to balancing two jobs and blogging. We'll see how well it works this summer :)

I call this my "Summer Staple Outfit" because every item is something I'd consider crucial for an effective and efficient summer wardrobe.

  • Floppy Sun Hat - Essential! Keep those rays away from your face.
  • Lightweight White Cardigan - Great for transitioning into cool summer nights.
  • DIY cutoffs & bright colors - Because... why not? (hehehe)
  • White Flats - Best season for these babies

What items are necessary for your summer wardrobe?

Sun Hats & Short Shorts
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Be Bright Challenge | Orange & White

Be Bright Challenge | Orange & White
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Be Bright Challenge | Orange & White
Be Bright Challenge | Orange & White
Be Bright Challenge | Orange & White
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Be Bright Challenge | Orange & White
Be Bright Challenge | Orange & White
Be Bright Challenge | Orange & White
What I'm Wearing
Hexagonal Earrings: New York & Company | Spiked Necklace: H&M | Bracelets: Handmade & ALDO
Orange Empire Waist Dress: JCPenney (years ago) | White Button Down Blouse: Forever 21 | Brown Oxford Flats: Bass

White has simply become my neutral of choice. It's easy, fresh, and easily brightens up every outfit. The heat was semi-unbearable today so I threw on this lightweight shirt to keep me cool while keeping the sun off my back. It worked!

Take the challenge: Will you be bright? Let me know in the comments!





Be Bright Challenge | Orange & White
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