Style Sunday: Black Tights and a Dashiki….

Style Sunday: Black Tights and a Dashiki….

Hey y’all!

Back at it again with another Style Sunday post! Last weekend I was in NYC visiting my bestie to celebrate her birthday. We spent the Sunday afternoon in the borough of Queens at Grace Jerk Fest . Jerk fest is a Caribbean festival the focuses on cuisine prepared with spicy sauce: jerk sauce. There was jerk everything! This festival also features music of the islands, live musical performances ( This year there was Rupee, Dexta Daps, Gyptian and more) and tons of vendors selling things like cultural clothing and trinkets. I was excited to check out the vendor stands because I really wanted a dashiki!

Sidenote: I had been looking for a dashiki for awhile and I ordered one on Ebay. By the time by trip rolled around, It still had not arrived. 

So, guys this day was hottttttttttttttttttt. Like hot to the point that I had to go to the vendor station and buy an umbrella to shade myself from the heat. While I was purchasing my umbrella, I saw a vendor selling dashikis.

I was able to pick up this dashiki in a beautiful fuchsia colour for 15 dollars!  Here’s how I styled it:

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The Dashiki : From the festival was purchased for 15 dollars. ( purchase a similar one here on ebay)

Black Tights:  The TNA Equator legging from Aritzia were purchased for 22 dollars (purchase here) read about my Aritzia experience here

Pink Flats: These are from Aldo. They are called the Lucelle flat. I purchased them for 55 dollars but they are now on sale on the Aldo website!

Total outfit price: 92 dollars!!!

I kept my makeup simple, just some black eyeliner and a pink lip ( Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Bauhau5”) and my curls were poppin’!!

When I returned from my trip, the original dashiki I  had ordered from Ebay had  finally arrived. It was a little different then the one I purchased in NYC which was a cotton polyester blend and the one I ordered was a satin blend. I ordered it in red and one size larger than me so I could wear it as a dress.

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That’s all  for today folks!!
Have an amazingly stylish week!
xoxo

What I’m Currently Jamming On….

What I’m Currently Jamming On….

Hey y’all

As you all probably know by now I am a lover of music. I love music of all different types of genres. Honestly, my music collection is like a melting pot. So many different sounds and music styles… it’s definitely very unique. My friends sometimes look at me and ask “what are you listening to?” with a look of shock and confusion. I mean it’s not often that you see a Canadian-Jamaican girl enjoying the musical styles of Led Zeppelin 😛 . But I do! My range is anything from Incubus to Donna Summer to Michael Bolton to Usher to Chaka Khan ( one of my all time favorites) Andrae Crouch (RIP), Tasha Cobbs, Musiq and ALL 90’s R&B <3.

First and foremost though,I love gospel music. That is the genre of music that I find my peace in. It’s the music I connect to the most simply because of my relationship with Christ. Now I’m not going to pretend that I only listen to gospel music because that would make me a liar and a hypocrite. But.. that being said, being a Christian does influence my choices. It forces me to pay attention to the lyrics more closely and be careful of  the content I’m allowing in or encouraging others to listen too.

However, I’ve been pretty discouraged with the face of music lately. Lots of great “performers” but not a whole lot of “artists” you know? Nevertheless, I love music and I’ve found a few ” feel good” hits that I currently have on replay.

1. Classic Man by Jidenna ( clean version)

2. See You Again by Charlie Puth feat. Wiz Khalifa

3. Elastic Heart by Sia

4. Fill me up/Overflow by Tasha Cobbs

5. Nobody Love by Tori Kelly

6. Lucy by Destra

7. Kissing by Yemi Alade

8. Tina Campbell- Destiny

What are you guys listening to right now? Let me know!

xoxo