It’s a New Year!

“Faith, self determination, ujamaa, love, nia, beautiful, purpose, community, cooperative economics, creativity, umoja, collective work & responsibility, imani, unity, Kwanzaa, ujima, Nguzo Saba, family, kujichagulia.”

Hello Nzuri! It’s the last day of Kwanzaa, these days have been such beautiful and fun filled moments with my family. We gathered at my mother in-loves home for the final celebration this weekend and it was exciting. We had great food, shared wonderful family memories and laughed until we all got tired.

The outfit that I wore to the celebration is posted here, my checkered black and white half blouse/sweater (purchased via Evine, online) is always a big hit when I dress it up for work or down for casual wear which I normally wear with a pair of black leggings (you will most likely see it again before the winter season ends with a work attire mode). The same question is always asked when I wear it, “is this a two piece or attached sweater”, looking at the pictures I can finally see why the curiosity. The blouse/sweater is a one piece, it is a little large mainly in the back yet it is so flattering when I pair it with the right items; it is also super comfortable. By now you’re probably getting the “comfortable” vibe from me in every post, it’s due to my current state of mind, I am all about what feels good on my skin and MY perception of comfort.

I paired it with some distressed, fitted jeans (old) that were purchased a long time ago at JCPennys; did I mention this is one of my favorite stores to shop! I always find great deals for me and the entire family each and every time I go shopping. I recently purchased the black and white polka-dotted sock booties from Akira; super excited about them. Although the heal is 4″, they wear very well, you will see these again; many, many times.

As you can see below, the weather got a little chilly and I decided to change my shoes (I always keep a pair of flat boots in my car as backups, you never know about the Northwest Indiana weather, it can be unpredictable with snow, drastic wind or icy rain). Also, I love leather jackets and a scarves! You will most likely see multiple colors of leather jackets on me until the weather breaks too cold for them, but the scarves are like a staple piece for me; many different colors and textures. I hope you enjoyed the postings, please leave a comment below; I would love to hear from you.

As always, thanks for dropping bye; until next time nzuri!