Saturday, August 18, 2012

OOTD: African Print in Brooklyn:)

It was a Sunday. Sister and Ruth & I had a date with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir (uh-huh, JEFFIN' cool!!). The weather in NYC this summer was so BEAUTIFULLY hawwwwwt so on this day, because we would be riding the Subway and walking a lot I decided to keep my outfit simple.
I thrifted this super-cool dress for $3 if memory serves me correctly. I bought it earlier this year while shopping with my sister...I think she found it and handed it to me (YAY) :) I LOVE this dress because the cut is so feminine and when I wear it, it makes me feel like a lady! LOL. Also the sleeves are a major plus for me coz they hide a problem area for upper arms, haha! So yes, this was the perfect option for me because it was a simple statement piece & made of cool, breathable cotton.

This day was the epitome of greatness for me. Points of amazingness are as follows:
  • Church service at the Brooklyn Tabernacle and hearing the choir...felt a little bit closer to God :)
  • Randomly stumbling upon Kat'z Deli ( a dream destination of my sister's for like for-evuhh)
  • Eating Kat'z deli Pastrami, Brisket and Rueben sandwiches...again, felt a little bit closer to God, haha
  • Sitting in the sun at the local basket ball court watching the world & especially the ballers go by
  • Checking yet another thing off the bucket list!
I love winning days with my sistas. The highlight reels of "my life's moments of greatness" are growing.

Continuing the theme of comfort I wore a pair of my fave shoes: my white All-Stars.

another feature of this dress I love...POCKETS! :)

there was no way to eat this pretty...go hard or go home, haha :)

Happiness x

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A long time coming...

So finally my first USA post is here which means my butt has finally shifted into gear and is making (fingers, toes and whatever else can be crossed) the first of many CONSISTENT blog posts to come! LOL. I say this because my efforts to blog so far have been very poor and so not what I envisioned my posts being like! However impoverished my poor blog has been I choose to leave the past in the past and start FRESH with the amazing-ness of my 2nd US trip!! :)

These pictures are from our first day in NYC *swoooon* (known to me and one of my besties Daniel as "The Promise Land"). My sister and I went for the first time in 2011 on our college Art History Tour, fulfilling childhood dreams of travelling to New York! Half way through our time in NY sister and I swore to each other that we'd be back and this trip is that pact in fruition! We headed to the US this time with our Ruth and this is where it all began...

St.Pauls Chapel- Remembrance Banner & Japanese Origami 

 What I wore: Being Summer in NYC and knowing that tones of walking was just around the corner I kept my first outfit cool (temp wise, lol), comfy and clean. I picked up this Nautical Themed cotton dress from K-mart on sale for $10 and paired it with my sisters red Converse All Stars. For my little personal touches I wore one of my favourite pair of clip-on earrings that belong to my sister as well as her red & white shades. The beauty of having a sister is having a whole second wardrobe of clothes and accessories at my disposal :) YAY.

Ruth :)
Darrrrrrryl- Our hop on hop off tour guide! He  was a cool dude!

Ruth & myself with (strangely) a little arm space in Times Square.

So long story short we buzzed our way around NYC introducing Ruth to things we fell in love with on our own very first day and got re-acquainted with everything we missed so much about the outrageous city! It was the best, watching Ruth see it all for the first time and with my sister simultaneously experiencing that feeling of  giddiness all over again!!

Gaaaaah ; I could breathe again. I was back :)