Monday, April 12, 2021

How Is It Winter Again?

We had a freak resurgence of winter recently (it snowed, temperatures dipped below freezing, and there was a several day streak of insanely blustery winds) and I was forced to pull out my heavier sweaters and boots (you know, for that glorious 15 minutes of the day that I actually spend outside of my house, seemingly chained to my home office).
dress: Zara / cardigan: ASOS / leggings: Old Navy / boots: Target / necklace: Saks Off 5th Feature: This is a great read about how we can shift perceptions around Black-owned brands being "only for Black people."

Monday, April 5, 2021

Ode to the Real Housewives of New Jersey

Just another morning, standing in front of my garage door before driving Eleanor to her day home, looking like a reject from the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast (no, that’s not accurate as they would never wear such sensible shoes).
shirt: Vince Camuto / jacket: Simons / pants: RW and Co / shoes: Aldo / necklace: Simons 

Feature: I’m excited to start this course, designed to be an eye-opener and a call to action for those who seek to be allies to Black women, in my downtime.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

This Sweatshirt Gets Me

Work has been very, very stressful for me of late so I find myself just wanting to live in leggings and oversized sweatshirts most days. And this one, in particular, is just so perfect for my mood of late.
shirt: Married to the Mob / leggings: Hue / boots: Aldo / jacket: The Bay / purse: Zara 

Feature: After reading Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodgee, I’ve moved onto their podcast, About Race (clearly I’m super into podcasts these days) and I highly recommend it.

Friday, March 12, 2021

All the Frills: Smelling Good Until 2022

I was lucky enough to receive a lot of my favourite perfume for Christmas. Like a lot, a lot. So, my little scent tray is now a full sized tray to accommodate everything and I’ll be smelling wonderful for several years.

Weekend Reading:

  • I’m sure it’s the Italian Renaissance portrait motif but I truly love this Dior collection

  • The Undefeated is an amazing project charting Black athletes in professional sport – I’m not super into sports but I’m definitely learning a lot. 

  • This is a fascinating read and really affirms the need for better pre-natal care (including paid leave pre-birth) as a way to ensure better post-natal outcomes. 

  • This person is my new hero

  • This is an amazing discovery!

Friday, March 5, 2021

Is Winter Over?

Now that the cold weather has finally broken a bit, I can venture outside without an extremely bulky coat. At this point it’s the little things that are getting me through while I wait for my access to the vaccine and nicer weather means being able to meet friends for outdoor walks, which I'm immensely looking forward to.

leggings: Hue / shirt: Old Navy / shoes: Aldo / necklace: Saks Off 5th / jacket: Winners 

Feature: I recently started listening to the podcast Justice in America and wow, wow, wow. Check it out!