Pretty Paisley

It will probably be soon that I run out of catchy captions for outfit posts featuring paisley prints. Such is the the pervasiveness of the print among my clothes. Nonetheless, I don't think I'll ever tire of wearing this  groovy print of Persian origin. Among the plethora of 'ethnic' decorative motifs, it's my favourite. I just love its whimsy and prettiness! This dress was an especially sweet find because it's pink (you already know how I feel about pink!)with the darling print fashioned in black. The contrast creates a look that I call restrained festiveness. Given the ease with which it makes me feel dressed-up, this little number will most likely be making at least one more appearance during the upcoming holiday season! Can you blame me?

Dress: Vintage;Thrifted
Bag: Thrifted
Boots: Nine West
Bangles: Collected from various places

Photography Credit: Jaye Gardener

17.10.15 : Foreign Gods Inc. by Okey Ndibe

So believe it or not, we're already halfway through the month of October! This means we just have a couple weeks left until the second meet-up when we discuss this month's book selection, Foreign Gods Inc by Okey Ndibe. Hopefully, you've picked up your copy by now but if not, you still have time to do so and catch up with the reading. Assata and I are looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this new work of Nigerian fiction when we gather on Saturday, the 31st of Oct from 3 to 5pm (EST) via Periscope...Our handle there is papyrusbookclub. Until then, Happy Reading! 

Photography Credit: Sol Messiah

Village Dispatch : Morocco with Sofia El Arabi


Night Life

Taking outfit photographs when it's dark outside isn't conventional in the blogging world. It may indeed be counter-intuitve. Yet, I've come to like the effect that the subtle light casts within the photographs captured. At dusk things come alive in a way they don't during the day. Bronze sparkles, leaves show off their vibrant greens and the muted tones stand out against my dark skin.

Sweater: Banana Republic; Thrifted
Skirt:No label attached; Thrifted
Shoes:Ann Taylor
Bag: Vintage Coach; Thrifted
Necklace: Kaarta Imports 
Earrings:Cultural Accents

Photograpy Credit : Jaye Gardener