Happy February lovelies! Sabbath services in February at our church (and our sister church) are particularly special because we celebrate the different cultures of all nations throughout the month. This Sabbath the continent of Africa was celebrated through African music, traditional garb, food, and inspirational words highlighting the importance of pressing forward. It was beautiful! My printed headscarf and Patrice's colorfully trimmed blazer played as our small way to give a nod to the festive details you would see in the traditional African clothing. Yay or Nay?
Hey my lovelies! One of the most unfortunate realities of life is that misery love company. I often feel like I'm being judged for what I do and the decisions I make for myself. Even the things that I wear and school that I attend seems to be a problem to some people. If I wear makeup, I'm asked "Where do you think you're going?" When I'm doing my homework, I get comments like "Oh, Patrice is too good to pay attention to us right now. She has homework". I'm a very sensitive person and I believe everything you say joking or not derives from some truth. Even though these comments bother me, I'm choosing to believe some good can come out of any situation. You know how I've been saying you are in control of your life?!... You cant control things that others say and do to you but you CAN control your reaction. Being the sensitive person I am, comments like those could be a bit damaging so I do what I need to do in order to protect myself. I use that negative energy to boost up my confidence. If I wasn't seen as some type of intimidation to them, there wouldn't be anything to question about me. I must be doing something right! Now when I hear comments of that sort, I'm at peace. I stay silent and smile, which motivates me to just focus on what makes me happy and be that much better of a person that I can be. Remember to take control and own your power because people will try to snatch it from you.
Lately I've been inspired by all things delicate, from the dew drops of early morning and the fallen petals of a flower to fluffy pillows and lace curtains. Pastel colors, the characters for soft and easy, have nestled their way into my wardrobe and will remain through Spring. Yea, I'm a few months early but who cares when it's warm outside?! ;-)
Hey lovelies! We both put together these simple but classy looks for Sabbath. I promise we don't plan to coordinate! It just turns out that way sometimes. Maybe we woke up in the same mood... I don't know ;-) but anyway, we call this Monochrome Pop.