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I'm taking a page from my girl @dee.diarys book today and focusing on joy! πŸ’›πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨ . It's been a heavy few weeks and I've been struggling to come up with something uplifting to share....but I've been reminded that holding on to what makes you smile, makes up happy, has the power to transform someone's day. That's what @dee.diarys post did for meπŸ’›πŸ’› ✨✨ . So if you're new to this space or you've been riding with me for a minute, here's a little #blackgirljoy or #blackgirlwow to brighten your day - 4 friends (@dee.diary , @wellandtasty and @simplycyn) on a short weekend break back in 2019, laughing, cheesing and living! πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨ . P.S. This was also taken by an uber talented black girl @adaafrizion πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨

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Black Lives Matter #blackouttuesday πŸ–€

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Back in Jan, @wellandtasty and i recorded this video to share how we worked out for 90 days in the tail end of 2019. Needless to say, it was a transformative experience ✨✨ . As today is the 1st day of June and officially halfway through this tumultuous year, we thought it would be worth sharing this experience. If you want to change something about your life, we hope this will help in some way ✨✨ . P.S. To hear my responses to these questions, hop over to @wellandtasty ✨✨ . P.S.S. Watch till the very end for our bloopers ✨✨

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I'll admit I'm not one to confront uncomfortable situations. I would rather laugh things away or ignore things than makes others uncomfortable. Well, that doesn't cut it today✨✨ . I'm heartsick and every black person I know is mentally drained. You see, this past week has shone a light on the burden black people carry - the burden of being the 'other' in most situations, of barely ever seeing yourself represented in anyway, of worrying about the men in your life when they step out the door, of knowing that unfairness or injustice walks hand in hand with this skin color we have....it's become a way of life and that's not right...✨✨ . So heres my 2 cents for my white followers - when you know better, you do better. There's so much resource out there on how you can help, how you can do better, how you can raise your children to ensure our children are never made to feel this way. It will take all of us to make that happen. All of us πŸ’› ✨✨

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In my old age, I'm finally owning the fact that I'm a flats girl πŸ˜… Behind every pair of heels, are UGGs, sneakers and comfy flats waiting to save the day! 🀣✨✨ . Attends a wedding, has flats in her bag. Commutes to work, wears flats or sneakers. Shoots a look in fly heels, changes to flats 5 seconds later 🀣 I actually get angsty if I step out in heels without backup flats! πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚ Who else is wired this way?! πŸ˜„βœ¨βœ¨ . Another Stay-at-home @bodenclothing. Link in my bio for this lovely jumpsuit and flats πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨

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"...and she dressed her mini just like her every memorial day!"πŸ˜œπŸ˜„πŸ€£πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨ Swipe to see last year's gingham glory πŸ˜„πŸ˜„βœ¨βœ¨ Happy Memorial day guys. Hope you're having a relaxing recharging day! πŸ’›πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨ . Dress and sunnies @uniquevintage (gift) Earrings @bodenclothing (gift) Mini's dress and sunnies @bodenclothing (gift) Headscarves - leftover fabric from #africanprint outfits made years ago πŸ’›

11 days ago 0
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πŸ’•βœ¨4 simple quiff hairstylesβœ¨πŸ’• Perfect for this humid weather we're having in NYC today...or if you're simply looking to jazz up your bun or ponytail or hair in general πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„βœ¨βœ¨ . Are you a fan of a quiff? It's my go-to for work, bad-hair days and i-haven't-washed-my-hair-in-far-too-long days 🀣🀣✨✨

13 days ago 0
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That quiet thrill of finding prints that speak to each other πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨ . Are you a fan of mixing up prints? Or simply curious but not too sure how to go about it? I'm putting together some quick hacks to help you get your print on...watch this space πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„βœ¨βœ¨ . P.S. This is one of the Stay-at-home looks I put together for @bodenclothing πŸ’•πŸ’• Click the link my bio to get your hands on any or all of these pieces πŸ’›πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨ #bodenpartner (ad)

15 days ago 0
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With age comes understanding? ✨✨ When my mum was my age, she had 4 kids, had just moved from the UK to Nigeria, lived far away from most of her friends and family, had a full time job and ran a household like clockwork. I look back now and realize how hard it must have been for her, yet we never saw that..✨✨ . Fast forward to today with my little one and I'm living and breathing what it takes to look after another little person, while juggling all that comes with adulting....and I have no idea how she did it. No internet, no disposal diapers, no Uber eats, no cell phones, nothing πŸ˜…. I'm amazed!!✨✨ . Do you find yourself looking at your parents through different lens now you're all grown up? I guess age gives you a better understanding of who they are and why they did whatever they did...or I might be getting mushy in my old age πŸ˜…βœ¨βœ¨ . P.S. The little one was 13 months here with 2 tiny teeth! 🀣 ✨✨

17 days ago 0
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Fill in the blanks. When this is over, I'll be a professional 'last activity you did' that eats 'last thing you ate' and owns lots of 'last thing you bought' . Here's mine. When this over, I'll be a professional kids hair braider that eats ribs and owns lots of camera straps ✨✨ Very apt! 🀣🀣 Over to you πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

19 days ago 0
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Thank you for the love you've shown yesterday's post! Every like, repost, comment, DM was seen and deeply appreciated. Lots of time and energy goes into creating without knowing how any of this will be received. All I can say is, thank you, thank you, thank you! #MakingMyMay πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨ . Lots of new faces here too! Welcome to my little corner of the internet! πŸ‘‹πŸΎπŸ‘‹πŸΎWhat to expect here? Lots of light and encouragement wrapped in obnoxious prints and color....with an occasional sighting of adorable (if I do say so myself!) toddler πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„βœ¨βœ¨ . New or old, drop me a note, let's get to know each other! Who are you, where are you from and what's your superpower? Mine is obviously the ability to grin manically 🀣🀣✨✨

21 days ago 0
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Nothing lifts the mood like a comfy, pretty look, am I right?! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„ I put together 5 stay-at-home looks in some of my fav @bodenclothing pieces. Weekend chic, work-from-home, picking up essentials, hanging with my mini and unwinding at the end of the day ✨✨ . Head to @bodenclothing stories and/or click the link in my bio, for their feature on each look! Yes, links for each look will be there too πŸ˜‰πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨ (ad) #bodenbyme #bodenpartner . P.S. Let me know which look's your fav...mixed print unwinding look might be mine πŸ˜„πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨ . P.S.S. If you would like the see the bloopers (there were ALOT!) from this video, let me know too πŸ˜…πŸ€£...let me just say recording with children is 😳🀣✨✨

22 days ago 0
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Happy Mother's Day mamas! Mothering looks different for most of us this year. More involved and more intense...and alot more eye opening, for me at least. I'm seeing this little being grow and evolve everyday and thankful to have this time with her...I wasn't at first but I think I'm there now πŸ˜…πŸ™πŸΎ ✨✨ . On a similar note, it's never been more apparent how much of a tribe it takes to raise a little (or big!) person. So I would like to thank those that teach/entertain/care for our little and big ones. And those that provide crucial emotional support that us mamas need. Without you all, motherhood is very very different. Thank you! πŸ’›πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨ . Happy Sunday guys! Whatever today means/evokes in you, I hope it can be turned to something positive and comforting in some way πŸ’›πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨

26 days ago 0
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Happy Mother's Day weekend to all the plant mamas out there! πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏβœ¨βœ¨ . I don't know about you, but being indoors has made me nurture my green babies even more. It's also made me add lots more to my household! Real and faux!...I know my limits! 😜🀣 πŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸŒΏβœ¨βœ¨ . Where are my plant mamas at? How many do you have? Team πŸ’― real or team faux-here-and-there? Let's congregate and celebrate! πŸ˜„πŸŒΏπŸŒΏπŸ’šπŸ’šβœ¨βœ¨

27 days ago 0
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Anyone else completely romanticizing every vacay they've ever taken? 😩😭✨✨ . This was 3 years ago in Cuba with @dee.diary and @chanteburkett. At the start of the trip, we paid full price for everything, never haggling and happily being hustled by the locals to buy/pay for stuff we didn't need πŸ˜… Then a day or two to the end of our trip, we realized we were running low on cash with nowhere to get US dollars! We immediately turned into ruthless haggling machines! 🀣🀣✨✨ . "I'm not paying that for a banana?!" "Nope, we're not getting into your cab for that price?!" "I saw that painting for xx cheaper around the corner!" "But you said you would give me a special price?!" πŸ˜…πŸ˜©πŸ€£πŸ€£ . A fab trip to be sure but very eye opening! πŸ˜‚ Anyway, how are you with haggling? As an African raised on the concept that you never say yes to the first price you're given, I'm ashamed say I'm very rusty 😩Do you instinctly haggle or do you feel uncomfortable and pay full price even if though you know you're being swindled? 🀣✨✨

29 days ago 0
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Ok let's talk childhood crushes 😜..in some circles I was known as 'Chinny Smith' 😩🀣 Men in Black poster on the walls and everything! 🀣🀣 My college room mate was in love with 'Angel' from Buffy. Dragged me to meet him at a mall appearance and burst into tears when she did! 🀣🀣✨✨ . Now over to you, which celeb did you adore in your younger years? You might be older and wiser now but there was once a time when you truly believed you were destined to be with some celeb or fictional character!! 🀣🀣✨✨

1 months ago 0
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Last Friday these 3 beautiful gems waited patiently for me to put the one little down at 9pm to jump on our regular 'friday happy hour' video chats πŸ§ƒπŸ₯€πŸΉπŸΈ. Laughs, advise, reminiscing, cutest gurgles from our littlest lurker, failed screenshots (someone always has their eyes closed!🀣🀣) and the most wonderful warm vibes! πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨ . If this lockdown has taught me anything. It's the importance of friendships. It's easy to take them for granted or to forget how much value they add to our lives, until they aren't easily accessible anymore ✨✨ . Anyway this is my long winded way of encouraging you to reach out. Reach out even if they haven't been in touch. There's a very good chance you could make theirs and your day! πŸ’•πŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨

1 months ago 0
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New month, new mindset. March was filled with disbelief and denial. April was filled with sadness and all kinds of blah. Well, I've decided May is about getting ish done!✨✨ . Enough wallowing. Enough moping. Enough hoping things will go back to normal before life goes on. Because guess what? It might be months before that happens 😩 We can't control what's happening in the world right now but we can control what we do during this time ✨✨ . Don't get me wrong, this isn't about becoming a productivity maven or ignoring our current reality. It's about taking those ittty bitty steps to shape our mindset and get on with our goals ✨✨ . So here's to a focused fulfilling May! Filled with sunshine, purpose and as much contentment as we can achieve πŸ’›πŸ’›βœ¨βœ¨ . P.S. To keep me accountable, i'll be sharing daily wins on my stories. Big or small. Use #MakingMyMay to join in on the fun! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„βœ¨βœ¨

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