Lately, I’ve been into african prints. I taught a unit on customs and cultures earlier this year. I chose to teach about West African and for one of the art extensions, we used items to create amazing patterns on fabric and paper! Ever since that, I’ve been oogling over the colors and patterns of african prints and african inspired prints!
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This post is after the fact, but on a personal note, my mom is traveling so we didn’t get to celebrate it on the day of anyways! That being said, these items are on my list of things to buy my momma for “just because”, birthday, and Christmas presents!
My mom is a practical woman. It’s difficult to buy her presents because she hardly ever wants anything! The best things to get for people who don’t really want anything.. are to buy them functional things that they might not want to fork up money to buy themselves!
Gift 1. My mom uses recycled paper cut into fourths and staples them for her To Do lists, but how cute would this illustrated fox notepad be?!
Gift 2. Recently, I helped my mom throw away some of her old lipsticks (yes, they actually do go bad!). I wanted to get her a bright red lipstick like the ones she tossed, but with SPF coverage! It’s perfect for anytime, but especially important when travelling and also out in the sun!
Gift 3. Baggies for an organized purse. No one needs things flying around all up in your bag. Corral them all in cute bags you don’t mind showing off!
Gift 4. Eye masks are glorious if you have trouble sleeping or have sensitive eyes to light! (I read online that people who like it completely dark when sleeping are more night people, whereas people who like light to shine into their rooms are morning people. Makes sense! I’m the latter! I love mornings! 🙂 )
Gift 5. Flats. I wear them daily when teaching. I don’t care if you have a active job or a desk job.. these flats are professional and comfy enough for whatever, whenever!
Find everything here!
1. Fox To Do List (boygirlparty). 2. Fresh Sugar Cherry (Fresh). 3. Ban.do baggies (shopbando) 4. Eye Mask (Ulta) 5. Kiki cap toe flats (JCrew)
Wishful Wednesdays.. is for things that are wanted, but are probably just a case of wishful thinking.
I’m attending a few spring/summer weddings in the upcoming months… so I’ve been looking around for some dresses. Here’s what I’d buy! I love the versatility of these pieces and how you can wear them in different ways, even if it’s not to a wedding. Th ose shoes are so simple that they can be easily paired with colored pants, white jeans, or even shorts! I’d love #3 even more if it was in a more neutral color like grey or black, but the cut and use of pattern is genius as far as being flattering to any figure.
Collage #3! Trying out different styles and designs in Photoshop.
Silk daydress. Knot necklace. Chevron dress. Strappy sandals. More strappy sandals.
Do you buy a new dress for every wedding you go to? Or do you wear the same ones in a different way?