Hey y’all!!! Happy mid-week. I hope y’all had a great weekend. The past weekend had a few saddened by the death of Muhammad Ali who was the greatest boxer of all time. It saddens me only because, we continue to lose such great men and women that make a significant and great impact in our world today. But then again such is the cycle of life.
Over the weekend, the hubby and I watched the complete series of ROOTS (a movie/series on African slavery in the United States). Prior to watching, I had never seen the original which I believe was made in 1977. But I heard great things about the original and the remake so I decided why not. It was definitely hard to watch and maybe I did shed a tear or two. As we watched how families were being torn apart, beaten, identities taken away and young girls raped by their slave masters, I am even more grateful and thankful that black lives in America or any part of the world is not what it used to be a 150 years ago. I also learned the importance tradition. We watched as the main character held onto his traditions who then passed them onto his daughter who later passed them onto her son . They may have never gotten back together as one big happy family but their traditions kept them together. It made me realize the culture and traditions that it is after all very important to hold onto them and never forget them. We highly recommend you watching it if you haven’t already and when you do let me know what you learned most from it.
Y’all also know that I love my African prints, so when my seamstress hooked me up with one of spring/summer trends I couldn’t help but share with y’all. Loving all things bell sleeves this season and this dress is no exception. With such fun prints like this dress here, I went subtle on my shoes and accessories. This dress will be great to wear to church, brunch or even work. Find other fun bell sleeve dresses down below. Enjoy!!!
Photography by NanaYaw