April Showers are Bringing May Flowers

I love coming up with post titles I know I’m not the only one.

Hey family we finally got to get out and visit one of our old stomping grounds in Chicago and the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago is just so beautiful. This was the 1st place I ever took Zi’Joy as a baby and you should have seen how happy she was as we made our 1st return in over a year.

We were most certainly matchy matchy it coordinating but as usual I cannot complete with her style. The flowers were on full bloom inside and out and we had to social distance and keep on our last but well worth it.

I’m wearing my comfy extra wide calf rain boots from Walmart size 12 and extra wide calf. Some denim clam diggers love these a wrap stripped top and carting my denim up cycled bag. My new hair. I did a pandemic cut last year and have been wearing head wraps but loving my Afro in these pictures. My camouflage all weather coat it’s my love and a wardrobe favorite.

Zi’Joy light up rain unicorn rain boots. Denim leggings stripped and grey high low top. Her hello kitty rain coat and her birth gift a kids camera.

Lately I’ve been intentional about taking a break from socidd as l media and work. So we take Wednesday’s off to just be. We had a great time

Although we stopped for ice cream Zi was upset they put it in a bowl lol

Let’s me know what you think.

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  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Whoa, that is a beautiful place and you both look so happy to be there. Zi looks adorable in her green rain coat and colorful rain boots. The tulips are so pretty. You look fab in your boots and camo coat.

  • Angie replied 2 years ago


    You both have great hair and dress sense! LOVE how you match :)

  • replied 2 years ago

    Those flowers can't compete with you two!  Love your styles, your boots, and your hair!  

  • slim cat replied 2 years ago

    Lovely looks and pictures! What a beautiful place!
    You match brilliantly with your daughter’ outfit- fab both of you!

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    I love your hair! And that dress! And that y’all wore your rainboots together like that. Zi is adorable. Her kitty jacket is superb!

    Where’d you get the striped dress?

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    You both look amazing! I love your hair in these photos. I also adore the striped dress on you! Fresh and pretty and fun. As for Zi Joy, of course, she does tend to steal the show, but honestly, you're adorable together and so much fun in rain boots! I really like your camo coat, too, and can see why that would be a workhorse. 

  • Minaminu replied 2 years ago

    you look like a formidable duo! the place is beautiful too!

  • JAileen replied 2 years ago

    I love your hair.  It is beautiful and flattering.  Z’Joy really lives up to her name, doesn’t she?  Everything about her is so cute, from her outfit to her enthusiasm.

  • Helena replied 2 years ago

    Oh wow, I love your wrap shirt so much ... I love how it combines the classic pattern with the more interesting and architectural sihouette ... fabulous! Yay for light up boots! So cute :D

  • Jonesy replied 2 years ago

    I know that conservatory! Glorious this time of year! You two look chic and perfectly dressed for spring. I love your hair, and the wrap dress really works with the rain boots! Zi'Joy does sort of steal the show with her pattern mixing, fabulous hair, Hello Kitty coat, and camera :). Too much cuteness! I'll bet she got some great pics! I hear you on the cup vs. the cone--not as much fun but much less mess.

  • Ledonna N. replied 2 years ago

    thanks so much everyone  My dress is one of t hose high low thing so nice I bought one in denim  Hey I'm a multiple type of girl

    The garfield park is an amazing 140 acer space inside and out  in the heart of the city  and it's free or donations suggested. 

    It was such a grand day 

  • Cardiff girl replied 2 years ago

    You two are just the queens of rainwear!l love the wellies and coats.What a great outing.

  • madeline replied 2 years ago

    You both look great. Thank you for sharing your beautiful stylish daughter with us. How she has grown!
    Love your dress and workhorse camo coat.

  • kellygirl replied 2 years ago

    You two are too cute! You look so spring-y and fresh! Hair is amazing and chic. That green Hello Kitty rain coat is perfection! Sounds like you couldn't have asked for a better day!  

  • Debbie replied 2 years ago

    You two made my morning. It is dark and dreary here and y’all are a ray of sunshine. Z’Joy makes me want light up rain boots. Your dress is great and versatile!

  • kkards replied 2 years ago

    Like her mom, she’s got a style that says Hello World, I’m here and I’m ready for whatever comes my way. 
    you both look fab! 

  • Zaeobi replied 2 years ago

    Your hair & coat look amazing! But those unicorn rain boots steal the show - if only I could find them in my size :P

    Glad to see Zi'joy enjoying herself - she's grown so much! And to see you having fun with fashion too - there's no shame in buying multiples if they work for you! (Disclaimer: I have like 8 of the same cardigan in different colours though, so I may be slightly biased about this). :P

  • unfrumped replied 2 years ago

    Oh this could be a fashion shoot! Totally cute and such a gorgeous setting.

  • avicennia replied 2 years ago

    What a lovely day — your outfits were smashing!

  • RoseandJoan replied 2 years ago

    It is impossible to look at these photos and to not smile, you both look so confident and happy.

    The dress and rainboot combination is perfect for the occasion but yes, Zi Joy really does steal the show xo

  • Janet replied 2 years ago

    Oh my gosh, you both look amazing and those pictures are pure joy. What a beautiful location! Love the raincoats too.

  • Jaime replied 2 years ago

    So gorgeous! And in #7 ZJ is floating on air. Love it! 

  • AJ replied 2 years ago

    These pics bring me such joy!  You both look FAB!  So great how Zi'Joy coordinates with the tulips.  What a great place to visit.  That wrap dress is lovely on you and I really liked how you styled it!

  • Sally replied 2 years ago

    What a cute daughter you have.  You both look great.  I love your wrap dress....you're rocking it!

  • The Cat replied 2 years ago

    Both of you look very fab--and healthy and happy.

    I keep coming back to #8--what a charming photo!

  • replied 2 years ago

    Love these pics so much :) A beautiful family in a beautiful place!

  • Bonnie replied 2 years ago

    Adorable - both of you. Love the garden, too.

  • Bijou replied 2 years ago

    You both look super stylish and Ledonna, your hair is stunning!

  • Mary Beth (formerly LBD) replied 2 years ago

    You both look so beautiful and spring-y!  You're Demeter and young Persephone in the City.  

    I remember howling over wanting a cone, not a bowl, when I was 3 or 4, and my mom pointing out that you get more ice cream in a bowl than in a cone...  

  • BlueJay replied 2 years ago

    I love your matching stripes! Your hair looks great too! Looks like you had a really wonderful day. 

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