Reclaiming My Time, Reclaiming my Time...

To borrow from U.S. Senator Maxine Waters.  From the weekend before last and this past weekend.

Hey Family how are you all this fine day?

Well I'm going post snaps from our weekend adventures from last weekend and this past weekend.

Little Zi'Joy was under the weather and I caught the same thing. My
sister was a great help and my wonderful village in helping me take care
of my little one. We still managed to get out of the house to
celebrate the annual Fleek Market. After that we were both worn out.
We went to church on that Sunday but for the most part stayed in the
house to recover and by the end of the week Zi'Joy and I were out having more adventures.

So for the Fleek Market (Flea) we wanted casual comfortable. I had this jumper it is bright bright sun yellow.It just makes me happy. I went print with the head wrap and a men's
t-shirt that I cut in half and tied the ends. Haha I've sang about my
feet going to a size 12 after my pregnancy to Zi'Joy. I was able to
find these cute brand new size 12 crocs in the Salvation Army. Can you
imagine my sheer joy when they fit. I did the dance of joy in finding
them. I found this Denim bag at the thrift many years ago. I use it to
go thrifting with. Zi'Joy wore a denim jumper with polka dots a
African print headband and a pink top. The budget is limited but we
were able to find some nice things. All for a total of $20 oh the joy,  Zi'joy is modeling all that we found.

On this past Saturday we went to our first Vegan Festival at one of the
Local Colleges. Chicago State the Taste of Vegan. There were yoga
& Drum classes vendors and international music and it was free entry
and parking. So So much fun. On this day we choose to wear a dress
for me that says Black girls rock a high/low sweater Custom made hat and some red tennis shoes. For Zi'Joy an custom made onesie with African print fabric and cute pink joggers and socks. By the time the day was over Zi'Joy was gifted this beautiful head wrap material from one of the vendors and we left happy and full.

Sunday for us is church and visiting day for us. Chuch had Zi'Joy in striped overalls and another custom onsie and the head wrap we were gifted the day before. I wore a set of denim harem pants a olive green sheer top and an animal print camo head wrap. How did we do with the pictures? I took our selfie stick and tried a photo shoot on my own with these.

A quick change and we were off to a Flea Market in a hip trendy area know as Hyde park. Music and all of Zi'Joys honorary Aunties were there so we mainly go to fest to enjoy the day. We were supposed to wear matching overalls but Zi'Joy needed a change so she wore a striped onesie and I had on my thrifted upcycled overalls. We did not purchase anything but again Zi'Joy was gifted beautiful flower crowns and belated baby shower gifts. I love being part of a creative community as well as the technology sector for work. Maybe one day my love for both will be combined.

I hope all is well in whatever space you find yourselves in. We especially want to say a prayer and send good vibes to those who are caught in the path or Hurricane Harvey.

I know I'm long winded but I included pictures if you just want to look and or comment all are welcome. Until next time be well on your Fashion

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  • replied 3 years ago

    Hi.  I'm sorry the two of you were under the weather, but I am so glad you have such a strong and able support network.  You look fabulous.  My favorite pic was number 28.  

    Hope all is well with you and your family.

  • replied 3 years ago

    Another beautiful, colorful, kaleidoscopic montage, my favorite part is the love for this little baby and her chubby little "fat sleeves".

  • skylurker replied 3 years ago

    You look fabulous in white &yellow.
    #27 is my favourite pic.

  • Kate replied 3 years ago

    You knew I was going to say #25. Nugget's striped overalls are the best!! I also love #4 and #13. Nugget is following in her Mama's footsteps: the pair of you cannot take a bad picture.

  • Style Fan replied 3 years ago

    I am sorry you were both under the weather but glad you are feeling better.  Love the idea of a Fleek.  Zi'Joy is adorable as always.

  • tricia w. replied 3 years ago

    Your posts always bring me joy. Hope you and that beautiful girl of yours get well soon.

  • karen13 replied 3 years ago

    I never get tired of looking at beautiful you and your amazing daughter. Can't pick a favorite. Hope you are both right as rain now.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    The yellow is the bomb. Zi' is really getting expressive :)

  • Barbara Diane replied 3 years ago

    So fun following you two. 

  • Column replied 3 years ago

    OMG I LOVE the title of your post! I know the news clip AND the feeling of missing out due to illness. Zi'Joy is gorgeous! Glad you are better!

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    You and Zi'Joy are an amazing team. Thoroughly enjoyed all the pictures - thanks!

  • Scarlet replied 3 years ago

    I had missed the MW reference. Just looked up. So awesome! I could learn a thing or two from that woman. Thanks for the lovely narrative and photos. You are brave. In your case I probably would have taken to bed :) but you look vivacious! Love the yellow and black girls rock look.

  • Bijou replied 3 years ago

    You and Zion'Joy make looking sick stylish. Getting out and having fun is always the best medicine. How gorgeous do you both look?? I love photo 19 with your head wraps. Your posts are so uplifting, it is great to see you enjoying your special girl. 

  • Lisa replied 3 years ago

    This looks like it was a fun time.  I sometimes get the best pieces at markets and fairs.  And I always enjoy when I can meet the artist up close and personal.  

  • Ryce replied 3 years ago

    Glad y'all are feeling better!  Zi'Joy wears a head wrap with the same panache as her mom!
    Gotta love Rep. Waters - how many people could turn a point of parliamentary order into a rally cry?!?

  • Laura G replied 3 years ago

    This is what you do when you're *sick*? Makes me tired just looking at the pictures. I'm glad you're both feeling better. Baby Girl is beautiful in her little blue engineer's overalls and orange head wrap and you both are beautiful in #26.

  • Jane replied 3 years ago

    I am pleased that you are both better. Like Laura G, I am so impressed with what you get up to! I love your lemon jump suit. 

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Thank you so much. When we speak of multiples I'm doimg that for Zi'Joy.

    I already have a 1,2,3 toddler set of engineer overalls. For some reason im addicted to them for her.

    The lemon yellow jumpsuit is my favorite. I want them in all colors.

    If you have not seen the clip of Maxine Waters it is so funny. No matter wajat your polotical affiliation is. We know when someone is blowing smoke and i just love how she has now put that into the American lexicon.

    It is so interesting carimg for a new life. I don't know about mothering instincts but i just dont want to see her sick because she cannot speak. Although we did use steam showers to help clear comgestion.

    I decided many years ago that i really wanted to live a positive and healthy life from thw inside out. That does not mean I'm naive or foolish. It means with all of the negative im tje world i want to be a light for myself and if it encourages someome else along the way I'm thankful of that.

    Thank you all again for journeying with us.

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