Flower Girl

flower dress on bridge

It was a humid day. So finding water for breeze was very relaxing.  At the edge of this bride are trees that provide much needed shade on such a day. I must say this is the perfect dress for a hot day.  The breeze travels through it and the light colors reflect the sun.

jumping in flower dress

Here I’m on the steps of a museum.  I didn’t enter that day.  The art that my soul craved was provided in the nature around me.

back of flower dress

Dress: H&M

Shoes: JCPenney

arms in air flower dress

I’m glad I decided to venture out that day in my flower dress on a search for

something that spoke balance and peace. This is called Mary’s Garden if you get

a chance to visit the museum on a nice day stop for a moment and take it all in.

H&M

Chrysler Museum of Art

Happy Styling,

Carvella

Festival: Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest

First let’s talk about festival fashion.  Below is the dress I wore to the Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest.  I chose this dress for several reasons. It complements the culture associated with the festival, I can dance in this dress, and I don’t have to be too self conscious after I eat this delicious food.

I chose these sandals because the sole is durable and will support my walking and dancing. Make sure your pedicure is on point; you don’t want unsightly feet to take away from the cuteness of your sandals.

Last but not least have a tote big enough to add a towel or blanket for sitting, an umbrella, bottled water, a sweater or jacket, and plenty of room for the souvenirs you’ll acquire at the festival.

festivaldress

Dress: Roots

Sandals: Avon

RasAttitude

Before the I tell you about the artist, take notice of the bridge in the background.  This is where the comfortable sandals with thick soles came into play.  I walked over the bridge to get to the festival.

The artist is Ras Attitude.  He’s an artist originally from the Virgin Islands.  Coming to perform at this festival was like a homecoming to him.  Although he has not been to Hampton Roads in years he spent a great deal of time performing and crafting his sound in this area before leaving to perform abroad.  I really enjoyed his performance. Hopefully he will return to the festival next year.

festivalbracelet

This custom bracelet was purchased from one of the vendors at the festival.  I immediately fell in love with the message.  I advised the vendor I would wear it daily as a reminder to do what I love and love what I do.

So yes make sure you bring funds to support the vendors.  You’re guaranteed to see something that you must take home as reminder of the great time you had.

Bracelet: A.U.M.I.I.T.U. COMBS CREATIONS IG: Aumiitu22

festivalhoodie

Here is a shot of the entrance to the festival.  As you can see I have my hoodie on at this point.  It was very breezy by the water.  But dancing to the beautiful music will help you warm up.

Hoodie: H&M

Festival: Chesapeake Bay Reggae Fest

2-6 Happy Earthstrong Bob

2-6 Happy Earthstrong Bob

 


Irié white vest
amazon.com

Bob marley shoes
rastaempire.com

Valentino tassel handbag
$3,700 – neimanmarcus.com

Chloé chloe jewelry
neimanmarcus.com

Rasta Leaves Suspenders
rastaempire.com

Wall covering
art.com

Red home decor
rastaempire.com

CROWNED

I recently had the opportunity to facilitate a “Royal Crown” party in Maryland.  What I will do is show you some of the looks that emerged from the party.

headwrapMD2

The above look is the actual “Queen of the Day.” It was her birthday! This is a look for one who does not mind having their entire head wrapped.  This fabric is hand-dyed batik.

Below is a style for one who may not wish to have their entire head covered.  In this case both the scarf and the side pony tail was featured.

sidewrap

The final look I will show is a young lady whose curls were so pretty that I did not want to completely cover her hair.

headwrapMD

I would like to say thank you to RicLamar Designer Fabrics of Hampton, Virginia of which I am an independent dealer.  The hand dyed batik scarf is courtesy of RicLamar Designer Fabrics.

riclamarfabric

The fabrics in the above picture are both batik and African waxed fabric.