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IMG_6999Dress - H & M (old) | Purse - Aldo (exact) | Sneakers - Converses (exact)

"Intuition is really a sudden immersion of the soul into the universal current of life, where the histories of all people are connected, and we are able to know everything, because it is all written there." - Paulo Coehlo | The Alchemist

At certain periods in my life, my thoughts tend to have a theme. Not long ago it was "process" - realizing that everyone I came across was on their own journey and being slow to making the littlest judgements. Lately it's been "intuition", which means lately I've been working on being more still, and paying more attention to my inner voice and what feels right to me. I've noticed that the more grand the decision, the quieter this voice appears to be but perhaps I'm getting there and I'm just now beginning to scratch the surface of respecting my gut feeling. I'm currently reading Eat Pray Love (which is probably my favorite thing this month) and in the first few chapters (don't worry, no spoilers here :)) she writes about her relationship with God at its infancy, and beginning to trust this voice that spoke to her in her lowest moments. In many ways I felt like I could relate. Sometimes it comes as a persistent thought, or when caught between two options, the one that makes you feel more... settled or at peace. What have been some profound experiences you've had by listening to that gut feeling? I'd actually love to know!

In other news, I feel I like I haven't blogged in ages! Hence my mini-catch-up session. The other day a few friends and I had brunch at Sisters and Brothers, and they had one of the most delicious chicken and waffles I've ever had! Thanks to the lovely Temi of Table Manners Aside for this recommendation! Right before the galore of waffles, chicken and mimosas began, I squeezed in a few pictures of this dress that I've meaning to shoot, and this purse that I'm literally in love with. I got this purse from Aldo because it's so reminiscent of ankara, which is a fabric commonly used in certain countries in Africa to sew clothes and make accessories. If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know I have a mild obsession with fusing ankara prints with modern day designs, and this purse finely embodies that.

As always, thank you for reading and I hope your week's off to an amazing start!

Stay Smart; Stay Beautiful,



Photo credit: The lovely Adaeze