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2019 CHRISTMAS LOOKBOOK| WHAT ARE YOUR MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS

2019 CHRISTMAS LOOKBOOK| WHAT ARE YOUR MEMORIES OF CHRISTMAS

SHOP LOOK 1


I
grew up in a religious home, one that didn’t have the largess for an
elaborate Christmas. For example, we had to wait to the night before
Christmas, to get our dresses, which was either from a church donation
or from my father working overtime. The rice and chicken, wasn’t
elaborately garnished, but the house seemed content despite our
condition, because we were still privileged in comparison to the
neighbors, over the fence.

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SHOP LOOK 2

However,
there were neighbors, who were seemingly well to do, by the 21st of
December, I could hear goats bleating, knowing that in a few hours it
will be sent out to the rest of us, in a sizzling stew or pepper soup
pot.

Another
exciting thing, was watching my dad cook our favorite traditional soup,
while my mom was tasked with making kunu, zobo and the chicken. I and
my siblings would wander around the kitchen to help out with little
things like grinding, pounding, washing plates and pots.

The 
Christmas wish I always wanted was the ability to wear as many clothes
as possible, but due to financial constraints, that was impossible.
Since 2014,
after I could afford to purchase as many holiday outfits as I please, I
started the 4-outfits for Christmas lookbook on my blog, which inspired
the annual Christmas lookbook.

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SHOP LOOK 3


 

Look 3 
Jumpsuit: H&M

Did
I mention that the weather, is also my favorite thing; the slow,
enchanting breeze, I believe bring messages from the Sahara. I usually
play my favorite music, out loud and chuckle to horror movies or novels.
Now y’all know a bit of why Christmas and the holiday season, is a bit
nostalgic for me.

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SHOP LOOK 4

Cloak: Shein
Bamboo Bag: Buy here

This
year’s outfit played right into Christmas color theme, (green, red,
black, and white) which I couldn’t be more proud of. However, I hate the
location and those ugly green shoes, someone who lives in DC can come
pick them up, they’re called fab shoes.

Comment below which of the looks is your favorite

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3 Comments

  1. Princess Audu
    Author
    December 3, 2019 / 1:51 pm

    Look 4 is my favourite, the sweater dress is so pretty and pairs so nicely with the jacket.

    Princess Audu

    • Grace Alex
      Author
      December 6, 2019 / 4:27 am

      Hello Sarah,

      Thank you love, the first photo is my own favorite.

  2. Lade Ibikunle
    Author
    December 9, 2019 / 11:23 am

    I love love look 4.
    Christmas is definitely my favorite time

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