All White Gala: A Mini Look Book

White against the spec­trum of brown skin is some­thing to see.  It’s per­fec­tion if you ask me…

As pre­dicted, Tem­ple of Faith’s 1st Annual All White Gala was fan­tas­tic!  The night’s enter­tain­ment was LIVE.  Our lead­ers and church com­mu­nity were toasted, awarded and encour­aged to run on or walk good as my girl Bri­anna McCarthy would say.

Less pre­dictable was my final choice in out­fit.  Although, I did leave some room to be sur­prised, I was very deter­mined in my hunt to find the (per­fect) white dress.  Well, when I found the pic­tured volu­mi­nous, but still, oh so del­i­cate white eye­let skirt in H&M from their Con­scious Col­lec­tion, I was utterly in love. I knew I had to have it in my wardrobe, but more impor­tantly, I knew it was the one!

This is such a drama skirt and I really felt like a great com­ple­ment would have been a colorful/print tur­ban ala June Ambrose or Des­tiny God­ley, the lat­ter who, for me makes tur­ban wear very down to earth and acces­si­ble for every woman. On this first wear and for the occa­sion, I went with big curly hair, but how many know there is always the next time.

The fit­ted safari-styled shirt you see pic­tured, also from H&M was grabbed on a whim, in case noth­ing in my closet worked or I found myself cut­ting it too close.

Over­all, I was rather pleased with the look.  The per­fect dress it is not. The per­fect illu­sion of a dress? Cer­tainly, if I count the many who asked where I bought it.

I sim­ply adore that skirt though, and I can’t wait to rework it as a dress, or just put it to work with a tucked in light­weight tank.

… Four (or was it five) courses later, lip gloss gone the way of good con­ver­sa­tion and yummy red vel­vet cake, I remem­bered to ask my “cam­era­man” to take some pic­tures for a mini look book I had in mind.  These were the contenders:


Skirt, Shirt and ring via H&M,
Kukui neck­lace and Mother of Pearl bracelet via Good­will, watch via Target
Shoes via Colin Stu­art for Victoria’s Secret cat­a­log and ear­rings via For­ever XXI


I thought about call­ing this Safari Chic, but then a friend said it was all about sum­mer­time for her.  What would you call this look?  Keep in mind that you are look­ing at one sat­is­fied lady. :)


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  1. You look fab­u­lous! This out­fit is all about sum­mer to me. Love it!

    • Thank you Mama! Love hear­ing from you. Appre­ci­ate every drip drop of love! :)

  2. Thoughts…
    You are so stink­ing gor­geous.
    I won­der if white would look good on me?
    I heart your new lay­out and back­ground!
    Props to the “cameraman”.

    less that three :)
    Mariah recently posted..Photo of the Day

    • My response… All is LOVE! We will never know unless we get out and explore & I’m need­ing to see more of your photography/blogging/fabulousness!
      I will relay your greet­ings to the “cameraman” :)

  3. you are a beau­ti­ful sistah’—i love your blog!!!
    Essen­se­Vibez recently posted..–Bri–

    • Essense! Thank you sweet lady! Please con­tinue to ‘encour­age and inspire’… Now that’s a beau­ti­ful thing! :)

  4. I would sim­ply call it beau­ti­ful because that’s exactly what you were (are)!! Love it!!!

    • Miss Tee, as one who has been touched by your awe­some­ness on so many lev­els, I will sim­ply say thank you and hold the mir­ror up so you can see what I see. Love you! :)

  5. Late response, but I needed to tell you that you look *so fly*. That skirt is lovely, and more impor­tantly it’s lovely on you!

    • Therese!

      Never too late to share the love! Thanks for breez­ing through :)


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