Americanah


Hello Friends, Happy Monday!

I'm so ready for the Summer. Are you? Happy Memorial Day! When I saw this african inspired crop top from ZARA I knew I had to get it. Its so cute! It the perfect blend of the two cultures I was raised in. I was born here in the United States but my family heritage is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa, So I  spent my childhood in South Africa and then spent my teenage years in the Washington DC area. I'm what you call an Americanah! This is a first generation American African. My culture and heritage is very important to me. Its who I am, its my story, its my identity. So wearing African inspired clothing keeps me connected and feeds my soul. This is what this blog represents and means to me. The red, white and blue colors remind me of the American Flag and how both these identities create the unique individual story that makes me special.  I wanted to style this crop top with this black overall dress which I got from the District Closet Sale. Last Summer I also read the novel Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and thats what made me think of the title of this outfit post. Looking for a Summer Reading List I highly suggest these 4 African Stories You Must Read







*photos c/o Myriad Musings 



Sidenote: Here's another way I wore this fabulous handbag with Green Polka Dots