Today I was able to pull my hair back in a medium height ponytail!! I liked the fullness of the tail. I wore it with side-swept bangs.
It was all about the color purple today. A friend told me I was brave for this mono-chromatic outfit. I knew I was taking a risk combining my lilac Oxford blouse with my eggplant tights, but I think it turned out just fine.
This Sunday, Tribe of Judah (Braeswood Church’s Young Adult choir) led worship to the congregation. It was awesome and anointed. We were rocking the house upstairs in Worship. Although Tribe of Judah only ministers once a month, it’s always a blessing to minister to the church. I thank lead Pastor Steve Banning for allowing us to serve in this capacity. I equally thank our fearless leader, worship Pastor Zeke Listenbee, for rallying us up and empowering us to form Tribe of Judah. We have grown so much as a group and it shows every time we minister.
I especially enjoyed this Offertory today. “All I Have To Give” by Mali Music Covered by siblings- Adaeze Onyenezi, Chisom Onyenezi, Arinze Onyenezi
Video credit: Cheryl Rideaux
After church, we got lunch with some church family:
THIS is why I love my church. Community. We recently started renovations on our church sanctuary and at first, I thought we would lose some members because of all the changes. Instead, our seemingly “mega” church has shrunken in size. It has become more intimate and I’m meeting people I never knew went to Braeswood Church. I have become enamored with the pastoral staff, whose love for God’s people has made the transition seamless. Going off to graduate school will be a little bittersweet because I am loving this season of growth my church is in. I am glad God allowed me to be here for such a time.
This Spring Break, my sisters and I decided to try out SXSW in Austin. It was fun hanging out with all the hipsters. We saw Kendrick Lamar perform live. My sister and friends went to Solange’s and Trinidad James’s concert. Here are my OOTDs. Enjoy!
I have realized one thing: I need to get a better phone. My sister has a Samsung Galaxy SII and she took some pictures and recorded some great clips at the concerts.
This grey baby doll dress was from my last clothes swap. I paired it with a lace removable peter pan collar. I’m actually wearing two pairs of tights for a double layered look. I got the burnt orange tights from Target and wore some sheer polka dot tights on top. I’ve been loving this layered tights look. It makes colored tights look a little more sophisticated. I wore my Mary Janes to complete the look.
I did the layering tights trick again. This time with my Apple-Red pair plus sheer hearts pair. The result is a wine color. I wore a long-sleeve tee that I got from Naturallycurly.com a few years ago with a grey skirt and wine snake-print loafers.
^ This was my outfit for when I hosted a Natural Hair Conference over the weekend.
I volunteered at Houston’s Teach for America 2012 Induction last week. I had a fabulous time! I met some great individuals who are about to undergo intensive training to be transformed into transformational teachers. Being among such high energy, optimistic people recharged my passion for education.
Here are just a few of the incoming TFA Corps Members.
I’m proud that I will be working along-side these individuals in the fight for educational equity.
Good luck at Institute!
These are some of the outfits that I wore that week:
I had my hair in coils all week. At this point, the coils are about a month old. I started experimenting with updos and finally settled on the basket weave technique or the the “lobster tail” that many loc’d individuals sport. All you do is layer strands of hair on top of one another in chunks. I used to do this style with my yarn braids for updos.
People kept telling me they loved my locs, which was very flattering. It seems I have an eye for loc-look-alikes when it comes to hair. Later on in the summer, I may try another loc-look-alike style when I go to New York.