Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Lavender Stripes and Navy

“Avoid men who call you Baby, and women who have no friends, and dogs that scratch at their bellies and refuse to lie down at your feet. Wear dark glasses; bathe with lavender oil and cool fresh water. Seek shelter from the sun at noon.”
― Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

 You know, I've always thought that men who call me 'baby', some with very thick Ibo accent I might add, have a lack of imagination and creativity. I mean,besides the obvious fact that this 5'6'' figure is past the height of a baby I have a name and there are very many ways to coin endearing names from it or just from the way that it is pronounced. It was a lovely friend who first called me Inez. I loved it and I will use it for forever. I've been called Chi, and Chinez, and Neze. Even, Mgbo (bullet) and God-dey-dodge. lol.
Yes, the last two stemmed from the meaning of Chineze. Which is actually a short form from the long name Chinezelumndilom (God protects me from my enemies).
Phew! African names always have meanings. Always.
So, you see the very many ways that my name can be made endearing?

A Simple work look of navy and lavender stripes.

local shop bought dress turned shirt / SMĘŚRT skirt (alternative) / Con air shoes ( alternative)


  1. waoo someone is in love with lavender hehehehe

  2. The meaning behind your name is so lovely. I have a 1 1/2 year old, and we were very thoughtful in selection her name… we wanted something with great meaning.

    All that to say- you look lovely-- cool and casual. I really like the shoes!!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper


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