Happy Heritage Day

Our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our nation – Nelson Mandela.

Today, South Africa celebrates National Heritage Day. Heritage Day is an annual holiday that encourages South Africans to celebrate their roots. South Africa is a proud rainbow nation with 11 official languages and diverse cultures. This day reminds us to not only celebrate the diversity that exists in South Africa, but also individual heritage which is a very important part of our lives.

Although I now live in the States I still appreciate this day as it reminds me to think about who I am and where I come from.  It gives me a chance to archive stories of my roots and to reflect on the diverse cultural heritages that form part of my experiences. For me as a 4th generation Indian South African married to a 2nd generation American of Italian and English descent, heritage is dynamic and is constantly being added on. I am so fortunate to get to experience all the different cultural dynamics and learn from it all.

So, today I celebrate heritage day by embracing the spirit of Ubuntu, by remembering all the people who contributed to who I am today and I celebrate all those who continue to enrich my life with their love, wisdom, humility and compassion.

A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people ~Mahatma Gandhi

Would love to read what  Heritage means to you, so please leave a comment. If you are from South Africa let me how you are celebrating this day? Have an awesome week Lovelies. ❤

Photo Credit:  Andrew Swaine

Falling for Florals

The calendar says September but the leaves on the trees are still green and the temperature for the most part is still warm. I am embracing the last end of season moments before I go running arms wide open into sweater weather.

To keep the fashion momentum going as the days get shorter and the weather cooler Violet Skye Boutique is helping me transition into Autumn. They sent me this gorgeous ruffle sleeve keyhole floral dress with a loose fit a-line silhouette. I can’t get enough of the bright floral print against the navy background. Light weight, fun, flirty and flowy it’s  the perfect dress to wear in-between seasons. I’ve worn it out to dinner twice in one week and I’ll be wearing it often during the cooler months ahead with booties and leggings.

The unofficial end of summer is here – what are you wearing to transition into Fall?

SHOP THE LOOK

                                                           

*In Collaboration with Violet Skye Boutique

Photo Credit: Andrew Swaine