Re-style: Red Dress

IMG_3920Wearing: Olubukunmi dress, Vintage lace, vintage earrings and Warby Parker Glasses

IMG_3932|Styling by Buki Peters || Photography by K. Manfredi |

Independence Day is always a fun celebration for me, first because I reside in a wonderful country and second because I enjoy dressing up around Holiday themes. This year I chose to refrain from any new purchases and re-style a favorite article of clothing.

The first time I wore this, it was a full dress (shown HERE). I recently transformed that dress into a skirt which I am wearing in above as a dress.

To keep from looking like beach attire, I added a vintage lace cover up which I like to call my modesty piece. I think it is actually a table cover I believe but it was to pretty to adorn a simple table so I put it on me!

This look was a hit for me because I could wear it belted and un-belted (as I consumed more food during the evening) and both were flattering looks.

Have you re-styled any of your old favorites lately? If so, do share in the comments section below!

 

xx,

Buki Peters

Outdoor Adventures in Style

IMG_0188 I enjoy spending time exploring outdoors, going on adventures and discovering new places. I also equally enjoy getting dressed to explore so I pick light weight breathable tops and durable bottoms (jeans).

IMG_0160I usually wear converse sneaker for rough paths or sandals when I suspect I will encounter a body of water.

IMG_0021I like braiding my hair or tying it up with a scarf to keep my Afro from getting dirt or falling leaves stuck in it.

IMG_0121Photography by Josh Gilbert

I go out often and enjoy taking plenty of photos that’s why my I want my outfit to be practical but also pretty!

How do you dress when you are going on an adventure?

xx,Buki Peters

Locals Luv: The Dome

IMG_1794 I had the pleasure of visiting the I-Max Dome in Richmond a little while ago and watching a show on planets and the night sky. It was an incredible experience to see a movie on a I-max screen that is currently one of the largest in North America!

IMG_1782The Dome, though a spectacle on its own, is connected to the Science Museum of Virginia which is holds several interactive exhibits and live science experiments that are enlightening to try. I’m looking forward to visiting the Dome and enjoying the Museum for a little longer next time!

Have you been to an I-Max Theater before? If so, What was your experience like?

xx,

Buki Peters

Thankful FOUR

IMG_0221I’m thankful for wild flowers and their untamed beauty.

IMG_3711I’m thankful for vintage treasures packed with untold stories.

IMG_3905I’m thankful for new and unfamiliar streets waiting to be explored.

IMG_0543I’m thankful for bike-shares like Capital  bikes that help me speed past all the automobile traffic.

What are you Thankful for?

xx,

Buki Peters

 

DIY: How to Tie a scarf into a bow

IMG_0151I have been asked by several people how I tie my scarf in a bow so I decided to show you how I do it

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IMG_0202Now you know how I tie my scarf. Do let me know if you feel inspired to try it!

xx,

Buki Peters

Summer to do List

IMG_0569Every summer I make a mental list of things to do, see and try. This summer I am putting that list on paper and making it public so YOU can join in the fun and SHARE your list as well. IMG_05731. Visit at least 3 national parks
2. Host a summer soiree
3. Dance under the stars
4. Have a picnic in the park
5. Host a children’s book reading at a local library or a local Family Shelter
6. Arrange and deliver a surprise bouquet of flowers
7. Send a care package to a friend
8. Get really dressed up for a girls night out
9.  Attend an Outdoor Concert
10. Try a new hair style

IMG_0604Now It’s your turn. What’s on your Summer To Do list?

xx,Buki Peters

Thankful FOUR

IMG_3696I’m thankful for gorgeous Peonies in my parents’ home.IMG_1455I’m thankful for the opportunity to plan trips that involve being by a body of water. Yay for Summer!!! IMG_8415I’m thankful for my friends’ one year wedding anniversary. Their wedding was so much fun! IMG_1952Magical Breakfasts with my nieces.

What are YOU thankful for?

xx.

Buki Peters

Locals luv: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

IMG_3363Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is a delightful place to relax and unwind from the busyness around the DC metro area. Located in 30 minutes from Washington DC it is an easy getaway to enjoy any day of the week.IMG_2617Meadowlark’s flowers are beautifully planted around the lush green landscape and various ponds. Geese, turtles and fish live freely in the ponds around the gardens with their offspring. IMG_0832Picturesque gazebos can be found in several areas of the garden creating shelter from the sun and as a beautiful backdrop for photography especially during wedding season. IMG_0822IMG_0848 IMG_2678The Korean Garden is a recent addition to Meadowlark and a must see work of art. I always make a point to walk up to the bell tower when I visit. Meadowlark is enjoyed by people of all ages. When I visit with my nieces we play in the children’s garden and visit the turtles and fish around the large gazebo. When I visit alone I take long walks along the wooded paths and enjoy the beauty of the towering trees that surround me.

xx,

Buki Peters

Thankful FOUR

IMG_0460Thankful for fun adventures in the sun!IMG_2958Thankful for bread freshly baked and delivered daily by The Bread Man. IMG_3348Thankful for blue skies and blossoms in the trees. IMG_3570Thankful for the beauty of dainty white lace in the Spring.

What are YOU thankful for ? Do share in the comments section below.

xx,

Buki Peters

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