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Jill Atogwe

When Seasons Don’t Change



Here in Canada there are already dry leaves on the ground in shades of pink. It’s very much still summer (we’ll be at the beach all day as you read this,) but Fall is coming and everyone feels it. Despite the fact that the phrase “Back to School” hasn’t applied to me since 2013, I still get that rush of inspiration when September comes around the corner. I want to sharpen my pencils and schedule each day in my planner and set brand new goals that I really mean this time. Here’s the thing: Just because the calendar and weather say the season has changed doesn’t mean my season has changed. 

The Five x Five Wardrobe Staples for Fall

I asked on Instagram last week what Fall Fashion content you all wanted to see from this space and four things tied for first place. All the next fashion posts will tackle your requests so we’re building the foundation here with first things first: the Fall Wardrobe 5×5. Five different variations of the five pieces that make for a foolproof closet once the temperatures begin to dip. These are the workhorses that you’ll rotate all fall long year after year. 

Homeschool, Preschool or Both?

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Oshiolema wrapped up his first year of homeschool (Preschool) this summer and it’s just about that time to start things up again. O and I spent weeks on end evaluating our schooling strategy for this year but after much deliberation, we’ve come up with a plan that we have peace with and the kids are thrilled about so keep reading to find out what we settled on. 

Our Entire L.A. Vacation with The Littles



We took quite an impromptu trip to Los Angeles mid July and it was everything our family needed and didn’t know it. We enjoyed a little bit of sun, a whole lot of sand, some time with friends who planted a church there and had the sweetest time as just us four. O and I had just been to L.A in May so we wanted to make this trip really centered around fun activities and exploring for the kids. Turns out, they love what we love. Who knew?

The July Recap (Welcome Back!)

Hi, friends! What a wonderful summer it’s been thus far! As much as I enjoyed every minute of the blog break, I must say it truly solidified just how much I enjoy creating content. Sharing through words, mood boards and photos is a passion gifted to me and I’m grateful for this community and the ability to do what I love. Hopefully you were able to keep up over on social media but if not, don’t worry. Grab whatever sounds most delicious right now (lemonade? iced coffee? a stack of pancakes?) and settle in for a nice long update on what I ate, wore, read, listened to and watched in July. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

It’s here! I look forward to this Sale every year because it’s the only time you can save significantly on new season items before they jump up to their regular price. It’s brilliant and while it can be chaotic and there are lot’s of things to comb through, I’ve done the work for you and selected my favorite items from the Sale. My top tips are to shop shoes, activewear and denim first or solely because these items sell FAST, oftentimes without a restock in the popular colorways and sizes. To be honest, last year’s sale wasn’t my favorite but this one is g o o o o d. 4 o’s good. Lets get to it!