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Hi! My name is Segilola and I'm a Nigerian-American blogger based in Detroit. I document my love of art, travel, style, books, movies, social justice issues, yoga, and Detroit. I hope you enjoy this window into my life! 

Week in Review: May 5th

Week in Review: May 5th

Playlist

A weekly playlist of my favorite songs. This week dedicated to one of my favroite albums of all time, Woman by Rhye! 

 

Look of the Week

 
 

Madewell Drapey Oversized Boyshirt // Madewell 9" High-Rise Skinny Jeans//BaubleBar Angelic Drops // MAC Lipstick (Rebel) // Target Marcella Low Block Heels // LOFT Swiss Dot Henley Top // LOFT Floral Fringe Top//  Madewell Tie-Front Shirt// H&M Shaping Skinny High-Waist Jeans //ASOSSkinny High-Waist Jeans // AG Farrah High-Waist Skinny Jeans // NYX Lipstick // MAC Lipstick // BaubleBar Aquarius Drops // BaubleBar Leilani Drops // BaubleBar Tratar Drops //  BaubleBar Sandbar Drops//  BaubleBar Piñata Tassal Drops //  J.Crew Crystal Fete Earrings // Steve Madden Irene Sandals // Steve Madden Carrson Sandal

 

Style & Beauty Finds

 

Mother's Day is just around the corner, (May 14th) your mom is sure to love these items! 

1. capri Blue Volcano Candle // 2.  Nashelle Initial Disc Necklace // 3. The Mothers Novel // 4. J. Crew Eyelet Shirtdress // 5. J. Crew Crystal Fete Earrings // 6. Anthropologie Jardiniere Apron // 7. Fitbit Charge 2 // 8. Amazon Echo Dot // 9. J. Crew Skinny Italian Lemon Print Scarf

 

Reading

Follow my 2017 50 Book Challenge! You can find my update and review of the first five book I read here! I am almost done with  You Can't Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain by Phoebe Robinson! 

 

Post of the Week

2017 Reading Challenge Update: First Five Books

 
 
 
 
 

Articles From Around the Internet

Image via Humans of New York

Image via Humans of New York

 

TV/Movies

The Handmaid's Tale - Hulu's original series, The Handmaid's Tale, is based on Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel of the same name. The novel is set in the near future United States, (now known as The Republic of Gilead), run by a theocratic military dictatorship, made up of a Christian fundamentalist movement. In this society, the birth rate has dropped drastically, due to widespread infertility. The few women who are still able to have children are forced to reproduce with high-ranking leaders of the movement, whose wives are infertile. The main character Offred, (Of-Fred, Fred being the leader she is assigned to), is the one of these "handmaids", and is the one narrating the story. So far Hulu has released four episodes of the ten-episode series and it is a wild ride. Women are placed into three groups of which they have absolutely no power. There are the wives, who are forced to participate in the rape and exploitation of the handmaids, at the hands of their husbands, and often take out their rage and frustration on the handmaids. Then there are the "Marthas", women whose sole role is as domestic servants, they clean and cook the leaders homes. Finally there are the handmaids who are taken away from their own families and children, and are forced to breed children for the commanders. Any other woman who is not deemed useful (lesbians/infertile women) is sent to "the colonies" what was once the Midwest part of the United States, to clean up toxic waste. The extremist group believes the education of women, sexual freedom, homosexuality as well as anything else that goes against their beliefs were the reasons "God" punished everyone with the widespread infertility. Other religions are rejected, as well as science, free-thought and individuality. Those who do not fit neatly within the idea of this "perfect" model are publicly hung and rounded up by agents of the military. Watching this show is an incredibly tense experience, especially with the current political climate we are living with worldwide. The world that The Handmaid's Tale offers, is one that could possibly not be too far from our own reality if things keep going the way they are, and that is truly frightening. The Handmaid's Tale is available on Hulu

 

Blogger I'm ❤️️ Loving

Image via Marina Pia Goldi

Marina Pia Goldi, not only has a beautiful name and impeccable, but she is also an amazing Detroit food and lifestyle blogger! Her instagram showcases some of the best places to eat in the city! Seeing Detroit through her eyes is awe-inspiring. I dare you to scroll through her magnificent photos and not want to immediately visit Detroit. Seriously check her out! You can find Marina here or on instagram!  

 

My Weekend

 

Gabe and I are heading to D.C./Virginia for the weekend for his cousins wedding!

 

What do you have planned for this weekend? I'd love to hear your plans! You can comment below or find me on FacebookInstagram or email. I hope you have a fantastic weekend! 

 
 

Thank you so much for visiting!

Engagement Photos by Justine Castle Photography

Engagement Photos by Justine Castle Photography

Look of the Week: Big Hair, Don't Care

Look of the Week: Big Hair, Don't Care