Ge'le Day...

Hello Family,

Sometimes I want to say: "Is this thing on" I wonder if I write these post only for myself. My friends say I overshare. I know that I need to find my balance. It is a fine line of what you want to share on social media pages. Sometimes I just feel like writing "Dear Thrift in Time Diary" lol I hope everyone had a great weekend and the week is being kind to them.

Gele day is something that is kind of near and dear to my heart. The background on Gele Day, Create. Live. Be-YOU-tiful.
Celebrating Gele Day, natural beauty, sisterhood and community The WRAP your be-YOU-ty movement began in 2012 with the inaugural Gele Day celebration events held during summer solstice. We honor the the natural beauty of all women and inspire them to wear their beauty boldly.

I have been part of the Gele Day Movement sense 2015. I am and have been on a journey to self and awareness. I am very early on my journey but when I finish my journey I will have passed into the next life. I wanted to share with you the pictures from that day. My outfit and blue bodysuit was created by Tem (H.O.T.) House of Tem. I also used a thrifted head wrap and gold tennis shoes and earings that were also thrifted.

I really wanted this outfit to work with a head wrap. I need to be able to go into water and have a quick dry fabric. I felt so special in it. I felt as if This was a fit that was all together me. I watched as Tem sewed and created this custom made outfit. I love it, love it, love it.

On this day I was also asked to be a Brand Ambassador for the House of Tem (H.O.T.) I am very happy to represent such a beautiful and well custom crafted brand.

As always thank you for reading and looking or commenting but comments are always welcome.

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • Jen W replied 1 year ago

    This is breathtaking on you!  

  • Ledonna N. replied 1 year ago

    Thank you so much Jen

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful outfit! The event looks intriguing.

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    What an amazing outfit! It's so interesting...that gauzy fabric is both modest, sexy, and practical (I'll bet it guards against mosquitos!) Super interesting design and you wear it with your usual panache! Rock on. 

  • shedev replied 1 year ago

    Cool outfit. The event looks like a lot of fun.

  • RobinF replied 1 year ago

    Looks great, love the head wrap. Looks like you had a wonderful day.

  • binkle replied 1 year ago

    very awesome. You look like a spirit, a nymph, a sylph!

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    The jumpsuit is just so cool. I'd wear it in a heartbeat.

  • annagybe replied 1 year ago

    Fantastic!!! The event looks amazing.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    All the women look be-YOU-tiful but you stand out as strong and stunning. We need a massive return to wearing something on our heads. It makes the outfit, as you and your friends show with your outfits. Congratulations on being Ambassador of HOT!

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    H.O.T. could not have picked a better brand Ambassador - you look beautiful.

  • Sally replied 1 year ago really suit that yellow/gold colour. I also like all the other designs shown in the colorful

  • Ledonna N. replied 1 year ago

    Hello Ladies Thank you for responding. 

    JAiLeen-It was filled with Drum circles, songs, music, yoga, and family times. 

    Suz-I had an inspiration but it took a life of its own.  It is separates so I can split them up.  I love the top with the hood so much.

    Shedev thank you we had such a great fun.

    Robin F. I love head wraps It is like a wig fro a bad hair day.  lol

    Binkle I love the association and get out of my head hahaha.  When I put it on I thought the same thing.  I need better shoes tho.  or No shoes. 

    Rachylou-I receive that compliment You have the best sense style in my humble opinion I still remember the hoop skirt you wore. 

    Annagybe-It was a full day.  I'm trying to learn how to self edit and not post to many pictures but I love them so much. 

    Joy-You always bring a smile to my face.  I love a good chapeau or head covering or wrap.  So much good drama or style. 

    Bijou-Thank you so much

    Sally-Thank you,  It was such a beautiful,colorful rich day.  Maybe I might post the rest of the pictures in the off topic section. 

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    You look be-you-ti-ful indeed! Your smile is gorgeous in pic 4, and I like how that photo shows the vivid yellow in the sheer fabric, and how perfectly the head-wrap echoes it. Stunning! I like the sheer jumpsuit, and with a hood--great style.

  • Ledonna N. replied 1 year ago

    Firecracker Thank you so much. I love that picture also.  The jumpsuit is separates so I will be wearing them often in the heat.

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