Travel Tuesday’s #IAmBecoming

What page are you on? I am listening to it on Audible, have about an hour to go and it has been oh so good. I love to read and it is even better when you feel like you are part of the story. With every word I feel like I know Southside, her pain of failing the bar exam, and her first meeting with Barack.

I spent many a summer in Chicago with family, so it was interesting to hear her story of growing up there. I have my own fond memories of the cold winters and the very hot summers spent with my Aunts, Uncle & cousins in Oak Park. Adding her political and socioeconomic context to the story such as explaining “white flight” which my parents often tell me about experiencing right here in Brooklyn was almost listening to a family member tell there story. So much seems so familiar listening to her Becoming as I go through my own journey of Becoming!

Get into it! It will take you on a journey.

Cheers to evolving,

Danalee Francesca 💋

Fashion & Faith Friday’s

Do your best & let God do the rest! Stay on your Faith Walk friends. Is there someone in your life that needs some motivation & inspiration? Is someone you know taking the Bar exam in February? Are they striving for a goal or fighting something? Then let us encourage them with one of our love boxes.

We will customize a box especially for your loved one. Remember how excited you were to receive a package from your parents or loved one in college or even now as an adult. Who doesn’t like to feel loved. Let us assist in spreading joy this holiday season and letting them know you are thankful for them.

Items included:  

-Tell us the color box preferred (pink or black)

-Choose from one of our sweatshirts or T-shirt’s

-One Book (Valued at $15.00)

-Tell us what goodies they enjoy (Valued at $10.00)

-Tell Us a bit about the person so we can include an encouraging message or Bible verse (your choice).

Provide all remarks in notes section at checkout.  If you would like one of our dress, skirt or pant designs added to the box, in addition to the T-shirt or sweatshirt simply add the design to your cart.  Be sure to let us know if we should add item to the Love ❤️ Box 📦 .

Cheers to the weekend,

Danalee Francesca 💋

Happy Holidays!

We hope you had a Merry Christmas & having a Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah & simply a joyous holiday with your friends & family!

Thank you as always for all your support! You can still shop the designs that are left in stock. 20% will be deducted at final purchase, our #gift to you! And of course free domestic shipping.

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Cheers to life!

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New Month New Design – The Creole Dress

Who said #Madras isn’t sexy ??? Introducing The Creole Dress available at the Danalee Francesca Boutique.  It’s the perfect item to wear on vacation.


The history about the material, “known as the madras, is named after its place of origin, Madras, #India. The origins of the Madras lie in the pre-emancipation days of #St. Lucia, when African slaves on the island would don the colourful dress during feast days. Normally a single colour, one piece item, originally worn as a sarong, later becoming a simple tunic with holes for the arms and head, and a simple rope belt. On feast days and special occasions, free women and slaves would wear the colourful clothes, now known as Creole dress.” 
We recently celebrated Jounen Kwéyòl in #StLucia, known as Creole Day.   Most people commemorate this day by wearing the island’s National Wear such as the #WobDwiete or you can wear clothing out of the Madras, which is what I’m wearing.


A little #history about Jounen Kwéyòl “It is celebrated in Saint Lucia on the last Sunday of #October across the entire #island, and has been held annually since 1984. On the Sunday of this week, the various towns chosen to host this festival put out the result of their grand preparations; local dishes and foods such as roast breadfruit, Green Fig and Salt Fish (The National Dish of Saint Lucia), plantain, king fish, Manicou (opossum), Souse (a soup made with pork and often cucumber), fried bake and floats, Accra (a fried dough which contains salt fish), Paime (otherwise known as Conkies) and a famous dish known as Bouillon (fish, chicken or meat stewed with dasheen, yams, plantains, bananas & dumplings).”


Shop the look!  Take us on your next vacation.  If you don’t see your size on the site, just send us an e-mail or call us, we take custom orders.  Info in the “About Danalee Francesca” section!

Cheers to women,

Danalee Francesca 💋

#WCW The Girls Trip Cast

What a great display of sisterhood & the issues we all may go through. Cheers to this movie & the ladies that brought to light the importance of having each other’s back & making great hilarious memories together.  Start planning your girls trip ladies!  


Cheers to healthy friendships,

Danalee Francesca 💋