Mustard and Burgundy

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Top: The Limited // Jeans: Rachel Roy // Bag: Urban Outfitters // Flats: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack // Sunglasses: Free People // Necklace: bk and jio Etsy // Bracelets: Maria Shireen, The Limited,  Michael Kors via TJ Maxx // Ring: JewelMint // Lipstick: Clinique and MAC in Rebel

"You look Lebanese," said the man at a mall kiosk that day. 
"Where are you from?" 
"Where are your parents from?"
"Your father too?"
"Yep. But before that my family came from the Canary Islands."
"Ohhh, ok."

He was from Israel, and you could tell. Very dark hair,  green eyes, Middle Eastern accent. We Middle Easterners just know each other. Lol.

But actually, I did the whole 23andme DNA kit thing back when it was still $99 and it suggested I am 56% Iberian. I was surprised it only came back with 0.4% Middle Eastern and North African. I mean, look at my face. The man from Israel knew it and I know it that I am way more Arabic than that. The Iberian peninsula was ruled by the Moors for hundreds of years, but I'm pretty sure the haplogroups they base their estimates on are way older than that...  Idk, I should look into it. My facial features and other physical traits definitely suggest I have more Arab in me than that. 

Anyway, none of that has anything to do with my outfit. Lol. But I've had those results for a while now and the conversation with the Israelite that day plus these giant pictures of my face made me want to delve into ancestry talk. As for my outfit, it's mustard and burgundy and you get the picture. Classic fall color combo. Here in Miami we get to wear fall stuff in January sometimes. What can I say, we're a little late to the party. We run on Caribbean time. ;)

Where is your family from? How far do you think your genetic roots may reach? Comment below!