Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014  Inspiration No Responses »

The Kenya Fashion Bloggers style challenge for October was monochrome. I expected rainbow colors on this one but surprisingly Kenyan fashion bloggers have very similar color tastes and each of the colors is showcased at least twice – mustard, blue, white/cream and red-orange.

Most women shun monochrome outfits for fear of being too “matchy matchy” or looking like someone poured a bucket of paint over your body. Yet as the bloggers showcase, monochrome has never been more awesome with bold colors reigning supreme. The key is a few strategically placed accessories to break up the color. Be Inspired!

Silvia – Silvianjoki.com

Silvia Njoki

Anita – From Curves With Love

Anita Mogere

Mumbi – Mumbishokey.com

Mumbi Shokey

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Oct 092014
 October 9, 2014  Videos No Responses »

I found some awesome gems at the thrift store during the last couple of trips.  With the exception of the mentioned prices, everything I got was either $3 or $4. Even though I rarely check out the bags section, this time I found two bags, which I still don’t understand why no one had grabbed. Lesson? Look everywhere. You just never know.

This trip ensured I have a good number of sweaters so to prevent hoarding I will only buy a sweater I absolutely love and limit it to one per shopping trip.  I haven’t had much luck with shirts/tops and bottoms yet but the plan is to cast a wider net and visit more stores before it gets miserably cold.

QUESTION: Where do you thrift and what’s your shopping strategy?

Oct 062014
 October 6, 2014  LookBook 2 Responses »

all black outfit

all black outfit

Skirt: New Look (similar) || Tee: Ebay || Heels: Steve Madden Galleryl

If there’s anything the French have enlightened me on style-wise it would have to be the functionality of black combined with a small but very present highlight. For the blah uninspired days I simply grab black pieces, slip into sleek statement pumps and go naked (I’m talking about accessories people!) The outcome is cool, streamlined and understated elegance.
But here’s the kicker…. this default uniform should never be confined strictly to the bland days. It works any day!

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