CASUAL LOOK, KIMONO, Uncategorized

Kimono goodness

Hey great people!

I know I know…..it’s been a minute since you last heard from this blog! Been figuring out how to strike a healthy balance between setting up Thrift n Style Collections (my new clothing thrift store) from scratch and many other things here and there. Having a shop comes with its fair share of challenges but I must say its absolutely fulfilling.

Well…that aside, I’m back and lets blog like never before!

Today I’m styling a navy blue kimono in three different fun ways.

Whether you are into prints, patterns or colors, kimonos look great on almost all body types. Their versatility makes them easy to dress up or down and you can wear them with absolutely anything that you want.

Look 1: Kimono + Denim Shorts

For the first look, I’ve paired the kimono with denim shorts. Totally love the height of the denim shorts as they balance my silhouette very well. I’m wearing a white basic long sleeved white top inside. I must say it’s super comfy. I’ve laid over a light blue necklace and rocked some cute floral flats to spruce up the entire look. This is a look I’d pull when meeting my friends for probably lunch.

Look 2: Kimono + Body Con Dress

Pairing a body-con dress with Kimono is one of my favorite styles. For look two, I’m rocking a floral body con dress to elevate the kimono since it’s a solid color. This is a style you can dress up or down. I’ve added my own flair by belting it up to synch in my waistline for that chic look. Completed the look with strappy heels which have a cushioned comfortable foot bed with adjustable buckles and i guess that’s why i keep recycling them in my closet like nobody’s business. If you’ve been following me on my socials, you might have spotted them quite often…lol

Look 3: Kimono + Denim Trouser

Denim Trousers plus kimonos is such an easy go-to look that always looks awesome. You can obviously rock it with a tee like I’ve done below. I went for an animal printed top which is from Thrift n Style Collection and some studded flats which i got from Toi Market to level up the entire look. Totally love this look as well.

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Uncategorized

Best Shops for Plus Size Women Clothing in Nairobi : Series 1

A while ago, i had such a struggle finding stores that sold plus size attire without compromising on my style. Most of the stalls which claimed to sell plus size clothes had these very boring stuff which was so upsetting. Just because somebody is a plus size doesn’t mean they want to go through all their life in deras or oversized clothes. Please don’t get it twisted I have nothing against deras. Infact i have a couple but you just can’t live in them forever.

I’m glad nowadays there are a couple of stores which have pretty awesome stuff for this niche. I have compiled a list of the stores that are worth visiting for great plus size apparel here in Nairobi. For starters today i’m sharing with you THREE stores in no particular order whatsoever. These are stores which i have either bought from or seen their collection and can vouch for without any hesitation.

  1. Lyl Fashion

Great for : Trendy pieces

They pride themselves in selling American dresses. They stock high quality dresses, coats denim and kimonos amongst others. If you are looking for plus size apparel which is unique and can’t be easily found elsewhere, this is the place to explore. Sizes range from 12 to 26 depending on the attire. So far i know Lyl fashion has two stores. Their town branch is at Re-insurance Plaza, Mezzanine floor inside boutique Africa. The other branch is situated in Yaya area, Wood Avenue at Woodlands Mall 2nd floor. Their trendy casual dresses will blow you away. Check them out here.

2. Vivo Woman

Great for: Chic pieces

When you need something to spice up your wardrobe, Vivo Woman will never disappoint you. The beauty about this store is that it’s a Kenyan fashion brand and they keep updating their collection. They stock comfy basics ranging from dresses, outerwear, tops, skirts to bottoms. Their sizes start from XS all the way to XXXL. They have stores in 13 locations: The Junction, Yaya Centre, Capital Centre, The Hub, Village Market, Galleria, Mama Ngina Street, Kiambu Mall Garden City, T-Mall, City Mall – Nyali, Westside Mall – Nakuru & Rupa Mall – Eldoret. You will be particularly intrigued by their chic skirts and body con dresses. For more about Vivo Woman visit them here.

3. BelaBstyles

Great for: Adorable pieces

I’m delighted that i recently discovered BelaBstyles. This amazing store caters for plus size women as well in designs never seen before at very affordable prices. The quality is amazing as well. Their wide range of dresses,skirts and tops will melt your heart instantly and you will be spoilt for choice. Their sizes can go up to 18 or 20 depending on the item in question. They are located on Kiambu road, Chief Gatabaki Centre, second floor, shop no 18. You will adore their official and maxi ranges. This store is definitely worth a visit. Check them out here.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. Have a lovely day.

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Fashion and Style, Wedding Fashion

Gorgeous Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas

So you’ve been invited for a wedding or wedo as we call it here in Kenya and are all excited but the biggest question is “What are you going to wear?!” This can be such a nerve wrecking question if you are clueless.

Today let me share some gorgeous outfit ideas which you can rock as a wedding guest effortlessly. But before that let me mention some golden tips which are important to know before selecting your wedding guest outfits especially if there is no specific theme and the bride is wearing white:

1.Spare solid white, off white, cream or any colour that takes after a white wedding gown for another day unless the bride and groom have requested. I mean it’s the bride’s day and you don’t want to outshine her.

2. Avoid colours which take after the bridal party. You don’t want to be confused to be part of the bridal party. They need to have their own different vibe.

3. Know the venue i.e is it a garden or ballroom wedding. If it’s a garden wedding, I’m sure you don’t want to be caught with those thin Stiletto heels stuck in the ground.

4. Don’t go too casual meaning avoid crop tops, jeans, t-shirts etc

Without wasting much time, here are some gorgeous wedding guest outfit ideas….I’m actually giving them names just for fun. So lets dive in:

The Glam Queen

This look is perfect for the lady who wants to stand out but keep it classy at the same time. The black stripes break the solid white hence perfect for a wedding guest. The irregular hem design at the front is just perfect. I’ve crowned the whole look with a fascinator and voila… wedding guest vibes achieved!

The African Queen

Perfect for the lady who wants a touch of African. You can simply add African Vibes by rocking an Ankara be it inform of a belt, top, dress, skirt etc the choice is yours. The Prints of this particular Ankara Kimono is EVERYTHING and Yellow is what dreams are made. Brightness!

Modern Day Princess

Florals laid out on a peach background, what else can a wedding guest ask for!

This sweet look is perfect for that lady who loves florals! I would rock this to a garden wedding! It’s such a simple and chic look. Besides the fascinator, what fascinates me about the dress is the gorgeous stretchy fabric as it’s super comfy and flattering to the body.

Lastly but not least…….

I hope you enjoyed today’s post and are truly inspired to experiment with wedding guest outfit ideas. I will definitely be sharing more fashion ideas in my future posts. You can let me know what kind of content you’d like to see as well.

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Fashion and Style

Kimono love affair : Stylish scarf idea

It was around April 2017 if I’m not wrong! I was strolling around Jamia Mall in Nairobi Kenya, looking for a piece that would add some zest to my wardrobe. I then came across this bubbly lady in one of the stalls on the ground floor. Before I even expressed my shopping concerns, she had already welcomed me introduced herself and was like “You will love this kimono‘ The moment I tried it on I was absolutely smitten. Up to date, my close friends can attest my drool over kimonos is real. I’m always in the mood for this attire. It’s actually one of my wardrobe staples.

Borrowed from the Japanese, the beauty about Kimonos is that it adds vibrancy to almost all attires. You can throw it over your dresses, shorts, jeggings and even beachwear. If i’d say, it’s the cherry on the cake!Today I’m serving you the delicate laced kimono with floral patterns. The sheer lace not only allows your outfit to be seen but also adds abit of texture to the outfit.This look is my definition of pure elegance.

The animal printed detail is actually a scarf tied around my waist. I’ll be talking more about styling scarf ideas in my future posts.This is what I’d dress when I’m going for brunch with the ladies or lunch date.

Style serving: Delicate jungle green lace kimono worn over black body corn dress with a touch of animal printed scarf

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