STRIPED DRESS & LEATHER JACKET

24 July 2017







It's so cold in Nairobi I have to take my leather jacket out,peep my daughter with a 'space suit hehehe. I styled my jacket with a  striped dress & booties.What I like about this dress is the details. The wrap detail draw your eyes to the waist creating the illusion of a smaller waist & also the diagonal stripes help with that. I love dresses cause they are easy to style not like separates.

If you like dresses how to style them?

I hope you are keeping warm if you are in Nairobi & enjoying the weather wherever you are. Great week ahead.

HOW TO DECLUTTER YOUR CLOSET.

3 July 2017





I love clothes & at times I buy more than I need or get bored with what I have. I was watching the KonMari method of decluttering & I liked her techniques. Like you should keep items that spark joy, for example, this white crop top makes me so happy but I can't wear it at the moment cause I'm in a commited relationship with bread hehehe. Nway I'll be sharing my main tips of decluttering your closet.

1. Do You Feel Good Wearing It?
 It can be an old sweater or a dress that you've styled a million times. No matter how old or out of style it is, you should always feel good in what you are wearing.

2. Keep The Basics.
I know at times you want to declutter when you are in an emotional space. During my postpartum period was super emo cause I had gained weight & didn't really know how to style my new body. When I decluttered my wardrobe I kept the basics cause I would restyle those items in so many ways.

3. Does It Fit?
At times we lose weight  and still wear the same clothes or buy a dress that one size up & or down in hopes it will fit or it will be altered by your tailor. If doesn't fit you or you haven't altered it just give it away.

4.When Was The Last Time Your Wore It?
There are clothes I have had for years & I have not worn them. When I'm decluttering those are the first to go, cause there is a reason they are collecting dust in my closet. Maybe I don't like how it fits, or its over- sized, too tight etc.

5.Does It Fit With My Style At The Moment?
Mostly your are not wearing your once favourite top cause your style has evolved. Give it away & get something that suit your aesthetic.

What are the tips & tricks you use when you are decluttering?

HOW TO TAKE YOUR OWN OUTFIT PHOTOS.

19 June 2017








I hope you all had an amazing weekend.Today on the blog I'll be talking about photography. I'm not an expert but I will share how I take the photos you see on the blog & what I have learnt.

1.Equipment used ; Dslr Camera, Remote Conrol & Tripod.

2.Know your camera ; 'The best camera is the one you have with you'... (you can take photos with any camera) but if  that camera is a digital camera please learn about Aperture, ISO & Shutter Speed.
  • Aperture ; Helps to control what you want to be in focus ,depth of field, especially when you are doing portraits or outfit photos. The lower the number ,measured in f stops, for example f 4.5 the more blurry the background.
  • Shutter Speed; How long your camera shutter stays open to expose the sensor to light.. For example a shutter of 100 means your shutter speed is open to 1/100 of a second. Sutter speed helps to capture motion. So if you use a high shutter speed  motion will be frozen for example when someone is running. I usually use a slower shutter speed (1/100 -1/250) cause I'm usually standing or moving very slowly.
  • ISO; How sensitive your sensor is to light. If you use a higher ISO you might introduce noise to your image & will make your image grainy. I usually set it to 250 -320.
3. When you take your photos ; I usually take in the morning or evening, when sun is not out. At times the only time  I get to shoot is at 1 or 2 pm so I try to find somewhere with a shade to take the photos.

4. Take the photos ; Now everything is set up is time to stand infront of your camera to take the photos. It can be awkward at the beginning but try different poses at differnt angles. I usually adjust my tripod to get different angles. For a detail shot like if I want to show my jewellery I move closer to the camera. I also love a blurry background  so I don't lean on walls/ doors.

I'm also on the hunt to learn new photography techniques. My favourite youtube channels are Mango StreetJessicca Kobeissi & COOPH.




TIPS & TRICKS OF THRIFTING IN NAIROBI

12 June 2017








All my life I had to thrift hehehe jk. I love love thrifting so much cause I get shop for unique pieces at an affordable time. I have learnt a few tips & tricks and today I want in going to shar

1. Have an open mind ; The ruffle detail is trending at the moment & you might see something online from maybe Zara. Please don't go expect that on a pile of clothes in Gikomba. I bought this ruffle cami for 10 kshs in Gikomba a few months ago. It doesn't look like anything I've seen online but it is still cute.

2.What to look for in the clothes you buy ; When you are buying clothes before paying go through each detail. Is it torn? Does it miss a button, zip or any embellishment? If you look closely my top is missing a button. I noticed when I was editing but found the button afterwwards. If it's something minor & fixable I usually buy it & do fix it myself.

3. When is the best time to shop ; When you are free or have time. There is a myth that if you go super early you get really nice stuff. At times you will but also you might be buying yesterday's stock. I have seen stock being opened at 3pm. Just develop your style first then you will have the best time thrifting.

4.Keep an eye on what the other shoppers are picking up ; These clothes are mostly in huge piles & at times you can't go through everything. If you see someone picking an item you like, first don't act interested,cause some people might think its cute & will not put it down hehehe, wait and see if they like it. If they put it down, meaning they don't like it, ask them to give you the item.

5. What to wear when thrifting ;  I usually like to wear either a sleeveless dress or a cami & skirt. I'm going to try on clothes & most of the places I shop at are open air so no changing rooms. With a skirt its easier to try on denim & a sleeveless top or dress I try on tops.

6. Where do I shop ; Gikomba,Mtindwa, Toi (not so much cause it's a bit far), Think Twice (Its a new thrifing concepts not open air, I get my denim there especcially Levi's)

What I'm wearing... Ruffle top & Levi's both thrifted.

If you love thrifting, where are favourite place to thrift?

Photograpy - Self portrait.


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