Sequined Chiffon + Forest Greens

I’m so excited to share with you all a couple of pictures that I got recently for the blog.

Evenings in Kenya are such as great time of the day (when it isn’t raining cats and dogs) and who doesn’t love watching sunsets?

I spent my evening at Karura Forest ( I love this place, could you tell?!)  and this place is great not only for photo-ops but for some down time, the quiet serene place is a pleasant relief from the hustle and bustle of everyday city life.

I wore this dipped hem dress and loved how the white chiffon of this dress played up against the natural background of the forest.

Chiffon dress

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The dress is by AX Paris and their pieces can be found all over online*

The sequins on the dress makes it more glam which is perfect for events where you want to be a little more dressed up. It could also work for occasions where you want to go full out fancy, prom maybe? You could also wear it during the day like I did . Pairing it with casual sandals and a cropped denim jacket would be perfect for summer!

What I actually love about this dress is the amount of comfort, as much as I place importance on the style of an outfit if isn’t comfortable it wont be something I care for much. This dress looks so elegant yet it feels like something I would be able to sleep in. Kinda perfect really.

This dress makes me so happyy!!

You’re probably aware of my DIY obsessions and can imagine my excitement when I found the coolest thing online, DIY bronzer** ( I KNOW RIGHT?!) I was kind of iffy about it at first but honestly it feels no different than normal bronzer, its super light and it smells amazing. I loved using it for my makeup look, its lovely for contouring and you get to choose what tone you want! Definitely going to be a summer staple for me!

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*Shop the Look:  http://www.lyst.com/clothing/ax-paris-dipped-hem-chiffon-dress-white/

**DIY BRONZER: http://theanaraestore.com/index.php?route=simple_blog/article/view&simple_blog_article_id=36

What is your go to day-night transitional piece of clothing for summer?

picture credits: @sajanchotai on instagram

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DIY Sea Salt Hair Spray

Its that time of the year again, when exams take over our life and the only thing making us push through is the prospect of the upcoming holidays!^

For summer break this year I shall be taking a trip with my friends to the lovely Diani Beach ( one of the most popular holiday destinations in Kenya) and even though our trip is in 25 days i have started primping for this holiday, a girl could never start too early!

A couple of days ago I stumbled upon a DIY recipe that would give me the perfect beach hair but i’m one of those people that has really straight hair that doesnt stay styled no matter how much hair spray is used, yep! Im that girl 🙈

Regardless, i skeptically tried it out.

Ingredients:

1 cup hot water

2 tbsp sea salt (add more for increased texture)

1tbsp raw coconut oil

1tsp water soluble hair gel

1-2 drops Vitamin E oil (i used 2 tablets of the vitamin E oil pills and cut them open)

1-2 drops Argon Oil

1 tbsp leave in conditioner

I first dissolved the sea salt in the hot water and the added the oils, i had to heat up my coconut oil as it was pretty solid.

Add the hair gel and the leave in conditioner and put everything in one of those spray bottles that are so easily available.

Shake well and spray on to your hair remembering to constantly scrunch it in order to create texture, you could then tie your hair in a loose braid till your hair dries (i put mine in a bun because of how stubborn it is, a loose braid would definitely do nothing for it)

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Its super easy to carry around when you're off to the beach for around the day touch ups.
Its super easy to carry around when you’re off to the beach for around the day touch ups.
What my hair looked like 2 hours after spraying on the mixture,
What my hair looked like 2 hours after spraying on the mixture.

I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the results. Found my signature summer hairstyle so thats one thing i can take off my checklist!

Stick around for more pre-vacation blog posts (incase you couldnt tell, I’m super excited!)

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Purrfect Spring Outfit.

First, apologies for the terrible pun! (I know you laughed though)

There comes a point in my life, perhaps once or twice a year where all I can wear is black and white. I’m repelled by all other colours especially the bright ones for that time period.

This time I got stuck in this rut during what many call Spring  however living at the Equator causes us to disregard seasons and hence we identify the weather by what it is; extremely hot and extremely cold.

The weather right now is pleasant despite occasional *everyday* floods, the weather during the day makes me want to pull out all sorts of skirts and dresses, yet most of the day time dresses I own are in bright colours and bold patterns, something I’m just not feeling right now.

This ended up being a style challenge for me and although exam season has brought lots of challenges for me this is one that I actually enjoy 😛

For this look I wanted to stick to the colour palette of Black and White but also wanted the overall look to be girly and vintage inspired and what better way to do that than with a flowy white skirt.vintage skirt

Choosing the skirt was the easy part but finding what to pair it with was kind of difficult, black crop tops made the outfit a little more dressy than I wanted which is ironic cause I’m usually overdressed wherever I go. Oops!

I found a sweater top that I even forgot having and think its perfect for a quirky ensemble! This top from Primark was originally plain black and I cross stitched the cat on it a couple of years back when animal print shirts were a thing (I still think they are! And if not, the should be :p)

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I paired it with a pair of pointy black flats which played up the vintage-chic look and a light pink quilted cross body bag. The outfit was both classy and comfy, perfect for me👐

Leave a comment down below with what your perfect spring outfit would be and any challenges you have had! I would like to know 😊

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Sweapant Chic

As much as dresses are my go to piece of clothing there are times where wearing pants is tempting, in my case sweatpants- who doesn’t wanna wear pjs outside the house?  So for dinner with the girls last weekend I decided to do just that.

I dressed up a pair of sweatpants with a DIY bralette (same as the one on my last post) showing some skin definitely made the outfit a little more night out appropriate. If you wanna try out this look put on a pair of sexy black heels and a blazer to save you from the chilly night and you’re good to go.

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Outfit Details:

Top: DIY

Blazer: Marks & Spencer

Pants: Woolworths

Shoes: Thrifted