Lifestyle, fashion, beauty, femininity

HOW TO WEAR METALLIC: BOSS BABE

Good morning,

Oh my God, You guys are amazing humans. The feedback I received on my previous post was overwhelming and I’m so grateful! 

I’m back again with yet another post on how to wear metallic but this time round with a smart-casual/semi-formal twist to it.  Gold is such a beautiful color that screams wealth, income and power. Perfect motivation to steer you throughout the week. As they say “When life gives you a Monday, Dip it in glitter and sparkle all day or week”.

I wore this gold and black oversized top with this very trendy pleated cigarette pair of pants, and a pair of chunky heels, because boy don’t you need all the comfort you can get! Sleek and well-laid hair will give a well-put-together vibe to your overall look! 

Little secret: I like the fact that this top makes my chest looks fuller! πŸ˜‚!

Hair and makeup – Achy makeover 0720776283

Top, Pants and shoes – Vostilook

Photography – Najos Photography 

Have yourselves a great week and Happy Jamhuri Day to My fellow Kenyans! 

Ignore the rusty af seat, I know it looks ratchet but we all know it’s never that serious! 

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HOW TO WEAR METALLIC: CHIC AND FUNKY

Hi Beautiful Earthlings,

“Brenda where have you been for close to 3 months now? 
What have you been up to? 

What do you have planned out for the month of December? 

Has your marital status changed? 

Has your bum grown any bigger? 

And how is school?”

I’m sure these are the questions some of y’all asking, well, maybe not all πŸ˜‚.

Where do I even begin?! Let’s just say A loooooot has been going on. I feel like I have experienced 4 years within a period of 12months. I honestly just reached a cul de sac in very many spheres of my life and I’ve been working to get back on track. 

In the spirit of getting my house in order, I decided to do a series of three looks featuring a street style trend we’ve seen in 2017 especially. How can you rock metallic pieces(shoes, dresses etc), without necessarily looking like a sweet wrapper or someone advertising Mabati? The former is a serious issue, especially with the plastic bag ban in Kenya,πŸ˜‚, *sigh* I’m a crackhead, I know! 😰.

For the first look I wore this Zara Silver Metallic A-line Skirt (not quite sure I’ve arranged the adjectives correctly, but you get the gist.. Kizungu si mdomo changu). I decided to wear it with this very Christmasy sweater top which has some very beautiful sequin print/design. Per usual you can never go wrong with a pair of black strappy chunky sandal heels. The diamond-shaped silver clutch was just the icing on the cake. Some good make up, good hair and a little bit of bad Bitch attitude and bam πŸ’₯πŸ’₯!! There You have your chic and funky look! 

Thank you for stopping by. 

If you have any questions or suggestions on what you’d want me to tackle or blog about do let me know. 

DeUces, 

Bree. 

Hair and Makeup- Achy Makeover (0720776283)

Metallic Skirt- Vostilook (Yala Towers, 2nd floor) 

Sweater top- Vostilook (Yala Towers, 2nd floor) 

Chunky heels- Vostilook (Yala Towers, 2nd floor) 

Shot by- Najos Photography 

WHAT I WORE: EAST AFRICA FASHION WEEK 2017

Hello and happy New month  from me, my bum and tummy, 

I’m so excited about this month for two main reasons: It’s my birthday month(23rd Sep) and coz I’m a month away from finishing my Bachelor’s Degree. It’s both exhilarating and scary af. Either way, I’m really grateful to the Almighty for the chance to be here. 

When I received an email from East Africa Fashion Week asking me to attend their press conference a few days to the main event I got a little panicky. Mostly because I did not know what to wear and trust me as a fashion blogger this is really a big deal. Fast forward to the 8th of July, I wore this Ankara two piece which was designed by Achy, this girl can really do everything. The length of the skirt was just perfect because I didn’t have to bother/worry about what shoes to wear.  

The event which brings together top fashion designers from countries in East Africa was a huge success. They showcased beautiful fashion forward pieces which a couple of people purchased off the runway. Kudos to the team that organized the show. Definitely looking forward to a bigger event next year. 

Make up: @Achy Makeover (IG)

Photography by : @Najos Photography 





FUR THE COLD WEATHER

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Winter is here!

This is by Fur the Calldest weather Weave experienced. If Ewe Sea the way I dress to bed Ewe might think I’m proBubbly headed to the ArcTick, or mayBee Knot, Furget it I’m Kitten Ewe. Let’s just say it’s quite cuddle-worthy, for transFur of heat (I know the second part of this sentence is neither necessary nor senseful).

Bat Worry Knot, your girl here Goat you. I’m Knot good at this, I’m only trying Tibia Humerus.Β  Furgive me.

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Away from the punonsense, how are you my persons?

I’m just here to tell you that it is time to remove your fur pieces from the back of your closet and rock them. Also head wraps apart from being an accessory are good at keeping you warm. Instead of doing a regular head wrap do a Gele, which is usually worn with traditional Nigerian attires in functions like weddings. A good pair of heels will keep you on your toes, lol you get it?

Drink tea, cuddle if it is an absolute must and “Wrap up” *rotfl*.

Stay safe.

DeUces,

Bree.

Make up: @Achy makeover(IG)

Photography: @Najos Photography (IG)

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PS: Just for laughs

A mother and a daughter are shopping in the mall, when the mother eyes an expensive fur coat.

“This year,” she says, “I think that I will buy my present instead of making you and Dad shop for me.”

The daughter nods in agreement.

“And I think this fur coat would be perfect too.”

The daughter protests, “But Mom, some helpless, poor, dumb creature has to suffer so that you can have this.”

“Don’t worry, honey,” says the mother. “Your father won’t get the bill for a couple of weeks.”

Source: http://www.jokebuddha.com

HOW I DONNED THAT RED GOWN

For the longest time I had a hate relationship with the color red. It was too much for my liking, too main stream. I never used to get how anyone could own a red underwear for instance. Of course red lipsticks were a no no for me, not because I really used to wear any make up! I low key had this judgemental look whenever I saw someone in red. If you know me BTW you’d know low key is a downplay of my true feelings in this case. Lemme explain: Whenever I’m walking in town I usually have this Joan Rivers thing going on, I critique a lot of things around me and because I’m a loud mouth it can get nerve wracking for the person I am with. Sorry,  I  digress! Anyway, let’s just say that Red to me is that not so good looking boyfriend or girlfriend you have that you’re never comfortable being seen around with but who you still f*$# with coz he/she is either really nice or really rich lol. And with time you develop a liking for them! 

Oops, where are my manners? *facepalm*! How are you my people doing? How’s August treating you thus far? How are you coping with the cold? *Phew that feels better* 

A while back, two or three months ago I got an invite to Nairobi International Fashion Festival 2017, dubbed Fashion in the Wild. It was the first festival of its kind in Kenya and it was in conjunction with the Commonwealth. It saw a lot of designers in the Kenyan fashion scene showcase to both a local and international audience. When I got this invite, thanks to Ezil, a fellow fashion blogger, I was so confused as to what I should wear! I remember calling Tailor001 of Cittifficial Klothing, to advise and possibly design for me something elegant. Hence the birth of this beautiful red gown I’m doning here! Now the mistake was I didn’t bear in mind the event venue which was the Nairobi National Park, the time of the event which was between 7-10PM and most importantly the weather which was very rainy and cold. Let’s just say, a pant suit would have worked better! 

I wore it with white chunky sandals for comfort and threw on “my fur coat”. My makeup was very nude just to ensure all attention was on the gown. I recently wore this for a photoshoot and instead of the white chunky heels I wore these burgundy strappy heels Coz red looks great on red. 

That’s it for today’s post. Thanks for reading. Please leave your views in the comment section below.

My Kenyan readers please maintain peace as we prepare for either Canaan or Mesopotamia. Remember One Kenya One People (is this really a thing?).

DeUces, 

Bree. 

Make up by: Achy Makeover (IG)

Gown by: Cittifficial Klothing 

Photos by: Najos Photography 




This is the reason why I don’t smile in my photos, my eyes won’t let me be great! 



PS: I’m looking for a way to dispose of my event outfits coz I never wear them again, any ideas on how you people do it will be appreciated. 

 

 

DRESSING UP GYM WEAR


Happy New month, 

I can not believe it’s July already. The vividness with which I can recall January and all its shenanigans *sighs* 😐. I hope y’all have achieved goals you set out to achieve by June! Personally, now that we are in the second half of the year, I’m getting qualmish! Mostly because I’m only a month away from finishing undergrad. I don’t really think I’m ready for adulting lol. 


Anyway a few weeks ago I came across this bomb Nike jogger pants during my thriftscapades. I wore them last week with this white sports bra. I decided dress up the look by wearing a pair of silver strappy heels instead of sports shoes! The blue denim jacket was just the icing on the cake! This was my ootd to the K1 Flea Market which usually happens every Sunday at K1, obviously. With vendors, good music, live band performance, good food, awesome cocktails and an amazing crowd this is definitely one of the best chilled Sunday plots in Nairobi at the moment. 

Have a lovely weekend ahead and till my next post, stay safe. 

DeUces, 

Bree.

Sports bra, pants and Jacket- Adams Arcade

Strappy shoes- Gifted

Photography by: Heenie Photography 

PROJECT ALL NATURALΒ 

Hey beautiful earthlings, 

Today is indeed a good day to be alive. 

With the long weekend ahead especially, this girl here is exuding a lot of positivity. This week hasn’t particularly been all roses for me, adulting is tough fam! I therefore decided that this weekend is going to be very “self-reflective” πŸ˜‚ I kid πŸ˜‚ I wish πŸ˜‚. I’m only indoors (read self evaluating) coz I have very very boring friends. If you have an INTERESTING life and you want moi to be your friend, hit me up! (Just to clarify I meant moi [French for me] not Kenya’s 2nd President or sons, I don’t know them but I totally wouldn’t mind knowing them πŸ˜…πŸ˜‰). I’d love to hear what you beautiful people are up to this weekend, do let me know in the comments section below. 

Anyway, this past weekend I had the chance to work with one of Kenya’s top photographers Heenie Photography on his All Natural Project. This project aims at showcasing the beauty of African women particularly our Kenyan women in its purest form. On set we had the ever talented MUA(Make Up Artist) Achy Makeover and from the images you can tell how the two are the absolute power team!

I know Most of you are wondering why the project is dubbed All Natural and yet my brows are done etc. Lol. As much as society has these absurd double standards about make up, let’s just agree that make up is pretty much an integral part of most ladies’ lives, I.e. from the simple lip gloss or even contouring/strobbing. I’d like to think of make up as a form of grooming and it does speak volumes about someone. They say first impressions matter, yes?!  Anyway Achy did a very neutral glam, the no-makeup makeup look, paradoxical? I know! The outcome was impeccable. 

In other news, I have added a beauty category to my blog where I’ll be sharing all things beauty, from make up to skin care products. This means that from time to time I will be sharing projects I have done with Make Up Artists etc. I am really excited about this. Tell me what kind of looks or things you’d like me to share! 

Head over to Instagram to check out more of the project! 

Model: @justkaninte (Ig) 

Photography: Heenie Photography

Make up: Achy Makeover
 

Till my next post, stay safe. 

DeUces

Bree.