A QUARTER PAST BLUE

Hello there 🙂

This past week was cultural week in our campus and there was an outfit theme for everyday .Tuesday’s theme was colour blocking and this is what I wore ; An orange retro blazer(shoulder pads and all) ,blue and white floral print top,blue denim and orange heels. And guess what? I WON THE COLOUR-BLOCKING CHALLENGE AMONG GIRLS…Out of the many that did colour-blocking.Well,I tied with someone else but it’s still a fete.Was soo excited.I won a ticket to the pageant which was yesterday,where guys and gals were competing for Mr. and Miss Parklands(Our campus). Unfortunately I was not able to go. On to the outfit now ! 🙂

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Here’s how I look with the blazer closed.It gives off more of a retro feel.Keeping it open makes it more modern in my view. 🙂

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I don’t know why ,but lately I’ve been attracted a lot to cobalt blue stuff. Everytime I’m checking something out on the net I’m biased towards blue blue blue.I don’t think it’s stopping anytime soon. I did a similar colour blocking style with a cobalt blue skirt and these orange heels here . No matter what anyone says about colour blocking,I’m taking it aaall the way.It’s such an awesome way to play with colour,but then again, it can go horribly wrong!

Whatdya think about the outfit?

Over and out… 🙂

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CRISP,CASUAL.

Hey,how are you holding up? 🙂

Today’s post is  about an outfit I wore last week to school.Simple.A white men’s vest,jungle green long-sleeved top and charcoal-coloured denim.You can never go wrong with a statement necklace.Plus I wore these gold-toned flats which completed the outfit so well. I’ve been on a massive bounty hunt for the perfect men’s vest for the longest time.Like literally,I was willing to do whatever it took to get it.And I finally did.Yay!

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Have ya seen the hair? 🙂

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My handy tote bag.Helps a lot especially with the tons of books and stuff I carry around.

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The vest…Such a classic.Definitely a must have.

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That’s all I have for you for today.That and this quote I came across…

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus

Hope the week ahead only brings good things,Cheers!

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CLASS ACT

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Hope you’re all okay.Hope everything’s working out for you 🙂 .I want to share I look I had last week.Very simple but so classy and playful.This was it…A mustard dress top,black leggings and black flats.I accessorized with sunglasses,a chain and black sling bag.This dress top is one of those things you buy and feel so happy with.It’s one of those things that melt your heart! I love the colour and the cool pentagonal neckline.Plus ,since it’s long sleeved and warm enough, I can wear it when it’s cold without any outerwear. .When I wore the chain I thought…”This is it! This is what great fashion moments are made of! “

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My week has been so hectic.Like for many other bloggers out there,It’s that time of tests and exams around the corner for me.I’ve also been having many make up classes.Our lecturers usually miss the 1st month of school and then frantically look for extra classes towards the end on the semester.WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?! They’ve ruined so many of my plans.argh…But I managed to get my hair done today,yay! I have the hair of the girls in my Nairobi Fashion Market post.This one :

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I also have a side bang.Girls,I have NEVER met any haistylist who can do a perfect fringe.I had to do a side fringe because the hairstylist I went to has not mastered the art.So if you know anyone,please please suggest them to me on the comment box below! I would not like it if my human hair weave was messed up by a hairdresser who can’t do a proper fringe.

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Till next post,see ya!

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NAIROBI FASHION MARKET…MY VERSION OF EVENTS

Hey readers.As I type this I’m beyond exhausted from yesterday’s activities at the Nairobi Fashion Market.It was basically an event in which there were vendors of fashion items such as clothes,accessories,shoes,weaves and wigs ,scents,make-up etc at discounted prices.Not too sure about the discount part…Definitely, some of those discount rates did not motivate me to buy much.I only bought this gorgeous asymmetrical skirt which I will show you guys soon.There were also stands selling household stuff like crockery.There were soo many stands I didn’t stop by some.It’s an annual event but yesterday was my first time to attend it.I went with two of my friends-Lynn and Bella.We had loadsa fun! It’s good to get out with the girls once in a while.Plus the fashion was exquisite.People really brought it.And I mean reeally brought it! I brought it too..haha! 😀 I also met with some fellow bloggers with whom I interacted.There were fashion shows at intervals but I won’t post photos of the fashion shows today because the photos are quite a number!

I wore a black peplum and a custom made khanga skirt with black flats and a belt worn as a chain.I also wore a headband and carried a mustard bag.

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You can get the textured version of the peplum ( here )

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Here’s what my friends and fellow bloggers wore:

Bella of bellathecoffeeberry.wordpress.com

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Lynn:

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Blogger at stylebysenewa.com:

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Bella and Maureen of thefunshionmistress.blogspot.com:

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Maureen and I:

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Some merchandise:

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Have a good week ahead guys!

Cheers. 🙂

SOPHISTICATION…IT’S IN THE MIDI SKIRT(PART II )

Hey guys. I’m well.I’m just in the heat of things…school and all.

Last week I wore this outfit to school.It consisted of a striped monochrome bodycon midi skirt,a black vest and a denim vest.I added this really cool fuchsia beaded necklace and belt to add a pop of colour.The sling bag and flats were black.I wore another midi skirt in this post with heels. This is an alternative look with flats.

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Get skirt( here )

Are you looking forward to Nairobi Fashion Market like me? Can’t wait! 🙂 What will you be wearing?

If you’re Kenyan,Happy Mashujaa day.Let’s celebrate our independence heroes.

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HIS AND HERS;DENIM ON DENIM

Hey! 

So,I feel like I’m stuck in a fashion rut.I’m soo bored of my clothes let me tell you.Who else feels like this? The best fix however would be going shopping.That’s just not an option right now! So I’m finding more ways to wear the stuff I have. Recently I’ve also been all about purging my wardrobe . It finally hit me like a ton of bricks that quality is better than quantity…Part of growing up I guess. No thanks to  my overly sentimental connection with my clothes,giving them away hasn’t been easy.

Onto this week’s post.My boyfriend ,,James and I did a denim on denim look for him and for her.We both wore denim shirts and black jeans.Of course to bring the female aspect,I wore monochrome heels and a black sling bag . 🙂

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His shirt(Similar here)

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My shirt(Similar here)

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Before I go, my friend custom makes these  Ankara loafers for both guys and girls. I got my friend a pair for her birthday and she loved them! I loved them so much I wished I could keep them for myself once I got them . They go for KSh.1300 for the ladies and KSh.1700 for the guys. Here’s the best part-If you tell him you were referred to him by Winnie THE Fashionista, you get 15% off!! My friend’s (Evans) number is 0724000331  If you’re interested. I’m definitely getting me a pair soon…All these social events will never hear the end of it ! 😀

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SOPHISTICATION…IT’S IN THE MIDI SKIRT

Hope your Sunday is going well.This past week has been taken up mostly by school(as it ought to be) but I created time to check out the recent  Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks.I also did my nails in neon colours yesterday.You can follow me on Instagram @winniethefashionista to check out the photos.I rarely do my nails because it’s soo much work,it’s so tedious and time-consuming . Makeup over nail polish any day! It’s also too high maintenance to keep going to the salon for a manicure and pedicure for someone like me who isn’t working. My nails look great in the end but it’s just a lot to deal with .Not to mention I like perfection and when I mess up a nail,I remove the polish and start all over again.I can do this up to 3 times on one nail 😀 yo…The struggle is real.

For today’s post,I’m in a midi skirt,a pink top,a statement necklace and pink heels.I threw on a grey crop jacket because it was cold on this day.You see that sunshine?So did I.But it was a trick! I loved the colour palette of this outfit.Do you? I had on 3 different shades of pink (lipstick,top and heels)The lipstick is Flormar Supermatte number 501. Plus I like the way the grey goes with pink.

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The allure of midi skirts is the way they go below the knees giving you that polished,sophisticated look especially when  worn with heels.Not that I have anything against short skirts but I think they’ve their time.Mine is a high-waisted, bodycon midi but midi skirts can also be full-circle and of course they come in a range of fabrics!

Do enjoy the rest of your day dear reader.I appreciate you for stopping buy.

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