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Lunch at Dusit D2 Rouge Deck

All you need is a good laugh and a support system that will not judge.

Hey! Hey! Hey!

Can someone please explain to me why it’s so cold? Is this how winter feels like? I’m just so confused ’cause I don’t remember last year being this cold.

Anyway, two Saturday’s ago, my girls and I went for lunch at The Rouge Deck at Dusit D2 and I must say, having that time out form all the hupla in life is always worth it.

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Faith & Fiona. Friends from 2003

Don’t we look all cute and stuff? The three of us have been friends since 2003 and I must say seeing this two grow into the women they are is just AMAZING.
Our plan was to dress up and just hang out, but as you can see, I kinda, sorta threw that plan out the window. Hahahaha but I still looked cute, right?

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Knit Top – Belonged to Mum.
Jeans – Toi Market (Ksh.200)
Head tie – Street in town.

As you can see, I opted for a knit top that I made off-shoulder and my favourite pair of jeans EVER.
For my hair, I just put it up in a bun and tied a headscarf, because girl, my hair was a mess.

Lunch was okay, I’ll give it a 5/10, at least for what I had, the fish & chips.
Now, I love me some strawberry Daiquiri and for the life of me, I don’t know why it isn’t at every single establishment, but that’s okay.
I ended up ordering the daiquiri and let me just tell you the rum in it, hit me like a ton of bricks, but I liked it. 8/10.

If you plan on trying it out, I recommend it for a nice afternoon hangout because they close at 6:30pm.

Here is a vlog from the day, plus you get to meet my friends. 😀

Hope you enjoyed today’s post. If there are places in Nairobi you’d like me and my friends to try out, let me know.

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Smile, you don’t know who you’re making happy

Love,
Jo. ♥

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Fashion | Crochet Me A Summer | Ndutah’s Gifts

Happy New Year!

Before I start this post, I would like to apologise for my absence, and I promise I will explain it all in my next.

Hello! Hello! Hello!

How have you guys been? I hope your holiday was amazing and that y’all crossed over to the new year well.

For the first post of the year I’m bringing y’all summer in Nairobi. I don’t know why, but that’s what I see in this outfit.
You remember Ndutah’s Accessories from my hair accessories video? Well this amazing pieces are from there as well.

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Mismatched bikini and  kimono.

I’m not one for bikinis, this is actually my first, but let me tell you. I look good in it. Hahaha.
The kimono is just the perfect length and fit. For those who own crocheted clothes you know they are nice and lightweight and with this Nairobi heat, they are just perfect for that.

Another thing I love about this, is that the items are versatile. You can wear them to the pool/beach and wear them as part of an outfit ( I’ll show you two of my favourite outfits)

The Smart Casual

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Blazer – Mum’s Wardrobe.
Skirt – Mr Price Junction.
Choker – Ndutah’s Gifts

For this look, I paired the bikini top with a blazer and a bodycon midi skirt. I love how the beige, mustard and grey play well together. I felt so good in this one and you can wear it practically anywhere.

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And yes, I have no make up on. 🙂

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The Casual

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Jeans – Thrifted.

For this look, I just put on the kimono and a pair of Jeans. The jeans are actually high-waisted. It felt right to be the girl in the baggy jeans, plus I had to let the tomboy in me shine for a bit. 🙂

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P.s; For the 30 minutes that I was out shooting, I got a tan. Light-skinned problems in Nairobi. 🙂

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I just want to go to the pool now.

Hope y’all enjoyed the post, missed you a lot.
Don’t forget to check out Ndutah’s Gifts for more amazing stuff.

Photography | Kamau Karangatha

Love,
Jo ♥

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My Style | Colour Block

Good Morning!

I’m so glad it’s Friday, I just finished my 4th exam paper and I have 3 more to go. Struggles of doing 7 units in order to finish your undergraduate in 3 years. All I want to do is eat, sleep, listen to music and not think of exams till Monday. 29th better get itself here, I’m in need of a vacation and I just can;t wait to get out of Nairobi.

Anyway, enough of that. 🙂 🙂 🙂

First of all, I want to say how humbled and over the moon that I am the caramel face of Put Your Face On by Sabrina. I am still excited to this day. I enjoy working for her and begin part of this and seeing her dreams come true.

Some time last week, we had a photo shoot, so I decided to pair an oversized mustard shirt and purple pencil skirt with my new black suede heels from Fabtrends.

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I just love how the colours work well together. And if you know me, I love baggy items because they let me breathe, especially with the heat in Nairobi. The pencil skirt is such a versatile piece. You can dress it up with a pair of heels and fitting blazer, or a sweatshirt and pair of vans and you are good to go. Excuse the leg, don’t even ask.

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The shoes are very comfortable. Perfect fit, perfect height and perfect colour. I’d actually sleep in them, but. . .

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As usually, my hair was in a puff, but honestly this was day 3 or 4 of a twist out, so she had to be tied up. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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And I think I might be reconsidering my decision on this whole make up situation, haha, Sabrina just has a way of making me look so good and flawless. And the combination of the blue eyes and pink lips just does it for me. Don’t you think so? 🙂

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Top – Thrifted. (Sister’s)

Skirt – Made by me.

Shoes – FabTrends.

Necklace – Coast. (Gift)

Beaded Anklet & Bracelet – Haku Crafts, Hilton Hotel.

Pearl Bracelets – Gift.

Purple Earrings – Gift. (Purpink)

Hope you enjoyed the read and have an amazing weekend.

Talk to you soon.

Love,

Jo

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Feature Friday | Eva for Loverly

Eva Franco for Loverly

Good Morning,

I have teamed up with Loverly to introduce their new brides and bridemaids collection, Eva Franco for Loverly Dress Collection.

Before we go any farther, let me just say that the collection is AMAZING, had me thinking of when I’m going to get married and which dresses I’ll have. *Hint* *Hint* significant other. 🙂

The whole collection is centred around the vintage-inspired look, which I’m very much in love with. I love how she used lace as the key fabric. Lace is rarely seen on bridesmaid dresses only on the brides, so I love the whole twist to it.

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Zoe Dress & Amelia Dress

The Zoe dress in a light rose dress with sequined lace. I just love how flirty and free flowing it is with the fit and flare cut easy to get on the floor and just dance the night away.

The Amelia dress is this beautiful navy blue short dress with apache lace. You can never go wrong with a navy blue dress. To me dark coloured dresses have this subtly sexy appeal to them that will have your bridesmaids feeling like a million bucks.

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Roe Dress & Lucca Dress

Can I just start by saying how the blue green colour is just the most amazing colour, it’s not too loud, not too quiet, just perfect.

The Roe dress is a 3/4 sleeved fitted dress. This is the perfect fit for anybody, definitely one of my favourite dresses in the collection. It gives out this sophisticated look and it’s simple, just like me 🙂

The Lucca dress is a fun and flirty dress with amazing textured lace that reminds me of crochet (or I’ve just been crocheting too much haha) with its fit and flare skirt, your bridesmaids will be as comfortable as they can be and love you forever. 🙂

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Lily Dress & Nori Dress

The Nori dress is my favourite dress in the whole collection. Let’s just take a minute and talk about the open back detail. First time I saw it I just fell in love. One thing I’ve come to learn is that everyone has an amazing back and with a dress like this, you wouldn’t even need to add any more detail to the wedding, this will just seal the deal. The dress also has an amazing tulip hem which also adds another touch of sexiness. I just need this dress.

Dear Lily dress, would you like to join my closet? This cobalt blue dress just screams out modern and sophisticated. I’d honestly wear this dress everywhere I go. Perfect dress for any day and any occasion. The scalloped hem also adds a hint of sexiness to the dress.

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Aria Jumpsuit & Maura Jumpsuit

Last but not least, the most amazing pieces in the collection. JUMPSUIT. Jumpsuits are for everyone no matter your body type, girl a jumpsuit will make you the queen you are.

Dear future husband, I might just have more than one or two or three outfits. Just saying.

The Aria jumpsuit has this lovely laced popover that adds the vintage feel to the whole jumpsuit. It being ivory in colour, my dear bold bride rock this baby down the aisle, you shall be the topic of discussion for a long time. 😉

Maura jumpsuit, where do I even begin. Is it the halter neck, the delicate tie belt or just how amazing it is. I’d sleep, eat, drink in it and never take it off. It will add the elegance and sophistication to your wedding day.

All-in-all, this collection is the best, it’s not your basic chiffon, silk, satin or taffeta dresses that you see every day. Any of the dresses or jumpsuits with add great detail to your wedding and looking back at the pictures you’ll always smile and remember your wedding day.

Check out the bridesmaids page for the entire collection.

You can follow Loverly on their Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Tumblr pages for inspiration and tips for your wedding day.

Hope you enjoyed.

Love,

Jo.