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  • Hi.. I'm Linda Otiende; a Personal Style Blogger. I think fashion and style is all about creativity; playing around with what you have to create something unique and stylish out of it. Blogging about my personal style is an interest I developed about three years ago when I discovered that as ladies, we really go to certain extremes to look good. Yes, we gotta look good but at the end of the day that does not mean that we have to wear the most expensive clothes or shoes to be stylish. You can actually work it out in the cheapest of them yet still ooze class! So welcome to my blog where I will get to show you my personal style and how I manage to look good on a budget. I do hope you enjoy.

    Morning all? The past few weeks have been so cold and for some of us dressing for such kind of weather can be so much of a headache especially when your closet is just full of light clothes.

     Ladies I know you still wanna look stylish and fashionable despite the cold but please let's not punish ourselves by dressing as if we are still in the hot season. Yes..you obviously know what I mean. Putting on those mini skirts and cleavages in such kind of weather wouldn't be the best of decisions now. Yes you can still put on that mini skirt but pair it up with thick stockings or at least tights. For the cleavage you can throw in a colored scarf and still rock that look..!

    So ladies I wanna show you a few outfit combinations you can rock in this cold season and still look stylish..yet still avoid the hustles that come with this rainy, cold season.

    1. Who said maxis are just for the hot season..? 
    Throw in a pair of boots and a scarf and perhaps a denim or leather jacket and you are good to go.





    2. Rock that short skirts ladies. However, ensure you are warm enough by at least throwing in a scarf or trench coat then finish up the look in a pair of boots.

    3. Sweat shirts are obviously a staple you shouldn't miss in this cold season.


    4.Don't give excuses for not dressing up for dinner just because its cold.
    You can still rock that black sexy dress and killer heels yet still throw in a coat on top which you can remove once you are indoors.



    5. Don't keep your distressed jeans at the uttermost corner of your wardrobe just cause the hot season has come to an end. 

    Pair them with a heavy cardigan.


    6. Am not quite a fan of tights and leggings but rocking them with a heavy sweater and boots would as well be an ideal outfit in such weather.

    7. Ladies there is no reason you shouldn't dress up to work cause its cold. You can still put on your pencil skirts though this time I'd recommend you go for midi skirts. They're long enough to cover your legs just perfect; yet still give room to show some bit of leg..I mean?


    For those of us who are used to trousers and flats, throw in a coat on top, jewellery and finish the look with a classy bag so you still manage to look stylish despite being all covered up.





    Let's remember to keep it warm and stylish.

    Hope you enjoyed today's read.
    Catch up with you later.
    Posted in Style Tips
    . Thursday, March 26, 2015 .

    Keeping It Stylish In The Cold

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    . Thursday, March 26, 2015 .

    Morning all? The past few weeks have been so cold and for some of us dressing for such kind of weather can be so much of a headache especially when your closet is just full of light clothes.

     Ladies I know you still wanna look stylish and fashionable despite the cold but please let's not punish ourselves by dressing as if we are still in the hot season. Yes..you obviously know what I mean. Putting on those mini skirts and cleavages in such kind of weather wouldn't be the best of decisions now. Yes you can still put on that mini skirt but pair it up with thick stockings or at least tights. For the cleavage you can throw in a colored scarf and still rock that look..!

    So ladies I wanna show you a few outfit combinations you can rock in this cold season and still look stylish..yet still avoid the hustles that come with this rainy, cold season.

    1. Who said maxis are just for the hot season..? 
    Throw in a pair of boots and a scarf and perhaps a denim or leather jacket and you are good to go.





    2. Rock that short skirts ladies. However, ensure you are warm enough by at least throwing in a scarf or trench coat then finish up the look in a pair of boots.

    3. Sweat shirts are obviously a staple you shouldn't miss in this cold season.


    4.Don't give excuses for not dressing up for dinner just because its cold.
    You can still rock that black sexy dress and killer heels yet still throw in a coat on top which you can remove once you are indoors.



    5. Don't keep your distressed jeans at the uttermost corner of your wardrobe just cause the hot season has come to an end. 

    Pair them with a heavy cardigan.


    6. Am not quite a fan of tights and leggings but rocking them with a heavy sweater and boots would as well be an ideal outfit in such weather.

    7. Ladies there is no reason you shouldn't dress up to work cause its cold. You can still put on your pencil skirts though this time I'd recommend you go for midi skirts. They're long enough to cover your legs just perfect; yet still give room to show some bit of leg..I mean?


    For those of us who are used to trousers and flats, throw in a coat on top, jewellery and finish the look with a classy bag so you still manage to look stylish despite being all covered up.





    Let's remember to keep it warm and stylish.

    Hope you enjoyed today's read.
    Catch up with you later.
    Posted in Style Tips
    . Monday, March 23, 2015 .

    Morning all? Its Monday..again!

    Can you imagine the month of March is almost coming to a close? Easter is next week...so excited for this long holiday. Saturday and Sunday have never been enough for me to rest and I just cant wait for an additional two days to just relax. Yaaaiy..!

    Hoping your Monday is off to a great start. So for today's post we are beating Monday blues literally in blue. Blue happens to be my best colour..royal blue to be precise..:-) 

    Enjoy and have a great week ahead. Remember to smile..its the best make up you can wear especially on such a dull Monday morning.











    Blazer-Tailor Made
    Pants-here
    Blue suede heelz-Duka-Kwa-Boot
    Purse-Gift 
    Vest-Mutindwa

    Blessed Week ahead:-)
    Posted in My Style
    . Monday, March 16, 2015 .

    Hello..? Hoping you had a great weekend. A while back I had promised you guys a post on Ankara+Chiffon and am glad to say that I finally got to fulfill my promise:-)

     I seem to prefer custom-made outfits nowadays to newly buys. This way it actually gives me a chance to choose my own unique designs which fit me just the way I want them to and its cheap..Yes it is..! Believe it or not buying new dresses can be so costly.

    Ankara is a trend that has been there for a while now. Yet still, it keeps getting better by the day.

     Ever got to attend some of these outdoor events like Blankets n Wine or Koroga Festival..? You'll be amazed at how Kenyans can be so creative when it comes to this versatile piece. Pair it with denim, chiffon..name it...it looks so good to the point you'll just want to get yourself one. Ankara is most definitely another staple you don't wanna miss in your closet..!








    Dress-Custom Made
    Shoes-Duka-Kwa-Boot
    Neck piece- City Center (Dubois)
    Metallic Slim Belt-Online

    Thanks for your time..:-)
    Posted in My Style.

    . Thursday, March 12, 2015 .

    The ripped jeans' trend is obviously back; hotter than ever. You must agree with me that they look totally cool especially when you find someone who knows how to rock them well.

    So for today's post I will be showing you how to look fashionable in this wardrobe must-have by featuring an amazing lady whose sense of fashion is so admirable to the point you just want to raid her closet. Meet Adelyne Wairimu, a 20 something year old, very stylish and creative, such a risk taker when it comes to fashion. Am extremely happy to feature her on my blog..

    Let's get to see how she styled her distressed jeans. Enjoy..!






    Photography by Paul Find him on Facebook.

    Vest,Jeans,Shoes-Online
    Plaid Shirt-Brother's Wardrobe

    Hope you enjoyed today's post.
    :-)

    Posted in Style Feature

    . Monday, March 9, 2015 .

    Did you know that you can actually tell a lot about a lady just by her bag..? I realized that most ladies in as much as they may be smartly dressed in those breathtaking heels, you will be surprised that when you actually take a look into their bags they are a total mess! They have literally dumped everything inside.; from their tube of lipstick, to their toiletries, to their banana snack, to their electronic gadgets, to their face wipes,,,name it. 

    Most of us will however argue that they we were in a hurry when leaving the house but that's no excuse at all..it doesn't even take 5 minutes to pack your stuff well. In fact it will even spare you minutes of having to look for something. Its unfortunate when you actually have to quickly pull out your purse from your bag to avoid anyone from seeing how untidy your bag is. What of when you are queuing in a bank or hospital and you happen to pull out your purse and maybe a handkerchief/tissue paper, wrappings of sweets and your tube of lipstick all fall and scatter everywhere? Embarrassing!!

    Ladies you gotta be tidy! You don't want to go for an interview and every weird thing literally falls from your bag. So in conjunction with how organized your bag should be, I will show you what exactly I have in my bag on a daily basis and how I manage to keep it organised. Enjoy..

    So to begin with,here's my bag..


    Ladies I'd recommend you get bags with several compartments...say at least two compartments and a side pocket whereby if you don't have small bags to separately keep some stuff say toiletries then the side pockets could come in handy.

    Personally I have 2 small bags; one for my makeup and another one for my toiletries. 
    I also have another small one for keeping my sunglasses though I rarely carry them because I put on spectacles and if I have to put them on then it means I can't really see well...eye problems:-(

    I also have my wallet and a small purse where I keep my coins. This way I don't have to spend minutes looking for coins in my bag and end up turning everything upside down just coz of say a ten shilling coin.


    Basically here is what you'll find in my bag...
    1. Water Bottle 
    2. Notebook/Pen
    3. Passport
    4. Chewing gum
    5. Pocket Tissues
    6. Phone/Earphones/Power Bank/USB Cable
    7. Stanaz
    8.Wallet/Coin purse
    9. Makeup bag/Toiletries Bag



    Here is what you'll find in my make up bag
    -Foundation/Brush 
    -Lip balm/Lipstick/Lip gloss
    -Chewing Gum
    -Painkillers 
    -Vaseline
    -Sanitizer


    -Small bottle of Bulgari cologne
    -Vanity Kit(Sewing Kit/Cotton buds)
    (Believe me this is one thing you shouldn't miss in your bag. A button from your blouse may come off any time.)
    -Super glue
    (Your shoe may tear, your bag handle may come off..name it. Very handy item!)
    -Nail cutter/Nail file
    -Lotion/Moisturizer
    -Hairpins..Very handy!
    -Comb

    My Toiletries bag basically contains
    -Sanitary pads. 
    You obviously don't want to mix them up with everything in your bag.

    Other key essentials you require are;
    -An extra pair of sandals if necessary say when you have heels on
    -An umbrella
    -Wet wipes

    I would really love to know what you have in your bags. 
    Feel free to share and if there's any essential I missed feel free to let me know about it.

    Hope you enjoyed today's post.

    Until next time..Cheers!
    And Happy Belated International Women's Day to you my reader!
    xx

    Posted in beauty
    . Tuesday, March 3, 2015 .

    Afternoon all? I want to believe your week is off to a great start. Its a new month, March with new possibilities so make it count! Don't be caught up complaining how fast time is moving and you are doing nothing about it..make every tiny bit of it count! 

    Todays post will feature a black custom-made body con midi dress. You must agree with me that my tailor is just the best!:-) The body con midi long sleeved dress is most definitely a wardrobe staple which will accentuate your figure just the way you want it to. Who wouldn't want to show off her hips and flaunt her figure especially after days of serious work-out..I mean?? 

    The most amazing thing about this dress is that I can actually wear it to work say with a bright scarf on and maybe heels; yet still wear it to a dinner in the evening after work by just accesorising it with bold jewellery.

    So ladies invest in one and you won't regret. Enjoy...





    Midi Dress-Tailor Made
    Neck piece-Dubois Rd

    Till next time..Take care:-)
    Posted in My Style