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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.

    Up to now I still don't know why they are called acid wash jeans. What is important is that they are too awesome and ladies you obviously don't wanna miss a pair in your wardrobe. Acid wash jeans have some sort of uniqueness in them that makes them so striking whenever you put them on. The confusing blend of colors is actually what makes them an alternative to a rather boring plain pair. 

    So ladies don't be left behind..grab yourself a pair and get creative! The good thing about this pair is that you can wear them with either a crop top for a night out, boots for a cold day, white plain shirt for a casual look, blazers, heels,,,name it all. 

    Enjoy today's post and have a fruitful week ahead:-)






    Photo credits:prime_photografi

    Choker-Dubois
    Blazer-Tailor Made
    Jeans-Thrift
    Heels-Amal Plaza
     Posted in My Style
    . Monday, June 29, 2015 .

    Acid Wash Denim..

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    . Monday, June 29, 2015 .

    Up to now I still don't know why they are called acid wash jeans. What is important is that they are too awesome and ladies you obviously don't wanna miss a pair in your wardrobe. Acid wash jeans have some sort of uniqueness in them that makes them so striking whenever you put them on. The confusing blend of colors is actually what makes them an alternative to a rather boring plain pair. 

    So ladies don't be left behind..grab yourself a pair and get creative! The good thing about this pair is that you can wear them with either a crop top for a night out, boots for a cold day, white plain shirt for a casual look, blazers, heels,,,name it all. 

    Enjoy today's post and have a fruitful week ahead:-)






    Photo credits:prime_photografi

    Choker-Dubois
    Blazer-Tailor Made
    Jeans-Thrift
    Heels-Amal Plaza
     Posted in My Style
    . Friday, June 26, 2015 .

    Its Friday..woop!woop!Does the happy dance..:-)

     So for today's post I decided to respond to a fan who asked me to do a feature on what to wear to a wedding and a skater dress happens to be one of them. Skater dresses are cute and flatter any body type. Just by accessorizing it right you can never go wrong with this piece.

    This is just but one of the very many outfits you can rock to a wedding.

    Enjoy the weekend ahead..xx









    Photo credits:  Prime Photografi

    Dress-Tailor Made
    Shoes-Thrifted
    Belt-here
    Posted in My Style
    . Wednesday, June 24, 2015 .

    Ever since I began blogging, one question I've had to put up with is how I manage to shop on a budget considering the fact that I have so many clothes..isn't that just too expensive? Truth is I actually spend so little owing to the fact that I either get my clothes tailor-made or mostly thrifted. I would rather spare a Saturday for Toi Market or thanks to cheap on-line shops like Serinda Fashions that give you just the best.

    On the blog today I will feature an outfit I got for as low as 400 shillings(4.05$). Both the skirt and sequin blouse costed 200 each(2.02$) Imagine?!How awesome is that?:-)

    So ladies its time you spared those notes for something else. In as much as most of you may argue that you really don't have the patience when it comes to visiting markets like Gikomba as it does require so much of your time if you want to get the best, at the end of the day you'll realize that its worth it. Yes...it is.

    Enjoy..











    Sequin Blouse-Serinda Fashions
    Tulle Skirt-Ngara
    Shoes-Buruburu

    Photo Credits; Prime Photografi

    Thanks for your time..

    Posted in My Style
    . Monday, June 15, 2015 .

    Put your LBD into retirement and rule in jumpsuits. To be honest what's not to love about jumpsuits? Ladies apart from the fact that going to the wash room may be so much of a task coz you have to like sort of undress; jumpsuits are so comfortable and stylish. In fact they can be worn anywhere; from the house, to a wedding, to a ladies night out, to the red carpet, to a dinner event, to an outdoor event and even to the office. Yes you heard me right..to the office.

    However, this can only apply to solid colours like blue or black and much more fitting jumpsuits with little or no cleavage *to portray some level of decency* for which you can throw in a blazer and comfortable flats/heels.

    So, it's time to get on board with wearing the coolest jumpsuits out there. Had shown you one way of wearing a jumpsuit in my previous post and today I will show you yet another way. This time I decided to go for a more formal look by throwing in a blazer and heels. 

    Enjoy








    Photography-Prime Photography

    Jumpsuit-Here
    Blazer-Tailor Made
    Clutch-Here
    Belt-Here

    Have a blessed week ahead.
    Posted in My Style
    . Friday, June 12, 2015 .

    Morning all? So today I will be sharing amazing facts about Vaseline you probably had no clue about. If there's one thing you shouldn't be missing in your bag ladies, its gotta be Vaseline.
    1. Did you know that if you want your perfume to last all day, Vaseline is the solution to this? 
    Yes. Rub a spot of it onto your skin then spray your fragrance over it. Vaseline is scent-free so it won’t affect the smell but the perfume will adhere to the Vaseline and stay there for hours.
    To get some bonus time, avoid spraying perfume on your wrists. Between hand washing and just rubbing against your sleeve, it wears off too fast. Go for your ankles, the nape of your neck, or at your cleavage to make the scent linger longer.

    2.If you are dealing with a running nose like I am now, you tend to blow your nose too much and the lips also become dry and flaky; so rub a bit of Vaseline around your nostrils. It’ll keep the area hydrated and prevent that red, peeling look that comes from blowing your nose too much. Also put a bit of it on your lips to prevent them from cracking and becoming even more painful.

    3.Putting the cold aside, if on a normal day you are dealing with flaky lips, get some Vaseline and mix in a little bit of salt or sugar. Simply rub it over your lips and then rinse off. It’ll take off the flakes and leave a light layer of hydrating oil. 

    4. Soothe a Nasty Sunburn
    Use some Vaseline to keep your sunburn under control. It’s soothing and it’ll lock in your skin’s moisture to prevent any peeling.

    5.Vaseline as a make-up remover
    Run out of your favorite make-up remover? No, don’t wash it off with face wash. First use Vaseline like you would your regular remover, and then use your face wash. Just put a bit of it on some cotton wool and clean your face..your skin will thank you for it and you ll never have to fall asleep with your make-up on again.

    6. Stay Hydrated
    Vaseline is an amazing moisturizer. It’s much cheaper than any facial moisturizer around and it does the job just as well. Don’t worry about breakouts either! Vaseline is non comedogenic, meaning that it won’t clog your pores.

    7.The Ultimate Pedicure
    Want a foot treatment that is both cheap and easy? Here’s one that you can do in your sleep! Add a layer of Vaseline to your feet then cover them up with socks. Your feet with be as smooth as a baby’s in the morning. If you need a serious pedicure, this will make the process much easier too. Once your skin is well hydrated, it’s much easier to exfoliate away the dry skin and deal with cuticles.

    8.Brush your eyebrows with a little Vaseline to help them look groomed. Don’t use too much, though, as when you sweat, it’ll create a greasy mess on your forehead.

     9. Vaseline can be rubbed on teeth when lipstick is worn, to prevent those unsightly lipstick marks on teeth. However, a very tiny amount must be used, and NOT a huge blob. And for the long lasting lipsticks like Nouba that don't come off easily; just apply some Vaseline on your lips and wipe it off. It will clear all the lipstick from your lips.

    10.Slide Your Jewellery Off
    Dealing with swollen hands after a long day? Add a layer of Vaseline to your finger and your rings will glide right off. This is especially great for bangle bracelets too. It’s not always easy to find the right size bangle. If you’re wearing a tighter bangle, add a very thin coat to your hand and the bracelet will glide right up.

    Bonus: Removing chewing gum from your hair. Don't ask me how chewing gum will end up on your hair but believe you me if you passed through that stage as a kid then you definitely never missed some stages of development.

    Hope you got a few tips...
    For more http://youqueen.com/beauty/uses-for-vaseline/
    Thanks for reading..
    Deuces.
    Posted in Beauty
    . Thursday, June 11, 2015 .

     A gorgeous alternative to dresses and skirts, jumpsuits have most definitely taken the fashion world by storm. This is one wardrobe staple you shouldn't be missing ladies. Jumpsuits can be worn in many different ways and here is one of them..

    Enjoy..







    Photography by Prime Photography

    Jumpsuit-Gift from mum
    Belt-Gift from mum

    Cheers..
    Posted in My Style

    . Friday, June 5, 2015 .

    Its all about maxis and hats today..

    So I actually chose this outfit randomly from my closet when I was going for my shoot. It actually wasn't among the outfits I had planned to post this week but at the end of the day it turned out to be my best. Its an outfit you can wear to an outdoor event, a wedding or even during the weekends and its very free and relaxing.  

    Enjoy..










    Photography by Prime Photography

    Flats-Gift
    Maxi Skirt-Tailor Made
    Vest-Thrifted
    Neck piece-Mum's
    Hat-Gift
    Clutch-Jamia Mall

    Enjoy your weekend:-)
    Posted in My Style