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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.

    Hey guys..so am super excited to be having my first give away on the blog. The instructions are simple...Just like my facebook page Lindas World of Style then leave a comment below as to what you'd wish to win..pretty simple!

    I will randomly select 2 winners; the first gets the Britney Spears Body Scrub and a nail polish; Second gets the Arganoil Rejuvenating Hand & Body Lotion, Maybelline Baby Lips and a nail polish. I will select the winner on the 8th of August. All the best:-)




    Have a blessed weekend ahead:-)
    . Friday, July 31, 2015 .

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    . Friday, July 31, 2015 .

    Hey guys..so am super excited to be having my first give away on the blog. The instructions are simple...Just like my facebook page Lindas World of Style then leave a comment below as to what you'd wish to win..pretty simple!

    I will randomly select 2 winners; the first gets the Britney Spears Body Scrub and a nail polish; Second gets the Arganoil Rejuvenating Hand & Body Lotion, Maybelline Baby Lips and a nail polish. I will select the winner on the 8th of August. All the best:-)




    Have a blessed weekend ahead:-)
    . Friday, July 24, 2015 .

    By now you must have noticed my love for blazers especially brightly colored ones is for real..:-) 

     For today's look I decided to try a purple blazer which I wasn't so sure about as to whether it would look good with the pants but I was happy with how the whole look turned out. 

    Enjoy..






    Photos by Prime Photography

    Shoes-BuruBuru
    Pants-Tailored
    Blazer-Tailored
    Vest-Thrifted

    Have a blessed weekend..:-)
    Posted in My Style


    . Thursday, July 23, 2015 .


    Accessories are a perfect way to bring life to a rather boring outfit. By accessories here I mean belts and jewelry (necklaces, trinkets, rings, earrings, bracelets, watches, bangles etc) 

    As a lady, you obviously want to make a statement wherever you go by putting on bold accessories but sometimes we tend to over do it. Don't get me wrong here but surely why would you want to put on a silver wrist watch, chunky bangles that make a lot of noise as you move, statement rings, dangling earrings, a necklace, a metallic belt and still put on hair accessories all at the same time? Y'all look like dolls when you do that. I mean? You will get all the attention you want but in the wrong manner. You should be the center of attention, not your jewelry.  

    Stand out by simply wearing that metallic belt and gold wrist watch and you'll still look 
    good..:-)

    So ladies, here are a few tips when it comes to accessorizing;
    1. Less is more
    Yes, bold pieces should be allowed to stand out, so do not over-crowd your look by wearing them within close proximity of each other. Wear one at a time, but if it so happens that you want to wear more than one statement piece, make sure not to wear statement bracelets and rings together or statement earrings and necklaces at the same time.

    With that in mind, avoid wearing long chain necklaces if you are wearing a belt, as there will be too much going on around the same area. 

    2. Keep it simple
    Big accessories are best worn with simple clothes. Say for instance, a simple black dress would be best with bold and attention-seeking accessories. Another example would be a simple white tee with jeans which would look awesome with something big and bright.

    When putting on pieces like sequins avoid bold accessories because sequin in itself has too much going on around it.

    When wearing patterned outfits avoid putting on too much accessory as the outfit is already crowded. Stick to less busy pieces like either a pendant, rings or even a hat; one of these will do.

    3. Another thing is don’t pull the focus away from your bold jewelry
    If you want us to notice your emerald necklace then put on less busy earrings or more so look for emerald earrings so there's some form of coordination. Can you imagine putting on an emerald necklace with cobalt blue dazzling earrings? The distance between the earrings and the necklace is close enough to easily notice hence it would create a rather confusing look.

    4. Choose your earrings wisely
    Statement earrings are beautiful. They will be the first thing that anyone talking to you will notice. Choosing the wrong pair can be distracting, so take details such as length, color, shape and outfit coordination into consideration when choosing.

    When wearing dangling statement earrings, it is better to keep your hair up or not too big. What happens when you have big braided hair and its all down yet you have on that embellished pair of earrings? Nobody will notice because the big hair is already a distraction in itself.

    5. Match the right necklace with the right neckline
    By neckline here I mean strapless, off-the shoulder or v-necked dresses. With this you obviously need chokers and statement pieces.

    6. Pay attention to your arms
    When you wear a bold ring, it is worth remembering that it will draw attention to your hands, and consequently, your nails, so make sure they are perfectly groomed. Go for a simple manicure.

    Avoid wearing a bold and colorful ring with multi-colored manicures, nail art and glittery nail polish. While this may look cute on a teenager, it does not exactly convey a statement of elegance.

    With statement bracelets; Cuff bracelets are an excellent choice if you want to wear a statement piece. To show yours off, keep your arms bare or wear a slim-fitting one color long sleeve top. Stick to one cuff to create a focal point.

    Bangles are another great option. Just remember that if you would like to stack a number of bangles together, stick to one arm only.

    The beauty of statement pieces is that it only takes one piece to make your whole outfit stand out. The key is to keep it simple and either work your outfit around one big eye-catching piece, or to work well-coordinated statement accessories into your look by striking the right balance.

    Part of this was extracted from youqueen.com

    Until next time:-)

    Posted in Style Tips
    . Monday, July 20, 2015 .

    When you strive to be the person God made you to be then you will find real meaning, purpose, satisfaction and fulfillment~Rick Warren


    Guess whose blog turned a year old? Yaaaaaaaaiy! I feel like an elated winner of a contest right now. I mean? A year already?! Who knew I'd come this far with the blog?
    Blogging has not been easy for me. I've almost thrown in the towel quite a number of times especially when I see other bloggers doing better than me but what I've come to learn along the way is that if you compare yourself to others then you'll realize that you can't focus on your purpose. God created you for a reason and He has His own plans for you. 

    With that am more than grateful to you my reader for always taking your time to drop by and comment..you are just so awesome. Thank you to all who've encouraged me to keep on doing what I love..much love from me. Promising you guys a give away soon on the blog for being faithful readers. 

    With that enjoy today's post and have a blessed week ahead..xx









    Photo credits-prime_photografi

    Dress-Amal Plaza
    Clutch-Mum's
    Belt-Dubois 

    :-)
    Posted in My Style
    . Wednesday, July 8, 2015 .

    Hi..*waves back*

    So I decided to add a new segment to the blog where I will get to share with you style tips and show you different ways of doing things. Normal is obviously boring.

    Say for instance if you keep on wearing the same dress in the same way all the time then it suddenly becomes monotonous but if you decide to put on a different blazer every time you wear the dress or instead put on the dress as a top or even accessorize it in different ways then no one will actually notice that its the same piece you had on and this is what makes fashion even more fascinating.

    So for today's post, I will show you the different types of belts that as a lady you shouldn't miss in your wardrobe. Belts are a compulsory accessory as they add style and sophistication to an outfit that would otherwise have looked plain. 

    1. The Wide Belt
    The wide belt placed over the waist offers much needed definition to clothing that can otherwise seem shapeless. It works if you want a statement-making look.


    2. The Metallic Belt
    Whether it is wide, skinny, gold or silver; the metallic belt quickly changes an outfit from boring to classy. Take for instance a simple black dress, just by adding a metallic belt the dress can go from a casual outfit to an evening outfit. This is just how powerful the metallic belt is. What it does is it adds life to a plain outfit. If you don't own one ladies then I sure don't know what you are waiting for??!!


    3. The Skinny Belt
    A skinny belt is so versatile and can be worn with almost anything. From that pencil dress you wear to the office, to that skater dress, to that maxi dress/skirt...name it. Investing in one is most definitely one of the best decisions ladies!

    4. The Woven Belt
    I don't often put on this kind of belt but judging from what I've seen its the kind of belt that would make a maxi dress or any loose fitting dress look stylish. I've seen it with bloggers like Sharon Mundia who know how to play around with it especially when it comes to how she ties it...so stylish! This belt most definitely polishes up a rather boring look.

    5.The Classic Belt
    The classic belt is an important wardrobe essential that every lady should own. It is mostly paired with jeans but nowadays most of us opt for fitting jeans that don't require a belt. All in all its important to have one as it may come handy in other situations.




    Thanks for your time
    Cheers:-)
    Posted in Style Tips