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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.

    Good morning?

    Thank you all for the amazing feedback on my first look for the 'Work Wear Ideas' series..you rock!

    So still focusing on 'Work Wear Ideas', while putting together my outfit for the second look, I put into consideration the Nairobi weather and went for a turtle neck top and a camel coat. I love this coat especially because of the leather sleeves and I still can't imagine that I got it for just 300Kshs (3 Dollars)...awesome isn't it? As I mentioned earlier, there is absolutely no reason why you should wear boring clothes to work so here is a little outfit inspiration for work. I hope you enjoy.

    Till next time
    Keep warm.
     






    Photography by Rob Photography

    Coat-Thrifted
    Turtleneck top-Thrifted
    Pencil Skirt-here
    Shoes-here
    Bag-My Collection (3500 Kshs)
    Neckpiece-Dubois 
    Posted in My Style
    . Thursday, April 28, 2016 .

    Work Wear Ideas (2)

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    . Thursday, April 28, 2016 .

    Good morning?

    Thank you all for the amazing feedback on my first look for the 'Work Wear Ideas' series..you rock!

    So still focusing on 'Work Wear Ideas', while putting together my outfit for the second look, I put into consideration the Nairobi weather and went for a turtle neck top and a camel coat. I love this coat especially because of the leather sleeves and I still can't imagine that I got it for just 300Kshs (3 Dollars)...awesome isn't it? As I mentioned earlier, there is absolutely no reason why you should wear boring clothes to work so here is a little outfit inspiration for work. I hope you enjoy.

    Till next time
    Keep warm.
     






    Photography by Rob Photography

    Coat-Thrifted
    Turtleneck top-Thrifted
    Pencil Skirt-here
    Shoes-here
    Bag-My Collection (3500 Kshs)
    Neckpiece-Dubois 
    Posted in My Style
    . Tuesday, April 26, 2016 .

    Ever wondered how some ladies manage to walk in 4 inch heels for a whole day? Are you the type of lady who will wear a similar inch and basically stumble the whole day?  Let's just say walking in heels is an art that needs to be mastered first. Personally, I just started wearing heels like a year ago. I have always been a doll shoes kinda lady but thanks to blogging, I have styled up! However, I spend most of my time in flats because they are comfortable..no doubt about that!


    Truth be told, a number of ladies do struggle when it comes to walking in heels. Reason being, either we do not invest in the right pair or we are just over ambitious. How do you expect to be able to walk in say a 4 inch yet its your first day of wearing heels? You gotta start somewhere folks. 

    So for today's post I will be sharing with you 3 key points on how you can perfect the art of walking in heels. I am not perfect myself coz am still trying to get used to walking in heels.

    1. Comfort is key
    Ensure that you are comfortable in the pair you are in. In as much as your outfit may be out of this world but you are not comfortable in the pair of heels you have on, it automatically kills your confidence and instead of people focusing on your smartness they basically focus on how much you are struggling to walk, so ladies go for an inch that you find comfortable to walk in. In fact, when shoe shopping always make it a habit to try on the shoe and even walk around in it so you can be sure that you have the perfect comfortable shoe for yourself. If it's that pair of Louboutin that you find comfortable, go for it and if it's that blocked heel sandal, good for you but always ensure that you choose comfort. 


    2. Practice
    Practice makes perfect. Wear them in the house or to church until you are confident enough to walk in them along the streets. Learning the art of walking in heels requires a lot of practice and patience. 



    3. Start small
    If you have never walked in heels before, do not imagine that you can strut along the office corridors in that 4 inch Louboutin like Olivia Pope otherwise you will be subjecting yourself to pain, embarrassment and possibly a fall. Start with a 2 inch or opt for a wedge or blocked heel. In fact, to make you feel better, blocked heels are currently on trend so don't you worry..you won't look old fashioned. 


























    I hope you enjoyed today's post. 

    Until next time..
    Deuces.
    Posted in Style Tips
    . Friday, April 22, 2016 .

    Good morning beautiful people..

    So for the next few weeks, am planning on doing a series on 'Work Wear Ideas'. I realized that I rarely post outfits for work so the next couple of posts will cater for that.

    For my first look, I opted for a pair of checked pants which I paired with a white vest and a tailored sleeveless blazer. There's absolutely no excuse for boring office clothes ladies.
     So this blazer has a long story to it but to cut the long story short, it was meant to be a cape blazer but my tailor decided to not heed my instructions and you don't even want to imagine the end result. So after my mum really laughed at me and how funny the blazer looked, I decided to get it transformed to a sleeveless blazer to save me the embarrassment. Tailors can really make you or mess you..sigh.

    Feel free to comment below on what you think about the look.

    Have a great weekend 
    Cheers..


    Photography Obed Photography

    Outfit DetailsPants-Tailored
    Sleeveless Coat-Tailored
    Vest-Thrifted
    Shoes-Thrifted
    Bag-My Collection

    Posted in My Style
    . Tuesday, April 19, 2016 .

    Hello from this other side beautiful people..

    Feels good to be back to blogging. My apologies for the silence, let's just say life happened.

    Back to today's post, we are talking box pleats. To be honest, I have never quite had an eye for box pleat skirts. In fact, the skirt am wearing today has been in my wardrobe for 2 years now and its just recently that I decided to wear it and I totally loved the outcome. Talk of closet treasures :-) 

    Most of you may relate this skirt with your high school days. In fact, the first time I wore this skirt, my mum actually told me that it reminded her of her high school days... sigh.

    For my post today, I decided to wear it with a denim shirt. I do hope you enjoy.

    Till next time..
    Deuces.






    Photography by Obed Photograpy

    Skirt-Tailored
    Denim Blouse-Thrift
    Shoes- JUMIA 

    Posted in My Style