2013 was an amazing year filled with growth and life changing experiences. From my pregnancy journey to child birth and motherhood, God has been faithful. Today, I am a proud daughter, working mom, wife and friend. My mother instilled in me that with hard work, determination, perseverance and faith in God, all things work out for good.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
Hi everyone! Hope you enjoyed the Christmas break with your loved ones and family members. We stayed home to celebrate Nolan’s first Christmas and spent the holidays with family members from Canada. It was definitely a memorable Christmas.
On Christmas Eve, we went to see some light display and decorations and returned home to wear our matching pajamas – a family tradition. I always love to do this with my family. Do you guys have any family tradition?
Another family tradition is to open our gifts after Church on Christmas day and this year was not different. We went to church and the sermon was great. When we got home, we could not wait to open our gifts. Nolan was so into his gifts or maybe he was into the colorful wrapping papers. Several friends visited at different times and we spent the entire day eating and catching up.
Here are some snippets of our Christmas memories...
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Topshop skirt (here) // Topshop cami (here) Christian Louboutin (here) // YSL Lipstick (here) // Diesel coat (here, love this here) / Zara necklace (love this here) / JCrew bracelet (here)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
I have teamed up with Coupon.com to make shopping these sales easier. Yep, the after Christmas sale begins today. You will use this page to find deals on the things you really wanted and didn't get, especially since there are so many great sales after Christmas.
Now, the exciting news, Coupon.com has partnered with me and other amazing bloggers to giveaway $250 gift card of your choice to Amazon or Sephora. I can already imagine what I am buying. Check the rafflecopter entry below.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
From my family to yours…wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday to you and your family. Thank you for all the years of continuous love and support.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend…the weekend before Christmas. I spent mine doing some last minute shopping and literally went from one shop to the other. I am a big fan of online shopping so I was pretty tired as most stores were crowded with last minute shoppers like me. I was however able to get all I needed. Tonight, I will be wrapping all the gifts. Have you completed your Holiday shopping?
Speaking of the holiday, my current outfit is great for a holiday work event. The jewel tone color incorporates both fall and festive seasons. The length and fit of the skirt is perfect for a work event. The color of the skirt is a statement on its own i.e. bold and vibrant. I chose the Jean Cazabat color block pumps to complement the emerald skirt while keeping other accessories to a minimum.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Being that the holiday season is at hand, you will probable be attending lot of holiday events and parties. This is an outfit choice for friend's event. I will be post more ideas on what you could wear to different holiday events including work, business, and new year parties. You also join my polyvore for more outfit styling ideas.
Outfit: Topshop skirt (here) // Crop top (similar here) // Zara clutch (similar here & here) // Necklace (here, also love this here & here) // JCrew bracelet (here & love this here) // Earrings (here) // Coat (similar here & here) Essie nail polish (here) // Zara pumps (love this here & here)
Have wonderful day!
Friday, December 20, 2013
The winner would receive the above handcrafted piece of jewelry.
- Describe African fashion in 3 words
- Leave a comment below this post with your answer
- Join me on twitter & tweet me your answers with the hashtag #SokoLovesKenya
Necklace courtesy of Soko
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Hello guys! How are you all doing? Christmas is almost here… what are your plans? Do you have any plans for the New Year celebration? Have you found your outfits? I am still searching for what to wear. I really love the red skirt here and I am eying this Anthropologie dress. I am also confused about these skirts from Topshop (skirts #1 and #2)…What are your thoughts?
This post features my all-time favorite skirt of 2013; I also wore it more than any other. I love the fitting, color and versatility. For this post, I paired the skirt with a polka ¾ sleeves from JCrew. The shirt gives it a more formal look when compared to my previous combinations (as seen here & here). The skirt paired with the shirt is one of my holiday styles – a great way to add color to any Christmas event besides the traditional red/burgundy colors.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Our little baby Nolan is 6 months old! It stills feels like yesterday i.e. being pregnant and the excitement of his delivery. He has been such a blessing to our family and a happy baby who loves to giggle and smile. His constant cooing is simply amazing. After work, I always look forward to his big smile when he sees me…totally melts my heart. Now, he cries whenever his daddy is leaving for work (hubby loves to kiss his cheeks before leaving home).
We are blessed to have him and forever grateful to God. Of course, we are looking forward to his first Christmas with us. Nolan stares at the Christmas tree and I wonder if the ornaments, lights or the tree itself is what interests him. You can check out our Christmas tree and other moments with him on my Instagram including snip videos.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Happy new week guys! Hope you all had a great weekend. Hubby and I took Nolan to Sesame Place in Pennsylvania this weekend. It was a short getaway and we enjoyed the beautiful Christmas decorations. We returned to the hotel earlier than expected due to a heavy snowstorm.
With Christmas and the holiday season in full effect, sequin is a staple for celebrations. There are different ways to incorporate sequins into holiday styles i.e. with skirts, pants or dresses. I recently wore the sequin leggings in this post for a holiday event with friends. In a festive mood, I wore a red blazer and a plaid scarf to compliment the blazer. Of course, I put on my signature red lipstick ;)
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Have a great weekend!
Join me in Polyvore for more sets
Join me in Polyvore for more sets
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great week. Not only did we get our first snow of the season this week, I had my first snow-in day. Yep, I stayed home yesterday with my baby boy. We listened to Christmas songs and kiddie rhymes. He loves music / sounds and he is gradually taking over our IPads with his sing along songs.
The current outfit post references my prior post on “shades of grey” trend, which highlights how you can combine similar shades or mix it up different color tones or prints. For this outfit, I incorporated my Target check shirt with shades of grey. Adding a black and white check print gives a unique touch to the look without taking away from the overall outfit. A great way to spice up a monochrome work style without drawing much attention is to incorporate prints with similar color tones.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I bet you are wondering what '50 Shades of Grey' has to do with fashion. Well, this is not about Christian Grey, but about one of the most popular color at the moment and often underrated. Check back tomorrow to see how I styled my shades of grey.
Shop some grey pieces here…
Have a wonderful day!
Here are the winners of the #DSWShoeHookUp...
Congratulations to all the winners! I will be sending you emails today. And to the rest of the entrants, thank you for participating. Don’t worry because you have other ways to enter. Check out the rest of #DSWShoeHookup giveaway here and check more details on DSW’s blog here.
Winners will receive electronic Bonus Card (via email), within 2-3 weeks.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend and getting into the festive spirit. Over the weekend, we took Nolan to his first Santa visit and surprisingly, he did not cry but curiously stared at Santa. Our Christmas tree is also coming up well even though I still need to add more ornaments. I am yet to start my Christmas shopping. Have you started shopping yet? Check out all my gift guide ideas for inspirations. Also, it just might be a white Christmas as we had our first snow yesterday.
In this post, I am wearing my sleeve coat; I love the thickness and edgy look. This look is different compared to my previous one with a “boyfriend jeans”. I accessorized with a statement necklace from Soko, which was handmade from Kenya. I completed the look with my Zara shoes for an overall appeal.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
In heels or flats, I am a sucker for comfort and these DSW riding boots do it for me.
Are you ready to win some free shoes? You have probably seen the tease on my Instagram and Facebook. Well, the time has come – a great way to start the holiday season is winning some free shoes from DSW ($50 in value).
Here is the deal, 5 lucky winners will be given a pair of shoes and a copy of the New York Time's best-seller, Do You Speak Shoe Lover?!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
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Have a lovely day!
Join me on polyvore for more mood boards/collages
Join me on polyvore for more mood boards/collages
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Yeah.. Another give away - one of the reasons I love holiday seasons…i.e. gift giving. DSW has partnered with me and 49 other fashion bloggers for the incredible DSW Shoe Hookup (#DSWShoeHookup): I will be giving away 5 pairs of shoes and 5 copies of the NY Times best-selling book “Do You Speak Shoe Lover?”
How exciting is that? ;)
There are 49 other blogs where you can enter for a chance to participate. This increases your chances of winning. Across all the blogs (including mine), means there will be 50 contests and 250 winners! My contest will begin on December 6th so check back soon
While awaiting the contest on Dec. 06, make sure you join DSW Reward program and have you reward number ready to enter for the #DSWShoeHookup
Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break. On Instagram, I posted a picture of our Christmas tree. In the past, we always used artificial trees however, this Christmas will be special with Nolan so we decided to get a real tree. My husband got it Thanksgiving morning and it was fun watching him set it up. The tree kept falling but eventually, it settled in - love the tree and the unique pine smell. I hope to put the ornaments in the coming weeks. The rest of my weekend was spent relaxing and watching reruns of reality TV shows.
This outfit post is a different take on my 'choies skirt' casually worn here. This time around, I complimented with an off-shoulder top for a sexy yet classy twist to the neon skirt. I completed the look with dark shades of accessories including a leopard print for a calmer tone.