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Living & Loving Pastels

 Hey ladies hope you have been having a great week! I have. I honestly have been having a feeling of New Me coming in. Just finding out who God says I am and what His purpose is in my life. Reason why I have wanted to go on this journey is because I have been battling persistent spirit of laziness & procrastination for a couple of weeks both in this blog and school work. I have had no will to pursue anything even dressing up hence this look. 


So as a result knit wear has been my go to. Paired with a pair of jeans and converse but I choose these coral sandal heels for the purpose of this post… haha. It’s been so chilly and I have accumulated a number of knit tops.. but this right here is my current fave. Pastel pink is the 2016 Pantone colour of the year not to mention I am totally obsessed with it. It also suits my complexion hah! This sweater also has a little bit of character with a cut out on the back… you can never go wrong with that! This look is so simple and effortless you should try it yourself like I said you can never go wrong.

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Lady Boss Chronicles



Appearance matters a lot! Well I had heard that statement before, however I never really related much to it. Recently following the launch of MyCoutureKenya ; my online shop, I have had to engage with different people as a business woman and well it has been a learning curve. I usually am well dressed…I like to think… however that’s not always enough. Sometime we have to dress the part!

A good example was when I casually dressed for business meeting with an owner of a brand we will be partnering with for vintage clothing… To all my vintage lovers heyyyy 🙌🏾… And the person almost didn’t recognise me. That is when I thought wow ok I need to start dressing the part.

 What do I mean? Well put some extra effort to dress the part… For example if you are going for a job interview or a business meeting…. Always always make sure you dress accordingly… I know my sunglasses are over the top in this case but hey dont you just feel the boss look from the good cat eyes 🙂 … I think every lady should have a lady boss midi bodycon dress (not too tight) also a good lady boss comfortable heels! Remember very minimal accessories would do. These are definite wardrobe essential for any woman not only in the corporate sphere but also in any other occupational fields. 

This outfit is a good example of a lady boss outfit; simple, classic but still boss ;). I thought I should start this series so I can share my new experiences a business woman especially in the fashion business and share with you guys and hopefully give you a few pointers here and there. The series will be weekly so keep your eyes peeled for them; leave any questions you would like to know on a lady boss outfit you have in your wardrobe below and I hook you up! 

Here is a link to my online shop: MyCoutureKenyaOnline

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Craving the sun 


Hey guys? Hope you have all been okay? well I have been a busy bee … May has been an exam infested month, but hey hello summer… Although the rain has been uncontrollable in Nairobi. This look was inspired by my current obsession for the fake sun in England haha I call it fake because once you walk out and it’s actually chilly.

 So I paired my little sunflower yellow cami dress with a long line rust red blazer that gives the look a chic feel as sell as an elegant colour blocking fusion, between the sunflower yellow Cami dress am wearing and the layered blazer and a beautiful touch of trendy lace up heels. Definately a girls lunch date look! 

Oh and am loving my little braids bob that I made up from the trendy Bob Braids everyone has been rocking. Definitely looking to re do this look again! Ok so it’s official am back to blogging. 

Yellow cami dress will soon be available to purchase from Here 

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Style growth

  
 

Hey guys hope you have all been good? Well I have in the past few days been thinking about how my personal style has evolved over the years. Frankly speaking about two years ago, I cared very little about my style, however I admired others whose style I thought at the time was really good. At the time I was going through a lot of life lessons, like how to be myself and stop trying to be someone else, appreciating myself more… Other lessons included who were my real friends? … Such things at the time had made my self esteem go at an all time low. Let’s say fashion saved me… 

  
I felt it was time to focus on my own self growth and stop forcing relationships with people who didn’t care for me as much as I did. So I decided to restart my wardrobe and started trying more in terms of my daily outfits to uni. This gave me something to focus on other than friends and other issues. Looking back now I feel that my style has grown at an almost similar extent as my self … Mentally… Sometimes something small as your passion (mine been fashion ) can keep you away from a lot of trouble or unnecessary drama. 

This particular outfit is another mile stone… I never used to wear such bodycon dresses because I was conscious of my body particularly my tummy… But now am more comfortable in my skin. As usual you know I always like to layer my outfits with a pop of colour hence the rust red longline duster coat. It’s give the look a more sophisticated feel.

Hope you loved this reflective blog. My outfit is from My Couture Kenya Here or call/whatsapp to order on 0711243087. 

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Thrifted Camo Jacket

  
  

Lately the weather has been so good. Honestly it hasn’t been so cold as we look into spring… Can’t wait… However the wind has been crazy. I don’t know if you can tell but in one of the pictures my ‘pony tail’ looks like it’s flying. Yap! It’s only here that I have seen such strange weather. Hope you guys have been well? 

I have generally been okay. However, I haven’t been blogging a lot. Just incase you are wondering why? Well generally after blogging for some time now, I realised it is not cheap to be a blogger. Buying clothes is definitely a big part of this. However I got to the point I was buying too much stuff that I did not need and I needed to reevaluate my priorities. Not that this is not important… Well it was January… ( resolutions…lol) but hey, yes so long story short. In order to keep doing what I love doing I found a good way to keep the blog running without spending too much. I Thrifted!! 

  
Not that I haven’t done this before. In fact most of my life I have Thrifted:) but I recently got back into it and I had almost forgoten how good it felt to get a good piece of clothing for a cheap bargain. Exhilarating!! That’s how I came across this washed up camo jacket (and the scalf too) which I paired with an #allblack outfit ( you can never go wrong).

I am super in love with the jacket and yes you will probably see it too many times in the coming months plus a few other things that I got during my thrift Saturday session I had last week… I shared lots on my snapchat @irunguleah add up! I am happy to be back. I would love to know where you guys thrift from? Leave a comment below. 

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Turtleneck – Primark 

Tights- Missselfridges 

Boots- Zara 

Jacket/scalf – Thrifted (salvation army shop)

  
 
   
  
  
    

    

Limuru Drives 

  
  
  

 
Limuru is one of the most breath taking places I have ever visited. It’s the green tea or the fresh air. Definately a place I would love to live in. 

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Happy holidays dolls!! 

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Greener pastures



Hey guys? I am so sorry I haven’t been consistent with my posts. That’s mostly because I have been trying to maximise my time  with family. I have truly missed blogging 😋


This weekend I went on a random drive to Limuru with my boyfriend and sister, just to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. I sometimes find it very fulfilling to just take sometime and visit the country side and find perspective of life and what’s beautiful about it!  So when I saw these woods I knew, I had to take a few photos and share with you guys.


For my outfit I went for a ribbed crop top from New look and some well fitted high waisted Jamie jeans from Topshop then accessories it with a simple white shirt to give the look a laid back look (HnM) and finally paired it with some colorful beaded bangles I bought on my the Nairobi -Nakuru highway, ( I can finally let my other yellow beaded wrist band breath😂 ) and wore my addidas pink shoes that I have been living in!

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Oh and go check out my sisters new blog… For all my curvy girls 😘

Curves is my thing blog 

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