What to wear – Bring your inner style blogger out!!!

Another day, another blog post!!

Hello everyone. Hope you’re enjoying another day of life. I’m feeling quite favoured and blessed.

On to the business of the post 🙂

IMG_1420

My style challenge was from the lovely Njoki, soon to be Mrs. (sorry fellas). She asked me to style her like a few of her favorite style bloggers. Thank you Njoki for being such a good sport. So we picked a couple of looks, and off we went…

I have to give it up to the photographer extraordinaire – Irungu. I’m constantly throwing challenges at him, and he handles them like the pro he is. I’m so grateful for him. Find more of his work on IG @irungu_m. You can also find his work here.

Also a special shoutout to my sister, Stephanie, who acted as the shoot assistant. Many thanks.

As is norm on this blog, the challenge was to use Njoki’s current wardrobe pieces to recreate the looks.

Without further ado… Here they are.

1. Seated with grace

This look was inspired by Wendy of Wendyslookbook, based in Los Angeles, California.

inner style blogger - wendyslookbook

To see inspiration post, click here.

Switched out the more difficult to find one piece jumpsuit for separate pieces. Work with what you’ve got.

IMG_1404

Dark green heels, black pants, a multicoloured beaded choker, black vest, grey chiffon top,and bright red clutch were used to recreate the look.

2. Rich flowy maxi

Another look inspired by Wendy. Here is the original post.

IMG_1302

Went with a similar feel. A rich coloured maxi dress in a flowy material.

IMG_1297

The maroon chiffon dress was paired with a black clutch and black heels.

3. Casual with a pop

The look is the final one inspired by Wendy. Here it is.

IMG_1347

Switching out the detailed shirt with sheer details for a simple light blue chambray, and the distressed jeans for beautiful skinny jeans, this look came together rather quickly.

IMG_1356

Added the magenta heels, white bag and pink lippie and the look was complete.

4. Blazer over dress

ThisisEss is a Lifestyle blog run by Sharon Mundia who is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

IMG_1320

Find the look used as inspiration here. Paired a black and white stretch print dress, black strappy heels, black clutch and a black blazer tied with a thick brown belt.

IMG_1318

Because of the shorter length of the dress, left the sleeves on the coat as is (didn’t fold them) – to continue the play on proportions.

5. Colour me comfortable

This may have been Njoki’s favorite. Another outfit inspired by ThisisEss.

IMG_1549

Still tying in the concept of “use what you’ve got”. Paired black leggings, a black vest top, a black bag (with gold details), and a green long cardigan.

IMG_1528

Skipped the sunglasses, and in a pair of necklaces, used one as a bracelet.

6. Athleisure

The final look, was inspired by Mireia from Stylelovely. Find the look here.

IMG_1475

Switched out the camel colour coat for the off white trench coat. The white sneakers were represented by blue and white print (touch of pink and yellow) sneakers.

IMG_1513

All this was paired with black stretch pants, white t shirt, black sling bag and sunglasses.

And there you have it. Interesting looks inspired by some amazing style bloggers.

As I keep moving along on this journey. I am so grateful for all that I’m learning. Being able to show people, new ways to wear their own pieces gives me joy. I hope to continue from strength to strength.

Do you have a favourite style blogger? Have you ever thought of trying to remake one of their looks using what you’ve got?

Lemme know in the comments below.

You are precious. You are extraordinary. You are magnificent.

Advertisements

What to wear – the (not so) little black dress – 7 ways

Happy 2016 errybody!!!

How blessed I am to see another year. I’m so grateful.

And yet another opportunity to share my passion with y’all. This is truly a gift.

On to the next style challenge – styling the (not so) little black dress. My sister and sometimes model threw the challenge at me, and I jumped on it like a cowboy on a bull in a rodeo (where did that come from??😆).

Photography by the one and only Irungu Mwangi. (IG: irush_m).

Natural hair styling by Sheri.

Without further ado. Here goes.
1. The scarf and beanie combo
The scarf and beanie in saturated colours, together with the neutral cardigan and black dress, tights and high heeled boots makes for a warm combo.

Scarf and beanie combiIMG_2048

 

2. The shiny bauble and shoes

The statement necklace and high heeled sparkly shoes with a simple black clutch, make for a comfortable, easy and subtly attention grabbing outfit. For those times you want something special and simple.

IMG_1972

3. The edgy pastel

A light pink (both in weight and colour) jacket thrown over the black dress, with a tribal necklace and high heeled boots makes for a juxtaposition of an outfit…with the edgy and soft melding together.

IMG_2053IMG_2068

 

4. The plaid gee

A blue and light brown plaid shirt thrown over the black dress with black flat boots and a three layered gold necklace is the epitome of casual, stylish comfort.

IMG_1998IMG_2010 

5. Neutral glam

A light brown oversized cardigan, light brown high heeled wedges and a gold necklace add some glam to the black dress. Gorgeous!!! No need to say more.

IMG_2089IMG_2105

6. Official classy

Black flats, pearls and an off-white coat bring this black dress to the official realm. A structured bag doesn’t hurt either. 

IMG_2146IMG_2143

 

7. The comfy edge

White ngomas (canvas shoes) and a black leather jacket. What could be better?? According to my sister – nothing. 😊. This was by far her favorite.

the leather ngoma comboIMG_2175

That’s all folks. 🙂

You are favoured. You are blessed. You are incredible.

Which is your favourite??