What to wear (to) Walk in the garden

I didn’t know where to start when this blog/style idea first crossed my mind. But as with all destined things – it came to me.

If I am to show you how easy it is to dress the way you were meant to, then the simplest way to do that would be to set a challenge (a style challenge, if you will) and conquer it.

And here is where my (extremely) supportive friends and family come in. Each new post (for now) will consist of a friend/family member setting a style challenge for me and me accepting it and (hopefully) conquering it. Each challenge will have a theme and my challenge is to style the challenger according to the theme. But here’s the twist. I have to style them using pieces already in their wardrobe. Though I am given a leeway of 3 additional pieces, that’s it. I have to dress them using THEIR wardrobe according to the theme THEY choose.

Let the games begin!

My first challenger is the lovely Miss Ogolla a.k.a the baby of our family. She wanted a “walking in the garden” type of look and I got right into it.

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Photo credit: Flow images. IG: weareflowimages

Outfit 1: Walk in the garden (simplified).

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Paired a straight blue maxi skirt with a white textured vest top and a yellow cardigan. Couldn’t help throwing in some floral with a multicolored head scarf. The bright colours gave the look a twirling in the garden look, me thinks.

Outfit 2: Walk in the garden (drop of edge)

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A fitting grey maxi skirt, paired with a black floral vest top, topped off with a straw fedora hat. The hat and dark floral add the little edge factor in this outfit, taking it a bit beyond the norm.

Outfit 3: Walk in the garden (full on)

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Photo credit: Flow images. IG: weareflowimages

An off white maxi dress with floral designs, paired with a maroon chiffon blouse worn as a topper with the buttons open, and gold chandelier earrings. Everything about this says – taking a walk in the garden, don’t you think?!

First outfit challenge complete.

You are unique. You are important. You are loved. 🙂

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Hello world!

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No, I’m not one of those style/stylist/designer prodigies. When I was younger, I was a skinny kid who could hardly ever find something that fit, so I kind of threw in the towel. But when I turned 19 and a half, I picked it up and decided that I would wipe off all the tear stains from the pity party, and learn how to dress myself (or towel myself off trying).

And there my style journey began.

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There were plenty of ups and downs. A particularly harrowing down was when I gained weight and had to start from scratch. I have to admit, I threw in the towel again for a bit, confused and embittered.

However, I got back on the horse and the journey continued (or restarted, if you prefer) and I was back in the saddle again.

You may have noticed my use of idioms – Yes? Yes! I love them. They are like accessories in English. But I digress. Where was I?

Oh yes, my style journey.

On my second leg, I began to research on style. How to dress my body type? What is my body type? How to define my style? What is my style? And in the process I came across so much information. As I put it into action, through family and friends (with their kind permission of course), I realized that I loved fashion, more specifically style. I loved clothes and using them as a way to look good. I loved it when I saw a guy/lady with a definitive style – practically giving life to the art that was his/her clothes. And I loved to share what I was learning.

So this is MY JOURNEY continued.  “Aluta Continua, Victoria Acerta” – The struggle continues, victory is certain.

I hope to use this platform to inspire others in their style.

To share is to care.

You are special. You are important. You are loved. 🙂