Hey y’all, I apologize for the hiatus. I’m upgrading my blog to a .com. I want a clean, minimalist style. Will give you a heads-up as soon as it’s ready. Love, Anita
Whether someone spoiled you or you spoiled yourself yesterday, I hope you all felt special and are still on a dopamine-induced high!
P.S. Don’t ask what I mean by that title. You don’t want to know.
I’ve previously done a post on patterned tights and have been on the lookout for a pair in Nairobi that isn’t fish-nets. I was so excited to find these in Beauty Options (Kimathi street) for only Ksh299. They had other patterns as well-bows, hearts etc.
Polo-neck sweater-Thrifted (ages ago in Toi)
Accessories-Random stores, Town
Thanks for stopping by. Bonne weekend!
2013 is such a year of firsts for me. Apart from all the stuff I ticked off my bucket as mentioned in a previous post, (one being riding on a roller coaster!) I received my first really rude message here on my blog. I was torn on whether to approve it or not, because I don’t want to just accept compliments, I need my readers to give me their honest opinions, and to never feel like I only want nice things said. And it would be nice to see varied comments. But, I know the difference between constructive criticism and words that are intended to annoy/hurt me. And what I received was the latter. Part of the comment was..”those pants make your butt look big-and not in a nice way.” LOL Guys! I know that was said mean-spiritedly but saying my butt looks big will always be a compliment to me She suggested that I should have let my shirt cover it but..hell no! I love my ass and will not hide it because it offends you! Granted, they did say something different I should have done with the outfit and I agreed with them. This person also seemed really putt off by the fact that I don’t post often. (S)he was very clear on that in both comments made(one I approved, the other I trashed). So I was wondering guys, how often do you like the blogs you visit to put up a new post? Also, would you like to see casual everyday,’I-didn’t-try’ outfits? Let’s chat in the comment box.
P.S I hate wearing pencil skirts with flats. They make my legs look awkwardly short. But today, I couldn’t have been bothered. And those bumps underneath my skirt are from the t-shirt I have on. Oops!
January always has me getting ahead of myself with goals that are sometimes just not practical. I know I made a promise in the last post to update twice a week but you’re (and I) are gonna have to forget that. It’s a busy semester at Uni with lots of course work that includes community service. I’m doing mine at a half-way house for street boys. It reminds me that there are so many people who have it worse that me, and keeps me from sweating the small stuff.
Happy 2013 darlings! Was out of the country for a short while. That trip was such a blessing because I ticked a couple of things off of my bucket list!
I hope to be posting at least twice a week. I should have 100 new posts by the end of this year and that is my main blog goal this year. I also plan to wear a lot of color this year, I’m big on all black outfits & I should move away from that a little. Should get my color wheel ready!
I bought this fedora in perfect condition from one of those traffic jam hawkers, and my baby niece decided it would make a comfy chair-it obviously collapses each time she sits on it but the resilient rascal refuses to give up! That explains the dents lol
This jacket, let me just warn you, you are going to see it all the damn time! I got it in Nov/Dec 2012 and I’m sure I’ve worn it more than ten times already, and I don’t plan to let it rest till it’s coming apart at the seams!
I know it’s been a minute.Thank you all so much for your support this year, reading my blog, commenting & even the lurkers who never say anything
Hope you’re all having a blessed holiday season. Had an alright Christmas myself, but it will be nothing compared to my New Years eve & 1/1/13. Should go lay out tonight’s outfit now. Enjoy yours! Bless.
It’s been exactly 2 years since I out of the blues asked my dad to take me to his barber. I kept going back to him a year after that, then I decided to grow my hair out. No regrets going natural at all! I love my God-given tightly coiled ‘nappy’ hair!
Get these Sheci necklaces here.
In all honesty, this was a super lazy outfit. I threw it together in like a minute just so I wouldn’t miss a Frozen Yoghurt trip! That explains my naked face as well! I layered 2 necklaces, and I’ve worn them two different ways so far. I’ll upload the other outfit tomorrow hopefully. I need to seriously give these shoes a rest huh?! (They are my ‘casual’ heels!)
For the ladies:
Fashion aside, I thought this would be some important information to share:
I discovered the health risks of conventional tampons after I randomly purchased a box of Natracare®. I’ve always known that wearing a tampon for too long can cause Toxic Shock Syndrome, so I just made sure to take mine out every few hours. But there are a myriad of other conditions that conventional tampons cause, and I’m super glad to have stumbled upon this organic brand. It actually only caught my attention with it’s ‘Organic’ label. Anything that claims that always gets a second look from me. Also, they had tanga (thong) liners, which I bought because I’d never seen them in the country before. On the back of the box, the following is written: “Natracare organic cotton tampons and organic and natural pads were developed as a direct response to health and environmental concerns about dioxin pollution caused by chlorine bleaching, the extensive use of pesticide spraying on conventionally grown cotton, and the use of rayon and other synthetics in feminine hygiene…”
From their website: Natracare products are made from certified organic and natural, plant-derived materials that are chemical and additive free, and biodegradable, containing only organic and natural ingredients sourced from sound ecologically managed producers and certified free from animal testing…All products are totally chlorine free and women can be reassured by the fact that Natracare does not contain any synthetic materials or any chemical additives such as surfactants, fragrances, dyes, or lubricants.”
I’m kind of annoyed that no one ever told me this! I hate using sanitary pads so to find out that I, along with millions of women, have been and still are oblivious to the effects of something we consider God-sent. Well, better late than never!
Do yourself a favor and join me on the organic sanitary care boat. For my Kenyan readers, Natracare® pads, tampons and panty-liners, can be purchased at Nakumatt Stores. They cost about the same as the regular brands. Phew! I just hope it’s not one of those products that are in the market for a while, then disappear. Betty Crocker addicts, you know what I mean!
Share it with as many women as you can
Stay safe, Anita.
How are you guys? Who’s excited for Christmas? I AM! This year had flown by so fast, right? Just 21 days left to 2013 and I’m still procrastinating on my 2012 resolutions! Haven’t lived up to a single one I tell you
Lol! There’s nothing funny about that!
In other news, I find my face looking so different each time I take photos! Like this bunch. I didn’t know my face was this long!!
Happy Holidays everyone! Oh and thank you for visiting my blog, I’ve been hitting milestones every other day in terms of blog hits! And even more thanks to those who take their precious time to comment! Y’all are the best!
P/S: Wore this outfit a week or two ago. The shoes, jacket and top were some of my birthday gifts to myself, I went crazy spoiling myself this year!