Friday, May 01, 2015

Hi Loves,

Happy New Month. May is here and I'm is a special month for me. Hope it holds the same good wishes for you.

Apologies for all the silence. I'm now done with my exams but I admit that the two weeks of inactivity on the blog has left my blogging motivation a little wounded, I'll get the morale back soonest possible. 

I'll start with this post which is long overdue:
A few weeks back, I was nominated for the Liebster award by the lovely Almasi from Because It's Vida...I appreciate. Head to her blog y'all and be inspired by her creative outfits.

The purpose of this award is encourage, support, and build up like-minded bloggers who may not be well-known, yet have a lot to share.

Don't tire of the links and the long post. Do enjoy.

As with everything else, there are rules to it:

Having done step one, I'll move on to answer 11 questions from Almasi (you can also pick up random facts about me from the questions), hope you enjoy this part.

1.Why did you start blogging? 
I started blogging because I love fashion. For the longest time, ever since I was was the one thing I did right. To top it off, people seem to like how I combine my outfits from my friends, family to outright strangers on the streets. For that reason I took a leap of faith and started this blog where I get to showcase my personal style. Finally I wanted to showcase styling on a budget because thrift markets are the best thing that ever happened to me (after my family and friends), and I have no shame for it.

2. Where do you draw your inspiration? 
I draw inspiration from everywhere ; the internet, other bloggers, movies, TV shows (one of the reasons why I watch Single Ladies so faithfully), magazines to street style. Am generally drawn to colors, structure and unique items so anything that has these does inspire me.

3 . Challenges that you face as a fashion blogger? 
Where do I start? I know for sure that it hasn't been a smooth ride. I honestly did overlook a lot of things when I started, but well, we all have to start somewhere. 
My major challenge has been publicizing the blog because social media is not my strongest suit and am even worse at marketting. But I've put my big girl pants on and am slowly learning. The second challenge would be photography. I've often relied on my friends' phones to take pictures and I actually do like their quality because everything is often visible. However, there are some outfits that need a touch of glamour, fierceness and that polished feel. Getting a good yet affordable photographer is quite a hustle but of late am not complaining much.

4. Top fashion blogs? 
Good Lawd!! Is this a trick question? I am probably the most indecisive person you'll come across...maybe because I see some good in everything. But, I'll try my best and settle on these blogs that I frequent and love.
1. Gary Pepper Girl - Isn't she just adorable. Her posts are so inspiring as well as her personality. And some of her pictures are so out of the box.

2. What Would V Wear - I discovered her blog through my comment section but I do love what she has done with her blog. Her posts are so informative and her outfits are very relatable. And she is always happy with an extremely infectious smile...learn a thing or two from her blog.

3. This is Ess - Sharon could have you glued to her blog for days, especially as a first timer. She does have a lot to offer including lifestyle videos.
4. Our Style Kenya - Joy Kendi has one very creative mind when it comes to fashion and her outfits are ever awe-inspiring.
5. The Style Pantry - From her hair to her style, Folake oozes class, edge and sophistication.

5.What can't you leave the house without? 
My Phone, make-up kit, a pair of flats (when am in heels), an umbrella, Vaseline, a bottle of water , and a novel (in case am stuck in traffic)....the list is endless, but those are the basic ones I remember right now. 

6.Which  country would you like to visit and why? 
Indecisiveness takes play again, so make that countries : 
Brazil - It's so rich in culture and nature.
Maldives - I mean, why not! White sands and clear waters in the middle of nowhere...just take me away.
Thailand - For so many reasons but mainly the resorts hidden in weird beautiful corners. 

Abu Dhabi - After so many documentaries I just want to see all the architecture for myself. Can you blame me?

7 . Favorite Holiday? Why? 
I do love Christmas the most. It comes a little after my birthday and there is a celebratory mood in the air that you just can't shake off. 

8. 5 pet peeves? 
The list is endless but these three will make do for now.
Lying : I hate when people lie about time, especially over the phone.
Body odors : What's the worst that could happen if you took a shower, like really. Save us all the struggle of listening through your conversation while holding our breath.
Smokers : I can't stand smokers. I'll literally walk away or stand back till you have walked past me.

9.Favorite movie of all time? 
However cliche it sounds, I'll settle on Titanic. There is so much romance and emotions in it. If you have me watch Titanic, also hand me a box of tissues because my teary eyes will be on extreme misbehavior.

On a more serious note though, let mi include Casino Royale...I have could watch it for days on end. There is too much thrill in it and I have a weakness for watching Eva Green (Camelot and Penny dreadful)...her acting prowess is on point.

10.Guilty pleasure? 
Browsing at night - it has literally made me nocturnal.
Instagram - It's so addictive though I've been a little dormant for a while.
Ice-cream  - If I wasn't so allergic to cold I'd have ice cream even on the coldest of days.

11.For how long will you be blogging? 
For as long as I love fashion and style, I'll hold this blog dear. Till then, I'll keep you entertained with my personal style and maybe other topics in future.

Finally, the Liebster award goes to the following blogs - do check them out: 

Karre & Lizzie - Two Fashion Dorks 
Yvonne - Jua na Maua
Crystal - CrsytalOlisa
Bella - Coffee Berry
Jackie - PureJackie
Maryam - Now Not Forever
Karol & Kathy - The Fashion Rehab

Here are the questions:

1. A sentence or two describing a happy memory from your childhood.
2. Which beauty product can’t you live without?
 3. If you could travel anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would you go? Why?
4. If you had to live in a decade other than the current one, which would you choose?
5. Why are you blogging?
6. What do you feel your greatest accomplishment is so far in life?
7. Who are your favorite celebrity style icon, why?
8. Whats the one fashion item you have a soft spot for?
9. Accessories: Loud/chunky or minimalist/subtle?
10. How has blogging changed your life / style?
11. Where do you see your blog in the next three years?

Thanks for stopping by loves. 
Hope you now have a better understanding of your favorite bloggers.

Have a great weekend.

Much Love,


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  1. OMG! YOU are so sweet! Thanks so much for featuring me and my blog! I am a fan of yours as well, darling! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    1. You most welcome Vanessa. Keep the good stuff coming.

  2. Thank you so much for the nomination hun! Enjoyed learning more about you! xoxo

    1. You are most welcome Maryam. Glad you enjoyed the post.

  3. Hey, traveling for architecture.. Something I would totally do.

    Thank you for the nomination, you are far too kind.

    1. Architecture just takes my breath's a beautiful art.
      You welcome and thanks for stopping by.