THE ROBE TRENCH x PLAID PANTS

Friday, July 03, 2015


Photos by Steve Sato
Hi everyone.

HAPPY NEW MONTH : JULY

I had almost forgotten these pics from a few month ago when I rocked the Robe Trench, some plaid print pants and metallic tattoos. 

Today I'll talk a little about thrifting. 
In the past I've mentioned that I have one Jacket vendor from whom I get all my blazers, trench coats and generally any heavy cover-up. We discovered them like two years ago with Mum while walking home from grocery shopping. They sell their merchandise from the bonnet of an old abandoned pick-up...it's not the most attractive set-up. 
What am trying to say is: when you heavily rely on thrifting for your clothes, you learn never to discriminate any setting. You also learn to have a quick eye that notices interesting things in the weirdest of places. 

I love this trench to bits, its warm and weird...weird does it for me. When I bought it we were thrifting with my Mum and Sister. We couldn't figure out what it was and how to wear it....the challenge alone was enough to make me buy it, I know some of you ladies can relate with this habit.

All in all, it is one of my best buys in the jacket & trench coat department.

Little problem though : I did my research before posting this and I know the Robe Trench was trending much on the runways last year. However for some people they still see it as a robe. I wore it to the office last week and one colleague asked me why I was wearing a robe....I had no answer for her. 
What do you think about this piece, does it really look like a robe you'd wear to bed?






Paired it with plaid pants, a black bralette , beige H&M wedges and a cute animal print clutch.....as always am obsessed with pairing different prints.





Steve has a thing for trash and bringing out the best in it. It's not something I liked at the beginning but I've learnt to see the beauty in these shots, hope you do too.








Robe Trench - Thrifted. Kshs 100
Black Bralette - Gikomba. Kshs 50
Plaid Pants - Gikomba. Kshs 100
H&M Wedges - Bus Station. Kshs 300

Combat the cold in your favorite Trench Coat.

Have a lovely month loves.

Much Love

Linet.




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43 comments

  1. THIS WHOLE LOOK IS SO GOOD LIKE I CANT PICK A FAVORITE PIECE OUT OF IT AND JUST IMAGINE IT ALMOST NEVER MADE IT TO THE BLOG :(

    www.wanjiruwangethe.me.ke

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    1. I also can't pick a favorite, Lol. Thank you so much Wanjiru.

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  2. Loved this Post Linet and the Robe is to die for..
    www.styledbymilly.com

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    1. Thank you Milly, and welcome to the blog.

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  3. Aw I didn't think you were wearing something like a bathrobe-it looks like a cozy cardi :)Love the look with the pants :)
    Olivia | Her Name Was Celebration

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    1. Also, thank you for visiting my blog! I hope we can keep in touch :)

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    2. Love that robe trench coat to bits......
      It looks mega comfy

      http://becauseitsvida.blogspot.com

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    3. @OLIVIA
      Such a relief that you don't see it like a robe. Thanks for visiting my blog too, XO.

      @ALMASI
      It is Mega Comfy and warm too, perfect for the cold. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. The pants..i want such..Loving the robe dear..

    www.lindasworldofstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Lol, you can get similar pants in Gikosh dear. Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by.
      P.S. If I ever get another pair i'll keep it for you.

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  5. Love this! And your outfit!! You have a beautiful genuine smile <3 This is a wonderful post! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, always returning the support
    http://thefacelessstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Aaaaaw, I just smiled at this...you too kind. Thanks Louise.

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  6. Such a classy, gorgeous and feminine look! You look stunning

    xx N
    Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. Thanks doll. So glad you stopped by.

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  7. I love your robe trench and those pants look amazing!
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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    1. So excited to have you here Nilu, love your style and thank you for reading through the post.

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    1. Thanks Tifanny, so nice of you to stop by. Kisses.

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  9. you look great! loving the trench robe!

    lifeisashoe

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  10. Honestly, you are really good at what you do. Impeccable styling always. Love it! I think it looks fine.
    xoxo
    Cara @ www.xocara.com

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    1. Aaaaaw, thank you for the nice comment Cara. Am glad you like the look.

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  11. Great post! *-* Kisses from Barcelona! :*

    http://nunubobomama.blogspot.com.es/

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  12. I would totally wear it. It looks great and the pretty lining peeking out from under your sleeves, so cool. I love the trend. Never thought of trash for a background, it looks super cool. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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    1. Am so glad you noticed the lining on the coat, it has the prettiest prints in silk.
      Trash does form a beautiful background, but not so often.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Kisses

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  13. For me that's a jacket. A robe would be longer, so this has to be more like a jacket. Anyway it looks gorgeous :)
    Have a great week, hope to read you soon.

    Your newest follower:

    Natalia
    www.lindifique.com

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    1. Now that you've pointed out the length aspect, I'm convinced that I wasn't walking around in a bath robe.
      Thank you for visiting my blog Natalie...am your newest follower too.

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  14. lovely blog dear,
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/
    THANK YOU

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    1. Thank you Melody. So nice of you to stop by my blog.

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  15. please direct me to the pick up guy and also hook me up with your tailor Glory....good work Linet

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    1. Dearest Christine, am not so good with directions but here is Glory's number 0723608646...call her when you can. She is located in Kibera. As for the Pick-up guys here is their number 0728911603, you can find them in Mlolongo or Gikomba. Hope this helps.

      And thank you for stopping by, appreciated.

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  16. beautiful outfit :)

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  17. Hi love! I hope you had a great weekend! You look absolutely beautiful today, as always! You always put such nice outfits together!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Monday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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    1. Always so sweet, thanks V.
      Have a lovely week.

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    1. Back when It would do my bidding....now it's too stubborn. Thanks Rhee.

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    1. I know dear, this baby was meant for the daylight..not bedtime.

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  20. The robe and the pants are to die for. Lovely post.
    http://wairimumurigi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you dear. I forgot the pants with all the talk about the robe.

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  21. Your natural hair looks amazing!! I have gone natural too and I absolutely LOVE IT :-)

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