Guess what came in the mail...New clothes! Isn't it exciting when you get new clothes after having shopped online- I particularly love opening the package they came in, it's like Christmas. I received the below items from Tosave.com, and absolutely loved how they fit and how trendy they are.
On another note, you have got to check out Ventana Restaurant at Bidwood Suites, Westlands, it is where I shot these lovely photos, and they've got an awesome menu if you're a foodie.
For you lovely readers who would love hair extensions, you can check out Rose Hair Extensions as well, as they do deliver to Kenya.
Just about everyone has seen individuals jewel jewellery commercials, with dramatic music, elegant scenes, plus a handful of slogan insisting that diamonds would be the only acceptable jewel for just about any gem ring. But are they still the best option? Investing in a gem ring is unquestionably an intensely personal, intimate, as well as other experience.
Your emotions and individuals in the intended is highly recommended, and you will find no legal legal legal rights or wrongs concerning the you value. Individuals couples wishing the classic beauty and brilliance in the jewel inside a less pricey cost, should think about moissanite. Moissanite is totally different from cubic zirconium. Moissanite could be a mineral: plastic carbide. In 1893, a guy named Henri Moissan discovered the mineral, within the meteor fragment, and gave it its name.
Moissanite is rare-almost nonexistent-in the world, so scientists manufacture it in labs. It had been only lately, within the mid-1990s, that numerous people recognized it might create a great jewel. Moissanite really refracts light much better than diamonds do. Meaning it requires learn to and flashes it back better compared to a jewel does, which leads to the moissanite stone searching much more brilliant compared to a jewel. Plus, it is simply as extended-lasting as jewel, and does not cost just as a affordable engagement ring than diamond. Come off as too good really was? There's a potential downside: moissanite gemstones may have slightly grayish or eco-friendly tints in vibrant sunlight. So make sure the factor is the way looks under different lighting conditions.
In addition, it's more pricey than cubic zirconium. Let us consider why the jewel ring could be a vintage and traditional emblem of engagement. Diamonds is going to be treasured for brilliance and endurance, both aptly synonymous with an long lasting loving commitment. Diamonds can also be prized to get completely obvious, and so able to refract light purely. If you want the style of a jewel in the less costly, buying moissanite may let you spend a bit more across the setting, obtaining a fancier or higher elegant ring, or maybe a bigger jewel, for the same amount. There are lots of stunning settings available, inside the official site at Moissaniteco.com, or any other sites for example Etsy. If you are not bothered getting a small hint of color for that jewel, then just, consider moissanite as being a very close approximation to jewel.
Read moissanite gem gemstone diamond engagement rings reviews from places additionally towards the companies selling the gems, that will clearly print stellar testimonials to attract you. Begin to see the glowing reviews, but in addition look elsewhere and acquire around. Some proprietors be worried about chipping their stone, since moissanite is softer than diamonds.
Nonetheless, they're harder than rubies and emeralds. Some customers explain the low resale cost of moissanite. Others love moissanite rings for brilliance inexpensive. Many individuals are becoming careful in regards to the jewel industry from your ethical perspective, and additionally they rejoice at purchasing a beautiful jewel with unobjectionable provenance. Some have helpfully observed that moissanite vendors will alow you check out putting on a stone, obtaining a cash-back policy if you want to transmit it back. Many satisfied customers benefit from the fact there is a sensational ring that merely cost you a couple of $ 100, instead of thousands.
Some might be unhappy thinking in the "fake jewel," speculate one lady related she never calls her ring "fake" rather she informs people it's a stone produced in the meteor, which sounds fascinating! Frequently it's just a casino game with how you use words to alter entrenched attitudes. So investigate romantic selections for moissanite gemstone engagement rings!
Extensions really are a fabulous method to boost the length and the body of shorter hair rapidly and simply. However, if seeing a salon to possess extensions attached is a touch too pricey for the budget, this is a do-it-yourself guide for applying extensions.
Using clip-on extensions produced from real human hair, instead of synthetic hair, is preferred. Real human hair will blend more naturally and stacks up easier to styling products and heated tools for example curling irons or hair dryers.
Attaching clip-on extensions is simple, however it does take some time and a focus to detail. It is about blending the extensions together with your natural hair.
The key to effectively adding extensions to short locks are camouflaging clip in extensions together with your natural hair. This is accomplished with the addition of the extensions in sections, after which layering your personal hair them over.
Begin by gathering hair right into a ponytail. Utilizing a rat tail comb, divide a piece of hair at the rear of your mind a good inch from the bottom of your neck. This bottom most portion of hair will probably be your lower layer, so clip all of your hair view.
Clip three extensions onto this first layer, using the outdoors two first, then your center clip among. Try not to clip your extensions too near to the scalp because this may pull or cause discomfort.
Making use of your comb, pull lower a different one inch portion of hair to drape within the completed extensions. This really is now your next layer. Although three is suggested for that first layer, two extensions are sufficient for that remaining layers. Continue layering and clipping your extensions to the rear of your mind til you have around three inches of hair left in the crown for that final covering layer.
Based on hair style, you may decide to then add length towards the sides of the mind also. Section off a place of hair beside your mind, around three inches above your ear. Clip-on your extension and allow your remaining hair loss regarding this to accomplish the policy layer.
To complete off your brand-new look, use a styling curler to create hair. This helps add your extensions to your natural hairlines and detract any choppiness you may have in the layering, departing you with lengthy, natural searching hair.
Have you ever watched your favorite celebrity sashay down the red carpet looking all polished, and you want to mirror their image? That is, until you find they were dressed by a luxury fashion designer whose budget is probably more than what you make in a month.
Well, I bring good news. You can dress like a celebrity without having to break bank. Sherry London have a wide selection of prom dresses that will leave you spoilt for choice. A cheap prom dress does not mean it compromises on quality or overall design, it just means that you don't have to strain your pocket, and you can save your money for accessories.
Vintage Prom Dresses
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a vintage prom dress. I'm sure I'm not the only one that thinks there was a certain class and elegance during Hepburn's era. We need more of that today. You can wear a classy vintage prom dress for any occasion, including weddings, dinner events etc.
The Classic Red Dress
Red is a classic color that inspires emotions - from love, to anger and even danger. Maybe that's why it continues to win celebrities the coveted "Best dressed" honor, especially for those that have worn classic red dresses. And now you too can wear a red prom dress for a hot date, event or cocktail.
Cinderella Prom Dress
Watching Disney princess movies as a child was one of the perks of being a young girl. I like that now you can channel a modern-day Cinderella with ablue prom dress, and just take a look at the one's on Sherry London, don't they look very reminiscent of the movie?
Black is a slimming color – this is one of the style tips I remember from growing up. A black prom dress with stunning accessories can really elevate your outfit into a head turner. You can wear a black prom for any occasion.
The Afro-Bohemian vibe has become extremely popular, attributing to the fact that several Western celebrities are embracing it and using their influence to make it trend. Celebrities such as Solange Knowles, Erykah Badu and Zoe Kravitz are a few examples.
Let’s just say the trend has caught on worldwide, and even here in Kenya. Stylewe.com has a great selection of boho-inspired clothes that will inspire you to get into the whole vibe.
Below are ideas on how to wear white boho chic dresses.
Plain white boho dresses with lace are a must-have item in any Afro-bohemian fashionista’s closet. They are extremely stylish and literally classify as your LWD. I loved this white-pierced midi boho dress by StyleWe.com.
Jazz-up your closet and your day with some flower-power (especially if you aren't putting any in your hair). Floral prints look great for afro-boho fashion, and I am eyeing this floral print spaghetti maxi-dress by StyleWe.com.
Stripes exude a classy appeal, and they can really amp-up the Afro-bohemian vibe. I loved this plunging neck beach linen maxi dress. The long V-neck allows for you to add several neckpieces that will be a great addition.
Geometric designs add a futuristic appeal to any outfit, and paired with feather earrings and a long necklace could look great on anyone. I absolutely love this geometric print V-neck boho dress.
How would you wear these outfits? Leave us a comment.
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By Florence Githinji
Online shopping in Kenya has seen accelerated growth in the past few years thanks to various factors such as the growth of mobile telecom services, online payment based platforms and increased internet penetration.
Today, Kenyans are increasingly choosing to spend their money online over traditional brick-and-mortar stores, mostly due to the convenience offered by the latter.
Traditional retailers and brands have taken note of the trend and in hopes to boost their sales, are now moving in to take advantage of opportunities presented by the growth of the online shopping industry. While some are opting to launch their own online stores, majority are partnering with existing eCommerce platforms to capture this segment.
Bernard Gibendi, a sales representative at Mika Appliances says, “We recognize a lot of our customers notice the convenience of shopping online. You can easily buy a product from the comfort of your home and have it delivered to your doorstep.”
Online shopping also allows people to scout for the best deals of the product they want to buy.
Gibendi says, “There are various discounts that are run online as compared to offline. It’s easier for one to know the offers available online.”
His assertions are alluded to by Nelson Mukabana, sales representative of Armco appliances, “Online platforms allow us to tailor make campaigns for our customers through eCommerce platforms such as Rupu”
Among other benefits, such as new customer acquisition, eCommerce offers this brands free digital marketing of their products and as noted by Mukabana, an online shop is more cost effective and requires little capital as compared to a physical store.
According to Stacey Ondimu, Managing Director Rupu this shift is evidence to the growth of the eCommerce industry noting that this is a far cry from when Rupu started, five years ago.
“At the time it was almost unthinkable to approach renowned brands so we are limited to small merchants. Today, we partner with top brands across various industries from restaurants to travel, electronics and more.
Even stores that do set up their own online platforms still find that we are able to complement their online operations with a seamless eCommerce experience. We plug in by providing services such as Marketing, Delivery and Customer Service tailored to suit their brands” adds Stacey.
Rupu is now offering merchants the opportunity to have their own online shop with a customized url and marketing targeted to push their brand. This takes away the hassle of brands having to set up their own eCommerce platform.
Some of the brands currently on Rupu enjoying the newly set up Rupu Shops feature include Bata, Mika, Black & Decker, Philips, Hotpoint, Arcmo and more.
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Prom season is upon us. I have fond memories of all three prom nights I went to, particularly of my last prom where my sister and I got to wear a long evening dresses, and I had mine in my favorite color – purple. The previous prom night’s I had danced the night away in short dresses, but for the last prom I was going to attend I felt that a long evening dress was the most appropriate fit for me - as I was no longer in high school, an adult, out navigating this thing called life.
Long dresses exude elegance and have you ever noticed when you move in them, it looks so seamless. That is part of the reason I love long dresses, but the best part for me is how much taller they make me look and feel. I would say that may best combination are black evening dresses, as they make me appear slimmer and taller.
Red evening dresses are also on my list of favorites as the color red as it exudes sexiness and boldness. The great part about prom, apart from the dancing and food, is the fact that you can push the fashion boundaries with a creative dress, be it in design or color. So, why don’t you make it a bold color, like red? In my head, I am channeling Lupita Nyong’o in Ralph Lauren and Jennifer Laurence in Calvin Klein.
You may even decide to switch it up a bit by selecting evening maxi dresses, which are also very flattering for plus size women. Here are a selection of evening dresses UK and plus size evening dresses that you can peruse through below for some more ideas.
If you are reading this post because you are making a last minute decision on what to wear for prom, the above are just some ideas, and at the end of the day, it is up to you to go with whatever you feel is right.
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Christmas is a time for joy and merriment with the people you love most. Whether you’re spending Yuletide with family or friends this year, your day will most likely be filled with laughter, squabbles, delicious food, silly games and much more. It’s a time to recuperate, relax, to celebrate your relationships and to give generously to one another. Christmas is undeniably a time for magic: if there’s any time of the year where dreams can come true, it’s this one. This got us thinking: if there were three guests we could invite to dinner from the wonderful world of fashion, who would they be? We’d want people with a tale or two to share, who have demonstrated incredible talent and finesse in their work, who are inspired by the world around them and who’d help us to have a fabulous Christmas. We thought long and hard and these are the three fashion mavens who would make the cut, which also includes what we’d wear whilst hanging out with them.
This Croyden-born model is perhaps one of the greatest models of all time. She was first discovered at the age of 14 and has been modelling ever since, for everyone from Calvin Klein and Chanel to Louis Vuitton and Yves Saint Laurent. Not only has she been a muse to photographers and fashion designers alike, she is renowned for her infamous party spirit. Think of the tales she could tell us about ex-boyfriends Johnny Depp and Pete Doherty; her time spent at Glastonbury festival; or the inner workings of the infamous Primrose Hill style set. Kate would have stories to tell about working with some of the 20th and 21st centuries’ greatest talents, from Mario Testino and Alexander McQueen to Patrick Demarchelier, in addition to the nine months it took for artist Lucian Freud to paint her portrait whilst she was pregnant with her daughter Lila Grace. There wouldn’t be a dull moment with Kate around: we’d be popping champagne corks after opening presents, turning the Christmas songs up loud and taking the party all the way through to Boxing Day. Renowned for her simple but incredibly polished signature style, we’d wear a pair of sleek tapered trousers, a woolly oversized jumper and pointed heels to suit the occasion. Shop similar styles at MaryJane Fashion.
Spending Christmas Day with Karl Lagerfeld would be a whirlwind of discussions about fashion, culture, literature and art, with a few exciting anecdotes thrown in. Karl has worked in the fashion industry since 1955 when he won a design competition and caught the eye of legendary couturier Pierre Balmain. Since then, he has worked in both ready-to-wear and haute couture for Chloé, Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous line as well as frequently making films and photographic series. He lived and worked throughout the sixties and seventies, when the world underwent significant cultural revolutions, which would make for some fascinating insight into the way in which fashion has changed: we’d ask him about the hemlines that became shorter and shorter, the floral chiffon fabrics of the 1970s and the way that the atelier has had to adapt to increasing demand for fashion. We have a feeling that Karl would be excellent at playing games like Pictionary, thanks to his extraordinary talent for sketching and drawing, plus a lot of our time would also be spent making time to play with his beautiful cat Choupette. After dinner? A arthouse film that asks questions about art and beauty. There’d be nothing else to wear in front of Karl than head-to-toe Chanel.
Olivier Rousteing is the young, hot-shot creative director at Balmain who has revamped the French fashion house’s image as the go-to for fun and flirty partywear, with celebrity fans including Jourdan Dunn, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian. He knows how to help women to feel like they can turn heads at party whilst looking luxurious and elegant. Importantly, he embodies a certain approach to modernity within the fashion industry thanks to his diverse and unique background, and understands the way in which social media can help people to feel like an inclusive part of the fashion industry. Therefore, on Christmas Day, we’d be taking plenty of pictures of our food/gifts/general antics for him to upload onto his active and much-used Instagram account. We can imagine that there would be a lot of dancing around to festive songs and long laughter filled discussions about feminism and womanhood: we would love to congratulate him on his appreciation for women of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities, and his encouragement of diversity on the runway and in his advertising campaigns. In terms of style, we’d lift a pair of glittery sheer tights straight from the nineties and wear a luxurious velvet dress over the top: we can’t decide between a skater dress or a bodycon number, but then it would depend upon how much we’ve eaten!
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Have you ever been on an online shopping website several times, just to see what they have, yet you’ve never bought anything from them? That was me, with the website Rupu.co.ke. It’s not like I never wanted to shop from the website, it’s just that I somehow always wound up changing my mind. The fact of the matter is, Rupu have great discounts on items you would normally spend quite a few bucks on, and this time around I finally got around to shopping on the website.
What did I get? A new pair of lipsticks (yes, because a girl can never have enough lipsticks). I have been meaning to purchase a new lipstick, especially since I always wind up losing the one’s I own. The best part about shopping via Rupu is that I got a great deal on two L’Oreal lipsticks - Project Runway special edition. They were only going for Kshs 680, and the original price was Kshs 1,200. It was hard to say “no” to that bargain.
When I joined the corporate world just more than a year ago, I had to restructure my whole wardrobe to customize my new attire – business formal. It sounds boring, especially if you’re used to adorning casual jeans and tops. It seemed like a whole shift for me that would take me out of my comfort zone. But I now had to channel by Meryl Streep – from The Devil wears Prada. I realized there was a way I could remain chic in business formal without being boring, or spending too much money to buy new clothes. Here’s step one on how I began changing my wardrobe.
I began with a staple – a black blazer. Who doesn’t have a black blazer in their closet? If you don’t, then I suggest you get one. They can be paired with literally anything – from casual tops with jeans, to a formal dress for work. That’s why I love my black blazer. Secretly, I totally wear casual tops inside, and put on my formal blazer on top, and no one’s the wiser.
Zaful.com has a great variety of black blazers for women that can match any style, and they are cost-friendly too. I love their asymmetrical swallow-tailed long sleeve blazer; it conveys a high-fashion, gentleman-like aura. Therefore, for ladies that love changing up their fashion game by taking menswear and transforming it into women’s wear, this is that blazer for you. You can view the blazer here and below.
Spice it up with the edgy, formal look with a PU leather spliced long sleeve blazer. The blazer also has zippers at the end of each sleeve, putting the cherry on top of the whole edgy look. Its brilliant design means that it doesn’t have a defined collar cut; hence it doesn’t have buttons or a zipper. You can view a picture of the blazer below.
One other black blazer you really have to check out is the Zaful’s solid color stand collar zipper blazer. The blazer is perfect with cigarette pants and a chiffon top. At least that’s the way I would wear it. The blazer also comes in more colors you can see below.