Monday, 31 August 2015


Everyone has those things that they really want and other people can't seem to really understand the obsession. BUT ... Never apologize for your obsessions.   As long as they hurt nobody.

Here are mine..

1. Speed Bike
This has been an obsession for a very long time. I can picture myself cruising at top speed all 'armored'  then stop and remove my helmet and flip my hair. Yes. That's my motivation towards achieving this goal.
I want a Kawasaki in green, grey or black and white. Can't choose. Can someone buy several 'bodies' of it and be changing once in a while?
Don't forget about the gear!!! Classic!!!!

2. Designer Bags
My love for handbags surpasses my love for any other accessory. A few years ago jewellery would have been taking this position; but after having lots of it and not feeling like all chunky this time, handbags win big time.
It takes a lot of saving for some of us to be able to afford the bags in designer(knock offs are plenty in the market) but we got to deal with the 'inspired' versions of the real stuff.
Looking to owning the YSL, LV, CC, Chloe, Givenchy, Dior, the list is endless.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Stock Take - August - 04

My birthday month is coming to an end. It's a surprise I did not eat lots of cake this month compared to other months.. But boy.. Did I gobble down those fries.. I need to get something healthy to eat in place of fries every time I have the urge to eat them.. For now watermelons do the trick but fries overpower them sometimes..
Kicking off the last stock take of the month.

Reading: This is a very interesting book. The setting is in Botswana and I like the way the writer describes scenes until you can picture them in your mind. This is the beauty of experiencing places without having to travel. The reading power. And more exciting is the fact that Nairobi is mentioned several as a very developed city. The book is "No.1 Ladies Detective Agency" by Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith. It is a series of books and this is the first one so I am looking forward to getting my hands on the rest of them.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

JS01 - Types of Jewellery

     "Jewellery has the power to be this one little thing that makes you feel unique"   -    
                                                    Jennie Kwon

Most of us love jewellery. Be it a simple pair of stud earrings or a chunky attention grabbing piece, we all own a piece of jewelry.
We will look at different types of jewelry so that the next time you go looking for something you like, you will know it's name. Not calling it 'that thing worn here(pointing to a body part)'.

Kick off!

This is worn around the ankle. It is mostly a basic strand but you can go all chunky if you want it to be the statement piece.

This is a ring that you wear on you finger. eg. A wedding ring. 

A stiff circular bracelet.

 A piece of jewellery that you wear around your wrist.

A piece of jewellery with a pin on the back that you fasten to your clothes.Brooch is British. American name is pin.

A piece of jewellery with a raised  design, usually in the shape of a woman's head, on a background of a different color.

Friday, 21 August 2015

HS05 - Handbag Carrying Styles

Apparently, the way you carry your bag says a lot about you and your personality. We will look at the different styles and what they say about people and you can see where you lie

The Twofer 
 You hold your strapless bag in front of you coyly and cross your legs. You’re shy and defensive.
The Schlepper 
 You have tons of bags hanging off of you randomly stuffed with belongings. You’re disorganized, spaced out, and exhausted.
The Hands-Free
You wear a purse with a long strap and let it hang in front of what you’re wearing. Apparently, you’re youthful and nerdy.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Stock Take - August - 03

Wassup good people!!
I traveled upcountry over the weekend to celebrate my sister's graduation party. It is always good to take it there where all the oldies and grand parents are. Seeing the joy on my grand pa's face when he says 'my grand child has been crowned' is the ultimate moment. People cherish graduants over there.
You can check my instagram for photos from the event.
Kicking off the stock take:

Reading: Supposed to kick off a new book today after the short break for newspapers. I got the book yesterday but unfortunately I have not been keen on getting the name well. My bad.

Watching: 2 broke girls. Been watching it for some time now. Getting to season 3 now and the sitcom is so hilarious.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Stock Take - August - 02

 Week 2 is here and I am excited to be sharing the first stock take after my birthday.
Kick off!!

Reading: I took a break from novels to read the newspapers that were piling up unread. And to play candy crush and rail rush. Lol. We'll have something else to talk about next week.

Googling: All about ulcers. I am scared to bits because I went to a doctor yesterday only to be told to avoid spices, acidic foods, etc. I can't believe it is happening at just 23.

Monday, 10 August 2015

HS04 - Handbag Storage

Keeping on with the handbag series, we now talking about how to store your handbags.
Some of you might have seen that handbags lose shape or seem old while in storage. Apparently, this is because you store them wrongly.
The best method is where the bag will not be strained or come into contact with dust.
A cabinet divided into sections which can hold between one and three bags(horizontally) is the perfect method. This ensures that the bag is sitting well and the straps are not strained. You can also put the bag inside the wrapper it came in to prevent it from dust.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

10 Things Every Fashionable Woman Should Own By 30

Hello everyone,
I am super duper excited today because it's my 23rd birthday.. woop woop..
So I came across this list yesterday and even though I have 7 years to go before I get to 30, I need to start now and not be caught off guard...
So all fashionable sisters, take this ride with me!!!

1. A Classic Shoe
Whether it's pumps, stilettos or flats, the key is that your go-to shoe is well-designed, versatile and timeless.

2. A Great Suit
Irrespective of whether or not your daily work requires you to wear a suit, a suit that's tailored like it was made just for you will become a go-to for work meetings, interviews and anywhere else where you're meant to look chic and professional.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

HS03 - Handbag Hygiene

Well, we all know how much clatter, dust and other little things assemble at the bottom of our handbags. Research shows that 20% of handbags are contaminated with more bacteria than a toilet seat. Therefore, we need to de-clutter, clean, wipe and do all that is necessary to ensure that your handbag is not a habitat to unwanted bacteria.
It might be ink stains, gum wrappers, pieces of Kleenex, cake crumbs, etc, you got to clean it and do it right while at it.
  •  Cleaning the Inside
a) Debris
  1. Empty all contents out and turn the bag inside out(if the lining is not fixed to the bag) and shake out all debris into the dust bin.
  2. Make a mixture of hot water and vinegar. Equal parts.
  3. Take a soft cloth and rub the inside of the bag, including all compartments with the mixture.
  4. Let the inside air dry before putting it back.

Monday, 3 August 2015

HS02 - Handbags And Body Types

                        "To me accessorizing is the most fun part of an outfit. While I don't think you can rely on accessories to make a dress that isn't working work, I do love jewellery and handbags more than anything." - Anna Kendrick
Most people spot a bag, like it and dash for it without consideration .. Consideration on whether it will be perfect for your body type or carrying it to the office or whatever other occasion you have in mind for it.

Not all handbags suit all people. Read on to see where you fall.

1. Petite
The most important factor is the size of the bag you carry if you are this size.
Petite women should choose bags that are neither too bulky nor too big.  Big bags tend to overpower the small frame so they need to go for longer bags such as a rectangular tote to give the appearance of a longer torso. Petite women should also avoid over sized hobo bags as it tends to weigh down their small frame.  The best is to go for longer rather than wider. They should avoid huge prints on the bag as well and opt for vertical stripes and monochromatic colors. Cross body bags and Sling bags are also not a good idea because they overwhelm the frame. 

Stock Take - August - 01

       "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body" - Joseph Addison 

I hope you are all doing fantastic and you kicked off my birthday month in high gear!!! I am super excited as my birthday is on 6th August.. Two days to go!!!

I chose that quote because it blends the two things I am striving at most at the moment. Reading and exercising. Kicking off the stock take:

Reading: I am going back in a while since I did not do this last week.. I have read two books in the last week. One is 'Mrs. Big' by Maryann Reid and 'Lucy's Launderette' by Betsy Burke.  I like going for unpredictable authors whose story you will surprisingly find very interesting and you can't keep the book down.

Googling:  Lotsa fashion blogs.

Drinking : Real tea.

Fitness: Unfortunately nothing different from what's said here.

Wearing : Dark blue jeans, black long sleeved top, accessorizing in red( red scarf, red flats,red handbag), gold loop earrings and an afro.