NINE TO FIVE CHIC

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I get into a matatu, get comfortable and get my book as per usual. Three minutes into the drive I realize I have been reading one single sentence so I take my phone. I am not psyched for reading anyway. Usually, I barely notice the person seated next to me. This time I did. I could feel him staring into my phone. So I looked up, it was an older man, my grandfather’s age. So I passively indulged him by letting him stare.

“Are you a designer”, he asked. “Sort of” , I answered. “You are good, just stay true to yourself. Imitation limits you” he said. His words could be so cliché on some other context, but this time I attached a lot of weight to them. Moral of this story;

1.You don’t have to be like the rest of them.

2.While in a matatu, indulge the old man seated next to you. More often than not, they have something valuable to say.

Dear corporate chic, they say you need to be in a classic button down white blouse, the black skirt, the pantyhose, the conservative skirt suit and the grey trouser suit. All that is okay. However you don’t have to hate your job because you hate what you have to wear there! You can still remain stylish without necessarily offending anyone at the office! Allow me to give you an example of how to go about it!

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A girl can daydream right?

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That’s all folks ☺

Full suit | My collection

Top.        | Thrifted

Shoes.    | Emirates shoes

Bag.         | Sasa mall

Make Up | Lily Katule

Photography | Ogega Andere

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DUSTERS

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Happy new week folks!

Most recently,we have seen celebrities favour one particular coat; the duster. The duster coat is undeniably a signature piece to own. It’s styling options are limitless ranging from being worn over a dress, jeans, shorts, skirts or even formal pants. With a long and breezy design,its versatility makes for an extremely stylish look.

When I first had this particular one in mind, I was looking to create a ‘9 to 5’ look book for the ladies. However I wore it over my favorite dress of all time and boy! Was I pleased?! Of course I will create the look book, but meanwhile can we appreciate it over a dress? Thank you!

So is it a yay for this coat that provides warmth & coverage by being slightly below the knee if not floor grazing levels but somehow managing to be subversively baddass at the same time!?  Feel free to leave a comment☺.

Thank you for reading!

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White dress | My collection

Duster coat  | My collection

Bag.                | Old Sasa Mall

Shoes.           | Glam Access

Make up.      | Lily Katule

Photography | Ogega Andere

 

ARMY BRAT

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From trench coats, bomber jackets to camo pants, some of our action-inspired pieces have been forged in the crucible of war. There is so much we can draw from military style and that, ladies and gents is what I am here to do!

I have always had a thing for military pieces, not the guns nor missiles, the clothing. I always find my mind running wild with ideas wherever I see a soldier in some olive green coat with budges laid onto it. “I could absolutely rock that on a white bodycon dress with the sleeves rolled up”,I think to myself. For that reason I am priotizing the idea of creating a military inspired collection for Grace The Brand. I will fill you in on the progress of my mini-project, right here on the blog. Meanwhile, let’s play army brats, shall we?

As always, thanks for reading.

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Believe me, in my heart I am smiling 👆

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Top & Pants | My collection ( Available                                                              on order )

Black top.    | Gikomba Market

Shoes.          | Emirates shoes

Makeup.      | Lily Katule

Author.        | Grace Muriuki

Photography | Ogega Andere

CULLOTES X COLD SHOULDERS

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It’s easy to get drained from what seems not to be going right in our lives. But do you know we seem to notice  the wrong because there is so much right in life already! The irony huh! Life troubles exist within a larger context, one that contains a lot of good things. Obsessing about the wrong ones only prevents us from moving forward.

I felt so gorgeous in this outfit! I was having a not-so-good day but ooh boy! The moment I had it on, everything just changed and all became right that very instance. To think that an outfit could give me so much joy!

All I am saying is, there is so much good in our lives, let’s not allow the occasionally bad steal that from us. Take time to appreciate the good, then you can effectively deal with the bad.

Love X Love

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Top      | My Collection

Cullotes |  My Collection

Shoes.    | Emirates Shoes

Make Up | Lily Katule

Photography | Ogega Anders