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Zara – Prints

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A few weeks ago I went to Zara – Seattle and was really impressed with their collection. First I didn’t know we had a Zara in the area, so I was pretty excited when I saw one in the city and second, I love the unique prints they have at their store. They remind me of African fabric (which cost an arm and a leg here), and of course I love prints! I have also been watching astronaut wives lately and this outfit kind of goes with that 60’s theme I really like.
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This outfit is perfect for a dinner date, formal dinner party, church or a fall wedding, and the material is stretchy so its super comfortable and fits well in every size. You can also wear the top with different bottoms, and vice versa, since its 2 pieces.
Skirt and Top: ZARA// Heels: STEVE MADDEN// Watch: TARGET
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Have a lovely week friends, only good vibes sent your way 🙂

A lady’s best friend

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Am back home now and it honestly feels good, it’s nice to be back to the norm. Yesterday Ian’s residency program had a dinner party, somewhat formal, so I had to get dressed up a bit. I went through my closet and all my cute dinner dresses are strapless or sleeveless…..but I acquired major sunburns on my arms, chest and back in kauai, so I wanted to hide them as much as possible ha-ha
I live close to a shopping center so I dashed last minute to the stores in search of a cute light weight cover up, but instead fell in love with this dress from Ross
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I really love the design of this dress and even though the sleeves aren’t long enough to cover all my sunburns, the beauty of the dress is enough distraction and compensates for the rest ha
I paired the black and nude dress with my nude Marshalls heel sandals, which went perfect! The outfit made me feel grown up, beautiful and confident because I didn’t worry about sunburnt skin showing ha-ha. It was very appropriate for the event and I got compliments yay!
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Aloha

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After adventuring around the island, winding down in the evening and getting dressed up for dinner is something to look forward to. I love this jumpsuit from Charlotte Russe, its super comfy – like wearing pajamas haha
The print is also fun and just the perfect outfit for Hawaii
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Before dinner, we sat by the beach reading and waiting for the sunset
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The trend

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One day I walked into Forever XX1 and there was literally a whole entire room full of Mickey Mouse clothing, I couldn’t just walk away you know ha, so I snugged this cute sweatshirt. It was perfect for today’s dull and chilly weather, casual and comfortable for running errands. My shorts are DIY from old “mom jeans” and I wore them today for the first time and I cannot be happier…
Even though warm weather is fun and easy, I was kind of missing chillier days so I could layer up a bit and this day was perfect to wear my tights with shorts. I hope you guys are having an awesome week so far, happy hump day
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I also have to point out, how fun are long braids?, I can’t stop showing them off guys.
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Vintage

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It’s been a busy week and my little worry-filled head needed a break today. It was a day full of coincidences..
first we went to brunch at Smoke and Cedar , which is on a golf course and right in front of me on the putty green was my old communications class teacher practicing his “swings”. I didn’t say hi if you’re wondering, because I would’ve had to duck flying golf balls to get to him and I figure teachers go through so many students to remember each one and he would be forced to pretend he remembered me.
Later on, we went to see the movie ex-machina (pretty good), then we came across this car parked right in front of this historic barn at the park, what a great coincidence!, I initially thought it was a prop for some photographer of sorts, but nobody was there and of course I had to pull out my camera haha.. I think the owner just wanted to show off this coolness and I responded very well to this.
Ian decided to let me know that I wasn’t allowed to jump in or lean on the car….duh.. haha
Nevertheless, it was fun taking outfit pics today
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Outfit details:
Romper//bag- forever21
Brogues-Breckless on amazon
Earrings-gift from Gilt
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OUTFIT DETAILS:
Purse- Forever 21
Shorts – Forever 21
White T-shirt – local store
Shoes – seychelles footwear
Necklace – Forever 21
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This is what I wore yesterday, I love these shorts, the cute pattern reminds me of a green blouse my mom owned in the 90s and a yellow scarf my grandma wore all the time haha..definitely a staple in my closet now. The weather was cooler in the morning and I thought…oh no, i def look stupid with shorts in this weather, but then suddenly it became warmer than I even thought it was going to get, so I fit right in.
I hope you guys are having a lovely week so far 🙂
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Le weekend

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April is my birth month and we decided to celebrate early, no complains here :)..We had an amazing day in downtown Seattle, esp because “Comi-con” was going on at the convention center and the streets were packed with comic lovers dressed up as super heroes/comic characters. It was fun to people watch. We walked around pike place market, which was all flowers everywhere and so beautiful..had a mini stroll around the starbucks reserve roastery tasting room(a giant coffee shop, where you can see barrels of coffee beans, the packaging process, taste new coffee that hasn’t been released yet…and it smells like heaven)

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After strolling around seattle/shopping, we had dinner at stateside restaurant on first hill – a french & vietnamese fusion restaurant (it is one of my favorite now, if you live around seattle – highly recommended), then walked to bookstore cafe for coffee but instead had cocktails (they don’t serve coffee after 6 p.m apparently) and ended the night at seattle underground comedy club at pioneer square, which was lots of fun!

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Do you guys like the outfit?, I am in love with this romper, so easy, breezy..haha, and I did my braids on Saturday (turned out pretty good), I love easy, comfortable outfits..so this was perfect, wore it with my black boots and black target blazer.

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Romper – F21//Boots-marshalls//tights – H&M//belt and necklace-f21

Happy monday friends 🙂

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Ruche

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I recently made a purchase from Ruche, a vintage clothing company that I discovered a few months back and I am definitely in love!!, I honestly hate online shopping unlike most people, because I get so impatient waiting on my packages and it’s annoying when the stuff doesn’t fit or the color is weird and I have to ship them back (sigh!)…..even though I go through tons of reviews about the clothing, it’s still rare for me to get stuff online (in terms of clothes/shoes). Anyhow, after browsing Ruche website for hours (everything was so cute!), I settled on this taupe midi skirt. It is super comfy, cute and awesome quality, I know I’ll wear this a lot 🙂

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Noticed my brogues yet?, I definitely scored on this pair. Purchased through amazon, and first impression – super comfy, shoes made for walking that’a for sure 🙂

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This is one of my favorite outfit I have to say, I am headed over for “linner” (meal between lunch and dinner) now lol, is it an actual word? idk..

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I think it’s funny how this looks more like fall, but I promise flowers are blossoming everywhere around here and it is definitely spring, just not where I chose to take my outfit pics haha. I wore my black cardigan to complete the look and because it is chilly and drizzling a bit. Do you like my outfit?

Have a nice day friends.

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Sister style

So the sister finally re-surfaced!! Yay, and she put together this outfit. Every item was bought in various local (kenya) stores and flee market. 



After seeing my sister’s outfit, I warned her I would be rocking same colored pieces soon because  my most recent buys were a taupe midi skirt and tan brogues…..great minds huh?

On a different note, I was talking to some of my friends who are about my age and graduated from their first degrees and started  working adult jobs, and all of them did not like their jobs – this is not to say that they have terrible jobs, but their expectations about these jobs fell short and reality is not what they thought it would be. Then I stumbled upon this Forbes magazine article about why people stay in jobs they hate and the truth is, 75% of the world’s population do not like what they do for work, but they stay anyway because of what this jobs represent – security, enough money to afford a certain kind of lifestyle, doing something that gives us value and purpose, and if you don’t have valid, serious reasons other than you don’t like what you do, the best thing is to keep your job, unless of course you are purely miserable and can’t provide quality work/you’re being affected in a bad way by being at that place…

All these were good food for my brain 😀, feel free to share in the cements of you agree with me or not..

Did you guys enjoy my sister’s style?, I loved it, very casual and chic street style. unlike me the  “dress queen”, Esther is the “skirt queen” , but she’s pushing me towards getting more skirts 😊

hope y’all are having a great weekend…I definitely am.

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“My thoughts are stars I could not fathom into constellations” – John Green

“I write because I do not know what I think until I read what I say” – Flannery O’Connor

“To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to  make  you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting.” – e.e cummins

“First, I am very fascinated by how everyone  loves each other, but nobody really likes each other ” – John green

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart) I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear, and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)..” – e.e cummings

DSC_0454_FotorHopefully it will stop raining so I can do get out of the house. Today I really wanted to blog but had nothing to say ha!, so I decided to try do a self-potrait.. you like?

I also binge read other blogs I like, and hadn’t had a chance to read recently. It’s so  refreshing for me to read other people’s perspective on things related to daily boring everyday life, and I also like getting inspired in terms of food, style, working out etc, some of my faves are delightfully tacky by Elizabeth, twenty seven by Michelle and Curious Natalia. I find this ladies blogs “from the heart”  and very unique and personal. It’s obviously very brave for people to share their lives with the wide world web (the good and bad) and I respect such content, despite my disagree-ability  or agree-ability. I honestly hope my blog will go into a similar direction, something someone can relate to, not just nice photos/clothes.

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