How To Master Color- Blocking Like A Pro…

Color-blocking is when a garment or
outfit is composed of finite blocks of
color.
You may recall the height of its
popularity first in the 1960’s and
later in the 1980’s.
Designers have been revisiting color-blocking
techniques and ended up creating
some exciting modern styles. The
public and press fell head over
heels with the look, so designers
continued the trend throughout
their collections. Retailers are
excitingly stocking stores, as we
speak.
It is not the easiest trend to pull off
successfully, so I wanted to share
with you five simple steps to make
you feel super confident about your
choices. Why not
look to the best for some style
inspiration straight from the
runway?
5 STEPS TO COLOR-BLOCKING
1. Choose An Approach
There are three techniques to styling
a color-blocked outfit – select one:
Option A : Monochromatic = one
color throughout entire outfit in
different hues.

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Option B : Separates = mix garments
of contrasting (2-4) colors.

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Option C : Stand-Alone = one color-
blocked garment or accessory where
the designer has already done all
the work for you.

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2. Select A Color Scheme
If you selected style Option B
(above), mixing separates, then you
may want some guidance with color
combination tricks-of-the-trade. I’ll
spare you a drawn out discussion on
the complicated field of color theory
and instead share with you two
basic methods that are guaranteed
to help you create stunning color-
blocked outfits.
Complementary colors are opposite
each other on a basic color wheel.
This color combining method works
well if you want to make something
standout. Note these color combos
can be jarring to the eye.
Analogous color schemes use colors
that are next to each other on the
color wheel. This color combo
approach is more harmonious and
pleasing to the eye.
I recommend you select an initial
favored color in a hue that is
flattering on you and then work from
there to complete your outfit. Color-
blocking does not mean your color
selection must be bright – subdued
hues work beautifully too. Combine
a max of four colors in one outfit –
two to three work best.

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3. Complete The Look
Without a doubt, color-blocking is a
bold and fun way to dress! The
secret is to make sure the focus
remains on you and not solely the
style technique. You want to wear
the trend and not let the trend wear
you.
Complete your look with neutrals –
neutral colors (gray, brown, black,
camel, white, navy, etc.), neutral
designs and/or neutral accessories,
as necessary. These neutral pieces
can be gorgeous, yet they need to
be visually uneventful in relation to
the rest of your outfit to best
support your chosen color-blocking
style technique (ie. Option A, B or
C).
Check yourself out in a full-length
mirror or snap a quick photo,
whichever method helps you get a
good birds-eye view of your color-
blocked outfit in its entirety. And
remember, when finalizing the
finishing touches of your outfit
choose the simple route!

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4.Make flattering choices
The color-blocking technique is
making a true style statement, so it
is imperative to select pieces (and
color schemes) that are flattering to
you.
Color-blocked stripes and other
architectural color-blocked patterns
are very popular. The key is to pay
attention to each stripes/shapes
placement on your body (ie. if you
don’t want to make your bust line or
hips to appear voluminous, then
don’t put a wide pattern, especially
in a bold color, directly over them),
as aptly displayed in the left image.
If you are unable to find an
attractive color-blocked pattern,
don’t give up! Instead choose the
easier method and select Option B
by mixing multicolored separates, as
demonstrated in the image on the
right.
5. Determine Appropriateness
Although you may love the color-
blocking trend, the reality is it may
not be suitable for your lifeSTYLE , or
so you thought!
If you work in a creative field or
casual office then, sure, it’s much
easier to experiment with various
color combos and/or architectural
color-blocked patterns. Or maybe
you just haven’t been able to find
satisfying results for color-blocked
weekend wear. Whatever the reason
may be, don’t give up, there is a
solution…try color-blocked
accessories. Color-blocked (aka. bi-
tonal or multi-tonal) handbags,
shoes, scarves, jewelry and other
accessories are a huge hit in the
marketplace. No need to admire
from afar, now there’s no reason not
to participate in the color-blocking
trend!

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I HOPE THAT HAS ANSWERED MOST OF THE QUESTIONS YOU GUYS HAVE….
HAVE A GREAT DAY LOVLIES

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This entry was posted on July 17, 2014. 6 Comments

SHOP FROM MY CLOSET…

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Looking for fashion bargains
online? I am now offering some
of my gently pre -loved and NEW
items from my closet for sale .
I’ll be posting dresses, office
wear, shoes, jewelry and more !
Email me on mariamnaipanoi@gmail.com to start raiding
my goods…

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My love for high
quality, my passion for individual
style, my desire for exceptional
materials and my effort to focus
upon young talents, result in a
multi-cultured unexpected cyber
wardrobe that inspires young girls
and modern women.
Exotic caftans, casual collections,
luxurious garments, rich colours,
exclusive products handcrafted by
local artisans and designer key
pieces, all inspire women to
endlessly mix and match into
countless combinations of effortless
elegance, while focusing in
stimulating small economies from
various communities.
Approach my unique sense of
lifestyle, enjoy your fashion journey
and spread the love to all your
favorite pieces!

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And if by any chance the item of clothing you want has already been sold, not to worry you can always email me and get to order again the apparel…I will get it for you no matter the size;all you have to do is send me your measurements or size number and viola!  your rocking it the next day, so spread the word lovlies

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Any apparel prior to this post is on sale….

8 Must-Have Pieces To Building A Chic Wardrobe

While it may be on your radar to
revamp your wardrobe and purge
your closet of last season’s trends for
new looks, it’s important to avoid
the trend trap and select a few key
pieces for your wardrobe that will be
staples!
When selecting wardrobe essentials,
opt for neutral hues such as grey or
black and add pops of colour
throughout. Make sure to make room
in your closet for your new wardrobe
before a major shopping spree.
Here are 8 essential pieces for
building a chic wardrobe:
1. Blazer :
A blazer offers many style options. It
can be worn to the office for a
professional look or with boyfriend
jeans for a casual look. Opt for
tailored styles with a lining for the
best fit.

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2. Black Pants:
Black pants with a modern twist are
a must for any wardrobe. They work
great with a blazer for a suited look.
Pair with a denim jacket for a laid
back contemporary look.

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3. Print Blouse :
A printed blouse will add flare and
fun to your wardrobe especially if it
has a pop colour. Coordinate with a
pencil skirt or jeans.

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4. Little Black Dress:
An LBD is one look that has become
a style phenomenon and won’t be
going anywhere soon. A little black
dress is great for all occasions,
casual to formal. Go for a fun
silhouette or monochromatic pattern.

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5. Basic White Tee:
A basic white tee is great for those
days when nothing seems to work.
Dressed up with a suit or dress
down with your favourite jeans.

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6. Jeans:
Jeans are a stylish addition to any
wardrobe. They are great for denim
day at the office, a night out on the
town with the girls and even a first
date. Choose a style that best
flatters your figure. The boot cut is
flattering to most figures.

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7. Pencil Skirt:
curves and confidence
A sleek pencil skirt can be worn from
office to evening. Try a style with a
feminine print or luxurious fabric
such as lace.

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8. Denim Jacket:
A denim jacket is great with almost
everything in your wardrobe – paired
with a pencil skirt for a more
polished look or flirty with a dress
for an evening out on the town.

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Beware with me,I have to use other peoples’ photos since its ramadhan,but as soon as its over I’ll be posting mine

HAVE A LOVELY EVENING LOVLIES

This entry was posted on July 14, 2014. 9 Comments

15 CHIC BOX BRAIDS HAIRSTYLES TO DO YOURSELF

Everyone likes box braids
because they offer an
excellent opportunity to
extend one’s hair and wear
versatile hairstyles which look
exquisite yet are very simple
to do. Box braids also protect
your natural hair and offer
the benefits of low
maintenance. The only
contraindication for box
braids is weak brittle hair.
But if you have none of such
complaints, don’t even
hesitate: box braids can be
styled in a number of
awesome ways. The most eye-
catching photo proofs are
below.
How Can You Style
Box Braids?
1. Buns. This is probably
the most popular way to
style your box braids into
a chic updo. The major
advantage of buns is
their variability. High
buns can be bulky or
more compact, loose or
tight, simple or with
elements of braiding.
2. Ponytails. Make a high
ponytail, wrap it with a
beautiful silken scarf or
attach a hair flower, and
you already look
awesome.
3. Twists. They are an
additional element that
you can introduce into
your creative hairstyles.
You can twist your
ponytail or front section
off your forehead, for
instance.
4. Braids. Asymmetric braids
from box braids, wrapping
either side of your
forehead are a brilliant
idea. See how
impressively it’s going to
look in the following
photos
#1: Pony Tail Or A
High Twisted Bun
These 2 striking hairstyles
are made on the basis of a
high ponytail from box
braids. If a bulky bun is a
bit too much for everyday, a
chic braided ponytail will
complement perfectly both
casual wear and more
elegant outfits for events.

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#2: A High Loose
Bun For A Young
Mom
Box braids are ideal for
various types of buns.
Besides, you can style them
yourself very quickly. Simply
make a high ponytail and
wrap the braids around it,
shaping a loose bun.

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#3: Box Braids
Say: “I Love You!”
There are many ways to
express your love to the
world. Wow! This is probably
one of the most creative
ones.

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#4: Nice Idea For
A Party Hairstyle
Here is another variation of a
high bun from box braids.
This one is more compact
and elegant. Simply make a
tighter wrap around a high
ponytail and you get a
perfect hairstyle to go with a
cute cocktail dress.

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#5: A Braided Hat
Fancy wearing a hat? If you
have box braids, you don’t
have one, because you can
create this very unique
hairstyle. Use the same idea
of a bun from a high
ponytail.

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#6: Elegance &
Style
This imaginative updo needs
you to section off some
braids at the back of your
head to make this amazing
thick braid, elegantly
wrapping around the left
side of your forehead. Make a
high bun out of the
remaining braids. A brilliant
idea, isn’t it?

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#7 A Cute Bun
From Beyonce
Beyonce also wears a high
bun but her stylists make it
unique, demonstrating skilful
twists, wraps, thicker and
thinner braiding and an
original color, accentuated
with stylish accessories.

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#8: Stately
Hairstyle With
Loose Box Braids
Many girls who have box
braids are tempted to wear
them loose because they are
fun in movement. This one is
a very original way of how
your can wear your box
braids loose, having twisted
them creatively on top.

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#9: An Exquisite
Braid In 4 Simple
Steps
Simply divide your braids
into 2 sections and braid one
thick braid on one side, so
that it rims your face. This is
a wonderful hairstyle for you
to make within minutes!

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#10: A Fancy
Braided Bun
The end of this bun is
braided for a more luxurious
look. A few braids pulled out
from the updo resemble
hanging chains and make
this hairstyle more unique.

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#11: A Delicate
Side Bun With A
Cute Hair Flower
Don’t forget to use cute hair
accessories. This small side
bun becomes even sweeter
when emphasized with a
tender hair flower and your
cute smile.

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#12: Inspiration
From Celebrities
Use your fancy scarves to
adorn your high ponytail or
wear your box braids loose,
slightly covering your cheeks
as a long bob hairstyle.
Simple hairstyles often look
surprisingly chic, don’t you
think?

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#13: Simple &
Surprisingly
Awesome
Who knew that such a simple
hairstyle will look so showy?
Beautiful quality braids often
do not suggest too fancy
hairstyles. Look how
gorgeously they flow and
wrap around a loose strand.

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#14 Ornate Twists
For A Stylish Updo
Asymmetric updos grab
everyone’s attention, while
box braids are super chic in
twists. This is a simple twist,
wrapped around by a
previously separated section
of braids.

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# 15: Super Grand
Bun
Do you mind getting taller
for a few inches? This is an
excellent idea of how to
become taller and brighter
with a grand bun that is so
easy to make.

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Well, box braids give plenty
variations of hairstyles, and
most of them, if not all, can
be made fast and easily. Try
one of these awesome
hairstyles already today, and
you’ll collect a bunch of
compliments by the end of
the day.

And if you want more of the compliments you can shop online at http://www.facebook.com/beedazzled2 they have amaizing casual,party and official apparels at affordable prices.You will not regret it i promise you.

Keep warm lovlies

This entry was posted on July 12, 2014. 5 Comments

HOW TO ROCK LEGGINGS

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There is no secret to it, women of all
body types can wear leggings. The
only trick is to finding the
appropriate clothings to wear with it
to give a chic and stylish
look. Although there is a great
similarity between skinny jeans and
leggings, it is very inappropriate to
wear leggings with short tops!!
When sizing it is important to note
that properly fitting leggings don’t
leave lines on your skin when you
take them off and should not show
visible lines under whatever you’re
wearing over them.

1. Wear leggings with short dresses

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Leggings can be our best friends
when we want to wear short dresses
especially for tall ladies. Here
leggings come in handy, because
they can be very flattering to our
legs, and any short dress is not as
revealing anymore when combined
with these.

2. Printed leggings + simple top
combination

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Leggings do not need much added
to them. A simple straight
sweatshirt/top will only
further accentuate printed leggings
and make them the main accent of
an outfit.

3. Wear leggings with long tops

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Leggings can be worn with long tops
too. The crucial rule of wearing
leggings is to always wear a top that
covers your butt and goes slightly
further. In this particular photo,
leggings are combined with long
mustard top, and the bright
accessories of warm colour make the
look dressy and elegant.

4. With oversized top

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Oversized top seem to rightfully be
the most popular piece of clothing
for wearing with leggings. First of all,
it creates so-needed balance in a
silhouette: skinny bottom and
volume on top. Secondly, an
oversized top that covers upper hips
and buttocks saves us from
overexposure.

I hope that has helped,have a great day lovlies…
XOXO

This entry was posted on July 10, 2014. 6 Comments

Sooner Rather Than Later

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My thoughts on Remixing….
The first time I styled it
I said that I’d
restyle this piece*maxi skirt*. I didn’t
know it would happen
sooner rather than later.
Styling pieces has become a
mental thing for me.
If I am really feeling a
garment I can style it in my
head
several different ways from
the time I lay eye on it.
It feels nice when I execute
this vision and I turns out
just the way I thought it
would.
It’s validating when those
around me marvel at my
style.
It makes me feel the same
way an artist does after they
created a painting

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…A singer after an album,

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…A writer after a book,

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…A chef after a delectable
meal.
My validation does not lie in
people’s responses, but it
helps when they get the
vision.
/Side Note:/This
Skirt was sooooo
comfortable! I
realized it
as I was editing
these pics!
Comfortable +
Versatile + Chic=
Win/Win/Win!!!!

FINALLY SOME SUN IN NAIROBI,
Enjoy it while it lasts lovlies

PAULINE COSMETICS

For all those who dont know or havent heard of pauline cosmetics,you guys are missing out.
Pauline cosmetics is a Kenyan
brand that has a line of four
lipsticks,four lip glosses,mascara
and eye shadows…
The lipsticks
are well packaged and have a great
pigmentation.they are infused with
Shea butter which has a
moisturizing effect that ensure
your lips do not dry out.they also
contain vitamin A&E.
Pauline cosmetics enriches their clients with information in regards to make up and how to use it.They also hold frequent make up parties where they teach their clients on how to apply make up the right way.

When it comes to make up,nothing rivals the power of a red lip.A crimson pout will elevate your outfit,up your sex factor and make a statement all in one swipe.

RED WINE LIPSTICK

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The shade is true to its name,its a brilliant dark wine shade.Wine shade is the darkest shade of red and this lipstick comes off as a true colour of dark wine on to the lips.For me,I can wear it any time as I love dark shades,but for some it may just be an occassional-wear lipstick.Though I do keep the rest of my make up minimal since this is quite a bold shade and needs complete attention.

PROS:
-CREAMY AND MOISTURIZING
-SOFT AND SMOOTH APPLICATION
-HIGHLY PIGMENTED AND ONE SWIPE IS ALL YOU NEED TO SEE A DARK SHADE ON YOUR LIPS
-STAYS ON FOR 5 HOURS EASILY WITH SNACKS IN BETWEEN
-CLASSY AND STURDY PACKAGING
-KEEPS THE LIPS MOIST AND HYDRATED SO NO EXTRA LIP BALM OR GLOSS REQUIRED

Here are some of the other products the line carries

BERRY KISS LIP GLOSS

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POSH PINK LIPSTICK

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MOCHA LIPSTICK

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MARUHN 5 LIPSTICK

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MASCARA

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BERRY COMBO EYE SHADOW

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You can contact them at
email:info@paulinecosmetics.com
Tel:0705946164
     :0706503132

Or on their website: http://www.paulinecosmetics.com

You can lipa na mpesa and they deliver the products to you….
Have a great day lovlies and stay safe today.

This entry was posted on July 7, 2014. 4 Comments