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CARDAMOM TEA
15Nov

CARDAMOM TEA

 

 

 

 

 

“Tea time is a chance to slow down…pull back and appreciate our surroundings we shall today I introduce a new chapter of this blog where we shall be discussing all things lifestyle.We kick it off by talking about tea courtesy of Kericho Gold Tea.

Kericho Gold is a premium tea brand in Kenya. Some of the tea products include tea, fruit and herb infusions. I will be sharing a few tea(s) from their collection. Cardamom tea is one of my favorites especially because of the benefits it entails.
Cardamom was originated in India but It’s now available everywhere.
-Used in both sweet and savory recipes.
-Medicinal properties and used in traditional medicine.
-Antioxidant and diuretic properties may lower B.P
-May contain cancer fighting compounds.
I love the taste and smell of this tea…I would take it literary any time just to quench my thirst for tea (I’m a tea-lover).The thing I like most about Kericho Gold tea is that it’s easy to prepare all you need is hot water. No need to add sugar which is absolutely good health wise.

FUN FACT:
“Well I thought you should know”
* These seeds release their bioactive ingredients into the water, which gives this infusion a high therapeutic value.* and is effective against flu.
If you liked this kind of health information comment on the comment box below.
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Writer/model: wanja marema (Instagram)
Photography: Rose Brian (Instagram)
Tea: Kericho Gold (Instagram)
On location: The pelikan village (Instagram)
“There is nothing quite like a freshly brewed pot of tea to get you going in the morning”
Cheers to the weekend!!!
Thanks for the read!!

XOXOXO

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22Oct

SHIRT DRESSES TALK

SHIRT DRESSES TALK

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it- Edith Head”

Today were at this new café located at State house rd 209 Lava Latte…very spacious and nature like. I know it’s been a minute since I have posted but were here now…let’s get to it shall we!?

Ladies let’s talk shirt dresses is this thing!? Well not to worry I just started to explore actually more of stepping out of my comfort zone. Shirt dresses have made a way into my closet and so far I love it.Very sleek and comfortable, not too tight or body hugging just perfect for me.

The good thing about these dresses is that its available for all types of body sizes.Paired my dress with a pair of nude shoes and minimal accessories.

You can rock it at an event, out with the girls or even at work you can make it look official in accordance to your preference.

Location @lava latté

Shoes @backyard shoez

Dress thrift shop

Instagram @wanjamarema

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31Aug

DINNER CHIC OUTFIT FOR THE LAID BACK CHIC CHICQ

DINNER CHIC OUTFIT FOR THE LAID BACK CHIC CHICQ

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it- Edith Head”
Today I don’t know what excites me more the fact that this shoot is done by three women or the final product…pretty much both. Dinner dates are my favorite especially night dates, I can’t even begin to explain. The night and beautiful stars makes it feel so possible to accomplish your life goals and dreams. Enough with what my heart yarns for and straight into the outfit of the day.
Off shoulder tops are life!I love this one in particular displaying the chic typa girl out of the ordinary routine or normal dinner dates norms. Paired it with some ragged pants, rubbers shoes and also switched it up with some gorgeous shinning heels. Chocker is handmade and accessory with simple earrings.
This location is just amazing for that perfect coffee date, lunch, business meeting and also dinner date. The butterflies on display are actually hand made by autistic children and the black and white sort of background is memoir of people who have been there. How sweet is that!
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”

Outfit details.
Top: @mory_kal (Instagram)
Pants: thrifted
Shoes: @prettymiss_boutique
Photographer: @rosebrianphotography (Instagram)
Location: @connectcoffeeroasters (Instagram)

Cheers to the weekend!!!.
Grow N Glow

THANKS FOR THE READ
XOXOXO

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29Jun

OFFICE GROOVE -SUITED

OFFICE GROOVE -SUITED

“Fashion has always been a repetition of ideas…but what makes it new is the way you put it together {Anonymous}”

Bringing back the vibe suits with its look good especially when paired up perfectly with the perfect fitting.

I currently love everything black with this outfit. Suit is custom made the sleeveless top and you can easily switch it up with another color top.

Long coat with split sleeves makes you feel like a super hero by-the-way. Still looking stylish, fitted straight pants.

Shoes yes the sharp pointed heels are still in style so went with some cranberry colored heels.

Accessories minimal gold earrings and antic gold medallion chain. This outfit can be rocked as an office wear and at happy hour with the girls (my take).

Outfit details:

Shoes: Socially Accessorized (Instagram)

Suit: Custom made

Photography: Eccentric Creative (Instagram)

Model: Wanja Marema (Instagram)

 

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“Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will. {Anne Klein}”

Cheers to the weekend!!!

                                                               THANK YOU FOR THE READ!!

    XOXOXO

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14Jun

BRINGING BACK THE GROOVE 001

BRINGING BACK THE GROOVE 001

“Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality-Shawn Ashmore”

Imagine posing on rocks!!!...Yes that was my vibe during this shoot and I loved it.

Who said office wear should be boring like who said it. So I gathered a few of my pieces and come up this outfit “office groove”.

Let’s talk high waist skirts…ladies you should have one of these in your closet if you don’t by now. I just love the idea of how it elongates your body…you know that curvy shape. A well fitted high waist skirt will do you justice.

Prints! Not just any but animal print…with some tiny straps showing off your shoulders…I mean it never hurt nobody. I love cheetah prints on it. And you can throw a coat if you’re not comfortable showing some skin.

Shoes: paired some brown shade heels to blend in with the whole outfit it’s a more neutral color instead the usual black I feel people tend to lean on trying not to explore.

Accessories: Just a pair of gold earrings works for me….I’m more cautious on the ‘less is more’ vibe.

Outfit details:

High waist skirt and top thrift shopping

Shoes: Socially Accessorized (Instagram)

Photographer: Eccentric Creative (Instagram)

My social handle Instagram @wanjamarema

“I dress myself, not to impress, but for comfort and for style”

Cheers to the weekend!!!

    THANK YOU FOR THE READ!!!

    XOXOXO

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10May

Little black dress

Little black dress

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it- Edith Head”

The sound of crispy dried leaves gives me the feels…Nairobi is such a beautiful city. On location for today’s shoot is at the Arboretum gardens the heart of Nairobi. Being in front of the camera always feels super great at times the Tyra Banks in me just takes over you know (laughs)

This is a must have in your closet. So I recently got myself a cute LBD and paired with some nude heels. The good thing about this dress is the fact it’s quit free and comfortable like more of a free dress with no stress to it. Very sophisticated and can be worn at any particular function and still stand out.

As I’ve said repeatedly comfort is everything and if not feel great on you or spark joy then leaves it. Minimal accessories to kill this look. Also tried to pair it with some bata ngomas (rubber shoes) which is shown on the picture below, though for me the heels look gorge.

You can rock this outfit at a wedding, red carpet, night out with the ladies, cocktail parties and many more.

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak”

Outfit details;

Dress: LC Waikiki two rivers mall

Shoes: -Backyard (heels)

           -Rubbers Bata Kenya

Photography: Glauben Photography

 

                                                                         THANKS FOR THE READ

            XOXOXO

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27Apr

ROAD TRIPPING AND BEEN BOLD

 

 

ROAD TRIPPING AND BEEN BOLD

Fashion is like eating, you shouldn’t stick to the same menu…’’

Well this was supposed to be all about my road trip outfit till I had a second thought like, why not open up about my fair share of this world. So trying to kill two birds with one stone let’s get to it. This outfit will definitely wear it to that road trip with my girls. First you need to be comfy I don’t expect you to be in heels ladies.

So looking at this photos I decided to talk about my insecurities, been bullied, losing faith and learning to survive it all. Let’s talk bullies! This has to be the most devastating thing to go through…imagine growing up and your fellow schoolmates teasing you because you look a little different from them. Having been lighter well this felt wrong and they made me feel the same way, but you need to heal your scars at some point and get over it. Huh easy said than done my friends. It got to a point it didn’t feel right at all and hated the way I looked as you can a test to my previous posts this has to be the BOLD one right!?

Now I paired my romper with a kimono just to add a touch to my outfit….and the beret does it just right! My insecurities really got me, been all afraid about what people will say…afraid of been judged this is the worst feeling and it got to a point I lost faith in all of I was doing. Had to learn the art of working on myself, to better myself….this is all that matters. Look at this in summary not appreciating myself cause of my skin, body just because some humans were not.

This year I chose to be bold and go out of my comfort zone simply because things didn’t grow over here! My outfit paired with some rubbers because I’m all into comfy vibe these days. This is me learning to be comfortable in my own damn skin and living life!

If you like this type of blog posts where I do both real life stories/challenges while discussing outfits drop a comment.

Life isn’t perfect but your outfit can be….”

Outfit details:

Romper and beret thrift shopping

Kimono and shoes from LC Waikiki Two rivers store

Photography by Glauben Photography (Instagram)

Written and compiled by yours truly Wanja marema (Instagram)

Cheers to the weekend!!!

THANKS FOR THE READ

XOXOXO

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13Apr

Fashion High Tea 8th Edition 2018

Fashion High Tea 8th Edition (2018)

Self confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it….

The day that it was rainy and cold but still got a chance to slay yeah. The 8th edition of Fashion High Tea love for a cause. I talked about the event on a previous post, so here is all about the outfit I wore to the event.

Something different a long thigh high slit print skirt and laced top to rock the day. Okay y’all know my love for prints (this was an excuse to wear it) don’t judge.

Got the skirt tailor made by a local Kenyan designer. Laced top to tone it down since my focus was all about the skirt. Paired it with some nude heels because it’s a well blend in tone and besides I love this pairs I mean look at them. Accessories I just went for loops just because less is more these days. And a clutch for the whole look.

The food was all good and in plenty lots of good music, fashion runway, different people all around come to support this good cause.

More info on check out our Instagram pages:

Instagram @wanjamarema

Shoes from backyard shoez

Skirt from Mercie_the _designer

Photography Glauben photography

Well they say its takes a village to get the work done!

Redefined is my latest baby yes…taking style to a whole new level…this defines me a little bit more…and a bit of “stepping out of my comfort zone”…but question is are you guys ready for this!??

“Elegance is the beauty that never fades ~ Audrey Hepburn”

 

                                          HAPPY WEEKENDING YALL

                                                         XOXOXO

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09Mar

THE 8TH ANNUAL FASHION HIGH TEA 2018

THE 8TH ANNUAL FASHION HIGH TEA 2018

“Always keep your eyes open…Keep watching…Because whatever you see can inspire you {Grace Codington}”

The rains did not stop us from doing what we love most, Fashion. Besides, it was more of a charity event. Welcome ladies and gents to the Fashion High Tea 2018 “Love for a cause” held at Zen Gardens in one of the leafy suburbs in Nairobi.
All styles were in check, the food was in plenty and it was time in indulge as we awaited for the main event which was the run way. Fortunately I got myself a front row seat (yeeess, I mean it’s pretty much a big deal). Got me feeling like it’s the Fashion Week!

Different designers from Kenya, the U.K, India and from all over came out to show us their designers but two designers stood out. Personally, Zoe Sevak (Kenya) and the other one who I didn’t quite catch the name, let's call them Wanja's favorite. Lol
If only we had more of our very own designers out here show casing their talent placing Kenya on the map that would have been such a great honor.

I loved the ambiance...it been my first time at the event, for me it was worth it. Looking forward to doing it on an annual basis.
Now will let you go through the photos for more insights (I will do a recreation of my outfit of the day soon).
Well for this event I give it a rating of 8/10
Held on 03/03/2018

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Cheers to the weekend!!

THANKS FOR THE READ
XOXOXO

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Fashionfabled
09Feb

Fashionfabled

Fashion is very important it is life enhancing and like everything that gives pleasure...it is worth doing well.   Today we hang out with  the lovely Waceke from Fashionfabled blog.

1) How can you describe your style?

  • Elegant, chic, edgy and classy

2) What are some of shopping rules you wouldn’t necessarily recommend to others but which you follow?

  • Do go shopping with a plan in mind of where you want to go and what you need to buy. You may come across other things as you look, but it's when you wander around the shops aimlessly that you get tired and fed up and come out with nothing but a headache and tired feet. Try and stick to your mission.(I agree with you on that point)

3) Was there a moment in your life when something “CLICKED” for you about fashion or dressing or hair? Yes What? Why did it happen then, do you think? ( didn’t get the question well)

  • Dressing- I went for a photo-shoot with a creased dress and I couldn’t deliver as per my client expected lesson learnt, always iron your IMAGE IS EVERYTHING

4) Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple? Why do you think you keep buying this thing?

  • Black leggings, I think I have over 10. One is never enough.

5) Is there any fashion trend you’ve refused to participate in and why?

  • The pajama trend. Why would I wear my sleeping gear out in public in the name of ‘A TREND’ (I for a minute thought it was cool but now naah haha)

6) Do you look up to anyone in terms of style/fashion, both locally and internationally?

  • Locally – Nanice Mwai
  • Internationally – Micah Gainneli

7) What are you grateful for?

  • Life, family and good health.

Guest details:

Fashion and fitness blogger...find her on IG @fashionfabled

Like you've heard image is EVERYTHING... I have learnt a few things now and a different

perspective of how I view style.

Fashion has to reflect who you are !

Find us on IG @wanjamarema  

Cheers to the weekend!!!

Thank you for the read!!!

XOXOXO

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