Gap: Top 
APAR: Skirt & Clutch
Vintage: Jacket 
StyleScan: Necklace
 JustFab: Shoes 
Revlon: Eye & Lip Make-up
Hello Happy Wednesday! Here’s some more pictures from my NYC trip! I love NYC this city has the best spots to take some great shots!
Being Kenyan has allowed to view culture and fashion with different eyes. I would remember my mom wearing these puffy African sleeve dresses and thinking “she looks ridiculous”. As I have gotten older, I appreciate my culture especially the food and fashion. 
It’s ironic, I’m in the process of making an modern African line called APAR. Which means 10 in my Luo tribe, As women we wear things that makes us feel good like a 10. In coming up with the name was easy, but making garments that are wearable is another. I decided to research different trends that could be translated into wearable African apparel. I wanted to create this line that is true to my culture and heart. I hope that as I grow as a fashion designer you can love this brand as much as I do! 
When I went to NYC, I made this A-line African skirt from my APAR line with a matching clutch bag!  This skirt is all about the modern day women, but a cool yet lady-like aesthetic. Definitely, check out more updates on my Etsy shop here
I’m so excited STYLESCAN has decided to give all my friends, family, and readers a 15% off anything on STYLESCAN, go now to shop on this amazing trendy brand here
Upon check out, put in this discount code FOM15, enjoy shopping!!!
See you! 
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Happy Friday! I found a great brand of jewelry called Brillant Earth. The story of how Brilliant Earth evolved was brilliant just like their name. Beth Gerstein and Eric Grossberg Stanford University graduates, turned entrepreneurs started Brilliant Earth. As Beth was challenged of finding the perfect engagement ring which was ethical diamond. Beth by her own experience collaborated with Eric to establish a brand jewelry that was ethical, had quality, and safe.

Brilliant Earth is all about catering to what occasion whether it’s wedding ring, jewelry, or gift you’ll find fine pure ethical jewelry! Even for myself, don’t call me crazy I was browsing the wedding rings and their quite reasonable… Brilliant Earth is about commitment of change “exceptional jewelry that our customers can feel good about wearing”.  Each jewelry is environmental safe & quality packaged jewelry designs. This company is about giving back to the community by working together with advocacy groups to promote conflict of diamonds and environmental concerns.

Brilliant Earth has changed my perception of picking a diamond that I can feel good about wearing!?!? Today, April 25th Brilliant Earth launches their jewelry line. Try Brilliant Earth by picking out your fine jewelry on their website!

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Happy Thursday! You must try this great app called MainSt, it provides info about local business owners and shoppers with fun interviews and photos! And the app is a social network of shoppers that work together to outsmart masses by sharing their shopping experience live. Consumers can support the small business by sharing with the MainST community. They can get on the app, find the business, share it with their friends and take pictures of the things they’ve seen. The more they use it, the more events and promotions they’re invited to! 
For example, if I was looking for red pumps for an event tonight in a size 8, I would post it on MainSt and my friends would say “I’m at Zara and just saw the perfect pair!” or a store owner at Wink Boutique could say “Hey, Akinyi, we have just what you’re looking for and they’re 30% off!” Alternatively, Barney’s could reply with “Check these out! We don’t have your size but can order them and have them here for you by tomorrow!” The MainST app is useful for shoppers that are looking for a particular item such as apparel, shoes, or home goods. 
Try MainST to make your shopping experience easy!?!?
Click the links below to follow MainST on 
Definitely, come out to Boulevard of Chic Event on April 26th, I’m excited to use the app when it launches, and meeting the founder Shana at the event and Intern Kathleen! 
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Hello Happy Wednesday! Do you need a work space? You should definitely check out Flex Office Space there office space are flexible, affordable, and pain-free.What’s great about this space it’s way to network and co-work with other business minded people. I like the fact that Flex Office Space has a office feel with your own desk and phone. What they offer is full amenities from 2 floors of desk space, business meeting room, and private workspace room, Wi-Fi, bathroom, and kitchen.What I liked about this space was the freedom to work independently, but still feel like your working in an actual office. They have a promotional going to where you can buy two months of office space and get 1 month free, such a deal!?!?!

If you get a chance go downtown and check out Flex Office Space.

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Hello Happy Monday! Before, I wasn’t really into make-up, I would often wear none. When your not use to wearing make-up , I would advise not putting a whole lot… may definitely feel weird. In gradually getting into wearing make-up, I really have fun wearing lip color and blush bronzer. What makes a woman beautiful is when she bares her face by wearing less make-up! For me, I’m all about the natural minimal looking make-up. Ultimately, you want people to think that you didn’t try too hard. 
Today’s post is all about “How to Wear….Purple Lip” with a tutorial on putting on Revlon ColorBurst Crayon Lip:
1. Start with a Bare lip and putting on foundation over your face. Add concealer to the lip that matches your skin tone, this helps with your lip color lasting all day. 
3.  Using the Revlon ColorBurst, you want to line your lips with the lipstick itself, before applying it all over the lips. Alternatively, you could use a matching lip liner. Since we are using the same lipstick to fill in the lips, there’s no need to be exact.
4.  Keep repeating the process until you get to the desired level of purple. Next finish up your look with Bronzer blush and Mascara  for a simple natural look.
Have fun with wearing purple lip!!!!
Try A Similar Look:
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“I am is about claiming who you are head on with a light heart and fierce confidence“~Mission.

Hello Happy Friday, I hope your getting ready for the weekend, I wanted to share a perfume I purchased a couple weeks ago called “I am”. I am collection is all about proclaiming your fate. It says that if you speak positive words you’ll see positive results. I say I am blessed almost everyday, even though we want things to happen immediately like love, money, or a job opportunity…we have to say that we are blessed no matter what the circumstances things could be worse, we have to enjoy what we do have to appreciate what we’ll receive! The collection I am blessed has such a sweet smell that just putting on a little bit is all you need. I love how it’s so light and soothing, “In an instant, a fine fragrance brings us back to our essence”. …I am collection is a perfect gift to show and encourage by giving confidence to your wife, mother, best friend, family member, or even a co-worker.  “I am is a great perfume like a symphony that brings out my senses”.


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GRAFFITI NYC 2 of 4…..

Photos Taken by FotoSquad

Rue21: Top 
H&M: Jacket & Cap
Target: Pants 
Groopdealz: Necklace 
JustFab: Bow Bag 
Nike: Sneakers
Hello Happy Wednesday! Another amazing photo from my photo shoot in NYC by FotoSquad. It was raining that day, but I still bared with the sprinkling rain. The photos came out really good, I wanted to capture the city of Brooklyn and the graffiti of the streets. We fashionistas wear a piece of art each day by creating new outfits in our closet. In reality, I’m a walking graffiti myself as fashion is my art!!!! If you want to be stylish you have to take the time to look your best. I try to plan out my outfits the night before. Depending on the weather, I plan accordingly. 
In planning your outfits here’s some easy steps: 
1. Plan-The night before plan your outfits, with laying down possible looks that will work. 
2.Try something new– Put together an outfit that steps out of your comfort zone. If your too scared try guardedly with key pieces like a bold necklace, colorful top, neon shoes and keeping your whole outfit very simple that way you feel more comfortable with trying new trendy looks. 
2. Wear-Try on the outfits to make sure you feel comfortable, I know for myself I’ll keep a piece because it has sentimental value. I had this skirt I didn’t want to give away because my boyfriend at the time gave it to me as a gift. It clearly doesn’t fit my body type that’s when you need to give clothes to the salvation army or consignment shops.
3. Be Bold-Walk with confidence, when you put on an outfit and it makes you feel all happy. It makes you more happy when someone comments that you look very nice today. That means people are noticing that your being bold by trying new looks that look good on you!?!?!
So Plan, Try, Wear, and Be bold with any outfit!
Try A Similar Look:
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Hello Happy Monday! I’m excited to attend Boulevard of Chic as VIP Fashion Blogger. Boulevard of Chic will be hosting Baltimore’s first ever fashion truck shopping event.Where you can shop in one place of popular fashion trucks. This event celebrates entrepreneurship and mobile retail trend that has created a viable avenue for savvy entreprenuers, artist, and the fashion forward yet budget conscious consumer. You too can join this special event to find precious and unique items that will look and add within your wardrobe!!!!!!

Connect with Boulevard of Chic on Twitter @Blvdofchic


Learn more by go on their website at Boulevard of Chic

Come out on Saturday April 26th from 12-6pm
Address: 1132 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD vacant lot near American Visionary Art Museum

                                                Hashtag #BlvdofChic

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Hello Happy Monday! I wanted to share a lovely collaboration that I did with Fashion Blogger Jennifer over at Jen Fash Tips. We decided to work together in creating Spring looks. Check out Jennifer looks over Jen Fash Tips

Photos taken by David Linton 
Forever21: Top & Clutch Bag
Old Navy: Cardy 
H&M: Skirt, Necklace & Sunglasses
Shoemint: Booties 

Jennifer and I decided to wear our best spring looks for spring! Since spring has officially started,   What does this mean? It means it’s all about the pastels and pastels!?!? 
When choosing spring looks think about a blooming flower and the colors within that flower. Or just think about sherbet ice cream when putting together a flavor-able look? How I put this look together was recycling pastels from last year and reusing for this spring season. 
 Pastels are still in now and are the way to go for spring!?!?
 They literally work with any look. I choose to go with a green pastel top and cardy and taupe skirt and taupe booties. I wanted my look to be all about that “Spring is Here” and that introduces warm colors for spring! Anyway look nice and fresh with pastels and pick colors that are complimenting to a nice spring day.

What spring colors have you taken out of your closet?
Don’t forget to check out Jennifer’s blog for more photos at Jen Fash Tips.


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NYC 1 OF 4…..

Pictures taken by FotoSquad
eShakti: Dress 
HelloFab: Heart Top
H&M: Faux Fur Jacket 
Shoemint: Shoes 
JustFab: Bag 
Forever21: Cap 
Revlon: Eye & Lip Make-up
Happy Wednesday! I went to  NYC a couple days ago, I had a chance to take some photos and network. I had so much fun, I want to live there!…. it such a toss up between LA and NYC. If you want to meet interesting people NYC is the place for such creative people! FotoSquad was gracious to hook me up with my own photographer. It was raining that day, can you tell? I still made it work for my first look, I couldn’t wait to wear my eShakti dress. If you remember for my last post on eShakti:
 This wonderful brand called eShakti is exceptional womens wear clothing line. If you love vintage inspired looks eShakti will definitely work within your aesthetics! They cater by customizing their looks whether you want a short or long dress, hem or no-hem, sleeves or no sleeves. I just love browsing their website to find these exquisite dresses that are craftly molded to any womens’ body type. eShakti continue to take pride in making inexpensive clothing.
 EXCLUSIVE eShakti has a spring special offer! When you purchase anything on eShakti website put in this promotional discount code ‘fites ‘exclusively created for my readers to get 10% when shopping on eShaktivalid thru 03/24/2014 – 04/24/2014
Don’t miss on this offer, Go now to find a customize look over at eShakti!  
Oh don’t forget to enter in my JUSTFAB giveway click HERE
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