Thursday, February 21, 2013

ZIGGY ZIGGY ZAG.....




This trend has been around for some time. The chevron print was first introduced with military uniforms and later showing up in clothing apparel from the 1970's. With its zig-zag patterns and fun colors, this type of trend really is one of a kind. I believe that the right chevron pattern can be paired with cardigans, blazers, tights and/or simple accessories. A fashion forward lady can really make a statement with this print without being too flashy.   


Here are some photos of how I coordinated the Chevron style. I took this zig-zag dress and just played around with the colors that personally stood out to me. I focused on purple, mustard, and brown colors that really complement instead of compete with the pattern. I accessorized with a simple bib necklace and a purple head wrap that adds to the look.
 

What are your thoughts about the chevron pattern?














































WHAT I WORE: Banana Republic: Dress I H&M: Cardigan I Forever 21: Booties, Necklace &Tights I Unknown: Head-Wrap I Dooney & Bourke: Satchel Bag


                                               Fashion Love,

                                                       Akinyi 

Friday, February 15, 2013

LOOK LIKE A STAR.....




















































WHAT I WORE: Forever 21: Top I Vintage: Skirt I H&M: Taupe Leather Jacket I Jessica Simpson: Boots I Ralph Lauren: Green Sunglasses I Dooney & Bourke: Satchel Bag I Unknown: Purple Gloves I H&M: Tights

Happy Friday! I hope your getting ready for the weekend! So, snake skin products have been around in fashion for decades. This trend has been currently expanding with different apparel such as snake skin shoes and also being displayed in many popular fashion clothing lines. I know that I when I was younger, I thought that snakeskin was so tacky, but now it is really growing on me. It adds such a cool appeal that can be infused with any outfit.   
  
I love this snake skin boot that I paired with neutral colors. The boot is different in a chic way because it is not all snake skin. This must-have boot represents cool, funky, and retro style. You definitely need to add snake skin to your wardrobe.  I recommend moderation; less is definitely more. High end fashion is always separated from ostentatious looks :) . Would you rock the snake skin bootssssssssssss? LOL!                                                    
     
                                                        Fashion Love,

                                                                        Akinyi
Saturday, February 9, 2013

PRO-FESSIO-NAL





WHAT I WORE: Forever 21: Blazer I Rue 21: Chiffon Top I Vintage: Pants I EGO Vanity: Lace Booties I Forever 21: Clutch I Rue 21 : JC Bubble Necklace I Ralph Lauren: Glasses

Happy Saturday! It has been such a long week, but I made it though. I can honestly say fashion is my therapy, which is second to my relationship with God.  There have been times when I feel down and I put a great outfit on and I instantly feel better! Colors can especially change your mood from 5% to 110%. Also, wearing the right size is essential. I know when I wear particular pants that are too tight; it makes feel angry and uncomfortable. Good circulation is so important because you need to find pants that fit and flatter your body type.

This professional outfit really changed my mood. This colorful zig-zag chiffon top is very unique and is alternative to the striped shirts. These wide leg pants are so comfortable and I love the high waist which gives me more curves (News flash: These pants can be worn with anything!) I did not want to wear a black cardigan or blazer, I'm glad I opted for this neutral blazer. I had to add a little bit more color as my outfit was simple. I added this red clutch as a cute accessory. I know that my fashion therapy is to wear things that flatter me, fits my body type, and wear colors that change my mood. Do you think that wearing certain clothing or colors can really change your mood?

                                                       Fashion Love,

                                                              Akinyi
Saturday, February 2, 2013

TEA PARTY



























































































WHAT I WORE:Target: Isaac Mizrahi Blazer I Unknown: Scarf I Target: Dress I Target: Nude Pumps I Forever 21: Messenger Bag & Bracelets I Target: Grey Tights

Happy Saturday! I hope your having a great weekend so far. When I wore this outfit it made me think of gathering of all women coming together for a good old talking tea party. I always wanted to have a tea party where you can wear your best dress and blazer that really makes you stand out. This outfit has different textures that really work well together. The emerald green is new this fall, which is consider to be the new black this season. I just had to add this pink blazer which really complements my emerald dress. What do you think.... do you like the emerald green with bright pink?

                                                   Fashion Love,

                                                                   Akinyi 
Friday, February 1, 2013

LIEBSTER AWARD NOMINATION.....


Happy Friday! I'm excited to announce that Rachelle of http://pinksole.com nominated me for the Leibster Award. I am fairly new to the blogging scene, so I am very thankful that she consider me as one of her 11 nominees. Liebster Award is an award given to up and coming bloggers with 200 followers or less.


When you are nominated for the Leibster Awards there are a few simple rules you must follow.

Here are the rules:
  1. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the nominator(s) asked.
  3. Nominee should come up with 11 new nominees and 11 questions for your nominees to answer.
  4. Nominees should have less than 200 followers and should link back to you on their Liebster blog post.

Here are 11 random facts about me:

  1. I make-up dance moves as though I'm a dance exercise instructor (one day I will post on my blog!) 
  2.  I'm very sensitive; I think it is a good thing because I can empathize with other people's feelings.
  3. I'm the first person to cry in a movie and the last person to act as though I cried. I'm always trying to hold in my tears.
  4. I'm athletic even though people think that I'm so girly!
  5. I've never had braces.
  6. I'm dyslexia, but as I get older it's has been mild case.
  7. I can watch TV for hours.
  8. I want to be a fashion designer.
  9. I'm Kenyan and Cherokee Indian.
  10. I can't swim, roller blade, nor ice skate (man I suck)
  11. If I don't know you, I can be too shy!


Here are Rachelle's questions and my answers answers: 


  1. Favorite dish? Well, I have so many but to narrow it down to one of my favorite comfort foods is fried chicken and macaroni and cheese.
  2. What’s your least favorite trend? Mini Skirts do a disservice to my body, I just cannot do it!
  3. What’s your go to pieces in your closet? A blazer, I feel so important when I put it on!
  4. Do you prefer heels or flats? I love both, I tend to wear heels more though!
  5. Why do you blog? I started blogging as a hobby, but it has inspired me as I want to be a fashion designer. I hope I can embark on this quest.
  6. What’s your favorite brand? H &M clothes fit my body type and their prices are reasonable.
  7. First place you will shop if you won the lotto? Oh… you guessed it right H &M, I shop there now and would still if I were to come into money. 
  8. Favorite movie? The Notebook with Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. I'm such a romantic and I can seriously can watch this movie and cry over and over again!
  9. Are you a picky eater? No, I pretty much like most foods.
  10. When was the last time you shop?  Christmas time, how can I deny myself a good deal :)
  11. Are you surprised that I nominated you? I'm so thankful that I was nominated, it really inspires me to push myself even more to become a better blogger, I thank Rachelle again and again for this nomination. She's the best!!!
     

Here are my 11 nominees:

1.   Stylishly In Love
2.   A little place to call my own
3.   KenyalDesigns
4.   Bow of Moon
5.   Freckle and Streak
6.   The Skinny by Emily
7.   Re-Volution
8.   Smell Of Red Lipstick
9.   Une Touche de Style
10. You're My Favourite Flavour
11. Highland Fling



This is my 11 questions for my nominees:
  1. How would you describe your style?
  2. Where's your favorite vacation spot?
  3. What are your secrets of being so fashionable?
  4. What is your home country and do you speak any languages?
  5. If you could be an animal, what animal complements your style?
  6. Do you ever where your outfits twice?
  7. If you could go back in time, what would you change?
  8. What is your dream job?
  9. What food you haven't tried?
  10. How many hours do you shop?
  11. What inspires you to blog?

Thanks again Rachelle for this great opportunity!


SNEAK PEEK of tomorrow's post!





                        
                          Fashion Love,

                                           Akinyi