A LETTER TO COFFEE BERRY

Hey Berries
Being a fashion blogger and a student at the same time is somewhat tricky, in fact very hard. This is because one is torn between the love of fashion blogging and the importance of school (education). As I type this I’ve just remembered that my proposal is far from done and I can’t reach my supervisor (yikes).
However, this is not even the biggest problem. The real issue is finances. You should find me ogling at those Steve Madden heeled sandals, Casadei blades, Louboutin studded pumps and all the Mac makeup collection. So as I worry about finishing my Law degree, I also worry about my love for fashion.
I must confess I dont spend alot.  But when I can, I spoil myself. I do, but (this is once in a blue-moon) being a typical Kenyan student who can’t get a well paying job as I study I’m forced to be very careful with my spending and budgeting. The saving that I have to do, the self-restriction that I have taught myself to have is way up in the sky. At some point I quit blogging, I just felt it was draining. However, I just couldn’t stop for good. There is some type of satisfaction I get every time I style an outfit and put up a post. I can’t even explain that feeling. It’s greater than anything. At times I’m afraid that I love my blog and fashion more than my Law degree. I just wish I never have to choose between the two. I love them both and I put in as much effort in each.
I know one might say one of the two carries more importance than the other, but who knows? I know of fashion bloggers who live off it. I know of stylists who are very accomplished. (Am I getting emotional? Forgive me if I am)….It’s for the love….

Here is a look I styled to school yesterday. It got a little cold so I threw in a college jacket and let go of the shirt wrap

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My hair is six months old.I chopped it off in April to go natural.Ill do post on my hair care products and regimen soon.

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NOTE TO COFFEEBERRY THE BLOG.
I love you, Coffee Berry. I honestly do. The satisfaction and accomplishment you give me is incomparable. Maybe it’s only me who knows how much faith I have in you. I feel one day you will grow to be the biggest thing one can imagine. Maybe one day you will take me to places nothing else would ever take me. COFFEE BERRY, you are my baby, and I LOVE YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN TELL. So hang in there, we will grow together and I promise I shall give you the best. I conceived and birthed you not for fame or any other irrelevant motive, but because I knew you would be my everything. I love you.
PHOTO CREDITS;MYFAV
Thanks for reading.
Yours Truly
Bella the Coffee Berry.
Xoxo.

Yours Truly
Bella the Coffee Berry.

THE TRAVELLER….

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Hey Berries,

I travelled last weekend for a mini-vacation. Im so sorry I did not have a camera of my own so I did not manage to get as many photos for you apart from those on my phone.However, my darling Sharon got a perfect camera which we used. Ill post about it as soon as I get the photos.

While traveling I opt for comfort first…style comes next. What comes first for you? feel free to share. Here is a look I styled for one who is going to be on the road for more than 8 hours comfort is paramount.Enjoy the pics.

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They say laughter is the best medicine…and my fav couldnt stop cracking jokes.

LOVELY PRINT-CHECK! COMFORT-CHECK! STYLE-CHECK!

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I completed this look with a fedora,vintage sunnies and converse shoes.

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PHOTOS BY:MY FAV(Thanks a bunch).

Would you rock this look? Drop a comment and lets have a chat.

This is my BFF’S(RACHEL KAY NATALIA) favourite look.Thanks babes.Thank you for stopping by.

Enjoy your weekend

Bag by Reetah….

Yours Truly

XOXO

BELLA.

TWIN ATTACK-FIGHTING BREAST CANCER.

Hey Berries,

It has been a few days, I hope you are all doing great.Its  October, PINK OCTOBER.This is the month specially set out for us to fight breast cancer.This does not mean this is the only time to fight breast cancer,as cancer fighters we do this the whole year.

 Breast cancer is  in simple terms said to be a group of cancer cells (malignant tumor) that starts in the cells of the breast. It has been established that breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women. One thing we all need to know is that there are breast cancer survivors(warriors) who have proved that having breast cancer is not the end. Hence, encourage the affected, those who have been diagnosed, those going through the pain and join in the fight against breast cancer.
In the spirit of the PINK MONTH My drop-dead gorgeous friend(am blessed to have her as my friend.LOVE YOU WINNIE) and fashion blogger Winnie of winniethefashionista.com and I teamed up and styled pink looks.
Enjoy.
WARNING! THIS IS GOING TO BE A PHOTO HEAVY POST.
YOURS TRULY….
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MISS LEGS.LEGS FOR DAYS.LEGS FOR DAYS.LEGS FOR DAYS…..(i just had to excuse my manners.If I got paid every time I wore these Steve madden heels id be a millionaire)…
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I opted for hot pink.(Dressed by Nuzla Sheila)
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PHOTOS BY:MYFAV(thankiieeeeeeeeeeee)
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Head over to her Blog.thank me later because she is a phenomenal blogger.winniethefashionista.com
Spread the word….its pink October. Give what you can, care for the sick, give a helping hand and encourage the challenged.
Do you know about Marie Stopes Kenya? Marie Stopes Kenya is part of the largest international family planning organizations in the world. Millions of the world’s women trust Marie Stopes International to provide them with quality family planning and reproductive healthcare. Marie stopes is offering free cervical cancer screening so head over there and get checked. For breast cancer screening too head to the nearest marie stopes clinic and get screened.
Thank you for stopping by.
feel free to reach me;
mail-bellaversion@gmail.com
LOVE AND MORE LOVE
XOXO
Yours Trully
BELLA.

DENIM*DENIM

Hey Berries,

So ill just dive straight into it,

If anyone ever told me that I would wear denim o n denim last year, I would laugh at them and send the to hell…(you KNOW WHAT i MEAN). But my oh my hasn’t the fashion industry changed and trends evolved.o now I am at liberty to style a ful denim ensemble and no one will ogle at me…. I loved it. The simplicity and the chic feel that comes with is amazing.

Here you go….

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I completed this look with navy blue steve madden heels. They are super comfy and very stable.

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Im still holding on to the brains….but they shall be evicted soon.

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This is another quote ill hold on to this weekend

“It’s hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can’t understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones will inevitable take their place; that every place has something good – and bad – to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One

THANX MYFAV.XX

Love u.Keep safe.

I shall be traveling tomorrow… I promise to take lots of pics.

love and more love

YOURS TRULY

BELLA

xoxo

KITENGE SKIRT

Hey Berries,

How is everyone doing? I am well. First of all I want to thank you all for creating time to stop by, you make this blog the best getaway.THANK YOU.

I get very excited when an opportunity presents itself for me to wear this skirt,to be honest its not an everyday type of skirt.However on Sunday evening I wore this skirt and added a denim twist to it. I actually wanted to cover up since I still had Tonsils. I hope you like.

Check out how i styled this skirt differently before.(MY VERSION OF Nairobi Fashion Market).

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Trust me I also don’t know what im looking for down there…phaha(oh my days)

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“However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man’s abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden This is what has been keeping me going this week.

Can you relate?

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kindly excuse the bathroom window.From this I guess I should blog about my awkward pics…like a confession of some sorts so you can see what I keep away,Its going be funny.

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Thank you mama for the Kitenge

PICS TAKEN BY-MYFAV-Thankiieeeee

keep safe.

Love and more love

yours truly,

Bella

FIVE MINUTE WOMAN

Hey berries,

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How is everyone doing? I’m doing fab this awesome Wednesday afternoon (Noticed Iv stopped ranting?) ha-ha Anyway… Here is the outfit I wore on Saturday afternoon after I was done with “my morning mission”.I had no time to change since I was going somewhere else. This took me less than five minutes to style.
As ladies we feel pressurized to have a complete outfit change on the same day. Truth Is at times we do not have the time nor the energy that goes into dressing up.

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This is Nouba Millebaci Lip color #7 This is the best matte lip color in town I can ATTEST TO THAT. If I had a dollar for wearing this lippie since I had it —did not be here…hahaha ( it’s a week old). Well I hope I get over it soon because clearly am wearing it almost daily.

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Lately I have been utilizing my heels (Yaaaay me) I have to dust some because they have not been worn in eons. However, im no super woman, I carry ballet flats or sandals to wear later on lest I “gully-creep” instated of walking

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Between the first outfit and the second one which one would you wear?

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Drop a comment.
Do not forget its PINK OCTOBER. Spread the love, let go off the fakeness, tolerate no negative energy, exercise patience in your work ,keep your word, laugh as loud as you can and LISTEN TO YOUR CRITICS.(Bella is still trying to do all these)

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LOVE AND MORE LOVE
XOXO
Yours Truly,
BELLA

ALL WHITE EVERYTHING

HEY BERRIES,

Lately iv been swamped, a few things going on here and there but I am managing. Goodness! Where are my manners? So SORRY. Let me be nice, how is everyone doing? Iv been down with tonsillitis complete with a fever and extreme discomfort, lots of reading for my dissertation…blah blah blah above all I THANK GOD FOR LIFE AND FOR YOU TOO.

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My city-Nairobi….

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Trust me I have been feeling overwhelmed in a way that I just want to keep talking and talking until it all comes out, however all is going to be well.
Last weekend I had the worst bout of tonsillitis (the worst I have ever had), yet I had a few things to attend to. I had hell served to me on a plate anytime I swallowed anything(the pain*******). As if that was not enough on Sunday morning hell broke loose, they were bleeding. This freaked me out but I still did not shy away from an event I had to attend that night (ILL blog about what I wore In another post).

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My oh my im still talking.-BELLA STOP! Anyway let me stop-A big shout out to MYFAV for being there, Thank you more for taking the pics even when I had a stiff neck and I was in so much pain. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU.
On Saturday I had two outfits, same pants which I styled differently. For the morning hours I wore all white (His t-shirts fit so well I hope I’m going have this one too).
I took the pics at the rooftop of the crappy flat I live in Apartments…lol (my dreams are valid. Yours are too). Notice the Steve Madden heels? Hehe okay am done
Thank you for stopping by.

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Would you do an all-white outfit? To which occasion? Let me know

LOVE AND MORE LOVE

XX

YOURS TRULY,

BELLA.