WHITE OVERSIZED SHIRT*TONY BIANCO

Hey Berries,

ITS A NEW WEEK BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.I HOPE YOU ARE WELL.

So, this is how I would love this post to go-Like- When H&M asked me to style this white over sized shirt I was so excited because I knew I would do the it justice,plus its H&M asking me to do it-duuh.lol. I figured I would add some pop of color so I passed by the store and got me some pink Tony Bianco heels.It was such a pleasure working with H&M to create this look…………HAHAHAHA people the above paragraph contains my dreams y”all. My dreams are valid right? MY H&M DREAMS i call them. I hope some day I get to work with such amazing brands.

Tell you what!- the truth is I thrift-ed the shirt for only 20Ksh(under 1$)can you believe that?????. Ideally it can pass for a shirt dress but I preferred to style it with black legging just to make it practical to wear in these Nairobi streets. However when I travel to the coast i would wear it with short shorts-oh I cant wait. I love how big the shirt is,how white it is and just the whole idea of white men’s shirts-that is my current obsession.Im seriously glued to monochromatic look im not sure what do do about it. Ways of styling this shirt are endless.

The shocker is I thrift-ed the shoes too. Next time I wear them Ill reveal from where and for how much for now,enjoy the look.

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Thoughts on this look? what do you think about this trend?-the shirt dress trend? Talk to me.I LOVE YOU GUYS FOR YOUR CONSTANT SUPPORT.

PHOTO CREDITS;-NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR;-MR.MACHANGE

LETS MAKE THIS WEEK COUNT.

KEEP SAFE.

BELLA.

MAPENZI TELE(LOTS OF LOVE)

THRIFT GIFTS*HAPPY NEW MONTH

HAPPY NEW MONTH BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.

Hey Berries,

Can you believe its July already Oh God is so faithfull. How do I begin to thank him for all he has done and continues to do?. We are beginning the other half of the year and I wish you the very best. This is the first outfit post of this month.HURRAY

I jotted something down the other day like I always do when I feel overwhelmed, allow me to share-“My dreams are “over-sized” am still working towards fitting in them, pure and white as they may seem Im forced to tread a path with  struggle and darkness. Its never Rosy in life, though at times it is. Lately iv been feeling a little overwhelmed with a few things here and there, trying to transition from one stage of life to another and all. But one thing for sure is LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL and a little time taken off to enjoy the little pleasures re-energizes us. Beauty of life depends on the your  realities and your truths.” These are things I write and reffer to, why I do this im yet to know.ANYWHO…

For the this new half of the year I continue on this journey to enjoy life, be vulnerable,to learn, curate, create, heal, inspire, build and restore.

Today’s look features an all white ensemble with an over-sized blazer?trench. I was a little torn on posting this look until Linda kinda gave me the green light to post it (Hey Linda) I thrift-ed everything on this look talk of THRIFT GIFTS.Lately iv been drawn towards all white ensembles so bear with me. These ripped jeans are DIY material and iv had them for over 2years. The shirt is another one of the several white men’s shirts I have been adding to my wardrobe lately.Ifeel mes shirts have a better quality and fit well. This look is perfect when you want to go casual, simple yet making a statement.This look comes in handy as well since its a little cold on this side of life.

Thoughts on this look?

DETAILS;-

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Hahaha my Crazy poses…

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What would you like to see on the blog this month? Would you like to collborate with me?(im looking to collaborate more)-Drop me an email at bellaversion@gmail.com

Thank you for always finding time to read this blog, to comment, to like and to share. YOUR SUPPORT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME.

PHOTO CREDITS;NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR;MR MACHANGE

HAPPY NEW MONTH ONCE MORE.

BELLA.

MAPENZI TELE(LOTS OF LOVE).

STAY SAFE.

BLOGGERS CHALLENGE;WINTER WORK WEAR

Hey Berries,

I hope everyone is doing well. Every month my fellow bloggers who are amazing beautiful ladies and I come together to collaborate and have a challenge. So this month we decided on what we called THE WINTER WORK WEAR. Its really cold on this side of life(Nairobi) so the “winter wear” really comes in handy.

I loved this because it helped me get to show you how I dress (ok half the time lol) when I go to work. Im in the Legal profession so suiting up is essential.For this look I went for the colors that are “acceptable”…the blacks and the whites. Moreso I love monochrome. Layering was not an option because of the cold. To break the matchy-matchy sort of feel I sneaked in some nude heels and clutch.

Thoughts on this look?

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Here are my fellow bloggers;-

PRISSY(bae) OF GOOFPRINCESS

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CINDY AND KIMBERLY-RESPECTIVELY OF STYLE BUDS

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NESSY OF PRETTY IN MY SKIN

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Your thoughts on this month’s challenge?

Drop a comment and lets have a chat.

I wish you all a blessed week.STAY SAFE.

PHOTO CREDITS; NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR;MR MACHANGE

BELLA.

MAPENZI TELE(LOTS OF LOVE)

The Skater Called…I answered!

Hey Berries,

ITS FRI-YAAAAAAY!
How is everyone doing? Foreal Thank God we are healthy and alive. I caught you right? You thought I was going to say Thank God its Friday.
DISCLAIMER;-THIS IS NAIROBI.I DO NOT AND CAN NOT WALK IN SUCH in some parts of town during the day or even at night. To be quite honest if it was upto me I would wear such short skirts and shorts anytime I felt like it. However, I accept that Nairobi is not that town darling. But on the flipside I love to dress up while going out with friends, many ladies do.
This is my very first party-outfit post and I can guarantee it won’t the last one. Ill try and sneak in a few party looks anytime I can. At times such looks can double up as date night looks.
Speaking of this, reminds me of the inadequacies. When that cellulite keeps popping, when the black spots and stretch marks wont just let you be. Honey do me a favour please(insert accent) Ignore all,dress up and go have yourself a good time.
So for this look I paired a colorful checked shirt and this girly and flirty skater skirts. To be practical I slipped in blue minimal heeled sandals. Believe me you can rock these the whole night they are super comfortable. When stepping out comfort, personality, style and elegance is what one looks out for true?
Here is the look.
Enjoy.

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Thoughts? How do you rock your skater skirt? what is your ideal night out outfit?
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND.
STAY SAFE.

PHOTO CREDITS;NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

CREATIVE DIRECTOR;MR.MACHANGE

BELLA.

MAPENZI TELE.

CAMO BECAUSE JOSE TAUGHT ME

Hey Berries,

Its Wednesday already, OLA! HAPPY HUMP DAY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. Hold up, today is going to be fun because I COLLABORATED WITH JOSE YSIDA. AMAZING HUH? OH YES.

Jose and I have been working on a collaboration for a while now, but due to work n different time schedules we had to hold on. If you haven’t been to Jose’s blog ECLECTIC FASHIONIST , darling you are missing out on lots of life…yes style life. I love Jose’s style because its not limited. His versatility even beats my understanding, its hands down the sickest of all.Jose is the KING OF STYLE-VITAE.

So the task was to recreate one of Jose’s looks. MY oh My! you can imagine the dilemma. However, since I never restrict my source of style I took up the task. He is so good you wonder how im to match up. So what I did I picked out items he has and I have and-combined them together to recreate a whole different look but all pieces are inspired by him (Jose I hope you like). Thats the twist…but fist meet Jose…and spot the pieces I picked from him…

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This first one I picket the Camo Jacket.
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This second one I picked the Gum shoes(But mine are in white)
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I hope by this time you understand where I get the love for my black hat from…Jose ofcourse…
So this is what I came up with…..
Yours Tully,
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Your thoughts?
Would you rock any camo?combat outfit? if yes how? if no why not?
Thanks for reading and thank you for your kind words, constructive criticism and support.It means the world to me.
HAPPY HUMP DAY once again.
PHOTO CREDITS;-NGASH SAGE PHOTOGRAPHY
CREATIVE DIRECTOR;-MR.BB MACHANGE
STAY SAFE
BELLA
MAPENZI TELE.

MONO WITH A HINT OF RED

Hey Berries,

How was your weekend? Mine was amazing…I thank God. With time I have learn t to appreciate the small things that before I took for granted.

Today I want to do two things; one is to just give you a little encouragement and two to share with you my monochrome madness.

I know at times all seems hard, I have not seen it all but I encourage you to just keep pushing. I may not be able to get very personal but Ill share with you why I say this. I cant count how many times I have fallen with this blog, neither im I able to tell you how many times I tried to pick up and it still did not work as planned. I do not mean to preach, but do hang on do pray,do not give up(this applies to you and me too). In case you have tired like a million times and you decided to give up but you have read this, Kindly go try one more time if you fail then make a decision after…but please give whatever you are working on and you love JUST ONE MORE TRY.

WELL okay enough with that.LETS KILL THIS LOOK…WARNING!SERIOUS SLAYAGE IS ABOUT TO TAKE PLACE (hahahah I play too much?NO!)

Okay for today’s look I was inspired by JT of LehauteStyle.com If you do not know her check out her blog she is fab.THIS LOOK GOT ME FEELING GOLDEN DELICIOUS! I paired a white shirt and some ripped pants and threw in a red blazer just to give it that personal touch.More-so I love colour.To crown it all I wore the super high red bottomed platforms iv owned for i think over two years.Thoughts?

Today you also get to meet my very talented, dedicated, fun and professional photographer. Hey people meet Ngash. Seriously how cool is he? THANK YOU Ngash, You are the very best.

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Here are more pics. Enjoy.

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Would you do black and white ensembles? What colour would you throw in to give it a personal feel? chime in.

KEEP SAFE AND BLESSED WEEK FAM

BELLA.

MAPENZI TELE.

HOME-MADE DEEP CONDITIONER(4cHair Talk)

Hey Berries,LETS TALK HAIR.

I must admit blogging about hair is not my thing, because its majorly trial and error. However I feel its selfish of me not to share with you some of the things I do with or to my hair. Like did you know I do crotchet my hair and even others? Did you know that I am currently wearing a wig I made as a DIY project? Look out for next weeks post to see the wig and more.

For this post id like to share with you my homemade-deep conditioner. I do swear by this deep conditioner no error here its perfect. It left my hair with an amazing shine, softness and it also smelt so nice.

My apologies for the picture, I just took it with my phone and I didn’t know I would have to use it on the blog. Next time ill take more pictures and better ones for sure.

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For this deep conditioner I use.

1.Honey.

2.Mayoniase

3.Banana(Optional)

4.Avocado

5.Coconut Milk.

6.Plain Yoghurt (Preferably Daima Youghurt)

All this costed me about 300Ksh thats about 3$. I keep my hair budget very small but I do my best to go for the very healthy stuff. I used this 2 and a half times. VERY POCKET FRIENDLY.

Feel free to buy any brand of your choice or size and know how to manage, you know me with Hair I keep it small.

STEPS.

1.Pour everything out in a blender.The quantity varies with your hair(I ahve lots of hair) and preference too.

2.Blend into  a thick and smooth paste.

3.Section hair.(I do 4 sections)

4.Apply from the root to the ends generously.

5.Wear a plastic cap.

Since you need to have the deep conditioner soak into the hair better you will need to seat under a dryer for about 20-30 minutes. However when times are tough(like they are once in a while) I do this.(You can do this too)

6.Boil hot water. Get a facetowel and deep into the water squeeze out excess water. Place it over your plastic cap and wear another one on top. Repeat this until you feel content.

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7.Boil hot water, pour it in bucket( I prefer bucket to basin). Then place it on a raised area, seat with the back part of your neck on the brim of the bucket so that as the steam comes up it steams your hair.Do this until you are contented.

8.Wash with cold water…with no product, you do not want to scrap nutrients off the hair. Make sure no chuncks are left in your hair.At this point the hair is smooth, shinny, coily(for some) and smells nice.

9.Dry the hair. ( i just discovered from reading online and you tube that using a t shirt is better than using a towel since the towel scraps off a lot of moisture).

10.Then moisturize and style as desire. I personally do this at night so i do twist outs and sleep in satin scarf.

AND VOILA!….THIS IS THE RESULT.

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You should deep condition at least once a week. Well I try but trust me at times I dont because my hair is usually in protective styling. I would recommend this for anyone, this deep conditioner is truly amazing.

Ask me any questions about my natural hair care and I well get back.

What do you use to deep condition? How do you do it? what products do you use? Help me and other ladies love our manes.

We will talk more about how I do a tea rinse to control shedding, how i crotchet and make wigs and so forth. Was this helpful?

For now stay fab.

KEEP SAFE.

BELLA

MAPENZI TELE.