I’m referring to my heels… obviously! I’m sure you’ve seen how I like my men 😉.
I work in the CBD. Aside from the insane convenience of being able to knock off most of your weekend errands over lunch during the week, there’s a down side… the side walks aren’t kind to the heels 😩. My wearable heels are down a cool 50%. Serious stuff.
So, since I’m not giving up heels, I’m just switching to chunky heels. They just last longer for day to day use, right?
Here are two recent additions that I love love 😍!
Outfit deets below.
*this child won’t let me prosper 😐
Top & Jacket: Thrift
Tights: Mr Price
Shoes: @shoerackkenya (IG)
Hair: @jaelhairlicious (IG)
Chain: Mr Price
Top: @max_style_min_effort (IG)
Skirt: @vogue.empire (IG)
P.S… I own other hand bags, promise. This was just a coincidence 😁
Happy 2017 great people!! ‘Tis the season to get your ass back to work.
Still have that ‘December break’ hangover but I feel my brain slowly kick starting. Flashbacks of partying like teenagers and DIY projects with baby daddy… cuddling, play time and chilling with my bunny still on my mind. Ah family is everything!
Now any mummy will tell you how much they dread this break cause the nanny’s gone and hurricane ‘the kids’ sweeps by your house everyday, without fail. That was me, December 2015, clueless with a 4 month old baby and a whirlwind of emotions Lawd. But alas, this year I was delivered from this terror by my nanny who decided not to travel home for the holidays (hashtag blessed).
So you know what we got to do cause I wasn’t drowning in chores? We played dress up… Birthday parties, family lunch, even grocery shopping… I took every opportunity 😁! And here’s bunny’s OOTD debut on the blog… I’m biased, but so much slay, right????
I can’t wait for her to be able to pick out her own (ridiculous) outfits 😅!
Gone are the days when my fashion decisions were governed by how quickly I could pop a boob out to feed the kiddo. When shame was nothing and my tittays were on display. When I’d look at cute clothes without buttons or zips with longing. Gone are the days! Can I get an amen?
My bunny has somewhat become one of my accessories… like that handbag you carry (almost) everywhere. I just love dressing her up in cute stuff and watching her reactions to new places. The random things that excite her… grass, birds in the sky, all the cutlery on the table… she just wants to eat ALL these things!
So we’ve learned to push all cutlery to the opposite side of the table and put all food further than (her) arms length. It comes naturally now. It’s the same with dressing up for an afternoon out with her… there are DON’Ts that I (try to) live by. It’s important to stay cute but functional when you have a little terrorist on your hip.
My tips go something like this:
- Jewellery: Studs are best. Little terrorists tug, pull and eat all hanging objects. If the studs are super shiny, they’ll try eat those too. The same applies to chains (chokers are best) and arm candy.
- Hair: Keep it up…or back. Embrace buns and and corn rows. My bunny has eaten way too many of my braids, which is what she was about to do below. That’s an example of a day I got so many things wrong… the pig tails, the earrings, sunnies where she can grab them! * now here I was a little smarter 🙂
- Clothes: The less embellished, the better. I have this sequin jumper that baby girl goes to town on. I’m sure I’ve lost a sequin or two to her. She also took out a stud on my tee with her (4 little) teeth. Oh and be prepared for lots of saliva and possibly food stains.
- Shoes: Needless to say, keep it comfy. My New Balance trainers are my staples. BUT every now and then, just throw on those heels and feel yourself. Here the heels were tiring but worth it… felt all kinds of yummy! The neck piece though…. blunder!
- Lippie: I rarely go out without lippie so if you’re anything like me, just try and keep it matte so you don’t have to hold off on them kisses!
There you go! Don’t leave the kiddo at home :)! Stay cute
Needless to say, I would have been thrilled whether I had a boy or a girl. But I had a girl. The cutest damn girl in the world. And she inspired a new hobby… or rather a different version of an old hobby. DIY.
Isn’t Pinterest one of the best places to be on the world wide web? So I’ve been scouring for tiny, none time consuming projects I can do for my bunny. All of my searches included ‘no sew’. For my first little project I made her a headband that only required an old t shirt (S/O to baby daddy for the donation) and a pair of scissors 😆!
Cut 2 one inch thick strips (across the t shirt)
Tug the ends of each strip
Make a *celtic knot (*see below)
Now, I try not to take it personally but my ‘hard’ work pretty much went to waste. Anything she can take off her head…she WILL, sigh. But at least I got one pic 😆
And the rest of the t shirt? Well…. I guess it’s yours now.
Past experience didn’t stop me! I made another one!! This time it was cause I was gifted a glue gun (yaaaaas baby daddy). And I had to try it out… With my favourite muse… and a little scrap fabric from a tee I decided to crop.
Folks, I WILL learn how to make something other than toto headbands… but my muse *may (*probably will) remain the same though 🙂
The business of clothes I mean. I’m 4 and a half months post partum and boy does it feel good to be wearing pretty clothes again! Still a few bumps here and there so I can’t fit into everything yet but… progress.
First allow me to salute the mummies out there juggling families and careers AND still keeping it cute. That shit ain’t easy. Nobody walks out of the hospital looking like Kate Middleton except Kate Middleton! She didn’t wake up like dis… nah ah. People are paid good money to make that happen. So just for today, the mummies I’m saluting are the regular girls staying cute.
Ok back to why we’re here. In my previous post I told y’all I’m in crisis. Well I’m still finding my footing but I have one new obsession. Milking my (kinda) statement pieces. Yes yes, girls have been doing this for ages, I know.
I mean like this amazing dress/jacket. Worn with the same shoes but still totally different looks. I wore it as a dress to a wedding and as a jacket to Christmas lunch and I love it both ways. AND there’s still at least a couple more ways to wear it. It’s just so classy.
I’ll be sure to feature the more casual version soon.
When I started this blog it was more so that I could have a fashion diary of sorts… pictures of my style and its evolution. And so far that’s what it has been. But now, 2 months postpartum I find myself with nothing to post. All I wear are button down tops and shirts… loose fitting tees… leggings… Nothing cool or fashion forward about that. My days are filled indoors with an assortment of this and onesies… cause my princess is too small for all the super cute outfits at Baby Shop.
So I fill the empty fashion hole in my heart with old episodes of Project Runway (it’s one of my favourite shows) and an Instagram (@misstiramisu) timeline of local and international fashion bloggers. Not the most exciting time for a clothes lover such as myself :(.
The other day while princess slumbered (good times 😉 ) I decided to rummage through my 2 trash bags of pre-bump clothes (had to make space in my closet for clothes that stretched as far as my bump) and I realised I don’t really like most of that stuff. It’s like in the few months I couldn’t wear it, it became more of an out of sight out of mind rather than absence makes the heart grow fonder thing.
Now I have 2 options… no, 3. Get a brand new wardrobe (very unlikely…unless you’re offering beautiful, free shit), alter as many pieces as I can ooor just deal and learn to love them again. This is the crisis. Maybe it’s time for a style evolution. But evolve to what or who? I have a month to decide. The prospect is exciting though.
So my princess arrived… and in the words of every mummy, she’s perfect lol. As an added bonus, I can touch my toes AND get out of bed in one swift movement \o/! I’m a lucky lucky girl!
As a ‘goodbye’ to that part of the journey, I’m sharing the last of my bump outfits. This was month 9… you know, before I became barely mobile. And as the name suggests, the dressing-up struggle was oh so real. The pants roll down, the skirts get too tight and the dresses are just begging to burst open! Like I said in my previous post, I didn’t buy any maternity clothes, so this was me pushing what I had to the limit!
Oh I decided not to filter these… real me… really pregnant me 😀
There you go… the last of the bump style. Can’t wait to get back to pre-preggers Tiramisu style!
Picking an outfit to wear can be hard enough… now try doing it with a big round bump smack in the middle of your body (the part you’re used to being the skinniest might I add)… that’s called a challenge. At 5″3, it doesn’t take much for me to look like a little ball-like person, okay? Then they throw in the fact that I have to wear flats (I miss my sweet heels 😦 )!
We’ve seen preggers celebs killing it on red carpet (Blake Lively…seriously wtf?)… And then there’s anomalies like Kourtney Kardashian who should probably stay pregnant all her life. Who’s that short and looks that damn good pregnant?!
I’ll tell you this… it ain’t cute everyday BUT it can be fun. It’s different… I mean, you get to flaunt a big belly and it’s okay lol.
I work for an advertising agency so a tee and jeans qualify as work clothes… small mercies! They don’t make very many, bump-friendly, pretty official clothes by the way. Ok, truth is I haven’t looked that hard. BTW I don’t own any maternity clothes… I just wear my loose fitting and stretch pre-bump stuff, and been getting some pieces that are a size up from my usual.
Anyway, so here’s a little from this and last week…. work and weekend. Just clocked 8 months :). Mostly casual with print. Comfort really is key. Now more than ever.
All out colourful print…
Texture meets print…
And then stripes… I love black and white stripes…
Remember, being preggers isn’t an excuse to let yourself go… werk bitch.
I don’t think I’m doing badly 😉 …
Concrete jungle… Well not like Jay Z and Alicia’s…. Meets fashion.
It’s a (different) kind of hard and soft so naturally, i love it. You take something as feminine as a corset belt, a tight ass dress or a leopard print skirt and use buildings, roads and bridges as a back drop, you get what we have here… The product of me and miss J.Mwai’s trip through our sweet streets on a very hot afternoon.
Dress: Ken’s Collection
Chain: Mr Price
Belt & earrings: Gifts
Shoes: Bought from a colleague
Bag: A random lady in Hurlingham
Shirt, Sunnies & Shoes: Toi
Skirt: Ken’s Collection
Bow tie & Earrings: Gifts
(Brian Atwood says the sex is in the heel… I agree)
Top & skirt: Ken’s Collection
Belt & Sunnies: Toi
Shoes: Bought through a friend
Cocktail ring: Gift
Stuck to pencil silouhettes cause I love how feminine and ’50s mad men’ it is. Think Marilyn, Christina Hendricks character on mad men or Kim these days. Yes yes I’ll be praying on them curves till i grow up 😉
*Amazing photography by J.Mwai ( www.facebook.com/j.mwaiphotography )