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Ask Lily: Best places to get affordable formal wear for a black tie event

Ask Lily: Best places to get affordable formal wear for a black tie event

Hello I recently came across your page and blog and I have found them very informative with insights on hundreds of topics. I would like to ask a question on fashion. I have a formal black tie event to attend in a couple of weeks time and I’m on a budget. I am a pear shape with big hips and I’m not too comfortable wearing figure hugging clothes.Kindly advise me on where to shop around and what is best for my figure. Thank you. Alice Photo credit: knox_x

My 5K Miracle Make-Over!

My 5K Miracle Make-Over!

I’ve always wanted a make-over, but I figured it would be way too expensive. So imagine my excitement when I got one for just 5K! It all started with the girl in Finance. She always looks so beautifully put together. At first, I’d just watch her and try to dissect her outfits. I wanted to see what it was about her clothes that worked. Then I started to give her compliments. Seriously, that girl has style! Eventually, I got brave enough to ask her how she does it. It must take serious talent to look… Continue reading →

High Class Shopping On A Middle Class Budget

High Class Shopping On A Middle Class Budget

I’m not much of a girly-girl, though I recently took an etiquette class, bought a pair of Comfit heels, and learned to use make up. I do love  shoes though. I spend hours drooling at pairs I’d never wear, mostly because if I did, I’d never walk again. So a  few weeks ago, my baby and I decided to go shopping. The plan was to get jeans, sneakers, and boots. Like all girls, I love pretty things, but like many Kenyans, I’m watching my pockets. Luckily for me, I have skills. I grew up around… Continue reading →

Runaway Mom

Runaway Mom

“There’s a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there’s a hell a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect”  Roseanne Barr  I have a confession. I hereby confess that nothing, nothing, nothing could have prepared me for being a mom. Don’t get me wrong, it has more perks than cons, but even moms need to get away from it all ….and recently I ran away from home… again. Let me explain. My brood of 3 range in age between 17 and 11. My teen daughter constantly reminds… Continue reading →

Beauty

Beauty

Don’t need you to tell am pretty to make me feel beautiful..this beauty I know, comes from inside my heart – Samantha Mumba Apart from high school where circumstances forced me to wear a skirt, and mercifully the knee length socks used to cover my legs, wearing skirts had been a no go zone for me. One mean girl was actually bold enough to label them ‘hockey sticks’ and trust me it hurt bad to hear that. As it so happens when you tell a young person that a certain part of their body is… Continue reading →

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