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This is Esther – sister style

Hi friends!

Guess who’s on my blog today?
My little sister Ess. She is very stylish and am always looking forward to seeing what she’s put together, so I decided to share her style here.

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I love how well the pieces complement each other. A simple black and white outfit gone edgy through the faux leather pants, well balanced by the leopard print flats and brought to life by the very chic coral bag that I dropped dead for (wishing it was mine).
I hope you all love this outfit as much as I do and keeps your eyes peeled for the next 😃

Bag- mr price, kenya
Shoes – bata, Kenya
Top and pants – local flee market

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Coral hand bag

Pics courtesy of my lovely sister.
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Kicking it back to basics.

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Basic white tee and a pair of blue jeans is always a classic go to outfit. I love simplicity and minimal outfits on the daily, you can practically go anywhere with these and if you are more “glam” , accessorize it and throw in some heels or boots 🙂
Simple, comfy and stylish.

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I paired my look with these cute old navy flats.

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Keep calm and stay classic.
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1st day of 2015 in style

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I loved my first day of 2015. I was lucky to have today off and had a laid back day at the lake (yes it was freezing, but I was well dressed for it -wink-)

Sweater : Forever21
necklace: Forever21
Coat: H&M
Tights: H&M

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And of course the beautiful sunset at green lake 🙂

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New years resolutions ?

I feel like the ultimate way to jinx myself is by making new years resolutions, but I will go ahead and make declarations instead (insert harry potter voice)…

– I declare to be bolder this year (my mind is filled with ideas it’s about to explode, but yet I shy away from exploring this ideas)

– I declare to be less afraid of failure (this is how we learn)

– I declare to appreciate my friends and family a little bit more than i’ve done in the past

– I declare to not live by comparison, but through expression of who I am (we are all more beautiful in and out than we think we are)

– I declare to smile a little bit more to strangers (I am that person who gives back a look of horror when a stranger smiles at me) – ode to my Nairobi up-bringing where sass was rather important lol

– And last but not least…..I declare to learn how to code (I have always wanted to since high school days – as a hobby)

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Granola recipe

Best home-made granola

I love Granola, and sometimes I can’t seem to find good granola without excessive amounts of sugar in it.

I finally got a hold of a friend’s granola recipe and it’s heaven!

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup honey

1 tsp salt

2 cups rolled wheat

1/3 cup sugar(brown or white. I prefer none)

1/3 cup fruit of choice(e.g almonds, dried cherries, dried raisins etc)

1 tbsp yogurt (flavor of choice), I love vanilla, you can also use pure vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon(optional)

3 tbsp oil

Method:

Preheat oven, 450 degrees and place baking pan/sheet in to heat for a few mins

In a large bowl mix oil, honey, yogurt/vanilla extract and sugar until they are completely mixed

In another larger bowl mix the cinnamon, salt, and oats

Then pour out the honey mixture into the oats and mix well

Then pour out the mixture evenly on the heated pan, make sure you spread the mixture out

Then bake for 15 minutes then add the almonds and turn the baking granola using a spatula

Return in oven and bake for 30 minutes

then remove and wait for it to cool down, then sprinkle dried fruits and raisins

serve with milk or however you like your granola

enjoy 😉

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