Life has been busy these days – working and travelling full time, spending quality time with my daughter on her long summer holiday, and still leaving space for family, friends and me-time. I admit that I do get a bit anxious and overwhelmed at times. And even when I try to sleep in or rest, my mind just gets caught up in all the things that I need to do. Maybe I set too high expectations of myself, which is both good and bad, because I do not think I would have made it this far in my career without setting goals and high standards for almost everything I do. On a good day, I will have a quick morning run to pump me up for the day, also a dress like this will almost instantly lift my spirits, cheer me up and make me look super fashionable, even when I am not trying so hard.
It’s no secret that I love to wear color and bold prints. Finding a color that works with your skin tone should not be a challenge. Here is my simple rule, If you have a warm undertone, golden colors, yellows and peachy tones will compliment you. If your skin tone is cool, pinks, purples, blues and blush will work best for you. People with a neutral skin tone generally look good in most shades. But to be honest, as much as I follow these rules, I think that people of color generally can get away with almost any color. And if I like a colour I just go for it.
Knowing me, you know I love my heels; however, in this case, I picked a pair of flats that I believe are the perfect addition to this dress. The mock bead-work has a sweet splash of color that works so beautifully. The accessories are by a Kenyan designer whose pieces are intricately made with precious stones; a true statement piece for any fashion lover. Charles and I had to be a little extra and shot these images in the wild.
Dress – custom – fabric from Memsaab in Westlands
Shoes from Bata Kenya
Bangle and Earrings from – Poetic Trends Jewelry
Photography by Charles Ngomo