Hi there. I hope your week is off to a good start. Can you believe it is August already! I can’t! The year is almost over. What happened to the days when a year felt like a lifetime? Nowadays, you blink and the time seems to zoom by! Speaking of time zooming by, last week was a busy week for me in terms of errands so it went by fast. I am mostly a home body and I tend to bunch up my errands so that in a day I can accomplish multiple things. When the errands start though, they find a way to seem never ending and before I know it, I’ve spent a few days running around. Not complaining though, I enjoy going out of the house almost as much as I enjoy staying indoors. Last week was also a cold one when it came to the weather. Sure, it doesn’t get crazy cold here in Nairobi but it has its moments. So that inspired my layered look for this week.
To achieve that warm layered look, I went with a light sweater made of mostly cotton mixed with some percentage of a fabric called viscose. According to a little research about viscose, I found out that it is also called rayon and it came about in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Back to my sweater, I love the light fabric because it means I can layer it when it is cold and it is just as wearable when the sun comes out. I don’t have to fold the sweater away during the warm time of the year, it can be styled appropriately like I did here. I also love the cold shoulder and ruffle details on it.
I layered the sweater with my black boucle jacket. Well, this post is turning out to be a little lesson about different fabrics but I certainly do not mind sharing the knowledge. I have had this jacket for the longest time but I have never known how to describe it or what to call it until now thanks to Google. Lol. I knew it was a play on tweed so that is where I started my research about the fabric. I found out that boucle is a type of yarn that curls and is heavy (explains why this little piece is so warm). I also found out that garments made using this yarn started in the 1950s thanks to designer Coco Chanel. There is a little more information here. The black color makes the jacket very versatile and I usually wear it with literally everything from jeans to dresses. The pink lining adds to its feminine feel.
On the bottom, I wore my trusty wool lined tights that can also go from cold weather to warm effortlessly. My brown booties joined the ensemble. For the accessories, I went with my nude color clutch with gold detail, my watch, a handmade beaded bracelet to add some more color and personality and pearl studs. A bright matte lip and blue nails rounded out the look.
Sometimes, I wear the outfits that I come up with for the blog for various occasions in my life and other times, I blog about combinations that I have worn first. Like this ensemble for example, I wore it to a fashion show, put up by the Kenya Fashion Awards, which Neil and I attended on Saturday night.
Photography by Neil Mitra.
I hope you have enjoyed this post. Enjoy the rest of your week and thank you so much for reading.