Give it slip…


“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.”
Coco Chanel

I couldn’t agree more with the quote above, thus my post today. To start with, the dress  is as simple as they come . Not entirely sure if  to call it a slip dress but the spaghetti straps sort of makes it one. The rich beautiful color and the simple curve accentuating design makes this piece a favorite especially when looking to effortlessly  transition from  a day look to an evening look.

By a adding a coat, a nice  simple neck-piece and a pair of pumps this look would perfectly work  for official  meetings. For a more casual look  a cardigan and ballerinas makes  it an effortless chic casual outfit suitable for running errands in or grabbing that lunch with friends. For the evening outlook ,may it be something formal or something casual and the elegant sophisticated  inner girl  in you starts to nudge  this dress with  little additions is the best pick.

In order to achieve the perfect yet simple evening look, I paired the dress with a pair of sandals and threw in a shawl for a complete evening feel.  A shawl/scarf can be and should be a stylish addition to your outfit, ideal for cooler days and evenings in substitute for jackets and coats which can prove to be bulky  and tiresome at times. Wearing a shawl can really spice up the look of a simple dress or add elegance to a more formal gown. You can wrap a shawl in various different ways, giving you nearly endless fashion possibilities. For a glamorous touch add a sparkly broach to your shawl. Pin the broach on a part of the shawl where it will be visible, like the part that falls over your upper chest. I chose to drape my shawl over my arms for a less restricted yet effortless feel so as to show off the back of the dress. Have  a look,





In addition to the dressing more is required, for instance a smile and confidence which truly are the best outfit compliments and the best accessories one could ever wear. I conclude my post with two quotes to encourage and inspire every woman reading this post.


“It’s not very easy to grow up into a woman. We are always taught, almost bombarded, with ideals of what we should be at every age in our lives: “This is what you should wear at age twenty”, “That is what you must act like at age twenty-five”, “This is what you should be doing when you are seventeen.” But amidst all the many voices that bark all these orders and set all of these ideals for girls today, there lacks the voice of assurance. There is no comfort and assurance. I want to be able to say, that there are four things admirable for a woman to be, at any age! Whether you are four or forty-four or nineteen! It’s always wonderful to be elegant, it’s always fashionable to have grace, it’s always glamorous to be brave, and it’s always important to own a delectable perfume! Yes, wearing a beautiful fragrance is in style at any age!”
C. JoyBell C.
“Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.”
C. JoyBell C.



Venue- Best Western Premier, Nairobi.

Photography  done by Peter Gichuki of Black Gold productions.

Shoes- Instyle shoez.

I hope today’s post inspired you to try something different. For now thank you for visiting my blog, and until the next post I wish you all best of times.

With regards,



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