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Sonal Maherali

Fashion, Outfits

Biker chic

Its quite peculiar that we are at a winter season whilst the rest of the world are enjoying a summer full of sunshine.

Nairobi gets quite cold during this time of the year.

Going out means dressing in warm outfits to keep from being frozen.

Whilst many people opt for winter coats and sweaters, i like to pull out biker jackets to beat the cold.

Think of it like this, the biker jacket is your coat’s cooler cousin.

The thing about biker jackets is that they add an essential urban edge to an otherwise staid outfit.

Biker jackets were ubiquitous on the spring/summer 2016 catwalks, too.

They’re a great transitional piece and are key for layering with comfy knits.

Wear them with jeans, dresses, leather pants, the options are endless.

The tough girl touches are unlimited with this staple piece.

Here is a favourite suede one, and this is how i wore it.

Have a great weekend where ver you are, and if in Nairobi, keep warm & stay stylish.

Love Sonal x

 

OUTFIT DETAILS

Biker Jacket – All Saints

Knit– All Saints

Jeans – 7 for all mankind

Heels – Christian Louboutin “Pigalle Plato ”

Bag – Prada

Belt – Louis Vuitton

 

Fashion, Outfits

Camel

I love love love the colour Camel!

Its rich looking and very sophisticated, versatile and a must have for any wardrobe.

Yet, despite its versatility and rich beauty, many women struggle with how to wear camel.

For shoes, Camel coloured shoes can be paired with similar family hues such as pink, blush, nudes, neutrals and or black and whites.

I feel like camel colour brings out neutral colours beautifully and it has a kind of “expensive look” to it.

Everyone can wear camel.

The secret to wearing it well is how it is worn.

While camel worn near the face doesn’t flatter everyone, there are ways to work around it if the color washes someone out.

It’s easy to know whether or not camel is a flattering color near the face. When it works it brings a richness to one’s coloring and when it doesn’t, it can make someone look pallid and washed out.

Here’s the beauty about camel, any color can be worn with it.

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Camel is a neutral and, like black, can be worn with any shade.

I love Camel especially paired with dark green, whites and neutral shades.

I wore these gorgeous shoes in suede camel and paired them with my blush midi dress to soften my whole look for a girly night out.

Added similar tone clutch in warm beige and decided on a deep plum lip to add to the drama.

Here is my look, let me know how you wear this gorgeous colour.

Love Sonal x

 

 

OUTFIT DETAILS

Dress – Kardashian Kollaction

Shoes – Aldo

Clutch – Christian Louboutin “Riviera”

Lipstick – “Sin” MAC

Christian Loubotin, Fashion, Outfits

Stripe it out

Hey my loves,

Have you been keeping it stylish this week ?

I say, when in doubt stripe it out.

I always reach out for jeans when going for informal weekday lunches with the hubby.

My love for neutral tones is almost an obsession these days.

Ive been reaching out to earth like hues and it gives me a sense of  fuzzy warmth.

On this particular sunny afternoon, thats exactly what i chose to wear.

Basic look with a pair of jeans and a top.

To create a twist in my outfit i paired it with the perfect striped sleeveless blazer.

I love how stripes can completely transform an outfit.

Pair stripes with cool tones or even dare for bright ones.

As i said, When in doubt stripe it out!

To complete the look i opted for even edgier shoes.

My beloved “pigalles Spikes” in nude and a clutch from the very same hue, both by Christian Louboutin.

Here is the look, have a lovely week.

Love Sonal x

 

 

 

Christian Loubotin, Fashion, Mega Vamp 120mm, Outfits

Mega Vamp

Its no secret that i am an obsessed shoeholic.

When it comes to shoes my absolute favourite have to be Christian Louboutin red soles.

I do have a complete relationship with my shoes, each and every pair.

My latest love are these beautiful leather, Mega Vamp in nude, 120mm in height and very very comfortable.

They are a pair of fabulous open toe court shoes standing 120mm tall, featuring an ascending vamp that wraps around the ankle and ties with an elegant leather lace at the front.

These are very comfortable, so if you have been shying away from the pain that Louboutin shoes do bring with them, then this is your must have shoe.

Would i buy more of these in other colours? Def yes!

Mega Vamp boasts a 4″ covered heel and is made in Italy.

Here is how i wore these this weekend for a night out.

Go the extra mile in these, they’re definitely worth it!

Love Sonal x

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Fashion, Outfits

Black Track

Black slouchy jogger style trousers and a smart sequin collar blouse are all i need for those busy days running around with the kids and attending short events.

One such event took place for Mac cosmetics Kenya.

It was a informal demonstration on all things makeup making huge trends for 2016 by the very talented Marco Louis.

Observing from the makeup artists cool dress code that almost always is black all over the world, i decided to wear my all black relaxed yet cool outfit to fit in.

I learn new tricks on makeup and how highlight is all life right now.

I was pleasantly surprised by the goodies in the goodie bag that i loved!

Thank you MAC.

Heres my look, hope you like it.

Love Sonal x

 

OUTFIT DETAILS

Blouse – Label Ritu Kumar

Trousers – Label Ritu Kumar

Shoes – Steve Madden

Bag- Chanel Double flap classic

Bracelet

 

 

Christian Loubotin lady peep 160mm.Prada Nappa cameo. Accessorize necklace., Fashion, Outfits

Roar

Ever been intimidated to wear anything Leopard print?

Don’t be.

Wearing Leopard print can be bold but fun and sexy.

It all depends how you wear it.

Don’t go all out leopard print, you don’t want to scare anyone out there with your hunting skills…

Wear and embrace this print with class and a bit of edge, make it look sexy yet stylish and elegant.

I love this print on shoes and bags mostly.

I find it spices up your look. As this print is quite bold make sure your outfit is subtle.

It brings out the fierce side of me and who doesn’t like a night out feeling very powerful.

Have fun with it and strut that amazing leopard like walk!

Love Sonal x

 

 

Outfit Details

Black Top – Zara

Black cigarette pants – Mango

Shoes – Lady peep 160mm

Bag – Christian Louboutin Paloma Bag (small)

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion, Outfits

Fiery

Want to go to a fashion exhibition and don’t know what to wear?

Such an event took place here in Nairobi this weekend.

The famous “Divalicious” fashion exhibition, where indian and local designers came together to showcase their amazing designs, pre’t and couture.

There is so much to choose from and the designs simply breathtaking.

If you are on the hunt for formal, causal or any last minute indian wedding attire, then this is the event to go to.

Since its an exhibition and you will be walking around socialising and shopping, an outfit that you are comfortable in is a must.

It gets hot at the venue with so many fashion lovers and exhibitors storming in and out, so an outfit that is breathable and light would be ideal.

Let not forget the shoes! Wear comfortable flats or a shoe that has a block or wedge heel.

I chose to dress in a fiery orange yellow bandhni print trouser suit that was light, fashionable and comfortable.

I paired this with tan block heels and a bag in a contrast colour to complete the look.

I kept accessories to minimal as the colour of this outfit is all i wanted focus on.

I love casual cool outfits like this. Its a no brainer and almost anyone can carry it beautifully.

What i really like are the structured pants that hit the ankle and in my case i find flatter me most.

My friends and i had lunch at an Italian restaurant within the venue and then we were set to shop.

Where were you this weekend? Wherever you were i hope you kept it classy and cool!

Here is my look.

Love…x

 

 

OUTFIT DETAILS

Trouser suit – LABEL by Ritu Kumar

Shoes – Aldo

Bag – Alma by Louis Vuitton

Sunglasses – Ray-Ban