Fashion,

The Maroon Hat

Heya!

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Kenyanbelle.com is finally up and running. Words CANNOT describe how excited I am for this. And with all this excitement, comes the dreaded pressure of trying to make the first post perfect –after all, you never get a second chance to make a great first impression. So, in the spirit of wowing you all (and getting rid of first post jitters), I’ve decided to start us off with a fashion post on what is probably my most favourite item in my closet. The Maroon Hat. I had been looking for the perfect Pinterest/tumblresque hat for ages. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I suddenly saw it in town, bang in the middle of ‘Archives’. I knew I was going home with it no matter what –and I think the street vendor knew that too. He quoted KSh 600 for it and didn’t budge despite my friend, Cici, and I using all the bargaining tactics we knew. Including infamous lines like, “Eh Boss, we hadn’t even planned to shop today…” or the even more infamous move of walking away and saying you’ll find the same item somewhere else for a cheaper price, in hopes that the guy will quickly follow you, having reduced the quoted price by half. But sadly, we came back 2 hours later, after having lunch, and the street vendor still refused to lower the price; leaving me no choice but to oblige. Oh well…no regrets at all. It’s the perfect item to add a little oomph to your outfit!

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Photography by Pauline Wangari

Top – NEXT

Skirt – Atmosphere

Tights – (Old)

Bag – From a friend’s mum’s retail shop (Contact me if you’re interested in other top quality bags)

Shoes – The streets of Deira, Dubai

 

-Ivy xx

 

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Heya! I'm Wambui Mabelle. Founder of this blog. Twenty-something year old Kenyan. Lawyer by day, writer by night, foodie by weekends and muser everyday.

38 Comments

Elinor

I love this!!! ?
I love the maroon hat too! ?

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Ivy

Hey Eli!

Thank you 🙂

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Martin

Wow, congratulations!

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Ivy

Thank you Marto! 🙂

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Anita

This is really lovely 🙂

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Ivy

Thank you Anita. 🙂

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Sophia Nasimiyu

This is amazing. Proud of you girl 🙂

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Ivy

Thank you Sophie! 🙂

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Cici

Good read Ivy.
Awesome pictures! haha and yes i do like the maroon hat on you…

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Ivy

Cicibabes! Asante sana, this wouldn’t have been possible without my wonderful set director, haha! 😉

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Santi

You go gorgeous!

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Ivy

Santana Bébé! Thank you love.

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Jerome Aludo

I like the narrative. Very capturing. Congratulations

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Ivy

Thank you Jerome! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

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Linnette Muga

Really nice

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Ivy

Thank you Linnette. 🙂

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albert

? beautiful

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Ivy

Thank you Albert! 🙂

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Chol Ateng

Great start Ivy,

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Ivy

Hey Chol, thank you! 🙂

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Ivy kabutha

Congratulations ! Love , love the pieces , can’t wait for your next !

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Ivy

Thank you Ivy! Stay tuned. 🙂

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Jayoo

Slaaay mami sllaaaaayyyy

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Ivy

Haha! Thanks guurl 🙂 🙂

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flo

Lovely kick off! We will look back to this article and marvel at what “was” a natural seemingly easy start to The Best Blogger south of the sahara❤

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Ivy

Heya!
Thank you so much! Haha, I pray we do so. 🙂

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Rahab

Congratulations on your new blog….? Am sure you’ll do great all the way

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Ivy

Thank you Rahab. Haha! I hope to do so. 🙂

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Cynthia

This is amazing Ivy

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Ivy

Thank you Cynthia! 🙂

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Wangari Mwaura

Congratulations on your first post! Looking forward to keeping up with you.

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Ivy

Heya!
Thank you so much. I love your blog, I’ve been keeping up with it for the longest time. 🙂

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Ann - Michelle's mom

Awesome..looking forward to reading many more…

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Ivy

Thank you! 🙂

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Nancy Kimani

Awesome article ivy

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Ivy

Thank you Nancy 🙂

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Wa Njeri

I LIKE THAT

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Ivy

Thank you Wanjeri 🙂

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