what’s in my bag/in-flight essentials 2017

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Hi,

For my first post, let’s talk about flights. In a few days, I will be heading to Hong Kong, where I will be studying for a few months. I’m super excited for the experience, not necessarily the twenty-hour flight. My carry-on bag is from Target, and it’s a special kind of bag that is splash-proof and prevents people from stealing information from the credit cards inside. I found this for under $50, but it’s well-worth the price, and it holds literally everything that I need.

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Next, we have my essential essentials. I just bought this cute wallet from Target for around $15. It is very roomy and I love that my phone even fits inside one of the pockets! I have my inhaler, Apple headphones (which I found in a moving box in my basement), a wall charger, my portable charger, and three tinted lip balms.

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Straight outta New York.

Dear readers,

We just wrapped up New York fashion week!!! Here are my favorite looks and why they amuse me.

Barbara Fialho in Zac Posen.

Zac never disappoints, whether it’s the Oscars, Emmys or fashion week everyone is on the look out for his designs. I love this piece simply because I feel like Zac transports me back to a time where fashion was different while reminding me that this is still 2017. Sometimes it’s nice to reflect and bring back.

Do you follow Kim Kardashian on Instagram? Did your jaw drop like mine did when this picture dropped? Yes!!! I love an outfit that excudes confidence and power like this one did. Kim is known for her bold fashion choices, this was very Kim, I know for a fact that if your not dressed to fit your personality then your not dressed. Props to Kim K for being Kim K!

Ashley Graham sending some nude shades our way, make up being Fenty beauty by Rihanna!!!! Ashley is one of my favorite models, plus size is beautiful ladies and Ashley is showing that to us, time and time again! She did the cat walk for Micheal Kors, do go see all this on my Instagram linked below. Go Ashley 😘

Bella Thorne! Its fashion! And I love everything that defies normal, Bella is doing just that as always and it makes me so happy! Who walks down the street in that? Fashion is not about rules, be extra! She has inspired me beyond words and she has started a revolution! Watch out I’m about to be extra!

Hailey Baldwin was the perfect model for the Adidas campaign. Adidas is my favorite sports brand and it made me so happy that sports wear is claiming its place in the fashion world and in fashion week. It makes me so happy that I’m having an entire sports edition featuring this guy … he is one of my favorite male models and I cannot wait to work with him.

Well guys, I think I’m done, I hope you saw symbolism in every outfit like I did! Be yourself and thrive at that!

If you want any of the above outfits, follow the designers on Instagram and click the link on their bio.

Till next week,

     -Xoxo, Kiki.

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Song of the blog: Phresh out the runway Rihanna 

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Me time

Dear readers,

We all have crazy lives, we all have a bunch of things we do everyday that give us anxiety, stress or just make us down right tired.

It’s very important to have time for your self and unwind, just take a breather and relax, there is a boat load of ideas I have to help you unwind after a long day of school or work, but here are a few of my favorites:

This picture is from Miss Sofia on we heart it.

Get physical💪
Exercise is undoubtedly an incredible way to unwind, it makes for a great night’s sleep and it is perfect stress relief! But hey I get it, some of you don’t want to come home from a tiring day to do more tiring things but if it scares you so much, try some yoga instead.
Music🎶

This is definitely my personal favorite. Simply laying down with head phones on and your head up in the clouds. I find this so relaxing, I tend to listen to music as I go about my daily duties, but I do appreciate spending time with my playlist and letting my brain float.

Reading📚

Because reading is enjoyable and fundamental.

I love reading, a person who reads lives 1000 lives, it’s nice to slip away and live in a different world for a little bit. So disappear with your favorite book, not only is it great for the brain but it’s an enjoyable practice.

Binge watch your favorite series📺

I personally love the 100, but we all have that one television series that we love! Watch till your eyes fall out! Invite your boys/girls over and order a pizza! Hey, the lazy sky is the limit!

Go to a cafè or restaurant 

Nothing fancy! Dress nice and comfortable, look abit cute just to give yourself a feel good! Get a croissant, do some writing whatever suits your fancy! 

And this is where I talk fashion. Honey, comfort never looked so cute!

Your favorite sweater and your favorite pair of jeans! Add a thin chocker and cute earrings as accessories add a glossy red lip! Easy peasy!!! 
But do remember not to fear uncomfortable days, those are the days we find ourselves. 

          Xoxo, Kiki💋

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I think you know this by now but I still must say, my photographer is Joseph Kinyoda… Instagram @josephkinyoda do follow him.

Thank you to Gisela for gifting me this chocker which is one of my obsessions💖

Mum, thanks for giving me something to write about. 

And to all my readers. THANK YOU!!!

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I get it.

Dear readers,

Well I’ve not lived very long, 14 years to be precise. So I don’t know much. I haven’t been through enough to say, but I know for sure that high school has undoubtedly been more difficult than any other phase of my life thus far. 

Losing friends happens to every ‘high schooler’ on the planet and the thing is it’s not just losing a friend by no communication or by just gradually growing distant. It’s always painful, it’s always ugly and it makes us sometimes feel like bad people, it’s not just friends we lose but a lot more. Sometimes I feel like the hardest part about losing someone who was once a friend is having to see them every day. Have you ever felt like that? It’s sad to say that in life, friends hurt me more than everyone else ever could. 

In high school, do you ever feel like your being watched? And that you must do everything right? If you slip up once, everyone hates you and it’s never that big a deal, but everybody is against you, and all you did was slip up once. It’s almost hard to be human.

Assumptions are so very hard to deal with “I did not say that” I’ve had alot of people talk to me about that. It’s too much, and it happens all over the globe my message today is, we as people cannot listen to a third of a conversation and assume that we heard the whole thing. If your not sure what someone may or may not have said about you, ask … It’s not fair to make people feel inferior to you, to make them feel bad, you do not have to be mean, as a reader of my blog I want you to know that no matter who you are or what you’ve done you are a human being and all human beings deserve love, deserve to be treated like the beautiful people that they are.  

Talk don’t yell, understand don’t jump to conclusions, ask don’t assume, love don’t hate.

My point is that many people who are in high school undergo the same things, same scenarios, even worse. But the sad truth is that your probably going to leave high school and have it bad in college, university and so on. I know you’ve heard that before and it is true but just because life is difficult all the time does not mean your problems now are not important. 

In high school and just in life sometimes, people begin to hate you for reasons you will never understand or for something they believe is true, but not everyone will like you. We just need to accept that. 

Don’t allow yourself to be blamed for something you know you did not do. Just dust off and keep walking. 

Be brave little one.

It’s okay to feel bad, but don’t let it break you. Don’t let what other people say define or bother you, no matter how hard it is. It’s only for a little while. Focus on being the best version of yourself you can be, focus on what’s important to you and what makes you happy, focus on what is working out for you, focus on the few people that care about you. And remember to love regardless of what anyone does to you. You do get what you give back. 

It is fine to walk away. Its ok to leave poisonous people, you are allowed to say no without explaining why. You can quit something if you dont really love it you are allowed to start over with someone new you are allowed to fail and try again.

And it’s alright  to not be friends with someone ok? Do not keep someone you think is toxic. It’s hard but all the better choices are hard. Make like Elsa and let it go if it’s bad for you. You do not have to feel bad about it.

 So how about we all just show some love, peace unity and R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (You know the Aretha Franklin song?!)

The hoodie I’m wearing is from Dashiki Pride. It is beautiful and comfortable just enough to make you stand out. 

P.S. You are worth so much.

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 -Xoxo,  Kiki

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Hope you liked this blog post give it a like if you did! And leave me a comment telling me your thoughts.

Thank you to my photographer Joseph Kinyoda go find his you tube.

Thank you to my readers.

Oh Samiha, Gemma and Tana. 3 of the most important people to me. Thank you❤

MY READERS! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

Song of the blog: Human by Rag n Bone 

See you next Wednesday! Ciao.

This princess wears T-shirts.

Dear readers,

Here’s the thing with the world today, we as girls and ladies are forced to stick to a certain way of dressing, forced to present ourselves in a certain way, and just meet an expectation set by social standards. Not just for females but for males as well. I have seen this among families in Africa and probably all around the world, this, in fact is not a problem of today’s day and age, because it quite frankly has become alot better in the past couple years, but it has been around for a while. 

But here’s the thing, you don’t have to wear an item because the Kardashians are wearing it. You don’t have to support an ideology because your friends are supporting it and you do not have to conform to something because your parents, peers, leaders or celebrities say you should. Now, respect is very important, do not get me wrong, but I like to say that style is a reflection of your personality, clothing is expressive.

It is important to be respectful however, whether to your parents or to a different culture as much as we stay true to ourselves.

Wear what has a significance to you and your values and what you believe in. Wear what makes you comfortable, not what everyone would rather see you wear. At the end of the day you need to make yourself happy, not make other people happy.

For this blog post, I wore something I found in the Mr.Price men’s section. I do not know what it would be on a guy so if you are a guy and you know, leave a comment below.

This one is for when your in a girly, sexy but boyish and relaxed mood. Because humans are indecisive. Paired with my favorite bracelts and a wrap scarf. You can find some of these on Amazon or at your favorite clothing store.

Who says girls can’t rock things out of the men’s section?

Readers, fashion is about rules, style is about you.

 So I’ve gone on and on with this ‘dress for you’ mumbo jumbo, but what is my look this week signifying? Well… I guess I want to break the cliche that is ‘you can’t look cool if your in a dress!’ And yes I am fully aware I have not established whether or not this item is a dress, but I will call it a dress.

Girls love to say how they are so cool so they hate dresses. But girls, you can create the ‘cool and comfortable’ look with a one piece item.

And note that, you don’t have to wear a type of clothing to prove to people that you are something you know deep down, that you are not. Stay true to who you are.

 So girls and boys, wander off into a different clothing store, a different section, or dye your hair a different color!!! Whatever makes you happy. Do not hold back. 

   Till next week

               -Xoxo, Kiki

Okay so I promised I would reveal why I did not wear shoes in my previous blog post. So Joseph, my photographer, and I were walking to the location for the photo shoot. When we got there my shoe snapped, so he put my shoes in his bag and I went down the stony street bare foot (as if my extremely long skirt and flower crown weren’t distracting enough) 😂😂😂😭😭😭

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Song of the blog: Sit still look pretty, Daya.

I am thankful to my photographer, Joseph Kinyoda for doing a fantastic job @josephkinyoda on Instagram.

I am @Tatiana.kiara 

Lastly, thank you for submitting your QandA questions, continue to do so I’ll answer them soon.

Mother nature lives in the city.

Dear readers,🌹

Within you there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat to anytime and be yourself.

Allow your self to walk amidst the birds and under a canopy, let your mind be open and your heart be vulnerable to your thoughts.

You see, we dont all have to be spiritual. Sometimes laying under trees and walking bare foot on the earth is the most spiritual you could do. It’s about allowing your soul, mind and body to cleanse.

Because I am in high school, travelling to a place where I am completely surrounded by nature is very difficult, and for those of us who live in the city finding such a place is also not the easiest thing to do, due to this and being consumed in our own work and personal lives, we rarely take the time to connect with mother nature and with ourselves.

I find that its the little place in the neighborhood with loads of trees and where everyone has head phones in and are running as a work out. Where moms are pushing around little babies in strollers and women walk their dogs, gardeners trim hedges and plant grass, that is my peaceful place. We tend to believe that mother nature lays deep in the middle of the forest or high in the mountains, or where we go camping, but nature does exists all around us. It is the trees, the flowers, the leaves. The sun, the rain, the wind. It is the air we breathe and the soil we walk on. All I am saying is, allow yourself to clear your head, find your soul, it really is the little things, the little places.

On that little road, under the canopy created by the trees, through the bougenvillea, roses, daisies and tulips … allow yourself to feel, think and imagine. But we must be positive, we must ask but be willing to give back, this is important because we need to create peace with ourselves and with nature, your thoughts should eventually be a happy place, a healing place. Express your vulnerability but convince your self that you are strong. Allow yourself to feel sad, but know that it will not last forever. Connect with mother earth in your own little way.

I like to pay my respects to mother nature by simply appreciating what is around me as well as making the most out of what is in my reach. It makes for a happy Kiki.

Whisper to the trees, laugh with the flowers, fall in love with sunsets, consult with waters, and worship the stars at night. One hand to the heart, one hand touching mother earth.

In my look this blog post I pay my respects to mother nature, and apologize for all man kind has done. I do hope that there is still a few of us who adore her world, our world.

Skirt from: LC waikiki

Accesories: Plastic flower crown, long palette necklace.

Tip, With this look you really are allowed to experiment with your accesories, pick something of value to you and wear it.

Also … My flower crown is plastic. There is no need to destroy plants to create an accesory.

By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of a flower.

So dear readers, if you cannot travel, find your little place in a big city. Go there to lose your mind and find your soul. Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures and kill nothing but time.

Oh and remember, always take the scenic route😉

-Till next week, Xoxo Kiki.

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…. Yes I switched things up abit with how I write. I like this. Do you? Let me know by liking, following and leaving a comment below.

Any fashion related questions or any questions at all? Ask me using comment or any of my social media handles. I will answer them on a VLOG and BLOG with my partner in goodness, Gemma.

Ok must read blog!!! incidentalnaturalist.com honestly enjoyed reading the blog so much!!! So if your a human who loves to read check it out.

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CREDITS:

I swear I have the world’s most amazing photographer, a teenage content creator like myself, the skilled Joseph Kinyoda This is his instagram

/Here is my instagram.

To my readers and followers, thank you so much.

Thank you for your service.

Dear readers,

This is Tatiana Kiara blogging from a hospital bed because hospitals are boring and I’m way past my dead line with this blog!

Camo baby!!! Embracing military vibes and making them sassy. Lets jump right into this post 

Oh and remember the winner of my summer give away is in the credits below. 

I needed to make this outfit more appropriate for a 14 year old so I wore a colourful bandana as a head piece.

You can wear this outfit with a chocker and cuff earrings instead.

I strongly advise in investing in a pair of these pale blue jeans, if well fitted they can go with literally anything you can find them at your favorite clothing store.

Samiha is expressing a more conservative and comfortable yet stylish look in an over sized sweater and black leggings 

Pair these with your favorite pair of tomys and your hair up with over sized glasses and glossy lips and Voila  oh so comfortably fabulous!

love you Sam😘 Her mum makes the most amazing curry you guys!

Don’t worry, this picture makes me feel like my hair sucks too!

Gemma is flaunting this Jersey that I’m so obsessed with I love Jerseys they are so tomboy and so easy to style! 

She wears this with a colourful crop top and jeans.

You can wear your jersey with a sports top and shorts and your favorite pair of sneakers for that ‘my boy friend is on the foot ball team’ look .

Okay. Now let’s talk shoes. 

If you are a frequent reader of all things Kiki you have probably seen these shoes before 

Psssstttt yeah You!!! If you can tell what blog Kiki wore these shoes you can get an item picked from Kiki’s closet to You! Leave your answer in the comments below.

Ankle length 4 inches boots. They go with literally anything! Short skirts, skinny jeans, short jump suits, they are such a necessity. They do require a lot of practice cause girl your legs are gonna feel they are about to snap into two but for Beyonce fans… 

Pretty hurts. -pretty hurts Beyonce

I really love heels. They make me feel confident and boss, they also give the illusion that your legs are way longer and they effortlessly flex your leg muscles. 

If your not into heels then get yourself some high kneed tan boots. 

Nana and Kiki would like to thank you for reading this blog. Tell me what you think in the comments below. Did you enjoy this blog? Let me know by giving me a 👍 and be sure to tell all your friends to do so as well. 

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Special thanks to my outstanding photographer @josephkinyoda making things happen at at age 15 and ish_.z for being of great help.

Thanks to Samiha, Tana, Debbie, Natanya, Timaye and Gemma for featuring in this blog and thanks to my mom as usual.

Winner of the summer give away: Nayomi Johnson be sure to email or dm me. 

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Shout out to my cousins fantastic travel blog:

www.girlwhowanders.wordpress.com

Song of the blog: Sun comes up by James Arthur 

Till next time friends, 

Xoxo Kiki
Sneak peak? On my next blog I’ll take you through closet DIYs and affordable wardrobe necessities.