Dear Diary

Dear Readers,

  18/Nov/2017

We flew to Belgium today, we had transit in Amsterdam for an hour. Our final destination was Brussels then my uncle picked us up and it was an hour’s drive to Kemzeke which borders Netherlands, it’s so cute!!!

  20/Nov/2017

We drove to France today! A cute place called Dunkirk, it’s historic and beautiful. When we went there was barely anything open so we just walked along the board walk.

During the second world war, soldiers would wait on this beach for the British to rescue them in extremely harsh weather conditions and even used their cars as boats.

Most of Dunkirk is one way streets and all the architecture is quite similar.

After that we went to Brugge, back in Belgium… which completely took my breath away! It is a very romantic place, boat rides on a canal, swans and beautiful architecture is what I got to experience along with a Belgian waffle I stuffed my face with.

I threw a coin over this bridge, Russian superstition says it’ll bring me back here.

Different parts of Belgium serve different kinds of waffles.

The canal ride takes you past some of the oldest architecture in Belgium!

Belgium is filled with beautiful cathedrals that trace back hundreds of years.

These swans float towards the end of the canal that sits in Brugge.

I do hate to use so many photos, but there is so little my fingers could type to allow you to understand just how beautiful Brugge is.

Belgium has been beautiful thus far and I have more records and photos to share, but I would hardly be a writer if not to leave you in suspense.

More from Belgium and other parts of Europe next Wednesday.

Song of the blog: Too good to be true by RHYS

          -Xoxo, Kiki

 Special Message below.

Dear Kenyans,

We should never slaughter one another for anyone who will remain alright whether you live or die. I am not showing any political preference what so ever, I am however announcing my support for peace and the ability of one to use their rights without it being interfered with by any person from any side of political preference. I believe everyone has every right to express their opinion without blood and violence. We’re all Kenyans, not supporters, tribes, voters, non voters etc etc we are Kenyans first and always. No sweet, smart, tender, human tissue should  ever be ripped apart because we differ.

      – Lots of love, Tatiana Kiara … AKA Kiki.

         – Xoxo, Kiki. (The Kenyan)

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 Announcements:

I will from now on… BE BLOGGING TWICE A WEEK!!!! So Wednesdays and Fridays.

I apologize for not blogging last week, travelling and stuff.

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.

Hi, I’m Tatiana Kiara.

Hey everyone, welcome to this blog post. Finally! I’ve figured it out. What I want to do and why.

This started as a fashion blog, but then I went on and on reading more blogs than usual and I realized that as much as the main idea around my blog is fashion, I want readers of all things Kiki to understand who it is that they are reading, now before you think I’m about to unleash a million revelations about my life, I’m actually just going to keep things subtle. So here’s today’s topic:

Why am I a blogger? And why fashion?

Well, I was always into writing and reading as well, but I never paid much attention to it, I then started an instagram and snap chat style book for events.

So I come home from school, and I’m casually stalking people on Instagram and I went to my mum raving about all sorts of fashion and trends and she goes “write about it.”

As much as she was probably trying to get me to shut up, I created an entire plan on how I can start a blog and be a young blogger yet keep my grades up and have a social life. 

So I turned my passion for fashion and my interest in writing into all things Kiki, and that was difficult, the journey came with its own issues and still does, but keep your head up and just do it.

My main aim for the blog, and the reason I picked fashion is because, I am a very expressive person and I strongly feel like everyone should be. I believe very strongly in this generation as well, yes it comes with its own issues, but didn’t every generation? Let’s just embrace what this generation gave us by expressing our selves through fashion. So that’s the purpose of all things Kiki, to allow us to express our selves through fashion and embrace this generation where fashion has evolved like Cra-zy.

All things Kiki is also a place where people of all body types are appreciated and taken into consideration,  fashion today is mainly about the petite girl but I think it’s important to embrace diversity and celebrate curves! Mostly because I am an African based blogger and that is the standard body type in the continent,  but just cause the girls with curves are being celebrated that does not mean that just because your petite or athletic you can’t be here, the blog’s for everyone. Even boys,  sometimes. And so empowering was also a big reason I started, basically allow everybody to feel like a somebody, and we all know, when you look good, there’s this confidence to you. I want that for my readers.

I wanted to break the cliche that is young people are full of potential but can’t do anything about it yet in Africa, there aren’t many teenage bloggers, singers not even waitresses for extra cash. I want so strongly to prove that just because we are young that by no means determines what our limits are, I’m not saying you can be a 14 year old lawyer, but you don’t need a degree to be a blogger, you tuber, activist, pod caster or photographer. Just be something that is important to you, or work towards something that you love. 

Working hard for something you love is called passion, working hard for something you don’t love is called stress.

So it’s pretty simple, express, embrace, celebrate, empower, achieve.

 That’s what all things Kiki is all about.

Let me know what you think of this blog post in the comments below.

       -Xoxo Kiki.