It was a dull and cloudy Sunday afternoon. I just wanted to lie on the bed, drink some maziwa lala and watch TV when my family decided to go to the new mall along Mombasa Road, Nextgen Mall. I had to change from my Mickey Mouse overall pajamas in to something similar to “Sunday Best”. I prowled in my closet and the next thing I knew was that all my clothes were draped on the chair in my room. I think this is a struggle most ladies can relate to. Waking up in the morning and trying out ten outfits before settling on one.I wish mirrors could ย communicate which reminds me of the Snow White tale and maybe I could ask the mirror which outfit is the fairest of them all.

I then recalled I had bought this beautiful Asian Kimono and that would be my look for the family outing in the mall. I kid you not, the mirror approved of that look. I paired the kimono with some blue skinnies, white t-shirt, white bata ngoma, brown sling bag simple makeup and my kinky afro. Oh my! I was slaying. Tell me about it. My self-esteem was on steroids. When my parents saw me, the first question they posed was, “Why are you wearing a night robe seriously?” I then had to give an explanation of how this is a traditional garment worn by the Asians.

First and foremost, I would love to inform you this is not a night robe, bathing gown or pajama suit but they are almost similar though.This is a popular Asian garment and it has been one rising trend currently. They come in so many different styles to different lengths, prints and fabrics. Originally it has been seen as a silk wide sleeved robe wrapped up with a belt but it seems it has changed. Anything is a kimono. My favorite is of courseย the original kimono which is silk. It makes me feel feminine, effortless and sophisticated. If you own a long kimono; it works best when paired with shorts , skinnies, wide leg pants or short dresses. ย What I love about the kimonos ; they can also be used for cover ups especially when you are slaying that two piece in the beach. The mid lengths kimonos can be paired with basically anything of your choice. I tried pairing my kimono to give it ย a sexy, edgy, effortless, rock and roll vibe. Get some inspiration from it and remember always dress up but keep it simple.

Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

Shanniq Monicah

Gold Asian Kimono- Haossar Designs

Jewelery- Dubois

Black Metallic Dress- Thrifted (Mtindwa)

Wide leg pants-Bus station

Shoes- Bata & Heels (similar here)

Face beat- @miss_onchangwa_makup (Instagram)

Photography- Wanjiku wa Nderitu

Hair- Turning Point Salon




















  1. Brian victor

    March 11, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Nice job cuzo??โœŒ.

    1. Shanniq Monicah

      March 12, 2017 at 8:24 am

      Thanks Cousin….lots of love ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. rubyabuor

    March 11, 2017 at 7:27 am

    Love the look with the culottes ??

  3. Mugwanja vanessa

    March 11, 2017 at 7:56 am


  4. Ndirangu Ann

    March 11, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Splendid ?

  5. Lynda

    March 11, 2017 at 8:18 am

    You look so good..
    And whoever does your hair does it so well!
    Great post..xx

    1. Shanniq Monicah

      March 12, 2017 at 8:27 am

      Awwwwwww thanks babygirl…and of course yes i will tell her ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. flaviantaria

    March 11, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Finally Mama! I love it โค

    1. Shanniq Monicah

      March 12, 2017 at 8:27 am

      awwwwwww thanks babygirl ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. dennis mureithi

    March 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    i love this

  8. Vicky

    March 12, 2017 at 9:44 am

    U look beautiful

  9. Winnie maganga

    March 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Awesome sweety,super cute..โค??

    1. Shanniq Monicah

      March 14, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Thanks dear one.I am really thankful for you reading and the support ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Risper

    March 21, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    The ever beautiful Shanniq,u look very nice…u r really blessed…. May God’s favour be upon you….

    1. Shanniq Monicah

      March 23, 2017 at 7:44 am

      awwwwwwwwwwwww thank you for your beautiful words and AMEN! the Lord’s favor is within

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  12. Shanniq Muthoni

    September 21, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Thank you Amina…I am sure it looks very beautiful and I have checked the site. I love the outfits ๐Ÿ™‚

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