Lounging In Basic Black

Location: Moniko’s Kitchen


“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” ― Bill Watterson


LBD, black body-con dress, formal black gown, all black everything et al. I haven’t yet met a person who doesn’t love the stretch of options this color brings to the fashion world. Be it for a night out, a cocktail party, a day in the office, or a formal event, we all have that black dress we go for when duty calls. Also, if you can add some character to yours, why not.black-body-con-dressI love several things about this dress. The fabric stretches but it’s firm at the same time, which makes its fit super amazing. Then there’s the white detail that I find so subtle yet makes a whole lot of difference to the initial LBD vibe. Actually I think that the white addition makes the dress rather formal which works for me because I probably have too many black dresses anyway. So what’s the harm in a little spruce up huh? And just like that, this decidedly formal black dress made its way to my wardrobe basics.lounging-in-basic-black-6lounging-in-basic-black-4

lounging-in-basic-blackLast Thursday, after a rather busy morning characterized by unusually crazier levels of traffic in Nairobi (the agricultural show being to blame I hear), I had the luck of discovering yet another chill spot in this beautiful city. You may have seen a few videos on my InstaStory. As you may know I am in the habit of scouring the city and its outskirts for beautiful spaces. So much so that I guess you could say love for beautiful spaces come in a close second to fashion in my world.  So when I discovered this cool spot at Valley Arcade, I was sure it was the perfect place to forget all the hustle and bustle for that day. And probably come back another day. I was ecstatic.Lounging at Monikos kitchen

black-body-con-dress-1I think this is a good time to confess that I do love my lounge time and this place did not in the least disappoint. I had such a great time at Moniko’s Kitchen. The food was amazing, drink options plenty and the Wi-Fi fast and reliable. Their wine selection is also definitely something to write home about. And the serenity and laid back ambience is all I needed to unwind after a long day. What else would a girl with a love for good food and all things elegant need? I am definitely going back there. And soon. I was able to capture a few pictures mainly in the wine lounge (they have a huge sitting space outside as well) but you take it from me, the whole place is popping and definitely worth a visit.

Hope you enjoy the pictures ! Scroll below for more and outfit details as well.

Thanks for reading and stay elegant.

Xoxo, Dottie

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I’m wearing a Missguided black body-con dress,  black Nine West studded pumps and my blue bag is from Rosedee Fashion Trends

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