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Handbags New In!

HANDBAGS NEW IN!

Well it’s that time again. Yes, New Arrivals time. Amongst various trendy dresses, we have a selection of new handbags newly touched down in Kenya!

At Tique a Bou, we love handbags. Why you ask? Because they’re brilliant. They go with nearly everything, you can wear carry them on a night out or carry them to the office, and they’re durable. Most people reading this will have that favourite handbag they take everywhere. It’s been with you to work everyday for the last year, its faithfully protected your most treasured belongings, and lets be honest… it’s probably looking a little worse for wear right now!

HOBO HANDBAGS

With that in mind, we’ve searched out a few new styles of handbags, some of which you may never of heard before. Like the all new and shinning Hobo Bag, both available in Nude and Tan, which we have to say besides the slightly odd name, is pretty fantastic!

The Hobo handbag would look fantastic with nearly any oufit, but we think it goes really well with the Navy Wide Leg Trousers or the Pleated Shoulder Plunge Shift Dress for a smart yet simple look.

Handbags New In! Tique a Bou Clothing

GRAB TOTE HANDBAGS

But what really caught our eye, was the Orange Snake Skin Grab Tote Handbag. This little number has an orange snake skin outer, which on paper sounds unusual, but in person looks great! It’s subtle, not bold which makes it perfect for everyday use. It comes complete with a cute material handkerchief style tie, and a shoulder strap which transforms it into a shoulder bag.

Handbags New In! Tique a Bou Clothing

FASHION TOTE HANDBAGS

If you’re looking for a more official handbag, the Oak Fashion Tote Handbag is a good choice. The material is thick faux leather which is very sturdy and perfect for carrying things to and from the office. This handbag has polished gold metal detail which provides an instant statement look.

Handbags New In! Tique a Bou Clothing

For more info on handbags and how to pick the right one for you, check out this article.

Check out all our New Handbag Arrivals here including the ! If you’ve got any questions or for more information, get in touch with the team here.

 

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Leopard Open Back

Hey guys, am back! So excited to show off my sexy Leopard Spots and open back.

Leopard Open Back Tique a Bou Clothing

 

First off, the picture on the website does not do justice to the skirt, looked like a one of those wraps you wear to the beach, and the front slit looked a bit blaahh! From the website, I was not so impressed, but I got it, wore it and loooved it! It has a lining, so you are not exposed from the front slit, and elastic waist band and the material is cotton and not transparent.

Leopard Open Back Tique a Bou Clothing Leopard Open Back Tique a Bou Clothing

I wore it with the Gold chain Bodysuit, two things that make this worth buying, the Gold Chain. If you are lazy like me, lets just say you wont fuf around looking for a chain to accessorize, second, the material is thick, like a scuba suite!

Leopard Open Back Tique a Bou Clothing

Leopard Open Back Tique a Bou Clothing

Leopard Open Back Tique a Bou Clothing

Leopard Open Back Tique a Bou Clothing

If you love the outfit as much as I do, you can get it from here

Lots of love

xoxoxoxoxooxoxox

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Out of the box thinking

Hi guys,

We keep hearing the phrase “Think outside the box!”, but everything around us screams something totally different. So yesterday trolling on the net I came across an article from Gilbert Ross; 7 Things You Must Know to be a Free Thinker. It’s a really good article and thought I should share a few thoughts that got me thinking.

1. Creativity is your natural birth right

We stereotype creative thinkers as artists or bohemians who are different than the rest of us. Well that is plainly false. We are all endowed with the gift of creativity. Education, or rather schooling, has successfully stripped us from that natural disposition. It has molded us into mechanistic and reductionistic images of humanity – into cogs in the wheel. The schooling system is designed to make people think within the same parameters – those laid down by the dominating view of society and culture.

Out of the box thinking Tique a Bou Clothing

2. Group thinking and herd morality are you enemies

Group thinking is the silent enemy of free-thinking. We unconsciously follow the rhythm of the crowd. When the crowd shouts, we feel compelled to shout. When the crowd panics, we panic. Emotions, sentiments and ideas can be very contagious. So is thinking. It’s quite easy to follow the line of thought of your peers and those in authority. Yet as we become sedated with group thinking, we lose the power to claim the authenticity of our own mind.

3. Perspective is key

The free-thinker knows the power of perspective. Perspective changes everything. What we feel or think about something can dissolve or flip the other way round just by changing perspective. Even the strongest of views and beliefs can change when a newer perspective is reached. What seems like loss can be seen as opportunity just by changing your perspective. Adversity can turn into a learning opportunity; problems can turn into a solution; what is failure from one perspective can be seen as a launching pad for success from another.

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4. Knowledge is provision

Conservative, authoritarian, religious or institutional structures resist change forcefully because their worldview rests on the premise that their knowledge or beliefs are absolute. Even Science can and did fall in this trap at times. Yet the free-thinker is sure of only one thing – that knowledge is provisional. What we think we know today will be debunked or dramatically changed by what we know tomorrow. Free-thinkers run away from individuals or organisations who claim to know something, or worse, know everything. They are fully aware that we haven’t got the faintest clue yet, despite big leaps forward, about the world, life and the Universe at large.

Out of the box thinking Tique a Bou Clothing

5. Defying institutional pressure

My favourite quote has to be from Albeit Einstein “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing its stupid.”

Society had two major forces at play. One is a top-down control transmitted hierarchically through the institutions. The other is a force of change, novelty and innovation which is built bottom-up from individuals and slowly accepted and adopted by larger social structures. One crazy innovative idea from a free-thinker on the fringes of society can be taken up by some influences and spread virally through the mass media until it becomes a norm. OK this is a simplistic overview but it’s enough to show the basic mechanics of social change.

Free thinkers are those individuals on the fringes of society cooking up shockingly new ideas. They refuse to succumb to institutional pressures of uniformity and control. The institutional top-down forces are there mainly to preserve their status-quo, the stability of the social system and its identity hence they resist novelty and change. The power of the free-thinker on the other hand, lies in constantly defying these institutional pressures to abide to the rules and accepted norms of society.

Note: These ideas are all courtesy of Gilbert Ross. You can find him on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and his blog Soulhiker and more importantly you can take his course at Udemy.

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50 Shades of Blue

Am having one of those long weeks that am a slave to laziness. So much so  going for a wee is a major task! I have not done my hair in like two weeks, not because am broke, but I cant be bothered with the hastle. Am one of those people that when having my hair done, as soon as they start the first line or braid, I want to stand up and leave. Cant be bothered with sitting there whilst someone is at it on my head 🙂

Having said all that, you might understand my current obsession with tying a wrap on my head. Can’t be walking around with matutas on my head! (though I wish I could). They are great for hiding bad hair and look really stylish, poshish and can be worn with anything!

50 Shades of Blue Tique a Bou Clothing

 

Lets discuss my outfit. First things first, ever had one of those days you go into your closet and you feel like you having nothing to wear? Either that or your bored of your usual stuff? I have that all time. That’s when I decided to visit my nephews closet for inspiration.

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I paired his Cherokee shirt with a pair of my skinny jeans. The Stilettos I got from Tique a Bou and my new fav bag, also from Tique a Bou. To accessorize… a pair of loop earrings and I was good to go.

50 Shades of Blue Tique a Bou Clothing

I will try doing a video on how to tie different styles of head wraps.

P.S. Tique a Bou is having another offer on footwear, 500 shillings off on all pairs!

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Stripy Weekend

Hello ladies and gents, its been a while, apologies for that but am back 🙂

So today’s post is about strips, not that kind that make you look fat and behind bars but the sexy kind, not too sexy, but just enough to make heads turns. Its an exciting, comfy and quite casual outfit for a chilled out weekend.

Stripy Weekend Tique a Bou Clothing

This dress is absolutely my new favourite, its simple comfy with a dash of sexy!

Stripy Weekend Tique a Bou Clothing

Wore it with ‘Vices-Verso’ Real Leather Sandals and Tan Faux Leather Satchel.

Stripy Weekend Tique a Bou Clothing

Stripy Weekend Tique a Bou Clothing

Stripy Weekend Tique a Bou Clothing

For my lips, am wearing “Red Siren” lipstick shade that I got from Bodyshop Kenya. Yes Bodyshop is finally in Kenya, and you can order everything online for next day delivery. Back on my make-up which was quite simple, for my eyes I used Bodyshop Smoky Black Eye Definer, am not sure if I did a good job, but I loved it, it looked snazzy.

Stripy Weekend Tique a Bou Clothing

If you happen to spot me wearing the same outfit 5 days in a row, please do not judge, am going through an obsession 😉

Striped Maxi Dress with Knot Detail – www.tiqueabou.co.ke

‘Vices-Verso’ Real Leather Sandals- www.tiqueabou.co.ke

Red Siren lipstick Shade – www.tbspink.com

Smoky Black Eye Definer – www.tbspink.com

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Mesh and Tote

Hello ladies and gent, good weekend I hope! Mine is actually awesome, made a balzy move this weekend, I decided I will be wearing a smile with me all the time. This is going to be so uncomfy for my facial muscles, but what the heck, Ill be weird chick smiling at you for no apparent reason 🙂 as Paramahansa Yogananda once said “Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”

Anyway, lets get on with my impeccable sense of fashion 😉 today am wearing a Mesh Embroidered Midi Dress. I love, love this dress, I know I have said that about all my other outfits but its true, I love them all! Back to my midi dress, its lovely in the sense that it brings out curves thanks to the contrast embroidered detailing.

Mesh and Tote Tique a Bou Clothing

Mesh and Tote Tique a Bou Clothing

 

Mesh and Tote Tique a Bou Clothing

I paired it with Stud Trim Pointed Heels, love them. They are super hot and super comfy, am a flat foot, so getting comfy heels is always a problem, but this beauties were so gentle with my feet, plus the heels are low, that is a bonus for me!

Mesh and Tote Tique a Bou Clothing

Saved the best for last, The Nude Tote hand bag. This is a closet must have, its super sexy. Its like a briefcase and a handbag mashed into one.

Mesh and Tote Tique a Bou Clothing

Mesh and Tote Tique a Bou Clothing

If you are interested in any of these items or the whole outfit, head over to www.tiqueabou.co.ke.

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Neon Bondage

If you love bold colours, this is the dress for you! I wasn’t too sure about the Neon, but I have never been one to turn down a dress ’cause I was scared of a a little colour. Challenge accepted and I must say am happy I went for this dress, as soon as you wear it, you cant help but love it and love yourself in it.

 

Neon Bondage Tique a Bou Clothing

The dress felt like it was in love with me, with my curves ( I don’t have much, but they are there) and yes it is short. But when you have been working out at the gym like I have, a dress to show some legs isn’t so bad, show them off a bit 😉

Neon Bondage Tique a Bou Clothing

Neon Bondage Tique a Bou Clothing

Neon Bondage Tique a Bou Clothing

Thank you for popping by xxx

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That Shirt Dress

Hello ladies and gents, what a weekend it was yeah! We had POTUS around and with that came all manner of chaos and jubilation! Anyway, he came, conquered our hearts and minds and now he is gone… so business as usual.

Today all attention is on my new Shirt dress, loovvveee it!

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Loose fitting with high low detail and stripy detail. What is not to love about this dress? I don’t have much to say about the dress… this time am letting the dress the dress speak for itself. I paired it with knee high socks, but I think it would be ok without them.

That Shirt Dress Tique a Bou Clothing

 

That Shirt Dress Tique a Bou Clothing

 

That Shirt Dress Tique a Bou Clothing

 

That Shirt Dress Tique a Bou Clothing

 

 

 

 

Thank you for popping by xxx

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Beat The Cold

Hi guys, the weather in Mombasa has been so hormonal; cold, hot, hot, cold… so confusing so it’s hard to figure out what to wear. I know you must be wondering; “Mombasa cold, that cant be true!” When I first moved here, I would laugh at guys wearing sweaters or my brother covering himself with a blanky at night, and am there contemplating sleeping on the balcony to get some breeze to cool down and have a good night sleep. But having lived here for 3 years, I do cover myself with a blanky and when it rains I wear a sweater and take hot showers. Ohh and best of all I do enjoy a cup of hot chai every so often 😉

Any way, if we are cold in Mombasa, those of you in other towns must be freezing and the new stock at Tique a Bou has you covered! Check out my current outfit…

Beat The Cold Tique a Bou Clothing

 

Beat The Cold Tique a Bou Clothing

 

Beat The Cold Tique a Bou Clothing

 

Beat The Cold Tique a Bou Clothing

Beat The Cold Tique a Bou Clothing

Beat The Cold Tique a Bou Clothing

Thank you for dropping by

xoxo patty

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Jumpsuit Heaven

Hey, its been a minute, but am back 😉 So much obsession is put into having LBD in your closet, that is now in the past, give your LBD the much needed vacay with this sexy number… the Black Frill Jumpsuit from here

The fitting is perfect, plunge neck is a tease and it hugs every curve. Wore it with stiletto, this is great cause it makes your bum pop out. I would have loved to pair it with this pair, but they didn’t have it in my size 🙁 

Jumpsuit Heaven Tique a Bou Clothing

Jumpsuit Heaven Tique a Bou Clothing

Jumpsuit Heaven Tique a Bou Clothing

Jumpsuit Heaven Tique a Bou Clothing

Jumpsuit Heaven Tique a Bou Clothing

 

Thank you for stopping by

xoxo

Pat