Sunday, 30 June 2013

Happy Independence My Motherland DRC

Photo on 2010-06-21 at 13.11

Halo Loves!

I hope you are all doing well this Sunday. Today i dedicate this post to my country DRC considering it is our 53rd Anniversary :) yeeey! Considering most of what we have been hearing about DRC has been wars and all, today i decided to talk about the good things in my country that may educate us on one or two things.

Located in Central Africa, DRC shares an extremely long border with the Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola. Largely landlocked, the DRC depends on the mighty Congo River for transportation and livelihood.

"As Africa's third largest country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo boasts 905,356 square miles (2,344,872 square kilometers), including deep forests, the famous Ruwenzori mountain range, the Central Basin, the Highland Plateau, beautiful rivers, cities, villages, and mining towns. Kinshasa is the capital and largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo." More info here

My country's culture is extremely diverse thus reflecting the great diversity and different customs which exist in the country. We have around 250 languages spoken through the county.The most common languages include French (official language spoken by 80% on Congolese), Lingala, Kingwana (a dialect of Swahili or Kiswahili), and Tshiluba.

A proper greeting is to shake hands with the right hand. To show respect of social status people hold their right forearm with their left hand while shaking hands. Men often share a touching of the sides of their foreheads, first right than left. I always find it fascinating when i watch my dad greet his fellow friends or family members.

DRC is home to a vast potential of natural resources and mineral wealth. 

I could go on and on about my country. As for my outfit today, i am wearing the kitenge which is our traditional fabric. The picture below is of me dressed the traditional way a Congolese woman dresses up. (A top and two wrappers).  Clearly i love my motherland and i am proud to be Congolese. 

Happy Anniversary my country and cheers to better years to come. 

Photo on 2010-06-21 at 12.58

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Friday, 28 June 2013

Moving from Google Reader To Bloglovin'


Hello loves! 

Google Friend Connect (located on my right hand side bar) will be no more by July 1st. That's Monday!!! I would hate for us to loose touch therefore, if you still wish to receive new blog post updates from Erenes Own and are currently following me on Google Friend Connect kindly switch and start following me on Bloglovin'

If you do not have a Bloglovin' account, I strongly urge you to register for one as this is a great way to keep up with all of your favorite blogs. I'm hoping this post can help you make the move from Google Reader to my all-time favourite blog reader, Bloglovin'.

So remember, Start following Erenes Own on Bloglovin' before Monday! Just make the move now =) Go to the side bar and click on the Bloglovin icon and follow Erenes Own.

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Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Classy African

Classy African

Hi guys!

For my love of the African print, here is another ensemble i have come up with. Love the bright colours of the coat. This coat can be dressed up in so many ways, casual or formal. Well, her is my take :)

Have a good day dear ones.

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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Modern Kitenge Look

Modern Kitenge Look

Hi Loves!

Happy New Month!

This is another look where i infuse my culture into it. I love the vibrant coat which brings life into this outfit. This can be worn out on a date night or while hanging out with friends. The heels can be replaced with flats for a relaxed look.

Have a lovely weekend dear ones.


Friday, 31 May 2013

Casual High Low

Hi y'all!

I hope you all had a fruitful week. How time flies. I love my Fridays. My mood gets lighter as i anticipate a good rest and catching up with hubby, Tv and friends.

Something interesting happened as we did this shoot. Before this shoot, i never knew how self conscious i am until we came to this random street in Jinja town and decided to shoot. During the shoot, we caused a little scene as children, boda boda (motorbike) riders, and people shot glances at us and some even took their time to stop and stare :) This made me blush and laugh at how people were just amazed.  I dont know if i want to cause such a scene again. The beauty of Uganda.

I love the freeness of this high low top. With the heat in this place, its a perfect fit to carry my day to day activities in comfort.

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Have a blessed weekend and thank you for stopping by. Feel free to leave a comment. For those of you on Instagram, we can follow each other for latest updates on erenez.

Top: Mr Price
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Mr Price
Bag: Edgars (South Africa)
Bangles: Edgars (South Africa)
Necklace: Local Ugandan Store
Earrings: Local Ugandan Store

Monday, 27 May 2013

Love My Roots


Hi Loves!

Been a while in deed. I am glad to be back as it is always a joy sharing my happenings with you. Now life has been pretty much exciting to say and so much has been happening with me. Hubby and i just came back from a holiday (which was much needed) and all i can say is that it was an awesome time. I got to spend time with my family which i had not been with the past 2 years and it was worth our while. Letting go was not fun, but life has to move on. For those following me on instagram have been able to keep up with me as i tried my best to regularly update my moves. For those on instagram follow me on erenez for more updates.

As for today's outfit, it is another outfit made by my tailor. As a Congolese woman, i enjoy watching Congolese women dress up in their kitenge. I love the variety in the fabrics, the colours, patterns and designs. The women usually look beautiful and sophisticated in their attires. I probably need to do an outfit post with me dressed the way Congolese women do.

 With the warm Ugandan weather, i decided to make a dress which would enable me to freely cope with the weather. I like my comfort hence the freeness of the dress. Love the feather earrings which make a statement on their own.






Thank you for stopping by!

Dress: JStar Uganda
Earrings: Mr Price
Belt: Mr. Price
Shoes: Mr Price
Bag: Edgars South Africa

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Weekend Mode

Weekend Mode

Halo dear ones!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

For the longest time i have loved pastel colours. They are calm colours that make an outfit look relaxing to look at and yet chic.

This is how i would work this outfit on a weekend to run around errands and enjoy catching up with friends on a late lunch.

Do all have a great weekend.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Favourite Prabal Gurung Items

Favourite Prabal Gurung

Hi dear ones!

For a while i have been stocking the Prabal Gurung collection and i just love the lovely colourful pieces the collection has. I have almost drooled over each item. I have also admired how other bloggers have showcased this collection. This collection is not only beautiful and colourful but friendly to the pocket too (which is even a bonus).

These are a few items i love and how i wish we had Target Stores here. All in all i do keep my fingers crossed and hope Santa will shower me with an early Christmas present lol! For more information, visit the website HERE

Have a good one.


Friday, 22 March 2013

Get Away in Jinja


Halo dear ones!

Been a while since i posted anything. Well, a lot has been happening between juggling in between work, home, friends and many other things. All in all am glad to be able to connect with you all once again.

Yesterday i had a day off from work. A few friends of mine and i decided to visit a new spot in town and it was in deed worth our while. I had visited this place  couple of other times before but it is always nice connecting with friends with good food, good music and a lovely scenery to top it all.

I would definitely recommend this place for visit to anyone visiting Jinja town. It is built in a quiet place, not so far from River Nile and it has good standards running the place. This includes good food (Mexican, Italian and Chinese cuisine), good staff willing to help where need be and a lovely scenery. 

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I do hope you enjoyed the pictures.

Have a lovely day and weekend.

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