Say Hello to ‘The Style Kin’

Say Hello to ‘The Style Kin’

Hello, hello, my lovelies.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on re-branding my blog and other platforms and I’m finally ready to introduce you guys to ‘The Style Kin’!

I started my blog in early March in 2019 while I was doing a course in Bangalore; after years of wanting to start one up since college. At the time, the course wasn’t as heavy and I was longing for a creative outlet. So, with a lot of encouragement from the people closest to me, I took the leap and purchased my own domain: flounderandfumble.com.

It was a learning curve: I had never built a proper blog before, didn’t know how to pose for the camera (I preferred to be behind the lens), and whilst I had some basic knowledge of editing software, I was by no means proficient.

EarringsANIKAS CREATION
Dress MANGO
Shoes Carlton London

I’ll admit, as a ‘recovering perfectionist’, I’ve always been hard on myself, but with the blog, I wanted to allow myself to make mistakes because I knew that I was starting from the bottom and still had a lot of things to learn. It’s one of the major reasons behind why I named my blog ‘Flounder and Fumble’ in the first place. You can read more about it here.

I’ve grown since then. I’ve made more progress with the side of me that always wants things to be ‘perfect’. It’s still a part of me, but it’s not all that I am. Entering my third decade, I felt like I had outgrown it – and so had my blog. So came my second leap: a complete name change.

This blog was always meant to focus on my personal style and fashion inspiration (with a little bit of lifestyle content here and there), and I wanted the new name to reflect that. And then it hit me: The Style Kin. A name that encapsulated something literally related to style.

I couldn’t be happier now that everything is more settled. I have loved my blogging journey as ‘Flounder and Fumble’ but I’m excited to start afresh as ‘The Style Kin’. Let me introduce you to my new chapter:

Life Update: A Season of Changes

Life Update: A Season of Changes

Hello lovelies, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I couldn’t believe it myself when I saw that the last I’d posted to my Instagram was about a month ago!

Honestly, I didn’t even realize how much time had passed because these last four weeks have been quite the ride, let me tell you. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, the shift in seasons has stirred up the beginnings of many changes to my life, personally.

Basically my uniform these last few weeks.
Denim Jacket and Top – Forever 21
Trousers and Slip-ons – H&M

The first of many of those changes is that I have officially begun the process of changing my name – well, truncating it to be more precise. In my mind and heart, I have always been Aimesha Kurbah – no more, no less – and I have mostly referred to myself as such, including on my socials. There is much history behind it all, but I won’t go into it further. At least, not for now.

The second is a change to my state of employment. A new job, a new chapter awaits me and I am very much looking forward to it. I’ll forever be grateful to my friend and lou, Boo Boo, for sending the ad for it my way because I had completely missed it by myself. What I did to be blessed with the best friends I have, I’ll never know.

As for the rest, I’ll keep those to myself. I just wanted to let you guys know that I’m good; and that the happiest moments I’ve had these last few weeks were the simplest: just me, my loved ones, my boyfriend and my cat just chilling and enjoying some lovely sunshine and great food (of course).

My love goes to all of you who have stuck by me while I was taking a much needed break. Thank you, my lovelies.

A snapshot of one of my many simple, happy moments this past month. I think Mavis may not have seen my intrusion into her personal space the same way though.