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June 2017

OUTFIT IDEAS 

When I put together these outfit ideas I had you, style and comfort in mind. 

Office wear transformed. Embroidered dress with strap heels. Accessorize with cat eye sunglasses. 

 Here I swapped the biker jacket with a striped top and the ankle boots with the strap heels. I love how the clash of print compliment each other.

 Biker jacket, plaid pants and peep toe ankle boots; a great casual office look. 

  I love the versatility of this outfit. It can be worn on a date or to the office. I put together a metallic bomber with a velvet top, paired with striped skirt and lace up ankle boots.

 This outfit I chose for a lunch date. A knit paired with boyfriend jeans and block heels. Accessorize with clear glasses and a clutch bag.

For a movie date or a day at the mall, I chose the graphic sweater paired with black joggers and beige ankle boots with gold heels.

Please share with me which one of the above outfits is your favorite.
Xo.

THE PERFECT TRENCH COAT 

How excited was I when I tried on this trench coat and it was a perfect fit! I’m petite, so finding a coat that fits well is hard. Especially because I’m large chested so I have to accommodate my “girls” when buying.

The other day I was shopping around looking for a trench coat. I went to about 5 stores and I could not find something that fitted me the way I wanted it to. I was about to give up until I went to Woolworths. To be honest, my budget was a bit tight. I said to myself, go see what they have then decide from there.

I do that a lot, talking to myself. I keep myself company and I don’t have to ask someone to go shopping with me. I like taking my time, fit countless outfits if I must and leave the store being satisfied without feeling I left something out. I don’t want someone rushing me or having to feel I’m taking up their time.

When I go to Woolworths the first section I go to is studio.W, mainly because the style of clothing is versatile. It is chic/urban. Whenever I buy something from the brand I know I can wear it to work or when I’m at leisure. 

There I was doing my rounds as usual and there it was, perfect color I thought, military green. The second thought was, is it going to fit me well? The only way to find out was to try it on. It fitted like a glove, it fitted like it was tailor made for me! The arm length, breast width, height length, it was perfect! The joy in my heart, I had to have it! It’s what I’ve been looking for.

Thinking back to how I’ve been struggling to find the perfect trench coat, I had to talk to myself (once again) that I must sacrifice something for the coat. I did. I sacrificed going to have my favorite meal at Simply Asia and a glass or two of wine.

But looking at this trench coat, it was worth it! 

I’m wearing: 

Trench coat, cargo pants and block heels ~ Woolworths | Chiffon top ~ Edgars 

MAKEUP FREE PERFECT LOOK


Why don’t you wear makeup? Would you ever tweeze your eyebrows? Those are questions I get asked most of the time.

I have nothing against makeup. And it’s not because of “I want to be as natural as possible.” I don’t wear it because I’ve never felt or seen the need to. I genuinely believe that there are people makeup is meant for and those that it isn’t, and I’m the latter.

I think I’d look weird wearing makeup. I think it’s just one of those things that will make a situation bad that better. The only “makeup” I put on lipstick. I love shopping for them. So, where makeup is concerned that’s as far as I go.

Tweezing my eyebrows they ask, maybe for a special occasion, like my wedding I’d do it. But nje, Nah! My eyebrows aren’t that full, tweezing them would be me calling for disaster because that would mean I’d have to use a lot of eyeliner or whatever it is people use on their eyebrows nowadays.

Today I went lipstick free. It was just me and the lip balm. One thing about me is that I put a lot of emphasis on my outfit. Getting that right is important to me. When my outfit is on point and I look good in it, that’s all that matters.

I’m not ruling out the possibility of wearing makeup one day. That one day has not yet come.

How often do you make up? If you don’t, please share your reasons if any.

Xoxo 

LOOKING GOOD DOESN’T HAVE TO BE COSTLY 

I honestly do not believe in spending thousands and thousands of rands to look good or to show you have style. I know women (and men) who wear expensive clothes but lack style.

Style is knowing how to put items of clothing together, look good in them without you spending a fortune. I can literally wear an outfit, from head to toe, which would have cost me less than six hundred rands.

Of course there will be days where you’d want to treat yourself to something expensive. I do that, after all a woman deserves to spoil and pamper herself.

What I want us to break away from is the notion that expensive clothes equals style. No, sense style of style is how you apply your mind when putting outfit ideas together, it is buying classic items that you will be able to wear in years to come. Sense of style is being able to walk into a store, make the most of your budget and walk out with clothes love and will be comfortable in.

Can I ask that you give yourself time. On a day when you’re not busy, go do window shopping. See which affordable clothing stores you would spend your money at. Check out the quality of their clothes, pick your favorites. I promise you, you will never go wrong. You will look good and still have extra cash to buy yourself a chocolate. 😃

I’m wearing:

Blazer and leopard print heels(oldie)~ Mr Price| Military green cargo pants~ Woolworths| Handbag~ Church street flea market