Beachy

Beachy

WithChic off shoulder blouse
350 ZAR – withchic.com

Relaxed fit jeans
325 ZAR – mycentsofstyle.com

Superga platform sneaker
1 435 ZAR – shopbop.com

Tote handbag
2 280 ZAR – modaoperandi.com

Round glasses
85 ZAR – zaful.com

Pier 1 Imports outdoor
105 ZAR – pier1.com

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NIght out

 


Plunge neck top
920 ZAR – rawglitter.com

Bandage skirt
1 215 ZAR – dreamitwearit.com

Giuseppe Zanotti heeled sandals
8 475 ZAR – orchardmile.com

Chloé genuine leather handbag
21 170 ZAR – tessabit.com

Hand crafted jewelry
51 470 ZAR – ylang23.com

Ribbon choker
120 ZAR – simons.ca

Lipstick
215 ZAR – limecrime.com

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics mascara
385 ZAR – harrods.com

Palette eyeshadow
155 ZAR – kikocosmetics.com

NIght out

NIght out

Plunge neck top
920 ZAR – rawglitter.com

Bandage skirt
1 215 ZAR – dreamitwearit.com

Giuseppe Zanotti heeled sandals
8 475 ZAR – orchardmile.com

Chloé genuine leather handbag
21 170 ZAR – tessabit.com

Mini crossbody
590 ZAR – oliverbonas.com

Hand crafted jewelry
51 470 ZAR – ylang23.com

Ribbon choker
120 ZAR – simons.ca

Lipstick
215 ZAR – limecrime.com

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics mascara
385 ZAR – harrods.com

Palette eyeshadow
155 ZAR – kikocosmetics.com

Post baby Bodies

Hey Dolls

This post is going to be a bit personal. I’m not sure if my readers know this but I have a 14 month old son named York, I gave birth to him last year on the 29th March round about 6 pm. It literally was the happiest day of my life (I’m sure all moms would agree). Yes, being a mom is not the easiest job but it is so rewarding, coming home to a smiling toddler when you walk through the front door can melt any person’s heart.

There is a lot of scrutiny surrounding what they call the ‘post baby body’ I personally hate this. If it’s not enough that we hardly have time to apply eyeliner in the morning let alone take a shower now we get judged because we have not lost the baby fat in a certain amount of time after giving birth. Yes I might sound like such an idiot because in some people’s eyes I have the perfect body, no I do not work out or eat healthily. I have always been slender even before giving birth to York, I have never had big breasts or a big behind. I still however get judged because now I am ‘too thin’ which basically states that I am stressed. Yes I am stressed out, I work a full time job, I study part time, I am a mom and I blog so how could I not be exhausted or forget to eat sometimes because feeding York is more important to me.

There are so many woman who are struggling so hard to get rid of the baby weight yet society just keeps on judging them, have a heart, we carried a beautiful soul in our bodies for 9 months gaining so much extra weight because we would eat anything in sight because we were now eating for two. We do not have the time to go to the gym because we have a child to take care of and who has the financial ability to be eating healthy when nappies, wipes and baby milk is what we spend most of our salary on.

It might sound like I’m complaining but I really am not being a mom is the biggest blessing but it is really hard and I want ‘society’ to understand this. Just because I have a full face of makeup everyday and take a million selfies it does not mean that I am not exhausted because I only seemed to get 4 hours of sleep or just because I have no make-up on and my outfit is a mess it does not mean that I am a bad mom and that I am not coping.

I read a blog recently scarymommy.com and she said something that stuck with me take a look:

“You will never look the same again. Your body has changed. Forever. Even if you get back to your pre-baby weight, those pounds will be in all kinds of different places. The terrain has shifted and stretched, drooped in the most inconvenient spots and plumped up in others. For me, some bits feel worse than others: the way the bottom of my bum hangs out of my bathing suit; the new fold of skin at my knees from carrying all that extra weight for nine months (times three); my sagging belly button. Other parts emerge more beautiful than they were before: the curve of a hip; more pronounced cheekbones; lush, hormone-infused hair”

Be happy because a happy mommy makes a happy child.

Take a look at some of my post baby pictures:

  • Jumpsuit – YDE
  • Pink Heels – Mr Price
  • Brown Coat – Truworths

Casual Black Tuesdays

Casual Black Tuesdays

 

Hey Dolls
Black really is my ‘go to’ colour if all else fails, I mean it’s sophisticated and stylish and you cant go wrong. I love creating sets on Polyvore as it gives so many woman ideas of what to wear and how to throw an outfit together. We all stand in our closets in the morning wondering what to wear when we have so many clothes, well I’m here to help I will post a set once a day to give you ladies and gents some sort of inspiration along with the price list so that if you really love the item you can go and get it. The items on Polyvore are really pricy, but I will try my best to look for the more affordable pieces.
Hope you love x

L K Bennett stripe sweater
1 785 ZAR – halsbrook.com

Kate Spade moto jacket
6 750 ZAR – tradesy.com

Distressed jeans
520 ZAR – prettylittlething.com

Steve Madden block heel shoes
1 035 ZAR – selfridges.com

Travel bag
40 330 ZAR – louisvuitton.com

ROSEFIELD metal watch
1 360 ZAR – topshop.com

Warehouse drop earrings
170 ZAR – warehouse.co.uk

Choker necklace
120 ZAR – simons.ca

Felony Case apple iphone case
535 ZAR – shopbop.com

Round glasses
sunglassspot.com

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics mascara
380 ZAR – harrods.com

Makeup brush
96 ZAR – zaful.com

Elie Saab perfume fragrance
1 895 ZAR – selfridges.com

Chanel nail polish
345 ZAR – harveynichols.com

Black Friday

Black Friday

Hey Dolls

Hope you are having an amazing Friday.

My style has transformed over the years, now I love wearing plain and simple pieces but adding that one item that brings the outfit to life. What is considered to be ‘fashionable’ has evolved so much and by this I mean that fashion used to be over the top but nowadays it is extremely subtle with only one statement piece.

This creation showcases what Fashion is now perfectly. The plain white t-shirt has once again made it’s appearance. Every lady needs a plain white t-shirt, Mr Price as well as Refinery sells quite affordable options ranging from R49- R199 depending on the quality you would like. The white t-shirt featured in the set is really pricy only because it is pure cotton but hey if you can afford it why not (I definitely cannot).

The choker trend has just been gaining popularity, all those girls that said they would never wear chokers (Me included) have now all joined the bandwagon and got with this trend and I am absolutely loving it as there are so many new designs that have surfaced and they are so affordable.

Buckled belts are a must this Winter as it adds an edgy feel to your outfit. I have seen these at Topshop as well as Refinery. (Please note that I absolutely love Refinery)

I am obsessed with these sneakers from Steve Madden, although I cant wear it to work (no sneakers allowed as I work at a law firm) I will literally wear these every weekend paired either with a pair of jeans or even a dress. Steve really outdid himself with these, and I must say I really don’t think they are that pricy I mean look at them, they are worth every cent.

Another trend that has recently surfaced is the Vinyl Jacket paired either with a pair of jeans or a really formal dress and heels. Alexander McQueen (Yaaas!) teamed up with the Adidas brand to create this amazing two textured jacket and they have succeeded.

Hope you loved this x

The Great white cotton t shirt
1 270 ZAR – farfetch.com

Adidas vinyl jacket
4 135 ZAR – tessabit.com

Tall skinny jeans
895 ZAR – zalando.fr

Steve Madden rubber sole shoes
1 190 ZAR – jildorshoes.com

Day pack backpack
1 590 ZAR – hieleven.com

Newgate black dial watch
3 235 ZAR – amara.com

Boohoo wrap around necklace
94 ZAR – boohoo.com

Ray-Ban clear round glasses
2 810 ZAR – ray-ban.com

Topshop buckle belt
280 ZAR – topshop.com

Marc jacobs mascara
385 ZAR – net-a-porter.com

Avon eau de perfume
335 ZAR – avon.com

Barry m nail polish
60 ZAR – asos.com

Edgy Living

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WearAll t shirt dress
180 ZAR – wearall.com

Patched denim jacket
330 ZAR – amazon.com

Calvin Klein over the knee boots
1 050 ZAR – currentboutique.com

Givenchy shoulder handbag
24 965 ZAR – harrods.com

Rosendahl polka dot watch
2 765 ZAR – trouva.com

Vintage earrings
53 ZAR – romwe.com

Prada sunglasses
9 685 ZAR – johnlewis.com

Working girl
215 ZAR – dollskill.com

False eyelash
165 ZAR – etsy.com

Travel bag
teesinthetrap.com

Fashion at it’s most fierce!

Untitled #34

 

Red t shirt
275 ZAR – boogzelapparel.com

Coach jacket
68 ZAR – agoraclothing.com

Levi’s denim shorts
655 ZAR – etsy.com

Suede shoes
migato.com

Pink backpack
545 ZAR – impavidgirl.com

Boohoo velvet choker
96 ZAR – boohoo.com

Prada plastic glasses
9 885 ZAR – johnlewis.com

Kate Spade tech accessory
1 870 ZAR – bloomingdales.com

Summer Weddings

November and December are the best months to throw a proper summer’s wedding, I truly witnessed this as I went to two weddings in one week during this November. It truly is magical witnessing the bride and groom recite their vows with the sun lingering in the background, having large white umbrellas to shade your guests, everyone dressed in soft colors to make everything look so elegant.

The way the fashion comes to life as the woman are all rocking those oversize shades, flowy summer dresses and those high-wedges, I truly love summer weddings, it just brings everything together, you wont have to worry about  a storm breaking out (and if it does, especially in Cape Town where the weather is so unpredictable, it probably wont even last 30 minutes before the sun shows itself again) or you wont have to worry about your garden photographs being ruined, or umbrellas blowing away, it will just be magical.

My dream has always been to get married in Summer, in a garden of some sort, and I can see my dream becoming a reality. Most single woman (in a relationship or engaged), go to weddings to gather ideas for their own weddings, and that is exactly what I did. Going to these two weddings allowed my imagination to flow and I gathered so much inspiration that I suddenly feel the need to start planning my own wedding (he hasn’t even popped the question yet). I was never the girl who had started planning their weddings when they were in high-school, dreaming about Mr. Right and about that perfect white dress, it’s only until witnessing this magical union between these two beautiful couples did I suddenly have the urge to purchase wedding magazines and start looking at décor.

I even started following wedding pages on Instagram (which I will be discussing in more detail) such as Wedding Dress Lookbook, Wedding Concepts SA, Wedding Diary and Wedding of Dreams.

Wedding Dress Lookbook

This page basically brings your vision of your wedding dress to life, it gives you ideas on what you would like, whether it’s plain and simple of large ballroom princess gowns. They also give you ideas on colors for your bridesmaids, and which fit looks good on a certain proportion. Personally I am a plain and simply lace kind of girl so here are a couple of my favorites that they have posted on their Instagram page:

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Wedding Concepts SA

They are a Wedding Planning company in South Africa, you can contact them to discuss anything from flowers, décor, food and entertainment. Their Facebook page consists of Weddings that they have done, showcasing the décor and lighting to food and drinks. I enjoy scrolling down their Instagram feed as they have so many interesting designs and concepts and if you are getting married soon, but have no idea where to start, Wedding Concepts SA will be the perfect place to so just that. Take a look at some of my favorites:

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Wedding Diary

This page consists of photographs of weddings that has taken place, woman are encouraged to submit their wedding photographs and tag Wedding Diary in them to allow viewers to see and comment on them. There are various competitions you can enter once you upload a specific photo. Here is some of the uploads you can find on their Instagram Feed:

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Wedding of Dreams

Wedding of Dreams showcases tips and inspiration for a dream wedding.

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Bachelorette Party Idea.

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Oak leaf charms for a fall wedding.

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Jaw Dropping venue.

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Here she comes!

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Engagement shoot ideas.

Well enough of making you guys drool and making you want to get married to first guy that walks in the room, Let’s get back to the wedding I recently attended.

Held on the outskirts of Wellington, a small wine farm exists you would have to look really hard to find as it is nestled right between the vineyards on the famous wineroute. This exquisite venue is build around a small dam which has an island in the middle for the couple to say “I do” and for the guests to be completly blown away by the amazing view they have infront of them as swans swin in the lake, the crisp breeze of the greenery surrounds you.

I really wish that I had taken more pictures, but you guys will just have to deal with my low quality samsung camera. I was totally blown away by not only the food, but the small intricate details she had opted to go for. Take a look:

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This is an arrow leading to the wedding ceremony, such a small but cool concept.  Instasize_1119150131

It was such a hot summers day, that Paul & Candice had decided to have bottles of water with their names on them, that could also double as thank you gifts as the guests could obviously take them home and keep them for future use.

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Finally we are seated waiting for the ceremony to begin, the bride is late so ofcourse we take pictures. Sunglasses are a neccessity at a Summers wedding it adds some sophistication to those photographs. White chairs are really common at Summers wedding, but I still love them, it adds a sense of purity especially pairing them with white umbrellas.

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Once the ceremony was complete, fruit kebabs as well as tikka chicken kebabs was served, washed down with a fruit inspired lemonade, it was so delicious. While the newlywed couple were taking their photographs in the vineyards amongst all the greenery, they opted to entertain their guests by placing a candyfloss machine in the garden as well as two vintage minivans which served ice cream and a varierty of toppings, a candy station was also on display.

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Many people were very skeptical when I showed them my dress that I wore to this wedding as it is extremely light and it almost looks white on the photos. I opted for this nude, cream colour as it is afterall a sumer wedding and there were so many guests wearing this exact shade to the wedding, so I didnt feel awkward at all. You can find this dress at YDE, I paired it with pink Sissy Boy heels which I bought at Edgars and a long fur coat as it was quite chilly that day.

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I am truly bummed that I didnt take more pictures, but by what you can see it is a truly spectacular venue. They incorporated this idea where you could take pictures in between the letters or pose with the letters. I really love the finer details that went into a wedding as it left the guests talking about it still for days after.

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Kasley Xx.