Lookbook: Lady Stripes

Lookbook: Lady Stripes

Good morning and happy Wednesday my loves! Hope you’re all having a great week so far and keeping warm because it has been super cold here in Jozi this week! Why has Winter only hit us in full force now when it’s nearing the end of July?? For those who don’t know yet, I’ve finally created a Facebook page for my blog! Actually I’ve had it for some time now but I just haven’t published it, oh I don’t know, maybe because I was embarrassed or I had a fear that no one would like my page! Silly silly me! πŸ™‚ So please go and like my page and share with your friends, I would really appreciate that. I’m also running a little giveaway on my blog, I’m giving away a pack of 6 sheet masks, basically my holy grail product that I cannot live without. I use it twice a week, it helps to keep my skin, soft and supple. If you want to give it a try,Β click here to enter and follow the simple instructions.

I haven’t worn this navy coat this whole year because it hasn’t been cold enough to but this weekend really got me pulling out all my winter clothes because it was freezing! I decided to wear it with my stripes and a black skirt with stockings of course (it’s too cold not to). I used to think that no one should ever wear horizontal striped clothes because it made people look fat but I was so wrong, horizontal stripes look so much better than vertical stripes. There’s something about vertical stripes that just doesn’t look right for me unless it’s trousers then I think it looks fantastic! I actually wanted to wear my hair in a low bun for this with red lips but I was in a bit of a hurry and I had just washed my hair so it wasn’t quite behaving the way I wanted it to. What do you think?

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What I’m wearing:Β 

Stripy long sleeves by H&M

Skirt by Forever New SA

Stockings from Woolworths

Coat by Forever New SA

Heels by Steve Madden

Sunnies by Vivienne Westwood

Bag by Michael Kors

With love…xxx

Lookbook: When it Rains

Lookbook: When It Rains

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great relaxing weekend and ready to take on the week! The greatest thingΒ about Joburg living is that you get to experience all four seasons in one day. I used to think that way about Cape Town when I still lived there but Joburg is just same thing. I remember on Friday last week, I woke up to pouring raining only to get up and see sunshine streaming in through the windows, I was very confused! Friday’s weather was a bit bipolar so I decided that it would only be safe to step out of the house with my Blunt Umbrella. I decided to do something different with the photos since the umbrella is in super bright pink and I was in wearing monotone Β (Monotone Monday?). I had so much fun playing with the umbrella during the shoot, I’m pretty sure you can tell.

I’m not exactly sure why but I feel that on gloomy days, my skin tone looks a bit pasty, maybe it’s just the lighting. πŸ™‚ On another day, keep reading till the end for a giveaway! It’s nothing major but just a little something to show my appreciation for you guys!

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What I’m wearing:Β 

Beanie from a store in Taiwan

Pullover from Country Road

Riding pants from Country Road

Slip-ons from Shanghai

Earrings from Forever New

Blunt Umbrella

GIVEAWAY!!!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may know that I’m obsessed with sheet masks, especially the ones from Asian countries. They are my holy grail products and I absolutely cannot live without them. I use them twice a week and it really does make a difference to my complexion and overall elasticity of my skin. I’m not surprised that all the celebrities are currently raving over them with sheet mask selfies all over social media. I purchased these while I was in Shanghai and I love them! It says it’s “whitening” but don’t be alarmed, it just means that it evens out your skin tone as opposed to actually whitening your skin. There are 6 sheet masks in one box and I’m giving it away to one of my readers! πŸ™‚ Like I said, it’s not something huge but I like to do giveaways every now and again to show my appreciation to my readers.

How to enter:Β 

1. Follow me on Instagram, Twitter and/ or Snapchat (whichever one you have).

2. Share the home page of my blog or any one of your favourite posts on one of your social media platforms.

3. Comment on this post with your full name and email address. πŸ™‚

THAT’S IT! Winner will be announced next week Friday, 7 August 2015. Good luck! πŸ™‚

With love…xxx

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Downtime with Witchery

Hi everybody! Hope you’re all well and having a great week so far! As you know, I went to Cape Town over the weekend to celebrate a friend’s 30th and also to go shark cage diving (more about that experience later). I haven’t been to Cape Town since February and it’s always a city that I look forward to going because I spent 5 great years there while I was a student. As much as I love doing adventurous activities while I’m away, I also think it’s very important to relax and unwind, after all you should always come back from a holiday fresh no?

We arrived on Saturday morning and we decided not to rent a car like always and instead just caught Ubers everywhere we went, which worked very well. As soon as we arrived, we headed to the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands to check in and drop off our luggage bags. If you’ve never been to the Vineyard Hotel, it’s definitely a place I recommend for a meal, a drink or even a spa treatment. The hotel is situated on a 7-acre piece of land by the riverside and currently has 207 rooms luxury hotel rooms. If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Vineyard is the perfect place to hideaway and spend a weekend in relaxation.

We spent the rest of Saturday at the Waterfront, we had lunch at Willoughby & Co and then shopped around ending off with some tea and macarons at Myatt and we headed back to the hotel to rest before dinner. We initially booked our shark cage diving trip on Sunday but we heard news that due to rough sea conditions, our trip had to be cancelled and rescheduled for Monday. We had dinner at Beluga and had a pretty late night. We slept in on Sunday and had breakfast downstairs at the restaurant, I’ve always had a thing for hotel breakfasts because there’s always an abundance of food and the variety is just superb. We ended up spending a lot of time at the hotel (for once) on Sunday sleeping in and just relaxing and unwinding. Of course I had to do all that in my most comfortable clothing. I picked up these chunky knits from Witchery at the Waterfront on Saturday, they are absolutely to die for, I don’t think I’ve bought a “turtle neck” since high school (or have I ever?). These knits are so soft and big, I could literally spend the entire day and night in them. What do you think?

What I’m wearing:Β 

Chunky knits from Witchery (Woolworths)

Photo taken in our room at The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town.

With love…xxx