Lookbook: Casual Stripes

Hi everyone! Boy am I happy to be back in Joburg, the week that we were in Durban, the weather was so miserable. The only hot day was on Xmas itself and it was gloomy and grey for the rest of the time we were there. Our packed beach towels and swimming gear was not used at all. I absolutely love the weather here in Joburg, it’s hot during the day and as the sun descends, we get an hour or so of thunderstorms and showers. Not only is there a perfect balance but it’s so beautiful during sunset when there are thick, fluffy clouds rolling in.

I paired up something casual for this look post, you know I like a mix between the dressed up and the dressed down looks. I bought this pair of Converse sneakers from New York and I haven’t actually worn it yet. It may look black in the pictures but it’s in fact dark grey, which is pretty unusual I thought. People say that horizontal stripes are not flattering but I absolutely love them! I think they’re great because stripes is something you can wear up and down, especially the top I’m wearing from H&M with the gold button details on the sleeves and also the shoulders. I also really love the straight neckline, which means that other parts of your outfit and details gets more attention rather than just the neckline. 🙂

Hope you enjoy this look!

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What I’m wearing: 

H&M top

Sissy Boy high waisted shorts

Converse All Star sneakers

Michael Kors bag

Roberto Cavalli sunnies

Earrings from Forever New

With love…xxx

LoveMaryLu Best of 2014

Hello honeypots! Hope everyone had an amazing New Year celebration filled with lots of bubbly (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), friends, laughter and good food! Now that Christmas and New Years have come and gone, it’s time to settle down and really take time to reflect on the past year but most importantly, on the new year ahead of us. We have all been through the good, the bad and the ugly in the past year but now that it’s all behind us, it’s time that we shift our focus on the new year, letting go of the great times and also the terrible times from 2014. It’s important we learn from our mistakes but equally important to learn from the mistakes of others to ensure that we live a more positive, happier and self improved 2015. Let’s all make an effort to make 2015 our best year and starting it off with a simple, yet reasonable new year resolution: happiness.

These are my best moments of 2014, hope you enjoy my post!

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Lookbook: Black Friday

Lookbook: Black Friday

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Here’s to many more posts in 2015 and thank you for sticking with me and reading my posts!

With love…xxx

Lookbook: Black Friday

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Hope you all had an amazing weekend! If you’re still looking for last minute Christmas gifts for your loved ones, click on the L’Occitan banner on the right of my page, they have some great Christmas specials suited for everyone, if you’re interested in doing some browsing.

I wanted to recreate a look I wore to our year end function this year, which fell on Black Friday. I’ve fallen in love with red lipstick again lately, and in the spirit of Christmas I’ve started to wear my red lipsticks again. I often find it very hard to maintain the lipstick when it’s on my lips, either the colour transfers everywhere or those long-lasting lipsticks tend to make my lips very dry after a while. Plus I’ll never be able to wear red lipstick or any dark colours without applying a lipliner first. In light of all the effort that goes into applying and wearing a red lipstick, I don’t do it so often (I’m lazy like that sometimes).

I absolutely adore this black jumpsuit, it’s so versatile and goes with almost anything. I decided to keep it all black, the oversized hat really adds a great finishing touch to my outfit, throw in a loose plait, I’m good to go. Hope you enjoy the photos! 🙂

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What I’m wearing: 

Jumpsuit from Forever 21 (New York)

Heels from Aldo

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 bag

Hat from Topshop

Lipstick in Brave Red by MAC Cosmetics

Hope you like this look as much as I do! 🙂 Please share and subscribe! 🙂

With love…xxx