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

Lookbook: Summer Rain at DW11-13

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great day yesterday and managed to get some rest if you’re not already on holiday or leave. I always see Reconciliation Day as a little teaser for the rest of the holidays to come. 🙂 So I spent yesterday sleeping in, going out for lunch at DW11-13 and then gym later in the evening. Can’t be eating all that dessert and not go to gym at all! The day was totally terrible outside, which means I couldn’t wear the summer outfit that I had planned on wearing since it was raining pretty much the entire day. I opted for patterned stockings and a loose back dress, I kept it quite simple – all black everything again 🙂

If you haven’t yet been to DW 11-13, then it’s definitely a must! The restaurant serves the most amazing and creative food with great wine pairing, which is optional and also the perfect portions. For starters I had the stuffed squid, I had pork belly for mains (one of my personal favourites) and had a berry dessert that was so summery and so refreshing, yet satisfying at the same time. The service was great, the waiters were very attentive and topped up our water, wine etc at the right time, which is very important for me. Luckily the restaurant wasn’t too full and I got to take some great photos. Hope you enjoy them! 🙂

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Hope you enjoyed this post!

With love…xxx

5 Ways to Enhance Your Concert Experience

Hi everyone! As many of you may know, John Legend was recently in SA and E somehow managed to get us tickets to his concert. Personally I’m not really a fan of concerts because of how many people there always are and it can be quite stressful with how messy it can be. I’ve only been to two concerts my whole life, the first one is Rihanna (we got seated tickets as close to the front as possible) and also John Legend. John Legend was even better because we were sitting 2 blocks from the front of the stage and right in the middle. What impressed me even more was John Legend himself, he had such an incredible stage presence, plus he’s so incredibly talented with the piano, he didn’t even need notes, everything was by memory. It was by far one of the best experiences (coming from someone who doesn’t like concerts). I think after how traumatised I was about going to Rihanna (it wasn’t a bad experience but there’s definitely room for improvement), I’ve gathered some tips to share with you on 5 ways to enhance your concert experience.

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1. Wear comfortable shoes 

I’m not a standing or golden circle kinda girl but even seated I’ve learned that shoes is very important. Heels and sandals is definitely a no no for me, not only for the fear of someone stomping on your feet but also people spill drinks on the floor all the time. At John Legend, someone spilt his whole cup of beer on the floor behind me and the beer started running down and past my seat and by the end of the concert, I was surrounded by a pool of beer, thank goodness for Converse!

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2. Wear something that will keep you warm outside but won’t sweat you out inside 

Sounds too good to be true? I guess what I’m trying to say is don’t wear something ridiculously tiny in case you get too hot inside but have to hold onto a jacket the whole night. It’s always going to be a little chilly at night so try one layer and long sleeves. You can always dress that up with a pretty statement necklace.

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3. Don’t carry a big handbag 

I had a small sling bag with me that night, it literally only fits my cellphone, a lip balm, some money and credit cards. From looking at the suffering of other ladies that night, trust me, you don’t want to carry a big bag with you and then having to put that baby on the floor or even worse, having it on your lap the whole night.

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4. Organise a lift club or just take Uber 

This has absolutely nothing to do with drinking but if you are drinking, then there’s more of a reason why you shouldn’t be driving to and from the concert. We didn’t have not even one sip of alcohol that night but we got an Uber to and from the concert because we didn’t want to worry about traffic, parking and we wanted to get there just before he was coming on. Plus, it’s always a treat to be sitting at the back seat and being chauffeured around! It literally took us 30min to get to the Coca Cola Dome and also to get back home. We ordered an Uber as the concert finished and probably waited for 15min, which isn’t so bad considering it took people an hour to get out the  parking.

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5. Download the set list and learn the songs

This is an obvious one but I think it’s pretty important to at least have heard of the songs the artist is performing. The setlist is generally not released officially but there are websites that keep a record of the set list from concerts in other countries of the same tour. You should check out www.setlist.fm

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I didn’t take that many photos at John Legend but I hope you enjoy this post and the pictures anyway! 🙂

With love…xxx