Lookbook: Shades of Summer

Hello my loves! It feels so good to be shooting my lookbook posts in familiar places, back here in Jozi. Not saying that I didn’t enjoy doing lookbook shoots in London but home is where the heart is. As we kiss the last few days of summer goodbye this year, I must say I’m super excited for autumn and winter because things are getting calmer, there’s no more summer craziness, it’s a completely different vibe. The best part is that I get to experiment with layers and luckily for us South Africans, it doesn’t get as cold as New York or London so there’s no need for us to walk around like eskimos. 🙂

I cannot believe that in 10 days time we will be traveling again, this trip has been planned for months now, we are going to Hong Kong and the Philippines again! I just love the Philippines so much, I need at least one beach holiday a year. Last time we never had a chance to stay in Manila (capital of Philippines) but this time we will be staying there for a night then spending 5 days in Boracay. 🙂 This trip will be quite the opposite compared to our London trip, while London was pretty cold, we will be stepping into some major humidity in Hong Kong and Philippines.

E and I are shopping for a new camera, which is pretty exciting because we’ve had the Canon for about 5 years now. We’re thinking of switching to a Nikon! Any tips from Nikon or Canon users? What do you recommend that we get? I would love to hear from you, so comment below or pop me an email!

I decided to pair up some jeans with a plain t-shirt, I’m getting more and more casual these days but I think it’s good to change things up every now and again. It’s no fun dressing up like a princess ALL the time. 🙂 Plus I really wanted to draw the attention to my new YSL bag, I’m absolutely obsessed with it! It’s a birthday present to myself this year and my newest baby! 🙂 I’ve had some questions on storing my bags and maintaining their value etc. I’ve done a good deal of research so I’ll be doing a post on that soon. Hope you enjoy this look!

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What I’m wearing: 

T-shirt from Forever 21 (Hong Kong)

Jeans by Zara (London)

Converse sneakers

YSL Université Satchel

With love…xxx

London Day 2

Happy (Good) Friday everyone! What is everyone up to this long weekend? To be honest, these long weekends don’t really make a difference to me anymore, but never the less I’m still excited about Easter weekend because it’s always filled with delicious chocolate eggs and other mouth watering goodies. E and I decided not to go away this year for Easter, considering that we just came back from Londontown, if you’ve missed my London Day 1 post, click here to check it out.

Our intentions were not to cram as many things as we can into our London visit, the purpose of the trip was to go for a quick getaway, relax and enjoy some time overseas together. On our second day in London, we decided to hit up the British Museum, I still remember going there for the first time 10 years ago as if it was yesterday. We did our research beforehand and took note of all the top sections we wanted to see in the museum and off we went. If you’re not a museum kind of person, I highly recommend that you do some research before visiting any museum, find a map online and mark off all the things you want to see. This way you don’t end up walking around aimlessly for hours wasting time that you could have spent doing things that you really love doing. E and I are both into mummies and Egyptian history (strange since we’ve never actually visited Egypt before) so we are always automatically drawn to the Egyptian section when we visit a museum. Hope you enjoy the photos!

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What I’m wearing: 

Grey jacket from a boutique in Taiwan

Scarf from H&M

Jeans from Zara London

Shoes by River Island

Louis Vuitton Crossbody bag

Beanie from a boutique in Taiwan

Have a great weekend!! 🙂 Speak soon!

With love…xxx

Lookbook: Zara at Hidden Valley

Happy Friday my loves! Now that I’m free from the shackles of confinement, days of the week is just another opportunity for me to explore what I like, what I don’t like and things that have never occurred to me. I no longer hate Mondays (surprise surprise!) but Fridays will always be Fridays! 🙂 Previously I published a post about my day spent at Hidden Valley and my dining experience at Overture, if you missed it click here. I didn’t want to overdo it with the photos so I promised another separate lookbook post on what I wore that day.

It was totally unintentional that the total look was by Zara! The top is actually a recent purchase while we were in Cape Town, I just love how comfy it is. The shoes I absolutely love as well, it just goes with everything and it’s actually my very first pair of kitten heels, I never quite appreciated the petite heels before (it looked granny to me) but I guess it’s how you wear it. What do you think?

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What I wore: 

Zara total look

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM bag

Vivienne Westwood sunnies

I watched The Great Gatsby again last night and I absolutely love that movie! Has anyone else watched it or read the book? I’m currently reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I know I’m a little delayed but it’s better late than never right?

With love…xxx