Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Birthday Girl {OOTD}

Dress (Forever New) | Heels (Zara) | Bag (Blackcherry via Fashion Hub) | Earrings (Call It Spring)

Well, after reading the title of today's post, you know it's my birthday. I turn 26 to be exact - but hey, who's counting right? The plan for my birthday? I will be in Johannesburg in meetings all afternoon. And hopefully I will get to spend some time with a friend I almost never see in the evening.

For me, birthdays are often a time of reflection. I am so grateful for every bit of 2014. I am grateful for you, my readers. I am grateful for the numerous projects I got to work on as a blogger. I am  grateful for the blossoming career before me. And I am especially grateful for those close to me who I can always count on for love & support. And even though I find myself reflecting on all these great things, I am never satisfied. I want more. It's in my nature. And with wanting more, comes the need for 2015 to be 10x better than 2014 - which it will be. 2015 is the year I get fit. This is now a priority as I find myself getting older & my metabolism slowing down. 2015 will also be the year for more great projects, & especially one that is dear to my heart.

" a whole year more incrediblerer "

I look forward to another brilliant year with all of you. I hope you enjoyed reading this post, & seeing this look. It's much more glam than I usually am, but it's my birthday & boy do I love it! Jerome & Tashia (@tashiarajah) had a HUGE part in how this turned out - so thank you to them both!

#DeathByBalloons
Not the easiest co-stars when shooting :)
















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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Modern Bride or Nah? {OOTD}

Dress (River Island) | Clutch (Bershka) | Neckpiece (H&M) | Heels (Truworths)

I remember purchasing this dress in Dubai a few months ago. The aim was to wear it to an event in Johannesburg - that didn't happen. Instead it lay in my closet for a few more weeks, until I pulled it out just for the sake of wearing it on the blog. Because let's be honest - if it's not on Instagram did it even happen?

While out shooting with Jerome, I couldn't help but think of Solange in a similar style dress at her wedding. Now while I love this dress - her dress was beyond amazing. The whole event actually. And while I paraded around wearing this little beauty, I also found myself thinking of what my bridal style may be. Could this be the kind of dress I would wear? Quite possibly yes. I am a person of extremes. Big wedding or elope. Vera Wang (budget) or dress like this very one. Red lips & a smokey eye or gel liner & nude lips. 

And while I am by no means ready for marriage. Nor have I found someone to even start to think of such things with. As I laughed, & walked, & posed in my version of the modern bride, I couldn't help but wonder.

What kind of bride do you think you will be?

Images by: Jerome Stoffels Photography








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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

So much PINK! {OOTD}

 Skirt & Top (China purchase) | Bag (Blackcherry Bags) | Mules (Call It Spring) | Sunglasses (Chloe Eyewear)

Yikes! I never wear this much pink - ever! But in the spirit of the new year, & wanting to wear many of my unworn clothing items, I thought I should wear this little two-piece I found on my trip to China in September 2014. I think it's cute & fun. What do you think?


Images by: Jerome Stoffels Photography





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Monday, January 5, 2015

Nothing Haunts Us Like The Things We Didn't Buy {Monochrome Monday OOTD}

 Top (River Island) | Mules (Call It Spring) | Bag (Blackcherry Handbags) | Sunglasses (Chloe Eyewear) | 
Watch (Daniel Wellington) | Choker (Lovisa)

Happy New Year to you all :) I hope the festive season has treated you well. I am starting the year off extremely well, & today I actually head back to work which I am happy about. I won't lie, my holiday TO-DO-LIST was quite long, & I haven't stuck to most of it. Not because I was lazy or too busy, but rather because I chose to "just go with it" for a change. I started exercising & hitting the gym hard. And also catching up with friends I hadn't seen since school. It was absolutely refreshing. I couldn't be happier with how I chose to spend my time.

All the best for the week ahead! xx

**PS. I need a great pair of white skinny jeans. These are old & kinda too tight now lol. Recomendations?

Images by: Jerome Stoffels Photography










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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Explore The Night Reader Experience


On 20 December I hosted a little get-together for 6 of my blog readers in Durban courtesy of Smirnoff ICE Double Black with Guarana #ExploreTheNight. Today I get to share with you all a few snaps from the #ExploreTheNight Reader Experience.

I hosted the 6 lovely ladies on a catamaran which took us out & around Durban harbour. It was such a beautiful evening & the view of Durban city was spectacular. It was one of those moment where you are almost speechless. We had a lovely evening chatting & laughing & getting to know each other while snacking & drinking of course.

The ladies were chauffeured in the Explore The Night cars which was such a spoil.

I took away a few things from this experience with my readers.
1. I have a very diverse readership
2. It is extremely important that readers see the person behind the blog in a normal setting
3. I want to do this more often so that I can meet all of you!

Thank you so much to Smirnoff SA for sponsoring this great night out, & also to Hashtag for great food, & the awesome crew at Durban Boat Hire, & a HUGE thanks to my special friend & photographer Jerome who captured every moment.

**UPDATE: So I have just heard that the awesome #ExploreTheNight free cabs have been extended until the weekend of 6/7 February.

Here are the links to where you can download the APP & request your FREE Cab on Friday/Saturday 7pm-2am

iOS: http://bit.ly/ETNiOS
Android: http://bit.ly/ETNAndroid

**Please note this post is sponsored.

Images by: Jerome Stoffels Photography













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Monday, December 29, 2014

Velvet LBD {OOTD}

Dress (River Island) | Heels (Blonde Salad x Steve Madden) | Bag (H&M) | Choker (Lovisa)

It's almost time for us to ring in the new year once again, & I thought I would share a little sexy LBD inspiration for all of you who aren't sure what you'll be wearing yet. You simply cannot go wrong with the Little Black Dress. This particular dress is actually velour & not velvet, but I chose to refer to it as velvet because not everyone would know velour. Anyway. You can have a million LBD's & wear them each very differently. It's really about choosing a flattering silhouette that you can wear over & over again. And also accessorising the LBD. I accessorised this particular dress with my new favourite 90's choker & the cutest real suede bucket bag I purchased from H&M.

Images by: Jerome Stoffels Photography









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