Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Happy holidays

I have been on holiday in my native province with my family. I was reminded once again the breath taking beauty of  my home land. The vast landscapes that continue for miles, the lush green hills and valleys..the crystal clear waters and golden brown sands.
As usual at this time of the year, the weather has been gorgeously sunny. I have been spending my days lazing around at the beach and eating way too much food.

The only sobering thing is that I must drive 8 hours back to Johannesburg in a few days.

I hope you are having a great holiday and see you safe and sound in January.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012


I am loving the long summer days, filled with laziness and way too long’s just what I need at this time of the year.
Dressing for summer is a lot of fun for me, all the florals and the pastels and the neons are bound to come out to play.
I am always dressing to be comfortable and to be cool because it’s so hot. I have also been swapping my heels for flats a lot more lately.

Soon I'll be in the EC with my family; what I'm really looking forward to is the beach, the smell of the sea, the sand between my toes...

This look was one of such summer day looks with florals and laziness...I am wearing a peplum skirt with a green floral print, teamed up with a very light blue cardigan and my favourite Zara beaded neckpiece.
I’m not really an accessories person, I can wear a look with not a single accessory but I can’t seem to resist the statement neckpiece trend.  

Stay cool, and happy holidays!
About the outfit:
-          Peplum skirt- Jo Borkett
-          Cardigan - Woolworths
-          Bag- Sissy Boy
-          Neckpiece- Zara

Saturday, 15 December 2012


Denim is one of those timeless trends...
Year after year fashion reinvents denim to be fresher and modern...
Denim on denim is the coolest way to wear to pull off this trend. A denim top paired with jeans, or a denim dress and jacket, or like I have done here denim shorts and a denim shirt. There is blue denim, stone washed, bleached or printed, whatever your preference..

My look today consists of my favorite high waisted shorts; they are made from soft denim which makes them very comfortable. The soft fabric also means they expand/stretch with my weight…
I paired them with a floral summer vest and a denim top...

The outfit:
- shorts- Edgars
- Floral vest- Jo Borkett
- Shirt- Edgars

Thursday, 13 December 2012


I'm so excited that two special bloggers I follow nominated me for a Leibster blog award.  Blogger Rolana from and Maria from are the lovely two blogger who tagged me.

The Liebster Blog Award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. It’s a fun way for new bloggers to put themselves out there.

The rules are as follows:

·       Post 11 random facts about yourself
·       Answer 11 questions from the person who tagged you
·       Tag 11 blogs with under 200 followers, and no tag back..although I'm only tagging 8 fabulous blogs

·       Create 11 new questions for who you tag


v  I always feel like the tallest girl in the room...I used to feel weird about it, until I learnt to appreciate the advantages of long legs J

v  I'm the eldest of 4.

v  My day job is being a banker.

v  I love potatoes, in any shape or form…Baked, mashed, fried...

v  I would trade food for shoes...but I’m lucky that’s not a choice I have to make.

v  I need my black berry with me all the time...I guess I have FOMO (fear of missing out)

v  I read book 2(50 shades darker) of 50 shades of Grey in 6 days.

v   I'm addicted to the tv series The walking dead..

v   I'm quite shy.

v Applying foundation is still an enigma to me.

v   I feel naked without mascara


What is your dream job?

ü  Editor of Vogue out Franca!

 What is the reason behind your blog name?

ü  It is a documentary of my fashion dream and I'm silly enough to think people care.

Going to an island, what are the 3 beauty products you would take?

ü  Facial wipes…Gotta keep those pores clean, eyes just look better with it on, and Lipgloss because a world or island with no lip gloss is not worth living in...

Favourite way to spend your free time?

ü  Shopping and then blogging about the new clothes J 

If you had 3 wishes, what would they be?

ü  I would wish for Alexander McQueen’s ability to make fabulous clothes, a day with Michael Jackson and Carrie Bradshaw's shoe collection. 

 Favorite item of clothing in your wardrobe?

ü  My tux blazer from H&M, it goes with everything.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?

ü  Paris

 Favorite place to shop?

ü  Online stores; I'm soo over malls.

 Lipstick or lipgloss... and what's your favourite colour?

ü  Definitely lipgloss, Pink

Who is your favourite fashion designer?

ü  Thula Sindi for his practical clothes, and Eli Saab for his fantasy, princessy clothes.

What do you think of my blog?

ü  I love you blog, I love that you are a fashion designer. Your style is unique and daring.


If you could change your name, what would it be?
ü  Africa or Milan...

What's your favorite song lyrics from your favorite song?
ü  Man in the mirror by MJ...

What would be the food that you can eat every 
single day for the rest of your life?
ü  Potatoes and pasta

 Adele or Katy Perry? Why?
ü  Adele, No explanation needed..She's amazing.

What's the best thing about blogging?
ü  Expressing yourself in your own domain, without forcing anyone to take note.

Where is your dream vacation?
ü  The south of France

 Would you rather fly up in the clouds or swim under the sea?
ü  Neither..I’m afraid of drowning and I’m afraid of falling..If I were forced to choose it would be flying.

Who is your closest blogger friend?
ü  Too many to mention, love my fellow bloggers.

What is your dream closet must have? (bags/shoes/clothes/accessories)
ü  Shoes, shoes and more shoes

Classic or trendy? Why?
ü  Classic, because true class never goes out of fashion.

What is the smallest / simpliest thing that makes you happy?
ü  Knowing I don’t need to wake up early the next day...

Question for the blogs I have tagged:

Ø Why blogging?
Ø What’s your dream job?
Ø Your favourite 2012 fashion trend
Ø Which 3 people dead or alive would you invite to dinner?
Ø Favourite book
Ø How would you define your style
Ø Favourite pieces in your closet
Ø Your favourite style icon
Ø Favourite blog right now?
Ø Jeans or leggings?
Ø Night-in or night out?


Have fun ladies!

Monday, 10 December 2012


This floor length maxi skirt is actually a dress from Witchery. It works a lot better as a skirt, even though styling it is a bit challenging due to its bright printed nature. What I love most about this skirt/dress is the flowiness and lightness of the fabric making it perfect for hot summer days. I wore this outfit to an outdoor lunch; the cotton felt breathable and the fabric was not sticking to my body.

I decided to style the skirt with more prints...going for a print on print look. I knew it was a risky move; usually you would want to tone down a printed piece with a mono colored piece.  

The bra top is one of my favorite trends, it allows you to show off a little bit of flesh without feeling too exposed.  The playfull, almost tribal yellow pattern is what attracted to this bratop. I added a beaded neck piece to complete the look. I love beaded statement neck pieces. I felt the tibal feel brought my the beads would complement the tribal print on the top.

I guess this look is not your typical laid back maxi dress look at all; it's a little hard working, a little complex but it really felt comfortable..which is essential for any look.

About the outfit:
-Dress worn as a skirt- Witchery @ Stuttafords
- Bra top- Kumaro @ Mr Price
- Beaded Neck piece- Lovisa
- Sunnies- Free from ElleSA Magazine December edition

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Gifts for under R200

My crazy friends and I had the ridiculous idea of getting each other gifts of  not more than R200 this year, that is a little over US $20. Crazy as it was I loved this idea, the low budget would force us to be inventive and a lot more consideration would go into the gift..which would give it even more meaning. Once I started looking for the gifts I quickly realized the nightmare I was faced with. But I never back away from a challenge and in the end I was pretty happy with what I found for my friends. The even harder part was willing myself into not keeping everything for myself *hides face*

Gift one: Who doesn't like a party top?

This wonderful embroidered top is too cute for words, and as previously mentioned I kind of wanted it for myself.. It's from Forever New and it was on sale at R175. Score!
I think this top is so versatile, it can be worn with jeans for both a casual and a semi casual night look. It would also work with a flared skirt and a blazer or tailored high waist shorts.

Gift two: All wrapped up in gorgeousness..

This scarf is just amazingly fabulous...I couldn't resist also buying one for myself..
It's colorful and silky and can be worn in soo many ways. Weather worn around your neck as a scarf or as head wrap this scarf is sure to impress. The friend I bought this scarf for is a little conservative when it comes to print and color..she prefers simple and less noisy...this scarf is the opposite of that, the perfect little way to nudge her ever so slightly away from her comfort zone.
The scarf is also from Forever New..retailing at R195..awesome price!

Gift three: Bag it!

If your are buying a gift for under R200 you must surely go to Mr I did and I was not disappointed.
I got this vintage look bag for R79, I was shocked out of my socks and also very happy about that number. If this was not the last one I would have also gotten myself one. It's soo lady like and so stylish, perfect for a lunch out or a night out. It can be carried as a clutch or as a bag. I love the neon Pink that is showing through the cut outs.
Because this gift was so dead cheap, I still had a budget left to buy something else...I found the cutest phone cover at Forever New. It was also on sale for R60, I just couldn't resist the girlylook of this pouch..too cute.

This just proves you don't need to spend a lot to show the people you love that you care and appreciate them. 

Monday, 3 December 2012


The weather has been a little cold and wet in Jo’burg bringing much needed relief from the hot and humid summer days.
No matter, bad weather means nothing to a busy fashionista.

My look today revolves around these printed cropped pants from Forever New. I love the light weight fabric they are made from.
The print pattern is simple in black and white and the high waist is just fabulous. I dream of wearing them with a really bright top or blazer.

In the meantime I paired them with a beige blazer and bright heels. 
I have worn these pants before with a basketball jacket; I think they work better here in smart casual than in sporty chic.

I apologize for the less than impressive quality of the photos, my camera has been acting up, so my pictures didn't come as well as I had hoped.
At the top of my Christmas wish list is a professional camera…hint..

 About the look:
- Pants- Forever New
- Blazer- Selfi
- Shoes- Nine West

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