Thursday, 28 February 2013

AUTUMN/ WINTER TRENDS

Grazia and Jo Borkett hosted a winter trends readers night in Sandton this Tuesday.
Champagne and macaroons in hand, the Grazia team took us through what we can expect to be wearing in a few weeks from Jo Borkett in line with fashion trends.

You can expect more peplums (Yay), brocade (not a fan, would rather leave this fabric to grand ma's curtains), leather, camouflage, prints and lots of knit wear. I'm excited to wear some leather and camouflage; I also can't wait for winter knits for when a coat is just too much. 
Another surprising yet interesting trend is velvet, my friend and I went gaga for Jo Borkett's velvet skater skirts in black or maroon. This winter will be full of lush, feminine and luxurious fabrics.    






What I wore..

I wore black and white slim leg pants with a cropped t-shirt and a tux blazer. The pants are very comfortable and casual, pairing them with the tux blazer made more a little more dressier. The blazer is from H&M, the pants are Cotton on and the tank top is from Mr Price. 







The shopping..
What do you get when you put a group of women in a Jo Borkett store with everything on the floor at 30% less?..Madness!


The jacket of the season..

I fell in love with the ox blood clutch with studs, and the most beautiful leather sleeves winter jacket.



The Fashion..









Sunday, 24 February 2013

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Office wear

A look for a day at the office..

Skirt- Country Road
Shirt- Thrift store
Shoes- 9west
Necklace- Lovisa









Sunday, 17 February 2013

My Valentines day

I wore this outfit to my valentines day dinner and outdoor movie date. I know its not your typical Vday pink or red and white outfit, but I felt pretty in black. I tried to lighten up the outfit with the colourful head scarf. 
My boyfriend and I went to an outdoor movie screening of Paris je taime at the Maboneng Precinct in downtown Jozi. As we arrived on Fox street for the movie, we were welcome by a gorgeous visual of tens of red beanie bags across the street laid out before the big screen. After a refreshing welcome cocktail, we had dinner at Shap'braai which is a chisa nyama esk township style kind of restaurant. Then with bubbly and pop corn in hand we watched the movie under the stars. It was a really cool experience, and the beanie bags were surprisingly comfortable and created a conducive environment to cuddling. 








What I wore:
- Peplum skirt- Jo Borkett
- Tux blazer- H&M
- Scarf worn as a turban- Forever New
- Peep toe boots- Edgars










Monday, 4 February 2013

My hair right now!

This post has been inspired by fellow blogger and hair lover Tendayi from http://www.africanhairblog.com
Tendayi is a lady who is passionate about taking care of hair, nourishing it and creating a fertile environment for it to grow and flourish. After much reading up on her blog about how I should be taking care of my hair and all the don'ts that I'm currently doing, I silently made a promise to from there on be gentler and caring of my hair.

What I have been doing:
- I have been treating weekly, I mostly do this at home with a deep conditioning treatment from Organic; every two weeks I do this treatment at the salon.
- I air dry my hair with rollers, so I don't have to use a straightening iron or a blow dryer which can lead to thinning of hair strands.
- No micro braids for me; when I braid my hair I ensure the braids are not too thin because this could lead to hair loss on the hair line.
- I moisturize every night before bed both my scalp and the hair, I don't like to do this in the morning because the hair may be too oily.

My hair right now:
My hair was texlaxed three weeks ago; texlaxing is a form of relaxing that doesn't straighten the hair too much, it leaves it manageable and not bone straight.
I then did what is called dry curl; to achieve this you put perm rollers on wet hair and sit under the dryer for an hour.
The result is bouncy curls that look like an afro without the the stiffness and dryness of an afro. I plan to do these curls myself next time after conditioning at home, I'll put them on before bed so that they dry overnight and I will not need to use a dryer. First I need to find the perm curlers..I have no idea where to buy them.
I'm really enjoying these curls, I feel like I'm channeling a young and innocent MJ ..bonus (:


Immediately after the curls were done..



Two days after the curls were done..


To learn more about easy ways to take care of your natural hair at home, you must visit Tendayi's blog.
I hope you enjoyed the post, visit again soon.









Saturday, 2 February 2013

Like a second skin

My bf's Samsung phone saves the day yet again..and the photos are not too bad. 

The thing I love most about this body-con dress is that it fits like a second skin. Its made from a cotton fabric with a floral print and has a sexy half bare back. 
The heels are are in a dark red color from Buffalo. I wore this look in the evening for dinner.
I hope you like it.












About the look
Dress- Asos.com
Bag- Woolies
Heels- Buffalo
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