Casual Draping

I love casual draping. Just bring out the Grecian Goddess in me why don’t you. Flowy, flattering, feminine. These dresses are everything. But how does one style them. I would’ve in all honesty, loved to have paired my dress today with a pair of gladiator sandals. However, my feet are in a rather embarrassing condition, hence the boots.

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I went for a more casual grunge look, with boots and a thick waist belt. I cannot wait to restyle this dress will lots of layered neckpieces and gladiators. One dress, numerous looks, SCORE!

 

Dress: The Space

Boots: Aldo

Belt: Mango

Bag: Guess

Happy Friday Everyone 🙂

May the weekend be amazeballs!

xoxoxox

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Skirt Addiction

I am a skirt and dress addict. They ooze feminity and have this understated glam.

However, whenever I do purchase an item of clothing, I always think about how am I going to style it. Truth be told, I hadnt really thought much about the draped/wrap skirt I purchased from 32 Clothing.

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The skirt I bought plays with lines and adds textured interest given its silkiness and works beautifully with muted pieces.

However, a short wrap skirt draws attention to the leg area, so if you’re not comfortable with leg-flaunting, do give this style a pass. given the length of my skirt, I have kept my shoes pretty flat and my accessories to a minimal.

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Blouse – Bershka

Skirt – 32 Clothing

Clutch – 32 Clothing

Shoes – Accessorize

Have an amazing day everyone!

xoxoxoxo

 

Printed Pants

Printed pants are a huge trend right now. Well in all honesty, I don’t generally follow every trend to hit the fashion scene, but I think this one is pretty awesome. They can be dressed up or down and hence in my opinion, are perfect. The type I’m wearing today is loose, comfy, and almost feels like pjs. You really can’t go wrong here. I want to wear them everywhere.

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When I first bought these pants, I was attracted to the print. Then I got onto thinking about how I was going to style it. Given my hips and butt, I didn’t think I would be able to pull these pants off (I had this misconception that prints would equate to me looking like a hippo), but styled correctly, they are rather flattering. I’ve kept my top a solid colour and paired it with heels for a work friendly look. For a weekend friendly look, strappy sandals would be ideal.

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Blouse – New Look

Pants – New Look

Shoes – Woolworths

Bag – Guess

HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!

xoxoxox

DIY: Clear Nail Polish

I’m sure many of you already know this tip, I think it’s pure genius. Ever since starting Zulu Lulu I’ve been looking for simple effective ways to keep jewellery from tarnishing and this makes such a difference. Like any girl, I love jewellery as most of you already know. I actually have an unhealthy obsession with costume jewellery. And of course, sometimes my jewellery lasts only a few wears before the color starts to rub off and turn my finger, wrist or neck green, which results in me never wearing the piece again. So here is a quick simple solution to stop the green fingers, wrists and necks.

What you need:
Costume jewellery
Clear nail polish

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Paint a coat or two of clear nail polish on the back of your watches, inside your rings and bracelets and the outside of your neckpieces and you are sorted. The colour stays on your jewellery rather than your skin.

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Another awesome tip for clear nail polish is to paint a layer or two over your pieces with small crystals. This helps to keep the crystals from falling out. And I’m off…to paint my jewellery that is!

HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE!

xoxoxoxoxo

My Parisian Affair

PARIS. I have always been in awe of this exquisite city. The romance (to the extent that my wedding was even Paris themed), the beautiful people, the culture, basically everything. So of course, Paris was the most awaited part of our holiday. We arrived to cold, rainy weather and paid an exorbitant taxi fare to our hotel (yes, we fell prey to being scammed tourists). But, nonetheless our hotel was nothing short of amazing with its little balcony and amazing view of the Eiffel Tower.

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Needless to say, the balcony quickly became my morning tea spot and somehow I found the cold rather refreshing.

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Watching far too much TV had resulted in me daydreaming about being at the top of the Eiffel Tower with my husband declaring his undying love for me, walking hand in hand with him through the streets of Paris and eating copious amounts of crepes and macaroons. Aaaaah such simplicity and bliss. All that was needed was French accordion music in the background and I’d say my daydreams were straight out a movie!

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So did Paris really live up to all the romantic, cultural hype created in my mind? NO! Because it blew my mind and was so much more than I ever daydreamed about.

And so our Paris experience began with a busy agenda (oh how touristy of us). Kiss under the Eiffel Tower. Visit the Louvre. Eat macarons from Laduree. Shop at Champs-Elysees. Go for a midnight stroll along the Seine. Visit the Palace of Versailles. Attach a lock to a love bridge. Eat crepes and croissants from street cafes. And so much more.

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Oh and on the bit about my husband declaring his undying love for me at the top of the Eiffel Tower. That didn’t happen. Given his fear of heights, the events at the top of the Eiffel Tower unfolded with me declaring my undying love for him and comforting him whilst he felt like he had lost his ability to walk. Well, for all my efforts up there, I was rewarded with a crepe. All in the name of love!

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Map in hand, we walked and walked and walked. Stood in queues at tourist highlights. Ran across roads in an attempt not to get knocked. Bought art from street vendors. Got the flu. And ate our hearts out.

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And in all honesty, Paris in all its beauty was a dream come true which I cannot believe I got to experience (even though it was just 4 days). What I brought back with me, besides the clothes and trinkets, was the best of memories created with my favourite person on the earth. I couldn’t have asked for more really.

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