Everyone who knows me, knows that I love flats. Had I not been a corporate working class girl, my closet would’ve probably comprised solely of flats. So with the imminent occurrence of winter, I needed a few items to update my wardrobe (which is usually the case on an annual basis). And this year, ankle boots were number one on my list. There are just so many beautiful styles to choose from however none ‘spoke’ to me.
That was until I walked into Nine West (for a very different reason might I add). I found the most ideal pair of ankle boots in the store and Murphy’s law, they don’t have it in my size. The sales assistant goes on to tell me they are basically sold out of this style across South Africa. Oh the horror! Anyways, being my determined self, I still left my details just in case by some miracle a pair could be sourced. And as they say, the rest is history! I am now the proud owner of the most amazing ankle boots.
I will be doing a series of posts incorporating these boots into my looks so keep an eye out for them. And ladies remember, you don’t need these exact pairs to create gorgeous looks. My looks are purely inspiration for you to get out your boots and style them to perfection.
My first look incorporates rolled jeans. I love letting a bit of my ankle show between my jeans and boots, highlighting the thinnest part of my legs so that I don’t look like I have wide ankles. This look works best with skinny jeans. Other styles of jeans tend to shorten your legs when rolled. I’ve paired these jeans with a loose fitting shirt for a comfortable yet stylish weekend look.
Shirt – Zara
Jeans – Zara
Boots – Nine West
Sunglasses – Cotton On
I’m always excited to receive invites in the mail. This time was no different. Of course I am excited at the prospect of attending an elegant event. Well, until I get to the dress code. And that’s where my issues begin.
Issue 1 – I am one of those people who don’t really know what cocktail attire means. Issue 2 – How does one dress winter appropriately and still pull of cocktail attire. So you guys now understand my dilemma. Black tie, white tie, semi-formal, business, business casual, smart casual, casual and then you still get cocktail! All these vague sartorial rules and regulations are enough to make my head spin.
And so naturally, I think black. You can never go wrong with black. And typically, I’d say a LBD would be ideal, however I am in Johanneburg and the evenings are pretty chilly. And I decided to put a little spin on cocktail attire. The outfit shall be elegant, dressy and weather appropriate. Tailored pants and a long sleeved waterfall coat teamed with statement heels and metallic accessories. Whether or not this actually equates to cocktail attire, I still have no clue. But in all honesty, I do feel fabulous. Isn’t that what individuality is about after all.
Waterfall Trench – Zulu Lulu
Tunic – Bershka
Pants – Forever New
Belt – Zulu Lulu
Clutch – Aldo
Shoes – Aminah Jillil
Happy Midweek readers!!
I love purple. Its extremely flattering on most skin tones and an extremely versatile colour. So of course when I came across this purple and nude beauty, I needed to have it. I find the nude and purple colour combination really complimentary and delicate. Given that purple is a mix of blue and red, both these shades look amazing when paired with purple. Hence I chose a navy pair of shoes and a navy and cream handbag to accessorise my look.
Dress: Jo Borkett
Bag: Zulu Lulu
HAPPY HUMP DAY EVERYONE!
Can’t decide which bracelet to wear, wear them all. With the stacking bracelet trend, I truely feel that arm candy has been transformed. Historically I haven’t been a huge bracelet or ring fan (the only ring I do sport is a simple Cartier nail wedding ring), but I cannot seem to get enough. Bracelets date back as far back as 7,000 years ago. It has been and still is an accessory that has long held a symbolic and decorative place in human culture. Bracelets may be of sentimental value or simply add a bit of colour and style to an outfit on a grey day. With the stacking trend, bracelets have once again been revived. To all the ladies who haven’t yet tried this out, you need it. It adds instant glam to any outfit.
I have stacked various cream, gold and black bracelets on one hand for today’s look. I absolutely love black and lace and in my opinion stacked bracelets add the perfect amount of quirk to my getup. Hopefully this gives you some stacked bracelets inspiration.
Blouse – Bershka
Skirt – Rage
Shoes – Zara
Clutch – 32Clothing
Arm Candy – Zulu Lulu
Happy Sunday Gorgeous Followers!!!
South Africa’s Fashion Week (‘SAFW’) has really only been something I knew from TV, fashion magazines and the internet. So being invited to attend was pretty huge for me. And so started my SAFW journey! Clothes, hair, make-up? My preparation was real. And so I settled for understated glam, smokey eyes and glowing skin.
The vision of SAFW has always been to nurture an appreciation for South African fashion and create brand awareness amongst consumers both locally and internationally.
After seeing what I did on Saturday evening, I couldn’t be prouder. Well deserved standing ovation House of Ole.
Firstly, South Africa’s designers are beyond talented. Secondly, we are a damn good looking nation. And thirdly, we have street style down to the T. Period.
My outfit details:
Neckpiece – Zulu Lulu
Top – Woolworths
Skirt – Rage
Shoes – Zara
Clutch – 32Clothing
Have an amazing Monday gorgeous readers 🙂
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.
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
Happy Friday Everyone 🙂
May the weekend be amazeballs!
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.
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.
Blouse – Bershka
Skirt – 32 Clothing
Clutch – 32 Clothing
Shoes – Accessorize
Have an amazing day everyone!