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
Every winter, I buy an item of clothing with waterfall traits. Each year sees me buying a different colour and style, all in aid of building up my personal collection. This year is no different. And, in my opinion, the waterfall style trenches and cardigans are a winter wardrobe staple. In all its elegance and flattery, the draped collar looks amazing with just about everything.
I tend to find that the waterfall design is somewhat oversized, which is why I suggest always pairing this piece with a belt around the waist. However, that being said, each to her own. Waterfall outerwear also looks amazing left loose for a more boho-chic look.
In today’s look, I have styled my oversized felt waterfall coat with skinny jeans, a waist belt and heels. I have kept my look pretty simple and weekend friendly. But of course you can also style these pieces with pencil skirts and dresses for office glam. The options are endless. Lookout for my post on how I style my waterfall coat during the week. Coming soon!!!
Waterfall coat – Zulu Lulu
Tunic – Woolworths
Jeans – Armani Exchange
Shoes – Zara
Handbag – Guess
The only thing I love about winter is layering up in luxe looks. And this season, nothing says chic quite like the “cape coat”. I have seen so many cape coats on the runways that I’ve actually now lost count. And of course I would take notice of these amazing pieces of fashion architecture! In my humble opinion, cape coats are a fashion forward look to die for.
For me, the ultimate is that these coats transform the simplest of outfits into something special with almost minimal effort. Skinny jeans paired with riding boots and a cape coat. Bull’s eye. Nuff said.
Cape coat – Zulu Lulu
Jeggings – Zara
Boots – Country Road
Have an amazing day beautiful readers!!!
I would love to believe that my soul is partly bohemian. Partly I say, because in this thing called life, I am extremely bound by my career (tassels unfortunately don’t work well in the corporate world unless it’s Casual Friday). So yes, on weekends I love adding touches of boho to my outfit choices. If you share my sentiments, the easiest way to unleash your inner boho is by incorporating tasseled pieces into your wardrobe.
Finding tasseled pieces won’t be difficult this winter but the key to remember here is to keep it simple. A fatal style mistake will be going into bohemian overdrive and kitting out in tassels from head to toe. Subtle doses of tassels will do the trick. I am finding sweaters and cardigans with tasseled detailing to be extremely popular and are a great addition to one’s winter wardrobe. If you aren’t quite ready to delve into bohemian inspired clothing but are fond of the style, why not start with accessories (feather necklaces, fringed cuff bracelets) or a fringed scarf to add a bit of boho to your style.
Given that my cardigan has a rather bold print, I’ve kept the rest of my look very simple. I’ve also added a belt to accentuate my waist and to avoid looking square.
Cardigan – Zulu Lulu
Jeans – Zara
Belt – Mango
Ankle Boots – Call It Spring
Bag – Zulu Lulu
Thanks for reading!
Much Love xxx
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 🙂