Monday Must Have’s: Sephora Collection Face Masks

Hello World. After a jam-packed weekend, its time to Break Out a Monday Must have post. Today I am reviewing the Sephora sheet masks, that I have tried over a period of four weeks. These masks retail for 6USD each.

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The first mask I tried was the Sephora Grape Face Mask, specifically aimed at protecting and acting as a shield against urban pollution to maintain skin’s natural radiance. On the website these masks are described as ” A next-generation Sephora Collection face mask in a new bio-fiber to perfectly hug facial contours for more effective results.”These masks are paraben free, sulfate free, phthalate free and cruelty free.

The white sheets are soaked in serum and has a film that needs to be removed before placing it on your face. My first impression was that the smell was not overpowering, this is a big deal for me as my sinus would’ve acted up and my review would end there and then.I thought it would be grape scented but had a subtle rose scent which I loved. The mask was soothing, the serum absorbed easily and after 15 minutes I massaged whatever was left over into my skin. My skin felt refreshed with this mask & I would definitely try it again.

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The next one I tried was the Sephora Litchi Face Mask. This ultra moisturising & brightening mask was what I needed most, as I have extremely dry skin. Once again the smell was rose scented, so that was a plus. It did what it claimed to do , it moisturised my skin which felt plump afterward and brightened it up. I used this before I did my make- up and I could see a difference.

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The next one I was excited to try because I am obsessed with pomegranate was the Sephora Pomegranate Face Mask. This face mask is used to combat fatigue & energize your skin. When I applied this I had a bad reaction around my mouth and nose area which also caused a bit of swelling especially around my top lip area. I’m not sure which ingredient it was that caused the allergic reaction, however I will say this, I do have extremely sensitive skin so this might work perfectly well for you.

The last mask I tried was the Pineapple face mask. This actually smelled like pineapples and what do I love more than pomegranate, PINEAPPLES obviously. This mask aims to perfect & smooth your pores. Once again I used this before I did my make up and that together with my primer had me asking what pores. This mask was a hit & probably my favourite.

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As far as the price is concerned I’m not sure if this is the most cost-effective mask but I would purchase these masks again in a heartbeat. If you are lucky enough to have a Sephora in your city or you order online there is currently a “buy 3 get 1 free deal“. As always thank you for reading. Please let me know how you found these masks. With all my love F xx

 

WSWB: Wedaad ETC

Hello World. I’m happy to share another Women Supporting Women in Business (WSWB) post on this beautiful summery winter’s day in Cape Town. As an avid supporter of Women Supporting Women in Business I am always on the lookout for  authentic, local & ethical businesses to support.

I am excited to introduce you to  Wedaad ETC. Wedaad ETC offers paper art, laser cutting & engraving, specialises in event decor and donut walls. Her designs are always on trend at a fraction of the cost.

A few weeks ago I arranged a pop up coffee shop for The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) to launch a flagship project called Cuppa for CANSA. We got our tea expert on board The Tea Merchant who paired their tea with cupcakes from The Cape Town Hotel School.

I needed something else  to pull the entire event  together. I then thought of Wedaad  and asked her if she could style the event. She took up the challenge.

 

 

Her flower wall uses paper flowers & is always the focal point which I love  She decided on a vintage theme using books and bird cages for every table. We had a hit!

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Flower Wall

I asked Wedaad what she is passionate about. She says”If it’s important to you….it’s important to me” is the motto I’ve adopted over time. So in living up to this, it’s amazing how I get to know and learn about my clients and eventually delivering products that suits exactly what their expectations are. My passions are design,  creativity and mostly colour! Throwing in some awesome service…and I think a great recipe for success can be formulated.”

Wedaad’s entrepreneurial spirit started at a young age & she attributes her success to her survival instinct and providing good service every time. Wedaad believes “A satisfied client will always return or recommend good service they received.”

Wedaad’s entrepreneurial spirit started at a young age & she attributes her success to her survival instinct and providing good service every time. Wedaad believes “A satisfied client will always return or recommend good service they received.”

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The powerhouse that is Wedaad ETC

Amazing things happen when you support & love local! As the saying goes “When you buy from a small business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl (or boy) get dance lessons, a little boy (or girl) get his team jersey, a mom put food on the table, a dad pay a mortgage. As always thank you for reading, will all my love F xx

OOTD: Cosy knits & “How to feel pretty”

Hello World. It’s time to Break Out an OOTD ( Outfit of the day post), Girl it’s another jumper/jersey post .

I wasn’t lying when I said I’m living for snug knits this winter. Paired over here with a fur gilet, it immediately changes the whole knit/legging/boot combo. To not end up looking the same I also changed up the accessories in this look , including the massive earrings, added a hat & different sunglasses.

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The fur gilet was gifted to me two years ago which was bought on sale at Woolies for wait for it R100. This is on trend and will be around for a good few years still. The earrings I nabbed off my friend and is from Mr Price where it retails  for R19.90, the hat is from Trenery and sunglasses from Aldo (three/four years ago)

A few weekends ago all snug in my knit we went to the movies . I wanted to watch ‘I Feel Pretty’. A romcom starring Amy Schumer who plays Renee a woman who doesn’t believe she’s beautiful. Instead of having a makeover, or going on some fad diet, after a little bump on the head, something changes for her. What changes is the way she sees herself.

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This movie is relatable in so many ways. There was a time when I was Renee, I felt ignored & definitely not beautiful . I hated being fat and thought to the world I was ugly and invisible, until I changed the conversations I was having with myself. I started loving me for who I was, an imperfect mess. I invested my time in people who accepted me for me. I spent my time doing things that fed my soul. The world slowly changed for me. It proved to me that who I see myself as is who people will see me as. And what people were seeing was someone who was loving life.

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The world we live in will still judge you for being fat because people have been conditioned to believe that beauty has one standard look. And that look is a size zero. The change comes when you believe in your worth. We need to change our dialogue. Being fat isn’t being ugly, being fat doesn’t mean you are not worthy of love , being fat doesn’t mean you are invisible .

J.K Rowling says it better than I ever will – “Is fat really the worst thing a human being can be? Is fat worse than vindictive, jealous, shallow, vain, boring, evil or cruel? Not to me”

As always thank you for reading , with all my love F xx

My Schmalentines’ day gift guide xxx

So with Valentine’s day / Schmalentines day , less than a week away, its time to kick it up a gear. Every year I buy into the commercialization of this day, I’m a sucker for heart-shaped choccies, anything cute and unconventional.

When I was single I celebrated this day with friends or alone and I have always felt this day is not just for couples. It’s for anyone who wants to show a little bit of love whether that’s towards besties, fur kids, human kids or just towards themselves because self-care is a thing now.

Mainly I just love this day because, GIFTS!!!!!! Spread the love and enjoy my Gift guide below.

Gift for your bff

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The perfect couple gift

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The perfect sweet treat for the cuties in your life!

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Treats for that special pooch in your life!

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For the make- up Junkie!

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Retro gadgets for your Smartphone!

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Remember , God is in the details!Tag you’re it xx

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Have your cake!

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Coffee on the Go!

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Happy Socks!

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Rub a dub dub. 

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And if you only want to spoil yourself, thats fine too! Surround yourself  with all the things that make you feel a ‘lil bit extra’. And for my international readers and friends, I have a gift guide similar to this one over on mytrendingstories.com which are available to order from Amazon.com. Have a read over here.

As always thank you for reading lurvlies xxx

Get your shit together in 2017!

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Hello World. Break out Girl! Three weeks in, how’s your new year been treating you? According to Forbes.com only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions.People who successfully stuck to their NY resolutions did so because they ‘Kept it simple’. If your goals are simple, short and attainable it wont seem like you setting yourself up for failure.

Instead of NY resolutions, I prefer to do a life audit on my birthday where I plan and map my goals for the year ahead.

This year I have set myself some big plans/goals and thought I’d share, my top five tips to ‘Get your shit together’ . Who knows maybe it will help you stick to your NY resolutions or at least motivate you to get the best and be the best in 2017.

1. Visualise & Organise
As corny as it sounds I’m a self-confessed ‘Vision boarder’. This is the easiest way for me to keep track of my goals. Give it a try dreamitalive.com is a great tool to create your own dream-board.

This also works really well for a fashion board.Pinterest is great for this. How many times do you utter those dreadful words’ I have nothing to wear’ with a closet filled to the brim. By clipping images of a style you love or would like to imitate makes it easier to update the pieces you already own and get rid of those you will never wear again.

New Year , New You? Great! Now start  by de-cluttering and organising your wardrobe. Decide what items you want to keep, toss or donate. Minimalism is something I aspire too every day and for me it starts by giving away things I do not use or have not used in the last two years.

2.Be Money Wise
If you anything like me money management is a constant nightmare. Having more money leaving the bank than coming in is something I have gotten used to. Not anymore, this is the year I have decided to control my finances and not the other way around. There are apps for everything these days and here’s a list of the best budgeting apps to help you plan this year. Lets face it if you want to be a “lady boss” then wrapping your head around your finances is the first step.

3. Ask, Believe, Receive.
Thank you ‘The Secret” for giving meaning to what I couldn’t explain. After reading this book , it became so clear to me, because this was something I was already doing and it was something that  WORKED. My life is testament to this.

Yes I’m corny, yes we all know this but I do believe in phrase “The Secret” successfully coined  ‘Ask, Believe and Receive’. This goes hand in hand with your visualizations. Whether you believe in God, a higher purpose, intuition, the universe, or the teachings of secret, it’s the same thing. Ask what you want, believe in what you asking, and then sit back and wait for it to happen. Read more here.

4. Self-care
This word has popped up more and more in conversations I’ve had, blogs I read and social media posts. No it’s not an excuse to justify spending more money. Think of it this way , if your cup is empty how can you keep on filling others’ cups. Self care to me means sleeping as much as I want without feeling guilty on my days off, getting a hair cut, going to the movies only because strawberry Slush Puppies, a full body scrub and massage *heaven* and/or for some reason cupping & unlimited amounts of sushi when my cravings hit. And then Hormones. My hormones of late have been a bitch , and literally turned me into one, I mean this can not be my personality can it?!. So my good friend Portia turned me onto Evening Primrose Oil tabs from Vital and maybe its the placebo effect but I swear I’m nicer, as a person. Who knew , thanks Vital.

5. Forgive yourself
Whatever the reasons, we all have those feelings of guilt that we battle with deep down, the ones we wont say out loud. It pops into your head, as you laying down to rest, those first few minutes just before you drift to sleep. You should have done this differently, you should have done that. You scold and you say the nastiest things about yourself. This is something I struggle with and will be my biggest challenge this year. However I’m slowly starting to forgive myself , for making mistakes, being human and just not knowing better. We cannot live in the past , and one of the ways I’m moving away from the past and closer to forgiveness is by writing it all down, what could I have done differently,
what I’ve learnt. If you are open to it, speaking to someone, a counsellor is another great tool. I love this because speaking to a stranger lifts the burden and gives you a new perspective. Love yourself. Forgive yourself.
So Go forth and Conquer. Believe in your hustle lady bosses and may all your dreams come to fruition in 2017!

Gold Restaurant

Wondering where to go for my birthday I started searching  for a restaurant to host the traditional birthday dinner celebration. I was looking for a place I’d never been before,  my only non-negotiable was that it needed to be halaal or halaal friendly. My interest was piqued when I kept seeing one name pop up in my search . Hello Gold Restaurant. Described as ‘A taste safari that will transport you from Table Mountain to Timbuktu.’ I emailed questions I had about meat suppliers to Cindy Muller, the Director of Gold Restaurant, and she was very forthcoming. Happy with her reply I made my booking and I waited for the day to arrive, bursting with excitement.

On arrival we were greeted by our hostess and seated on the third floor. Our waitress introduced herself and explained the evening’s proceedings. After our drinks order was taken we had some face-painting done and waited for the magic to happen.

For starters we had the Benne chicken salad from Cameroon, red pepper relish from Sierra Leone and Xhosa pot corn Bread. The bread was so fresh and tasted like home-baked goodness, paired with the relish this was undoubtedly one of my favorites.

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Xhosa Pot Corn Bread

Next  we had Malawi sweet potato cakes and South African lamb & Ostrich Babotie Samoosas served with a traditional South African chutney. Yumbers!

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Sweet potato cakes * Image courtesy of Gold Restaurant. 

Followed by the Tunisan Briouats which is a pastry filled potatoes and garlic.

Our main course was Tanzanian Fried fish with coconut and spinach, South African tomato bredie served with a traditional  Cape Malay Yellow rice. Accompanied by a mouth-watering Timbuktu Tabbouleh , (I loved this salad so much, I googled how to make it when I got home).Together with Egyptian red lentils, yogurt and Mozambican chilli chicken wings,the wings which were devilish hot, it made for a nice combination and complimented each other well.

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South Africa lamb & Ostrich babotie samoosa & Tunisian briouats

Dessert was traditional South African pumpkin fritters and Almond cigars. I’m not a fritter fan but I enjoyed the ‘lightness the dessert’.

The food accompanied by the traditional dancing, of which there were three sets, made for an unforgettable evening . The live entertainment was amazing , even though admittedly I have a fear of puppets, with some coaxing I warmed up to the Mali Puppet. My best moment after dinner, was receiving a blessing of gold dust from the resident Queen.

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Mali puppet *Picture courtesy of City sightseeing blog*

Please note: This is a set menu of which you can order more individual or sharing portions. Please do yourself a favor and book in advance as Gold Restaurant is quite popular  and gets pretty busy .

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African Queen blessing guests by dusitng them with 24 carat gold dust.

WSWB-End Girl Hate

If there is anything that grabs my heart it’s when women stand up for each other, build each other up , support each other and love each other. Hello End Girl Hate. An empowering campaign started on social media and the baby of LeAnne Dlamini  singer, songwriter, mother, ,wife, entrepreneur and all round powerhouse. For our Women Supporting Women in Business (WSWB) feature this month I ask LeAnne to share with us her vision, success and passion for End Girl Hate The Sisterhood Movement.

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” -Amelia Earhart

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Q:How did the End Girl Hate campaign come into being?

‘End Girl Hate was born through my passion & love for women & girls. I wanted to start encouraging women, empowering them & letting them know that it’s okay for us to support one another & do so freely! With no jealousy attached. And it all started on social media.’

Q: What is your purpose/vision/mission with this campaign?
‘I call End girl Hate The Sisterhood Movement, and my dream is for the movement to spread across our nation & beyond the shores of South Africa & Africa. I want women to have each others backs & feel the love & support from one another no matter who we are or where we are!’

Q: As a woman in business what do you attribute your success of this campaign too?
‘I really didn’t think it would get this big to be honest,but I think the world needs more love, kindness & compassion & that’s what I wanted every women & girl to feel that came into contact with me or EGH. I think the fact that there is no facade, I’m not hiding behind a mask but I truly practice what I preach in every post is what has made EGH such a success. People can see the real you & this is me.’

Q: Whilst discovering this beautiful campaign I also came across a fundraiser you hosted. 
‘I have only hosted 4 events, 3 of which were fully sponsored so I didn’t make a single cent,but the last one I hosted just about paid for all the costs I had to cover.
I have now started selling EGH merchandise & the proceeds of that go towards projects where I fund girls for matric dances & the latest sponsorship was for care packages, sanitary towels,toiletries etc for girls in Cape Town. We still have a long way to go but we’re getting there.’

As always thank you for reading!If you would like to get involved with this campaign you can follow End Girl Hate on Facebook or Instagram, where you can keep up to date with upcoming events and projects and lend a helping hand.

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In my women’s day tribute  I wrote an article called Striking Rocks. This article briefly makes mention of Blaqpearl , a story-teller using different mediums. Today I’m excited to announce I had the opportunity to pick Janine’s brain about her career , successes, passions and her first self published book for our Women Supporting Women in Business (WSWB) feature on the blog.

Career Highlights

Janine Van Rooy- Overmeyer also known as BlaqPearl grew up in the beautiful streets of Cape Town. At the age of 12 she started writing poetry and songs. Her music is a fusion of Afro/Soul/Hiphop/Jazz/R&B.  Janine has performed nationally and internationally and is also a cast member in popular and award-winning musical theatre productions namely Afrikaaps & A Plekkie in die son.

Towards the end of 2011 this powerhouse finally released her debut album titled Against All Odds. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of the Western Cape, Janine is testament to the old adage that education is power. She is proudly vocal about social issues & loves doing development work with youth.

In 2015 Janine released Karadaaa!!!, a self published book  .

2016  saw her  performing in two more theatre productions nl. Krotoa & Oratorio of a forgotten youth. Her services as professional Artist for events is Live Music, Poetry, Storytelling and Motivational speaking.

 

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Image courtesy of Janine Van Rooy

Q: As a woman in business what would you say is the number one cause of your success.

‘As a woman in business the number one cause of my success is my belief in myself. Along with that, I work at making my dreams a reality and thrive on being professional, especially when engaging with people. I love to learn. Growing and constantly developing is important.’

Q: I understand you have authored your first book, can you tell me a bit more about this.

‘Yes, I self published my first book, titled Karadaaa!!! It was released towards the end of 2015. It’s a collection of my poetry, stories and songs written and created since my teens until now my thirties. It includes writing in both Afrikaans and English. It is being received well. I sold a good number of books so far. I am just thankful that people are open to and supporting my work. I’m also being invited to various events for example Etymotic Mondays, Franschhoek Literary Festival and to the upcoming Open Book Festival in September, to name a few. These are great platforms to showcase my book. I am very positive about this step I took to finally release my writing in this format and I’m proud. Now people can see me perform these works and they can leave with a copy of my book to continue reading it. I am very passionate about reading and therefore encourage people to read. It is the best gift to give yourself or someone else…a book.’

Q:What are you passionate about?

‘Furthermore I am very passionate about human engagement and development. I believe we are all connected and placed together on earth to help, teach and heal each other. I am also passionate about my art namely music, poetry, storytelling and theatre performances. So whenever I am expressing in these forms, I do it wholeheartedly, with respect for my gifts and talents and to the audiences. My family is very important to me, so I value all our time spent together (with love and passion).’

Thank you for reading! Don’t forget to support local and buy a copy of Karadaaa!!! You can purchase your copy of Karadaaa at the Book Lounge in Cape Town or at the Open Book Festival . Where you can catch Janine host,an unplugged session at Open Book festival taking place at the Fugard Theatre from the 7-11 September 2016.

Striking Rocks

On the 9th August we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa. In honour of the 1956 march to petition against Pass Laws today I celebrate women who have made a difference in my life, those around them and the communities they love. Women who follow their passion every day and live life on their terms. I am inspired to do more and be more when I see the lives these women live. I hope this inspires you to live the life of your dreams.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou

Thato Kgatlhanye

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Image courtesy of http://www.howwemadeitinafrica.com

Thato Kgatlhanye founder of Rethaka Trading re-purposes school bags and adds a solar panel which charges during the day and transforms into a light for children who have to walk long distances to get to school. A safer alternative for doing homework where there might not be electricity once they get home. Made from 100 % plastic the idea was to increase visibility when walking to school and at the same time help the environment.

“Extremists have shown what frightens them most: A girl with a BOOK.” » Malala Yousafzai

 

Blaqpearl – Janine Van Rooy

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A few years ago I was attending Verses (spoken word) at Zula Bar in Cape Town and was introduced to Blaqpearl. I became an instant fan when I went to watch Afrikaaps. A theater production which explores & reclaims the Afrikaans language through music . Janine a wife, mother, singer, poet, social activist, life skills facilitator, writer and entrepreneur tells her story through words that soothe your soul.

“The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world.” » Charles Malik

 

The Princess Project


The Princess project was founded by the late Helga Leurs and Erica Pienaar in 1996. Who had a vision of helping girls feel like princesses on their special night, spreading magic and help make memories that would last a lifetime. The princess project sponsors matriculants with dresses to attend their matric farewell and helps transform them into a princess for the night.

“There is nothing more rare or more beautiful than a women being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. That is the true essence of beauty.” – Steve Maraboli.

 

Ariana ‘Ari’Jansen

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Ari’s Cancer Foundation was established in memory of Ariana “Ari” Jansen who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2008. Ari lived life to the fullest and her legacy raises funds for patients that need support.

This organisation was introduced to me through a work friend & colleague. As the only charity in Africa that focus on Adolescence & Young Adults (AYAs) who are fighting cancer. Ari’s Cancer foundation also raises funds for ‘The Youth Booth’ , now this got me really excited. The youth booth provides ‘a comfortable workspace and recreational area for young adults to relax and be entertained in while they are undergoing chemotherapy treatment’. Just by looking at The Youth Booth my mood lifts, imagine what it does for the mental well being of young adults undergoing treatment.

“Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.”― Shannon L. Alder

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Youth booth *Image courtesy of* http://www.ariscancerfoundation.org

Maria Mccloy

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Maria Mccloy is the creator of Maria McCloy Accessories. Inspired by African prints she has a range of clutch bags, shoes, neck pieces and accessories. A self-confessed accessories addict Maria has followed her passion and turned it into a lucrative business. Whenever I look at a Maria Mccloy clutch I can see her love and passion come through her pieces.

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.”-Ralph Lauren

Thank you for reading.Remember to keep on hustling, keep on living your truth, no matter what that truth is. If you make people uncomfortable, tough, you don’t need to apologise for who you are.Make a noise, make your voice count! Be fierce! Be brave, you owe it to those who came before you. Happy National Women’s Day South Africa!

A midwinter night’s dream.

Feeling the need to update my wardrobe for summer I went looking at the 2016 Spring/Summer collections for inspiration,in hopes that the fashion world  will get me out of my winter depression.I’m a tad eager for summer to rear its head i know but you need something to look forward to.Its the little things that keep me sane!

These are my favorite trends for SS 2016,that caught my eye and it looks easy enough to incorporate into any wardrobe. I hope it brings some sunshine into your  wardrobe.

1.Cold Shoulder

I am a big fan of off the shoulder everything. Imagine my excitement when I saw the off the shoulder top or cold shoulder as its known make the cut. It seems this is a big hit this summer.

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2.Rucksacks

As much as I am a bag person, this trend is not for me, this time around. I love it , I wore it in the 90’s. It re-surfaced in 2014 and it seems its going to be here for another season.  I have seen this trend on every street corner, no wonder it made another season.

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As seen on Olivia Palermo – image courtesy of thehunt.com

3.Victorian

Another firm favorite of mine is the high collared Victorian styled shirts. With puffy sleeves and bows the Victorian trend has never looked more romantic.

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4.Slip Dress

Personally I don’t think this trend is for me which is okay because not every trend is meant to make its way to your wardrobe, but seeing that this was big on the runway, I thought I would include it.  If you love the feminine  feel that wearing underwear  as outerwear gives , this is a must have according to fashionistas everywhere.

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  1. Graphic bags

Now this is something I can get excited about. Bold statement bags are in. A statement bag can pull any outfit together and portray your mood at the same time.

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Nomuzi Mabena wearing a Maria Mccloy bag *image courtesy of Maria Mccloy*
  1. Embroidered dress

Think boho, romantic, peace , love and fairy dress, this is how I would describe the feel of this trend. Over the past month I have seen this dress pop up more and more on my feed and I find myself strangely drawn to it .

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  1. Tiara

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is my all-time favourite movie and sometimes I think it’s because for  the first time in my life this movie made it perfectly normal for a lady *not of the Royal descent* to include a Tiara in her everyday wear.  When I saw this in  SS2016 I can’t even explain how my heart jumped for joy. Forget the headbands and flower garlands, Tiara’s are this season’s it hair accessory. And luckily for me I just brought a fresh batch back from Turkey.

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8.White Shirt

This wardrobe staple is classic. The basic white shirt however has had a major revamp on the runway. Think asymmetrical, button down,shirt dress even off the shoulder.

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  1. Flats

Flats have always equaled comfort. Now comfort meets understated style. As seen on the runway for Victoria Beckham, mules are now on trend. Think I’ll stick to flats.

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10 Denim

Whether you like yours distressed, really short dresses, or short shorts, raw, light, shirt dresses, boyfriend or high-waisted, denim is another wardrobe basic and took its place as a firm favourite on the runway.

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Image courtesy of Nadia Aboulhosn

Thank you for reading xx