Summer Sandals

I stumbled upon the most magnificent mismatched pair of sandals this week (featured image) and after hunting them down (they live in Australia…)  I have come to the realisation that I may not be able to own a pair, down to tricky sizing, getting them here, risking them not fitting after getting them here, not being able to return them and having a lovely pair of incredibly expensive sandals sitting in my closet. And on second thoughts, maybe all that would be worth it in the event that they do actually fit, in which case the mission and cost would totally be worth it.

Whilst I feel none of the below even slightly compare to these beauties (in my eyes) here are some pretty cool easy going summer sandals that can be found on the high streets of SA.  I personally love a tan coloured sandal, I think it complements “a tan” and goes with the entire wardrobe, style permitting.

Sandals with Tassels H&M
Leather slides here

These knotted slides below are extremely comfortable and look way better on than off, I LOVE them! Link to UK site but can be found in SA stores.

Twist Sandals Topshop

Good for wearing with Tea dresses, floaty skirts, feminine clothing and jeans alike.

Leather Sandals Superbalist
Suede Sandals Woolworths
Leather Crossover Sandals Country Road
Embellished Leather Slides Woolworths

Winners for comfort – Solillas. They come in a massive range of colours I do love these sparkly ones.  I haven’t come across this brand in SA yet but I have seen replicas in other stores (can’t guarantee the comfort of the non- Solillas however)


Looking forward to perfectly pedicured tanned feet again🙂


Favourite Finds of the week

There’s nothing quite like dolling up an outfit with an awesome pair of shoes, it’s got to be the simplest way, no matter what your shape or skin tone, everyone can just about get away with any type of shoe they like, provided they know how to pull them off.  Remember shoes can make or break the look…

These floral satin loafers are seriously doing it for me


Satin Loafers here

We’re heading into short season, which can be quite scary but how gorgeous are these little shorts, just perfect for pairing with any favourite tee and tan leather sandals.


Shorts here

I love the structured blouse with a twist, its so cute I’d want to wear it everyday.  Link directs to au website but can be found in stores in SA


Shoulder cut out top here

You would have gathered by now my love for this military green but I LOVE this, the green, the lace up, the silk detail. Imagine how good with a pair of white jeans…


Silk Blend blouse here

Anything boho goes but this little frock, love love love!


Embroidered dress here

I am a big fan of blue, its safe to say it’s one of my favourite colours (I don’t think it has anything to do with the high levels of testosterone around me everyday) and I am loving all the blues out for summer, its such a great colour for sun and sea, lakeside or river.


Embroidered off shoulder top here (directs to AU site but can be found in SA stores)

Happy Shopping.



Spring into Gardening

After winter gardens really can look rather haggard and neglected, and its easy to say you will get started with it again when the sun comes out but actually that’s too late, you need to get your outdoor space into shape way before the weather turns to summery days so its ready to use (note to self).  I am by no means an avid or knowledgable gardner AT ALL.  But I am starting to take a keen interest and I want to get into it.  One thing I think I do know is what I like in a garden and ultimately what I would love an outdoor space to look like.  Sometimes I take pics of plants I like into the nursery and find my plants that way.  It’s also a great way to learn.  If you too are not experienced in this department, then not only pinterest, but also walking around a good plant nursery should give you heaps of inspiration and ideas.

Some beautiful garden inspiration for whatever type or size garden belongs to you.

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If you like a rustic garden, then pea gravel is a good idea, provided you don’t have toddlers😉
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Use a mirror to create some glamour as well as giving the impression of a larger space.
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Garden furniture and benches can look hard and uncomfortable, use lots of cushions and throws to create a cosy and inviting spot for lounging.
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If your outside space is a balcony, I love this idea of really large pot plants which would provide privacy and a bit of shade.


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If you’re the lucky owner of a very large garden creating various seating areas and different pockets around the garden will create so much interest and cosiness to the outdoor space.  This is exquisite but looks like you would need an army to keep it in tip top condition
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Don’t have time or green fingers? This succulent courtyard is stunning and low maintenance
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I love black in a garden, it is so striking against the greenery.  It feels very sophisticated.
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The ground of this garden doesn’t look picnic friendly, should you be on water restrictions in the midst of a drought and have grass that looks like this, cover it up with furniture.  What a beautiful spot this is to dine alfresco under the trees and the dry ground really suits this set up perfectly.

Here’s to the imminent arrival of Spring and to happy gardeners in the making.


Pics: Pinterest


Easing into Spring

It’s always quite strange going from winter wear to summer wear, when a boiling hot day springs itself upon us, I always feel completely unprepared, apart from having no tan, I feel like I’m walking around in my underwear when wearing a pair of shorts.  Some relaxed not so “bare” ensembles to ease you into spring.  Create a wardrobe that you can easily mix and match that won’t only make daily dressing a whole lot easier, but also packing for weekends away.  Where you see a scarf, try something new and wear it on your head like a turban à la Mira Duma sported rather frequently this summer.  As always click on links to shop direct!


Red off-the-shoulder dress // Tan Sandals // SunGlasses // Cross Body Bag / Scarf 



Mini foil star jumper // Tan Sandals as before // Sunglasses as before // Jacquard shorts


Terry Sweater  // Striped Espadrille // Denim shorts // Navy Cross Body Bag // Round Sunglasses


Floaty Dress // sunglasses as before // Navy Bag as before // Espadrilles // Scarf


Linen t-shirt // Sunglasses as before // Scarf // Lyocell Joggers // Espadrille as before


Levi’s CT Jeans // Linen t-shirt // Navy bag as before // Striped Espadrilles as before


Jacquard jacket // Strappy  Top // Joggers as before


All links as seen before

Happy Sunday


















A trend I’m luuurving

I have to say Im pretty obsessed with the layering of a t-shirt, shirt or jumper under a slip dress.  I generally love to layer but it’s sometimes a little tricky in the really sticky hot summer months when all you can bare are shorts and a vest.  The trend is perfect for the next few months.  I’m so tired of wearing jeans I could vomit, so this now, I’ve decided is my next best thing.

It’s also the best way to make use of any slinky dresses you may have hanging around, dress them down and turn a girly frock into a slightly scruffier ensemble.  Voila

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Happy Week to you all


Pics: Fashion Me Now, Pinterest, They all Hate Us, Adenorah,

The most useful object for any abode

I have come to the conclusion that the ottoman is probably the most versatile and useful object for any area.  If there’s a space that needs filling or a room that needs lifting.  I love ottomans covered in elaborate, bright, velvet and funky fabrics to brighten a neutral palette.  Uses: end of bed, coffee table, extra seating, decorative, storage…..I think one of my reason’s I love them most is it’s an opportunity to introduce your favourite fabric that is too out there for a chair or sofa but cushions would be too inconspicuous.  They’re easy to reupholster.  Buy inexpensive ottomans from Ikea or Coricraft, choose a fabric and get it covered.  Drape sheepskins or throws over them for extra texture and layers.

Last year I purchased this pouff (below) and I almost wish I had bought two.  Although it’s not an ottoman it has brought such joy to me visually, I absolutely love the fabric and I love how it has introduced colour into my lounge and it has brought endless hours of fun for the boys too, who love to dive on it …..hmmmm

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Ottoman inspiration

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Green is the new Grey

If you haven’t noticed already, Green is taking over the world, in more ways than one!  My love for green has escalated so in the last couple of months that the sight of anything green makes my heart skip a beat!  Give me an urban jungle any day over a sleek white and grey room (snoring).

There’s actually not much more to be said here other than cast your eyes upon these heavenly sites of inspiration followed by my Green Wish List.


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An urban jungle
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Create an accent wall
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An inviting and warm kitchen
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Bring the outside in

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“Women of Abstract Expressionism”

My green gucci wish list: From black tie to ripped jeans, what an asset these three would be to a wardrobe and boost to any outfit.

And also on my green wish list is the “Green is not a colour” book By Devan Valenti & Simon Atlas.  If you are more interested in living & learning green than wearing green then this book provides readers with a highly informative and visually stunning exploration into the wide range of environmental issues that face our world today. In fact written in a very easy to read and comprehensive way, questions and answers means you can pick it up and open it on any page and learn something every day.  My kind of book.

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Happy Weekend Everyone X

Pics: Pinterest, Awesome South Africa, My Theresa