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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jacquard jacket // Strappy  Top // Joggers as before

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All links as seen before

Happy Sunday

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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

xx

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.

http://www.greenisnotacolour.org

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Happy Weekend Everyone X

Pics: Pinterest, Awesome South Africa, My Theresa

Inspirational Weekend Wardrobe

From lunching in the city, to camping in the countryside, watching sport to playing sport take some inspiration from these trend setters.

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Lunch in this year’s “it” shoe – The Gucci Loafer
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Go anywhere in this relaxed combo. I love the mustard coat, adding a bit of a wow.
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Support your team & get into the spirit by “sporting” the season hottest jacket – The Bomber –
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The Bomber continued – need we say more!
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Inspire your gym workout by adding a trend hero over your your kit
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Keep it understated and cool for your saturday sport session
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Going out straight from Gym…this is totally acceptable to be running around in, post workout
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Camping – Or Glamping rather, keep warm in this perfect boots and furry coat whilst remaining super stylish
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From one errand to the next, start this look off with sneakers and swap to booties for a late lunch/drinks
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The perfect girlfriends lunch attire, feminine and chic
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Make time for these velvet beauties on a saturday!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

xx

Work Wardrobe to Weekend Wear

Struggling with transforming your work wear to weekend? Take some tips on what to do with your current favourite staples and give them a relaxed edge.  There are a few wardrobe staples that I believe are easy transformers and wearing them this way is sure to make you feel more relaxed or perhaps a little less chiseled than you would during the week.

Give your classic trench coat a new look by tying the belt loosely behind your back to remove some of its structure.  Pull up the sleeves in a messy manner, leaving your undergarment sleeves sticking out the bottom and life the collar slightly at the back.

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Shop Classic Trenchcoat

Rather than pairing your ankle boots with your pencil skirt and tights as you would for work, take them on an outing with a peasant style dress or a pair of jeans and a biker jacket to give them back their true identity for a change.  I’m a personal lover of the leopard print bootie.

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Shop Ankle Boots

Nothing says relaxed like a cross body bag, hands free is the best way to stroll around the saturday markets. Whether is Chanel, Chloe or Zara, wearing it across your body instantly plays it down.

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Shop cross body Bag

Who said a white shirt is a work shirt! Undo an extra button, roll up your sleeves and tuck in the front only for a super chic undone sexy saturday night dinner shirt.

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Shop White Shirt

A pair of smart black trousers can totally be used over the weekend if you are not in the mood for jeans AGAIN! Style them with a pair of high tops or your favourite sneakers, a t-shirt and a parka.  They will not even know themselves let alone you.

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Shop Cigarette pants

Hope you enjoy finding new ways to wear old clothes!

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The Comfy Commuter

I call this post the comfy commuter as its the perfect shoe to wear on your daily commute if you travel via public transport and have to cover a fair distance by foot.  But really the shoe that goes with any outfit, smart or casual, I just luuuurve to wear this shoe.  The shoe in topic is the sneaker.  This particular post hones in on the neutral sneaker that will go with everything, will not make an obvious statement, but more of a subtly cool one with its muted tones.  It will also ensure the feet feel extremely comfortable, happy and stylish.  Heaps of inspo to get you going places faster😉

My top picks of the most classic, understated but very cool looking sneakers to go with absolutely any outfit.  All neutrals but a different style to suit every taste.

If you like to keep things a bit more classic and understated then these are certainly for you.  Think the cream chino and blue blazer kinda gal, the clean, neutral finish goes with everything from your white shirts and trenchcoats to your black pencil skirts and blazers (because as the classic understated dresser, that is what you should have in your closet ;-))…

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Slightly trendier, think boyfriend coats and ripped jeans, however this will also pair well with your grey knitted dress.  For that added height and extra bounce this is sure to tick the boxes for the fast paced

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Nike Air Max

Now these bad boys cannot be taken lightly, you need to be a serious sneaker junkie and you gotta wear these with swagger.  They are the Aston Martins of sneakers.  High end and a hefty price tag. Give me a metallic something on my feet any day but choose from a wide selection of colours

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Golden Goose Deluxe Brand

An old favourite, the high top gives it more edge than its low top sister. I’m a big fan and believe every shoe closet needs a pair (or 3 if you are me) The original chuck taylor of Converse

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Converse

I’ve already featured Nike but I am in the market for a pair of these (as I am for all of them I guess)

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 Happy Shoesday!

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