Recently I was asked to be a part of a wonderful project that is very close to my heart. A lovely lady Anya emailed me a few days ago about a project she has started in which she uses street style to campaign against animal cruelty. Check out the site Disruptive Mode to have a look at the other campaigners.
One of my major hates about the industry that I love so much is the celebration and acceptance of fur. It is an absolutely sickening crime that I will always fight against and hopefully one day we can all make a difference and mark an end to the making and wearing of fur. Sometimes being fake is cool!
Sorry for the amount of photos of pretty much the same picture but my Georgie is just too cute!
Don’t forget to have a look at the website and get involved in campaigning against animal cruelty in your own way. Remember that we have voices to speak up, animals don’t.
These pictures were taken on the way to a toy shop where my girl Tay and I bought Christmas presents for a school. Her parents’ company gives this school a day of Christmas (a little before Christmas) each year and totally spoils each child that attends the school. It’s such a lovely day to be a part of and I am so lucky to be able to do it all again with the lovely Du Toit family.
Since arriving in Joburg about three weeks back rain has not been a constant occurrence. But that changed a few days ago and I was pretty happy – I missed my sweaters! So, I decided to throw on my comfy blue sweater. Since I paired this oversized knit with boyfriend jeans I chose to style up the outfit with simple black heels.
Lately, I really love one colour outfits. Colour-blocking is great too but an all-out one colour ensemble is just so chic to me. This outfit isn’t that, but it’s close!
Boyfriend jeans: Cotton On
Blue sweater: Cotton On
Black heels: Woolworths
Floral satchel: Ald0
I wake up everyday thankful for the life I have and I am grateful for any chance to be a part of making someone else’s life a bit better. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope you are all in the generous festive spirit. For those who do celebrate Christmas, look out for an upcoming post all about the season to be jolly and how to prepare for it!
Have a lovely day.
Since I am currently on holiday, I have a bit of time to spare so to keep myself busy I decided to start making bracelets. I must admit, the most enjoyable part of the process so far has been finding great tutorials! The making-process involves quite a bit of trial and error but I’m learning!
Here are some of my favourite tutorials:
Woven Charm Bracelet:
From Honestly WTF
Studded Plaited Bracelets:
From Brit + Co
From Honestly WTF
Sliding Knot Bracelet:
From Honestly WTF
From Born in ’82
Braided Clay Bracelet:
From Delighted Momma
Most of the tutorials are very simple, but rather time consuming so if you have been inspired by any of these pictures then be prepared to spend a lot of time on them. Hopefully soon I can publish a post of the bracelets I have made! Which bracelet is your favourite?
Any excuse to wear a pair of heels - I will take it. A lunch or dinner out is one of those excuses! And this weekend my sister (also the photographer of this post) introduced me to a fantastic Indian restaurant, Maharaja in Sloane Square (really affordable and very delish for anyone interested). Since the restaurant is quite a casual one I decided to tone down the heels with this Forever21 plaid shirt that I bought on my trip to New York last year.
This Zara skort is one of my favourites. I love to wear it casually with a sweatshirt or a knit sweater.
What I Wore:
White skort – Zara
Grey t-shirt – Country Road
Plaid shirt – Forever21
Boot heels - H&M
Bag – Aldo
How did you guys spend your weekend?
Orange never used to be my go to colour, but weirdly enough I have found that it goes with everything! I have had an obsession with orange for some time now. Why it’s taken me so long to create a post dedicated to it? I don’t know, but here it is! It’ stunning in every shade it comes in and there is a shade that works perfectly with every skin tone – you just need to find the tone that suits you best, you may be lucky enough to suit them all!
Reason Clothing – $28
Deets from Harvey Nichols – £315.00
Topshop – £20.00
Nieman Marcus – R6675
Topshop – £45.00
Boticca – $165
Topshop – £45.00
We Are Handsome – $297
SPREE, Cheryl Arthur – R695.00
Topshop – £75.00
Asos – R495
Topshop – £95.00
ASOS – £70.00
Topshop – £40.00
Where to Buy Them:
Homies beanie: Reason Clothing, Deetz print dress: Harvey Nichols, varsity jacket: Topshop, Manolo Blahnik heels: Neiman Marcus, sneakers: Topshop, wooden clutch: Boticca, dress: Topshop, bathing suit: We Are Handsome, Cheryl Arthur pleated skirt: Spree, sweater: Topshop, clutch: ASOS, fluffy trench coat: Topshop, Nike sneakers: ASOS, and skater skirt: Topshop.
How Are People Wearing Orange:
As these street style pros show, orange can come in the form of a small detail like a cap or clutch or it can be the colour of the entire outfit. Though since it is just a statement colour I would suggest, if you are going to wear a fully orange outfit, ensure the ensemble is simple. What I love most about orange is that it pretty much goes with every colour, cobalt blue and burgundy being my two favourite combinations.
Orange you obsessed too? How do you wear orange?
Because I am a university student I am on a pretty tight budget and since I tend to be so busy with university work, I have very little time to go out shopping. Because of my budget, by shopping I mean window shopping and because of my little time to go to the shops I web window shop – one of my favourite past times. While web window shopping a few days ago I found it – the perfect bag.
Buy it at zara.com (£149 = about R2450)
Since I first stepped foot into Zara several years ago it has been one of my favourite stores – its quality is impeccable and there is something in there for every style-type. They have now created a bag that looks so chic and expensive that it could be mistaken as being a member of the Céline family. Literally, as soon as I publish this post I am going to buy it online with some money I made from a modelling job (the bag hasn’t arrived in South African stores yet – that’s how eager I am). And once I have it, expect to see it in many style posts!
I also spotted it on a fashion blogger that I follow, Silvia from bartabacmode.com.
How great? Plus, the bag doesn’t only come in this creamy grey, it also comes in creamy grey with black crocodile-like leather. Also trés chic! I must say it was extremely difficult to choose my favourite and when the one arrives I might just have to order the other as an early Christmas present to myself!
Buy it at zara.com (£159 = about R2620)
Which one is your favourite?
Last week thursday I officially finished second year of university, and man does it feel gooood! It is flippin’ fantastic not to have to worry about marks and essays and tests and just be able to focus on my love, my family, my friends and my hobbies. One of my favourite things to do with friends is try out new restaurants and that’s exactly what I did yesterday. My boo, Jared (the photographer), and I went to The Foundry for dinner – definitely a place I will be visiting again soon. And this is the outfit I wore.
I love leather – in any form – and this Topshop baseball jacket with leather arm sleeves is my go to jacket to wear from day to night. What’s your perfect day-to-night jacket?
It’s rather hot in Joburg right now which I am extremely pleased about since it means a lot of time will be spent by the pool. It also means shorts and skirts – yippee! I bought this tribal patterned Zara skirt a few months ago so I am very happy to finally be able to wear it and not freeze! The weather also gives me an excuse to wear my Jesus sandals, gosh I love ‘em.
Jacket – Topshop (Similar)
Cream shirt – Topshop (ON SALE!!)
Tribal skirt – Zara (Similar on Piperlime)
Sandals – Mr Price
Bag – Chanel