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dsc_9951 Zara Jacket and Body Suit | River Island Skirt & Shoes | Nike Cap

I thought for this post that I would channel my inner Rihanna because she is literally my fashion icon. Also, a peak cap has become quite the accessory item for me -mostly because I am just too lazy to do my hair sometimes. I love that a simple peak cap has the ability to transform a very classy look to a urban and cool look whilst still remaining chic. I feel that the oversized denim jacket paired with the peak cap ties the whole look together because they are both casual elements.

Oversized denim jackets in general has been a major trend and until recently, I gained the confidence to rock it. When I say ‘gain’, I mean that as a curvy woman, I became so conformed to wearing fitted and skin tight clothing but I have found a way to comfortably combine the two. For my personal style, I am constantly shuffling between lady-like and being a tomboy so I feel that this look really crosses over into each space comfortably without outshining the other. If ever you were to ask me what my style is, I would say that this look sums it up perfectly – a perfect contradiction. I love that the trend of wearing a peak cap has no rules. You can literally wear one if you are any type of girl, be it girly, sporty or retro which makes it so versatile because it is all about experimenting and finding out what works best for you.

I know it may seem daunting at first if you are not comfortable wearing a cap but if I can wear a peak cap with hardly any hair then there is no excuse for you! Just make sure to find a cap that reflects your personality in a way. The cap I chose can really go with anything and can be dressed up or down. I also have a really bright pink cap that I wear when I am feeling more playful. I’m sure some of you might have seen me wear this cap on more than one occasion.

About this Look:

As I have mentioned before, I decided to pair this oversized-distressed jacket with the peak cap because it really compliments one another. Wearing the denim off the one shoulder is also super trendy and ‘effortless’- almost as to say that you have better things to do than worry about pulling a jacket sleeve over your shoulder. I then opted for a sexier neckline just to balance the oversized jacket and cap out. Many of you thought that this was a dress but it is actually a skirt and a body suit! I know, even I was fooled but I love that it hugs my figure in all the right places.

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Call It Spring sunglasses |Zara tee |Topshop jeans & shoes.



Whilst driving to Mykonos to shoot some new content for my blog, we stumbled upon this beautifully antiqued petrol station and decided to shoot there. This shoot wasn’t planned but that’s why I love it so much. It took me quite some time as a blogger to be fully comfortable in my skin so the fact that I could shoot this look in my most natural state was a great accomplishment for me and let’s face it, the location is pretty sick too.  I love to be comfortable and if you saw me around, then you would have noticed that too. I was quite lucky that my outfit complimented the surroundings in a way that it really brought my outfit to life.

If you are starting out as a blogger or any kind of creative, it’s important to have a team that has the same vision you do. To some, this location might have been a bit too ‘raw’ or unpolished but I am so lucky that my team is not only just a photographer and videographer but they are creatives too. There is a team behind the imagery and videos that you don’t always see. By team I mean my family, boyfriend, sister that acts as my personal assistant hehe, my mother, friends, one of which is my makeup artist and of course my videographer and photographer. Without my followers, I wouldn’t be as driven to keep creating the content and making you happy is what inspires me the most.

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_MG_1759_MG_1822Lately there’s been many instances where I could have lost the plot but I chose to take a chill pill instead. I’ve been overwhelmed, stressed and nervous all at once. Being in this industry and being a part of it are two completely different things. For the longest time, I was in this industry but lately I have become a part of it and at times, you learn to be calm and collected when you are required to be. Even though I have been overwhelmed with pressure, I have also been extremely grateful and excited.

As I have said in previous posts, this is happening so fast for me and I was never prepared for it. I am so grateful for those in the industry who had so willingly lent a helping hand. Sometimes this industry will leave you lonely and you will lose friends but why are those friends you would want to keep in the first place? I am so lucky to have people in my life who are genuinely happy for me when I reach new feats because it’s always amazing celebrating victories with those closest to you. It’s always good to have friends in the industry because they can understand what you’re going through and assist where they can. On the other hand, it’s also good to have friends that are not in the industry because it’s good to separate the two. I find that when I get together with my friends that are not in the industry – friends that I have been friends with for years, it’s so refreshing because in this industry, you can become consumed so it’s good to have a break from it all now and then.

Although it may seem like I receive absolutely no ‘hate’, I am here to tell you that I DO! I just choose not to talk, tweet or comment on it because the more I entertain it, the more I am LETTING those comments have an effect on my life. I just thought I would use my platform to make it known that even I receive ‘hate’ from people. If you are experiencing any form of hate then please try your best to ignore it and turn to any sort of support structure you might have. It may be your family, mother, boyfriend, girlfriend or best friend.

With all of that being said, I just want to give a massive THANK YOU to everyone that has supported me on my journey thus far. This post is quite significant because tomorrow is Spring and I’ll be bringing you some FRESH new content for the upcoming sunny season so thank you for sticking by me.

About this Look:

This look is quite simply a chilled look – nothing more and nothing less. There’s something about minimalism that has really been calling my name lately. This oversized hoody is perfect to throw on when you want to look chilled, cool and laid back. It can be worn with a pair of sneakers and a beanie or a pair of heels like I have done. It really is up to you and your personal preferences.

Topshop hoody | River Island heels

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Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m running a race against myself. I don’t know if this makes me self-absorbed or just self-aware but either way, I find myself to be quite critical of myself at times. I’ve always been the type to compare myself to others. Whether it be other bloggers, friends or woman on the street, I’d find myself reaching for some form of inadequacy that would formulate a reasonable explanation for why I wasn’t good enough. This wasn’t healthy and allowed very little room for self progression. In a way, a healthy dose of comparison is need to give us a push in the right direction. It becomes dangerous when this comparison leads you to believe that you are not worthy or capable of what achieving the person next to you is. I’ve learned that I do have some sort of social and digital influence, so why not use it to spread a message that you can incorporate.

For me, what I decide to put on my back affects my confidence and my mood so whatever I wear, it’s because I genuinely love it and not because it’s a trend and I have to wear it. If you don’t feel comfortable in a particular trend then DON’T wear it because it’s going to end up gathering dust.

About this Look:

I decided to go for an all-black ensemble with a pop of cheeky colour because I think it represents my personality. I’m quite cheeky aren’t I and lately I’ve been feeling just as confident in a pair of sneakers as I would in a pair of heels. Plus, there’s something about having gravity on my side that reels me in on this sneaker trend. If you didn’t know, sneakers has really been on the forefront of every major fashion trend lately and on some runways too. I know what you’re probably thinking – you have to be tall and skinny to rock this trend? WRONG! I am an average height and am definitely not skinny but I feel really comfortable in this trend. Partially because I’ve always kind of been tomboyish in my fashion sense so I didn’t have to step too far out of my comfort zone.

I have also been loving this quilted coat from Zara. It has definitely been an investment piece and has kept me super warm whilst remaining fashionable of course. Paired with my trusted black skinnies and beanie, this outfit left me feeling extremely stylish – well at least I think so. I don’ think you can ever go wrong with an all-black ensemble with a hint of colour and it definitely alludes a sense of mystery.

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Adidas beanie & sneakers, Zara quilted jacket, Topshop jeans

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Other Stylish Ways To Wear The Sneaker Trend:


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If you have seen me out recently or most of my videos on Instagram then you would have noticed that I literally LIVE in this bomber jacket. There’s such a ‘keeping it real’ vibe associated with a girl that wears a bomber jacket that I can’t quite explain. Any girl that owns a bomber jacket will wear it until its end.

I would say that I have latched onto this trend more than anything else because the ath-leisure trend has been making its way into my everyday wardrobe and it’s just so darn effortless and what better way to ease into a popular trend than by getting your very own bomber jacket? It’s not hard not find and depending on what you are willing to spend, there is literally a bomber for everyone. It’s incredibly versatile, especially when you are on the go and running errands and not to mention SUPER stylish. If you’re looking to inject some attitude and charm to your look all at once then this is the essential piece for you.

If you’re thinking that this look is a bit too masculine for you then there are bombers in lighter shades and slightly more feminine.


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Bomber jackets don’t have to limited to just being casual wear but can easily make an appearance on those special nights out. For example, one could wear a body-con dress, heels and a bomber jacket or skinny jeans, heels, a fitted top and a bomber jacket. The trick is to keep everything else fitted, especially if your bomber jacket is a bit loose. Also, if you choose a bomber jacket with a different material such as satin, it will instantly elevate your look to be more classy and chic. It’s all about what makes you feel sexy and confident at the end of the day so DO YOU BOO! This piece is so versatile that there aren’t really any rules when wearing a bomber. You are allowed to experiment and be brave because you really can’t go wrong.

About this Look:

I decided to go for a more casual street-style look because it’s what I feel most comfortable in and lately I’ve been loving the laid-back look. As a fashion blogger, you forget that you are allowed to be laid-back in your blog posts, you don’t have to be dressed to the nines 24/7. You can feel equally as cool by just wearing something simple. I paired the olive green bomber with white jeans and a white jersey because I wanted to accentuate the jacket as much as I could and not take away from it. I feel this is the perfect ‘college-girl’ look or for the girl on the run that still wants to remain fashionable. I added a playful touch by wearing my blue sneakers from Topshop. I didn’t really feel like being too matchy so I decided to add a playful pop of colour especially since the jacket itself is quite playful.

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Topshop jacket & belt, Spree dress (not sure of the brand), Queenspark boots


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The past two months has been quite the blur for me because everything has been happening so fast that I forget to breath sometimes. Not so long ago, I was just another blogger in Cape Town looking from the outside in. I know that when you are in that position it may seem like those on the inside have it all going on but the truth is, I am STILL finding my way and I learn something new everyday.

The most interesting thing that I have noticed is that even though I stuck to a certain formulae that is associated with bloggers, I found that I wasn’t really being true to myself or brand. I tried to be like everyone else but as soon as I let go and started to be myself, people appreciated it so much more. I started to feel more connected to my followers instead of just posting something and hoping it would generate some sort of attention that would enhance my validity and secure my spot as a ‘blogger’. At the end of the day, I am trying my best to be authentic and open so that there isn’t a wall between me and my followers but rather an open line of communication in a public space where we all just exist as people that have a love for similar things.

There are so many bloggers that I have and still look up to because they are a part of the reason why I started doing what I do. The mistake people make is by comparing us and not realizing that we are all individuals just sharing what we love through our own interpretation and if you can relate then cool and if not then you will find someone that you can relate to. So.. my advice if you are looking to start a blog and you feel that you are not good enough or your content won’t be interesting then you really need to start believing in yourself because EVERYTHING in life begins with you. You have to believe that you are capable of greater things and always remain humble because it can all be taken away in an instant.

About this look:

To be honest, when I first bought this jacket, I was more drawn to the bright yellow colour more than its practicality. However, I have found that I reach for this jacket more than I would any other. This jacket literally has the ability to brighten my day because it is so playful and youthful. Somewhere along the way, I started to wear less bright colours but as mentioned in my previous posts, if you are scared of wearing colours then just try wearing it in small doses.

I decided to pair this bright yellow jacket with an all black ensemble simply because I feel the jacket speaks volumes on its own. I wore the belt on the outside of my jacket because I wanted to create some shape because both the jacket and dress are quite shapeless. These classic buckled belts have really been trending lately and can pull any outfit together beautifully.

I have also been living in these rain- boots from Queenspark because they literally go with EVERYTHING and they are so comfortable. I was so tempted to get one in every colour but I knew that I would have ended up only wearing these boots so I just restricted myself to getting a classic black pair.

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Triumph has recently introduced their new Magic Wire bra and they have been kind enough to let me give one to one of my lucky readers! Ladies! If you are looking for the support of a wired bra without the discomfort of a wire then you want to enter this giveaway! It does this by combining the latest underwire technology with fashionable design and second skin comfort. I am wearing my one right now and let me tell you, it doesn’t even feel like I am wearing a bra.

All you have to do is.. 

  1. LIKE the Triumph Facebook page here
  2. Answer the following question by commenting on this blog post along with your email address or commenting on the Triumph Facebook page  – What makes this bra so comfortable?
  3. Winner to be announced on Wednesday the 27th of July 2016 at 10am on this blog post!
  4. All entrants must reside in South Africa.

It’s as easy as that! GOODLUCK!



Congrats Kim and I will be in touch shortly! Thank you to all the ladies that entered!



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Topshop skirt & top| Steve Madden boots| Woolies coat


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Who says we have to say goodbye to our Summer faves in Winter? Fortunately, Cape Town has been quite generous lately with the amount of sun rays she lets in so it’s easy to include your summer faves to your outfit. However, it wont be as easy as Winter starts to settle. If you’re looking to include some of your favourite Summer items into your everyday look then you’ve come to the right place.

About This Look

I have fallen inlove with this leopard print skirt over and over again. It’s the perfect print and fabric that can be worn in any season. The fabric is quite thick so if paired with stockings and knee high boots for the colder days, then this skirt has a charming duality that it hard to find when purchasing a skirt in general. This was quite a sunny day when these images were taken but there was still a chilly breeze so I decided to pair this look with a light-weight trench coat but you could always pair it with a thicker coat if you needed to. I feel every girl should invest in a good pair of thigh-high boots because it can literally turn any outfit into a stunner. If you are not as adventurous when it comes to your fashion sense then go for the classics and get a black or tan pair.

I’ve transitioned my look by wearing my thigh-high boots and trench coat. What is your take on the perfect transitional outfit?

Dos and Don’ts of transitioning from season to season

DO wear your fave summer dress with opaque tights, booties and maybe a leather jacket and a scarf. You can never go wrong with pairing your fave Summer items with key Winter pieces such as a leather jacket and tights.


DON’T overdo it. Whilst accessorizing is fun,  try not to overdo it and look like you’re trying ‘too’ hard. I’d say that accessorizing is a bit harder in Winter than it is in Summer because you are layering much more than you would so keep it at a minimal.

DO invest in a quality knit scarf and beanie/hat. You will be surprised at how these items can change your entire look whilst having  purpose and keeping you warm. It’s the perfect accessory. You can carry your hat over from season to season and even use it as the perfect weapon to cover up those bad hair days. A fun beanie can also add so much dimension to your look.


DON’T bare a constant midriff. Whilst us Capetonians LOVE our crop tops – maybe its best we keep it to a Summer trend but if you love the crop then try layering it with other items so that you do not look as bare.

DO wear your favourite jersey dress with thigh-high boots. You can just as easily wear a light-weight jersey dress in Winter as you would in Summer. Just add a leather/coat jacket and a beanie and you’re good to go.

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Woolworths jacket and knee highs, The Fix dress, River Island boots


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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again that I’ve never really been one for wearing bold prints because I’ve always kind of been scared of it. So if you have neglected all your bold prints that you bought when you were feeling adventurous but couldn’t quite find the ‘right’ way to wear it – then this post is for you.

I noticed that more and more people have gravitated towards wearing pastels and going for the ‘minimalistic’ look because it does not allow for us to stray too far from our comfort zone which comes quite organically to most and there is nothing wrong with this. This was my thought process too but did you know that some of the biggest names in fashion are throwing on the quirkiest of patterns whether it be for an office look or to an event? I feel it not only adds character to your look but it leaves you somewhat vulnerable because it kind of reveals a portion of your personality or at least your mood of that particular day. I’m not saying that you should go out and buy patterned clothes but if you have a few pieces lying around then why n0t make the most of it?

About this Look

If you’re new to wearing prints then I would suggest easing your way into it before freaking yourself out completely. Start with one key print and go from there but try not to overwhelm the look, especially if you don’t usually wear print. As you go along, you can become more adventurous. For this look, I’ve put my money where my mouth is and SLOWLY transitioned into wearing prints but it wasn’t that hard seeing that my print was a t-shirt dress and was extremely flattering to my body shape. I decided to create the illusion of wearing knee-high boots by just wearing a pair of knee high socks with ankle boots. Then adding the military jacket for that extra flair. I feel any sort of knee-high can pretty much go with any outfit. Foschini has some really nice pairs.

Do’s and Don’ts of  Wearing Prints (for beginners)

DO wear prints that are more flattering for your body shape. For example, if you are more pear-shaped then you can achieve the illusion of a smaller frame by wearing a print on the lower part of your body and wearing a more solid colour on top.

DON’T wear animal print if you genuinely don’t like animal print because chances are that it will just gather dust in your closet.

DO have fun with your look and make sure that you are comfortable in whatever you are wearing.

DON’T get too carried away and mix too many prints especially if you are a beginner. Try breaking it up with solids for a more co-ordinated look.

DO choose a pattern that you truly love and makes you happy when you look at it. Remember that what you decide to throw on your back, tells a portion of who you are.

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River Island Coat, Topshop Crop&Jeans, Woolies shoes.


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Who says Winter fashion has to be all doom and gloom? Winter is actually one of my favourite seasons and I’m so eager for it to arrive. There’s just something about being all snuggled up with hot chocolate that excites me – I guess it’s the way we can kind of laze around with a thick pair of wooly socks and have large amounts of dairy without really feeling guilty. Safe to say that carbs becomes a viable part of your diet once again because how can one have soup without mamas dumplings? But be careful, we can’t end up looking like a dumpling come Summer. I know it’s not Winter yet but it might as well be in Cape Town because it gets absolutely FREEZING at times!

About This Look

Wearing all-white can sometimes feel like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. I decided to layer this look with one of my favourite jackets from River Island. It has some cheeky touches of suede which I LOVE! It just made it super easy to wear all-white because of the texturing elements of the jacket and this otherwise ‘simple’ and ‘plain’ look suddenly adopts a level of depth. The faux fur is detachable so if you’re worried about looking like a diva, then you can just remove it but I personally love the pop of fur because it kind of strays away from the norm. Then just adding a crisp white crop-top with white jeans adds an undeniable chicness to this look. There’s nothing wrong with showing a bit of skin and completely disregarding the notion that one must be FULLY covered up in Winter. Luckily in Cape Town, there will be the odd days in which we can get away with this and plus this coat is super warm. Let’s face it, us Capetonians refuse to let the crop top go – even in the cold! We will find a way to make it work. Long live the crop top!

Tips On How To Wear Winter White RIGHT in Winter. 

  • Layer! By layering to all-white ensembles, it will create more depth and not look flat.
  • Balance your look. For example, in this look, I am wearing cream and white. Another way to balance is by wearing maybe an oversized knit with a skinny jean.
  • If you’re not comfortable wearing all white then add in some neutrals by maybe wearing a pair of silver or nude shoes.
  • Wearing items of different textures and weights can never go wrong.
  • When wearing all-white, tailored pieces are in many cases, more flattering, especially for my body shape.
  • BE CONFIDENT! I’ve said this before but one can never hear it enough.

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For the longest time and without even realizing it, I have been mixing my styles. In the past, I have always dressed ‘tomboyish’ when I make trips to the mall or just hanging out with friends and without even realizing, have kind of adopted a way of dressing that encompasses the best of both worlds. Although this look is not necessarily ‘tomboyish’, I think the elements of ‘girly’ and ‘tomboy’ is quite visible. I’d also say that combining pastel with darker colours has also been trending and here, it also shows how the collision of opposing elements can actually look really amazing together. I love that this look is slightly confusing to the eye in a sense that you cant really label it or put this look in any category which I LOVE! It’s feminine yet bad-ass at the same time. I can safely say that I have learned and adapted my style to being girly but never lost the tomboy in me and I think that is quite clear in some of my lookposts. I will try and do more lookposts showing my tomboy side.

About This Look:

I decided to have four statement pieces for this look. For me, statement pieces determine the ‘vibe’ of your outfit. For this look, the four statement pieces were the jacket, skirt, shoes and sunglasses. I feel that the collision of black and pastel -pink is an oldie but a goodie and this look in general has some asymmetric elements. It has become quite popular to pair something more girly with something slightly more hard. In this this case, the pastel skirt paired with the biker jacket actually complements each other quite nicely. I love the asymmetry of the skirt and I decided to match that asymmetry with my t-shirt aswell. I feel it makes the look stand out more and adds a bit more edge. Not big on accessorizing which I blame on the tomboy in me, I decided to accessorize with my favourite sunnies.

Some tips for tomboys who are looking to be more feminine:

  1. On the average day, I rarely wear makeup although my Instagram account may beg to differ. So if you are not really into wearing makeup, a BB cream is PERFECT to wear. It’s light-weight and you don’t need a fancy brush to apply it. You can quite easily apply it with your hands. I use the BB cream from Garnier in the shade ‘medium’ and I really love it.
  2. Invest in a quality shampoo. It’s really easy for me to get a slightly more pricey shampoo because I don’t use much with my short hair and I just feel that you should look after your hair in general. Although, I hardly brush my hair, I can proudly say that I do actually take the time to make sure it’s healthy especially since I have dyed it quite a few times. A trim and deep condition every once in a while wont hurt.
  3. Invest in a good pair of jeans. I’ve spoken about this in a previous post about how the right pair of jeans can make any girl feel good. If you have curves like me, then there are some really nice pairs at Topshop or Mr Price that caters to almost every body shape.
  4. I don’t know about you but when I wear mascara, I feel a lot more feminine so my tip would be to buy mascara. There are some really inexpensive mascaras at Clicks and if you have never tried masacra then you can almost buy a cheap one as a trial until you are willing to spend a a bit more cash.
  5. Make a gradual transition. You don’t have to change your entire wardrobe but instead you can start to add some feminine pieces to your already existing tomboy style. Although, my look is a bit more on the feminine side I would say, nothing stops you from adding a pair of ripped jeans to this look. It’s all about what makes you feel comfortable and confident. I always emphasize this point in most of my posts.

Zara jacket, River Island Top, Skirt & Shoes, Miu Miu Sunglasses.

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Zara jacket, River Island Top, Skirt & Shoes, Miu Miu Sunglasses.