Okay, it’s about to be winter-winter so I thought it fair to ring the last-call-bell for my little white shorts! I picked these up from Poetry last year and since then I have worn them in so many different ways. I love a versatile item of clothing so I try to shop with this in mind. On this day I am wearing them with a jersey I found recently at Cotton On which I bought in two colours because if it’s nice, we buy it twice. My favorite item these days is this Antelo tote I bought from The Space. I can’t get enough of these bags you guys!! I love leather goods and I am so glad this is a locally made bag!
The week when we shot this look was a classic Jozi autumn week, partly sunny with a crisp coolness in the air. This is why I focused my look on transitioning from one season to another. Of course as fate (and entrepreneurship) would have it, I waited too long before sharing this entry and it has gotten pretty cold in that time. Never mind, I have found something about this look which will weather the storm. That, my friends, is this make-shift fanny pack.
Well after 2505342631 hours of driving, 345634 naps, 2344 stops to braai and a sleepover in Botswana we finally made it to Walvis Bay Namibia. The above sentence is only true if you consider how it felt rather than what actually happened. In truth, it was a three day trip with one or two stops along the way, including an impromptu roadside braai. The drive was first fun, then long, then fun then long and so on till we all knew one another far too well. We drove from Pretoria through Rustenburg into Botswana. We went all the way through Bots, passing Kanye and ultimately spending the night in Kang. The next morning we drove into Namibia. We stopped in Windhoek for our first Windoek on Namibian soil before carrying on all the way to Walvis Bay. It was a long trip for which I would recommend two night’s rest, one night in Kang and another in Windhoek.
Just a stone’s throw away from the Mall Of Africa, is the Nizamiye Complex. A large domely mosque which is a feast for the eyes even from a great distance. My love for places of worship has grown steadily throughout my adult life. I have come to have a profound appreciation for the serenity and a deep admiration for the devotion displayed through the creation of magnificent details. That human being are capable of giving so much toward a place where thousands can worship gives me hope.
I am here again. Half wondering where the year went and half overwhelmed by the amount of year I have lived. A question comes to mind, something I must have heard on a movie or sitcom: How much living can I live with my life? I can’t believe a little over a year ago, I was sitting at my grandma’s place writing my birthday blog post. Very little has changed but I am also so different. It’s amazing what one can learn in 365 days. I’m doing a little bit of looking back into the mirror below.
What a way to start my Travel More Africa conquest. I have always dreamt of seeing more of our beautiful home but haven’t really set the time or money aside. Few things excite me more than travel lately…I’m not sure if it’s my age showing but I scream for a good vacay and a bit of DIY these days.
If you’ve been following me for even 2,5 seconds, you’ll know how much I love a good Coffice. What is a Coffice you ask? A coffee (Coff) shop that one can work from like an office (Ffice). I literally rely on coffices on days when I need to zone out and get things done. Or even just days when I have to work between meetings. I have created an arsenal of coffices around town so that I know where to stop and get online when I need to. I pick my favorites based on wifi speed, noise levels, food, coffee (I’m no cofficionado though) and my personal bias which I like to call ‘vibes’. My favorites, in no particular order (because suspense is life) are as follows:
The last day was a little warmer so I thought I’d bring some leg to the party. Haha. I wore this orange-red dress from Zara with this coat that I like to describe as cinnamon. I’m highkey into orange for summer. Highkey!!
Day two was fabulous! I think the twinkle in my eye has been restored. I love the fanstast of fashion. I felt like a little girl at the theme park. I know I said I wouldn’t review but I was really bowled over by Orapeleng Modutle’s show! Woweee. Hopin for an invitation to something amazing soon so that I can have an excuse to get into one of his creations.
It’s Mercedez Benz Fashion week, and there’s a chill in the air… can’t be a coincidence. So much cool in town! Last night I went to see Spero Villioti and AFI Prive in action and there was plenty to ohh and ahh about. I’m not sharing any reviews on the shows (there are so many well-equipped writers covering this area) but I did have a chance to shoot my OOTD so my posts this weekend will be just that.