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.
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.
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!!
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.
In a word: Self-love. I consider the artist Frida Kahlo a beautiful example of self-acceptance, or at least self-acknowledgement. Many times when I am looking at one of her famous self-portraits I think about what I find to be a powerful theme – she did not edit herself. She painted her likeness exactly the way she saw it in the mirror, complete with unibrow and mustache. No beautify filter or minimization of what could be considered masculine features. She let it all shine on the canvas and I find that to be one of the most beautiful kinds of bravery. “Yes, I accept, I acknowledge and I love me.
A fond memory springs to mind whenever I clad myself in all denim. It’s a memory of my mom getting ready to go to town on a Saturday morning. I used to wake up at 6 am almost every Saturday to watch cartoons and eat cereal (in peace) before my terrorist little brother woke up. I must have been about 8 years old and my brother would have been a little over a year old. (Said brother has since outgrown his terrorist phase and is now a really nice guy.) As part of my routine, I would go to my mom’s room and watch her routine. Every detail, from getting dressed to makeup and hair. She would entertain all my questions and attempts at taking part until the one sad question would arrive; “can I come with you to town?” which was always met with the inevitable “no, your brother will cry all over town.”
Ok, by show of hands who else loves socks with pompoms? Ok maybe that’s not a thing but I found a pair and I am now into that sort of thing…who knew? Anyway, that’s not all I’m wearing in this post. I’m also wearing a dusty pink chunky knit with a little leather skirt. How crazy? I love the combo because
it makes me feel like a college girl – very few responsibilities so I dress to end up anywhere today – type thing. haha.
Look I won’t lie…they had me at “Coffee In A Cone”. What? Get out of town! I heard about the place from my amazing visuals homie, Mothusi and I thought I have to check it out. Grind Coffee Company is in Melrose Arch (0n Whitely road if you want to go right this second). The coffee is a strong hearty roast, that can be enjoyed in a cone in a variety of brews (Espresso, Cappucino, Chocaccino, Americano etc.) Beverages can also be enjoyed in regular drinking containers if your think the cone thing is way out.
Looking around for affordable ways to keep warm this season. Is it just me or is this year colder? Maybe I’m just older…I digress. My goal is to have enough other wear to pair with a few items that I already own so as not to break the little bank.
The look I’m featuring today is a feline twist on the classic white shirt. The cat collar shirt I’m wearing is from Choies. I love it wholeheartedly and the best part is that I got this on sale. The benefit of being a season behind the rest of the fashion world is that we get the winter clearance goodies from abroad in time for our chilly season. I’ve paired this with a long cardi from H&M. They have a decent range of warm goodies at a good price. Full outfit details below: