Weathering The Winter In My GXB Bomber Jacket

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I completely understand why everyone is obsessed with the bomber jacket trend. These don’t just look great they are actually pretty warm. I’ve always wanted to get something from Galxboy because of how effortlessly cool the brand is. I also may or may not have wanted to wear their stuff because (Lord knows) I need the street cred. So when I spotted these on their Instagram page I hit the pre-order button quick fast. They come in three colours, navy blue, pink and green. It was love at first site for me with the green but I wish I had the racks to shout “I’ll take ’em all” while I ordered but alas.

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Barbara Mckenzie Blanket Wrap

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An absolute fav of mine this winter, this blanket wrap also comes in green but Mukondi beat me to it. I am not complaining though, I love this warm blue hug of mine. Many of us are guilty of spending money on expensive international brands and not supporting our local designers…well I’m attempting to get rid of nasty habit and create some balance. This item is one of three pieces of clothing that I own from Kendi Sapepa’s brand Barbara Mckenzie. Check her out on her site and see if anything tickles your fancy.

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DIY Grapefruit Cellulite Busting Balm

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I’ve caught a bit of the DIY bug where homemade beauty products are concerned. I’ve been making masks and scrubs and all the hocus pocus one can conjure up from their kitchen cupboard. One exciting hack I found is this amazing cellulite reducing balm that you can make with two easy-to-find-ingredients.

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Leather Jacket

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Obviously one cannot get through winter without at least one leather jacket. I’ll go as far as to say one can’t get through life without it. I had been looking around for a biker style jacket since the chill set in and when I saw this Only and Sons baby on Superbalist it was love at first sight. (I could have made a lame pun there about “love at first site” but I have changed.)

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My Dream Coat This Winter

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I am completely and utterly besotted with this coat! I wish I could where it everywhere I go like one of those toddlers that won’t let go of an item of clothing. I can’t tell you enough about why it’s so right for my life because I wouldn’t know where to start – the colour, the length the fact that it’s sleeveless. Sweet poodles, it’s perfect!

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Holding On To Summer

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The colder weather is slowly creeping into the city of lights (Johannesburg)  and as such I will have to start introducing winter layers over and under my ensembles. Booooo! I’m definitely more of a summer bunny than an ice princess but mother nature won’t be swayed by my preference. 

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L.A Girl Creme Lipstick: Amour

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I love this colour!

At the moment it’s on my nails, my lips, my IG grid – everydamnwhere. I’m one of those favourite-colour-phase people. I don’t have a favourite colour that my friends could bank on in a gameshow, I have phases of colour obsession, you know?

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Lessons from: My first 30 Day Running Challenge

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After watching this Ted Talk about 30 Day Challenges I decided what better way to kick off the year than to embark on my own challenge, fitness. When I say I decided I mean that Mukondi decided for us. We set off the very next day so as not to procrastinate or wait for Monday (which I’ve learnt is like the gateway drug of procrastination). The challenge was quite simply to run 5km every single day for 30 days. We would track our distance and pace using the Nike Plus app. Easy right? Nope. Here are a few things I learnt through this challenge: 

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