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Monday, 22 September 2014

Belle's Patisserie

Cotton On dress | Aldo wedges | Blackcherry bag | Zuri earrings

Last week my sister and I headed to Belle's Patisserie to help them pick out their Ultimate Summer Cupcake and I decided to throw on something light and breezy such a sugary occassion.  Cupcakes for breakfast?  Sounds like the best kind of breakfast.  I wore this dress with my favourite wedges which I can't seem to stop wearing.  They're just the very best shoes for daytime events because they're comfortable, summery and a little more casual than a stiletto heel.

The Pina Colada cupcake was my favourite flavour for summer and I was thrilled to find that it has since been named the Ultimate Summer Cupcake.  You need to try it!  The orange and ginger cupcake and their all time classic red velvet are aslo winners in my book too.  If you're looking for a sweet treat, you definitely need to visit Belle's Patisserie at the Blubird Shopping Centre.

Tel: 011 440 4474

Belle's Patisserie

A big thank you to Belle's Patisserie for inviting me to take part in the Ultimate Summer Cupcake selection.  It really was so much fun!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Merci Paris Graphic t-shirt and Skort


Cotton On Skort

Blackcherry bag Michael Kors rose gold watch

Graphic t-shirt skort

ALDO wedges Blackcherry Bag

Cotton On graphic t-shirt | Cotton On skort | ALDO wedges | Blackcherry bag | Michael Kors watch | Zuri accessories

I have been all for the return of the skirt and shorts combination a.k.a the skort.  I think it is such a gorgeous trend.  I have to admit I do not feel comfortable in short skirts at all but somehow a skort doesn't bother me at all.  It's probably because it's a lot more practical and there is no risk of climbing out of my car and having my short skirt suddenly decide it would rather be a belt.  They also fit higher on the waist which makes them even more comfortable but also flatters your legs.  I found this particular pair at Cotton On.  They are so reasonably priced and they have also have a variety of different prints and colours. 

I couldn't wait to pair this skort with a graphic t-shirt and a pair of espadrilles wedges for a great summery look!  What do you think?

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy review

I've been lucky enough to try out the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy Longwear Nail Enamel recently.  Let me start off by saying that I won't be seen dead without my nails being in tip top condition but that being said I'm also one of those girls who are eternally in a rush.  As a result, I really appreciate nail polishes that are quick drying and long lasting.  If you're anything like me you will love the Revlon ColorStay Gel Envy polishes because they are absolutely perfect for the girl on the run.

These nail polishes combine a base coat and colour in one bottle which saves so much time as it is.  The second step towards beautiful nails is the Gel Envy Diamond Top Coat which is a protective coat which will lengthen the life of your manicure and give you lots of shine.  These polishes really are salon quality.  My manicure lasted a week without any signs of chips or fade.  The only reason I will be removing it will be to change colours.  I have tested how easy it is to remove the polish and I was pleasantly surprised that it came off with nail polish remover quite easily and with no buffing at all.  This is a bonus for me because I really don't enjoy soaking and buffing.

The Revlon ColorStay polishes come in 30 gorgeous shades with such fun names.  The colours in the second picture from left to right are Lady Luck, Beginner's Luck, Hot Hand and Full House.   I will definitely be using them throughout summer as they're all such bright, fun colours.  The shade currently on my nails is Hot Hand and I think I might switch it up for Full House next.

These polishes will be available from the end of September at will retail for R110.00.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

What to wear to a music festival {Part 2}

Topshop flower crown | Mr Price top and shorts | Cotton On sneakers | Mr Price sling bag | Topshop sunnies | Forever New bracelets and ring

To follow on from yesterday's post, here is a more realistic outfit for a music festival.  I swapped the wedges for sneakers and my gold clutch for a peach sling bag and I was much more comfortable which is key when you're going to be standing for ages.

What do you think?  What would you wear?

Monday, 15 September 2014

What to wear to a music festival {Part 1}

What to wear to a music festival

What to wear to a concert / music festival

What to wear to a music festival Forever New

What to wear to a music festival - flower crown

Topshop flower crown | Mr Price top and shorts | ALDO espadrille wedges | Topshop sunnies | Forever New clutch and bracelets

I had been wondering what to wear to a music festival for ages.  Like every other girl out there, I searched through Pinterest for some inspiration and I found all sorts of things.  Most outfits I found were quite grunge and while I appreciate the look, I'm too much of a girly-girl to wear anything of the sort.  I did love the all the flower crowns though so I knew I had to have one.  I had quite a bit of inspiration from Carli Byble who did a video on what she would wear to a music festival.  I really liked her idea of high waisted shorts, a tank top and a clutch.  She finished off her look with wedges which, personally, I think is impractical for a festival but maybe, just maybe, you could get away with it for a concert.  To marry the two looks I grabbed my flower crown, high waisted shorts, wedges and added a lace-frilled top et voila!  A fun girly music festival outfit!

Let's be real though... there is no ways you will find me standing on my feet all day in the sun and all the dust in wedges, sorry Carli.  To find out how I really wore this outfit, stop by tomorrow for a more practical version of what to wear to a music festival.