Friday, October 28, 2011

"You look great!"

The blogosphere helps us practice a life 'do': give compliments.

I'm one of those readers who almost always comment on posts (I say almost because some comment programs just aren't very friendly!). I look at the post, and find at least one thing I really like, just like 'real life'.

So, in all your face-to-face interactions today, and every day thereafter, find one thing to compliment another about, sweet words go a long way.

That said, doesn't Elize look great?! 




Top: Identity
Pants, Bag & Earrings: Mr Price
Shoes: Nine West




*Pictures taken by Nastassja


Thanks for reading, have an awesome weekend!
Nastassja

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Denim and Plus-Size Models



Skirt: Mr Price
Shirt: Woolworths
Shoes: Foschini
Bag: China Town
Earrings: YDE
*not sure about the belt


I've had this shirt for a while now and this is the first time I wear it, despite trying a few outfit scenarios.

On a more weighty topic, pun intended: the issue of plus-size models. I've started reading the features in the latest SA Elle magazine. I'm glad Elle went there. Without going into what the articles say, because you've got to read it for yourself, I'd like to add that I'd really like to see the industry embrace plus-size models. It's true that plus-size women are sexy and alluring, but are you - the industy - putting your money where your mouth is? The fact that there's a "plus-size" category speaks for itself. I've yet to find a runway, or magazine, and all other media for that matter, that has equally embraced plus-size models. I'd like to see it. It's nice to see a woman embrace her body, even if it is a size 14. In fact, perhaps especially if it's a size 14.






Thank you to Lwazi for these pictures



What do you think? I'd like to know, comment or follow me on twitter.

As always, thank you for coming by. I appreciate it.
Nastassja

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Colour of a Woman



Shirt: Identity
Pants: Meltz
Shoes: Errol Arendz
Bag: Burberry
Necklace: YDE
Earrings and Bangles: Gifted


This outfit is a bit of a juxtaposition for me. That slouchy man pants and shoes, with this pretty girly top and accessories. The dusty pink colour of this shirt is so feminine. It's definitely been my favorite colour lately. When I go for this colour, and coral, the husband says that's the only colour I see. I love it.








Thank you for coming by, hope you're having a good week so far.
Nastassja

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Colour me Purple



Skirt & Necklace: Vintage Lover
Tank: Mr Price
Shoes: Piccadilly
Bag: Accessorize 
Watch: Ice
Bangle: Gifted


I'm so glad I found Vintage Lover! The. prettiest. clothes. ever.

When this skirt, and loads of other goodies, arrived in the post - I couldn't wait to rip the beautiful packaging! Along with a sweet note; Vintage Lover knows how to treat a lady!

The weather has been sooo hot lately, calling all flowy skirts out from the closet! I'm going to be pretty for days. Sigh.







Thank you for coming by, have a super day!
Nastassja

Monday, October 24, 2011

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Felix


               




This weekend my good friends Robyn and Darryn got married. The wedding was lovely. Wishing you joy beyond expression friends!

 I'm so glad I got to catch up with good friends. We laughed so hard at inside jokes and tales of younger days. The best times are spent with friends.
Here're some pictures. 



Oh, Husband

*I took all pictures above


My dress is Pure; Heels from Rage; and clutch Vintage Lover

From left, Ralerne, Winstonia, Laurelle, Yolande and I


Mr & Mrs King



Thanks for coming by,
Have a super week!
Nastassja

Friday, October 21, 2011

Laugh a Little



Jeans: Legit
Top: Mr Price
Shoes: Errol Arendz
Jacket: Threads
Bag: Burberry
Earrings: Mr Price
Glasses: Husband's


"Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously."
Og Mandino







Thanks to Lwazi for these fun pictures

Happy Weekend everyone!
Nastassja

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Purposely Pink




Thanks to Lwazi for these pictures


Top: Identity
Skirt: Fashion Express
Shoes: China Town
Necklace: China Town Wholesale
Watch & Earrings: Gifted
Bag: Mom's

To note Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'm posting this pop of pink.

It's also in honour of those close to me who have kicked cancer's butt, and in support of Giuliana Rancic (Giuliana & Bill is my tellie indulgence!) who announced this week that she has breast cancer.

In South Africa alone, stats say that 1 in every 29 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. But early detection gives an excellent chance of recovery. See the charts below, and learn how to examine your breasts regularly. Go for check ups too. Look after your body, it's the only one you've got.








Thanks for reading, have a super day!
Nastasssja

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Bucket List





Thanks to Lwazi for these pictures



Shoes: Woolworths
Bag and Earrings: Gifted
Everything Else: Identity


Somewhere in between going to Italy and going blonde (check), I'd like to assume the title of published travel writer in my lifetime. Maybe a blog hardly counts, but I'll pretend it does and say "self, you've accomplished that one" because I've another piece on Bucket List Nation. Click on the link and read about my time in Sodwana Bay, South Africa, a few weeks ago.

Bucket List Nation is a really cool website dedicated to inspire readers to travel, discover the unknown and achieve that bucket list goal.

This topic has inspired me to think of all the things that I want to accomplish in my life. I hope you're tackling your bucket list. 

Thank you for comig by.
Have a super day!
Nastassja 



Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fun and Games

This past weekend, the fun started with these:





Jeans: Gucci
Top: Piccadilly
Shoes: YDE
Necklace: YDE
Bag: Aldo
Sunglasses: Versace


And it didn't stop: flee market; special two-year-old's birthday party; and gaming in-between.

I've realised, I suck at Trivia. Or, the husband is just too good. I'm known as the loser on Buzz! Husband's the reigning champ. I seriously need to pull up my general knowledge socks. Really.


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Bob the Builder was the party's theme, and every detail followed suit! Hard hats and all!









by Cake Genie



Look at the detail on those cupcakes! Yummy too!




*Unless I'm in it, I've taken all these pictures


Husband dancing with his lil' nephew
Thanks for coming by,
Nastassja