Friday, November 30, 2012

Downtime

Pants & Mint Top: Pure; White t-shirt: Jay Jay's; Shoes: Mr Price
Beads: Petro Carls; Sunglasses: Woolworths


As with everyone I'm sure, the year has taken its toll on me. I'm ready for a break. Or, maybe I'm just eagerly anticipating the break that's coming my way. I can't wait for the downtime, just to enjoy the nothingness. 

Oh, but there's lots to do! I'll be getting things ready for Baby. You know... meticulous cleaning, re-arranging of furniture (don't worry that won't be me), maybe a fresh coat of paint on the walls (again, no thanks), and getting stuff for the little person. I love a good home re-do! 

Hopefully, we'll spot some stuff we like this weekend. We'll check out the Baby Expo, and rummage through antique furniture stores - maybe we'll find a nice cabinet there?! I'd love a pretty antique. Say a little prayer will ya?!






Thanks to Smanga for these pictures.


Happy Weekend! I hope you're doing something fun.
xxx


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Navy. Mint. Neon.

Skirt: Pure; Top: Jay Jay's; Blazer: Trubok; Shoes & Neckpiece: Mr Price; Bag: Gifted Prada


I just liked this combination. These colours are all from the same side of the spectrum, you know... greens and blues, and I think it works. I find myself reaching for more neon accents these days - it adds an unexpected element to a basic look.  

On another note - ignore my somber face. I'm smiling inside, I promise.






Thanks to Lerato for these pictures.

Thank you for coming by! Have a great day.
xxx


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Awkward & Awesome Wednesday

Dress: Pure; Denim Cropped Jacket: Mr Price; Shoes: Gino Paoli
Bag: Gifted Prada; Sunglasses: Woolworths; Earrings: Gifted


Awkward:
- Zips. I've decided, the bump's not the awkward one.
- Misplacing my makeup - and going without it for a day. The awkward part was my bland face, on a work trip to Durban.
- I found a sample foundation sachet in my bag, and used it. Shame.  
- I also applied lots of other stuff from tester tubes at a makeup counter at the airport. Double shame.
- Admitting these shameful deeds. That's awkward.
- When steak just won't budge, no matter how long you chew - and it ends up in a serviette (you know how it ends up there... when no one is looking). Stop judging.
- Forcing the second half of your meal down because you feel too guilty to leave it behind when your host picked the restaurant.
- You go in for a hug, when the other person expected a handshake. I thought we were on that level, okay?
- A calamari starter that just didn't make a good start to an office Christmas lunch.
- Sleep, these days.


Awesome:
- The foundation sachet, and the tester tubes. Hey, they did the job.
- Seeing Baby blink, suck and swallow. Awesome awesome.
- Seeing Husband beam with pride at these moves.
- That blinking baby weighs 1,2 kg. Keep piling 'em on, Baby.
- My doctor saying I'll probably be in heels until the end. She said it.
- This girly dress from Pure.
- Um. I really like my legs these days.
- About two weeks until a break from work. Counting. the. days.
- Nice hospital people.
- Finding that I do still have space for all my shoes. That's the power of a good clean.
- Bows. Studs. Together. On a pretty pair of flats Husband got me from Topshop.
- Speaking of which, Topshop is awesome. I like their edge, and they've got a good denim range (swooning over the dresses!). Prices are on par with Zara. Shop their investment pieces.








Lerato took these pictures. You're awesome Lerato!

Thanks for coming by. What's been awkward/awesome lately?
xxx

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thankful Tuesday

Skirt worn as dress & Cardi: Pure; Shoes: Rage; Bag: Gifted Prada; Neckpiece: Mr Price


[Things I'm thankful for.]
A blinking, swallowing, sucking 1,2 kg baby.
The third trimester. It's really getting real here people.
A home.
Versatile clothing, like this skirt. See it as a skirt here.
Feet that have not swollen yet, despite disappearing ankles.
Maternity jeans that look good! Thanks Janine :)
Makeup. Went without and it was a bland day, literally.
Friends who find the makeup you had misplaced! Thanks Janet :)
My dad. Love him.
Movie time with Husband.
Any time with Husband.
A successful work trip to Durban (that didn't require being away from home for a single night).
A break. Counting the days.
New stuff.
Chocolate. We're friends again.






Thanks for these pictures, Lerato.

What are you thankful for? I bet you've got loads to list!
xxx

Friday, November 23, 2012

TEES & DENIM (they go together)

Jeans, Bag & Necklace: Mr Price; T-shirt: Henry Holland for Mr Price
Shoes: Gifted; Sunglasses: Guard the Vintage


I got these jeans, the necklace and this fun Henry Holland t-shirt courtesy of Mr Price yesterday

When I first saw the jeans I didn't think they'd fit. I mean, they're skinnies - for normal, non-pregnant dolls - but they do fit (really, I'm not forcing things here). The low-rise means it accommodates my belly. The denim's soft too - which is great because, while I prefer skinny jeans, I hate how tough denim hurt my knees by mid-day! 

As for the t-shirt, I'd usually go smaller but I love the loose fit for the relaxed look. There are runway-inspired prints in the small range too. I'm going to get this one. Maybe the houndstooth too? These tees are perfect for casual Friday. 













Thanks to Smanga for these pictures.


Well done Mr Price, on another great collaboration. 

Thanks for always reading. Because you do, the blog has surpassed 60 000 views. Happy weekend!  
xxx


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Zebra & Henry Holland


Skirt: Pure; Top: Jay Jay's; Cropped Jacket: Gifted H&M; Shoes: Woolworths
Sunglasses: Fashion Express; Ring: YDE


Black and white is a classic combination, and I particularly love how it works with solid brights as well as prints. This time, I paired it with a conservative shade of orange-red and lace. The lace acts like a second print and adds another dimension. 






Thanks to Lerato for these pictures.


On to more important things --- you should have heard by now that London's Henry Holland has designed a range of t-shirts for Mr Price. 

My twitter feed has been abuzz with the launch of the range and I got a taste this morning, when I opened a celebratory box of goodies. As always, Mr Price's campaign is really good: WE GO TOGETHER - TEES & DENIM. And so, I received an entire outfit - tee and skinnies included. May I add, the skinnies are low-rise so they fit my belly (*insert happy song here). See me style these pieces tomorrow. 

In the meantime, go online and check out the t-shirts - already available for pre-order! R10 from each sale will go to the Red Cap Foundation. And that's nice.





Thanks for coming by! 
xxx


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thankful Tuesday

Dress: Pure (Summer 2012); Shoes: YDE; Bag: Mr Price; Beads: Gifted; Sunglasses: Guard the Vintage


[Things I'm thankful for.]
This dress, and the other gorgeous pieces from Pure's latest range. 
Summer! Today's a scorcher, but I'm not complaining.
Opportunity, and room to grow.
Smanga. For sticking it out, trying to get pictures for this post.
These shoes. I don't show you much, but I love you.
Husband, for getting take-aways when I boycott the kitchen.
Husband, for getting emergency washing powder, even. before. the. shops. open.
Husband, just because.
Family. Just because you don't see them often enough, doesn't mean they're not there. Love you!
Encouragement.
A year that will slow down, eventually.
A 27-week baby bump. 









Thank you for coming by! I hope you're having a good day.
xxx