Monday, March 31, 2014

Motherhood Monday

Skirt, Top & Jacket: Mr Price; Shoes: Foschini; Bag: YDE; Sunglasses: Fashion Express
This evening we tried something new. We brushed Isaiah's teeth. Each of those little four teeth got a clean, and that tongue that he loves showing off. It was pretty amusing, trying to brush a one-year-old's teeth while he tries to eat the toothpaste.
Is it really weird that this is my day's highlight? I love it though. Parenthood can seem so boring, but it's really not. It's the most thrilling thing, and I can't wait for more.







Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wearing Lately

Top: Amber Jones for Mr Price; Skirt & Neckpiece: Mr Price; Shoes: Legit;
Bag: Blackcherry Handbags; Sunglasses: ALDO; Earrings: Fashion Express
 
The title of this post is deceiving. What I've been wearing lately is house clothes and slippers. I wore this today to run a few errands (any chance to put on my heels). These are not errand shoes though. My feet still hurt!
 








 
 
Thank you for coming by!
xxx

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Around the House

We finally moved into our house. While there are still a few tweaks until it's really done, I'm arranging (and rearranging) things and it's so fun. Here are a few snapshots.


Mom's antique found a new home :)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Awkward & Awesome Wednesday

Denim Pinafore: Mr Price; Top: Pure; Shoes: Legit; Neckpiece: MSC
 
 
Awkward:
House clothes overload. Sorry. It's either unexciting outfits, or no blog posts. Lose-lose situation happening over here.
My side of the bed has been reduced to about 30cm thanks to a certain one year old who is trying to take over our bed. Dude, you seriously need to get a room. Ha.
My brother says I have about 111 pairs of shoes. He counted. He missed a few.
"Hi you're speaking to Nastassja." "Oh Natasha." Ok that's fine too (not really).
 
 
Awesome:
Isaiah's walking! He's been walking along the furniture, and tugging us to walk with him forever now, but today he walked a zillion steps - over and over again. I'm done carrying all that weight (I know, not yet).
Last bit of renovating happening this weekend.
A coke bigger than 2ltr? Bring it.
Rediscovering my favourite shoes and clothing.
Walk-in closet plans. '
 
 
 
 


 
 
Thank you for coming by!
xxx
 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Thankful Tuesday

Jeans: Piccadilly; Top: Pure; Shoes: Mr Price; Earrings: Honey; Bag: Foschini


[Things I'm thankful for.]
The house move that is finally happening this week.
My brother, who has spent so much time (and sacrificed that of his family) to help out at our house.
Sunshine. Especially since the rain caused delays in the renovation.
My mom. There isn't just a single reason.
Bargains.
Good friends.
Encouragement.
Forgiveness.
Day dreams.
Being able to read.
A new Facebook page. Find it here.
 
 

 





 

What are you thankful for this week?
xxx
 


Monday, March 17, 2014

Out of Character

Jeans: Piccadilly; Shirt: Mr Price; Blazer: Woolworths
Shoes: Mr Price Sport; Bag: Gifted
 
 
I got these shoes about two years ago. They were fun enough to motivate me to start working out... or so I thought. I haven't started, and these shoes have not seen the inside of a gym.
 
I am not a sneaker girl but I thought I'd wear them, seeing that sneakers with dressier outfits are trending and I wanted to give it a go. I can undoubtedly say, this trend is not for me. I don't like it, at all. It probably looks better than it feels. I mean, I don't feel confident. Very awkward instead. And, you ought to wear what you feel most confident in.
 
These shoes will have to wait for the day I drag myself to gym.
 
 








xxx
 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Favourite

 
 
Meet Crystal. I discovered the beautiful New Hipster blogger via Instagram (because that's where fashion people live!), and had to share her style with you.
 
 


 
 
Why’d you start blogging?
 I started blogging to express my love and passion for fashion in my own unique way. I have always loved the whole fashion experience from going shopping, coming home and playing dress-up, my blog is the perfect place to share these experiences and hopefully inspire someone along the way.

What’s your “day job”?
Up until last year I was a Marketing student, and this year I am proud to say that I am a Btech Marketing graduate. I have recently decided to dedicate this year to taking a more businesslike approach to my blog, and to also grow myself within the fashion industry.
 
What’s your style inspiration?
 Generally my style is always evolving but I would say that I tend to gravitate to simpler, effortless, edgy styles.

People say fashion is frivolous – what do you say to that?
 I guess fashion is seen as frivolous when people quantify it in terms of wants rather than needs, such as owning high end branded fashion garments and accessories to boost their social status. I personally believe fashion is an art and a way of expressing oneself creatively. Many a folk have created successful careers in the fashion industry, which is extremely wide offering a variety of job opportunities for people. Being in the fashion industry requires you to use your brain as well as to implement certain skills to succeed just as you would in any other profession. So I don’t see it as being frivolous in this sense.

They also have some nasty things to say about bloggers – care to defend the blogosphere?
 I have no idea of the nasty things that are being said about bloggers as I am still fairly new to this environment. I have no idea what people's motivations are for blogging, but I personally blog because fashion is my passion and blogging is a great platform to share this passion with others.

Who are your favourite bloggers?
 I have a really long list but if I were to choose a few it would be Karla Deras from Karla’s closet, the ladies from TGether blog, Aimee Song from Song of style, Ashley Madekwe from Ring my bell and Nicole Warne from Gary pepper vintage.

What are some of the life issues you feel strongly about?
 Poverty and education.

What is your encouragement to women, to achieve success in any area?
 I am currently still finding myself and figuring out exactly what it is that I want to do moving forward within the fashion industry. I personally think this step is quite important in one’s personal development. It is very crucial to do something you love which holds a strong importance to you; this way you already have the necessary motivation, drive and willingness to work extremely hard to achieve your dreams as well as future success.

Besides blogging, what’s your piece of heaven on earth?
 Spending time with my beautiful children and amazing husband. These three monkeys are my life and without them my life would have no meaning. They’re my best friends and whom i do everything with.

What do you love about Joburg?
 I love Johannesburg for its rich diversity in terms of colour and culture. I love the crazy hustle and bustle of the city; to me Johannesburg is one of those cities that never sleeps it kind of reminds me of New York.

And South Africa?
I love South Africa for its beauty, spectacular scenery, glorious weather as well as our beautiful diverse cultures.

 


 
 
Check out her blog, here.
xxx
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Homebound

Shorts: Mr Price; Shirt: Cotton On; Boots: Legit; Sunglasses: ALDO


I love these shorts, but because it's so short I wouldn't typically wear it out. It's house clothes. Add a more modest top and call it an outfit.
 
 






 
xxx