1.20.2015

J.CREW INSPIRATION



While going through my inspiration folders I came across the J.Crew Style Guide, June 2013 and was quickly reminded just how much I loved and still love this story. The images are absolutely beautiful and 2 years later I would still wear everything. Definitely one of my all time favourites. 

Not only do I think the clothes are great, but the colours and textures would work amazingly in any home creating a chic, elegant and casual space. 

I do apologise for the poor image quality. 

xxx


11.11.2014

SUGAR SKULL HALLOWEEN




This year I decided on something a little different for Halloween. It’s always difficult getting my partner to dress up, so make up and body painting ticked the boxes. Plus with a full face there’s no need for an elaborate outfit. I highly recommend Bia, she knows exactly what she is doing and comes fully prepared with ideas and images. I always know exactly what I want and I loved that Bia was open to my suggestions and not set on doing things exactly her way. I also give her high fives for knowing all the background behind our costume of choice… Sugar Skulls, which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. 

Her work is amazing! 
Follow Bia on instagram @the_little_harlequin or contact her on 079 768 9798


xxx 

11.10.2014

101 THINGS IN 1001 DAYS: UPDATE

4. Have personalised notecards made 
9. Attend a 1st or 3rd Thursday night in Cape Town (6 November 2014)
20. Have a breakfast and mimosa birthday celebration (16 August 2014)
43. Invest in a cashmere sweater (September 2014)
52. Have the girls over for brunch (August 2014)
59. Stop drinking for 1 month (July - August 2014)
73. Visit Ibiza (September 2014)
75. Ride in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia  (sadly our ride was cancelled due to wind) 
77. Visit Turkey (August 2014)
80. Visit Barcelona (September 2014)
83. Invest in a pair of Charlotte Olympia flats (September 2014)
85. Find another 10 new restaurants in Cape Town 4/10 (Nu, Downtown Ramen, Mondial, San Julian) 

18 complete, 83 more to go! 

xxx

10.23.2014

THIS WEEK'S TOP 3: INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS





1. Anine Bing: I’m obsessed! Her amazing fashion line ANINE BING has everything a girl could possibly want to wear. She launched her first flagship store a couple weeks ago, so if you in LA definitely check her out. Otherwise follow glimpses of her everyday life here.

2. Boho Luxe Interiors: I’ve only recently started following this instagram account and gosh it’s fabulous. I can't stop swooning over all the beautiful images full of inspiration. Visit Phoebe’s tumbler account here to view slightly larger images. 

3. Sincerely Jules: I’ve followed Jules’s instagram account for well over a year now and I still love spotting her new outfit updates. She definitely has a way with clothes plus her bright, beautifully styled images have you longing for summer days spent roaming the streets of Los Angeles. 

Visit her website http://sincerelyjules.com and check out her screen printed tees here

xxx

7.03.2014

PRINT OF THE WEEK


The above pattern makes me smile and I’m imagining wonderful ways to use this print from interiors to fashion…

1. Bold outdoor cushion covers at a beach house 
2. This print would brighten any day at the beach or lounging around a swimming pool, so definitely a fun beach towel 
3. Beautiful soft Summer pants paired with a comfy white t-shirt or tank top

Comments are always welcome - I would love to hear what you have to say! 

xxx

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6.17.2014

101 THINGS IN 1001 DAYS



I absolutely loved this idea when I came across Mackenzie Horan's 101 in 1001 post on her blog, Design Darling a couple years ago. A 101 in 1001 list is essentially 101 things you would like to do in 1001 days or 2.75 years… Mackenzie describes 1001 days as a happy medium between writing a to do list and keeping a bucket list. 

Mackenzie is now on her second 101 things in 1001 days list and I secretly finished my first last year and thought it would be fun to upload my second list, which I will be updating as I cross items off. 

Definitely take a look at Mackenzie's 1st and 2nd lists as well as find other bloggers lists here - hopefully these will be as inspiring as they were for me. 

Below is my second 101 things in 1001 days list

1. Do not buy any new clothes for 3 months 
2. Sell second hand clothing items 
3. Donate more time and money to charities 
4. Have personalised notecards made 
5. Go on a Facebook and Twitter fast for 1 month 
6. Finish Scandal 
7. Do something that scares me once a week for a month 
8. Have an inspiration day 
9. Attend a 1st or 3rd Thursday night in Cape Town 
10. Design a home office space in the new apartment 
11. Showcase my talents more often 
12. Inspire someone 
13. Find out blood type 
14. Give blood 
15. Study the world map 
16. Set up all debit accounts
17. Have breakfast at Sababa one morning 
18. Spend a morning at the spa
19. Splurge on a cashmere gown 
20. Have a breakfast and mimosa birthday celebration 
21. Celebrate fun holidays just because 
22. Redesign and make my 'kim' ring 
23. Purchase a BOLD love ring from Stefalux 
24. Read 5 business books 
25. Help promote friends and people who are doing great things 
26. Spoil myself just because
27. Organise a winter blanket run for Tears 
28. Spend a weekend organising my wardrobe 
29. Go zip lining (20 April, 2014) 
30. Save an animal and keep it (May, 2014 - 2 beautiful cats that previous tenants had left behind ) 
31. Have my Louboutin 'stack heels' resoled 
32. Put R50 into savings for every goal accomplished 
33. Network as often as possible 
34. Go fishing with my dad
35. Read every Jane Austen novel (2/7) 
36. Inspire someone else to write a 101 in 1001 list of their own
37. Subscribe to magazine apps I usually buy at book stores and land up throwing away
38. Watch a Kirstenbosch Summer concert
39. Send out Christmas cards one year 
40. Set up a Retirement fund account (April, 2014) 
41. Re-read Jonathan Livingston Seagull 
42. Master my budget sheets 
43. Invest in a cashmere sweater 
44. Learn to DIY a furniture item 
45. Make my own sushi 
46. Bake a chocolate cake for someone 
47. Commission a friend to paint me a painting 
48. Go through all home items and only keep items we love and treasure 
49. Start recycling 
50. Perfect a signature dish 
51. Invest in monogrammed pillowcases 
52. Have the girls over for brunch 
53. Buy a piece of art work
54. Always have a bottle of red wine in the house 
55. Decorate new apartment 
56. Have friends over more often
57. Take a cooking lesson
58. Run a 10 Km race 
59. Stop drinking for 1 month 
60. Try meatless Monday for 1 month 
61. Mediate at least twice a week for a month 
62. Go stand up paddle boarding 
63. Go without eating out for at least a month 
64. Walk up Table Mountain 
65. Collaborate with someone 
66. Build my personal brand 
67. Start my blog / website (May, 2014) 
68. Visit my best friend in Sydney, Australia 
69. Experience Afrika Burn 
70. Go on an adventure - anywhere 
71. Go on a yoga retreat
72. Spend a weekend in Paternoster (May, 2014) 
73. Visit Ibiza 
74. Have a girls weekend away 
75. Ride in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia 
76. Visit New England over Fall 
77. Visit Turkey 
78. Sign up for a Finance Management Course with GetSmart 
79. Volunteer for a cause I'm passionate about 
80. Visit Barcelona 
81. Invest in a great weekender bag 
82. Organise a fundraiser event for TEARS 
83. Invest in a pair of Charlotte Olympia flats 
84. Read 10 new books 
85. Find another 10 new restaurants in Cape Town 
86. Plan a road trip 
87. Try a 3 day juice cleanse (7 - 9 July, 2014)
88. Plan a trip with my mum 
89. Cook dinner for my parents in their own home 
90. Find the perfect travel bag 
91. Come up with another 101 things 
92. Do something special for someone out of the blue 
93. Attend one show at Cape Town Fashion Week 
94. Design a stationary line 
95. Book an appointment with a Nutritionist 
96. Increase work social media followers 
97. Organise a Game Farm trip 
98. Start a new tradition
99. Watch ballet at The Artscape Theatre 
100. Solve parking situation at work
101. Find the perfect tinted moisturiser 

6.06.2014

FABULOUS FIND: SUMMER SIMPLICITY



I'm loving Emerson Fry's less is more aesthetic. Their modern clean, versatile, long-wearing pieces are perfect Spring / Summer items to invest in. Find their Viet dress here and their Carolyn sweater here.

Comments are always welcome - I would love to hear what you have to say! 

xxx