I love the combination of the monochrome black and white mix! It can look so chic and you can dress it up or down. This particular outfit is perfect for the cooler days in Autumn or Spring but if you add black riding boots and a cardigan it’ll be a lot warmer. Add a blazer and scarf for the chilly mornings and evenings and to make it a little smarter.
I rarely add make-up to these posts but the lipstick I wore here added a completely different look to the outfit. Usually I would wear a nude or bright red lipstick with this kind of outfit but this dusty Vintage Pink from Rimmel London is so different and quite pretty!
Top / Dress, Black bow pumps & scarf – Woolworths; Tights and Blazer – Cotton On; Lipstick – Rimmel London Vintage Pink
I still don’t think we have had a proper Winter yet! The days are chilly but we haven’t been super cold in JHB like it is usually! These days have honestly felt like Autumn, which I love! It is rather difficult to dress for this kind of weather though, super chilly in the morning and evenings and warm (sometimes hot) during the day. Here is my take on a warmer Winter’s day with bronze, brown and navy!
One good thing about this kind of outfit is that you can layer. This Cotton On dress is just so comfortable and cool because it is made of breathable cotton. I quite like mixing navy with brown and bronze as it makes it more Winter looking. If you end up stripping your scarf off, have a necklace underneath to keep with the colour combo! I like to try match up my make-up with the same colour palette like this bronze lipstick from MAC.
How do you dress in this kind of weather?
Scarf – Woolworths, Dress – Cotton On, Necklace – Poetry Stores, Leggings – Cotton On, Navy slippers – Mr Price, Bronze lipstick – MAC
This scarf is one of my favourites. It is called a “snood” which originates as headgear for women but trends at the moment as a scarf which doesn’t have ends. There are some wonderful snoods in stores at the moment with different thicknesses and patterns. I love how easy they are as all you need to do is wrap it around your neck a few times and it looks good every time!
Here is a very simple and easy way to tie your snood scarf. This particular snood is from Woolworths in pink and black.
Snood scarf is made without ends
Drape the snood over your neck
Cross over the bottom
Slip the bottom circle over your head
Winter in Johannesburg is a very different kind of beautiful. The days are chilly but clear and sunny. Most become very lazy over the Winter period by staying indoors instead of going out. I am one of those people on the weekends and love declaring them “staying-in-bed-pajama-weekends”.
When I do have to go out, I like to keep it casual as I do the dressing up during the week for work. Here is an outfit idea if you are like me when keeping it casual is how the weekends should be.
Coral Jersey: Foshini, Jeans: Cotton On, White tank top: Cotton On, Scarf: PnP Clothing, Takkies: Tomy Takkies
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Black is one of my favourite colours to wear in Winter. It can be a very somber colour if worn too much but I like how it can be so chic and simple. Mix it up with tan and denim accessories and you have a more smart casual look.
I quite like this look for work. It isn’t too smart but the little Woolworths tan leather booties add to the outfit with their little heel as well as the black Cotton On skirt and long-sleeve top. An old vintage leather tan belt and denim jacket that was handed down to me from my mum adds a little dimension to the outfit and gives it a casual feel.
So if you haven’t seen any of my other scarf tying tips, here is another!
This works best by adding in a little more dimension to a square scarf. Depending on the occasion, this is a great style to create the Western / Cowboy look, especially if this is a checked scarf with a denim collared shirt!
The look I show you below is more of a casual boho look that I love to pair with a denim or leather jacket. This scarf is from Poetry if any of you would like to know – they have the BEST scarves!
Fold the square scarf from the one corner to the opposite corner to form a triangle
Take the two ends of the triangle
Wrap these ends behind your neck and cross them over
Pull the ends forward
In the cold winter it is always difficult to steer clear of the dark gloomy colours. Although black, grey and brown can be very smart and chic, here is another take on a little brighter, colourful look with peach!
I just love my Mango leather jacket – this classic item is a must for your wardrobe! So useful and warm and goes with anything! I have paired it with Soviet jeggings, Mr Price satin pumps in chocolate brown and a peach cotton top from YDE.
Happy Monday everyone!
Our generation are so lucky! We are exposed to such fun beauty products. Brands are creating the most amazing colours and incredible innovations that our mothers and grandmothers would never have been exposed to in their era! My latest craze? Matte nails!
I have always enjoyed experimenting different nail colours, not so much the nail art as I am not that adventurous but think on some people it looks incredible! In the recent magazines and beauty trends online, the matte nail varnish is the “in thing”!
There are a few nail polish brands that stock the matte option instead of the traditional gloss top coat – Cosmopolitan June issue features these great options if you’re interested.
I have always loved the Essence range of cosmetics and beauty as they have such a variety and are very affordable especially when you would like to test out the different trends. Below is what the Matte nail polish looks like as well as the Express dry drops which assist in the drying of your nail polish quickly – always a win!
Matte nail art and Express dry drops
I would love to hear from you and see your matte nails!
I have been asked several times on how I tie my scarf in this style. My scarf tying tip 3 will now reveal the secret!
This style works best with a full scarf, one that is wide and long. Some scarves are rather thin and this style will work with the thin scarves but doesn’t have as much impact as a wider longer scarf.
When tying the scarf around your neck and tucking it in as mentioned in the steps below, try keep the scarf fluffed up and not too tight otherwise this will lose the full effect. This is a great style for covering up the tummy area and works well as an accessory to your outfit or to keep you warm under your coat or jacket.
I would love to hear from you! Did you attempt this scarf style and how did it look?
Place your scarf around the back of your neck
Start to wrap the scarf around
Keep one side of the scarf a little longer than the other
Grab hold of the longer side corner
Tuck in the longer side corner underneath the opposite side
Make sure that this corner is nicely tucked in (a trick is to tuck it into your bra strap)
Here is another version of tying your scarf so that it doesn’t look like a slap dash mess in the morning. I find it so difficult in Winter to dress well without freezing! This scarf tying tip definitely helps keep that chill off the neck and chest and is great when wearing it as I have in the pictures or when you have a big coat or smarter jacket over your top. This is an ideal style for work (just make sure that your hair is neater than mine looks in these pictures!)
Let me know how your scarf tying goes. Send me some pic’s of you attempting the scarf tying tip 2.
Start with your scarf around the back of your neck
Pull the scarf to one side so that you can start tucking it in
Wrap the scarf all the way around your neck
Tuck in any loose end of the scarf