It's been four months since I finally cut my hair and went the shortest I have ever been after much deliberation. After deciding to let my pixie cut grow out recently, I went for my last trim during the week and after going even shorter, I've been playing around with new styles. I am excited for it to grow out about so I can start messing around with some other looks. These's are some of the inspiration photo's I've been following lately. Think messy, unkept hair one day, and sleek defined hair the next.
Its been more than 2 months since my trip to Paris and just over a month since I landed back in South Africa, and it feels good to finally be settled back into my usual routine. Living abroad for a year was one of the most amazing experiences and I will always treasure the memories made, but I never imagined I'd be this happy to be back home.
Paris. Wow. Easily one of my favourite trips thus far. From climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower during the day and seeing it lit up at night, visiting the Notre-Dame de Paris, visiting the Love Lock bridge, to seeing the Mona Lisa in real life at The Louvre Museum. Everything about it was magical.
I'll be back soon, Paris. I promise. x
With the weather warming up I thought a basic summer collection was essential. I love shirt and oversize dresses which will keep you cool but stylish at the same time. I am in love with this nude dress from UNIQLO as well as this MONKI hardie dress. A good pair of jeans and a light top (also from MONKI) is always a good idea when dressing up during these heatwaves. When it comes to shoes I opted for both heeled sandals from Mango and a classic pair of flats found on the Whistles site. I have a new found obsession with full piece bathing suits and this one from Farfetch is perfect. Finally I had to throw in some triangular hoops, a pair of Quay Asha Shades, a good lip balm and sunscreen for protection and of course a pair of white Nike Roshe Run`s for those activity filled days. Have I left anything out? What are some of your Summer essentials?
After kicking off our Italy trip in Venice (you can check out that blog post here), we then made our way to the oh so glorious eternal city of Rome! Once again, it has always been a dream of mine to visit Rome and being there was an unforgettable experience. It took us about 3 to 4 hours to get there by train and when we finally arrived I could not believe my eyes - as I`m sure you can imagine.
For me, seeing the Flavian Ampitheatre (or better known as the Colosseum) in the center of Rome with my own eyes was one of the biggest deals. I never thought I`d actually see it for myself - everything felt like a dream.
These past few weeks has easily been some of the busiest but yet exciting weeks of my life. From travelling around the French part of Switzerland over the weekend to going to Germany and getting a chance to really experience Europa Park and then finally going to Italy all within the space of two weeks. That’s 5 different hotels in 14 days so you can only imagine how excited I was to get back home and settle back into my routine, in Switzerland that is…
I was fortunate enough to go to Italy for about a week and we went to Venice to kick off our trip. It has always been a dream of mine to go to Venice and before now I always thought that that’s all it would ever be. Venice is unbelievably beautiful and the entire experience was completely surreal.
Local streetwear brand, Upper Echelon teamed up with Fraktion Studio to bring you their latest video look book for their Summer Range. Check out their social media profiles for more details on how to purchase some of their items or check out my interview with the founders here.
Some classic and basic items that I feel all ladies should own. It`s simple yet chic and can be constantly mixed and matched for the perfect anytime of the day outfit. My list of essentials would include good fitting denims, a black pencil skirt, plain white blouse, an oversized coat in a neutral colour, cropped chunky knit sweater , simple black heeled sandals, a nude clutch, black baker watch by Marc Jacobs, gold ring and Butter nail polish in Tan.
After being away for a two week long ski vacation, one of my closest friends, Lizzie and I had a lot of catching up to do. She snapped a few quick shots of what I was wearing while we were making our way to one of our favourite coffee spots.
Baseball Jacket: Mr Price (South Africa)
Burgundy Trousers: H&M
Heeled Sandals: ZARA
Black Purse: H&M
Images taken by Lizzie Russler (USA)
It`s been exactly 6 months since I moved to Switzerland, and I can`t even begin to explain what it has been like. My year of living abroad is flying by at an alarming speed but I`ve learnt, grown and experienced more than I could have ever imagined.. I`ve gathered up some of my favourite pictures to sum up what my half a year has been like, and I`m ready to start collecting more before I leave Europe. Most of the pictures were taken in and around Switzerland, Italy, and Austria... France, I`ll see you soon!
So far my year has been absolutely mind-blowing with new opportunities and experiences around each corner. I kicked off the year by going on an amazing two week long Ski trip. First, we went to Austria for one week and from there straight to the Swiss Alps for another week. Since I come from South Africa I obviously had no idea how to ski but I was keen to travel in any case. I learnt to ski on the first day of our trip and two days later I was fortunate enough to join a Ski School in Schoppernau, Austria.
My course lasted about 4 days and already on the third day we were skiing on the Diedamskopf mountain which is 2060m high. From the top of the mountain we were able to see most of the mountains in Austria and even some in Switzerland which was absolutely breath-taking. The second week we were in Savognin, Switzerland and by then I was able to ski by myself. We were fortunate to have good weather to be able to ski almost every day - there are few things more beautiful than snow covered mountains on a sunny day.. Skiing is not something one can easily explain, its something you have to experience yourself. It`s quite strenuous and not easy at first, but its definitely worth all the practice. Going down a 2060m high slope, cruising at 10 - 20 miles p/h and feeling the icy wind on your face while soaking up some vitamin D is indescribable.. Adrenaline junkies, what are you waiting for?!
Which extreme sports have you been a part of?