It's been a while since I last posted - almost 3 months actually, and its embarrassing to say the least. Since I've started working, I've been struggling to manage my time and find a balance between working, studying and blogging. I still haven't found it, but I think I'm a bit closer to it than when I first started. I've found myself lusting after a few basic items which works perfectly for both work and campus. Anything in black or nude - especially a simple long or short sleeve tee is definitely on my list of favorites. Pencil skirts are perfect for the office and so are a good pair of fitted blue jeans. If I had my way, I wouldn't be wearing any jackets, boots or coats right now but this weather doesn't allow me to go without it. Obviously, a pair of nude heeled sandals found its way onto the list along with a few simple accessories.
I've decided to start using my blog as a platform to share more of my personal experiences with regards to my studies. I am a first year Public Relations student and posting online has given me so much exposure to the publishing industry.
Today in our Media Studies class, we were given the task of writing an article after watching the video above. We were given about 20 minutes to compose an article and then present it to the class. My article is entitled 'Open Happiness' and I had so much fun with this task. Read the article below and be sure to let me know what you think...
It's been a while since I have had time to post new content due to the fact that I've had to register myself to study and because I've been working. I've decided to focus completely on my studies so I'll have a lot more time to blog during the day.
My taste in music has been changing quite a bit lately and I thought I'd share some of the tracks that I'm currently into. These tracks are from three of my favourite Youtube music channels - Underground Charisma, Fhinq Music and Majestic Casual.
I've been listening to these tracks pretty much all the time. Great 'study' music!
1. Tinashe - Vulnerable (Pomo Remix)
2.The Weeknd - Wanderlust (Snakeships Remix)
3. Ciara - I'm Out (Sweater Beats Bootyleg)
4. Ludacris - Stand Up (LeMarquis Remix)
5. Pomo Ft. Andrea Cormier - Start Again
6. Pharrell Williams & Jay Z - Frontin' (Disclosure Rework)
7. Frank Ocean - Thinkin' bout you (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)
8. Aaliyah - One in a Million (Urban Noize Remix)
9. Destiny's Child - Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)
10. Cassie - Me & U (VILLAGE Bootleg Remix)
11. Usher - Climax (Figgy Remix)
12. Janet Jackson - If (Kaytranada Remix)
13. Teedra Moses - Be Your Girl (Kaytranada Edition)
14. TLC - Creep (Kaytranada's Creepier Edition)
15. Beverly - Typically Her (Kaytranada Edition)
16. SNAKESHIPS - Make It
17. ASTR - Hold On We're Going Home (Drake Cover)
18. Christina Aguilera - Genie in a Bottle (Kartell Remix)
19. Beyonce - XO (Full Crate Remix)
With Summer in full swing I've been loving bright, beautiful colours and patterns but I always end going back to nudes and neutrals. It's like uniform to me.
Wish list includes Tropez Blazer from Bardot online store, High Heel Sandal Bootie from ZARA, Rick Owens silk crepe skirt (THE OUTNET), Slither skirt from Sheike, Ippolita earrings from Liberty London, Freja crop top from Wolf & Badger, black Ines dress from Bubble room, Velvet stretch jersey dress from Stylebop, distressed skinny jeans, black Marlena pants from Monsoon, OPI brazil collection nail polish.
Local singing sensation Jimmy Nevis released his sophomore album last month. I was super excited upon receiving an invite to his album release party that I immediately RSVP'd to let them know that I was definitely gonna be there.
Carey and I arrived at the Murano bar last Friday evening and we were immediately excited for the night ahead.
We started networking and greeting those we knew as soon as we got there - there were so many familiar faces! We then chatted and got some great instagram pictures before Jimmy's performance.
If you thought he sounds great on his tracks then you should hear what he sounds like live. I was covered in goosebumps! He performed some of his new tracks like Misscato & Day Dream (Last Night) and also some of the well-known favourites like Heartboxing, Elephant Shoes, and In love with you.
As soon as the formalities were done and the prizes were given away, the DJ kept the party going with some great tracks for us to dance to. The entire night was so much fun to say the least.
I've been dying to share this post but things have just been hectic and so busy on my side that I only just found the time to post.
Last Thursday, the 27th of November, was the official Calvin Klein Store Opening Event at the V&A Waterfront. It is the first Calvin Klein store in South Africa, so of course it was a reason to celebrate - with DJ's such as Das Kapital and DJ Dean Fuel, and guests including Chiano Sky, DA Les, Jimmy Nevis and so many more, I knew immediately it was going to be an eventful night.
Think of a gorgeous store filled with stylish people, bubbly, good food and great music playing in the background.
The store is sleek, clean, and sophisticated with great garments, sexy underwear and timeless jewellery pieces, Not forgetting the accessories and Calvin Klein fragrances which speaks for itself. I love the fact that Calvin Klein is finally in South Africa, if you're in the area - the store is definitely a must see!
As this month slowly but surely comes to an end, I thought I'd share some of the items that I've been crushing on during the month of October. 1 - Kakoon Moon oversized silk dress from the YouHeShe site, 2 - Tom Dixon scent water perfumed candle, 3 - Danielle Wellington classy sheffield watch, 4 - Chanel Chance fragrance (my new staple fragrance), 5 - 'Take It Back' off the Indigo Summer Mixtape by Nylo. What have you been crushing on this October?
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?