There's something so rewarding about shopping local. I think for me, personally, it's because I love being a part of a journey. With big retailers you miss steps in their journey, but with local designers and entrepreneurs - you get to see everything. And when you finally purchase that product; it makes you feel like you've contributed to their success. That you've been there to cheer them on.
That is how I feel about Mazee. I was first introduced to the brand in 2013 when I attended my very first blogging event. It was for The Organ Donor Foundation, and it was arranged by one of the biggest agencies in Cape Town. It was a very exciting night for me. Thanks...
Look at me keeping my promise to blog more! This look was shot ages ago with photographer, Zel Archer, and make-up artist, Cat Terblanche. I meant to upload it sooner, but then life happened.
BUT HERE IT IS! YAY!
I’m wearing a whimsical tulle skirt by local designer, Olga-Maré. This skirt made me feel like I was 6 and 26 at the same time. It’s so gorgeous. I teamed it with a crisp white shirt from the Woolworths David Jones collection, which I have fallen in love with. I bought a few David Jones pieces at the beginning of winter and I’m so happy with the quality and aesthetic of it. I finished the look off with jewellery from Black Betty and...
I can't believe that I went through 22 years without coffee. At school I used to pull my nose up at it - only drinking a cup every now and then in winter. During my varsity years I started buying coffee at the cafeteria to fuel me after late nights working on projects, or partying. But even then it wasn't really because I liked the taste - just because I needed the kick.
Then I started working in the CBD, and House of Machines was just across the road from my office. And with that the coffee addiction started.
My mom and I recently went to Pretoria to visit my family, and I made her stop at coffee shops every morning so...
I realised a while ago that a lot of my readers don't know what I do for a living. As open as I am on my blog, I like to keep my worklife private. But I can tell you that I work in the digital industry. Working in this industry means that you are online 24/7, and it's super difficult to plan a holiday/break when you are always accessible. But at the beginning of 2017 I promised myself that I would try. This year is all about taking care of my physical and mental health, and a big part of that is learning when to take some time to myself.
And so that's what I did this past week. I went...
Last year every website I love crashed on Black Friday, and I was unable to buy any discounted clothes.
Or so I thought.
A few days after Black Friday, I somehow landed on Sassy Chic – a local online shop I’d never visited before. I was so impressed with the variety of fashion on their website, and even more impressed when I discovered that their Black Friday sale was still on.
I bought this wrap dress for an absolute steal and it’s one of those timeless pieces I will be able to wear for years to come.
Shoutout to Andy Pearce for shooting yet another beautiful post for me. If you would like to work with the talented Mr Pearce, contact him here: [email protected]
Dress: Sassy Chic