Jet Winter Launch 2014

Hi! This one very overdue blog post! Long story short, we bought a house, moved and had no ADSL for a while. I am super happy with the new house and also happy that I have ADSL again. My internet addiction has officially been confirmed.

Anyway, I was lucky to be flown to Jo’burg last month for the Jet Winter Launch 2014. A plane full of fashion folk left Cape Town International Airport. We were transported to Morningside Garden Court Hotel and a few hours later we went to the event which was around the corner. The first thing we saw after entering the venue was the Jet merchandise laid out in different stories. I loved seeing the merchandise like this and agreed with one of the event attendees that it would be nice to see it like that in stores. After we socialized, snacked and chatted to Jet staff the fashion show began. In a nutshell I’d say that I was really impressed by what Jet showcased. I believe that affordable fashion has it’s place in anyone’s wardrobe and I am glad to see that Jet is offering us some fashion relevant merchandise. I particularity liked the ladies stock. They have some really cute stuff and if they were on sale that day I would definitely have bought a lot. I could definitely see myself wearing a lot of the items to work. The kids were just adorable too!

Embracing Style outfit - Mr Price check shirt, Cotton On Skirt

Blouse and necklace: Mr Price; Skirt: Cotton On;

Jet pumps at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Jet sequins pump at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Jet Monochrome winter items at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Monochrome items at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Casual Looks at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Pastel looks at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Blueberry Mojito at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Sweets in the Jet colours at the Jet Winter Launch 2014

Macaroons and sweets at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Models at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Girls outfit pleather skirt at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Model wearing houndstooth at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Model wearing faux snake skin at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Model wearing red peter pan collar dress at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Model wearing black and white at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

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Model wearing fur hat at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

Model wearing casual look at The Jet Winter Launch 2014

*Pics by me and provided by RedStar Communication

Monochrome

Hello there! So this is what I wore to work today. A bit too school girl? Um, YOLO and wear what you want right? On another note, how cute are these shoes? Mr Price does it again! :)

Have a great weekend!

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Forever 21 Blouse

Mr Price School Shoes

Blouse: Forever 21; Skirt: Cotton On; Shoes: Mr Price;
Pics by Abigail

Summer Dressing

Hello there! It’s outfit post time again :) (Yes, I can’t stop with the smilies) I must have said this before but I like dressing in Summer. It’s so easy! You put on a dress and sandals and done! This polka dot number from Asos.com has been one of my favourites this Summer. The inverted polka dots is quirky enough for me and the length is comfortable without being too granny. I’ve also been wearing these clogs from Cotton On way too much. They just go with everything and they’re not too bad in the comfort department. What have your Summer staples been?

Outfit post, Polka Dot Dress, Clogs

Clogs, Vintage Bag

Outfit post, Polka Dot Dress, Clogs

Dress: Asos.com; Shoes: Cotton On; Bag: Vintage; Ring: YDE;
Pics by Daren

Spree.co.za Review

I’m often asked to give my opinion on fashion or trends. While I am always honoured to be asked I often find myself thinking that I am a mere civilian and all I can offer is opinion. One thing I definitely feel qualified to comment on is shopping. Yes, shopping is a recreational thing for me but I enjoy it and I do it often and I have a lot to say about it. This is why I decided to start a little series where I review online shops that I like to shop at. Bloggers and other people who are on the Internet a lot and who trust the Internet have been shopping online for ages. There are lots of people who are too scared to shop online. Some of these people are my friends :) I hope these series of blog posts will sway to try online shopping.

spree boots by Zoom for Autumn

If you’re a regular on my blog you’d know that I am a fan of Spree. Buying online for me comes down to a few things. How fast will I get my item? What is the quality of the stock vs price and how stylish/fashionable/unique is it? Is their website easy to use without bugs and hassles? How much does delivery cost? This is how Spree fares on all these questions in my humble opinion:

The Turn around time

They get straight to it. You receive feedback about your purchase very quickly and you receive it very quickly. So quickly that you never need to track your purchase. I bought an item one evening and received it the next day before lunch (fantastic!). I’ve never waited longer than two days to receive a purchase. Their head office is in Cape Town so that’s obviously in my favour.

The product

Generally speaking I’d say that Spree is not the place you’d go to grab a cheapie item. They stock clothing mostly by South African designers. If you’re like me and like to support local design and don’t mind paying a little more for good quality then Spree is for you. They do always have a specials tab though which I love. What girl doesn’t love a mark down? One thing I have noticed about their merchandise is that you’d find certain items by designers that you don’t always see on other sites. eg. another shop might stock the same brand but then I wouldn’t see the specific item that Spree stocks in the other online shop. So chances are you’d could be buying something that not a lot of other people will be wearing.

The website

The design is not too cluttered. One thing that many online shops do these days when you visit their site is pop up a modal asking you to subscribe to their newsletter, Spree does not have this. Thank goodness because it’s my pet hate! The site is acceptably fast and is relatively user friendly. One thing I love is the litte info graphic they have illustrating how far your purchase is.

Spree.co.za InfoGraphic

There is a “Why Buy” section on each item on the website and it gives mostly useful information like how to wear the item which is a nice extra.

spree.co.za Why Buy

Checking out (purchasing) on their site is quick and easy. They offer EFT and credit card. All in all I am very happy with the Spree online shopping experience. There are one or two minor things I would do to improve the buyer experience but they are no biggie and it might just be on their to do list. Being a techie, I always have these kinds of things in the back of my mind.

Delivery

Free. Mahala. Gratis. Nuff said. (oh and by courier to your door – that’s always a bonus).

The verdict

Spree gets a thumbs up from me, but you probably knew that already :) They give great customer service and their product is fairly unique and stylish (duh). I have got my eye on some of their items for Autumn. Can’t wait to buy them. I already bought the boots above at their sale.

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