Making a splash

So, I got my hair did! If you know me or if you’ve read this blog for a while you’d know that I am very boring conservative when it comes to my hair. This is mostly because I am never happy with the result when I go to the hairdresser. I have been considering getting an ombre for a while now. I figured that I could just cut it off if I didn’t like it. So, for my birthday I decided to treat myself and go to an “expensive” salon and finally make a change to my hair. I love how it came out! It was worth every penny! I was worried that my hair would become too damaged and dry but so far so good. I have been using a treatment on it in hopes that it doesn’t get too damaged.

Ok, now on to this outfit… I wore this ensemble last Saturday while doing what I usually do on Saturdays. Hint, it involves a market :) On Saturdays I usually want to dress relaxed but still freel pretty so a comfy dress does the trick. I absolutely love the paint splatter/splash trend. I am not entirely sure why but I think to me it is playful and it also represents imperfection and creativity. I am dying for the Selfi paint stroke dress.

Embracing Style, Outfit Post, Paint Splatter Dress

Embracing Style, Outfit Post, Paint Splatter Dress

Embracing Style, Outfit Post, Paint Splatter Dress

Embracing Style, Outfit Post, Paint Splatter Dress

Dress and shoes: Mr Price; Necklace: Lovisa; Sunglasses: Phuket Weekend Market;
Pics by Jody;

Dressing for work

Hi there! I hope you’re well? I have been a busy bee lately which has affected my blogging. Eish! I hate it when I don’t blog. I really do. Well, at least I am blogging now.

I am going to be doing some posts on how I dress for work. A while back my friend asked me to blog about what to wear to work. I refused saying that “Dressing for work is boring.”. In retrospect I was wrong! I now enjoy dressing for work very much. When I wake up in the morning I take pleasure in choosing an outfit to wear to work. I make sure it is not boring because I think we all know that if you look your best then you feel your best. Your confidence increases which means you end up rocking at work and then world domination… lol. I think you know what I am trying to say.

The company I work for is quite big but the dress code is not strict. I am lucky in that sense but I still choose to look somewhat formal. I am always sure to add a playful twist to my outfits though, usually by adding some quirky accessories or wearing interesing shoes etc. This is how I can look somewhat professional (I hope) but still be true to my personal style.

With this outfit the blouse and blazer are more formal pieces while the necklace, skirt and shoes are more playful. A bit of business and a bit of party. Hehe.

Embracing Style, Outfit post, Skater Skirt and Blazer

Embracing Style, Outfit post, Skater Skirt and Blazer

Embracing Style, Outfit post, Skater Skirt and Blazer

Blouse: Cotton On; Skirt and Shoes: Mr Price; Blazer: China Town; Necklace: TopShop;

I seriously hope I can blog more regularly. My fashion friend and colleague Abigal is making it easier by snapping outfit pics of me. Thanks Abi!

What do you wear to work? Got any tips for me?

Red

Hello! I am back from my holiday in Thailand :) I completely forgot and underestimated the world of good that a holiday can do for you! I am feeling refreshed, inspired, happy and grateful. As a result I have become much more patient and more hard working. I am going to try to keep up this positive state of mind. I decided that I am going to plan more holidays. It doesn’t have to be overseas ones but just little getaways. Lauren from Glossary seems awesome at that. I need to take a book out of her page. If only I could do tent camping! Sjoe, now that was a lot of waffling. I am sure you know what I am trying to say??

Ok, now let’s talk about my outfit. I really like this one! I feel like it is very me. To me it is so important to bring out “you” when you choose outfits. I am constantly in search of clothing that expresses my personality and who I am. It might sounds odd but it is my way of being creative. Some people draw. Some people write. I choose outfits. lol. Ok, that does sound strange!

Embracing Style, Outfit, Red

Embracing Style, Outfit Post, Red

Embracing Style, Outfit Post, Red

Embracing Style, Outfit, Red

Blouse: Bought in Bangkok; Skirt and Belt: Mr Price; Bag: Jet; Shoes: Cotton On;
*Pics by Daren

Double Trouble

Eeeek! I haven’t blogged in over a month! As cliche as it sounds, I felt like something was missing when I was not blogging. I decided to take some time to think about life and about my blog. Although I am not done thinking about it yet, the conclusion is that I want and need to make some changes in my life and blog. So, watch this space!

These pics were taken a couple of weeks ago next to the Route 44 Market in Stellenbosch. How beautiful is the view?! It’s no secret that I am a market addict. My favourite thing to do is to go to a market. A comfy outfit is essential of course. I decided to try my hand at double denim. I definitely prefer wearing lighter and darker shades of denim together. One shade would look too much like a jumpsuit.

Embracing Style Outfit Post, Double Denim

Embracing Style Outfit Post, Double Denim

Embracing Style Outfit Post, Double Denim

Embracing Style Outfit Post, Double Denim

*Jacket and Necklace: Mr Price; Shirt: Cotton On; Jeans: Zara: Boots: TopShop; Ring: Lovisa;
*Pics by Jody Peacock

In other news, my best friend Janine and I leave for Thailand in one week! I am so excited to go back and even more excited to travel with Janine. It is something that is on my bucket list and I really thought it would never happen. Needless to say, this blog is going to be bit quiet while I am abroad. I do plan to update my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook though.

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