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.

Groot Constantia

It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post like this! It feels good to be doing it again :) So, Rueben and I went to lunch at Simon’s at Groot Constantia. I felt like having lunch at a picturesque venue and Groot Constantia was just that. The food was very yummy at Simon’s. The service was not the greatest as it was very full and our waiter barely gave us the time of day. That didn’t stop us from really enjoying ourselves though.

We did a little photoshoot in the vineyards after lunch. It was so beautiful! I love wine farms. I had on a simple outfit. I felt like being comfortable but I still wanted to wear something pretty. So, I wore this dress I bought at New Look in Bali with sandals and a bag. Easy peasy.

Hope ya’ll are doing well! What are your favourite wine farms?

Embracing Style at the Groot Constantia Vineyards

Embracing Style outfit post, White New Look dress

Bow Bag and Gladiator sandals

Embracing Style outfit post, Groot Constantia

Dress: New Look; Shoes: Mr Price; Bag: China Town;
*Pics by Rueben
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