Crochet comeback

I have been very fascinated by some of the recent trends including clogs, over-the-knee socks, denim shirts and doc martens/lace-up boots. The reason for this fascination is that all of these trends were popular when I was a pre-teen to teen in the 90s. Seeing all these trends reinvent themselves today brings back very fond memories for me as a young girl starting to discover fashion.

Crochet is one of the trends that were very popular when I was younger. I remember owning and loving a white crochet top very much at the age of 10. They were extremely trendy in Cape Town at the time. Although I loved my crochet top I was undecided on whether I’d indulge in crochet this time around. After seeing some pictures of different bloggers wearing crochet in very different ways it got me thinking that there is a crochet style for everyone.

Image: Bloggers wearing crochet

Images courtesy of Miss Pandora and Nana in Wonderland

Bloggers wearing crochet

Images courtesy of On the racks and Virgin Vintage

What do you think of the crochet trend and how would you wear it?

At night

On some days the sun sets and I miss out on opportunities to take pictures. When this happens I feel very disappointed because I would like blog more not less. Saturday was one of those days but this time I didn’t have that same feeling because my boyfriend, who is my talented photographer, had an idea. Here is what we came up with:

Image: At_night

Image: At night

Image: At night

Image: At night

jacket:Rocketfuel (YDE); jersey: Mr Price; jeans: Juice; shoes: Mr Price;

I am one of those people who dress according to mood. My mood in this case was a laid back one, hence the very casual outfit. I wore those lovely Mr Price brogues with one of my favourite jackets of all time. I’ve had this jacket for a couple of years and find that I can wear it every Winter because the military trend keeps coming back. I’ve never worn the jacket with stripes before, but I liked the way it looked with this jersey.

I hope you’re having a splendid week! Thank you for all your lovely comments! I truly appreciate it.

Sublime Sunday

We had a lovely sunny Winter’s day in Cape Town today. Days like these are the best because it is not too hot or cold. I have been envying the amazing flea markets I see on American blogs and decided that today would be a great day to find something similar in Cape Town. I Googled and found the Milnerton Flea Market. This is by far my favourite flea market in Cape Town. There are mostly second hand and vintage goods on sale and the prices are very cheap. My favourite items of the day were vintage telephones, cameras and bags. I bought a vintage leather bag for R5! It needs some TLC, but I am sure I’ll have it looking outfit worthy in no time. Another great thing about this flea market is that it has a beautiful view of table mountain. I will be going back for sure because I saw some desks and jewellery boxes that I am interested in.

Image: Fleamarket

Image: Fleamarket

Image: Fleamarket

Image: Fleamarket

After the flea market my boyfriend and I decided to go for some sushi in Green Point. We stopped along the way at this huge statue to take some outfit pics. I wore another comfy outfit including a high waisted denim shorts and oxfords. I was keeping these shorts for Summer but then I realised that I could just wear them with tights to keep warm.

Image: Fleamerket

Image: Fleamarket

Image: Fleamarket

Image: Fleamarket

T-shirt: Woolworths; jersey: China Town; necklace: Sass Diva; shorts: Jet; tights: Woolworths; shoes: Mr Price; bag: Luella;

I hope you had a great weekend!

Nostalgia

Winter is in full blast in Cape Town and I am finding myself longing for sunny skies, ice-cream and sandals. Coats, warm blankets and hot chocolate are great but sometimes I wish I could take a break from Winter and have just one Summer day. Of course, this is impossible so I did the next best thing which was look through the photos taken on a warm Summer’s day.

On a Sunday earlier this year I was looking for something new and different to do. After some Googling I decided to visit the Chart Farm in Wynberg. The Chart Farm has a rose garden where you can pick your own roses. There is also has a coffee shop where you can buy very big slices of cake! We basked in the sun at the coffee shop and then proceeded to pick some roses. It was really a lovely and relaxing day and I will definitely be going back once Winter has left us! I wore a nautical inspired dress with a pair flats. I am looking forward to wearing this dress again in Summer.

Image: Nostalgia

Image: Nostalgia

Image: Nostalgia

Image: Nostalgia

Image: Nostalgia

Image: Nostalgia

Image: Nostalgia

Image: Nostalgia

Image: Nostalgia

You can see from the photos that the views were excellent and picking your own roses are very cheap. Okay, now enough with the summer daydreams. Back to the blankets and hot chcolate I go!

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