If there’s one thing I love about living in Cape Town, it’s that there is always something to do, somewhere to go and someone to meet. It’s a city that’s moving and shaking and really making things happen for those who fully allow her to. Being a blogger in the Mother City is so different from being a blogger in Durban town. Besides the fact that blogging is recognised as a legitimate career and serves as a full income position, the city herself has so much more to give and pushes you to be more and give more every single day. I am loving this new adventure and the journey Cape Town is taking me on.
I digress, but what I am getting to is that I got together with Tegan Smith last week to shoot some looks and get creative and we almost had too many locations to choose from! Everywhere and anywhere has spectacular landmarks as well as discreet and intimate sidewalks that make for the perfect backdrop for a trendy outfit. We eventually decided on the most gorgeous cobble street walkway in the alleys of Kalk Bay and the results, they speak for themselves.
Most definitely not all girls, some have no shame in the game and go all out (go girl!), but I find that a lot of girls are afraid to ‘dress up’ or look fancy. Saving heels or formal bags for weddings or something equally as important in their minds. But if possible, it’s nice to be able to find a happy medium. For example this look is the perfect combination between casual and formal. Perfect for dinner in town or a night at the theatre. With regards to my make-up and accessories, I specifically wore relatively neutral colours and simple earrings and necklace, but to dress up this look more, just go bigger and brighter with your accessories and make-up. To dress it down, strip the velvet heels and tweed blazer and you have a plain white tee with a black denim mini skirt. Add some sneakers and shades and you’re good to go for a brunch with the girls.
Disclaimer: this denim skirt was meant to be paired with a white graphic tee. I am obsessed with graphic tee’s, how versatile they are, how many differentiations there are and what a statement that make. Depending on what your tee says, both literally and fashionably. Anyway I forgot to prep my look in time and so my shirt wasn’t clean and I substituted for this plain white long sleeve shirt instead. #BloggerTruths
As you can tell by the title of this post, this oversized tweed blazer is the star of my look. It’s as comfortable as it is stylish – although comfort is never usually on the top of my list of fashion must’s it’s always an added bonus (I’m that girl). If you’ve read my blog even once before then you know I’ve got a thing for texture in my clothes; velvet, tulle, tweed etc etc, so this blazer was always coming home with me. Unfortunately when buying from large retail stores you have to be prepared to see plenty other girls wearing the same item, as I have with this blazer. The plus side of this is that you get to see how other people wear the item with their outfit as a whole and you can get a bit of inspo with your own clothes. Well, at least that’s how I am. I especially love seeing other bloggers, influencers or trendy people I know, wearing the same piece. It’s always nice to see people you ‘fashionably’ admire rocking the same trends.
Blazer – H&M
Shirt – H&M
Skirt – Topshop
Jewelry – Lovisa
Boots – Superbalist/Daily Friday
Bag – Forever New
If you’re still reading my post at this point, thank you! I know a lot of people love the outfits I’ve been posting but never make it through the whole post due to that they have to read (Apparently no one likes to read anymore). So I am sorry if I waffle and ramble on but it is my blog and I can do whatever I want? And what I want, the reason I started this blog in the first place, is to write. Hopefully my long ended explanations and under handed humour amuse you and you will be back again for my next post. If not… hopefully you’ll be back to scroll through the pics ?