Trends I love – Plaid


When I saw plaid shirts in stores I immediately thought of Clark Kent in Smallville who loved wearing those Рespecially in red. I also had a flashback of a blue plaid dress my mom made me when I was much  younger Рback when plaid and jellies were all the rage.

If you walk into any store now you will see plaid tops, jackets and skirts everywhere in red, blue and green.

red check

blue shirt

I got two plaid shirts from Mr Price the other day – one in red and one in black (yay for online shopping!) I usually wear them with a white tank top and some black/blue skinnies and sneakers. I’m loving the rocker chic look you can create with these tops – just pair them with leather or denim. I am also looking forward to wearing these brown boots I got at Woolworths today which I know will go perfectly with ¬†plaid.



Here are some plaid looks I love!

Berry lips







A trend I am really excited about is berry lips for winter. When it comes to choosing lipsticks I will always go for coral, but I must say I have fallen head over heels for berry lips. These deep, bold colours are just so inviting!

I have been looking for a while for a great berry but just couldn’t seem to find one that was right. Luckily I finally found this one and bought the Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in 075 Blackberry.

blackberry copy

blackberry swatch

Trends I love – bomber jackets

Last year I bought myself a brown bomber jacket from Woolies and have worn it a hundred times! It really was a great buy. I wanted a jacket in brown to have a bit of a break from all the black in my wardrobe and when I saw it on the rack I knew it was the one.

bomber jacket

A few weeks ago while browsing through Woolies I came across this gorgeous black quilted bomber. I immediately put my bag down and tried it on. It looked amazing and I knew it was my new jacket for winter.

The bomber jacket isn’t very feminine but luckily you can make them look a little more girlie when you pair them with florals, lace, dresses and skirts. Mine is a black quilted pleather bomber (another trend I currently love is leather!) but if that’s not your scene I’ve seen others online in soft floral fabrics as well. Most of the time I pair my jackets with a white tee and jeans and then either boots or pumps. This year sneakers are in, and there are some great styles and colours to choose from, so I’ll probably finish my outfit off with some sneakers for more of a sporty look.

These are some great jackets I found on Pinterest.

How to wear a bomber

How to wear a bomber


quilted brown bomber

doma leather bomber


floral bomber


floral bomber 2


I also found this great site with 7 tips for wearing a bomber jacket.




Crazy about denim

dark denim shirt


light denim shirt

Two items in my wardrobe that I wear all of the time are sleeveless denim shirts I got from Mr Price. I couldn’t decide between a light denim or darker denim so in the end I bought both. The great thing about denim is you can wear it with pretty much anything – lace, aztec print, leopard print, leather or pair it with denim in a lighter or darker shade.

dark denim shirt with green necklace


dark denim shirt with yellow necklace

Change up your look with some accessories like a bold statement necklace and you can either button the shirt up fully or leave a button or two open. If you don’t feel like wearing any accessories you don’t need to either. You decide if you want to dress it up or dress it down.

Add some denim to your wardrobe and fall in love with it like I have!

Oxblood obsession

It has come to my attention recently that there are quite a number of people out there who have not yet been introduced to the wonder that is oxblood – I know right? Oxblood (my current obsession) is a deep red wine colour that is also called bordeaux. I have been a huge fan of this colour ever since the first day that I saw it and am extremely excited for 2014 when we will see more it in clothing stores. I have a great nail polish in oxblood already but am still on the hunt for the perfect oxblood lipstick for a sultry pout.

Be daring and explore your darker side with oxblood!

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