Month: May 2016

Twenty Seven

I have hated the way I looked, I have been through struggles with my size/weight, but over time I have grown to love and accept myself flaws and all and most importantly take care of myself. I have loved, I have had my heart broken, I have laughed, I have cried myself to sleep and have learnt the importance of self love. I have travel to the east and traveled to the west, I have seen, learnt and experienced so much on those trips and after each one realise just how fortunate we are hear at home and how blessed we are as a nation, even with our woes; and with each trip I find my myself feeling more and more proud to be an African. I have lost those closest to me, I have formed bonds that have stood the test of distance & time, I have realised that not all people are there for a lifetime, but sometimes just for a month or a season and forcing matters only makes things difficult. I …

The Great Escape

Now and then, life can get the better of you and you find yourself caught up in chasing deadlines and get all that you need to do done, that you neglect to take a moment to stop and simply take a breather. That’s pretty much how I feel like things have been for me for a bit and when I realized this, I thought it time to do something about it. I went out in search of greener pastures, to enjoy some fresh air with a hike; and cause winter equals rainy season for those of us in the Cape, when those clouds clear up, it’s a chance to break out lol. There’s nothing like hiking up a new route to get the blood flowing, one of my favourite ways to keep active and even better way to explore my surroundings. This time I went on a trail on the well-known Signal Hill with a friend and had to make sure I was well-dressed and covered up for this one with it being chilly out, …

Strike the right Cord

It’s all about texture this winter, basically mixing and matching items that have different and interesting feels to them. I’m really feeling this one, cause it’s nice to be all cozy and warm when it’s cold out, but having what you’re wearing FEEL cozy too, is next level comfort! As you know, the easiest [and my most loved] way for me to add a bit of texture to one of my looks, is pulling on some cuddley knitwear, but I recently bumped into a blast from the past, in one of my current fave winter colours (olive green), and I’m sure you will all remember this one from back in the day. Corduroy pants, I mean, when last? They were softer than I remember and felt the soft feel and rich colour would be nice to add to my closet. What do you think? Will be wearing them this winter? All images by Tegan Smith

Saved by the Bell

The people over at Country Road got wind of my love for knitwear and let me know of some goodies that just dropped.. I went to check em out #asseenonmysnaps and felt like a kid in a candy store  at the sight of all the soft coziness they had. This one little number stole my heart though, and though it wasn’t the only item I had in the bag when heading home, it was definitely the most loved. The bell-sleeve is trending right now and the colour neutral, so it will be easy for me to wear it with just about anything; but what really sold me, was the braid/cable detail down the top of the sleeves, how pretty?! It makes the top stand out and adds a nice touch to the whole look, which I like to be quite simple, so details like this get all the shine. The simple A-line skirt and boots, also from Country Road, add hints of my new favourite colour (black) to the mix. A comfortable and laid back …

Views

Sometimes you just want to get in the car and drive, drive to someplace that’s just beautiful. That’s how I felt not so long ago, after realising how I got so caught up in work, gym, blogging, staying in touch with friends and life in general. So I just got in the car and drove. I’m one that really enjoys a beautiful view, and it’s usually something I get to enjoy as a reward at the end of a hike. You know, there’s nothing like reaching the peak of a summit, be it Lion’s Head or Table Mountain, and being met by stunning views of the city or ocean, but this time is different. This time I took the easy way up, this time I drove right up to one of the most popular viewing points in the city, Signal Hill, and though it didn’t take hard work to get there (traffic aside lol), I still enjoy it, eachieving and every time. Marvelling at the beauty of this amazing City that’s become my home and …