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Off 2 Work & Off 2 Play

My job requires me to spend most of my time in the office, whether it’s responding to my endless emails inbetween catching up on admin, sitting in a number of meetings and now and then I’ll go out visiting stores, retail is a fast pace industry that keeps me on my toes.

On most days, I keep it simple with a easy dress and heels, and now and then I’ll wear jeans & heels, paired with a cute top; I’m not much of a morning person so I like to keep things simple.


With summer still going strong, especially for us living in the Cape (sun still sets around 8pm), I like to do the most and take advantage of the warmer, sometimes hotter evenings, with a visit to the beach or dinner plans.
On days like this, I like to wear easy and versatile pieces that I can easily swap out.




Here I wear an shirt-style off-the-shoulder top (who doesn’t have a couple of these tops from this passed summer? They were everywhere!), with one of my favourite dark blue skinny denims and neutral tone block heels, to make the look more smart casual to suit any work setting.





After work I’d quickly swap out my jeans for a pair of my trusty cut-off denim shorts, with a bikini underneath of course, cause getting into the water is ALWAYS a possibility with me and traded my block heels for comfy flat sandals.


I obviously packed a towel and some beach essentials into one of my favourite new woven baskets you might have seen pop up on my instagram and boom, ready for the next part of my day, all without having to stop by home first.

All images by Tegan Smith

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Through Shaded Eyes (TSE) is the brainchild of Tokelo Motsepe. A retail buyer and digital strategist with an addiction to blogging, this blog is a platform for my style, life and love for fashion to be shared. What started as an escape from the hustle and bustle of the world, has now become a place to let out my passion for fashion & writing, in-between time spent at work, traveling, or doing everything else life throws at me… it has become a form of expression and I hope it can inspire and encourage you to also share!

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