Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Trend Report: Statement Sleeve


The statement sleeve is one of this season's biggest trends. Whether it be a trumpet, a ruffled or a balloon sleeve, a statement sleeve is easy to incorporate to an everyday outfit. While the exaggerated sleeves on the spring/summer 2017 catwalks featured huge ruffles and wide cuffs, the high street versions are much more wearable, providing a practical way to wear the trend.

I find statement sleeves an easy way to bring a little variety to your wardrobe, it’s flattering on virtually everyone, and it can be done as big or conservative as you would like to wear it.  They can add a unique feature to an otherwise basic outfit, and elevate something casual to something a little more interesting. An easy way to add a little drama to your sleeve is to opt for a trumpet sleeve, it adds a hint of fun to an otherwise pretty basic weekend top.

Whether it is a ruffle sleeve or a cutout sleeve, a statement sleeve is best worn with a simple bottom, which allows the sleeves to be the focus. 

Here are a few of my current favourites.

1.  Woolworths - Witchery Bell Sleeve Top R 359.00 
2.  Big Blue - Cara Bell Sleeve Top - Ivory R590.00
3.  Mango - Cropped Cotton-blend Sweater R849.00
4.  Next - Vero Moda Stripe Bell Sleeve Blouse R402.00
5.  Topshop - Ruffle Sleeve Cardigan R736.42
6.  Forever New - Felicity Swing Tie Sleeve Blouse - R799.00  Now R495.00

  Spree Flared Bell Sleeve Dress Navy STYLE REPUBLIC R389  
Superbalist Bell sleeve dress GLAMOROUS R529

Keep scrolling for street style inspiration, to get you rocking the statement sleeve this season :)

Brandon Maxwell New York Spring/Summer 2017 Ready-To-Wear Collection

Hellessy Spring/Summer 2017 Ready-To-Wear Collection

Neil Barrett A:W 2017 photographed by Lillie Eiger for Dazed

Prabal Gurung New York Spring/Summer 2017 Ready-To-Wear Collection

Street Style at Paris Fashion Week 2017

Street Style From Sydney Fashion Week

Lauren Conrad

Street Style New York Fashion Week Vogue Spain

I hope these style tips have given you some inspiration! Till' next time xo


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Friday, 24 March 2017

Free Printable: Never stop Looking up


Never stop looking up is a quote to inspire you.  Sometimes a quote can change your perspective or give you a little reminder and the boost you need to carry on in your day.  This whimsical phrase is all about never stop looking up, achieving goals and moving forward.. 


You can download the quote artwork here.

This printable I’ve created can fit 20cm x 28cm (± 8" x 10") in size so that they can easily be printed and inserted into a standard size photo album. Photos are High resolution for optimal print quality.

But keep in mind these are for personal use only. I am giving them away because I didn't make up these quotes. I just collected them throughout the year and turned them into small graphics. They are not my words and certainly are not mine to sell.

All printers and monitors reproduce colours differently. Because of this, I cannot guarantee that what you see on your monitor will match your final pieces, exactly.

Till' next time xo

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Pins With Personality

Have you guys noticed that enamel pins have become a thing? recently I’ve seen so many rad ones popping up all around the place, and people rocking them on Social media. These old school enamel pins have been growing in popularity since 2015. 

After finding a new audience on Instagram and social media, new companies online and on Etsy have popped up around the trend. Pop culture designs sell especially well.  Plus, they're a cute way to show off your individual style, and work for both men's and women's fashions.  These tiny markers let your fan flag fly, reflecting your personal style, niche interests and sense of humour.

Of course, a large part of their appeal is how accessible (and cost-effective) they are. How many wardrobe updates start at just R20? They're miniature works of art.  Not everyone can collect original paintings, but you can certainly own three – or 30 – quirky enamel pins.

Whether you’re wearing a blazer, denim jacket or baseball cap, have some fun with placing your pins. Either group them all together on a jacket collar, or spread them out on each side of your ensemble. The best thing about this trend is that there’s no wrong way to rock it!

Mixing prints and patterns has been a trend all year, and the same rules (or lack thereof) apply to this accessory. Add variety to your look by choosing an array of adornments – no combo of pins is off-limits this fall.

If there’s one thing we know to be true about pins, it’s that you can never choose just one to wear. Luckily for us, these tiny accessories are super affordable.

Whether you’re passionate about art, pop culture, sports or music, make sure your pins reflect your personality. It may be a small accessory – but it can make a big statement.

Fair warning, though: Their collectible nature can lead to addiction. Once you get started, you won't be able to stop.

Here are a few I'm particularly fond of…


1.  Nylon Weird Girl Pin Pack $39.00 (± R488.72)
2.  Sparkle Collective Cotton Candy Cat gold Enamel Pin $10.00 (± R125.33)
3.  RockCakes Brain Power, Enamel Pin Badge $10.00 (± R125.33)
4.  Sparkle Collective Donut Baby Cat Enamel Pin: Pastel Pink Edition $10.00 (± R125.33)
5.  Pintrill Sophia Flower Pin Pack $28.00 (± R350.91)
6.  Shop.100 Donut Galaxy Enamel Pin $ 8.00

More picks...

Mr Price Brand Image Pin On Badges R20.00

Nikki Williams

Gypsy Warrior

Handmade Sammade - The Plant Pin Pack Vol. 1 | Lapel Pins

Boygirlparty Hedgehog Enamel Pin

Punky Pins Pastel Rainbow Enamel Pin

Wink Pins


Phil Oh’s Best Street Style Pics From Milan Fashion Week

Till' next time xo


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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Colour combo to try: Green and Blush


Every season I seem to find a colour combo that I gravitate towards, and this coming fall it seems to be blush and green. Funny enough, I’ve never been much of a pink type-of-girl. However, I fell in love with the pale shade.  For some, blush pink isn’t an easy colour to wear but it works quite well with a slew of other shades. The key is to anchor it with a darker shade, like Green!

I've always loved the combination of blush and green from afar, but never thought to wear it myself; let me tell you, I've been missing out. The colour combination is very flattering and warms up your skin - plus its a great way to transition your summer pinks into the fall (I know, I know - but fall is coming!) Add a brown-toned bag, and you're good to go!





Tatiana Korsakova Attends Valentino Show In Rome

Atelier Versace Couture Fashion Show


Till' next time xo


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