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Lookbook looks of the day

Since I have been studying and writing for the past few weeks, I feel that it is time for some visual stimulation and style!

Really loving this look. The colour combination is awesome and not too overpowering. The button up collar looks great paired with the knitted scarf, it gives a feminine edge. And don’t you just love the decorations in the background?

Look at these great accessories! And the setting of this shoot, awesome.

Don’t know what I love most; this look or the wall behind it.

I really like this girl’s hair. I’ve been growing my hair for a while now, but it is taking sooo long.

How cool is this Maxi Dress?

Ooh, hard-core. And a way to wear old shirt without looking tacky. 🙂

I absolutely adore this photograph, and look how cute it is that the buttons line up. Loving this whole outfit!

Inspiration for the day

I am not going to dwell on the fact that I haven’t posted in a while or that I have a huge list of To Do’s for the day. I am going to find happy inspiring pictures and dwell on them instead. 🙂

This year is going to be full of changes for me. Even though I am not aware of what all of them might be, I am expecting great things! I hope you will take this journey with me. What are we if we cannot learn and grow from each other.

I heard Jacques Kallis just scored 200 runs and is still going strong in our test match against Sri Lanka.

Even though I stumble most of the time(like now with a bowl of pasta in front of me) I really want to get into healthy living. I am going to start referring to myself as a healthy eater, maybe that would help things along. 🙂

This is me when I when I was still overweight. Haha. JUST KIDDING. This is achievable right? Healthy living and exercise will lead to a sexy body. 🙂

How pretty is this room? Would love to have such a relaxing personal space.

I did a bit of Spring cleaning and rearranging the past week.

 

Just some inspirational fashion and style images to make me regret the bowl of pasta I just ate. 🙂 Hope you are having a great day. If you want to be happy, BE. (Since these are all body shots- maybe these girls have ugly faces. hehehe)

 

Having my wisdom teeth removed

Last Thursday I went for the operation to have my wisdom teeth removed. The funny thing about this story is that the previous Thursday I intended to go to the dentist because of a mild tooth ache.

In one week’s time I had 5 cavities filled up and a bed booked in the Monte Vista Day Clinic. It turned out that the pain came from my wisdom teeth pressuring all the other teeth to MOVE. The bad part is that I actually waited quite a few years to go to the dentist because of my silly fear. I can now say that I really do have the friendliest dentist in the world. He is passionate about his work and aware of the patients needs and phobias.

So while I am typing this I am still sitting with an Ice Pack around my head and my mouth halfway open breathing like a special needs child. BUT there are a few things that made this past week bearable and I want to share them!

1. Family- They took their time to nurture, sympathize and make jelly and mash

2. Boyfriend- Even though he had no choice he watched series with me and rubbed my back and bought me the glamour.

3. Glamour: I see the Glamour as a mini treat in between all the jelly and drinking yogurt your mind craves a bit of soul and fashion food as well. This month’s Glamour really helped me take my mind of the aching!

 

4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s- Since I have never watched this movie before, I could not think of a better time. I loved it!! I love the style and the attitude!

5. My friend Debre- Even though she has a lot of things going on in her life- she made time to come and visit me. Although she told me that I was looking the worst that I have ever looked, she said it with a comforting smile. Not only did her presence cheer me up but she brought a whole goodie bag with chocolate mousse and drinking yogurts and the Cleo magazine. Thanx Debre, you are the best!

6. At the times when I felt super alone and ugly my doggie Zoey was right by my side.

So I am not going to lie, I am really sick of mashed potatoes and drinking yogurt. I am not super swollen anymore but I am still not ready to face anyone since I can only manage to pull half a smile. Haha. But soon I will be ready to take on the cookie cupboard, soon my pretties.

 

Today’s Favourite Lookbook Looks

This whole look  is just perfection and it seems effortless. I think everyone should have a look similar to this in their cupboards. Whether you prefer a loose-fitting or tight sweater. The jewelery is not too much and the clutch bag brings a bit of colour to the casual. Olivia’s hair and laid back attitude completes this look. When you love what you are wearing, wear it with confidence! Check out more of Olivia and her style here.

This look from Kani is so patriotic. It is fine if you are focused on the trends around you, but there is nothing so trendy and special like adding your own personal touch/history of heritage to your overall look. I love the fact that these pants don’t kill the rest of the look. And how cute are the mini tarrot cards accessory? Check out more of Kani here .

Ooh, now here a perfect example of what to combine. The look is filled with light and heavy balanced out. The scarf and the jacket in the light pink and white works well with the denim shorts by shifting your attention up and down. The shoes are quite heavy but they are balanced out with the hat and handbag combination. Loving it Jennifer. Check out more of her looks here.

With this look I love all the different pattern combinations. Once again this is balanced out well with the white sweater as centre. The printed collar picks up theme again and with the small details in the shoes this look is very well-rounded. See more of Camille’s look here .

This outfit is so playful. The interesting cut of the top makes it less over powering. The colour of the hat is picked up again in the details of the pants. My favourite part of this look has to be the handbag. Chloe, even though you live in Melbourne, I will come for that bag. 🙂 See more of Chloe here.

 

 

Inspiration for the day

Hey all! If there is one thing that frustrates me, then it is problems with the Internet. I realize now that I am more addicted than I thought. Our Internet was not working last night or this morning up until  now and I did not know what to do with myself. At one point I even played Solitaire :O SO, I think it is quite important that I do something non-technological this weekend.Something that will benefits others, and something OUTSIDE. Looking forward to this weekend

Plans for the weekend:

Meeting with my friend Marisha. She is a fellow blogger, and I am expecting great things. Will do a feature on her soon!

Watching series,eating pizza and chilling with the boyfriend for our 3 years and 7 months

Hopefully going to Uitsig Animal Rescue to lend a hand.

Having a braai at Louis’s house for his birthday

Sunday: Family braai at our house

1. Happy Birthday to my friend Daniel Hofmeyr

Daniel

Birthday Celebrations this weekend:

So cute!

You will not believe it- but this post took 6 hours. I was unable to insert images in WordPress. But no one likes someone who complains the whole time. So yay for me for seeing it through. Just one hour until it is the weekend! Hopefully I will have a lot of time to blog this weekend! xxx

My favourite lookbook looks today

I always find my fashion inspiration from Lookbook, not that I am daring enough in the least to actually wear similar clothes. Fashion really is a form of art, and I have great respect for those that use their bodies as a canvas. I always promise myself that I too, would one day be fashionable. 🙂

If you haven’t heard about Lookbook before, be sure to give this site a look. Extremely pretty and fashionable Normal  people like you and I get the chance to photograph and post the clothes and accessories that we are wearing. This way you can create an album of all you best looks and outfits and inspire others to buy that daring item in the shops.

So in the future I will be posting my favourite Lookbook looks for you to browse, who knows I might be featuring your look next. 🙂

1.What I love about this look is that it looks effortless yet detailed. The style is perfect for people with a petite built and you can make it your own by adding different accessories. Check out the rest of Ericke’s looks on lookbook here.

2. This is solidly about the shoes, not only are they my favourite colour, but the I love the added bow, it softens an already sharp/hard looking shoe. View the rest of her looks here.

3.How cute is this? It looks professional but still approachable. I Like the collar and cuff details and it is paired perfectly with the necklace. View more of Joanknee C ‘s looks on Lookbook, here.

4.This look by Christine is super cute and old school. I have always been a fan of the school uniform look. If you want to pull off a similar look, keep the length of the jersey and the dress in mind. You want to go for innocent school girl not vintage grandma. I love this haircut as well. View more of Christine’s looks here.

5. And for a bit of fashion man-candy. This guy,Adam, seriously has impeccable style, the perfect hair and an attitude that bursts through the photographs, whats not to like? View his ‘wardrobe’ here.

So that is 5 of my favourite looks for today to inspire you mid-day shopping(I’m still in my Pj’s and have no money to shop so someone has to).

 

 

 


 

 

Inspiration for the day

I feel like I have a work hangover. It is a weird sad feeling. I know I still have loads of work ahead of me, but I decided to take a few days off after handing in my last Unisa assignment on Tuesday. I just don’t like the in between period while someone is marking my work, it makes me feel vulnerable. BUT I now have the chance to do all those other things that I’ve wanted to do while having to work. They seem less important now, but at least I have a choice. Hehe. I plan on catching up with some reading, writing, sleeping and friends.

So to feel less weird and vulnerable, some inspiration for the day!

Wow, look at this picture, doesn’t just urge you to write a story?

Oh my goodness! How cool are these next two images? I would die to have either of those rooms in my house some day! Being surrounded by books really inspires me and makes me extremely happy, even if I do not finish most of the books I begin to read.

Don’t you just want to be this girl, in this dress, with the Eiffel Tower in the background? Oooh, pretty.

This picture resembles the personal creativity. I used to have a little box like this, I should find it and fill it with all things personal en sentimental!

This room looks great and spacious with a lot of natural light!

This is a great Lentil Soup recipe featured on 101cookbooks. I love following this blog for all the fresh and interesting ideas and food combinations. I love lentils and cooking so now that I have more time, why not… Visit the blog for the full recipe here.

 

 

A Birthday Gift for the Boyfriend

Last week I photographed one of my friends, Debre Stone so that she could compile a creative Birthday gift for her boyfriend. She got the idea to make an original Birthday Card by browsing some sites on the Internet.

We had a lot of fun taking the pictures and had some music in the background to loosen things up. But if you know Debre, you would know that she is a bundle of energy and is unbelievably photogenic. She has this natural beauty and her quirky side is one of the reasons why she is such an important person in my life.

Since I was busy with a lot of work Debre decided to edit the photos herself and did a great job. This is what her final product looked like:

Since I told you that she is very photogenic I should probably show you the rest of the photos that I took. Sometimes I cannot get over how beautiful my friends are. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Inspiration for the day

Since I wake up in a bad mood almost every day – I thought it was time for a change. Instead of dreading all the things that needs to be done, I want to adapt a positive and productive state of mind. So I am going to start posting some inspiration pictures from all over the Internet to motivate me for the day. Who knows, maybe it will motivate you too!

Loving this look from the  5 inch and up blog. Even though the print on the top is quite formal, the style makes it more casual. The hair and handbag matches the outfit perfectly.

Ooh, really loving this handbag and which I had the guts to pull off the heals. Thanx for the visual stimulation Fashiontoast

I have come across a new blog to follow and I have a feeling that this blog is going to be full of inspiration and motivation. Looking forward to the next post on Peace.Love.Nutrition – it seems like we share the same interests and passions and are on the same journey even though I am just starting. 🙂

I hope to be eating healthy foods this week and getting a lot of exercise! All part of changing my mindset about what makes me happy.

The important part is to keep my life full of fun and laughter!

 

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