Green Lace

I love 50’s style lace dresses. They are so feminine. I especially like this ‘A’ line cut and slightly looser fit. Add some banging sky-scraper heels and off you go! (and I broke from my ‘natural’ norm and added a light green eye-shadow – talk about living on the edge!)

Green dress – Zara (am thinking about cutting the lining out, it doesn’t sit right) Heels – Aldo (similar). Jacket – Jaspal (old collection) Cute rings – local Thai designer


Karen Millen Shocking Pink

When I first saw this frock from across the department store floor, my heart skipped a beat. Sparks flew. It was love at first sight. I tried it on and it felt like I was the only person ever meant to wear it. That is what a dream dress does to you. It is life altering. Sigh.

Pink Dress – Karen Millen (old collection). Heels – Aldo.





Fashion Quote of the Day: “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” — Coco Chanel

Lab Coat

Well, not exactly, but never wear this with white trousers or a stethoscope! I saw Angelina Jolie in a jacket similar to this a few years back and thus began a long search for a light-weight, belted, double-breasted, mid-thigh jacket (it’s all in the detail!) I knew it would be the perfect chilly day cover-up and never go out of style.

Almost one year into my quest, I found this beauty hanging in the window of a tiny boutique in a quaint seaside town up the west coast of South Africa! (we were looking for a seafood restaurant) I was with my mother at the time, who knew about my coat mission, and we both looked at each other and screeched ‘it’s the Angelina Jolie coat!’

I love a happy fashion ending 🙂

White Coat – local SA designer, similar Juicy Couture $305, similar Valentino wool $2,945 (30% sale net-a-porter) similar & almost exact Lila Getty by David Lawrence $725. Striped pocket mini skirt – similar Couture Candy $60 (gorgeous) , pink linen V neck – Zara $25, Vintage Heels – Aldo 

We Love Bows

I like bows. Pretty, tasteful bows that double-up as belts. This dress has quite ‘severe’ lines (intimidating for meetings perhaps!)  so the waist belt-bow softens it nicely. The killer heels are a favourite, I am about 6ft7 in them but what the hell!

Nude peep toes – Aldo similar $70, Black dress – Espada