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 

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My Favourite Things this Week

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Jimmy Choos Abel tortoiseshell $740
Miah strapless embellished gauze white with circle design print $991
Bottega Veneta blue suede moccasins $700.64
J Crew yellow serge shorts $169
Chloe tailored crepe dark rose jacket $2,944.62
Yves Saint Larent virgin wool red mini dress $1,415.54
Herve Leger notched bandage red dress $2,227.51
Roksanda Ilincic Amu Two toned wool crepe (black back, red front) $1,737.45
Rebecca Taylor sequined fine knit mini $733.32
Rachel Gilbert green silk chiffon strapless gown $2,109.75
Versace studded leather trimmed plissé and scuba jersey dress $5,595.92
Juicy Couture knitted red dress $518.98

All net-a-porter

Top Skirts

Here is a snap shot of my favorite skirts this week! From beach chic to New Years Party sparkle, there’s something for every occasion.

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Tangerine Mini – Mui Mui $1.027

Black and white striped mini – H&M $7.90
Green mini – H&M $7.90
Gold glitter mini – H&M $24.90
Yellow stretch wool crepe pencil skirt – Christopher Kane $1,064
Bobbly Luna embellished wool blend twill mini – Jill Sander $1,775
Sequined mini – Juicy Couture $385
Turquoise Black label stretch knit blend pencil skirt – Ralph Lauren $1,597

1950’s Neon

One of my favorite things is a well cut, knee length, high waist pencil skirt. This ones is years old but always remains in fashion because the print is tiny hounds tooth-style which is pretty classic. And a high wasit hides the muffin top!

I also watched a Mad Men re-run last night and was inspired by the Jessica Rabbit curves that were emphasized with girdles and corsets. Today we have Spanx! Haha

To keep the skirt modern I paired with a neon shirt, tucked in, and some black peep toes. Minimal jewelry because the neon is fairly bold!

I also wear this skirt with a simple white collared shirt, tucked in, for a more classic, professional approach.

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Pencil skirt – Zara old. Similar Zara $47 similar Jill Sander $1,044
Neon T – Gap $22.95
Black Peep Toes – Nine West $99
Black Bag – similar Mulberry $2,000 similar Victoria Beckham $5,019 both on Net-a-Porter