Thursday, 19 February 2015

#OOTD - What I am wearing today...

So today I've decided to revive an old favourite: 
The Skinny Jean

It's been a while since I wore one of these babies!

I can't even begin to tell you what a struggle it's been to get my hands on a pair to fit me as well as my pre-preggy pants used to...

Losing the extra baby weight is a constant battle, but after 2 weeks of #banting I finally found a pitch black pair that fit me like a glove!

Easy on the eye and easy on the budget, with the cutest zipper detail on the front pockets!

I went for the comfy chic look & paired them with cute lace bow pumps and a textured wool & leather top that I bought last season!


- Skinny Jeans: Truworths
- Textured Top: Woolworths
- Lace Pumps: Bday Gift
Cosmetics: Avon & MAC

Having a beautiful sunny day here in the Karoo!


Friday, 13 February 2015

Little V's Nursery...

I have been wanting to do this post for a very long time. 

Inbetween going back to work after maternity leave and having a teething toddler take his 1st steps, a nursery blog post was the last thing in a day I actually had time & the necessary energy for...


So finally after almost 10 months post baby, I can finally give you a quick glimpse into our little cub's nursery!  I love walking into his room whenever I feel the need to reconnect with my little sprout.

In hindsight this room came out even more tranquil, yet modern than even I could ever imagine!

The best thing about a nursery of your own, is without a doubt that extra little bit of detail and the personal touch only an expecting mommy has... 

The #DIY bits & bobs in this nursery might be due to my natural nesting instincts, but to this day it's been one of my favourite projects.



Celebrating a new life and especially the 1st addition to our family, will forever be one of my most cherished moments in life!

We've also managed to leave small photo memories in colourful frames throughout the room...the idea is to tell our little guy about his journey into our family as he grows older...

I will do a second blog post at a later stage with interesting tips & tricks when creating a nursery on a budget!



Herewith a list of suppliers I have used:

- Framed Artwork: Mie Arts & Crafts
- Vinyl Wall Stickers: Stickaroo
- Nursery Cot Quilt & Bumper: Studio Collection
- Geometric Mintgreen Rug: Mr Price Home
- Small Wooden Crates: Mr Price Home
- Small Fox Nightlight: Typo
- Grey Cloud Blanket: Ackermans
- Nursery Duvet Cover: Hiccups
- Scatter Cushions: Mr Price Home, Zana, 
Prezzie from Granny
- Baby Products: Avon Baby, Bennets, 
Dischem Baby, Elizabeth Anne & Purity Baby, Huggies, 
Oh-Lief & Pampers
- Mosaic Table: DIY goodies from Builders Express
- Small Frames on Table: Woolworths
- Woodland Mobile: Foxy Baby Designs
- Crochet Otyoman: Oh Mine Design

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Guess who's coming to SA...

 I am so happy to announce that my special friend & celebrated baker of bespoke cakes, Anmar Odendal,  will be visiting South Africa at the end of February!

She will be hosting a {mini meringue & macaron} master class @ Tamatiestraat Cooking School on the 27th & 28th of Feb in Stellenbosch. 

Please book in advance as seats are limited to only 12 pax per class! 

For enquiries, please visit:

Or drop them a mail at:

Alternatively give them a call on: (021) 886 5176

Trend Forecast - Ethnic Chic A/W 2015...

We are slowly nearing the end of the summer season here in South Africa...

Someone once said: 

"There is nothing more constant, than the changing of the times..."

Wise words and with the passing of each season, we gear up for some new design inspiration & the latest runway trends!

2014 - gave us the rise of the Aztec print.

2015 - will be an extension on the original Aztec design, but with more of a minimalistic #Scandi feel.

One might even be tempted to dwell between the following trends:

1. Abstract Aztec


2. Eclectic African





3. Modern Marrakech










4. Sultry Western






(Photo Credits: Pinterest)

Go on - tempt your nomadic nature...

Have an amazing week!