GO WITH YOUR GUT

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Lately, I feel like I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone and slowly drifting away from my nonchalant stance in life. And in this post you’ll notice how different I am.

I tried to be as candid as possible with my shots. I even popped a smile in the one shot! If you were to ask me to describe my style in three words, it would be ‘unique, edgy and spontaneous.’ See most of the time I try to picture an outfit in my head and then just go with my gut, regardless of whether it’s what everyone else is going for or not.

I have the same mentality in life, don’t try to make everyone happy, because trust me you won’t succeed. You have to do what’s best for you. I know it’s a cliché, but it’s the only way you’ll remain happy.

Right, now that I’m done being all deep, let’s get back to my outfit. You’ll notice that this outfit is very simple, but fun. The black denim jeans, paired with all black sneakers, bring out the pastel green tee-shirt. Both my tee shirt and denim jeans were sourced from Topman in Sandton which is my go to place for most of my items. Shoutout to LSP for making this shoot so fun.

Tee-shirt: Topman

Denim Jeans: Topman

Sneakers: Nike Air Max

Sunglasses: Aldo

Watch: Hugo Boss Orange


  
    
  

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THE LAST OF WINTER FALL

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As we now enter a new season (Spring) I decided to do one last post for a Winter inspired look. Over the past few days I have been inspired to give my blog a minimalist approach, by focusing on whites, blacks and mostly neutral tones. You’ll even notice my blog has a new logo and design.

The reason for this is I am slowly adapting my style and want my blog to reach new levels. For my avid readers you can expect more consistent posts and content that hopefully will keep you inspired. I am hoping to work with more brands and share my vision with you.

Coming back to this winter look, I just had to show you this lapel winter coat I got from Zara. It’s really warm and also really trendy. Usually I would go for a collared shirt, but the weather was relatively warm which is why I decided on one of my favourite white tees- the famous YSL fitted tee everyone asks me about. I got this as a gift from one of my family relatives who brought it back from her travels to Dubai.

You’ll also notice I’ve been wearing ‘smart’ trousers which are very in at the moment and I got these on sale at Topman. They are really comfortable and pretty much work with anything. I also decided on my metallic Air Force Nike sneakers which I got from Sheshsa.

I am hoping that I will get more posts published in the near future and bring new and exciting content every week. If you are a regular reader on my blog please click on the follow button below and you’ll never miss a post again.

Photographed by Laylashaikphotography at Nelson Mandela Square Sandton.

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SERENITY 

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This look was all about comfort and warmth.  I tried to keep it as casual as possible with a detailed hoodie from Wrung, jeans from Markham and boots from Topman.

I really like the floral print on the hoodie which adds a little more detail to it, a key characteristic found in Wrung clothing.

This shoot was all about taking it back to nature and finding serenity. And Autumn is the perfect opportunity to do this. The leaves are golden brown and it paints the perfect picture for a background. Myself and Laylashaikphotography decided to do this shoot at Emerantia Dam which is breathtakingly beautiful.

This is my last post for Wrung so don’t forget to check out their dope clothing on their website: http://www.9couture.co.za


  
  

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I have to admit this year has been really good for me and the blog. I’m finally seeing some progress and blogging is starting to get more exciting. I was really thrilled when Kurt Geiger contacted me to collaborate with them. I mean who wouldn’t be? It’s such an honour to work with such a profound brand such as Kurt Geiger.

Kurt Geiger is famous for it’s sophisticated style and excellent quality. I really enjoyed picking out some of their amazing pieces, especially the burgundy coat featured below. It’s such a unique design and immediately caught my attention when I first saw it. I also love the brown shoes (also featured below) which are very versatile and can be worn with a suit, jeans or a chino.

It was real pleasure working with Laylashaikphotography and I look forward to continue working with her in the near future. We did the shoot at Circa Gallery in Rosebank. They have some amazing exhibitions so go check it out.

Featured items:

Burgundy coat: Kurt Geiger

Checkered shirt: YDE

Skinny chino: Topman

Socks: Kurt Geiger

Shoes: Kurt Geiger


  

IN SPACES BETWEEN

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I know it’s been ages since I last posted, but this year has been crazy for me. This is nearly the end of my campus career and I have to turn all my attention to my studies.

Nevertheless, my friend Zeenat from Pursuing Pictorialism contacted me not too long ago to let me know that she would be travelling in Johannesburg. I was really happy because my previous two shoots were successful.

It’s actually a funny story the day we were supposed to shoot, it was a complete rush because I was  travelling back from Welkom. My shoot was scheduled to be at 4pm and I left Welkom at 1:30. I only reached Johannesburg at 3:30pm so the shoot got pushed to 4:30pm.

After all the stress I still managed to do a successful shoot. The reason I chose ‘in spaces between’ as my title was because she flew from Cape Town and I drove from Welkom, so Johannesburg was the ‘space’ that we met/shot haha.

For this look I tried to be as minimalistic as possible. I went for pastel colours that worked perfect with the background. A simple white shirt with a classic chino and a pair moccasins.

Sunglasses: RayBan

Shirt: Zara men

Skinny chino: Topman

Moccasins: Europa Art Shoes (Basic Sax)


  
  
  

Stylist Launch At Topshop

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Recently I had the opportunity to attend a Topshop/Topman event courtesy of an invite from Zakiyya Bham. The event showcased the stores very own stylist. This was my first event as a blogger so I knew it was a great opportunity to gain some exposure. I personally love clothing from Topman so I knew I’d enjoy it.

The purpose of their stylist (Juanita) is for people who don’t have time to pick out items or people who are indecisive when it comes to choosing what to buy. All you need to do is request her help and she’ll go as far as pick items out for you. Her office is in the store so it is very convenient.

We were treated to some savories from Belle’s Patisserie and entertained by a DJ. All in all it was a good experience.

Event DJ

Event DJ

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