Camo Stripes {outfit.post}

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One thing about Jozi winters, it may be cold outside, but the days are filled with glorious sunshine!

Just when I thought I had found my “it pair” of GAP jeans, I find these! I love the subtle destructed wash, and I do prefer a skinny leg – makes cuffing them look a little neater.

 

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How cool is this tee? (also GAP). Since I am obsessed with Camo and Stripes this tee was like a match made in heaven. I didn’t love it when I saw it on the mannequin, but when I tried it on, that was it – I was sold!

To keep the look “weekender”, I went with my reliable Converse High Tops and my new, awesome Knomo Great Portland bag. Then, I just added this everything goes blue collar necklace (from TopShop) and my Ray-Ban Cats 5000! These sunnies are super cool! Love the retro look so much!

So, how did you guys spend your weekend?

Win with Edgars Rosebank!

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Attention shop-a-holics! This week Rosebank says hello to it’s very own, very first Edgars store!

And to celebrate the opening, we’ve got a great give away worth R1490!

The main prize includes a R400 Edgars Shopping Voucher – PLUS a Nails Inc Nail Polish in the colour Victoria & Albert (which you wont find in SA, only the UK has this shade) PLUS a GOSH Volume Lip Shine in Red Stiletto!

Then we have two smaller prizes which each include a R200 Edgars Shopping Voucher, as well as the Victoria and Albert nail colour and Red Stiletto lip colour!

Want it?

Well here’s how to enter.

The main prize will be given away to one of my Insagram Followers. If you’re on instagram, make sure you follow me on @stylescoop. Then, find this pic on my feed and “like it”

The two smaller prizes will be given away, one to my Facebook Fans, and one to my Twitter Fans. To enter on Twitter, first make sure you’re a follower, then send me a tweet to @stylescoop and include the hashtag #ssedgarsrosebank.

With Facebook, check out my page (www.facebook.com/stylescoop) and when you see the image above, give it a thumbs up. It’s as simple as that!

You don’t have to do anything special to gain an entry as winners across all three social platforms will be randomly selected.

Just make sure that you’re a South African resident, and that you enter before the 9th July 2014. Competition closes at noon!

Good luck ya’ll!

One Perfect Parka, 3 Stylish Looks

I’ve wanted an olive green parka for the longest time.

And I found it! I found the world’s perfect olive green parka, perfect in absolutely every way! I swear, there is nothing about this parka that I don’t absolutely love!

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Who ever designed it thought about everything! The fit is perfecto. And it’s got “options”; like a zip off hoodie and zip off front panel.

The front panel is really cool! It’s made from a different fabric to the outer, which gives it great texture. Plus it doubles as an extra layer (between the buttons) to keep you warm.

The hoodie is cute with it’s tribal print. I love the drawstring waist and the front pockets, which are in just the right place.

Like I said, Perfect!

It’s from Old Khaki (the best place to find amazing quality jackets) and I was amazed to find that this beaut was only R999!

Pity they didn’t have more colours in the same style! I’d have bought them all!

I even got to meet football legend Ryan Giggs the very first day I wore my perfect parka! On a perfectly crisp Jozi morning.

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Sadly, not the clearest pic, and a very rare opportunity to get another one – but hey! I got my picture taken with Ryan Giggs, and beggars can’t be choosers now can they!?

Well, this is how I like to wear my parka, with the inner front panel zipped up, the drawstring pulled and the buttons left open. I’m also obsessed with olive green and animal print mixed together!

This is just one of many ways to wear it! You could wear it all open, all zipped up, remove the front panel, remove the hoodie, cuff the sleeves!

Seriously, this is going to be my most worn item this winter.

Now, there are a ton of other ways to wear a green parka, so thought I’d spark your inner fashionista with some street style pics of these stylish ladies…

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Love Camille Over The Rainbow’s look! Ripped jeans = perfection, striped tee = perfection x2, beanie = perfection x3! And she’s made it all chic and lady like with sexy heels and a clutch purse!

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This one that Britt & Whit wears is a quite similar style to mine when it’s buttoned up, just with more concealed buttons. Love how she’s worn it with cuffed jeans, nude booties and a classy cream sweater.

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Looking lovely in lace Like I Can’t! Love how she’s paired a edgy olive parka with a really girly cream dress! And that backdrop in the snow is mesmerizing!

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Next on my list… This Indigo “Katrin” parka from Old Khaki. Yes Please!

How would you wear it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nomad {outfit post}

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What do you guys think of the whole nomadic style?

I’m kinda digging it. It has such a free spirited boho feel that makes me want to embrace it.

When I saw this, “Coatigan” the other day at Edgars, I immediately fell in love with it.

It reminds me of a real hippie/ surfer girl style (even though I’m no longer a Durban girl, and besides I never surfed – although I did try a few times and was just no good)

But anyway!

I loved it! The hoodie and fringe detail really appealed to me, as did the intricate knit.

I thought it would make a great addition to my wardrobe, since I could wear it in winter, but ultimately, my thoughts when buying it, was with the idea of wearing it in the Spring. Think denim cut off shorts, a little white tee and brown combat boots!

But Spring feels like a million miles away, I thought I’d try out a different style for winter this weekend…

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Excluding the shoes and sunnies, I found all the pieces for this outfit at Edgars. I really enjoy shopping there these days - their selection is so fab. They carry great in-house pieces (like my coatigan) as well as a range of trendy international brands.

A great international brand that I really love is Tom Tailor Denim. It’s so hip and the clothes are not only great quality, but fit really well too.

My first Tom Tailor Denim purchase was this off white blouse. I’m obsessed with the detail on the front and love that it flows, but doesn’t look bulky.

Tom Tailor Denim jeans are also worth a try if you’re in the market for new jeans. I bought these skinny jeans and love them to bits! I tried on a couple of styles, but loved these. They were very much like jeggings, but with real pockets and great detail in the stitching.

Outfit Details

Coatigan – Edgars, Blouse – Tom Tailor Denim at Edgars, Skinny Jeans - Tom Tailor Denim at Edgars, Booties – Charles & Keith, Sunglasses – Ray Ban Aviators (RRB3025), On my nails – Essie “Parka Perfect” from the new Winter collection.

Ted Lapidus – ALCAZAR {fragrance.friday}

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Another double Fragrance Friday for ya’ll!

This time, a fragrance for the guys and today I’ve got the exotic and masculine scent, Ted Lapidus ALCAZAR.

The Ted Lapidus brand is about elegance and know-how with a French touch.

It’s a brand that’s modern and structural; where everything is influenced by Ted Lapidus’ passion for the ocean.

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With this fragrance, the olfactory profile was influenced by the Mediterranean – A play ground for seducers, a get-away in a land of enchantment, a perfect place where the sand meets the sea.

To recreate this Mediterranean fantasy, TED LAPIDUS ALCAZAR opens with top notes of Orange Leaves, Lemon and Nutmeg. In the heart, Orange Blossom, Lavender and Rosemary and base notes of Tonka Bean, White Cedar and Leather.

It’s a sweet and juicy mens fragrance. The orange blossom gives it a zesty, sweet bite, while the leather and white cedar keep it sexy and seductive.

I love it from the top notes, right through to the base.

It’s masculine by all means, but a little more daring than your traditional mens fragrances.

If you like Euphoria from Calvin Klein, Armani Code, Dolce & Gabbana THE ONE or Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male, then you will love this fragrance.

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The design of the bottle is very masculine, and quite elegant. I almost expected it to smell “older” if you know what I mean.

It’s heavy, stylish but also simple and I love the deep blue glass and luxurious metal label.

It comes packaged in a stylish tin that matches the colour of the bottle, which also makes a great holder to keep your cologne safe and secure whilst traveling (on a yatcht in the Med).

Overall, I like it. It’s intriguing and sexy and has a definite level of magnetism.

Prices:
ALCAZAR 50ML EDT SPRAY R595.00
ALCAZAR 100ML EDT:  R695.00

GUCCI OUD {fragrance.friday}

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Inspired by GUCCI Creative Director, Frida Giannini’s travels, the new fragrance from GUCCI, GUCCI OUD is a celebration of the deep and sensual fragrances of the Orient.

It’s an intense and sexy scent that can be worn by women and men alike.

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It’s opulent and spicy – my favourite type of fragrance, with a distinct eastern scent reminiscent of a sandy desert.

If you’re a fan of Tom Ford Sahara Noir or Black Orchid, then this fragrance will be a sure winner!

It’s strong, sensual and has a very unique, distinct scent!

GUCCI OUD opens with top notes of Pear, Raspberry and Saffron.

This amazing blend then lingers into opulent notes of Bulgarian Rose and Orange Flower, before settling into an amber and musk base, with OUD at the core. GUCCI OUD also stays true to the GUCCI brand, and like all GUCCI fragrances, Patchouli notes are prominent in the base notes as well.

The OUD used in GUCCI OUD has been specially selected, cultivated and purified for GUCCI. It comes from central Laos, and is grown in a sustainable, managed way that ensures the appropriate respect for this precious resource.

OUD is an extremely rare, dark resinous heartwood that forms in Aquilaria and Gyrinops trees in the Middle East. When these trees get mould, to protect themselves they produce a dark, aromatic resin which turns the pale coloured wood into a denser, darker and resin embedded heartwood.

This natural, raw material is extremely expensive since the wild resource is rare, and the extraction process is timely and difficult.

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The packaging is exquisite with GUCCI’s signature design motifs on both the carton and the bottle.

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The bottle is heavy and feels like a million bucks!

It has a translucent black falcon that features a golden GUCCI horsebit and a sandblasted version of the famous GUCCI equestrian web stripe.

In the words of Frida Giannini “There are some things that are not defined by gender, but by mood. Gucci Oud is one of these. I wanted to create a fragrance that would evoke the sense you get when in a mysterious, captivating and unfamiliar land – when you are seduced by a curious experience, and dream of it afterwards.” 

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GUCCI OUD is a truly stand out fragrance that is exquisite and luxurious!

It’s a new scent, but one that I am sure will remain one of my all time faves!

Time perfectly with the sprit of the Middle East, Gucci OUD launches on the 7th July, just in time for the religious celebration, Eid.

Gucci Oud - The New Fragrance. Review on #stylescoop {www.stylescoopblog.com}

Prices:
50ml Eau de Parfum – R1,195
70m Eau de Parfum – R1,600

Chanel Summer 2014 Makeup Collection

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Pure Transparency and Vibrant Colours! Chanel Reflets D’Ete De Chanel – Summer 2014

Another beautiful makeup collection from Chanel for Summer 2014, that launched earlier this month.

Think bronzed beaches and pure, vibrant, yet subtle makeup that plays with light.

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In this collection, five gorgeous summer nail colours (three of them being limited editions) will give you the perfect summer manicure. I got to sample the best of both worlds… A sexy bright coral TUTTI FRUTTI and a sleek and sexy white, EASTERN LIGHT.

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The nail line up: Eastern Light (Limited Edition), Sweet Lilac (LE), Pink Tonic (LE). Tutti Fruitti and Mirabella.

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The eyes collection features gorgeous, long lasting cream Illusion D’Ombre Eye Shadows (that’s Mirage above in my pic), waterproof Inimitable Mascara’s and one Sytlo Yeux Waterproof eyeliner…

The lineup for eyes…

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Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Ambre Dore (LE), Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Orange Touch, Inimitable Waterproof Mascara Violet touch and three Illusion D’Ombre shades including Mirage (as shown in my pic above as well), Utopia (LE) and New Moon.

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For the lips there are no lipsticks in this collection. It’s all about the gloss in punchy, peachy and pink shades…

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Levres Scintillantes in Glaze (Limited Edition), Hello (LE), Sexy, Happy and Sunny.

And lastly, for the face, one Le Blush Creme De Chanel in Cheeky.

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Ohhhh, how I long for summer days…

2014 Summer Makeup Collection, Ad visual. Model - Vanessa AXENTE. Photographer - Solve SUNDSBO

My Durban July Outfit Picks from Forever New

So, yesterday we launched an amazing competition, where you can win a R1000 gift card from Forever New to shop your Durban July outfit!

Today, I wanted to share my 13 top in-store picks to help you put together a Hollywood A-List approved outfit!forever-new-durban-july-black-edgy

Good girl gone bad!

If you’ve got a bit of a bad girl spunk and want to look like an A-Lister, then how about this sleek Eva embellished bodice dress (R1,199)? Pair it with the edgy Kristen waterfall biker jacket (R1,199) and turn it into a glam, lady like outfit with this silver Bambi Sparkle Clutch (R499).forever-new-durban-july-lace

For a romantic at heart, you can never go wrong with a bit of lace!

My top lace picks include this porcelain Sylvia Lace Yoke Tulip dress (R1,499) and this pretty blue Stella Mirrored Dress (R1,199).

For the accessories, look no further than these cream sparkle heels and this Middleton Pearlised Snake clutch (R499).forever-new-durban-july-maxi-dress

Fancy yourself a Grecian Goddess?

Perfect for a Troy-inspired movie theme, Durban July outfit.

How pretty is this turquoise Gabby Ruched maxi dress (R2,499) and this crystal cream Reese Embellished Scoop Neck dress (R2,499)?forever-new-durban-july

And then, some of my faves!

I’d totally wear that ultramarine blue Nikki Lace Bodycon Dress (R1,399) or this Alana Lace Long Sleeved Skater Dress (R1,499) – The sleeves are just too pretty for words!

With a dress this dazzling, you don’t need much to complete your look. Just a pair of pretty heels with interesting details, like these Lila Embellished Platforms (R899) and pair of pretty, fuss-free yet elegant studs like these light sapphire Capri Teardrop Studs (R99).

So, what’s your fave pick of the lot?

For more Durban July Outfit Options, be sure to check out a Forever New store near you, and don’t forget to enter our amazing giveaway. Competition ends on Friday at noon, so hurry!

Win a Forever New Durban July Outfit

The Durban July is almost here! Have you picked out an outfit yet?

Don’t worry, because we’ve got a super amazing giveaway, where you could win a R1000 Forever New gift card towards purchasing your perfect Durban July outfit!

Now that’s pretty darn awesome!

The theme for the Durban July this year is The Big ScreenThink Hollywood glam at it’s very best; The Great Gatsby, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Skyfall…

The possibilities are endless and thankfully, Forever New has the perfect selection that’s bang on the theme, to ace this look, in style!

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Perhaps a little white lace number? Chic and sophisticated like one of the Bond girls?

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Or how about something a little more fun and Audrey Hepburn-esque?

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Or something that has such stand out style, that you’ll look like you’ve stepped right off the red carpet?

Seriously gals, so much inspiration, so much style and so much to choose from!

Check back tomorrow for even more in-store options!

To enter this amazing giveaway here’s what you need to do!

Tweet us up on @stylescoop and tell us why Forever New is the perfect outfit destination for the Durban July. Make sure you use the hashtag #ForeverNew@theDBNJuly to make your entry valid. Both the hashtag and @stylescoop need to be visible on your tweet.

The competition starts now and ends at noon this Friday the 27th June 2014!

Out winner will be randomly selected and notified on Friday afternoon, giving you just enough time to snap up your perfect Durban July outfit from Forever New.

Go on then, Tweet us your thoughts!

Shield Black & White

Check out this new range of aerosol and roll-on deodorants from Shield.

White for the ladies and Black for the boys!

These deo’s promise to face up to any challenge, with extra sweat protection to keep you dry. They also promise not to stain your clothing or give you those nasty white powder stains on your clothes.

The added bonus, they smell pretty good too!

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Shield Invisible Black+White Aerosol Deodorant – R22.99 each
Shield Roll-On Deodorant – R16.99 each