Gifts for the Plant Mama’s & Budding Botanists

Gifts for the Plant Mama’s & Budding Botanists

In the last couple of years, plant parenting has become a major thing, and I for one am glad! I love, love, love plants! In fact, if I had my way, I’d turn my entire house into a full on jungle, but then I think, hello spiders and I’m like errrr, no thanks! So my gardening is reserved for outdoors, with some house plants to keep me happy.

As someone who enjoys digging my hands in the soil and watching mother nature bless me with her bounty, I’ve put together a little gift guide which I think fellow plant lovers (no matter their level of gardening enthusiasm) will love.

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Gifts for the Traveller & the Explorer

Gifts for the Traveller & the Explorer

Christmas is just 18 days away, 18 days! If you have not yet wrapped up your shopping, then hopefully my Christmas 2020 gift guides will inspire you. For more inspo, be sure to check out my archive of previous gift guides which may offer you some more great ideas.

Today’s featured gift guide is targeted at the adventurer and the explorer, the traveller and the wanderluster.

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Double Pop Winter – Outfit Post

Double Pop Winter – Outfit Post

Slowly but surely winter is creeping up on us! And yesterday, I could feel it in Durbs – Even if it was only for a brief period. Although a short burst of cold, it surely got me thinking about outfits for winter. This year, instead of blending into the blandness of black, brown and grey, I’m going to inject pops of colour, which certainly brightens my mood! Since I do love wearing black, I’ll be adding colour pops with my accessories; like bags, scarves and snoods. This look is so very me. It’s casual, laid back, a little bid edgy and a little playful too. What do you guys think? Outfit Details: Coral Snood – GAP, Leather Jacket: Old Khaki (hubby bought it for my birthday last year and I love it so much, I want the tan and brown one too!),  Top – Sassy Chic, Pants – Woolworths (from last year’s winter collection), Suede Sling Bag – GAP, Leather Boots – Tsonga, Sunglasses – Giorgio Armani. [signature]  

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Wear The Trend: Leather Details

Wear The Trend: Leather Details

The thing I love about leather is that it can make you feel so many things; tough in a biker jacket, feminine & ladylike in a full skirt, and oh so Kate Moss in a pair of pants. Leather is on trend and although it can be seen in many forms and colours, my favourite colour to see leather in is black. The versatility of black leather or faux leather is what I love most. It can be worn by anyone, while coloured leather is a bit more difficult to pull off. Although this trend is carrying over from summer, you can expect to see even more of it as the winter months approach. You will see leather in dresses, pants, tops, jackets and skirts. Yes, everything…Talk about leather overload! So now, how do you wear this trend? Well, have a look at these bloggers, including myself for a little leather inspiration… One of my outfits Fashion By Brett Robson Rumi Neely of Fashiontoast Ashley Madekwe of Ring My Bell Here are a few faux leather pieces that I have found for you. Happy shopping! Leather Dress from Pretty Please (R520) Peplum skirt from Mr Price (R89.99) Pencil skirt from Foschini…

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Hot Trend! Leather Nails

Hot Trend! Leather Nails

When fashion and style icon Alexa Chung wears a trend, everybody wants it! At last years’ Brit Fashion Awards, Alexa rocked the red carpet with her leather effect nails, leaving nail fashionistas ooogling at her fingertips! Well, the good news is that you can get your paws on this awesome nail polish from Nails Inc thanks to Edgars, who will be the exclusive stockist of this internationally loved nail brand. I am obsessed with the Nails Inc. Leather Effect nail polish as well as their Bling it on Leather & Skulls and Bling it On Rebel kits! Inspired by texture, this nailpolish that looks like ordinary polish when applied, dries to form an authentic leather texture. Then, for the cherry on top, you can amp up the rock and roll look by adding bling skulls and Swarovski elements. The best part… you don’t need to go into a salon to achieve this look! Whether you’re after the Leather Effect Polish or you want to bling out our nails, you can do it all on your own! Leather Effect nailpolish comes in three fabulous shades; black (Noho), tan (Soho Mews) or my current favourite – an ox blood/ mulberry shade called Shorteditch Lane, which I’m wearing in…

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Shoe Porn – Nicholas Kirkwood Leather and Lace Booties

Shoe Porn – Nicholas Kirkwood Leather and Lace Booties

Everyone who knows me or reads my articles knows I love shoes. For the whole of December (and yes I am starting early :)), every Tuesday Ill feature a new pair of #shoeporn, because even though we can’t have them all, a girls’ allowed to dream. Today’s Shoe Porn goes to these sexy Nicholas Kirkwood Lace Booties from his Fall/ Winter 2010 collection. I fell in love with them the moment I saw them in the September issue of American Vogue and couldn’t stop drooling – I’m sure you can see why! Duh These babies will set you back about R6K, but they are so well worth it. That’s if you are willing to sacrifice food for a little leather and lace and loads of oh-la-la! What’s it gonna be? ♥ Heaven would be these babies placed firmly on my feet ♥ Oh and, of course Sarah Jessica Parker would have a pair SJP wore these at Fashion’s Night Out in September 2010.

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Hell for leather

Hell for leather

We’re used to leather jackets, leather boots and even leather gloves, but leather skirts, dresses, vests and trousers? Well that’s exactly the trend that’s happening for summer Leather for 2010 can take the form of pretty much any item of clothing, and if you can think it, chances are it’s been sent down the runway.

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