How to Give the Best Gifts this Christmas

How to Give the Best Gifts this Christmas

With Christmas 2020 less than half a month away, if you need a little help in the gift giving department, today I’m here to present you with my top tips and gift giving inspo to make your life a little easier. I can’t think of a single person who doesn’t love receiving gifts. But how many of us can truly say we are great gift givers? Do your gifts make your friends and family beam with enthusiasm, or do you notice them quietly cringing? As much as I love gifts myself, I really enjoy buying gifts for others. Sometimes, I get really stressed out about what to buy them, because I don’t like adding clutter to someones life -which I am sure many of us can relate to. If you feel the same right now, relax, take a deep breath and let me help you make those gift decisions much easier by following my top tips: # Numero Uno – Don’t like it? Don’t Give it When shopping for gifts, those random nicknacks you hate clogging your house, will be equally unappreciated when giving them as gifts. My numero uno tip when buying gifts is never gift anyone something you wouldn’t like…

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The Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

The Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

Stocking stuffers can be so much fun and with all the festive markets happening right now, you could probably find really cute, unique things that will make great stocking stuffers. If not, hopefully my suggestions today will inspire some ideas, and best of all you can shop them online. I like to find stocking stuffers that are fun and Christmassy, so think yummy treats, delicious smells and cuteseys that make it all the more festive. Ceramic Gingerbread Diffusers Okay, so stocking stuffers should not be expensive, and I know I’ve started on the pricey side (with the most expensive stocking stuffer), but hear me out. You don’t have to gift the whole pack of three ceramic gingerbread diffusers in one stocking. If you’re looking for cute ideas that are christmassy and fun to stuff your stockings these Gingerbread Scented Ceramic Diffusers from Zara Home (R479 – R160 each if you divide them into three stockings) will release that wonderful smell of freshly baked ginger bread cookies. While it’s a very Christmasy smell, the scent is also warm and cozy and your gift receiver could also hang the diffuser in a wardrobe after the season and indulge in that yummy smell…

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Bikini Season is here

Bikini Season is here

Don’t let today’s headline scare you because  I’ve got the inside scoop on some of the hottest Ladies Swimsuit Styles this summer! Full disclosure, I don’t particularly “love” getting into a bikini, but I’ve found that when you find a style that suits you, no matter your physique (we don’t all look like Kayla Itsines), you’ll feel fabulous! Here are few Ladies Swimwear items I’ve got my eye on, from one of my favourite online retailers, Superbalist… Black and White When swimsuit shopping, let’s get one thing out of the way first… Support is everything! When your girls look happy, well you feel happy – am I right? One of the biggest things that I look for in a swimsuit is that it offers the right support. Now, my second key to swimsuit shopping is choosing a monotone option. For me I just feel black and white is such a classic to go for and looks really good no matter what. I usually buy two swimsuits per season, the first one is always something classic (and yes, black and white) and the second, something fun and playful like the other options I’ll show you today. Love this Padded underwire bikini top…

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The June Wishlist

The June Wishlist

Hello June! Hello Winter in South Africa! I hope you’re all keeping warm and managing with the cold weather? As always, with the start of a new month, I like to put together a list of all the things I want. And with winter on our doorstep, these are the things I want to snuggle up to this month…

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4 Classic Winter Boot Styles Every Woman Should Own

4 Classic Winter Boot Styles Every Woman Should Own

I feel like it’s been ages since I spoke about shoes! I mean really, really spoke about shoes! A whole post dedicated to my favourite accessory on earth! I’ll admit my shoe-wearing days have become very casual of late, but that doesn’t mean I don’t still love a good pair! With winter fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what goes on your feet. So I’ve put together my list of 4 styles of winter boots every woman should own to help you make smart decisions when investing in a new pair this year.

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Hi December

Hi December

I’ve had so much fun putting together my Monthly Wishlists and can’t believe that this will be the last one for 2016! Scary stuff! Anyhoo, this is what’s currently on my radar for December… Country Road Montego Beach Towel New Era Tropical Peak Cap Simplified Planner for 2017 Studded Leather Hobo Bag ZARA Pom Pom Sandals Jo Malone Limited Edition Christmas Candle Rebecca Minkoff Medium Julian Backpack Canon 10-18mm Lens

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Pool Side Weekend Essentials

Pool Side Weekend Essentials

Hey, Hey – it’s Friday! Are you thinking what I’m thinking? POOL TIME! Whoop, Whoop! Get ready to make a splash in some of these must have pool side weekend essentials…

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Hey November

Hey November

Whoa! November is already in full swing, which means, only one month till the end of the year! Can you believe it? I won’t lie though, I’m excited to bring on the holidays and I am already counting down the days. Until then, I have a wish list full of summer ready lusts on my radar…

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Hello September

Hello September

Hi Friends! Happy Spring Day! September is an exciting month, not just because we’re welcoming warmer weather, but my little baby, StyleScoop turns 8 this month! Eight! Can you believe it?! Before I get into my monthly favourites, I just wanted to take this moment to thank each and every one of you who visited my blog today and throughout the years. I appreciate all your support, encouragement and above all, your interest and interaction! Without my beautiful readers, none of this would have been possible and I look forward to creating more beautiful content for you gals that will make life a little more fabulous.

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Winter Jacket Trends #MySuperbJacket

Winter Jacket Trends #MySuperbJacket

Winter is coming! Last night, we lit our cozy fireplace for the first time this year, and I don’t know about you gals, but I’m excited for the cold! I know, I always romanticise about the chilly weather at start of the season and generally the romance fades as it starts to get really cold, but I’m excited to switch up the season choices in my wardrobe. Starting with Jackets! Lots and lots of jackets!

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Trench Town

Trench Town

The autumn chill is upon us here in Jozi, and I for one am excited about welcoming the cold. I know, come July, I’ll be begging for summer, but right now, I’m romanticising about gloomy days, snuggle under a blanket with that cozy feeling.

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Leopard. Espadrilles. Outfit

Leopard. Espadrilles. Outfit

I finally found a pair of beautiful leopard print espadrilles, so I guess you could say I’m over the moon! Best part, they were on sale (whoop whoop) and are totally comfortable, cute and exactly what I’ve been looking for!

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Rose Quartz & Serenity | Shop The Trend

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Cool Shizz For Your Desk

Cool Shizz For Your Desk

  When I was a kid, I always looked forward to the new school year. Granted, it would fizzle out after a few days back at school, but I’d get really excited about seeing all my friends again and of course, having shiny new stationary and crisp, clean notebooks to get the year started.

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The Ultimate Gift Guide For The Woman Who Seems To Have It All

The Ultimate Gift Guide For The Woman Who Seems To Have It All

I don’t know about you girls, but the older I get the less I want! Is that weird? It’s not that I dont want “stuff”, I do, I just don’t want random stuff that serves no purpose in my life, know what I mean? The funny thing is, more and more women I speak to have said the same thing. They want cool shiz that makes their smiles grow and hearts flutter. So instead of doing OTT Christmas wish lists, I thought I’d put together some small, but inexpensive gift ideas that you can hint-hint for your list to Santa, or if you’re looking to buy a fabulous friend something she’ll actually love this Christmas. And, don’t worry, I’ve covered various price brackets too, starting from R60! Here goes… my Ultimate Gift Guide for the woman who seems to have it all … Beauty Blender & Bling Ring (R600) – This is the ideal gift for the girl who loves makeup and pretty things on her vanity. Two birds, one stone. Stockists, call 0861 11 22 22 Le Creuset Mini Mills (R360, on sale at Le Creuset for R288 ) – If she isn’t already craving some Le Creuset in her life, you’ll be buying her…

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