Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle
Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle
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Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle
Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle
Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle
Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle
Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle
Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle
I mentioned a while ago that I was taking a little break from blogging while I traveled to Poland. As you might have noticed, I’ve been back for almost three weeks now, and I’m finally getting around to bringing you some Poland posts! It was an amazing trip, and I can’t wait to share more of it with you, but for now we’re starting with an outfit post.

We shot this outfit at Wawel Castle in Krakow. It’s a beautiful place, and shooting there was so much fun! I still get a little awkward shooting in places with so many people, but like with my Bay West shoot, this ended up being one of my favourite shoots ever! For more about that, read my Facing Fears post.

Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle
For those of you who don’t know the story of Wawel, it’s time for a little history lesson.

A frightening monster appeared during the reign of King Krakus (lat. Gracchus). The dragon required weekly offerings of cattle, if not, the humans would have been devoured instead. In the hope of killing the dragon, Krakus called on his two sons, Lech and Krakus II. They could not, however, defeat the creature by hand, so they came up with a trick. They fed him a calf skin stuffed with smoldering sulfur causing his fiery death. Then the brothers argued about who deserved the honor for slaying the dragon. The older brother killed the younger brother Grakch (Krakus), and told everyone that the dragon killed him. When he became king, his secret was revealed, and he got expelled from the country. The city was named in recognition of the brave and innocent Krakus.
Wikipedia

That’s the gist of the story, but I’d really recommend you read the extended version on this site, because it’s beautifully written.

Pretty cool, right? Shooting in a castle made me feel magical, and I’m just sad I didn’t have a more princessy outfit to wear. But I was still somewhat echoing the fantasy element of Wawel’s history, because I was definitely feeling the ~witchy~ vibes with this outfit.

Feeling Witchy at Wawel CastleI am totally the next Supreme.

Seriously though, throw on a black maxi skirt and wide-brimmed hat, and you’re full on Coven (any AHS fans reading? Please let’s be friends). I paired them with one of my absolute favourite shirts, and gold trainers. Even witches need to be comfy when walking 20km on cobblestone streets. This is a knit top so it’s SUPER comfortable, and the tassels make it perfect for festival season, while the gold thread running through it lets you dress it up a little as well. It’s such a versatile piece, and if you find something similar I’d definitely recommend you buy it.

Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle

Details:

Hat:H&M (similar – and it’s on sale!)
Top: Pick n Pay (similar)
Skirt: Upcycled from a maxi dress (similar)
Shoes: Ackermans (similar

As a result of the legend I mentioned earlier, Krakow is FULL of shops selling these little dragons. They’re too cute!

wawel
Where’s your favourite place you’ve ever shot an outfit? Where would you love to shoot one? Let me know in the comments!

Feeling Witchy at Wawel Castle

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wet n wild megalast lipstick review
I’m an absolute lipstick fanatic. Seriously, I probably have about as many lipsticks as all my other makeup combined. I’m permanently munching on something or sipping on water, so I’m always on the lookout for lippies that can withstand that. Sadly, most lipsticks disappoint, and I have to reapply every hour. But Wet n Wild has come to the rescue!

The Wet n Wild Megalast Lip Colours are incredible. I’ve had Pink Suga for ages and it’s a lovely peach-toned nude. Sadly, I don’t wear it that often, because I find it washes me out a bit unless I wear tonnes of other makeup with it. Because I hardly wore that one, I often skipped over the lipsticks on the Wet n Wild stand when I went makeup shopping. But recently I was on the lookout for a bright orange lipstick, and I picked up 24 Carrot Gold, which is an amazing! A few weeks later, I also bought Don’t Blink Pink, which I think is a pretty good dupe for MAC’s Candy Yum Yum.

wet n wild megalast lipstick review
Since buying those two, I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the formula. It glides on super smoothly, and is ultra pigmented. Once you blot the colours, they’re quite matte, but they don’t feel at all drying. They also last hours, even with eating and drinking. And you get all that quality for only R45/$2!

wet n wild megalast lipstick review

Left to right: 24 Carrot Gold, Don’t Blink Pink, Pink Suga

The Verdict on Wet n Wild’s Megalast Lip Colours?

They definitely get a recommendation from me. They’re excellent quality at a low price, and Wet n Wild is cruelty-free, which is always a plus! They also have pretty much the best names ever. These lipsticks also come in 26 colours, so there’s really something for everyone. There’s a huge variety of colours, covering nudes, brights and darks.

Wet n Wild is available at Clicks stores, or you can shop online.

If you enjoyed this post, you might also like my LA GIRL MATTE FLAT VELVET LIPSTICK REVIEW and my MY HOLY GRAIL FOUNDATION.

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cape coat, port elizabeth pier
cape coat
cape coat, port elizabeth pier
cape coat, port elizabeth pier
cape coat, port elizabeth pier
I went to Cape Town a few weeks ago for Disney on Ice (which was the most magical experience ever omg it was literally what my childhood dreams are made of), and naturally, while I was there I had to go shopping. Access Park is one of my favourite places to shop in Cape Town, because they have factory shops for some of my favourite stores. Great brands at amazing prices? Yes please!

My mission for the day was to find a kimono-style coat in a camel colour. I found a couple that were pretty, but I couldn’t find any that were quite right. Until this one. Interspersed between the big brands, Access Park has a lot of smaller shops, and usually I ignore them, but as we walked past one of them I saw a huge rail of coats outside stopped to have a quick look. That was where I found this absolute beauty.

cape coat, port elizabeth pier

I was originally looking for a coat with long sleeves, but as soon as I saw this one, I knew it was the one for me! I absolutely love capes, but I find them a little difficult to style sometimes. They make me feel like a magical princess, but I always worry people will look at me like I’m playing dress-up! And as much as I’m an advocate for owning your style, getting strange looks is never fun. (PS. Let me know if you like to see a post about being confident in your style!) So I love that this has the cape style sleeves, but is as easy to style as a normal coat.

I wore a lacy, Victorian style shirt under it, and these gorgeous chocolate boots. I think high necked shirts look gorgeous under coats that come to a v in front, and I love the ultra-feminine feel that this one has. You can also never go wrong with the classic coat-tights-boots combo, and I love how chic these Woolworths ones are. To complement the outfit’s neutral tones, I finished the look off with minimal makeup and a simple ponytail (okay, THAT part may have had more to do with my laziness. It was early…).

cape coat, port elizabeth pier, woolworths boots

Details:

Coat: I can’t find one with similar sleeves, but this tie waist coat is gorgeous
Shirt: Mr Price (similar)
Boots: Woolworths (similar)

What do you think of this outfit? Would you ever wear a cape-inspired coat? Let me know in the comments!
cape coat, port elizabeth pier

Ooh! Quelle surprise!

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I’m the furthest thing from a wine buff. Seriously, I know less than nothing about wine. That didn’t stop me from being excited when I was invited to the TOPS at Spar wine show. If anything, it made me even more excited!

I love the idea of drinking wine, but I’ve struggled to find a wine that I really like. So there was great excitement going into the show and preparing to taste a variety of wines, with the hope that I’d find a couple I want to keep drinking (do I sound like an alcoholic yet?). I wasn’t disappointed.
TOPS at Spar Wine ShowOne thing I do like is sweet sparkling wine, so I was quite taken with J.C. le Roux’s semi-sweet rosé. It’s crisp and delicious and pink and has THE PRETTIEST BOTTLE EVER. Another wine that’s totally winning the beautiful bottle stakes is this Boschendal Chardonnay Pinot Noir, and that rose gold ice bucket is the stuff blogger dreams are made of.
TOPS at Spar Wine Show
TOPS at Spar Wine Show
TOPS at Spar Wine Show
TOPS at Spar Wine ShowThe show took place in a basement area at the Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth, with individual red gazebos for each vineyard. I liked how they brought greenery and life into the industrial space with imitation ivy and grapes decorating each stand.

Red buckets inscribed with various wine-related puns stood on big barrels at various spots on the show floor. “You look Bordeaux” was a great one, and another favourite was “You had me at merlot”. I like bad puns, okay? So don’t hate. I was also in love with the vineyards’ presentations, like this stunning vintage-inspired ice bucket and wooden crate, and fresh flowers are ALWAYS a good idea.
TOPS at Spar Wine Show
TOPS at Spar Wine Show
TOPS at Spar Wine Show
TOPS at Spar Wine Show
TOPS at Spar Wine Show
TOPS at Spar Wine Show
TOPS at Spar Wine Show
TOPS at Spar Wine ShowThe above wine was another one that I absolutely loved the label on. IT HAS A DRAGON ON IT.

One of my favourite features of the wine show was that Fogarty’s bookshop had it’s own stand. Wine and books are such a great combination, and I’m always excited when people encourage reading! Plus the display was really lovely.
TOPS at Spar Wine Show

TOPS at Spar Wine Show

Hey look, a 100% candid shot of me drinking my wine.

TOPS at Spar Wine ShowOverall, I really enjoyed the TOPS Wine Show. Whether you’re a serious wine connoisseur or a newbie, like me (I know NOTHING), there’ll be something for you. Luckily, my boyfriend was there to point me in the direction of some wines I might like, and I found a couple that were delicious. Most of the vineyards have stock for sale at the show, but if you miss out on anything, you can find it all at your nearest TOPS the next day.

My only complaint is the high volume of people which made it difficult to get to all of the stands. Large groups of people would stand in front of a table and chat, not realising they were blocking other people. If you get a bit frustrated by things like this (like me!), I’d recommend going at a quieter time. If you’d rather have more spirit and a little less wine though, you’ll be okay with the bustle.

Have you ever been to the TOPS at Spar Wine Show? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments!

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taking a break
I just wanted to put up a quick post letting you guys know that there won’t be any new content on here for two weeks. I’m travelling to Poland (so excited!) and I’m not taking my laptop with me as I doubt I’ll have much access to wifi.

I wanted to schedule posts to go up while I was away, but I was sick the whole of last week and I’ve tried in the last few days, but I found myself rushing the posts and they came out less than great. So I’d rather have no new content for a few weeks than put up average content for content’s sake. Quality over quantity. Always.

So I’m really sorry about the little content drought, but I also think it will be good for me to have a few weeks away from the blog. It always leads to me being a lot more excited to get back to work! And I’ll have all this amazing new content to put up from Poland.

So please bear with, and as always, thank you for your ongoing support x

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