making boyfriend jeans classy
making boyfriend jeans classy
making boyfriend jeans classy
making boyfriend jeans classy
making boyfriend jeans classy
making boyfriend jeans classy
making boyfriend jeans classy
making boyfriend jeans classy
making boyfriend jeans classyI’m back! Those of you who are at uni or went to uni are probably familiar with the weeks leading up to exams being synonymous with hell. On top of telling you to start prepping for exams, ALL the lecturers decide to make ALL the assignments due, so for the past few weeks I’ve been going a bit crazy and slacking a bit with blogging. I’m a full time student working part time and trying to blog full time so I think it’s understandable that sometimes it all gets a bit much? But now I’m on holiday and I’ve got loads of time to take pictures, write posts, and upload videos and I can’t wait to bombard you all with amazing content. Starting with this outfit based around my trusty boyfriend jeans.

Now, while skinnies, flares, and straight legs are all becoming more acceptable as semi-formal wear, boyfriend jeans are still thought of as very casual, so I thought it might be a nice challenge to dress them up a bit. Boyfriend jeans are the ultimate lazy day staple, because they’re roomy, and breezy, and look totally model off duty chic, but now that you can make them classy too, what are you actually doing if you don’t have a pair in your wardrobe?

If you’re trying to class your boyfriend jeans up a bit, I’d stay away from any that are faded or severely distressed. Dark washes are always good when you’re trying to dress up jeans, but any rips on those become very obvious, so try to go for ones that have minimal distressing. There’s something about white denim that looks amazingly crisp and chic, so I’d definitely recommend investing in a pair of white boyfriend jeans if you want to dress them up a little (obvs not just saying that because I have white boyfriend jeans. *cough*).

Cold shoulder tops are huge right now, and I’m so happy I finally got one. This one also has flared sleeves – another huge trend at the moment. If you read my Flats-spo post, you’ll know that I’ve got really into flats lately, and I think these navy loafers are absolutely gorgeous. The gold detailing gives them a really luxe feel (when in reality they cost R120 – about $8/£5) as well as tying in nicely with my jewellery. A monochrome colour palette gives off a really effortlessly chic vibe, so it’s definitely a good idea if you want to make any outfit look nicer and more expensive. As much as I love black, I find that black and white can sometimes be a little harsh, so I’ve found myself  frequently going heart-eyed over white and navy combos lately. I’ve also been slightly obsessing over black and navy, so I accessorised with my black Zara cross body bag.
making boyfriend jeans classy

Totally blue steeling it.
making boyfriend jeans classy

Feeling pirat-y af.

Details:

Jeans: Mr Price (similar)
Shirt:Legit (similar)
Shoes: Mr Price
Bag: Zara (similar)
Necklaces: Lovisa (similar)

What do you think of my outfit? Do you think I succeeded in making my boyfriend jeans look classy? Let me know in the comments!

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mr price flatsI’m an absolute heels baby. Seriously, I wear heels pretty much every day – even to university. For a while, the only flat shoes I owned were sneakers, a pair of brogues or two, and sandals. Once I got into heels I just found flats, well, boring. But after doing some intensive Superbalist searching recently, I’ve seen the error of my ways, and I’m completely back on the flats bandwagon. I’ve bought a couple of gorgeous pairs (keep an eye out for them in future blog posts!), and now I just can’t stop! So now that I’ve spent waaay too much money, I thought I’d encourage you to do the same. Quirky/statement flats seem to be a staple for the fashion pack at the moment, so here are my fave picks for flats from ASOS to help you look amazing without any pain.
beautiful flats asos

Flats – Left to right:

Row 1:
ASOS LIGHTNING Studded Ballet Flat Shoes £28.00
New Look Contrast Pointed Loafer £19.99
ASOS MAYFAIR Embellished Pointed Flat Shoes £40.00

Row 2:
ASOS MELODY Pointed Flat Shoes £30.00
ASOS MERMAID Embellished Flat Shoes £35.00
ASOS LULAMOON Pointed Unicorn Ballet Flat Shoes £25.00

Row 3:
ASOS LILA Embellished Pointed Ballet Flat Shoes £25.00
ASOS MATCH POINT Pointed Flat Shoes £25.00
ASOS MEADOW Metallic Flat Shoes £25.00

If you’ve ever thought flats were boring like I used to, I hope I’ve changed your mind! All the flat shoes I’ve been seeing lately are quirky and absolutely fabulous and these are some of my faves (I think it’s obvious that I’m pretty obsessed with loafer styles atm). And how amazing are those flowered ones? Don’t they just make you think of Daisy by Marc Jacobs?

Are you also as anti-flats as I was? Have I helped change your mind a little? Let me know what your favourite pair is in the comments!

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The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit
The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit
The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit
The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit
The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit
The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit
The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit
The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit
The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit
The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfitAs a student, I don’t have tons of money to keep buying new clothes, so pieces that I can wear all year round are pretty much my favourite, and I feel like this H&M jumper is the perfect transitional piece. It’s a really soft, lightweight knit, which combined with the shortish sleeves means it’s perfect for spring/summer, but it would make a great layering piece too, with a cami underneath it and a leather or denim jacket over it, because it goes with EVERYTHING. Seriously, this jumper looks great with crisp white jeans, a skirt – like I’ve styled it here – and it even looks good thrown on over a floral dress. If you’re looking to get a transitional staple like this, I would definitely recommend getting it in a neutral. Something like bright yellow only really works in summer, but a khaki, oatmeal, or grey will look fab all year round. I’m wearing my Chelsea boots for the millionth time (seriously, they’re not even black anymore, but they just match with everything!) My favourite thing about this jumper is that you can wear it on both shoulders for a more put-together look, or let it drop off one of your shoulders for a slouchier, more styled vibe. I can’t even give advice on how to style a jumper like this because it just goes with everything!
The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit

When the lighting is perfect af but it blinds you.

The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit

Look at me pretending to be all bashful.

The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit

Forever fixing my hurrr.

The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit

I was obvs just feeling naturally fabulous.

The perfect transitional jumper khaki and black outfit

And for some reason I was doing embarrassing dad dancing…

Details:

Jumper: H&M (similar)
Skirt: Cotton On (similar)
Tights: Cameo (similar)
Boots: Cotton On (similar)

What do you think of this outfit? What’s your perfect transitional piece? Let me know in the comments!

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social media is not fake flatlayFirstly, please comment if you understand the reference in the title, because we should be friends 😉 Secondly, there’s been a lot of debate in the online world recently about social media and how ‘fake’ it is. And frankly, I’m incredibly frustrated with it. Social media is as real or fake as you make it.

Bloggers live their lives online, more so than the average Instagram or Twitter user. We send our words and pictures out into the universe on a daily basis. Some of us share every single thought that pops into our head – good or bad – while others of us are more reserved with what we share. And neither is wrong. Deciding which parts of your life you share with the world isn’t fake. Opting not to share that you’ve had a bad breakup or you’re experiencing financial difficulties while posting pictures of pretty coffee or perfect makeup isn’t lying. It’s making a choice about what you feel comfortable sharing with others.

Think about it this way: if you bump into someone you don’t know very well, you’re not going to spill all your deepest darkest secrets. You’ll probably talk about more superficial things like your favourite restaurant or the amazing lipstick you’re wearing. So why is that okay, but a blogger who posts a beautiful flatlay instead of sharing that they’re experiencing a bout of crippling depression is ‘lying’? When you’re spewing your thoughts to the entire world every day, sometimes it’s nice to have some things that are just for you. Sometimes you just want to inspire people with beautiful things, and give them a place to escape from the big bad world. Alternatively, maybe you want to share all the bad parts of your life to remind people experiencing the same things that they’re not alone. Both are equally important, and equally as real.social media is not fake

To me, a ‘fake’ blogger is someone who promotes whichever flavour of the month company pays them the most to post an unauthentic review (fyi, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with sponsored posts, but you know the kinds of bloggers I’m talking about, right? Every single post is an ad and you can tell it’s not even their genuine opinion). But there’s seriously nothing wrong with editing the parts of your life you share with the world. Real talk: if you believe that someone’s life is just cupcakes and cappuccinos because that’s all they post on Instagram, there might be more wrong with you than with them.

So if you think social media is fake, just don’t use it. If you think only some people are fake, just don’t follow those people. Or you could not take it all so seriously and enjoy all the witty one liners and beautiful sunsets and pastries that Twitter and Instagram have to offer.

If you want to see every detail of my super fake life, make sure you follow me on Instagram 😉

 

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autumn brunch outfit checked trousers cutout booties
autumn brunch outfit oversized duster coat
autumn brunch outfit oversized duster coat
autumn brunch outfit
autumn brunch outfit oversized duster coat
autumn brunch outfit checked trousers cutout booties
autumn brunch outfit oversized duster coat
Can I even take photos without touching my face anymore?

You may have seen my post about the EC Bloggers Meetup (and if you haven’t, you really SHOULD), but pretty much the ONLY thing I didn’t show you was my outfit. But since I thought it was pretty fabulous, I definitely wanted to share it. After all, I couldn’t go to a blogging event and proclaim myself a fashion blogger wearing a sub-standard outfit!

I think the focal point of this outfit has to be the checked trousers. With their cream base and the dark orange and black checks, they’ve got the perfect colouring for Autumn and they’re beautifully soft so they’re super comfy. A loose t-shirt is always a good idea for brunch, because it hides those brunch babies perfectly 😉 The key to making t-shirts work for nicer occasions is details. This one is made of really nice fabric – a little thicker than normal and slightly textured. The zips also elevate it a bit. If you’re a heels baby like me, chunky ones like these are a great choice for brunch, as you still get the height, but they’ll keep you sturdy even after one too many mimosas. Finally, I think you all know I’m in love with this duster coat, and I think it just finishes off pretty much any outfit perfectly. All you need is a giant pair of sunglasses and you’re ready to sashay into croissants and cappuccinos!
autumn brunch outfit checked trousers cutout booties
The resting bitch face is strong with this one.

Details:

Coat: Vintage (similar)
Top: H&M (similar)
Pants: Zara (not at all similar but really beautiful checked trousers in Autumnal colours)
Shoes: Zara (similar)
*The coat and top I’ve linked to are both from the men’s section, but I think that will just add to it being the perfect, oversized fit!

A very big thank you to Gabriella from Luna Life Magazine for taking these beautiful photos for me. Her blog is all about fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, and it’s honestly amazing – give it a read!

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