Statement coat

I love colorful coats! In Winter, people tend to hibernate their bright colors and wear a lot of gray, brown and black. While those colors are fabulous for boots, it can get kind of depressing if you look like that all winter. So I love adding bright pops of color into my winter wardrobe. I love this green coat from Zara because it’s fun, bright and makes me happy while keeping me warm.

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If you aren’t really the kind of girl who wants to wear a jacket that practically screams “Look at me!” you can also wear a brightly colored scarf, handbag or even nail polish or lipstick to add some color into a gray day.

How do you like to add color on dreary winter days?

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Puffy jackets and marshmallows

It’s officially winter here, with the last few burnished leaves of Autumn falling from trees and covering the ground in an orange-red carpet. It’s still early enough in Winter to have green grass, so it feels strangely festive and the cold bite in the air makes me think of Glühwein and cozy socks.

In winter, besides for wonderfully thick coats, I love my puffy jackets. If you are worried about looking like a marshmallow and fear being dunked in someone’s hot chocolate, opt for a slightly more subdued level of “puff” 🙂 I love this Zara jacket because it is puffy but still gives me shape and looks sophisticated enough to wear to work. Plus it is incredibly soft and warm!

Whatever weather you are experiencing today, I hope it puts you in a good mood as you start the weekend! It is absolutely freezing today so as soon as I leave work, I plan on burrowing under mountains of duvets on the couch in front of the TV with Hot Chocolate on tap courtesy of D (If I can convince him to be my Hot Chocolate slave of course) 🙂

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Jacket from Zara, Sweater from Woolworths, Pants from Woolworths, Shoes from Zoom, Old Necklace

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Boston Terrier t-shirt? Yes please

As some of you know, D and I have 2 little Boston Terriers who we love. They are the cutest, noisiest, most adorable dogs and they make us laugh every day with their weird antics. Although I love my dogs, I don’t really feel the need to advertise them. Until this shirt, of course 😉 My mom and sister saw this at Edgars, thought of me, and got it for me. (Now if only some Hunter boots made them think of me … )

Bogart and Daisy gave it their lick of approval and D and I think the one in the middle definitely looks like Bogart 😉 Sometimes it’s fun to wear something slightly frivolous and indulgent and not at all sophisticated – Whatever gets you through the week!

Jacket from Queenspark, Shirt from Edgars, Pants from Woolworths, Old Shoes

Jacket from Queenspark, Shirt from Edgars, Pants from Woolworths, Old Shoes

Shirt from Edgars, Necklace from H&M

Shirt from Edgars, Necklace from H&M

And how could I do a post on a Boston Terrier shirt without including a bonus pic of Daisy and Bogart doing what they do best – sleeping? Have a wonderful day!Daisy and Bogart

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Floral

How was everyone’s weekend?

It’s officially winter here in South Africa but this weekend was actually pretty hot. As a last salute to the sun, I threw caution to the wind and ditched my jerseys and scarves and wore something light. What better way is there to put off winter than with flowers, right? Don’t let my squinty eyes fool you, I really was awake when this photo was taken, it was just bright outside 🙂

Kimono, belt and handbag from Forever New, Top from Rage, Jeans from Queenspark, Shoes from Claire's

Kimono, belt and handbag from Forever New, Top from Rage, Jeans from Queenspark, Shoes from Claire’s

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Here comes the woolly mammoth

The title of this post is courtesy of my Dad who said that exact phrase when I wore this outfit for lunch with my family. Not exactly a compliment but I am undeterred in my love for furry vests. I love how they keep you warm without sweltering and I love the fact that, because it kind of looks outrageous, you can add lavish accessories and it still works 🙂

Any other “woolly mammoths” out there who love furry vests or am I really on the extinct list?

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Have a fabulous Friday everyone!

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Black and white

I love how Black and White combinations always look so chic and put together. Plus it is a super easy look to pull off as there is no matching involved – how easy is that? Just grab something black and something white and you have an outfit. Unless you pulled out two tops, then please grab some pants 😉

I wore this outfit for a casual work day so I kind of sold out on the whole head-to-toe black and white look by wearing jeans because it looked too smart but it’s also nice for those of you who like the look but want a more casual version.

What color combinations are you wearing today?

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A really bright top …

Seeing as it is Monday I thought I would post a “happy” outfit as a little pick-me-up 🙂

I love colors, but I don’t really like wearing very bright colors – especially several bright colors all at once. However, sometimes exceptions must be made and when I saw this top, I thought it was too fun to say no to. Even though D wasn’t impressed, I merrily sang, “Girls just wanna have fun” in a terrible Cindi Lauper impression and bought it. Sometimes you just need to buy something that makes you happy 🙂

Have a wonderful Monday!

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Top and Jeans from Queenspark, Handbag from Nine West

Top and Jeans from Queenspark, Handbag from Nine West

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