Winter Comforts

I am all about comfort when it gets colder – fleece pajamas, woolly slippers, delicious mugs of Hot Chocolate, steaming hot baths, and candles with warm scents like cinnamon and pine – I do it all. That comfort extends to my Winter wardrobe too – if it’s woolly, fluffy or an oversized knit, then it is probably in my cupboard 🙂

How do you spoil yourself in Winter? We have a tradition in my family. Every year, my mom always buys us fleece pajamas from Woolworths. Yes I am almost 30 and have been married for nearly 4 years, but I still get pajamas from my mom once a year and I am not ashamed to admit it 🙂

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Knit and Boots from Foschini, Jeans from Edgars, Belt from YDE, Old Top

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Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Sunshine yellow and stripes

Happy Youth Day to all the South Africans who read this blog. Hope you are having a wonderful day off 🙂

The title of this post is somewhat wishful thinking as there is not a whole lot of sunshine around here right now, but last night  I came across these photos that I took a few weeks ago and forgot to post. No time like the present, although I am kind of out of season here, hopefully it will remind all of you who are bundled up in heavy coats and woolly socks that in just a few short months we will shed our numerous layers and once again wear a normal amount of clothes 🙂

So, although it’s definitely not an outfit I will be wearing again soon (unless the goosebump look is in) this is one of my favorite blazers to wear because it always makes me think of sunshine. (Oh the irony … ) I love pairing it with a more relaxed top to offset the fact that it is a pretty prim jacket. Plus it gives me more options to wear it instead of just at work.

What’s one color that always makes you happy?

Blazer and necklace from Queenspark, Top from Edgars, Jeans from Foschini, Old shoes

Blazer and necklace from Queenspark, Top from Edgars, Jeans from Foschini, Old shoes

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White Blazer

I am a huge fan of blazers. I have several in different colors and am always looking to expand my collection. Why the obsession with them? Because they are so versatile! You can literally wear a blazer over anything – jeans and a graphic T-shirt, a dress, even cargo pants or cute shorts and you instantly look more put together and polished.

This black and white blazer is no exception. I usually reserve it for date nights with D and wear it with a pretty top, but it’s also fun to wear it with a fun shirt and glam up the standard Jeans and T-shirt look.

What’s one item of clothing you can never get enough of? Besides my blazers, I am always looking for a new scarf.

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Blazer from Queenspark, Shirt from Factorie, Jeans from Woolworths, Shoes from Pierre Cardin, Necklace from Forever New – and photobomb by Daisy who is actually posing better than me 🙂

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What is everyone up to this weekend? D and I will be glued to our TV watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Football fever has definitely struck our household – anyone else??

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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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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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