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I’m not usually one to follow trends but there are quite a few that I’m loving at the moment and fishnet stocking is one of them. Ever since this trend resurfaced sometime last year, I knew I had to own a pair. I searched high and low for them in South Africa but none of the major stores like The Lot, Top Shop, H&M or Zara stocked them so I ended up ordering from ASOS UK which was not a very good experience. Based on my experience, I doubt I’ll ever

I rarely attend weddings but when I do, I make sure I wear the best. Deciding on what to wear, as a guest to a wedding can be quite nerve-wracking. I never want to be under-dressed to a wedding, it’s just not a good look. When you’re invited to a wedding, you most likely know many months’ in advance, minimum of one month, so you have plenty of time to save to buy the perfect outfit if you have nothing suitable in your wardrobe. Showing up in a simple outfit

I’ve never really been one to make a fuss over Valentine’s Day, even when I was in a relationship, and now that I’m single, Valentine’s Day sucks a little. Cue the endless romantic movies and love songs playing on the radio and on television, the incessant messages to get 50% off lingerie and or buy a free box of chocolates when you buy flowers before the 13th of February. For us, single gals, Valentine’s Day is a reminder that you’re alone and nobody loves you, at least not in a romantic

Few things are more arresting than a well-dressed woman. A woman who dresses well is one to be taken seriously because she takes pride in her appearance and how she is perceived by the world. This woman most likely takes the same amount of care and pride in other non-sartorial areas of her life as well. Wearing a great outfit provides a lift on a hectic day; armour for that tough meeting and the confidence to walk into a room full of strangers. The way in which we dress says

It’s time to say goodbye to the knee-high boots and hello to knee-high heels. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you need to forsake the knee-high look. I have been obsessed with knee-high heels ever since I saw them on one of the Kardashians. This trend is slowly but gradually taking the place of its cousin, the gladiator sandals – which can be worn flat or high. A pair of black knee-high heels is the most versatile colour you can have in your wardrobe because not only do they go

Christmas is over, and the New Year is just a few days away, which means, it’s time to partee! Stand out this holiday season in these top 6 party looks – some old, some new. 1. The Little Black Dress We all know and love the LBD (little black dress). Whether you’re thin, medium-sized or overweight, this look suits anyone and is perfect for any party scene. Take the look up a notch with gold studded heels. 2. The season for sequins No party look is complete without sequins. Look

What’s a girl to do when inspiration is lacking? It’s that time of the year where I’m just feeling burnt out and I can’t wait for the holidays. Waking up every morning to drive to work, which is 62kms away, by the way, is such a drag. What’s worse is, since it’s the end of the year, things are supposed to be quieting down but that doesn’t seem to be the case at work. I’m sure there are many of you that can relate – this post is for you.

As an African girl, I grew up wearing African prints. It was by no means my day-to-day choice of clothing but it was something I and every Nigerian, male and female wore to weddings, funerals, birthdays and sometimes just around the house in the form of a caftan. African print was considered to be more traditional than fashionable back then but things changed in the mid-2000’s when a few fashion designers started using the fabric  in their collection. Nigerian fashion designer, Jewel by Lisa who rose to fame sometime in 2009

I attended a friend’s traditional wedding in Fickburg, last week Saturday which fell on Heritage Day. I can’t say I know much about traditional weddings since I’ve only been to two with this one being my second. I didn’t know what to expect but I was prepared to be entertained. Prior to the day, the bride who is half Yoruba and Sotho chose a fabric as is the norm in the Yoruba culture and then sold it as ‘aso ebi’ to her friends and family. Aso-ebi directly translated means “uniform outfit of

I turned 30 years old last week, 16 September and I celebrated this incredible milestone with a small group of girlfriends at Pigalle restaurant in Melrose Arch. The dress code for the evening was 1920’s style inspired because no other era says elegance, glamour and fun quite like a 1920’s outfit, right? Since I turned 26, I’ve been petrified of turning 30 – it just sounds old!  By the time you are 30, you should have gotten all your shit together. You should be a ‘boss lady’, home owner, married

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