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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Outfit Of the Day - Cooler Weather

Don’t let the bright sunshine in these pictures fool you! The weather in Johannesburg has dropped down a lot, and autumn is in full swing! Yesterday was a miserable day in Joburg and just as we stepped out to take the photos, the sun came out (what a little bugger). I saw the cooler weather as the perfect opportunity to wear my new Topshop coat! I was browsing their sale last week and came across this stunning coat. It is pure wool and leather and originally cost R2700, but my shopping skills are indeed amazing and I scored it for way, way less! It is such a beautifully sewn item and I love the leather sleeves. Leather is such a bring trend this winter, but this is a fun way to play around with it, without going overboard. 

These ALDO heels are my biggest obsession! I got them when ALDO spoiled me with a voucher and have worn them ever since. I think I’ve worn them to every event in the past two weeks, but they are just so beautiful! Never underestimate the beauty of a simple black ankle boot!

The jeans are Lucky Brand and these were the ones I picked out as part of the Denim Donation Drive that they are currently running. Remember, you can get 50% off a new pair of Lucky Brands just by bringing in your old jeans and donating them! The top has to be one of my all-time-favourites in my cupboard. After all it has cats on it, and being the cat lady that I am, I like wearing it all the time!

I find myself freezing at varsity lately so it’s definitely time to stock up on woolly socks and pretty jumpers. Expect a lot more winter-inspired fashion from now on on the blog!

Have a super awesome day!

Top- Mr.Price
Coat- Topshop
Jeans – Lucky Brand
Shoes- ALDO
Bag – Blackcherry Bags
Rings- Guess
Sunglasses- Glamour Magazine

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Lucky Brand Denim Donation Drive!

Hello guys! How is everyone’s week going? Over in South Africa it is a short one because Friday is a public holiday-yay! Today I have yet another exciting campaign to share with you, courtesy of Lucky Brand Jeans! Starting from today until the 11th of May, Lucky Brand is running their CSI Initiative “Lucky Brand SOS”campaign! How it works is that you bring in your old(but still in good condition) pair of jeans to donate inside a Lucky Brand store and they donate your  jeans to the SOS Children’s Villages which run a drive in Port Elizabeth –  denims collected will be repurposed into other denim products and sold for profit by women in the community. And besides donating to charity, Lucky Brand is also offering you a pretty sweet deal-bring in an old pair and get 50% of your new pair!

Lucky Brand has jeans for all tastes and sizes. This “Cali Cool” brand is all about the fit- you come and get lucky with the perfect fitting pair of jeans. I have written about the brand before over here, and check out the post for more information and a look inside their Edgars store. And something that I also found super cool- the inside of the jeans by the zip have the words “Lucky You” sewn into them with a little four leaf clover ;)


We got to have some fun last week as Edgars invited a few bloggers to come and donate our old pair of jeans, and in exchange pick out a new pair for ourselves and style it! I fell in love with the Sofia Skinnies fit the moment I tried them on last year, so I knew exactly which fit I was getting! The question was in which wash- I settled on the black one because I have been struggling to find a nice black pair of jeans.

I styled the Sofia Skinnies with some monochrome jackets and accessories. I was already wearing the shoes (so in love with them) and I think monochrome is fab for winter! Hats are a huge trend so I paired the first look with a hat and the second with a statement necklace. I have a full outfit post coming with the Sofia’s tomorrow, and  I did not want to take these jeans off the whole weekend (bonus points- they are also super comfy)

With a fellow blogger,Vanessa from Glam Fashion Princess

So what are you still waiting for? Head to your nearest Lucky Brand Store (Eastgate or Centurion Mall) with your worn pair of jeans and start shopping for your new pair with a sweet 50% discount! Your old jeans are going to a great cause, and the talented ladies over at the SOS Children’s Village are going to work magic on your old jeans for those in need- I saw a stunning diaper bag made out of jeans at the event! Their aim is to collect 3000 pairs of jeans and make sure your pair is one of them Steve and I are heading to the store tomorrow morning as he is super keen to get in on this deal. Let me know if you go, and what you end up donating and getting in return! :)

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