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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Fashion News + Giveaway - Salsa Jeans

Good news fellow ladies and fashionistas! There is a new brand of jeans in town (all the way from Portugal) that is here to make all of your denim dreams come true! I know how frustrating and difficult it is to find a pair of jeans that is the perfect fit for you- I have a bit of a bum on me and finding a pair that hugs me in all of the right places can be a bit of a mission to say the least. Salsa Jeans are about to make finding that right pair for you a lot easier.

Salsa Jeans have been around since 1994 and they are all about enhancing the beautiful female body. There are 5 different fits on offer , each one different and unique. So whether you are looking to Push Up what your mama gave you, Push In that big lunch or a bit of a tummy, Sculpture your pins and make them look even longer, Shape Up your assets or you want to remain a Mystery and add a little something something to make your bum look even better, pop inside a select Edgars store and find the fit for you. Also there is a stand-alone store opening at Rosebank Mall this October!

A little more about each fit- I actually tried on the Push Up, Push In and Mystery fits(nothing for me to Shape Up here) and here is what I though as well as more information on the fits

Push In- I do have a little bit of a tummy(I blame the chocolates) and now with this whole crop top trend that I am loving, I really wanted to try and push in my tummy and make it look flat. This is exactly what this fit does- it gives you a subtle “tummy tuck” feel and softens your curves around that area.

Push Up – This is the fit that I actually ended up getting because I just loved the feel of it so much! I have some junk in my trunk, and these jeans just give my bum the perfect lift! You can see in my Salsa Selfie at the end of the post,  the design of the jeans on the side gives the illusion of a perfectly toned behind with its stitching. I loved this fit and ended up getting it in the blue wash- there are a variety of different washes in every fit.

Sculpture – These jeans are high-waisted and give you the look of longer legs. We all know the trick of wearing nude heels to make your legs look longer, and now just imagine these jeans with a pair of killer heels. Can you say legs for days?

Shape –Up – This fit is for the ladies that love the low-jeans look. This is a mix between a slim leg-and a low-rise pair, but don’t worry they do have a higher raise at the back so you won’t be flashing your pretty undies or having a plumbers crack! The slim fit elongates your legs so this is the best of both worlds if you love a low-fitting pair of denims.

Mystery- This was a very interesting fit because get this- the jeans have implants in them! Yes you heard that right- the jeans have an  two pads inserted by your bottom so this creates beautiful curves! Round and big bums have been in fashion for ages(just ask J.Lo) and I have a few friends that always complain that because of their build they can’t get them self’s a bum- here is your answer girls!

I had some fun trying on all of the different fits and now it’s your turn! Salsa Jeans is giving away 2 R5000 vouchers to YOU! So if you want 2-3 pairs of jeans in different washes, or Salsa Jeans also offers different kinds of tops like the one I am wearing in my fitting room picture, the choice is yours!

How to Enter:
1. Head to your nearest Edgars that stocks Salsa jeans and take a selfie in the fitting rooms wearing your favourite Salsa look
2. Follow @SalsaJeansSA on Instagram
3. Upload the photo using the hashtag #SalsaSelfieSA
4. Upload your image by 6pm on Friday, 31 October 2014

I can’t wait to see your #SalsaSelfies and of course here is mine (I have now also discovered the lack of full-length mirrors at my house. Yes I did have to get on my ottoman to give you the full view of the jeans-work it girrrrl! ;)) . Have fun with it and I cant wait to see your #SalsaSelfies !

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Fashion News- Lalla Hirayama For Legit

Last week saw the launch of Legits new collaboration with Lalla Hirayama for their Summer Kapow range. The beautiful Japanese-born Lalla is the perfect fit for this campaign- she is fun, youthful and adventurous just like the brand. The event was held at the stunning Munro Boutique Hotel and we got a sneak peak of the range, which is now available at all Legit stores nationwide.

The range was inspired by the new twist on the tribal aesthetic and who better to take the brand forward than Lalla? She is known for her sexy style (but back off guys, she has a boyfriend!) and her looks are always inspiring and fashion-forward. The collection includes everything from a sexy little black dress to statement tees and trusty denims.  I also really love the campaigns pictures that show a fun summer story and also play on Lallas Japanese background with the funky make-up and hair styles.

My favourite item in the collection has to be the palm-tree jumpsuit. I love me a good jumpsuit (and that’s what I wore on the night too) and the palm print which is the extension of the tropical print makes it even more fun. You can really take this look from day to night by just adding some heels and a bold lip.

 Of course I can’t stay away from graphic tees and so these “Weirdo” and "Oh Darling Go Buy Yourself A Personality” ones caught my eye immediately. 

And if you are looking to try something fun and different this summer, how about a pair of denim dungarees? Paired with a crop top underneath and some beautiful shoes, it will have you looking summer-ready in no time.

As a blogger I get to attend my fair-share amount of events and this one really blew my socks off! The venue was absolutely amazing- what’s better than to sip your champagne while overlooking the stunning sky-line of Joburg? I never knew about this hidden gem of Jozi because this must be one of the city's best-kept secrets! The organizers went all out for the event and besides the stunning view we also enjoyed a photo-booth, cotton candy and ice cream truck and a candy bar. 

Of course the "Who is Who" of the Joburg elite was there and I did some celeb sightings. 

The stunning ladies of the Oh-One-One boutique

Celebs caught in the act in the photo booth!

And of course it was lovely to quickly chat to Lalla between all of her interviews. The girl is incredibly down-to-earth for someone who is the star of a huge summer campaign! And I can now see where she gets it from- her mom was also at the event and she is the sweetest lady who insists on greeting you with warm hugs.

Congrats to Lalla on the new campaign and I can’t wait to see what Legit does next!

And yes I couldn't resist snapping some pics at the hotel my self :)

Caught in the act!

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Monday, 29 September 2014

Outfit Of The Day - Fashion Playground

Hello beauties! Its Monday again and almost the end of September eeek! Only a few months left until Christmas and the New Year! It feels like summer is in full swing in South Africa but that doesn’t mean I’m packing away my hats! I have grown so attached to them that I am even finding a way to wear them in the summer. It is such a fun accessory that I have only recently learned how to wear and how to pair it with all different kinds of outfits.

One of the biggest trends for summer is the kimono. I got mine last year already but wasn’t sure how to wear it except over a dress or at the beach. So I decided to go for this boho-inspired look by pairing the kimono and the hat together, and wearing it with a simple graphic tee and denims. I have had these Steve Madden wedges for forever, and they have a crazy print but I love them! I wore this outfit to my recent shopping spree with Woolworths which I will be sharing on the blog soon! I got some stunning things and if you are still not sure what items you should invest in for this season, keep a look out for the post this week!

Also today I’m starting a little series on the blog with  Essie Nail Polish. I recently received the Essie Spring Colours collection, and I wanted to make it fun for you guys to see the colours. I have usually done a Mani-Monday post for these, but painting it just so plainly on my nails seems a bit boring, so I decided to show you how they look in real life! For this outfit I chose “Fashion Playground” (hence the name of the post) which is a gorgeous minty shade with pastel undertones. I thought it looked quite nice with the kimono and the watch, and now that you get to see the colours “in action” in real life, you can see how easily a manicure can become an accessory to an outfit! There are 3 more colours I will be sharing from the collection on the blog over the next few weeks, each paired with a different outfit. Doesn’t that sounds fun?

Speaking of Essie, later today there is an exciting competition coming to the blog! :)

Have a happy Monday!(I was throwing my hat in the air here but obviously threw it so high that it flew out of the picture!)

T-Shirt- Cotton On
Shorts- Mr.Price
Shoes-Steve Madden
Hat- Cotton On
Sunglasses- Topshop
Nail Polish- Essie Spring Collection "Fashion Playground"
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