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Welcome to my blog! My name is Irina and I am a shopaholic.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Outfit Of The Day - I'm A Dreamer

I am such a dreamer. I dream all the time, sometimes during the day and most nights before I sleep. I think to dream is a wonderful thing and in moderate amounts is good for everyone. And it is even better to try and make your dreams a reality. I have such big dreams for my blog and every day I work hard to make them come true. I have big dreams for my life after I finish my studies. Of course not everything always goes according to plan, but that is the beauty of life.

I love mixing different textures together such as lace and leather. Something as delicate as lace is very soft and feminine while leather is usually associated with something tough and rough (think biker chick). I thought it would be interesting to mix them up, and I added my favourite hat to the mix. The shoes are so cute and quirky with their little black angel wings at the back- I am no angel so I like that the wings are black ;)

I am day-dreaming in most of these pictures so excuse the poses

Leggings- Mango
Shoes- Mellissa
Hat –Cotton On
Necklace and rings- Sass Diva (Zuri)
Bag- Rozanne and Pushkin

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Fashion News- Winter With Mr.Price

Hello you beautiful people! I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Easter weekend! I spend mine with my boyfriend and then my Russian friends- on holidays like this I really do miss home quite a bit. It was so lovely to get to speak Russian again for a bit while eating delicious food! The past month has been non-stop for me and I am really pushing myself to the limit and I love every minute of it, but I am also super excited to get away this Friday to the beach for a whole week! But this week I still have plenty of fashion news, beauty reviews and outfits to keep you busy with.

A week and a bit ago I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Mr.Price VIP Event. Mr.Price always hosts the coolest events and has some awesome and affordable fashion so I was ecstatic to attend one of their events. I have to give a massive shout out to Rowena from the Secrets and Stilettos blog for referring Mr.Price over to my blog- I love how friendly and kind the blogging community can be!I attended with my friend and fellow blogger  Leanne and we had a night filled with fashion and fun.

About the actual event- it was just as awesome as I expected. Even though it was held just inside their massive Sandton Store, the organization behind it was perfect! We got to view Mr.Price’ winter collection while enjoying a "s'moors" bar. It was the coolest thing I have seen as you came up to roast some marshmallows and then dip them in a variety of sauces. There was also a cappuccino and macaroon bar (yum!) and we got a little something something from Mr.Price to shop their latest collection with. I got a very pretty “I’m A Dreamer” jumper which is going to be featured in tomorrow outfit post. I also got one of their new cute tote bags which only cost R20 a pop and all of the proceeds from them go to the Red Cap Foundation.

Their winter range is pretty awesome and the best thing is that it is on a budget. I am a student and I struggle to afford fabulous pieces sometimes, but luckily Mr.Price always has me covered. Trends also come and go every winter so it’s nice to invest in a trendy piece that will have you looking chic this winter without sending your bank account into overdraft. After all, who wants to be sitting with a trend-piece that is not in fashion anymore next winter that cost a fortune (I have done this before and lesson learnt)?
I picked out a few items that I think can take you through this winter in some serious fashion.

1. A Leather(or Pleather) Biker Jacket(R329.99)- This item will actually last you many, many more seasons and it always looks fab in summer over a pretty floral dress for that edgy feel.
2. A Statement Tee (R49.99) - Personally, I love statement tees. This “Limited Edition” one is so cute and has a fab price.
3. Faux Fur(R349.99)- It’s no secret that I have been loving faux fur this season and I don’t even think it’s a trend- I really think it’s here to stay. This colour is perfectly feminine and will look gorgeous on anyone.
4. Funky Earrings (R29.99) - Because we all need to have some fun this winter even though it freezing.
5. Black Boots (R199.99) - A wardrobe staple, no matter which shape you like it in. I have never seen a huge “trend” with boots because they take you from season to season all the time. The black ones are especially a must-have because they go with everything! With such a steal of a price I hope to own these black wedge boots, ankle boots and thigh-high boots by the end of the winter (please, Steve??)
6. Something Tartan (R99.99) - Like I have mentioned before, tartan is huge this winter. However it is just a trend, so pick out one piece for this winter and play around with it. This dress is cute and will work nicely with tights, leggings, heels, flats and so much more.
7. Funky Leggings (R99.99) - I love wearing leggings to varsity because it is just so comfy! But you don’t have to keep it boring with plain old black pair of leggings, switch it up with a funky pair like this one that has unicorns on it!
8. A trusty scarf (R49.99) - Sometimes all I want to do is tuck my face into a nice warm scarf and spends the rest of my day in it. This polka dot one is so cute!
9. A Fabulous Hat (R129.99) - I had to include a hat because they are just my new obsession (watch out for tomorrows outfit post!).
And since I am a cat lady I couldn’t resist doing a little feature on all of the immensely cute things that Mr.Price has with cats on them! All together now- Awwwww

1. Cat Onesie-R139.99
2.”Call Me Right Meow” Sweatshirt-R89.99
3. Cat-printed leggings-R49.99
4. Cat T-shirt-59.99
5. Kitty Pyjama Top-R59.99

Now hop on over online to Mr.Price  online website or visit one of their stores to shop the fabulous winter pieces!
Have a fabulous Tuesday!:)

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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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