While things are slowly going crazy in my academic life and the feeling that I should be studying at every single second of my day becomes more powerful,  I recently discovered that the easiest way for me to take a step back and regain focus is by wearing simple, yet well tailored clothes. It’s true that the perfect outfit will make you feel like you have your life together and for me, taking that extra bit of effort when I have no other plans than immersing myself in work, makes the world of difference. The one outfit choice I have been gravitating towards the most is this simple, button-down dress from Mr Price which I picked up a few weeks ago on a whim. I shot this look quite some time ago as I knew that studying will probably take over every minute of my life- which is has and now, while the blog posts are piling up on my desktop and the beauty products up for review are strewn across my room, I figured that now would be a better time as any to take a step back and share this look with you.

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Bringing It Back

Two of the most notable trends for this season are velvet and pleats. Both amazing in their own right but, when paired together, make a strikingly chic and elegant ensemble which hints at hours of planning and attention to detail. Both of these delicate fabrics have been around for ages and now, with their comeback into the fashion world, they are, for the first time, being worn together in the most stylish way.

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This past weekend I went to Kirstenbosch (which is one of my favorite spots in Cape Town) for the morning. We have been trying to go every Saturday for the past three weeks and haven’t managed due to the impromptu rains and wind that Cape Town keeps bringing out. Last Saturday however was a balmy +25 degrees which meant that I not only got to go and see the nine anatomically correct dinosaurs placed among the almost extinct cycads in the garden, but I also got to do an impromptu photo shoot. Four of the featured dinosaurs are indigenous to South Africa and are designed in tin by Zimbabwean artist, David Huni. Be sure to have a look at the photo shoot below and marvel in this beauty that we are so lucky to have in Cape Town.


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