Monday, 29 October 2012

I'm a Liebster Award winner!

Dionne of Supersize My Fashion nominated me for the Liebster Award and I'm absolutely thrilled! Thank you Dionne.

The rules are as follows:

1. Thank the one who nominated you.
2. Write 11 things about yourself.
3. Nominate promising bloggers who have less than 200 followers and tag them in your post.
4. You have to give them 11 questions to answer.
5. You should not tag back.
Here's more about me:
1. I'm a reality show and crime channel junkie! Shows such as "Desperate Housewives of Atlanta", "Basketball wives of LA"(and more) and "How do I look". Crime channel category I love shows like "Who on earth did I marry", "On the case with Paula Zahn", "On the case with Aphrodite Jones", these are just the big ones but there's more. I can sit in front of the TV with the aim to watch one show, next thing I know its 6 hours later and the day is gone.
2. I love, love, love potatoes and cheese. For this reason the potato, cheese and mushroom casserole is one of my all time favourite meals. But it comes in a close second to good old fashioned pap and melk!Yummy!
3. I hate winter, the only thing that makes winter bearable to me has to be the winter fashions, winter coats are absolutely yummy.
4. The very best times of my life were my high school years, I had great friends, we were not pretentious, we had genuine love for each other, we had great laughs with each other and had the best times together. It is always so heart warming to me when I see the wonderful grown women my friends are today. Even though I'm no longer friends with some of them I'm inspired by the great things they are all doing with their lives.
5.  I am generally a very nice person, so it is always such a surprise to me when I come across people who seem to be arbitrarily mean, either to me or other people.
6. I am very bad at networking/ hobnobbing, I wish there was a class one could take that would teach you how to break the ice and get to know people at events. I really need to get better at it because what I've learnt since I began working is that relationships you build through networking can help your career.
7. I absolutely love cocktail dresses.
8. I tend to play down the good/nice things I have because I never want people to think I'm bragging or to think I think I'm better than them. I can here my mom tell me to never think I'm better than anyone and to equally never put anyone on a pedestal above myself.
9. I think Brandy, Kelly Price, Mary J Blidge, Jill Scott and Toni Braxton are true artists.
10. One of my biggest style icons is "Joan Clayton" the character played by Tracee Ellis Ross on Girlfriends.

11. I cannot stand Beyonce.

My answers to Dionne's questions:

1. What inspired you to start your own blog?
I was going through a fashion rut, mostly because I did not know how to dress my body. There were a lot of people who had opinions on my body, what I wore and why I wore what I wore. I came across the blogging community and thought what better way to find my fashion voice then to do it on line within a supportive,inspirational community.
2. What are your favourite places to shop?
Edgars, Fashion Express, Foschini, Woolworths.
3. What's your guilty pleasure?
Reality TV!
4. When getting dressed, is there an item you build the rest of your outfit around? If so, what is it?
My outfits are always built around the kind of bottoms I'm wearing that day.
5. What do you usually wear on your day off, around the house?
Tracksuits, old shirts and slippers.

6. Favourite thing to do in your spare time?.
Read or watch some reality.
7. Single, in love, engaged or married?
Single by choice not circumstance.
8. What's your favourite movie?
Friday, next Friday and Friday after next . You can't watch one without seeing the others.
9. Is there a saying or phrase you live by? If so, what is it?
Do the right thing.
10. If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
I'd wish for my career to take the path I want it to, more money and the wisdom to know how to use it well and more love.
11. If you had the opportunity to style a celebrity (female), who would you style?
Tumi Morake, she's a South African comedienne, funny as hell, plumply lady but her stylist has dropped the ball too many times.

Bloggers I'm nominating

Zona Mpendulo of Hook and Eye
Nomali of The Weavefree zone 
Marcia of SAFatshionista
I'm just me
Lialiya of The Curvy Swagg of Lyalia
Nique of Nique in the middle

My questions for the bloggers I nominated

1. Where are you from?
2.What is your dream career and are you living it?
3.What inspired you to blog?
4. What do you aim to achieve with your blog?
5. Your favourite bloggers?
6. Who is your style icon, plus size or straight sized?
7. Are you single, married or engaged?
6. If you had the opportunity to style a celebrity (female), who would it be?
7. Where do you love to shop?
8. When getting dressed, is there an item you built the rest of your outfit around? If so, what is it?
9. How do you keep yourself "fashion inspired"?
10. What is your favourite piece in your closet?
11. What are your favourite items for this season? Summer or winter?

Monday, 22 October 2012

Big Fat Summer Challenge

Marcia over at SA Fatshionista decided to run the South African leg of the Big Fat Summer Challenge, which  from my understanding  was origionally started by Return to Sender and recently revived by Jennifer of Jasifer Lions Club during the American Summer in June/ July. I am so excited Marcia decided to run this project and I will be taking part in it, tune in from December 1st and get ready to vote for your girl (ME!).

Be on the look out for some changes I'll be making soon to the blog, I'm working on said changes when I get some down time. I'm on study leave today, getting ready for an exam I have tomorrow wish me luck!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Not enough hours in the day, not enough days in the week

I've got so much on my plate lately, I don't have enough time to blog anymore. This is is a sad state of affiars for me because blogging makes me so happy. Between a new job, school, exams and assigments, I don't know if I'm coming or going!

But on to the fashions, I've been bitten by the peplum trend, I can't get enough of it. I wore this dress early spring, but winter was still hanging around so I paired it with some tights. One thing I didn't realise about this dress is exactly how short it is once you're walking around in it, it does some serious rising up. The slit at the back is also quite risky once the dress rises up, but oh well, I've enjoyed wearing it anyway.

This dress was a great investment from Fashion Express for R 160.00. They have the best cocktail/formal dresses at the best prices.
  Oh yea, I cut my hair, dyed it blonde, made me feel so young and fresh.