Style Diary: Spring inspired

I wish it could be spring again, but yeah here in South Africa it’s currently Autumn, so before the cold strikes I had to wear this easy and cute outfit one last time! This light pastel floral dress reminds me so much of spring and it’s so easy to style.

DSC00279This outfit can be dressed up or down making it perfect for a casual summer day or even more up style for work or even church.

So breaking the outfit down I’m starting with my dress, a light peachy pink dress with white and green floral detail. The back section of the dress is a very delicate lace which is so pretty but if you don’t want to wear a sticky bra you will have to wear a white tank top underneath like I did which is still very beautiful and probably more appropriate for work.

The lace detail is so subtle yet it adds a nice elegant touch to the whole look. Since it adds a bit of interest to the back you really don’t have to do much with your hair, but I mean you could…And oh before I forget, this dress is from Pick ‘n Pay Clothing if you were wondering…

I also like that way it sinks in at the waist just a tiny bit for a more flattering look.

DSC00307For accessories I added a small cream handbag with gold detailing. I decided to go for a more plain handbag since the dress is busy, and a smaller bag fits just right with this dainty, girly outfit. I got this handbag from Shoe City, but honestly this is such a common style I’m sure you can find something quite similar almost anywhere.

DSC00309I added this gold plated ring from Honey jewelry with a white flower made from a seashell, a flower ring emphasizes the floral girly style perfectly.

DSC00316For my necklace I added this gold and blush pink statement necklace from Lovisa which adds so much flair to this light pastel dress.DSC00315

For my bracelet I would actually have loved to add a floral bracelet similar to my necklace and earring but I can’t seem to find one in the right colour anywhere, so I chose this gold tree of life bangle in my collection, also from Lovisa.dsc00286.jpg

My earrings, to no surprise, also from Lovisa, and they are just gorgeous and perfect for this outfit.dsc00325.jpg

DSC00332For shoes, these nude wedges from cotton on, they are a bit loose on my skinny, flat feet ha-ha, but still really comfy and the perfect height…

Overall I think this is a really sweet girly look and so effortless and easy to put together.

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The art of planning your outfits for vacation

I’m sure most of you would agree that on holiday the most important things are maximum fun and relaxation, and to add outfits into that mix may seem like a little too much… But what if I tell you that planning an outfit, which is way easier than you think, should be one of your main tasks before going on holiday…

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You see, the best memories are made while having the most fun, and I think its also safe to say that the most photos are taking while on holiday, which leads me right to my point. How many of us have rejected taking a photo on holiday just because of how we look or the outfit we are wearing? Now don’t get me wrong this is by no means about the physical image, but most of the time an old t-shirt and shorts is what fills up our bags.

Planning your outfit in advance not only makes packing easier but also helps you to feel good and makes it easier in the morning on holiday to get dressed. Planning what outfit you want to wear where and to what activity or location can also ensure some awesome photos… Even if you aren’t into the whole photo and social media thing, I think most of you would agree that a nice photo of you and your loved ones captured in an awesome moment is a keeper.

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As you can see in this photo taken on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa, my outfit, which is nothing special and very basic, matches the environment pretty well. Now I have never been on Table Mountain before and I surely did not spend hours researching how it  looks but I just thought… high up on a mountain, cloudy or clear skies, flowers or not, what colors would look really nice with such a scene, especially in photos? And a light denim with a nice light blue top and grey sandals is what I decided on, now at first taking photos the overlay of fabric on my top blew all over the place and I thought there goes my insta-ready travel photos, but as you can see it creates such nice movement into these photos.

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So, in a nut shell what I mean is when you just put a little thought into your outfit and your surroundings you will most probably like you photos a whole lot more… A quick tip: wear plain/  neutral colors if you’re not sure what to wear because they always work!

And with all that being said, I hope you have a lovely day, and remember, you don’t have to have expensive clothes or a lot of clothes to look and feel good… Mwah*