Saturday, 26 September 2015


I am a woman who typically loves to wear high heels, slim pants and fitted jackets and carry a nice handbag, however there are moments that I tell myself it is time to let it go, let your hair loose, relax and go with the flow.  And that’s what I try to do every weekend.  When the time comes to leave the house, I just slip into my soft loose pants with elastic band, sand shoes and one size fits all t-shirt or a loose top (I just love my new twisted cross-over top by Helmut Lang) with minimal or no accessories at all.  My face is stripped of all make-up but I do, however, allow myself to be a little bit naughty and as a token to my alter ego, I smear my lips with bright red lipstick. 

It is what I am, after all!!!

Do you like casual clothes and feel quite comfortable wearing them all day or are you, like me, a woman who loves to dress up and find it challenging to let go?  Please let me know.

my casual weekend outfit

My casual weekend outfit

My casual weekend outfit

Monday, 7 September 2015


For those who have been following my blog, you might have noticed that I love to wear slim pants and skinny jeans.  However, here comes a time when you want to get out of your comfort zone and try something different, a case in point, and my wide leg linen pants.

The 70’s vibe is one of the most wearable trends in 2015 which means flares, of course, a lot of knits and expectantly the choice of colour is brown.  However, you can liven up this potentially drab shade with rich colours like maroon or copper. 

I was just a child at the time but I clearly remember my older sister wearing wide bottomed pants, thick soled shoes, electric colours and huge earrings.  It seemed like a lot of fun and I wanted to be a part of it.

Going back to my outfit, truth be told, I have those linen pants for years.  I bought them in Italy 8 years ago.  It was my first trip to Europe on the way to South Africa to visit my in-laws.  The richness of the colour and the fabric, which is pure linen, were the reasons that attracted me to them in the first place and that is the same reason that prevented me from throwing them away when I had stopped wearing them.  

flared linen pants - a tribute to the 70's

flared linen pants - a tribute to the 70's

In keeping with the 70’s boho vibe, I paired the flares with a copper colour top in a chunky knit and leather sandals.

flared linen pants - a tribute to the 70's

As for the accessories, I had to dig dip into my old jewellery box to find a bracelet that would match my outfit and I think that the pendant suspended on a leather string is a true tribute to the era.

There is a Russian expression: ”Everything new is actually well-forgotten old” and the return of the 70’s fashion, as many others, once again is a proof to this notion.