Designer prices are no joke. Nonetheless, It makes sense to justify the price of the purchase: it’s trendy, well-made and beautiful – wrong. There are people that would give up an arm and a leg for a designer item. Thankfully, there are less extreme methods of obtaining a Gucci bag whilst keeping your extremities intact – and that does not mean selling your kidneys. If you’ve come across my post: Duty-free Shopping Guide: Part 1 you’re aware that being frugal and shopping luxuries can be done simultaneously. So if you want bomb timeless products at a discount – you’re in the right place.   Perfume Perfume is an airport classicRead More →

For my Matric Formal, I had a specific image in mind of how I wanted to look. I surfed the posts on Pinterest looking for the ideal accessories that would match my dress and eventually I stumbled upon Forever 21’s American website. I vaguely remembered that a Forever 21 store had opened in The Mall of Africa and not soon after I was on my way to visit them. My whole experience with Forever 21 was almost perfect. I found the exact jewellery I had in mind along with a clutch bag that matched my shoes perfectly. I was impressed by basically all their fashion accessoriesRead More →

To be fashionable is one thing but to be fashionable on a budget is another. The fact that my parents have mastered the art of bargain hunting really aids my chances of finding great deals. However, for those of you that aren’t so lucky here’s all the tips and tricks I’ve accumulated so far. Do your research Some of the best discount stores, in South Africa, are right under your nose – you just need to know where to look. Woodmead retail-park is the best place to find quality at a great price. Forever New has a store in Woodmead, where the clothes that don’t getRead More →

I’ve never really been a sandal kind of gal. It was always sneakers and socks. I foolishly put up with feeling uncomfortably hot in the summer months just because wearing anything else was unimaginable. This was until I discovered slip-on sandals – where have they been all my life? This wakeup call lead to finding killer style look-a-likes for sandals frequently worn by fashion enthusiasts and models alike. The other great thing is that they’re easily attainable and, if you choose right, will never go out of style. I was so impressed my Woolworths’s shoe selection this season that all of my top picks are from them.Read More →

Step 4: the makeup This seems to be the largest problem area when it comes to these events. No-one really knows anything about makeup and so everyone ends up looking rather strange. Most people get makeup artists to do their makeup for them but personally, I think some of the makeup artists in South Africa don’t really know how to make you look like a better version of yourself – they end up making you look much older than you are. Mac cosmetics is a safe option to have your makeup done at but always go for a test run first and see how theRead More →

The Matric Formal is the pinnacle of your high school career. It is one of those moments you dream about from the moment you enter high school. For me, it almost seemed magical. I could perfectly construct what I wanted to wear and how I wanted to look. It was the only chance we would get in our high school years to really go all out in dressing up. If I hadn’t known what I did about fashion and makeup the ride would have been a lot bumpier than it was. So here are my tips and tricks on how to look effortlessly stunning atRead More →

Laura Jade Stone 🌹 @fortunateonestore A post shared by Laura Jade Stone (@laurajadestone) on Sep 3, 2017 at 2:12pm PDT   Josefine H. J Monday feels 🥀 A post shared by Josefine H. J (@josefinehj) on Aug 14, 2017 at 9:07am PDT   Yaone Refentse Dear Yaone. You're one of the waviest people I know. May the next year bring more inspiration, more blessings in abundance & above all else more FLY OUTFITS ⚡️Keep doing what you're doing. You're an icon baby girl. HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🦄🖤✨ A post shared by yaone refentse (@yaone_refentse) on Aug 20, 2017 at 6:27am PDT   Janni Delér Black flowerRead More →

Late last year it felt like prayers had been answered. South Africa finally brought some of the best-known international stores into our reach. Oddly, I wasn’t too keen on some of the stores. Their clothes were mainly trend-inspired and lacked originality. But boy was I mistaken. My recent experience at H&M basically changed my life. All previous judgments were chucked aside and I can now say I’m in love with the brand. Here’s why: Spring day at my school was creeping closer. I had my outfit all planned out. I was going for a red polka-dot wrap dress and as most stores here didn’t stockRead More →