“Up-market” Shopping

How to describe KAMERS/Makers Irene, 2019? Wet, wet, wet and wonderful. For South Africans, this market is not to be missed. This is the second year that I have been able to visit the Irene KAMERS/Makers and I was impressed by the variety and very high quality of products available. I will stick to fashion, because that is mostly our focus.

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Festive Expectations vs. Reality

Have you ever scrolled through Instagram, or found yourself on some inspirational Pinterest pinner’s site, only to come away feeling like a failure? You are not alone.

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It’s the season…

Christmas and the end of 2019 are rushing toward me at a disconcerting speed. December has caught me off guard and now anxiety has a grip on me. I struggle to switch off at night. I forget to make lunch. I catch myself staring vacantly into nothing – my son standing next to me, wondering if he should phone his dad. But mostly, I hold my breath.

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Two Weeks Post-op

By Belinda It was not really my intention to share about my post-op journey on this page – not yet at least. I wanted to wait until all my healing was complete and I was on my feet with the plaster off. However, being confined to bed, for the most part of these past two […]

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Five Sustainable Gift Ideas

We all love giving and receiving presents, but at what cost? When January rolls around we are broke and our holiday spirit has been crushed by all the waste. We don’t have to buy expensive gifts, that people probably don’t even need. Here are my five gift ideas that will help us to be more mindful of the environment and our budgets when we think of gifts.

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Black Friday and the Conscious Consumer.

Everyone who is anyone, knows about Black Friday! But how does this affect us once we have made changes to our shopping habits? I have a few tips to help you get through Black Friday, with no, or minimal regret. Let’s get down to it…

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My partner dresses me – round 2

Are you brave enough to let your partner choose your outfits for a week? We were. Belinda and I participated in the #mypartnerdressesme challenge. When we did our monthly social media planning, it was decided that for a week in November we would let our husbands choose what we wear. Instagram was the forum we chose to showcase out stylists’ creations.

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My Partner Dresses Me Challenge

Last month, whilst planning for the month of November, we decided it would be fun to do +mypartnerdressesmechallenge on Instagram. We put it out on the Gram and for a very small brand, Matilda and I were quite honoured and thrilled at the response. In the end, we were ten ladies participating.

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Figuring it out

From the beginniing of our style journey Belinda and I wanted to be brand ambassadors. We just didn’t know how to do this. Every step of growing our social media has been about figuring things out. We have learned so much already and still we don’t know even half of it. We also didn’t want to be associated with a brand that didn’t have the same ethos as us. From the very start we decided to work hard at building a presence on social media, but also stay true to who we are.

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Lessons from The White Shirt Challenge

White shirts are a great staple for the spring/summer seasons. They are light and airy and generally work for all skin tones. And of course, there are variants of white, so if a bright/stark white, doesn’t work for you, you could try off-white, stone, beige, cream or taupe. So many options.

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