Thursday, 16 August 2012

Winter wonderland weekend!

Wow, what a weekend! On Friday night after work I went to the market which ended up being very unsuccessful and smelly - due to being right next to the Hout Bay harbour.

On Saturday morning we ventured out in the Storm for breakfast at a cozy spot near our new flat called Knead. They are a patisserie specialist restaurant. 'Kneadless' to say we thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Upcoming weekend...

This weekend holds many exciting adventures ahead!!

Tonight I am going to the Hout Bay Market for work - to try and find a stall who wants to stock and sell our jewellery. While I'm there I'm sure I'll be tempted to eat something yummy!

Tomorrow (Saturday): I am seeing my best friend Hayley for her birthday and then going to a concert at Grand West in the evening. Our friends band is the opening act for SWITCHFOOT and we are so excited to see them perform live.

Sunday: we are getting up at 4am and heading of to Matroosberg for the day to hopefully see and play in the snow. There is NOTHING else that I love more than SNOW!!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Manic week...

the blur that surrounded me this last week - makes for good photo's at least ;)

I have had such a crazy week and I have no exciting news or pictures to show you.

I officially handed in my notice at my job and am looking for a new challenge and career as of September!! This means longer working hours trying to finish off projects that I have started and sending out cv's and many hours of waiting for the phone to ring.

In between this all these are a few pics that have i've snapped...

Friday, 27 July 2012

Song of the week - Little Numbers by BOY

I have been super busy this week and this lil' tune has been on repeat in my head so I thought I would share it with you. I really love their songs and this video is just so apt for the lyrics.

Makes you wanna sing and dance-a-long!

Have a lovely weekend!

* inhale luv . exhale hate *

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Instagram pics of the last few days

Link pink beanie - Forever New

So after my last post I eventually dragged my arse to the doctor and he told me I had Bronchitis and book me off for 2 days, which then meant it was weekend - so I ended up being indoors for 4 days.

I wasn't complaining as there was a thunderstorm and the best place to be was cozy in the bed.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Monday & Tuesday OOTD

My OOTD on Monday and Tuesday 
Feeling to sick to write a proper post but will do one soon.


Monday, 16 July 2012

Winter's weekend

Saturday night on the couch in front of the TV

This weekend should've been one full of smiles and excitement and although it was for a short period it didn't last.

On Friday after work we went grocery shopping and had a chilled night in watching series on the couch. 

Saturday morning I woke up bright and early for my first wedding dress fitting!! (Well, technically it was my second fitting but we changed so much the first time that it felt as if it was a new dress I was going to see.) So, together with my mom and one of my bridesmaids we went to the bridal boutique and I tried on my dress. It is amazing, so beautiful, even if I say so myself. I was going to include a sneak-peak but my very nosey/wonderful fiancé will probably have a look and spoil it. After, my fitting I went for breakfast with Hayley (my maid of honour) and then we went scouting for bridesmaid dress ideas. We saw one or two nice ones but its tricky because my other bridesmaid, Wendy, lives in JHB so its hard to see what they both like - thank goodness for bbm. We are going to do the official dress hunt when Wendy is here in October, and by then all the Spring/Summer dresses will be out!In the afternoon I just relaxed at home as I was starting to feel sick.

On Sunday I woke up with full on flu. I felt hideous. Aching body, runny nose, tired, headache and grumpy! So I was pampered in bed and spent most of the day sleeping.

I unfortunately have had to come to work today and have just tried to wrap up as warm as possible.

Woke up feeling dreadful on Sunday

My side table of tissues and liquids

My bed - the place I cozily spent ALL of Sunday

Sleeping beauty/GRUMPY ;)

Friday, 13 July 2012

Sick day...

Thursday OOTD: Comfy PJ's & my fluffy grey slippers - WW, pastel scarf - Cotton On and grey earmuffs - the market.

I am trying to get on top of this OOTD idea and although I love the concept I havn't worked out the best way for me to convey this. I think the Polyvore option that I'm going with at the moment will juat have to work.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

New OOTD layout

I have decided to do OOTD posts although instead of the traditional self portraits Im going to be using Polyvore to help re-create my looks (well 90% of the time). I will try throw in one or two posts with pics of me but due to my schedule and camera shyness this will be a special occasion.

So far this week I have been really busy and always been on-the-go so my outfits have been very comfortable and mostly casual.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A little push

Over the next few days I'm going to be giving my blog a little push forward.

As much as I'm happy with the fact that it's only a hobby for me, I would like it to reach more people.
I know first hand how inspiring other's blog's have been to me and it would be awesome if I could do the same.

So, watch this space...

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Friday, 6 July 2012

Colour Consistent

Ok so I'm going to have to admit it...
" Hi, my name is Shané and I'm addicted to Polyvore."

Ive always had an issue with being colour consistent, a polite way of saying I'm OCD about matching and co-ordinating the colours in my outfits.
These boards I've created are an organised version of what goes on in my head every morning when getting dressed. I'm well aware that you cant wear one colour head to toe but I like to think I thread the same idea/colour palette through my outfits. eg. neon belt and neon bag or neon necklace and neon shoes. Never OTT but subtle co-ordiantion.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Wedding Inspiration - Hairstyles

So, as my wedding creeps closer, I'm starting to think of decisions i'm going to have to make.
Like my hair....up?down? half up-half down? classic? trendy? blonde? brunette? neat? messy?

Here are some of the pics i've gathered to try and help me make the big decision...

gorgeous romantic updo

Monday, 25 June 2012

Polyvore Posts

I know that I have terrible with my consistency with time between blog posts but I hop that now I'm am settled in my new home that I will be able to focus more of my down time on my blog.

My most current obsession is POLYVORE!!!
I absolutely love the freedom of choice and creativeness behind it.
I will never be in doubt of purchasing a particular item as I can know 'try it on' and get a feel by creating a set with the said item and get a visual idea of how to style it up.

This is also a get way for me to show you how I would style outfits an OOTD without me having to actually dress up and take photos of myself which I just don't have the time for.
Yes, some might think its lazy but I think i'm making a plan with what I have.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

winter essentials part 3 - accessories

Ok, i know i have taken far too long with the post but here it is!!
winter essentials part 3 - accessories.

there isn't much i need to say except that these pieces have a certain
je ne sais quoi 
about them.

1. isabel marant wedge heel sneakers

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

winter essentials part 2 - beauty products

firstly, i must apologize for taking so long to post my second installment of 'winter essentials'
i have been in the process of frantically trying to look for a new apartment - long story - but we have just signed for a stunning place very near to where we live now.

we will be moving over the next few weeks so i will try keep up with my blog but forgive me if i am scarce.

ok, so moving along... beauty products that i find crucial during the winter months...
with this post i could go on and on and on but i have limited myself to only mentioning my ABSOLUTE necessities!!

Friday, 4 May 2012

winter essentials part 1 - clothing

okay, so winter is finally here. 

YES, we hear you loud and clear - the rain & cold can now officially begin.

these are the winter items that i bought during my seasonal 'shop for staples'. they are items that i believe needed to be added to my existing wardrobe in order for me to thrive during this my favourite season!!

i am going to have to divide this into 3 posts - 1 for clothing, 1 for beauty products and 1 for accessories.

today i will do part one, but before i begin i must confess that during this winter 'shop for staples' i suffered from a case of "ooh, i like - thats pretty - must get in as many colours as possible".
so you will notice many colours of one style but forgive me this once.

another thing you must be made aware of is that i am quite the avid shopper.
shoes being my main weakness although clothes aren't far behind.
i think the reason for my shoe obsession comes from the fact that i wear a size 8 - and most stores only carry 1 pair of size 8's in SA.
so, my logic is, if i see a stunning pair of shoes and they have my size i HAVE to buy them because if i think about it for a week they will be gone!! it has happened to me too many times.

once burnt, twice shy i guess.

Monday, 30 April 2012

nail art

marble rainbow nails underneath solid black

so anyone who has recently flipped through any fashion magazine will have seen this new trend - nail art.

its making waves in the beauty departments and can be seen on anyone, from the it - girls of society to your next door neighbour.

Friday, 20 April 2012

wedding inspiration - finishing touches

miu miu champagne satin sandals with crystal encrusted heels

for those of you who don't know, i am getting married in january 2013.
just under 9 months away, so the excitement and planning is starting to take off.

tomorrow i am going for my first dress fitting - i am so nervous but also so excited.
because i am having a dress made and not buying one off the rack its quite nerve wracking  - hoping that they understand my vision and make it a reality.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

parisian dream

YSL eiffel tower inspired shoes

romantic shot of the eiffel tower

my all time biggest dream is to visit paris.

hopefully within the next year or two this will become a reality for me.

these are some of the images that inspire me to work as hard as i do in order to be able to afford to travel to paris and enjoy the beauty of the city.

neon trending

neon satchel by werelse for mango touch

i have decided to start a new fresh blog to document my now 'developing' and 'adult' life. 
i use those terms loosely, but now being 23 yrs old i feel i am getting older and can no longer lead the life of an over grown child ;)

there are many exiting things going on in my life at the moment and what better way to express my feelings and thoughts than in a creative outlet - blog.
enough about me, let me get started on my first post.