Skirts Skirts Skirts and more skirts

Skirts Skirts Skirts and more skirts

If anyone knows me they now that I absolutely adore skirts! I wear them all day everyday! I may even have a slight obsession, who knows.

This may or may not be a phase but I never really used to like skirts, I was always a jean kind of girl for YEARS, even in primary school I refused to wear skirts/ dresses during summer, my mum would literally have to force me. However over time and after having gone through high school where I had no choice but to wear a skirt for 5 years straight I have grown to love them and in the last two years have built up quite a collection.

My friends and family already think I own too many skirts but in my opinion you can never own too much of anything. Every piece of clothing has a story to tell and an outfit to contribute to and an occasion to cater for. No one can ever have too many clothes!

Just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean that you can’t wear a skirt??? That’s why someone invented tights! And secondly I will wear whatever I want at my own risk, so just let me wear my skirt in peace. Sometimes you need to take a risk, no pain no gain right?

From midi, to denim to mini here are my favourite skirts at the moment;

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Cord Asymmetric Wrap Mini Skirt

Velvet Frill Waist Mini Skirt

College Checked Kilt

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College Checked Kilt Skirt

PETITE Floral Mini Skirt

Heritage Check Frill Mini Skirt

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MOTO Red Cord Mini Skirt

Heritage Check Kilt Skirt

MOTO Cord Zip Denim Mini Skirt

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Feather Trim Wrap Mini Skirt

Checked Buckle Peplum Mini Skirt

MOTO Lace Applique Denim Skirt

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MOTO White Lace Up A-Line Denim Skirt

MOTO Mid Blue Denim Mini Skirt

MOTO Chain Detail Denim Skirt

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Asymmetric Pleated Midi Skirt

Belted Curve Wrap Midi Skirt

Shadow Spot Hanky Hem Skirt

 

Cream check knit biker mini skirtWhite and black check split front mini skirtBlack faux leather buckle pencil skirt

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Cream check knit biker mini skirt

White and black check split front mini skirt

Black faux leather buckle pencil skirt

Green camo jacquard mini skirtMid blue front split denim pencil skirtDark grey boucle frill hem mini skirt

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Green camo jacquard mini skirt

Mid blue front split denim pencil skirt

Dark grey boucle frill hem mini skirt

Black gem embellished frayed hem denim skirtWhite faux pearl embellished denim mini skirtGrey check frill ruched jersey pencil skirt

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Black gem embellished frayed hem denim skirt

White faux pearl embellished denim mini skirt

Grey check frill ruched jersey pencil skirt

 

 

Best dressed; EMAS 2017

Best dressed; EMAS 2017

Last night the EMAS took place in London with amazing performances from the likes  Eminem, Camila Cabello, Rita Ora and Stormzy. However as memorable as those performances were, what I’m more interested in is what everyone wore so here are my favourite looks from the EMAS!

Rita Ora

I think we can all agree when I say this outfit is fucking iconic! Rita Ora is giving me all sorts of Mario Testino towel series vibes with a touch of glamour!

sabrina-carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter looked so effortlessly elegant last night, i’m in love.

Zara Larsson

A little pink never hurt anyone! Zara Larsson adding a little brightness on a dull British evening with her pink ensemble

Charli XCX

The bangs complete this entire outfit. Charli XCX looks amazing and is definitely an example of how less is more!

Demi Lavato

It is clear that Demi is taking tips from Kim Kardashian with this oversized pant suit and she’s killing this look!

 

Lana del Ray

This outfit is EVERYTHING! Lana Del Ray is giving us spring in autumn.

 

Ella Eyre

How cute does Ella Eyre look in this divine skirt suit? And the fluffy red shoes are just perfect!

Maya Jama

This has to be my favourite look of the entire night! Maya Jama looked sensational this cheongsam inspired dress

 

 

The best contour products for W.O.C

The best contour products for W.O.C

Growing up a woman of colour has never been easy, everyday we struggle with our identity and constantly have to be reminded that we are the minority within the western world.

One of the hardest things that we struggle with is finding makeup products that suit our skin tones because at the end of the day there isn’t just one shade of black and we all have different undertones, but it is especially hard to find good contour products.

In all honesty I don’t see why brands particularly drug store brands don’t create contour products that cater for all skin tones because in reality it would give them a more positive brand image as well as increasing their total revenue simply due to the fact that they have a wider audience.

However here are my top contour products for my women of colour;

Charlotte Tilbury  Filmstar Bronze & Glow

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Stilla Cosmetics Custom Contoursti059_stila_shapeshadecustomcontourduo_deep_1_1560x1960-z2xww

ABH Pro Series Contour Cream Kit

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NYX 3 Steps to Sculpt

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Wonder Stick Highlight & Contour

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MAKE UP FOR EVER ‘Ultra HD’ Stick Foundation 

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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

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All About Africa; Pretoria

All About Africa; Pretoria

Can sometimes also be referred to  as “Jacaranda City” for its thousands of jacaranda trees, what most people don’t know about the city of Pretoria is that it is actually the capital of South Africa, not Johannesburg. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa’s three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court and the largest city in the country which is why people often become confused.

Change is present as Pretoria gets rid of its past demons and begins to develop its own contemporary identity. The city’s name was approved to change to Tshwane in 2005, but with the matter still under review, the old seat of apartheid power is still known as Pretoria. South Africans are now living among a generation that is not afraid to express their ideas on freedom as well as discovering their identities through the country’s history.

Where to stay;

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Pretoria Menlyn

Sheraton Pretoria Hotel

What to do

  • Take Zulu Lessons
  • Attend the Vibey Market-at-the-Sheds
  • Visit the 1000 year old Wonderboom fig tree
  • Visit Alfie’s for the best Italian in the City
  • Picnic in front of the Union Buildings
  • Dinner with a view at The Blue Crane
  • Take a walk down the longest Urban Street in South Africa
  • Go mountain biking in Groenkloof Park
  • Go on a Game Drive at the Rietvlei Game Reserve
  • Visit the Voortrekker Monument

 

Visitors can use Pretoria as a staging post for trips out to the breathtaking wilderness of the provinces of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, or the pretty hills of Magaliesburg and Hartbeespoort to the west.