Saturday, 29 June 2013

*April2nd Sleeveless Pleat Dress Review!

April2nd Sleeveless Pleat Dress / Thrift Vintage Belt / River Island Clutch Bag / 
Internacionale Court Shoes.

From ladylike to darn right fierce frocks; punchy, fun pattern dresses are a definite way to amp up your summer wardrobe. It's not everyday that you are gifted with such a luxurious and elegant print dress worth £120 to review! I am overcome by a subtle euphoria, my happiness triggered by this newest addition to my wardrobe and the endless possibility of donning this leg baring frock in various ways all summer long. April2nd is the genius behind this magnificent dress, a fashion label specialising in ready-to-wear and bespoke collections; heir first collection launched at London Fashion Week back in September 2012. This is such a timeless piece combining sophistication, fun and simplicity all in one with an unsophisticated beauty. I wore a bright belt with the dress to add some character to my look. Being an avid fan of prints, I am head over hills for this dress. It has taken over my heart whilst continuously and rapidly affirming its intentions with that classy vibe; one dress which can never break my heart.   

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Smells like teen spirit!

Ebay Beanie / Primark Sunglasses / Primark Playsuit / Peacocks Shirt / Matalan Socks / Matalan Rucksack / New Look Shoes.

As much as I enjoyed playing around with minimalism; alas, it had to go. I stuck with minimalistic outfits for a while may be because I don't really have to put too much thought into them or maybe because of the simple fact that I get to wear less clothes without loosing my dignity and decency. Time to get a bit bonkers as I head back to my rather psychotic grungey tendencies in full force. I assembled this get up using almost exclusively sale items. This is the perfect outfit for a girly hangout finishing it off by walking to the  ice cream van, yes ice cream van, whilst bobbing your head to Iggy Azalea's 'Work' on your Ipods. Ohhh, these glorious summer days!

Just about the most adorable playsuit in my wardrobe, it was love at first sight. How could I resist this little beaut especially when it was priced at just £5 plus I'm secretly obsessed to bunnies. Its all about quirky with a hint of grunge. Grab a shirt, tie around your waist for that 90s grunge vibe, add a rucksack, throw in a pair of humourous socks in this case 'bonkers' socks and some seriously insane heels to finish off. Hop on the countercultural bandwagon, the kind that appreciates bold grunge. 

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Have a nice day!
Nokhuthula xo 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

In the night garden!

Matalan Floppy Hat / Ebay John Lennon Style Sunglasses / New Look Necklace / Motel Rocks Body Top / H&M Floral Skirt / New Look Thin Belt / Thrift Bag / New Look Ankle Heels.

Today I come at you with a post named after a children's TV show merely because it fits the bill. Breaking out of my wardrobe rut by mixing these rather psychedelic prints on this fine fine day. Floral appreciation is a year round art form, an art that cannot be denied. Whilst I don't cite a flower garden as a source of inspiration, this outfit is just a step away from looking like my neighbour's garden. She has such a beautiful and colourful garden, which is what inspired this look. It has a ladylike vibe maintaining a hint of innocence with its pretty colours and girly textures.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Simple Comfort!

Ebay Neon pink Beanie / Matalan Shirt / H&M Shorts / Primark Clutch / Primark Shoes. 

Whilst I do exercise and rather enjoy mixing up psychedelic prints, here a change of pace. Somehow, somewhere, I warmed up to minimalism. This then suggests that not every outfit of mine has a distinct theme, sometimes I just throw on a pair of shorts and a shirt to look simple and understated. Still hyperventilating over the splendour of the colour of these shorts which I purchased from H&M back in February, they are only just making their grand debut. The weather today is quite stable, not too cold and not too hot which means I have the liberty of donning a pair of shorts without being too cold. I do have my off days just like everyone else & today most definitely is one of those days. I like to think of it as a phase, a phase that won't last more than 48 hours without me helplessly crawling back to my crazy prints and grungey tendencies.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Who let the cat out of the bag!

Ebay Flat Top Fedora Hat / H&M Woolen Jumper / H&M White Shirt / Zara Skort Lookalike / Primark Satchel / New Look Block Heels.

I am overcome by a subtle euphoria, my happiness triggered by the newest additions to my wardrobe and the endless possibility of donning skorts all summer long. Having been secretly obsessed with these little numbers, today I'm spotting the newest but more importantly cutest addition; *well one of three* to my skirt collection. I finally took the leap and purchased 3 skorts online. As much as I love Zara, I was not quite ready fork out £25.99 to spend on one skort alone. Why not get three for around the same price with a fiver left over? That is exactly what I did, a result of being addicted to shopping whilst living on a budget and having a never-ending wishlist. However, I have noticed a red skort on the Zara website, its bright, its bold, its so me; I want it! Can't promise that I will not be buying it or styling this skort up in nearly every theme imaginable; uptown chic, sweet, grunge, boho, maximalist, and maybe sports luxe. Its all about hopping on the countercultural bandwagon, the kind that appreciates the beauty of simplicity.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Sweet Disposition!

H&M Bowler Hat / H&M Blazer / Internacionale Shirt / Internacionale Floral Dress / New Look Thin Belt / New Look Socks / Matalan Bag / Amazon.co.uk Platform Boots. 

So it seems I'm still hyperventilating over the splendour of this sweet little floral number. It's meant to highlight my rather 'girly' side, with the exception of my predilection for irony. Just trying to live loud by donning brights and prints which as you all know are right up my street, this dress just so happens to be perfect for summer. Unfortunately, we are not exactly having much of a summer thanks to Mr Sun abandoning us once again! I had already become progressively dependant on it; all that's left to say is shame on you Mr Sun. I dare say, I haven't quite lost you for good. You'll come crawling back.

I come at you on this horribly wet day in this rather 'girly' ensemble. I purchased this dress a month ago from my workplace, Internacionale, its such a great little number to brighten up your dreary day. I wore a bright coloured shirt underneath the dress to add a hint of quirky. Throw in a pair of knee high socks, vintage style bag to set the mood of the entire outfit and you are good to go. Why limit yourself?

Have a wonderful day!
Nokhuthula xo 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Monochromania!

Wallis Top / New Look Necklaces / Quiz Hotpants / TK Maxx LYDC London Oversized Neon Orange Satchel / Amazon.co.uk Platform Boots. 

Change of pace, I have gone from my usual brights to a walking/talking mime in less than 48 hours! Jumping on the monochrome bandwagon, its all about stripes today.  And of course, no outfit of mine is complete without a pop of colour and this neon satchel surely does me justice. With the exception of the occasional monochrome and pastels, I'm forever team brights&prints.

I'll make this a quick one as I'm about to leave for work. Teaming up vertical and horizontal stripes, I've gone monochrome crazy. There is something about stripes that seems to be rather attractive; its just plain sorcery! Throwing on my trusty platform boots and neon satchel; I'm wailing out.

Have a lovely day!
Nokhuthula xo 
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Monday, 10 June 2013

Sporty Vibes!

Footlocker Snapback / Primark Sunglasses / Amazon.co.uk NY Yankees Jersey / Peacocks Rucksack / New Look Heels.

And here in all its glory,  is my first attempt at this so called 'Sport Luxe' trend. It is a chance for this totally rad and amazingly baggy Yankees jersey to woo you with its sporty, minimalistic potential. You would think I would play it safe and go for a monochrome style jersey since this is my first attempt but my addiction to bright colours is rather big. This means one thing, my uncharacteristic motivation today is through the roof.

It's pretty great having a sporty boyfriend who owns countless numbers of basketball and baseball jerseys since 'Sport Luxe' is a huge trend this year. I relieved him of this little beaut a few weeks ago because sadly, it doesn't fit him anymore having grown taller and all. I teamed it up with chunky silver heels, snapback and a print rucksack. At the moment, I am overcome by euphoria, my joy triggered by the change in temperature and the endless possibility of donning some more leg-baring frocks and what not this summer. 

Have a nice day!
Nokhuthula xo 
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Thursday, 6 June 2013

Ladylike!

Matalan Floppy Hat / Primark Sunglasses / Matalan Blouse / New Look Necklace / Jane Norman Shorts / Thrift Bag / New Look Ankle Heels.

I spy with my little eye, a clash of two rather psychedelic prints. Being an avid fan of prints, I come at you in this 'quick fix' ensemble; the result of a late night and having to wake up early morning for work then realising that you don't have an outfit already put together! One simple accessory can set the mood of an entire outfit and talk about the ideal weather to don a floppy hat. I am hoping Mr Sun is here to stay otherwise our sultry romance might just end on a bad note. 

I choose not to limit myself so I fused dogtooth and polkadots together for a change. I confess that I do have a rather grand addiction with mixing prints. It enables me to play around with my wardrobe and spot which pieces are more versatile than others. Simple uptown chic is a favourite of mine this summer, why cover up in such beautiful weather, bare those legs. Brown accessories are always a great addition to this cheeky mix of prints.

Hope you are all having a wonderful day!
Nokhuthula xo

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The happiest thingamajig in the whatchamacallit!

Ebay Flat top Fedora Hat / Primark Sunglasses / New Look Necklace / Primark Peplum Top / Motel Rocks Shorts / Matalan Bag / Amazon.co.uk Platform Boots. 

Multicoloured print dresses aside, today's outfit has too much green to feel blue plus the weather is bloody beautiful, what's not to like?! Not every outfit of mine has a distinct theme, sometimes I just throw on simple staple pieces to look understated yet seasonal. I snagged my lovely new pair of white round sunnies and sashayed out the door into the sun whilst endlessly pestering my younger brother to snap my blog photos.

This look is a great example of how I interpret uptown chic with a hint of grunge. The platform boots add just the right amount of toughness whilst the colour palette keeps my look soft and rather refreshing. I have to say, my fondness for baggy pieces has increased vastly, gives me room to move. It's all about comfortability this summer, a recognition of my free-spirited self.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Nokhuthula xo

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Monday, 3 June 2013

I'm walking on sunshine!

 Matalan Denim Shirt / Ebay John Lennon Style Sunglasses / Internacionale Floral Dress / Matalan Socks / TK Maxx Neon Orange Satchel / New Look Heels.

Mr Sun seems to finally be on our side, it is such a beautiful day and its all about cute florals with that bohemian 90s vibe. Oh and have you met the newest addition to my bag family, this R A D neon orange LYDC London Satchel which I purchased from Tk Maxx 2 days ago. As it hung peacefully on that shiny silver rack; I couldn't help but drool and reach for it helplessly; not a second thought in sight.


This sunshine is the perfect excuse to don some leg baring frocks! Having purchased this dress from where I work, Internacionale, a few weeks ago; it is only just making its grand debut. I wasn't too sure about this dress when I first bought it because of the black, but its great for creating quirky/retro looks. I wore a denim shirt over the dress and tied it to add a hint character to my look. Yes, I love freeky little monsters! Whether it be on socks or my blog banner, they are too freeking rad. A pair of retro silver heels later, I'm wailing out.

Hope you've all had a lovely day!
Nokhuthula xo
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