this little blog has been going for almost 3 years now, and as it grew i began to receive enquiries about advertising & sponsorship opportunities from people all over the world. i’ve been holding off on that for a long time, because i wanted the blog to grow and develop naturally and, to be honest, i didn’t even really know what i was doing! to say that it has exceeded my expectations is a vast understatement – i enjoy blogging more with every day, and i often daydream about having more time to discover, create and share interesting content.
just when you think that you couldn’t possibly look at another vintage inspired lookbook, along comes one that could actually fool you into thinking the photos are legit – until you take a closer look. i was almost fooled at first glance by this set of photos while browsing Lincoln Taft’s blog. this is the new lookbook for Ralph Lauren’s RRL label.
things have been quiet around here the past few days because it was my birthday on friday. i was treated to an amazing weekend away in Greyton, so we hightailed it outta here after lunch time on friday & didn’t look at the internet for the next few days – except to update instagram (which i only recently started using… seems that i am a super late adopter of anything iphone related). amongst my birthday booty was a beautiful home-made lamp from amy, 12 mini tres leches cakes and a basket of cheese & charcuterie courtesy of jessica & luke (my friends know me too well). i was also spoilt with a new kindle (yay!) which means a lot of time was spent lying around reading the hunger games. not sure if i should be embarrassed about that since it technically falls into the “young adult” genre… i’m still a young adult at 28, right?
just a bit of news! Alison kindly invited me to do a guest post over at Etsy. i love Etsy, i’ve bought a few vintage dresses and other bits and pieces from there over the years – i love the way you can buy directly from a seller and the fact that you’re not limited by the usual we don’t ship internationally problem. but i have never really explored Etsy thoroughly – so when i was putting together this post i really took advantage of their discovery features like handpicked items, suggested shops, treasury lists etc etc. it is like going down a never-ending rabbit hole of awesome over there, people. i suggest you get browsing. my lists were inspired by some of my colour coded mood boards over at Pinterest.
Marietjie of Skermunkil fame has just brought out a new range of jewellery – which is a complete departure from her well-known style… and i LOVE IT. the new range is available at the new Neighbourgoods Market in Johannesburg (which looks amazing by the way) – so please get your asses over there and support them!
my absolute favourite board to browse on Pinterest is Eat by Su Wu aka I’m Revolting. i don’t follow many food blogs, so this is an awesome way to get food inspiration as Su has great taste – literally. i also live with a chef, so i often pretend that i don’t know how to make things so that she will and then it tastes way better than i could have made it in the first place (hope you’re not reading this, Jessica). unfortunately we will be parting ways at the end of the year and i will have to start making my own food again – so i’ll probably be consulting Eat all the time. i would of course be okay with just eating bread, cheese, cured meats and other food that doesn’t actually require cooking for the rest of my life… but everyone has to grow up some time.