Crescioni FW 15

it is the hottest day ever in Cape Town today, quite literally. at 42 °C we are officially the hottest city in the world right now. so the thought of swanning around in a desert is not super appealing, but the beautiful new Crescioni FW15 lookbook actually makes me consider the possibility for a moment.

On turning 6 years old

six years ago today i wrote my first post! and it was dedicated to my mom, bless. i never imagined that the blog would grow to where it is today, and that it would become such a life-changing part of my existence. i was just a 25 year old girl who wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do with her life / career / self / spare time. but i had an insatiable love for the internet and a desire to share cool things with people.

Mid Week Distraction No. 15

Leslie Knope is front and centre as the featured image of this week’s distraction – because she is the best – but also because, sadly, Parks and Recreation is over. frankly i have referenced treat yo self far too many times on this blog to not dedicate an entire post to Parks & Rec, but this introductory paragraph will have to do.

Toast SS15

i’m so into everything at Toast right now, especially this awesome Early Spring collection. this is officially how i want to look all the time. how am i going to make this happen? i’m just going to try to look as sleepy as possible, as this is clearly the brief these models were given: pretend you’re coming out of a long hibernation. “wow it’s so beautiful out here in this sunny field / relaxing on this boat / gazing out at this historical European village, but i’m just SO sleepy you guys!”

Cold Picnic AW15

boobs are making a bit of a… comeback? not that they were ever out of fashion, cause boobs have always been great. but they have permeated a lot of visual things lately like tees and tops and totes and calendars and think pieces. they’re almost like that weird pineapple trend, except less spiky.

Stripes

last week i posted this photo on Instagram without even thinking twice, which resulted in an unprecedented number of comments of women left and right chiming in that they, too, had this particular problem. i mean – we basically all want to look like French mimes, right? these aren’t even all the striped shirts i own you guys.

Mid Week Distraction No. 14

you might wonder how i find content for these (now pretty popular) mid week distractions. well, they are all articles, posts, images, features or music that have distracted me throughout the week. i don’t specifically look for content, but rather bookmark the stuff that actually took up 5, 10 or even 30 minutes of my time at any given moment. they aren’t called distractions for nothing. i can pretty much gauge the productivity of the past week by how long these posts are.

Outdoor Voices

i don’t know what it is with my recent obsession with sportswear. i am hopeless at sports and pretty useless at exercising, to boot. i recently attempted Kayla Itsines’ BBG and i managed one day. ONE day. but still, you know, i want to look COOL while i’m failing to exercise. and maybe a small part of me thinks that if i look great i’ll be more inclined to workout. isn’t that how it always goes? well perhaps i need to start listening to Outdoor Voices and get my ass into figurative – and literal – shape.

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