Mom jeans

We always say new year,new resolutions and we try our best to implement those resolutions. Anyway mom jeans are not my new year resolution I just thought since I always see them and like them on others, why not try them on me. I just never got around to owning a pair until 2018. It was always that debate with self ” oh no I don’t think they will suit me” or they are not for me even before trying them on. We do that quite often I don’t know if its a human thing. In situations you defeat yourself before even trying.

So one of my resolutions is to go for it, meaning take risks girl, what do you have to loose? A few knocks here and there is part of life. So I’m refraining from using the above quote or any defeated thinking before actually doing something. Here is to my first pair of mom jeans, I actually like them.

I mean they are so comfortable,I love skinny jeans but I feel like I have been depriving myself. I wanted them plain but they only had the ones with the pearl detail at the bottom. My husband asked me why do these pants look like they are being eaten at the bottom. That made my day honestly never laughed that hard. My reply was it’s fashion honey not my doing.

I thought I would pair them up with this gorgeous round bag which I find absolutely breathtaking and simple. Leonardo Da Vinci once said “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. We can’t all be glamorous in our choices I have learned some of us are just attracted to simple beauty while some of us are attracted to more flashy and glamorous beauty.

I also love these gorgeous shoes I wore with the jeans.

I feel like it’s a definite yes for mom jeans. They are so versatile I find. I can wear them in so many different ways to suit any occasion. If you like my look, you can check out the items on my Shop my look on the menu.

Do you love mom jeans ? Please feel free to share your thoughts on this fashion item.

With love xx

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Saintlondon XVI collab

It’s really hard moving to a new country but it has been my motivation. I might not have friends yet but I’m in contact with a lot of people from different countries through internet. That’s the power of the internet it’s like having imaginary friends when you were young, only you could see them and interact with them. Don’t know if that happens in real life maybe I watch too many movies.

So I started blogging and it has been a challenge but most of all a learning curve. I’m learning about myself, business, socializing etc all at the same time. I was confused in the beginning which niche to follow but I followed my heart which led me to fashion, beauty and lifestyle. The reason I ended up with these three niches is my love for fashion and individualism within. There are thousands and thousands of fashion bloggers but I believe if I get inspired without copying I should be able to stand out or more like having a little bit of faith while doing my best.

I found a theme and followed it with each post and eventually there was a DM from Saintlondonxvi which said they liked my feed and they are interested in collaborating. Immediately I went on the internet and started researching on collaborations. Then I replied with a big Yes. An amazing Fitzrovia rose gold, a timeless and sophisticated timepiece for every occasion. Giving class and sophistication in the most subtle but brilliant manner arrived. Codes were sent and I had to take pictures and post together with my code. So exciting I thought as it inspired me to be creative about colors and textures. It was pretty straightforward to be honest no hassles. I’ll leave it at that and if you are interested in these gorgeous timepieces which I think are absolutely amazing head over to their website or follow this link https://www.saintlondonxvi.com/discount/VERONZEE which will lead you to a 20% off when checking out by using the discount code VERONZEE. You will find the piece that speaks to you the most. You can thank me later:)

I have been receiving a lot of emails and DM s but I’ve decided to stick more on the side of I’m not buying to advertise for a brand unless it’s one of my favorites,there has to be another way, I get the 50,20, 10 percent off but is it really worth it if the work is mostly for the brands than yourself. When do brands contact you to give you stuff for free to spread the word or pay you? How long does that take because I’m impatient to wait two years or however long. So I’ll just keep the faith and keep checking my inbox for that big offer that will bring more opportunities that are worth it for me.

P.S How amazing that Octoly decided to lower their requirements to 5k on Instagram, i thought that was fate because i had just heard about them and went online and it was 10 k next morning 5k.

Have you guys done any collaborations and what are your thoughts?

All the luck to me xx

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Blazer Love

Don’t you just love blazers, there’s something chic about a woman in a blazer. Honestly I never really liked my blazer at school, my long arms were the reason because it could never reach my wrists. Such a petty reason to dislike something right? At this time I was plagued with insecurities. I remember a time I would slouch because I felt too tall or only wear sports bras because my boobs were too big. There’s just so many negative reasons we feel our heads with when growing up. Sometimes they are stuck with us for the rest of our lives, sometimes we embrace them and find beauty in our flaws.

I love blazers now that I’ve done a bit of growing up. My favorites are the checked blazers. They are so unique, they give a very classy and timeless appearance. I sometimes hear ladies thinking that certain items are not suited for them. I can assure you blazers are suited for every body and they are very versatile. They come in different styles, shapes and sizes. Small framed women can get away with any style, the same with medium framed women while large framed women look best when the blazer has no back slit as they tend to lift I find. So no excuses ladies, if you always wanted a blazer but felt insecure about wearing it, please toss those insecurities and embrace those flaws and get yourselves a blazer.

You can wear it going to the office, running errands,drinks with friends you name it. Whatever the occasion a blazer will accommodate it.

Here are a few blazer inspirations from Pinterest to further convince you to buy a blazer. You can also click on my Instagram shop in the menu button to shop or see whether you can find some good blazers that won’t kill or kill your budget. Happy shopping.

Xx

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Lipstick is always a good idea

Today I want to share with you a bit on lipstick.We have heard the qoutes of when in doubt wear lipstick or give a woman a redlipstick and she will conquer the world. There is something truthful about that sometimes I’m so busy as a mom I hardly have time to fix my hair let alone do my make up and it’s time to go out for lunch but one thing I always remember is my nude lipstick from Mac it never leaves my handbag, it’s definitely my when in doubt.I love redlipstick and honestly i always feel like i can conquer the world with the amount of confidence it gives me.

When it comes to lipsticks you can buy from very affordable,affordable and expensive, the look you get will be very similar depending off course if you like matte or glossy. I have tested lipsticks in these categories and honestly there is not much difference so I think it’s best to go with your pocket or be an all rounder like me.


This Rouge Dior 999 matte lipstick is my most expensive I’m happy to say it’s the only one I own at the moment maybe I’ll try different colors from Chanel or Yves saint Laurent etc and keep them for special occasions or as souvenirs haha.This lipstick gives me so much, I have a problem with dry lips that escalates the minute I put on lipstick, but I find this one very moisturizing though it’s a matte. It lasts for about 16 hours even after a few glasses of wine which is a winner because touching up lipstick every hour is not my cup of tea.

As you can see here Mac is my absolute favorite. I’m growing a collection that’s how much I love their lipsticks. The nudes are my everyday wear. The only difference between their Retro matte and Dior on my sensitive lips is that Mac tends to really dry my lips even more. I also have to touch it up a few times even though it’s a long wear.


Then I have my Yves Rocher lipsticks which I also love for different reasons. They give a different feel altogether, the texture is different they have a slight scent to them.They are moisturizing and are naturally made.

There you have it but with all that lipstick the lips always need care, especially if you suffer from dry lips like me you have to go the extra mile. My lip routine starts with this Lush sugar plum exfloliater besides the fact that it’s natural and freshly handmade, I love this exfloliater it smells divine sometimes I eat it…obviously by mistake but it tastes great or you can always use the sugar in your kitchen with a bit of water or dip a towel in warm water and scrub the lips to remove all the dead skin. You will feel the difference right away. Moisturize, moisturize I can’t say that enough it should be your bedtime routine like washing your face or brushing your teeth. Remember any healing happens when we are asleep.

Rouge Dior 999 matte= €35,50.

Mac cosmetics lipsticks = €19,50

Yves Rocher = €12,90

Below are some of my favorite lipstick picks. You can shop some of them or pick your own

love.xx

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Don’t be afraid to fall🍂🍂

Im from South Africa for those who have not read my about page. The weather is warm and our winter is a sweater and a jacket,10 degrees being the minimum. I never really noticed Autumn months. There was really nothing to notice, advantages of living in the city though I didn’t grow up in the city I still have no recollection of autumn memories.

Now moving to France there’s two things I was looking forward to in terms of weather, the snow which I saw in the movies especially those Christmas ones with smoked chimneys and the beautiful colorful autumn trees with leaves falling making decorational colors. There’s such a strong significance here something dead yet looking so alive.It’s an understatement to say I was excited.

My love for fashion led me to these beautiful pumpkins. I love the color palettes they represent and the warmth they give,no curving here.In my opinion every girl’s autumn wardrobe should incorporate these colors. I love the soft colors for example your pastels though they are all year colors but they compliment the warm colors very well, it’s a match made in fashion heaven if such exits.Then you have the warm colors like your oranges and your browns etc which screams autumn .Then the deep colors which I find are mostly suited for winter like your pines and navies etc but if you play around with them they contrast beautifully. It’s time to forget any fashion rules you may know. When it comes to style it’s your perspective that matters.


My autumn fever began when I discovered the vintage sweaters my mother inlaw gave me as she probable anticipated they will come in handy. Can we be friends so I can come raid your Nana’s wardrobes , just a thought. I found myself obsessing as I walked into my favorite store and looked at nothing but sweaters,socks,boats and coats. The cosiness and heart warming feeling they give makes me want to cozy up all day wearing my socks and sweater by the fireplace sipping on a glass of red, would not life be perfect but my 6 months old twins would never allow such luxury.

So there you have it, the secret is out I’ve fallen What do you love most about fall? What are your favorite fall must haves?

Below are some of my favorites this fall.

With love xx

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Home is where your make up stash is

 

As a model of color its always a struggle when you arrive on set excited about the job but worried about how you will look and who your make up artist is.

Makeup artists often dont have all the shades and you are faced with looking a shade or two lighter or darker and looking ghostly at times. I always make it a point to bring my own makeup and educate myself. No one is stealing my shine with bad makeup.

Finding out about fenty beauty I understood immediately where the hype is coming from and honestly it is the best thing that has happened to people of color and with good reason. I remember seeing a clip of a three shades darker lady buying her fenty foundation and she was in tears.

So i decided to buy myself the fenty rum and truffe stix for highlighting and contouring. Im happy to say im inlove and i love the convenience. Im also a mom so my time is limited and the match stix are the future as i dont have to spend hours doing makeup.

I achieved these two looks: day and night by using the following:

Bobbi brown foundation stick @bobbibrown, fenty rum and truffe match stix @fentybeauty,eyeliner,mascara and lipstick @maccosmetics,eyeshadow @clinique

Below are a few of my favorites which you can buy.

Xxx

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