Monday, May 30, 2011

Wedding Bells

...Wedding Dresses...

Your wedding is the one day that it is YOUR turn to be the princess.
Every eye is on you and you finally get to wear that magnificent gown that you've always dreamed about... Here are a a bunch of dresses that I stumbled across from a local Bridal store called :
'Besters' Bridal Boutique'.

These are the dresses that caught my eye, there are vintage ones', princess-like ones' and many, many more.
It is your wedding day so get something amazing....

If your lucky your wedding only happens once!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Have you heard of the Snood???

The snood is an absolutely essential component for winter. Its warm, fun and fashionable! The basically 'never ending scarf,' gives you a whole new look. There are so many different types as well! I myself have three snoods.
The snood was first brought to my attention by my dear friend, Rachel Howarth. I bullied her into letting me wear her gorgeous musky pink snood from Woolworth's for a day in Port Alfred. I then came across my first snood in Mr Price, although it wasn't nearly as nice as hers I settled only to discover I'd wasted my money when we stopped in YDE and I found my dream snood!

My birthday was just around the corner and Rachel found me another one! My set of three beloved snoods are getting me through this wicked winter.

Here they are:

A girls best friend is her shoes

Remember I told you that it was winter?
Boots are essential for this season. Uggs and the ever famous English 'Wellies' are a must!
I've heard that if you want the best uggs, Australia is the place to go. Obviously that's not exactly possible so settle for what you can find OR if you are adamant, do some online shopping.

Every girl should have a pair of peep-toe shoes..Whether it be heels or flats....

Floral it up with some gorgeous floral pumps (I told you I liked Floral!)

Sleep Wear
Your average cute pajama's

Or why not get fashionable with your sleepwear...?
Of course you can just match a nice pair of sleeping pants with a vest too.

Then this I just had to add because I adored it!!!!

Add some FUN into your wardrobe!
Why not?

Casual Wear

You need a shirt that makes a statement. Like... literally a statement...
They are bold, classy and will give the impression that you are not just another mindless fashion beauty.

Floral is just so much fun. Its vintage and feminine, I LOVE floral!!!

What's next?
Red actually looks good on pretty much anyone; even people with red hair. Silver and gold jewelery both look good with red as well so its a win win... Yet with this particular number I'd pair it with a delicate gold necklace.

"I absolutely ADORE baggier t-shirts..."
with a side pocket to hang loosely over a vest underneath.
Layering is in.

Jade's Fashion Style Secrets

Firstly, find a store you know you love. One that without a doubt, will always have at least one item of clothing you can't leave the store without.
For me, that store is well known UK brand: Topshop.

For those cosy winter days cooped up inside, you will always like to have a handy sweater at the ready. There are so many things you could do with this sweater to make it look simple yet chic... Pair it with a plain pair of black leggings and some warm furry uggs. Put your hair into a messy pony-tail or bun and slide a headband on for a scruffy yet sexy appearance.

Next, we have the every girls must-have for her closet. The checkered, button-up. This goes amazingly well with quarter length denims and a nice pair of casual heels. Hair up or down, it doesn't really matter. The only problem with this sort of top in South Africa is that its a struggle to find one that's figure hugging and fashionable... but as I always say, if its meant to be it will be.

Shorts are tricky and there are so many ways that you can wear them . In every girls closet there should be a number a shorts to pair for different occasions. Beige shorts if you haven't yet noticed makes it easy to wear almost any vest / shirt.
Floral shorts are very vintage and unique, a lot of girls would be too scared to step out of their comfort zone and try these adorable shorts on or wear them in public, but really, they are so cute!

The next pair of shorts you should have air the waist high shorts, similar to the waist high skirt but with just that little bit more of an edge. Wearing these sort of shorts out to a club goes down amazingly and they have an advantage, SO comfortable!

Where is your little black dress? I hope you have one! You can get strapless black dresses, strappy black dresses, sleeved or long-sleeved. As its winter here right now I'm going to show you a more practical black dress.
This long sleeved item can be worn to all sorts of events. My favorite way to wear it would be with some knee high socks. Its got a gorgeous plunging back which adds a sense of classy, sexy maturity:

Come back tomorrow for more fashion style secrets.......... ;-)

Monday, May 23, 2011


The time has come for me to move past my adolescent years and enter a whole new era. Today is the eighth day into my inchoate adulthood. I find it odd to think that it is in this decade that I will be getting married, having children and forming a brand new life for myself. My previous decade seems so inanimate to me now. Perhaps this would be the right time to write down my thoughts of what life will be like as I enter my next decade... my thirties; presuming that the world does not end next year of course.

In my thirties I wish to already be married, to have three gorgeous children with a wonderful man and have a stunning house adorned with family photographs. I will have published the novel that I am working on now and many more; and many of them, if not all, will become best sellers.

I will be a well-known author like Danielle Steel (although I have never read one of her novels, she was the first author to come to mind...) but not too well-known like J.K.Rowling (whose ten novels I have deliciously devoured).

I will still be residing in South Africa yet will have travelled much more of the world.

My kids will be my life. I will give up anything for them and be happy with my husband. It will never be a settlement. It will be true, everlasting love and I will be happy.

That is my prediction – written on the 23.05.2011