Double Denim {OOTD}

I love denim! And denim shirts are defo a favourite of mine. You can pair them with pants, jeans, skirts and even over dresses, so they are definitely a must-have!

For this look, I paired a lighter denim shirt with a much darker pair of denim skinnies because I mean, denim on denim is just so chic. For my accessories, I opted for a pretty yellow bag and statement necklace and a pair of nudish flats. I completed the look with a multi-shaded brown pashmina/shawl. Totally effortless!

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Shirt: Truworths
Jeans: Truworths
Bag: Forever New
Flats: Foschini
Scarf: Closet Find

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Versatility {OOTD}

Hello and Salaams to all my lovely readers!

So it wasn’t my plan to do an OOTD post at the start of Ramadaan but it sort off just happened, so I hope you enjoy this one!

For this OOTD post, I wanted to feature items that are versatile and basic and that can be dressed up or down – basically, items that will go with any and everything in your wardrobe!

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So the maxi cardi was sent to me by the lovely Aadilah Tootla (you can find her on Instagram here), an amazing designer and blogger too! The cardi is one of the latest design additions to her label, Zaynah Mod Wear (you can find them on Instagram here) and is available in pink and brown and in sizes XS-XXL.

What I like about it, is the fact that it’s easy to wear. It can be thrown over an abaya or dress or worn with a pair of jeans or leggings – there is no hard and fast rule, anything goes! It will make a great addition to your wardrobe, especially for Ramadaan!

To maintain my modesty whilst still remaining trendy, I opted for a t-shirt dress rather than just a plain basic tee. The t-shirt dress provided a loose fit all round, unlike that of a basic tee.
And well a maxi skirt and a pair of D’orsay pumps are always a great choice!
The darker shade of the pumps, the tee and the skirt anchored the look and kept everything in balance.

For my accessories, I went really basic with just a statement necklace, a quilted messenger bag and 2 skinny bangles. These added just enough of the extra oomph needed to complete look!

All of the items featured can be worn alone or with others, and are a definite must-haves!

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Maxi Cardigan: Zaynah Mod Wear or info@zaynah.co.za 
Scarf: Hanayen
T-shirt Dress: Legit
Maxi skirt: Mr Price
Flats: Gino Paoli
Necklace: Truworths
Bag: Forever New
Bangles: India

And oh yes, Ramadaan Mubarak lovelies! Remember to take advantage of all the opportunities in this holy month to be a better friend, sister, mother, wife and muslim!

Raeesa

Sales of the week: 3/03/14

Since I know how much you lovelies love sales, I decided to create a weekly feature to alert you of all thee wonderful sales that are happening online and in store! 20140303-200759.jpg

1. RubyBox Beauty Blowout Sale
Check out RubyBox’s March Beauty Blowout sale until 31 March for some amazing offers.

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2. Runway Sale’s Forever New event
So if you don’t know who or what Runway Sale is, you clearly have been living under a rock for the past year or two – check out my post here to find out more about who and what RS is all about!
The Forever New event ends on 7 March, so get shopping!

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3. Zando’s Sale items
So this isn’t a specific sale event, it’s just items that are reduced. But do check it out, you are bound to find some gems!

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4. Sheet Street Reduced to clear
Sheet Street (online) is offering up to33% off on items, totes amaze, I know! But it’s only whilst stocks last, so get shopping girlies!

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5.Superbalist Boom Sale
Apart from the Cyber Monday sales, this was probably the most amazing sale ever! But unfortunately, I didn’t get to purchase a thing, sigh priorities! They having up to 90% off home stuff, women’s and men’s fashion and art and yada, yada, yada. Just click on the link maaaan!

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Happy shopping, lovelies!!

Raeesa

4 of South Africa’s best online shopping sites!

I discovered the joys of online shopping in March of this year, and I have been obsessed ever since. The fact that you can do an insane amount of shopping whilst sitting on your couch, with the added bonus of not having to deal with long queues, really appealed to me.
I have tried out many online shopping sites, since March, but there are 4 sites, in particular, that have stood out as a result of the great customer service and product quality they each offer. And here they are, in no particular order:

 

1)Runway Sale:

Runway Sale offers designer brands at a discounted price but for a limited time only. Sales are only open to members and usually only a limited quantity of items are available, so you got to be quick. Some of their previous sales/events include Guess Jewellery and Watches, Triumph, Bronx Women, Playtex, Banana Moon and many others. In order to know when a sale is going down, become a member and receive email notifications or like them on twitter and Facebook and lookout for updates.

Delivery Fee: R45

 

2)Faithful to Nature:

Faithful to nature sells natural and organic products ranging from great skin care to healthy food and even some great home ware items. Each product is checked to verify that it is indeed green, earth-friendly and safe for us to use. They also have this cool policy that ensures that a free sample is included with every order that you make – with my last purchase I scored a 50ml bottle of naturalmente shampoo- totes amaze!

Delivery Fee: R35 and free delivery for orders over R250.

 

3)Style36:

Style 36 is a retailer of both men’s and women’sfashion, as well as beauty. They have a great mix of both local and international brands and designers, as well as items in different price ranges catering to those of us on a budget (such as sad, sad university students like myself). I recently purchased from Style36 – Cyber Monday feeeeeveeeeer- and was pleased to note that they request a copy of your ID and the front of your credit card to verify that it is really you making the purchase!

Delivery Fee: Free! Free! Free! Every day, all day!

 

4)RubyBox:

RubyBox has both a beauty boutique and what they call a “try-before-you-buy” beauty subscription of R119 a month. Their beauty boutique is stocked with great products from great brands, such as Stila, Smashbox, Yves Rocher, Soap & Glory and even Urban Decay, oh yeeah. They are even offering free delivery until 31 December 2013, now that is something to cheer about!

Delivery fee: R50 and free on all orders over R300.

 

If you haven’t checked out these sites yet, I suggest you do! Customer satisfaction is their aim and it is highly evident from the high level of customer service and astounding product quality that they are all achieving it.

 

Happy online shopping!

 

Rae