Archive for November, 2013

Closet space. By perspicacious (Flickr)

Hello darlings,

I hope you’re all enjoying the warmer weather that’s finally rolled around. Though it’s certainly pretty windy, the sunshine more then makes up for the rather late spring (in November!) this year.

What am I up to? Well, I’m sitting down with a steaming cup of coffee while musing about my wardrobe. For the past week for work I’ve been trawling through dozens of websites and pins, suggesting what clothing and beauty items to pack, and what the must-have’s are for flights and road trips, so you fit everything necessary into only a carry-on bag.

The top tips that all the posts seemed to agree on are:

  • Only take items you love – as you’ll wear then everything packed, and cut out adding ‘what if’ items you wont unpack.
  • Three t-shirts and two tank tops seems to appear on every list – so invest in quality ones to choose between
  • Bring versatile options like pretty sandals and a sundress – which you can wear from the beach to a night out on the town.
  • Choose your accessories wisely – as they can dress you up or down (scarves, necklaces, belts, etc)

It could just be the sites I went to, but 80% of the ‘packing tip’ writers seem to have done their own wardrobe overhaul around or over 6 months ago (and there are a lucky few who seem to have just been born with good taste). This matters because they now seem to live with the perfect wardrobe for daily wear, and because of that, they can now easily pick what to pack on their trips. If you’ve done something similar, please comment and share how you overhauled your wardrobe, and/or became a packing pro.

On my end, while I’m perfectly happy with my current clothing inventory, I have started noticing some clothing gaps, along with several items I love, but just don’t wear anymore (and though I hate to admit it, it’s probably a good time to donate them). Transitional items that work though the seasons seem to be missing (like cardigans), while other items (like winter knits) I have an abundance of.

Jeans and a t-shirt - yup, that's me ^_^

Personally, I have a very laid back style – I’m a jeans, sandals, and t-shirt kinda girl – but it’s about time for me to start investing in clothing that fills my current list of ‘missing items’, and choose them in colours that compliment my skin tone. Don’t get me wrong, this doesn’t mean I’m going to abandon all my comfy dark-hued t-shirts for pastel blouses, but I am going to start buying t-shirts that will look just as good on me when I’m hiking, as they will for a day spent wine tasting, or working at the office. And while we’re on the topic of items to get, some pretty sandals are definitely in order, so I can finally bid adieu to my two pairs of raggedy foam flip flops that I always reach for in warmer weather.

Now that I’ve put my current wardrobe states out there, I’d love it if you shared what tips you have found useful when spring cleaning your wardrobe?

Until next time sweetie.



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Hello darlings,

Rosie and Darryn- found you

Welcome back. I’m kicking off my November post with the details of the amazing photo shoot hubby and I did with Lynda J, a friend, fellow actress, and talented all-round awesome person. We did our shoot last weekend, and if you’re ever looking for a photographer for events, weddings, birthdays, baby pics, or what have you, in Cape Town, definitely keep her in mind.

As light is important, we met at 08:30 in a secluded little grove near Tokai forest. There was a light breeze, the trees were illuminated by the gentle glow of the rising sun, and hubby and I gave our suggested poses list a final glance before climbing out the car and meeting Lynda in the field. I sadly didn’t think to take some of my own snaps of the setting before we started, but below, you can see some of the pics Lynda took of us (they were all gorgeous, but these are my favourites).

Rosie and Darryn intertwined hearts

Rosie and Darryn in the field

Rosie and Darryn wishes in the wind

Some of you may have noticed, I’m wearing 3 different outfits, and I can say that quick changes in the theatre are a breeze compared to doing so in public. You can’t see it in the pictures, but there were people walking dogs, joggers, and even an entire family who wandered past us, so if you do a photo shoot with clothing changes, take a fairly large towel, and save your dress (if you’re wearing one) for last (or first) as pants are easy to slip on underneath.

Rosie and Darryn- just hanging out

Rosie and Darryn- you've got my heart

Rosie and Darryn laughter in the sunshine

Rosie and Darryn hello there

Rosie and Darryn kissing

Lynda perfectly captured the free-spirited fun that Darryn and I share. The quirkiness, trust, and above all – love, was beautifully translated into all the photo’s taken with her. If you’re in the area, and are looking for a wedding photographer, someone to take your portrait photo, and make you feel at ease, Lynda is definitely your gal. 

Hmm, following on from this post, I may do a list of photography poses and props at some point, so keep your eyes peeled. ;0)

Ja ne until next time.


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