Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Aaaarg, where's Summer at? It keeps teasing us but just won't stay. I keep thinking it's time to pack the pants and knitwear away but then we get the cold weather back.

One of the pair of pants I think we should all have no matter the season is a pair of ankle length, black trousers. I have two, a looser tapered pair from Zara which I bought when they first opened in South Africa and that I still wear. My other pair are these tuxedo style pants by Tom Tailor. You can dress them up or down, smart or casual, not matter the weather.

I paired mine with this open shoulder shirt which I picked up from Mr Price, on sale, for 80 bucks. The fact that anything goes on sale at Mr P is kinda cray! I don't need to tell you that Summer will be all about bare shoulders.

If you are going to wear a tuxedo pant, either finish it off with a plain pump (I live in my Topshop soft leather ones), or a beautiful heel. I needed a black heel I could actually be comfy in for a wedding last week so picked these up from Cotton On. Love a solid block heel.

Check back soon for my next post, I will also be starting blogger how to kinda posts giving some advice to wanna be bloggers. Feel like I've been doing this a while and want to share the do's and please don'ts!

Show me your outfits by tagging me on Insta or Twitter @caraleer and be sure to follow me on Snap which I am obsessed with @thefashiondept.

Thanks to Sorbet for keeping my nails painted and looking good!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hey everyone, it's been a while! I've been consumed by all things wedding! We just got back from Durban where my fiance's family live. We went up to celebrate our engagement and for me to have a dress fitting with my fave SA bridal designer, Casey-Jeanne. I felt like a princess trying on her gowns and cannot wait to wear mine!

I wore this Mango dress to our engagement drinks there which I found on sale at Edgars. I love the lace neckline and the bell sleeves. Yip, yet another LBD to add to my collection.

And how are these heels!? I was invited a few weeks ago to Spitz to see their new look store and choose a pair of shoes from their Summer collection. I couldn't resist these. I've always wanted a pair in this colour, I love how they elongate the leg and make it look like it goes on forever. Now, bring on Summer so these pasty legs can get some colour!

And thanks to Colette by Colette Hayman for allowing me to go to their store to choose a new sling bag. My fave one from them broke and I love this replacement. FYI, if you've bought from them and your bag breaks they will replace it if you take the broken one in to show them (obvs not after years and years though! ha!).

Nails by Sorbet, Cavendish Square. Mr Price choker.

P.S. I'm on Snapchat now! Follow me @thefashdept to get a behind the scenes look into my life as a style blogger and Fashion Editor!


Monday, August 22, 2016

I was once told that white clothes are only for the rich and famous who get waited on hand and foot so they don't dirty their clothes. Not sure I agree but whenever I wear white I do always land up spilling something or getting them marked, so maybe there is some truth to that. I've never even bothered to ever try white pants, and knew if I did I would only ever try a pair of boyfriend denims. Like these. It takes some getting used to and you need to wear them with a bit of attitude to pull them off but I kinda love them, what do you think? Plus, you have to watch what you sit on, ha!

Also crazy about knits for winter, obvious I know. I picked up this lace-up knit and loved it so much I got it in army green too. I always buy two of things I love.

And yes, I am still choker obssessed.

Mr Price choker and denims, Cotton On knit, Spitz heels.



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Miladys sent me some pieces last week to see if I could mix and match them and create different looks with just a few items. I think I did pretty well. For me it's all about basics.You can mix and match a handful of basics and create a different look each time. There are a few you have to have in your cupboard: a white tee, blue jeans, black jeans, a black blazer, a denim jacket and a loose blouse. One or more of these pieces can form the base of so many looks it actually makes getting dressed too easy! Then you just need to add some fast fashion items or accessories to keep the basics looking new and fresh.

To celebrate Women's Month, Miladys are giving away a mix 'n match wardrobe. Enter in store!

Dark jeans, t-shirt, blazer, denim jacket and blouse all Miladys.

P.S That sparkly accessory is an engagement ring you're seeing! I got engaged over the weekend and am so happy. So it'll be in every outfit post going forward, yay!

Post in collaboration with Miladys. Opinions and items not credited are my own.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Superga are giving me a pair of classic all white sneaks for one of you! Yay! To enter just leave your name and email address in the comment section of this post. For an extra entry share it where you see it mentioned on my Insta or Twitter, both @caraleer.

Also, have you noticed my choker obsession at the mo? So proud of my friend and fellow blogger The Visual Journal for launching her accessories range Shop Raya Rossi. Bought this choker from the collection. It's all real suede and so beautiful.

And...I'm on Snapchat! Follow me at thefashiondept for an unedited look at my life as a Fashion Ed and style blogger.

Giveaway open to SA residents only. Winner will be notified via email. Ends 10th August 2016.
Post in collaboration with Superga. Opinions and outfit are my own.

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