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.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I've always been a jeans and sneakers girl. My all time fave sneaks? The white classic Superga.

I have two pairs on rotation that I wear until they reach the point of being too dirty, you know when a sneaker isn't dirty cool but dirty gross. Then I throw them in the wash with a load of whites and they come out like new again but still keep their age, like my fave pair of jeans. They come out of the wash clean but still with a bit of character and signs of wear. They are also super comfy. They really are the perfect weekender shoe. I wear mine with denim shorts, summer dresses and skinny jeans. Although they are  a casual shoe, I wanted to show you that you can also dress them up. They are just so effortless. Styling tip: if you wear yours with a skinny jean, show just a bit of ankle. Seriously love my Superga sneaks!

Check back next week to see how I style my black and white pair, love them! Plus, you can win a pair of these white lace-ups!

Post in collaboration with Superga. Opinions and outfit are my own.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

So you know when you buy a dress or top and you have no idea when you're gonna wear it or how coz either the entire back is open (as in you gotta go bra-less) or the front it too low (as in no bra too). This dress is one of those. I got it over a year ago from Zara and have worn it twice. I managed to find stick on covers so I could wear the open back but it's just been sitting there so I am so happy to see lingerie tops and dresses being worn over t-shirts. Now I can totally wear this to work, I love an LBD for the office and now it's work appropriate. Yay! Also, you gotta have a bomber jacket this winter. They are so not warm but I'm loving my Cotton On one. I've also been layering it over my turtlenecks to stay warmer. Love that it's not bulky and doesn't make you look 10 sizes bigger like most winter coats.

And can we talk about peak caps for a sec. Usually I'm all about a beanie in winter but I'm just not into them this season. I've noticed loads of girls wearing baseball caps and keep thinking why would you wear one, especially indoors. Then I pulled this one out that I originally bought for my promenade walks. I couldn't wash my hair for a while because I had a back injury and didn't make it to the salon for a wash so I thought I'm gonna just wear the cap, and I actually love it. It's warm, good for a bad hair day and looks cool with a pair of trainers and ripped jeans. So I'm def gonna be wearing the cap more.

So girls, pull out your lingerie type tops and dresses and wear them during the day to the office, this is actually the perfect way to dress them down and make them a little less sexy. It's also warmer, you can even slip them on over a longsleeve knit for Winter.

Country Road t-shirt, Cotton On boots.

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