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Oh the love I have for my denim button up skirt. It was the first thing I purchased when I arrived in London. I guess it was Alexa Chung’s effortless styling of the skirt that kept popping up on my Pinterest timeline over and over again that got me lusting for my own.

The button-front-A-line skirt has got to be my favourite pick from the seventies trend. Just like a pair of well fitted jeans, the denim skirt is an item of clothing that can be adapted to any sort of look and feel.

Play it casual in a pair of sneakers and a simple white tee, accentuate your waistline by adding a belt or dress things up with a pair of heels and a cute blouse. Try a lighter wash of denim for the upcoming Summer months. Or if you based in the Northern hemisphere, opt for a midi button up skirt teamed with a chunky knit as seen here.

There’s pretty no reason not to own a botton up skirt this season.

xxx
EJ

P.S For my South Africa readers you can shop for button up skirts locally here and here

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Top: Country Road
Skirt: Mango
Shoes: Country Road
Necklace: Country Road
Belt: Witchery

Photos by Justin Polkey 

Copenhagen Calling

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I’ve only just returned home after three months of traveling and already I’m planning my next trip! What can I say, when the travel bug bites, it bites hard.

I work damn hard and I’ve always been super conservative with my savings but this year I said enough is enough, life is about experiences and it’s too short not to book the holiday of your dreams.

So when I came across KLM’s Dream Deals opportunity of course I couldn’t turn it  down. So where am I heading to next: Copenhagen, the city of spectacular architects, the inventor of Lego and some of the happiest people in the world.

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My favourite holiday destinations are the cities that are small enough to explore by foot or bicycle and that is exactly what Copenhagen is. Not to mention, Denmark’s capital is sprinkled with Michelin Stared restaurants.

However my number one reason for choosing Copenhagen as my next destination? My love for anything and everything Scandinavian. It’s going to be hard returning home without a shipping container of beautiful Danish furniture designs.

So if you anything like me and the world is calling your name make sure to check out KLM’s Dream Deal offer which ends on 21st September 2015. Why not spoil yourself to a white Christmas this year?

xxx
EJ

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*Images via @_liesl_  Instagram account. Thanks for inspiring me. 

My Life in Pink Instagram Wrap Up: August

Happy Monday everyone, I’m in a very good mood because I just landed in Johannesburg and will finally be home after three months of traveling. Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling but after a while I do start to miss home and it’s comforts.

August was a super busy month for me. I was in 7 different cities and caught 14 flights, plus one more now from JHB to CT, so it’s no wonder my shoe of choice this past month was the sneaker. Comfy, stylish and most importantly… practical. I have no idea why I spent so many years running around in uncomfortable shoes hurting my feet!

Do you have an item of clothing at the moment that you can’t stop wearing?

xxx
EJ

p.s if you not already following me on Instagram … @emmajanementeath :)

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Location: Berlin, Germany 
Dress: Mango
Sneakers: adidas Originals
Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Sunglass Hut

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Location: Voo Store, Berlin 
Tee: Zara
Jeans: Levi’s Vintage
Sneakers: adidas Originals
Sunglasses: Ray Ban, Sunglass Hut
Necklace: Country Road

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Location: Prague Castle, Prague 
Tee: Witchery
Shorts: Jane Sews
Sneakers: H&M

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Location: Angeleto’s, Prague 
Dress: H&M
Rings: & Other Stories, Witchery & Cat Bird

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Location: John Lennon Memorial Wall, Prague
Top: Country Road
Jeans: Zara
Sneakers: adidas Originals

Friday Favs

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This week’s instalment of Friday favs is dedicated to my new Superstar sneakers. I’ve been lusting over these bad boys for months now and last week I finally decided to buy myself a pair.

I’ve been dying to wear them but the streets of Berlin are so filthy so I am waiting till I’m back in South Africa before wearing them. Yes I am that obsessed with keeping my white sneakers as white as possible.

For some more sneaker inspo check out my top ten minimal sneaker list here.

Happy weekend everyone,
xxx
EJ

Top Ten: Minimal White Sneakers

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It’s an undeniable fact that white sneakers are not only ruling street style at the moment but the runway too. They seem to be ruling my wardrobe as well, I own five pairs of plain white sneakers!

What better way to update your Spring wardrobe then with a new fresh pair of kicks to spice up your urban leisure outfits.

So without further ado, here are my top ten minimal white sneakers ranging from R300 to R7000, because a girl’s gotta dream right?

XXX
EJ

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1.) Stan Smiths, adidas Originals, R999.00
2.) Classic 2750, Superga, R599
3.) H&M, $24.99
4.) The Bart, Isabel Marant, £327.27
5.) 574 Leather, New Balance, €95.00
6.) Superstars, adidas Originals, R1499.00
7.) Play, Comme des Garçons, $125.00
8.) Roshe 1, Nike, $75.00
9.) Andy III, Senso, $249.00
10.) Unisex Chuck Taylor All Star, Converse, €75.90

The Gherkin

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So I decided to move my ticket back home to Cape Town a little earlier simply because I’m missing the comforts of my home and hometown way too much! There’s one problem though… I seemed to have accumulated additional luggage i.e shopping… like a lot… like I always do… and yet I never seem to learn. Does anyone else have this problem when they travel?

On another note I have a huge financial management exam in November and this subject is definitely getting the better of me. So if any of my dearest readers know of a great financial tutor located in Cape Town, please hook a blogger up.

Enough babbling let’s talk about this look which is one of my favourite outfits at the moment. I’m all for classic items not only because they timeless but simply because you can easily mix and match them with other items in your wardrobe. However this time around I decided to opt for a more modern approach when choosing my classic items, a.k.a ripped skinny jeans and an oversized white shirt. This COS shirt is an absolute gem, wear it hanging loose with a pair of skinny jeans (like I’ve done in this post) or team it with a high waisted skirt, tucked in for a completely different feel.

xxx
EJ

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Top: COS
Jeans: J Brand
Shoes: Zara
Bag: Chanel
Watch: Witchery
Rings: H&M
Necklace: Country Road

Photos by Justin Polkey
Shot on location at The Gherkin in London

ELLE Editorial: Seasoned Traveller

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I’m so excited to share my latest editorial with you, I’ve shot a lot during my 6 years as a model and this ELLE editorial for their September issue has to be one of my favourites of all time. I’m not really sure why, (besides the obviously fact that the photography, styling, hair and make up are beyond perfection) but I think it’s because of the the overall feeling the editorial makes me feel when I look at the images. I feel like I’m looking at some sort of Emma alter-ego, in a good way.

Traveling to Paris with the ELLE team was an absolute dream and I am forever grateful to everyone involved in making it happen, especially ELLE’s editor Emilie Gambade. We worked hard, we shopped and we ate like queens.

P.S don’t forget to get this month’s ELLE SA magazine to see the full story. ELLE interviews Kristina Bazan, one of the world’s most influential fashionistas,  about her dreams, goals, what inspires her and what she see’s for herself in the future.

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EJ

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Photographer: Justin Polkey
Styling: Tarryn Oppel with Natalia Keet
Make Up: Elsa Durrens
Hair: Jonathan Dadoun
Model: Me, Outlaws Model Agency

Shot on location in Paris on the Printemps rooftop

That Michael Kors Flare

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One thing I’ve always loved about Michael Kors is how his designs are unfussy yet opulent, one can not help but feel glamorous in a Kors design.

Running around in the streets of Paris in this mini dress with bell sleeves threw me back to the thirties with Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris soundtrack running through my head.

On another note this is My Life in Pink’s 100th look post! Honestly when I started My Life in Pink in March 2014 I had no idea it was something I was going to love doing so much and that it would still be active a year and a half from now. I would never have come this far without my partner, Justin Polkey, not only has he beautifully shot 100 look posts for me but he’s been a constant rock in my life. Pushing me when I needed pushing and consoling me when I needed a hug. Without him My Life in Pink would not be here. So thank you my super photographer… and thank you to all my readers for your constant support and love, you guys keep me motivated and often remind me of why I started My Life in Pink in the first place.

Love you all!

xxx
EJ

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Full look Michael Kors

Photos by Justin Polkey

Friday Favs

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I’ve decided to start a new series on the blog called Friday Favourites where’ll I’ll be sharing something from my week that I absolutely loved, be it a fashion item, a new restaurant or a skincare routine.

First up in my new series has to be these Zara lace up flats that I recently purchased. I’ve been looking for a pair of lace up flats for some time now but they all seemed too boring or the shape wasn’t right. These babies from Zara are genuine leather, studded and have the perfect pointed toe. I just love them.

What’s been your favourite thing this week?

xxx
EJ

 

Palais Royal

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You guys have to bear with me, I have such a back log of look posts to share with you. Both myself and Justin have been traveling a lot lately for work which means no time for editing. However, we have so much great content that we can’t wait to share with you, including some looks we shot in Prague over the weekend.

Today’s look post is from my stay in Paris a couple of week’s ago with ELLE magazine. Stripes on stripes. I love these black trousers from Zara, they a staple classic in my wardrobe and a must for any girl/women wishing to achieve the perfect Parisian wardrobe. Team your trousers with any sort of striped tee, blouse or shirt and you good to go.

xxx
EJ

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Top: Country Road
Trousers: Zara
Shoes: Zara
Belt: Witchery
Sunglasses: Miu Miu, Sunglass Hut

Photos by Justin Polkey