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.
Photos by Justin Polkey
Shot on location at The Gherkin in London
My first of my Parisian look posts, for those that follow me on Instagram or snapchat you would of know that I spent a week in Paris with ELLE magazine not so long ago. I’m already pining for the ‘City of Love’, I had the most magical week of my life there. Not allowed to spill all the beans now, I have to wait till September to share the full story with you.
After a week at staying at Haven in Paris, Justin and I moved into the Castille on Rue Cambon. It is perfectly located in the heart of Paris with all with all its main attractions at your fingertips. The hotel is located next to the Maison Chanel where the first atelier of Mademoiselle Coco was born and which is today a prestigious flagship store. It’s no wonder I ended up buying my first Chanel bag in Paris this time around.
We shot this look just before heading to dinner at Place Vendôme. I adore all the giant doors that surround this exquisite open space.
I love traveling with my trousers as they are one of the easiest items to dress up or down. In this case I dressed them down with my current favourite knit from Country Road and my absolute favourite grey coat from Witchery. (Which you’ve seen in quite a few look posts already.)
For my readers down South I suggest adding a thermal vest underneath this look to keep you extra toasty during the Winter ;).
P.S See my unusual Paris travel guide which I posted last week on the blog here.
Shot by Justin Polkey
One of my favourite spots in New York City is the High Line in West Village. The High Line is a 1,6km linear park built on a part of the old New York Central Railroad. The first two phases have been completed and the third phase is expected to open later this year.
Yes it may be over ran by tourists on weekends but despite that I still find it a relaxing space. With little cafe’s set up it’s easy to grab yourself an ice coffee and sit under a tree with your book listening to the sound of people, kids laughing and the sound of trickling water. It’s urban gardens like these that make living in a bustling city bearable.
Enough about the High Line, more about the clothes right 😉 Well, Zara is currently having a sale and I went a little O.T.T. My outfit below is a full Zara look for under $100! How cute are these striped trousers?! Little tip when it comes to wearing striped pants, always, and I mean always, make sure you buy a pair with vertical stripes and not horizontal. Vertical stripes make you look slimmer and taller.
P.S For those of you visiting, going to visit or live in New York City the High Line offers free stargazing every Tuesday night from 7:30pm. You can gaze at the stars, planets, and moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Pretty cool I’d say.
Photos by Justin Polkey
For those of you as obsessed with the Birkenstock trend as I am and live in South Africa you’ll be happy to know that Mr Price have released their very own style of Birkenstocks called “sliders” in a range of colours and designs. More good news… they cheap! A MrP slider will set you back around R70 whereas a pair of Birkenstocks will set you back, plus minus, R1000. Below I’m wearing their ‘Arizona’ inspired pair and I love them! I’ve been wearing mine, walking the streets flat in New York and my feet are yet to feel pain. I suggest heading over to Mr Price sooner then later and buying yourself a pair in every colour and style… I did.
Photos by Justin Polkey