Wednesday 17 April 2013

A modest look in Red

Trying to be fashionable and modest can be quite tricky at times, as I have found whilst attempting this balance. The current fashion trends do make it easier, with maxi-dresses, skirts, hi-low shirts, leggings all being bang on trend right now.
It is possible to dress modestly and be fashionable (although not ostentatious) as young women around the world aspire to look and feel beautiful.

I will occasionally try to do some modest fashion posts as well to show some readers that it can be done with style.Whilst my wardrobe does not completely conform, I will do the best with what I have.

My modest look below, shows a Trenery panel dress, with a Guess denim jacket, and red scarf. I love the red accents in this outfit and the panel on the dress is so trendy.

I am wearing:

Trenery dress
Guess Denim jacket
Truworths leopard print satin finish pumps
Sunglasses by CK
Earrings by Honey
Scarf : Indian Fair

Even designers have modest looks in their Spring Collections:

Louis Vuitton Spring Collection (Image from LV )
The outfits below are all from the Yves St Laurent Spring Collection

Images from YSL

Ciao for now,
RuBe xoxo

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Monday 8 April 2013

Wheel of excellence with the family

Last weekend we decided to take a ride on the wheel of excellence... It was enjoyable and the boys had fun, despite the ride being rather slow. Maybe the nachos and milkshakes afterwards was more the fun part lol!

I love the V&A Waterfront, the shopping and atmosphere is amazing, It always makes me feel like I'm on holiday :-) The permanent presence of tourists also adds to this feel As well as the varied entertainment on offer at the amphitheater.

It's not hard to see why the town is so full of tourists, we really live in one of the most beautiful cities.

I dug my Country Road oversized denim shirt from the archives, paired it with leggings and a pair of chucks for a laid back look.

My boys and I... Ihsaan always a pose ready! lol

Dad and baby... high up in the air

A little photo souvenir... we love these!

I am wearing:
Old Country Road Denim shirt
Country Road leggings
Converse sneakers
ZARA belt
Amber Jones Earrings by Mr Price
Lips Dior Colour no 7

Ciao for  now,

RuBe xoxo
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Monday 1 April 2013

Things I am grateful for

Life seems to have returned to it's crazed state when I was at work full time! My decision is final and I will not be returning to the corporate world (for now). Instead, I will spend it on other things which matter just as much- my family, myself and so many other things I've always wanted to do, but never had the time. For now, wrapping up at work is taking a lot of time and it makes me realise why I embarked on the sabbatical in the first place (o0).

Whilst I miss the interactions and daily challenges of my job, I have compiled a list of  things/ moments I will gain by taking this huge step, (things which are generally taken for granted)
  1. My health
  2. My relationship with hubby
  3. The random moments spent with my boys i.e.
      1. A chess game (or any game) here and there
      2. Watching a movie together during the day (where I am present and not checking emails or taking calls)
      3. Having lunch together after school and chatting about the school day
  4. Our extended families
  5. Being able to attend school events I previously missed
  6. Having the time to bake an actual cake for birthdays instead of popping to the bakery after work
  7. The ability to go to gym regularly
  8. When asked for a special lunchbox meal, it's not a big deal to spend the extra time making it.

I will definitely miss the corporate wear, my stilettos and daily make up routine. But these I can happily shelf until another time. For now, I spend my time in jeans, maxi dresses, skirts and wedges and pumps!

My non-corporate look below features an Asos maxi dress, with a denim shirt worn over it and belted.

I am wearing:
Ralph Lauren maxi (Asos)
Denim shirt by Legend
Belt old
Levi's Wedges
Bracelets: SassDiva, Honey and gifted silver bracelet
Ring: Shimanksy Millenium collection
Necklace: Sass Diva 

Ciao for now,
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