Thursday 28 November 2013

Statement stripes

Hey lovelies!!

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honour of meeting Sandy Nene ( whilst he was on a tour around the country for an Autotrader project. He is such a fun, full of energy type of guy- I wish I had more time to chat with him. The morning turned out to be rather fun, an interview about my relationship with my car (?!) and I met two really interesting Cape Town bloggers - (Dumisane and Asanda from ctvibes)

The morning was a bundle of unexpected events… enjoy the pics and my outfit choice.

I chose a monochrome undertone, with my ZARA blazer and colourful statement necklace for the morning.

Getting ready to snap my car in Newlands Forest

The interview

Heres: the interview

My outfit:

Asos striped Only T-shirt
ZARA blazer
Woolworths slim pants
Old polka dot belt
Witchery heels
MrP necklace
Gifted Witchery leather cuff bracelet

Ciao for now,

RuBe xoxo

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Wednesday 20 November 2013

Relaxed New Year

Hey lovelies!

I hope your stormy weekend was a good one preferably spent indoors?

With all the flash flood warnings, and the traffic cautionary mentions it is hard not to spare a thought for the needy and those who do not have shelter in such disastrous weather!

It was a fulfilling weekend for me, as I prepared party packs for the kids attending Muslim School for our Islamic New Year celebrations. It’s a time of reflection, of introspection, and so shortly after our pilgrims returning home, one is still in a very spiritual state of mind.

Hubby and I spent the Sunday afternoon, delivering our Zakaah (obligatory payment made annually under Islamic law on certain kinds of property and used for charitable and religious purposes)  which was such a heartwarming task! At the same time it was heartbreaking as we chose to donate to people we knew, and seeing them so grateful for the little they have, makes it hard at times. 

I have tried to continue with charity work, and with this past year experiencing health issues, and concentrating my sabbatical on my family and kids has shifted my focus. This will be a New Year Resloution- to once again resume my acts of charity on a more regular basis.

The look post I have for you today… is my typical week or soccer mom look. Sneakers have now found that special place alongside my coveted heels!

This is an old Trenery dress (probably around 3 years old) paired with Country Road leggings and Guess denim jacket to ward off that unexpected chill.

My outift:

Trenery dress
Guess denim jacket
Country Road leggings
Converse Sneakers
Silk Scarf (old)
Aldo earrings

Ciao for now, 
RuBe xoxo

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Wednesday 13 November 2013

Monochrome Love

Hello lovely readers!

Since Spring has sprung, Capetonians have experienced several seasons - Summer heat, Spring freshness, Winter rain and Autumn crispness. These photos were taken on a particularly lovely day, when I went to lunch at Knife restaurant at Crystal Towers.  As most people will do on a stunning day, we enjoyed our lunch on the terrace, with the stunning view of Table Mountain as the backdrop.

Its days like these that I’m reminded of the beautiful city we live in, and as I’m writing this, I have an overcast view of Table Mountain - beautiful nonetheless. I suppose we should enjoy this lovely city as it is now, before the tourists descend, resulting in overcrowded madness at all our favourite hangouts! Before we know it, it will be beaches packed to capacity, Hout Bay drives filled with traffic and queues of people wanting to visit Robben Island and Table Mountain.

Its unfortunate, that this is also the month my kids are submerged in exams, which means I cannot go indulge in the "tourist in your own town” activities.

I therefore hope, that those of you who are able, go out and enjoy our sights and become a tourist for a day, at least! Try the City Sightseeing Tour it’s so much fun!

Enjoy the pics of my take on the monochrome trend - I’ve paired my polka dot shirt with a relaxed tuxedo pants for a leisurely look.

Since it was October, my little bit of pink I wore all month

Satin stripe tuxedo pants

My outift:

Shirt- own import
Forever New Tuxedo pants
Asos Sling bag
Nine West heels
Sass Diva Necklace
Silver bracelets and earrings (old)
Ciao for now,
RuBe xoxo

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Tuesday 5 November 2013

Magnum Pink & Black Event

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Magnum Pink and Black launch at Shimmy Beach Club.  After a very dreary start to the morning, the afternoon turned rather pleasant, just perfect for a beach venue!

It was such a fun filled event, with a nail bar, cook-off and the very first twitter auction. I even had the honour of meeting Janez, Jeannie D, Bonang to mention a few, of the awesome celebs who graced the events with their presence.

The launch was to introduce two gorgeous flavours to the Magnum range, namely  the light Pearly Pink pomegranate flavoured ice cream , and a more Daring Black Chocolate covered espresso flavoured ice cream.

As a person who loves new and innovative ideas, I was especially impressed with the 5 minute twitter auction. One had to tweet @magnumsa as many times in the 5 minute time period and #theprize. This was just a taste of the actual twitter auction happening on the 23 November with amazing prizes up for grabs. For more information click here.

Amina, Nabilah and Naeema from The Jam Jar ( who unfortunately finished work a tad late) ensured that the afternoon was a memorable. I love the fact that new friendships can be so comfortable and easy, unpretentious and warm. Thank you ladies for a wonderful afternoon, complete with Glamcam and Magnum ice cream on tap!

An added bonus was having the chance to meet some fellow bloggers, and unfortunately there were some I didn’t get to meet :-(

Enjoy the stunning photos taken by Amina Ebrahim (who, by the way, won the first twitter auction! Yay for fast fingers!!)

What an idyllic setting

Janez as MC

No shortage of good food…

Laughing at something hilarious Amina said?

The food was pretty as as well as tasty!

Fun with the GlamCam

And some more …

Ah this young lady is such a darling!

Gareth looking amused at the ingredients for the cook-off

Outfit details: (according to the theme- Pink & Black)
Sequinned top by Woolworths
Leather Jacket own import
Perry Book Store Princess skirt
Witchery black heels
ZARA studded clutch

Ciao for now,

RuBe xoxo

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