Friday 6 November 2015

Casual Holiday Fever

Hello again readers, 

It’s Friday and the end of another week, taking us closer to holidays. 
The Festive Season Fever has hit!
 Retails stores, radio stations and television commercials have all invaded our consciousness with Christmas jingles, decorations and gift ideas. Even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, it still signifies the approach of my holiday. Cape Town already seems to be slowing down in preparation for the holidays. The weather has been playing along, and with some of the worlds most beautiful spots around us, one can imagine being on vacation, even for a morning. 
I love the sounds, the smells and generally everything about the sea. When I feel like I need to detox my brain a bit, I just need to absorb the energy of the sea for an hour or so - surrounded by sea gulls and salty air. I then feel as if I am able to pick up where I left off and continue downhill toward Holiday town. 

But first, exams - study time tables, past question papers and the like will take over our home for a few weeks. I am praying that this time will be easy for my boys (and me) - It really seems to affect me as much as the kids. I am hopeful that they will weather this period and come out at the other end happy that they’ve done the best they could. 

In today’s look, I wanted to illustrate the importance of investment pieces, which I’ve spoken about before. This Trenery skirt with pin tucks and summery plaid Aca Joe shirt has been in my wardrobe for ages. They are both really good quality with fabrics that wash well and don’t change shape. This versatile pencil skirt can be worn to the office with a pair of heels, crisp white shirt and an eye catching neckpiece for a work look. I have paired it with sneakers for a casual look, ideal for mid week running around or a quick trip to the beachfront to recharge the batteries. 
While investment pieces may be rather pricey, this is made bearable by the fact that they really do last  a couple of years if taken care of. 
Food for thought?

Aca Joe shirt
Trenery skirt
Adidas Stella McCartney peak cap
Nike ZA sneakers
H&M South Africa fringe bag
Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses from Sunglass Hut
Various bracelets (old)
Caio for now,
RuBe xixi

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