Fat Girl

Once upon a time, in a beautiful country called South-Africa, lived a fat girl. Fat girl hated everything about her fat-self and when summer came around, fat girl hated her fat-self even more. Poor fat girl felt too ashamed to bare her fat thighs and flabby arms so even when temperatures  were soaring,poor fat girl always covered up with cardigans, jackets and the likes. 
Poor fat girl put her fat-self through so much during the summer months from applying deodorant to her entire body  surface area to covering herself in cornstarch powder, to drenching herself in apple cider vinegar, and many other remedies she learned about, all because fat girl was wearing too many things to disguise her fat extremities which caused excessive sweating (eeeew!).

One day while fat girl was getting ready to start her anti-sweat-routine, she had an epiphany! She decided to give the sleeveless, knee-length dress a try without the usual outerwear and from that day on fat girl wore anything she damn well pleased. She discarded the anti-sweat routine and lived happily ever after!


  

The End

Dress: Ackermans

Shoes, bangles, earrings & bag: MrP

Belt & Sunnies: China Town

Son: God 😊

Fun Fashion Fact:

“The first official Fashion Week started in 1943 in New York. Its main purpose was to distract the attention away from French fashion during World War II and kickstart the way for American designers.”

Thanks for stopping by and stay cute xxx

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Proud Moments

[DISCLOSURE:- THIS IS NOT AN OUTFIT POST – WELL…NOT REALLY!]

This past Friday, my husband and I had the priviledge of attending my oldest daughter’s Drum Majorette Awards Ceremony. I previously mentioned here that they’d won the President League South-African Championship and this was the formal ceremony to celebrate their victory as well as announce the new leader, sub-leaders and duals for the 2016 squad.

For those unfamiliar with the sport you can learn more about it here and here.

Back to the celebrations…

It was a beautiful evening and fun was had by all. Our girls looked amazing all dolled up in pretty dresses and heels (which was right up my 11yr olds alley) but seeing the pride on the girls’ faces as they received their awards is what really gave me the feels. The long hours, the tears, the sore feet, it all paid off, they truly are our champions!

The height of my evening is when my daughter  was chosen as a sub-leader for 2016. I am the proudest parent alive! Anyone who knows us knows that this is a big deal for Amber. This sport has brought about so many positive changes in my Amber. Although she’s still quite shy (around others), her confidence has grown in leaps and bounds. She no longer suffers from anxiety and depression, she shows more self-discipline and she has such a passion for the sport that it often brings tears to my eyes.

So, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to her trainers for believing in her when she couldn’t believe in herself (even though I always did), for always pushing her to do more and be more, for seeing her through my eyes. Thank you, you’ve helped to mould this young lady I call my daughter!

Congratulations to the Grace Trinity Drum Majorettes and trainers for an outstanding achievment!

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A few of the Drummie Moms and I
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The head trainer having a dance with his squad
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The “Fun” awards
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Maces for the New Sub-leaders
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The Trophies
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Table Decor
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The husband, Amber and I
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Squad 2015
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My daughter, Amber
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Waiting for the announcement of the new leaders!
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Drummie Dads
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receiving her trophy
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With her new mace – sub-leader 2016
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Decor
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Table Seating
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Squad 2015
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Squad 2015
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Receiving my “fun” award LOL
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And…my OOTN

My Outfit breakdown:

Top, Skirt, Shoes & bag – MrP

Earrings – Truworths

Gold plate belt – Miss Boss Couture

Fun Fashion Fact:

“The word ‘jeans’ comes from the cotton pants worn by “Genes,” the local term for Genoan sailors.”

Thanks for stopping by and stay cute xxx

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Orange you glad I’m back?

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I have been extremely busy ‘cleaning out my closet’ – Literally! And let me just confess that I am indeed a (recovering) hoarder -Eeeeek!

I mentioned in a previous post that I was planning a DECLUTTER – and that’s exactly what I did (yay me)! I – was – merciless! I threw out years and years of stuff. I mean, I had birthdays cards from my 2nd birthday – yes – 31 yr old birthday cards from people I don’t  even know! Why in the world was I holding onto that?!?!?

My home feels brand new, it’s amazing! The husband walked in from work on Friday and asked if we’re moving house – ha ha! There’s so much space – I can see what he meant!

The Spring-clean has done wonders for our home and my sanity as well. I feel more in control AND – it’s changed my mindset. I only kept things that we absolutley need and love. Everything else was either dumped or donated. It was kind of bitter-sweet because I realized how much money was being thrown out but on the upside, I feel like I’ll make wiser choices in future when purchasing things – be it clothing or things for the home.

So tomorrow is officicially the 1st day of Spring here in South-Africa!!!!!

It’s such a wonderful time,  everyone has a ‘Spring’ in their step! People come out of hibernation and straight to working on those much needed tans. Spring is synonymous for braai’s and pool parties, picnics and camping (my husband’s favourite thing) and for me – hayfever! But I never let that keep me from enjoying this beautiful season.

I’m wearing the perfect dress to welcome Spring. It’s light and the high-low hem shows just enough leg. I love the fit as it hugs my curves in all the right places and the colour is very spring!

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Style Breakdown:

Dress, earrings & bangles – Truworths

Shoes – Makro_SA

Bag – Mr P

Aviators – China Town

Lips – LA Girls matte lip colour in Instinct

Hair – My signature bun (because I’m transitioning and my hair is just frustrating lol!)

Stay Cute xxx

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(Lu is the nickname my mama gave me when I was little)