Blessed

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What a week this has been!!!!

I was so spoilt this week by so many that I had to make sure that it wasn’t November (my birthday month)!

One of those spoils are these cute sneakers I’m wearing – my SIL blessed me with them last night so I thought I’d do a post wearing them.

It got me pondering on the concept of giving – we sometimes undervalue what giving can do for the receiver and also the giver! In my opinion – giving is a natural response of LOVE – and what are we if we don’t have love right?!?!

So, to all who showed me love this week – thank you! I value you!

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Top – MrP | Skirt – Truworths | Sneakers – Superga (Gifted) | Sunnies – Cotton On

QOTD

“We make a living by what we get – we make a life by what we give!” – Winston Churchill

 

Stay Sassy xxx

Lu

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Hello Lovely People!!!

 

Ok – wasn’t it just New Year’s a minute ago?!?

And now Easter is already upon us – whoa – the days seem to be flying past!

Today I’m channeling my inner College-Girl! I guess it’s the jacket and the twin buns – LOL!

I often keep my looks quite simple – I can be a plain-Jane like that – less is certainly more for me. That applies to make-up as well, most days I just throw on some mascara and lipgloss and I’m out the door!

I do admire ladies who go all out with hair and make-up though…I’m a bit of a tomboy – growing up with 5 older brothers and being the only girl – I guess it’s expected.

I totally love these cute, silver lace-ups I picked up from Mr P a while ago. I think they give this simple outfit that extra oomph!

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Jeans – Truworths | Tank – PnP Clothing | Jacket & Shoes – MrP | Earrings & Sunnies – Gifted



Fun Fashion Fact:

 

“10.7 billion pounds ($16.3 billion) spent on fashion online in the U.K. in 2014 (expected to reach 19 billion pounds by 2019), according to Mintel.”

Stay Sassy xxx

Lu

Not Basic 

  
Hello again!!! 

What a beautiful Friday! Can’t believe we’re officially in Autum/Fall, although the temps are anything but! 

It’s still pretty warm here in sunny South-Africa. 

Today I’m sporting another sporty look – I’m going through a bit of a sneaker phase I think LOL! And, I figured it would go perfectly with my braided hairstyle! 

    
    
   

Tee – MrP | Wetlook leggings – China Town | Sneakers – Nike | Sunnies & Watch – Gifted. 

Fun Fact: 

Nike is the world’s largest supplier and manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel and other sports equipment. 

Stay Sassy xxx

Lu 

Sleeveless Blazer

  
Who doesn’t love a good blazer right?!?!? 

Well, I just couldn’t pass this sleeveless, longer length blazer from MRP. I know, almost every item I own is purchased at MrP but sadly, there just aren’t many options for us fuller figured ladies here in SA. Also, I find that most of their garments are real value for money. So, I find myself searching their online site quite often ( maybe a little too often in my husband’s eyes lol). 

I know that plus size fashion has come a long way since oversized, shapeless overalls, but I still feel that we’re really not spoilt for choice as opposed to our straight size counterparts. 

Hopefully, more designers and retailers will come on board and realize that we like to be stylish too. 

   
    
    
    
 Blazer, Jeans, Neckpiece & clutch – MrP | Tank – PnP Clothing | Shoes – Ackermans | Sunnies – Cotton On | Lips – LA Girl Matte Lip Instinct 

 Fun Fact: 

“February 2016, Ashley Graham becomes the first plus size model to grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.” 

 

Stay Sassy xxx

Lu 

Black Out 

  
Today I feel so badass ha ha! I’m really not though! 

With the weather being a little overcast I decided to pull out my pleather jacket and the rest of the outfit just kinda went around that one item. Then I put on my favourite purple LA Girls matte lippie and boom – badass chick!!! ( I am so weird). 

Anyone got a Ducati I can loan for the day?!?!? Ha ha! 

   
    
    
    
   
Again- head to toe in MRP 🙂

  
Stay Sassy xxxx

Lu 

Jeans and Tee

  
I’ve always loved the simplicity of a jeans and tee, although I’ve always felt that because of my size I just wouldn’t be able to pull it off. 

Well, well, well, look what we have here – stupid negative thoughts – It’s me – in a simple jeans and tee!!! 

Liberation – ha! 

    
         

     

 Top to toe – Mr P

QOTD 

“Fashion really is women’s liberation”- Iris Apfel

Stay sassy xxx
   

Jumpsuit 

 
Well, Hello! 

I haven’t done a blog post in a while, it’s just been crazy at work and home with all the holiday festivities but today I thought I’d do a quick one. 

I will admit, I kinda avoid jumpsuits. I always assume that it wouldn’t flatter my fuller figure but this one is so cute and perfect for the very hot days we’re currently having in SA. 

I’m  still a little conscious about the bare arms but I’m throwing caution to the wind because it’s that hot!!!!

   
    
   

Jumpsuit – Fashion Express | Shoes – Ackermans | Beads –  RogéroStyle | Sunnies – MrP 

Fun Fashion Fact: 

“The price of clothing has decreased by 8.5% since 1992, even when adjusted for inflation.”

Stay Sassy xxx

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Confidence 

  
“Confidence isn’t walking into a room knowing they’ll like you – It’s – I’ll be ok if they don’t!” 

And that is where I’m at at this point in my life. 

Darn! It took me long enough – almost 30years!!!!

And although my circle has decreased in size it’s increased in value. 

I know what I bring to any relationship/ friendship – be it friend, family, spouse. I no longer fret about who’s real and who’s not. And it’s made me a happier person. 

   
    
    
  
Jeans, shirt, neckpiece, sunnies, earrings – MrP | Shoes – Truworths | Lips – LA Girl matte gloss in Stunner. 

Fun Fashion Fact: 

“The average person owns 7 pairs of blue jeans.”

Stay Sassy xxx

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Day to Night 

  
How sick is this drawing of me?!?!? A very talented friend did this portrait for me and I’m so amazed at the detail. It’s pretty darn awesome!!!

  
Back to the post…

This past weekend I attended a friend’s birthday party. It was a very casual, Saturday night braai so I opted for comfy and casual in this jumpsuit paired with flats. 

   
    
 I was contemplating wearing this jumpsuit again (but decided against it) to a more formal party so I played around with it to take the outfit from a day to night look. Just swapped out the shoes and accessories and boom – ready for a night out!!!

  

  

  

  

  

  

            
Jumpsuit – China Town | Flats – Fashion Express | Heels – Ackermans | Beads – RogéroStyle | Neckpiece – MrP | Portrait – F.A.B – go get yours!!!

Fun Fashion Fact from the Book – Mind What You Wear!

“People who dress like the boss are more likely to be appointed and get promoted quicker.”

Stay Sassy xxx

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Chaos and the Calm

  
I’ve had this song on repeat today. Maybe because that’s what I feel like sometimes. 

You know when you’re on a path to recovery and you’ve actually been breaking ground and out of nowhere, someone or something comes along that threatens to shake everything? 

Yeah! I’ve had to dig my heels in deep. I’m not going back there. Nope!!! Not ever!!! I might visit sometimes (LOL) but I ain’t staying! 

I’m working on myself for myself because I don’t want to be that girl. That girl who looks for validation in others. That girl who wants to be accepted. That girl who spends her days trying to prove herself. I refuse to go back!!!

This might shake me, but I won’t let it break me! 

   
    
    
    
    
    
 Jeans, sunnies & earrings – MrP | Top – Gifted | Shoes – Fashion Express | Beads – RogéroStyle

“The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.” Psalm 138:8

Stay Sassy xxx

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