This #OOTD is not just an ordinary one. This one is extra special and full of Love.
As you know I just turned 21 , and I got the coolest gift from an aunt! I absolutely adore her, she always finds creative and fun ways to stay busy. It’s amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it.
You’re all probably wondering what I’m on about! So here goes. This White Crocheted Sweater was hand made by an Aunt of mine. It’s perfectly crocheted and is stunning. I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. The one thing that makes it extra extra extra special is that my aunt didn’t even use a pattern to make this. I mean how many people can say they have a perfect white home made crocheted sweater.
I paired it with a pair of beige Jeggings and a Nude pointed pump. And also accessorised with a gold watch and some diamond studs. I wanted to keep it simple so as to not take away from this gorgeous sweater.
If you do have some home made garments, let me know – I would love to see them.
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So here in South Africa, we don’t really experience 4 distinct seasons. This means that we don’t have an actual date for each season as there is no official seasonal calender. I pretty much work on the assumption that from the beginning of March until the end of May would be Autumn, and then from about the end of May/beginning of June to the end of August – this would be our Winter. (Alternatively , you could just have a peek in your fave clothing stores and see what sort of Clothing Items they’ve just unpacked – Either way works I suppose)
I’ve seen some cute Winter Clothing Items and Accessories I would love to have, thought it would be nice to share with my Readers, feel free to let me know what’s on your winter wishlist. I would love to have a look.
Number One – This lovely Beige Loose Trench Coat – I haven’t actually purchased from them just yet. Hoping to shop with Lovely Musthaves real soon though. I think it would look great paired with some white denim bottoms, or can even be used to break an all black outfit. They have an instagram page as well – Check them out!
Number Two – I found these stunning Fringed Chestnut Boots from Zoom, they’re available at Superbalist. I already have great idea’s for outfits- for this lovely pair of Boots. I’m thinking they can be worn with either a dress or a pair of fitted pants. Superbalist stock them in Black and Chestnut, so if you’re purchasing these you have two options.
Number Three – I was browsing the internet, and I fell in love, this Willow Wrap Coat is the perfect winter Item for South African Winter, It’s elegant Long line wrap coat is an elegant Must have for your Wardrobe. This one is from Forever New.
Number Four – River Island is most likely to be my favourite Clothing store these days, They have amazing knitted jumpers there , There is a Beige & Yellow Knitted Zip Back Jumper and this White & Black Knitted Zip Back Jumper is totes cute, lovely for those days you just feel like throwing something on.
Well that’s all from me, have a great weekend – let me know what you think.
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What it means to turn 21?
It means you’re an adult now, it’s no longer time to sit around and just wait for things to happen, it’s time to get out there and get those things done. It means you can now get out into the world , make your own memories, travel the world, meet new people, try new food and just do you the way only you know best.
My wishes weren’t extravagant, I found myself wanting happiness more than anything, wanting memories with people I loved, wanting the great moments to last forever. I found myself wishing to be successful in whatever I put my mind to.
I want to be great, not for anybody else, but for myself, for my sister and for my parents. I want them to be proud. I want to be able to sit back and be proud of myself too.
So if you’re turning 21 this year as well. I wish you all the best. May it be great and everything you’re expecting, no matter what your wishes are, may they be fulfilled.
It hasn’t been an easy ride, the future doesn’t look easy either, but Here’s to turning 21.. 🍾🍾🍾
My birthday outfit was from River Island, it’s a two piece crocheted set, in Black. The crocheted detail was my favorite part of the outfit. I paired it with a frill suede tan peep toe heel. Those have to be my fave shoe right now. I through on some gold accessories and was ready to go! Hope you like. 😘
love Bini 💋💐
Do You ever sit back and think that you would rather be someplace exotic or tropical. Of late this is what my thoughts consist of, pretty much everyday.
I am constantly longing for a perfect little escape, so this article will be dedicated to my Travel Wish list.
Number One on my travel wish list is Bali,
This Indonesian Island has spectacular mountain scenery,beautiful blue beaches and coral reefs.
It can make anyone long for a getaway. The surroundings can make anyone melt.
Number Two on my Travel Wish list is Definitely Sicily!
Sicily is the largest Island in the Mediterranean. Sicily’s beaches are amongst it’s best assets, the illustrious beaches featuring white sand and blue waters.
With accommodation right on the beach, I think this is a destination I will enjoy the most.
Number Three has got to be Dubai,
Apart from all the shopping I can do, apparently the night life is quite amazing.
Of course I would want to visit the UAE, it is after all the second largest economy in the Arab world.
Number Four would be Fiji,
I wouldn’t mind being idle at an upscale resort with views to die for. Maybe some extreme sports here and there.
I would pretty much just love what this tropical archipelago has to offer.
Enough of all this wishing, lets get our budgets right so we can do some traveling.
Love and light all, Hope you’ve noticed the change in my page. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter, always happy to hear from those who give my articles a read. xx
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Dragon fruit is a tropical fruit that originates from Southeast Asia, extremely hard to find in South Africa (this explains the high prices). It’s got a leathery skin and sweet, creamy kiwi-like pink flesh. Aside from its pretty pink flesh, dragon fruit has a lot of health benefits. The fruit is high in fibre, vitamin C and vitamin B. I tried mine sliced first. It’s extremely sweet and creamy. Absolutely delicious!
Then I tried it in a milkshake. A creation of my own.
Recipe : Dragon fruit mint Shake. (2 servings)
- 3 scoops vanilla ice cream or 3 to 4 tablespoons of vanilla low fat yogurt
- 1/2 sliced dragon fruit
- A few mint leaves
- 1 and a 1/2 cups of coconut milk or low fat milk
- Some honey or sugar if need be. (I didn’t use any extra sweeteners)
Blend together until smooth and enjoy! This recipe can be adjusted according to preference.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. Til next time.🙂🙂🙂
So, I think it’s safe to say I have officially become a binge blogger. In the next couple of days you all would understand why.
- About 2 weeks ago , I visited Krispy Kreme , they’re based at the The Zone, in Rosebank. P.S – at 20 something it’s okay to want to eat doughnuts. I got to see the famous Krispy Kreme glaze Curtain and of course The doughnuts were yummy. Definitely makes you feel like a kid again! I will see you soon Krispy Kreme SA (on my cheat days of course!😏). My fav was the Oreo Cookies and Kreme. 🍩Check out their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/krispykremesouthafrica/
- If you’re trying to be healthy and you’re looking for something on the lighter side! Try Kauai’s Mexi Bowl. It’s got free range chicken, jalapeños, raw corn, sriracha, quinoa, tortilla chips, tomato salsa and avo. It’s yum and very filling. You could get the same thing in a wrap. Get the coco Mango to go with it and you’re sorted.
- And then, in Northmead – Benoni. On Sixth is the name of the restaurant. The food is quite good. They have light and heavy meals to choose from. So this would be a good place to eat at during the day and in the evenings. And they also have a cute setup.
That’s all for now. Remember I am human so feel free to follow me Twitter and Instagram. Also check out my Facebook Page. You can find all the links in my contact page. Blessed weekend to all. I’ll be back soon. 🤗
Yes, I know I am about 17 days late, but what can you do – a girl gets busy you know.
Anyway Happy New Year to all of you. 2015 was really a sh*tty year – (excuse the language). I am so excited about 2016 – I have an incredible amount of things I’d like to achieve this year. But my main goal – Is my HAPPINESS. I don’t think anything else really matters if I’m happy right. So I hope you all have a great year, I’m excited to have this blog as a way to to reach out to people, not only in South Africa – all over the world. I promise to make it as amazing as I can.
See you all really soon! xxx – Binita