Fridays We Wear Faux

We all know how chilly the winter nights get here in cape town, the days and the mornings too so faux up ladies, this season is all about that fluffy furry coat and pleather skirt or pant. One cannot have enough sets of opaque stockings so get down to your nearest store and stock up!

Another trend I’m enjoying is the check-shirt, check-skirt, check-pant or jacket trend. No longer meant only for those hunky lumberjacks we daydream of, it’s meant to be worn with that gorgeous silhouette of yours.

My favourite thing about winter is that all different shapes of women get to enjoy the trends on display. I had a baby a few months back so I’m still getting back to the size I was before I grew and birthed a tiny human. Coats, boots, thermal clothing, you name it. I’ll be posting about what my winter staples are and where to get them.

Check these awesome pleather skirts from Mr Price

Till next time, and remember, you’re So Haute Right Now!

RIP Maya Angelou

Author Maya Angelou born April 4, 1928 died May 28, 2014 and intellectuals everywhere are mourning the passing of a great African-American author and poet. Aside from being a formidable and inspirational woman, she published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry as well as being credited with a list of plays, movies and TV shows spanning more than 50 years. Many who have been alive have never really lived and if anything, we should take that from the life and legacy she left behind.

Below I’ve put my favourite poem by Maya Angelou and I hope you all enjoy it

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Baby Lips

Don’t be basic; get Maybelline’s No More Basic lip balm.

Sunday I went on a bit of a makeup mall haul and as my hubby was browsing the protein shake section I decided to check out the makeups with my little 5 month old. Winter has officially arrived, which means it’s time to lip up ladies! I remember watching Superficial Girls review Baby Lips on her vlog and I decided to try it. Maybelline and Rimmel are my all-time favourite brands and I was pleasantly surprized to see that the Baby Lips were but a mere R23! I kid you not TWENTY-THREE RAND! It was hard not to purchase them all but now that I’ve tried it I’ll be heading back to dis-chem to collect the rest. I ended up buying Pink Punch and OH MY did it punch my lips back to health (even my hubby said my lips look and feel great). I felt a drastic improvement in the 8hours I was asleep. I woke up with soft, supple lips and I’ve been flaunting my Baby Lips all day erryday!

2 days later I am amazed at the results. As an avid lip biter, my lips tend to have little tears in them due to me chewing the hell out of these puckers but Baby Lips really nursed them back to health super-fast and I haven’t even had the urge to bite my lips. Who knows, I might have just found my lip-biting cure… either way, they are looking So Haute Right Now!