• Fashion

    Bring some sparkle to the festive season with Yours Clothing

    If you’re anything like me, scrolling through instagram can be an exercise in fomo when you see all your favourite international babes wearing incredible outfits you’ll never be able to get your paws on. So I was surprised and delighted to discover that one of my absolute favourite UK brands, Yours Clothing, has a number of international sites and does ship to South Africa. Beyond the ‘mother site’, they have Dutch, Russian, German, French, Spanish and Polish sites. Yours carries a variety of affordable fashion forward brands in sizes 14 to 34, and cater for everything from comfy pyjamas to  fancy formal-wear. In addition to their fabulous in-house brands (Limited Collection, Yours…

  • Opinion

    Steven Universe – a body positive cartoon

    Last week, as I was trying on a pile of winter sale jerseys, I was privy to the chit-chat of two tweenage girls one cubicle over. From the sizes of clothing they discussed, I gathered they were around 11 years old. For a while, they giggled delightedly while they taught each other ‘model poses’ that they were evidently admiring in the mirrors, but their mirth turned sour when one of the girls decided she looked fat in whatever item she had tried on. “I could wear it if I sucked my tummy in the whole time,” the girl told her friend. “Don’t worry,” her friend consoled her, as the first…

  • Fashion

    Work-Ready Staples

    My job allows me to work from home for much of it, which, as you can imagine, has its perks. While I can’t say that I work in my pyjamas every day (although, let’s be real, that has happened on the odd occasion), I take my shlumphy clothes pretty seriously, and am usually pretty mortified if the doorbell goes and anybody actually has to see me dressed like this. What it does mean is that when I have meetings, more often than not I like to have a bit of fun with what I wear. So when Superbalist asked me to put together a list of work-ready staples, I was…

  • LG Smart Inverter
    Review

    The LG Sapience Top Loader with Smart Inverter washing machine – a review

    Hi readers! I am slowly emerging from the wedding planning haze and returning to regular life (whatever that is). I know I haven’t posted anything proper about the wedding yet (although you can get a sneak peek on Instagram here), but that will come, I promise! I’m going to go right ahead and put the cart before the horse, and share with you about one of our best wedding gifts – a brand-spanking-new Sapience Top Loader with Smart Inverter washing machine from LG for me to review! (Thanks LG, your timing for this campaign was pretty great 😉 ) My previous machine had been a trusty LG Fuzzy Logik that…

  • Beauty & Lifestyle,  Fashion

    Mind the Curves – Fabulous finds

    I know I’ve been a terribly bad blogger of late, but I made some time this morning to share some of my favourite finds of late. Healing Earth One always thinks of their teen years as the time that our bodies go through lots of changes, but I’ve been surprised to find out how much things change when you hit the big 3-0. It’s like overnight I needed glasses, a second shot of espresso in my coffee, and to lavish more attention on my skin. I was sent some Healing Earth products to trial and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect – these gentle, luxurious, natural products have been just…