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Sunday, 24 February 2019

SLAY WITH CONFIDENCE...

- What will people think? 
- Will I look as sexy in that outfit like she does?
- I wish  could look like that... 

… are some of the questions we might ask ourselves on a day to day basis if we are not confident enough to love and accept who we are. But think about it... How can anyone see how great you are if you cant see it yourself ???


Confidence is the key to slaying a perfect outfit; confidence is key to getting that job; confidence is key to achieving those goals.

Anywho… My main focus will be on how to slay "that" outfit with confidence. First, we've got to know our body type. Whether you shape like a carrot, potato, hour glass, banana or pear. There is a style that will be absolutely perfect for your body. Don't get me wrong everyone can participate in the latest trends, just make sure to execute the slay in a way that is tasteful for your look. 
Not because that crop top and jeans looks good on her that doesn't mean it will be the perfect fit for your body type. Maybe a crop top with high waisted trousers instead (just saying).


Next, discover "your" style. For me I know my likes and dislikes when it comes to fashion. I choose not to wear what everyone else is, but I kind of stick to my style. I might incorporate something trendy, but, I never loose sight of my style. I would definitely recommend for people who love to shop like myself, to invest in staple pieces. Things that can be worn more than once i.e.. white t-shirt, a proper pair of jeans, black jeans, white shirt, stripe blazer, a floral blazer, something leopard print and never forget a denim shirt (my fave), just to name a few.
So take a few minutes and establish what excites you in your wardrobe. In my opinion, that's the first step.


Although I should say sometimes we get too comfortable in our style. which may be a bit plain and standard. Soo... it might be time to change it up a bit and allow that "bad bitch" to come through. haha. Some of us tends to bash a style before we even try it. But nowadays with all those easy returns that online shops have available, you could easily buy a outfit, if its not your thing then simple return it. easy! Just try it before you bash it.

And lastly, which I think is a major point. Highlight your features. What do you love about your body. Do you have wide hips? .. Some nice high waisted jeans would definitely show dem curves girl.
You have a beautiful smile?.. Umm, wear bold lipsticks. Nice legs, but you maybe don't like  a short skirt, well a maxi skirt with a long split and some heels will be perfect. Or maybe you have wide sexy shoulders. Girl buy all the off-the-shoulder tops you can find lol. You get my point. There are so many ways to do it.


But first you need to accept who you are. Cause trust mi.. you cant wear a fancy red heels and walking like you are in trainers. you need to walk like you are on that run way, and that takes confidence.


You can spot a confident person a mile away. Becoming one- that's a whole different thing! But as I always tell my daughter, "practise becomes perfect."

So take the lead in your life, hold your heads high (we don't want double chins, do we lol), and slay the hell out that outfit. people are gonna look whether you dress simple or stylish, so might as well give them something that's worth their while. 
Remember, dress to please yourself. Don't think about what "they will think". Accept who you are, know your body type, establish you style, highlight those features and SLAY WITH CONFIDENCE!


As some of you may have noticed there is now a new feature to my blog.. Affiliated links. On a weekly basis I will add some of my favourite pieces to my blog post, and you will be able to shop through my blog. Soo.. please have a look, and of course shop if you see anything that you would love to try. I will only get a small percentage of your purchase.. Thanks in advance, and thanks for the love and support. I have been missing in action for the past couple weeks, but  was not well. I felt so disappointed in myself as I was unable to make a post. But I'm baccckkk.!!

Again, thanks for stopping by, good night and good morning.
Sending loads of love your way.. mwaaah 

xx Patrice






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Monday, 4 February 2019

HOW TO STYLE A OVERSIZED KNIT JUMPER/SWEATER

"A chunky/oversized knit is the clothing equivalent of comfort food."
The name "oversized/chunky" knit jumper can sometimes be a bit misleading. An oversized knit does looks big and can be 2-3 times bigger than your actual fit, but it wont make you look chunky or bigger if you style it the right way.  In my opinion, the right way is to style it something skinny fitted, short or just on its own as a dress, depending on the length.



A good oversized knit is one of my favourite to wear this time of year. We can wear layers without having to wear a coat and still feel cozy and super warm. As you can see in my photos, I was able to get away with showing a little leg, as I was wearing another light weight jumper just to layer it, and of course a short tights.
I got this oversized jumper from Zara last year in the December sale, it was too good to pass up.  It is such a soft knit, it contains some wool. Obviously, with the turtle neck to give that extra warmth. It has low drop shoulders and long sleeve, ribbed at the cuffs and hem. The thing with me I love a good sale, but I hardly shop when there is a sale because, when I do see something that I really like I get disappointed when they don't have my size. On the other hand  Zara knitwear collection is outstanding, in my opinion the quality is everything.




I promise you that you will be seeing much more of these boots, but I cant help it, I love them lol. If I was ever trying to show you how versatile these boots are, consider that my mission now haha.
One of the things I love about oversized knits is that the make you look adorably cute and fragile, in a good way though., that makes people want to just give you a cuddle lol. I say that to exaggerate how comfy a decent quality knit can be.

Here are some tips to bare in mind when styling oversized knit jumpers:
  • Choose fun shoes- whether you choose to wear your knit jumper as a dress or just a top. Gorgeous, outstanding boots are the way to go(ankle boots or knee high). Don't be afraid to try out with fabrics too. Boots in suede, velvet or leather can certainly spice up a oversized jumper.
  • Add a pop of colour- Jazz up that grey, white or black sweater with a bright colour accessory or lipstick. This will add fun and style to your perfect choice of knit jumper.
  • Add a statement jewellery- It's time to break out those fun statement earring and necklaces to show your personality. You could add a simple necklace on your turtle necks, or add some colourful arm candies( bracelets).



Whatever your style is, an oversized knit jumper/sweater can fit in.  There's nothng wrong with feeling cozy, comfy and looking super cute in winter.

Hope you enjoyed reading, and I especially do hope that my tips will be helpful whenever you plan to wear your favourite oversized jumper. Lets have fun with the winter fashion. kool!

Thanks for stopping by, good night and good morning.
Sending loads of love your way...

xx Patrice





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