Sunday, 31 July 2011

Giveaway Heartst♥pper: Chica-Loca!

Man oh man am I jealous of you. Yes YOU who gets the chance to win this sexy little number.


The winner will get to choose their colour (olive, black or sky blue/gray blue) and size. 

This gorgeous dress is from Chica-Loca's Animal Magnetism Range (for obvious reasons).

The best-dressed Cape Town fashionistas know that a winning wardrobe is not complete without at least one trusty item by this talented designer. So, next time you're in Cavendish Square, swing by her pretty store to find out why Chica-Loca! has such a loyal cult following. Benita Allen, the chicest lady you'll meet, describes her label (which means crazy woman in Spanish) as a playful blend of 'panache and mischief'. 
Find Chica-Loca! at shop LG 65, Lower Ground Floor, Cavendish.

Ca-ra-zy beautiful I say! And now for the deets...

1. Head on over to the Chica-Loca! Facebook page & 'Like it'(here)
2. Leave a comment below this post.

*The winner will be picked randomly and announced on Friday. 

Good luck beautiful people!

Friday, 29 July 2011

My ♥ stopped at Whit.

I love every single one of these frames. In fact I want to wear that turquoise dress with the bow every day this Spring. The brown shoes are so chic, I can see why she decided to make them the constant in each pic. Beautiful!


Thursday, 28 July 2011

My ♥ stopped when I saw these.

I can imagine wearing one of these on a long silver chain. I know they look old-fashioned but I really, really like them. Would you ever wear anything like this? Does anyone know where I could find some in Cape Town? 

(Pics from here)

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

My ♥ stopped when I read this.

"A man would do nothing, if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he has done."

Do you ever think that you might be stalling something great by being too afraid to actually do it? I feel that way, a lot. It's so much easier to watch other people take huge risks. In fact I am brilliant at encouraging people to do the things that they were 'meant to do', to 'fulfill their potential'. Kids have the greatest way of reminding you of this, when you see them leap off just about anything with zero fear and ginormous conviction. I remember reading a story to a little boy I used to look after, and explaining to him how we can't 'really' fly. And I remember him looking at me with curiosity and asking 'why?' He totally believed that it was possible until I told him it wasn't. Looking back on it now it makes me so sad, like I should never have said that to him, that maybe, just maybe, we slowly kill people's dreams by telling them how many limitations there are. Life grinds the confidence out of us slowly, incrementally, and without us noticing. The cheesiest example of a payoff line that should become my mantra is 'just do it'. It should apply to every one of us. Just study that thing you've been wanting to, tell that person that you love them, tell that person that you can't stand them, be the person you want to be if you COULD be anyone. No regrets.  

Monday, 25 July 2011

My ♥ stopped when I saw these teardrop earrings.

Have you noticed the shift back to teardrop earrings? They crept in slowly and now seem to be a permanent feature in the mags. The funny thing is I remember these from when I was little, being a child of the 80's. I remember big, gaudy, clip-ons that hung almost low enough to touch women's shoulder pads. And now they're back, but a lot less offensive than they used to be for some reason. I guess they work this time round because we've lost perms and oversized jackets but kept colour-blocking and tights. Funny how things come full circle. 

(pics from Polyvore)

Friday, 22 July 2011

My ♥ stopped when I saw these outfits.

Happy Friday everyone. Be merry, be kind, be safe and have a wonderful weekend xxx

Thursday, 21 July 2011

My ♥ stopped at EmersonMade.

Wow, I never thought I'd find this look appealing! Emersonmade's Caftan range has definitely grown on me. So beautiful and ethereal don't you think? These outfits make me want to be in the sunshine, talking about books and movies and enjoying life. Would you ever wear something like this? Is it too much from a time gone by? I think she looks dreamy. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

My ♥ stopped when I found AlexandraKate.

Have you visited AlexandraKate? You should. If you love bags like I do, you'll be so happy you clicked your way to genuine leather beautifulness. is a delicious online shop designed to spoil and pamper you. For the love of gorgeous bags, brings you product that has been sourced with love and care. The online shop is based in South Africa and will ship anywhere in the country. 

My favourite is the satchel bag (you know how much I LOVE a satchel bag).

Isn't is just the queen of bags right now? Love love love it. This one sells for R950, I've got some saving to do, but for real leather I'm thinking it's worth it. 

Visit AlexandraKate here if you like what you see. xoxo

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Heartst♥p Giveaway Winner!

And the winner of the delicious Munch Cupcake Giveaway is... Candice W!

Please email me miss Candice so we can get your treats to you.

(Photo from Jo Bradford photography, website here)

Friday, 15 July 2011

my ♥ stopped when I saw this outfit.

It's Friday and so I thought I'd put together a little post on some of my favourite items at the moment. The weather is Cape Town has been amazing the last few days, sunny skies, temperatures reaching 26! In Winter! This kind of loveliness in Winter means that the sandals (at the back of my cupboard) got some unexpected show time, and I was reminded of how much I love Summer clothing. Jacket wearing can be a pain! Because once you get inside, you take it off. So the entire day is spent putting it on and taking it off.  Roll on Summer, I'm one pedicure away from being ready for you!

Top - Modekungen
Shorts - Thelure
Bangle - Castor and Pollux
Ring - Kenneth Jay
Sandals - Monsoon

Have a lovely (Summery) Friday everyone xxx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Giveaway Heartst♥pper: Munch!

Munch, munch, munch is all I want to do when I look at these pics! Today's giveaway is from Munch food and cakes, the brainchild of Emma Liebenberg, a graduate of the esteemed Silwood Kitchen. 

What does Munch do?

Munch caters for small functions, such as sit-down dinners, gourmet picnics, cocktail parties, brunches, high teas and any other kind of event you would like hassle-free, mouthwatering food for. We can deliver the dishes to your home or venue, or you can collect them at the Munch headquarters, depending on your preferences and the nature of the function. Menus are tailor-made for each client, based on your specific needs and tastes.

Cupcakes are so in fashion at the moment, perfect for tea with a friend, a pamper party or a wedding! I've been lucky enough to come into contact with a Munch sweet delight and I can tell you heaven does exist on earth. I love what Emma had to say about the Munch philosophy...

One of the wonderful roles of food and cakes is to get people to stop running around, gather together and be happy. Ingredients are very important, specifically seasonal and, wherever possible, local. Finally, a balance of simplicity and playfulness is used in creating Munch’s food and cakes.



1. Visit the delicious Munch website(here).
2. Leave a comment below this post telling me why YOU deserve these treats.

*The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Monday. 

My ♥ stopped when I saw these short dresses for bridesmaids.

Back in the day it was always an unsaid rule that bridesmaids should look hideous on the wedding day, so as to not 'outshine' the bride. But that was back in the day. I think bridesmaids should be gorgeous, they are after all the special people in your life. I have chosen short dresses for my pretty girls and although simple, the dresses are chic and sexy. The irony is this: when you make your girls look terrible (fuchsia ruffles come to mind) you draw attention to them rather than detract. Your entire wedding party should look amazing, because when bridesmaids feel amazing, they'll be more inclined to want to help with your 'bride-zilla' demands. I'm talking about me, can you tell?

(Pic source)