Wednesday, 28 September 2011

My ♥ stopped at Chica-Loca Bridal!

One of my favourite boutiques, Chica-Loca, is now doing all things bridal! If being a bride in Cape Town has taught me anything, it's that there is a SERIOUS lack of great bridal boutiques. Most bridesmaids' dresses look like something out of the 80s and unfortunately these days b-maids have WAY more rights than they used to (tis a shame really). But seriously, why not get them something chic, something they CAN actually wear again. Something from Chica-Loca.

 Check out Chica Loca's website here.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

My ♥ stopped at Marion and Lindie.

Calling the ghost of Frida Kahlo...

The shoes, oh the shoes!

Marion & Lindie has always been one of my faves. And it's OBVIOUS why! I recently wandered into the Cavendish store to buy a dress for my friend's wedding and honestly almost had to phone my 'sponsor' to come and drag me out before I maxed out every card I have. Literally, everything is beautiful. What I love the most is that the dresses are simple enough to wear during the day and night. Also, their famous 'wrap the material' dresses are still around, I had a panic attack when someone told me they were phasing them out. Basically these dresses have long pieces of material attached to them that you can wrap over your shoulders, under your bust to make a Grecian ensemble, or even just tie in a knot and drape. Oh the many ways you can wear a Marion and Lindie dress! Every time I buy one of their dresses, I feel like I'm investing in a timeless piece, that I know I'll be wearing in 5 year's time, how many stores can you say that about? No didn't think so. 

(Pics from the Marion and Lindie Spring/Summer 2011 collection)

Monday, 26 September 2011

My ♥ stopped at Frieda's.

I hope you all had fabulous weekends. We went to a birthday at Frieda's on Bree. And I'm so glad we did! Frieda's has been around for a while, so I expected to see the old place I knew, but instead it's filled with new decor and has a completely new energy. It's been taken over by a charming New Zealander, who seems to be doing something right, because the place looks amazing. It's the type of place that is so intriguing that you find yourself noticing details throughout the night. There seems to be a mixture of paraphernalia (or travel paraphernalia) including dolls, vintage kitchen appliances and magical Chinese lanterns. I'm loving Frieda's, I'll definitely be back. 

(Find Frieda's in Bree Street, Cape Town.)

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

My ♥ stopped at Country Road.

I love Country Road. In brand terms, it's so 'sure of who it is'. By this I mean, you know exactly what type of style you're going to get each time you walk in. Even the colour palette is well thought out. How cute is this little number? It looks so comfortable and the simple use of the two colours makes it super chic and almost architectural. I picked these shoes to go with it, a comfy wedge, easy to maneuver on cobblestones or other tough surfaces. There's nothing worse than wobbling along on stilettos, and looking ridiculous, I love the ease of wedges. The outfit is also dying for a chunky bracelet, which I'm sure Woolies would also have covered. Very beaut, very now, I think.

(Pics from Woolies)

Monday, 19 September 2011

My ♥ stopped at Merchants on Long.

I entered the most amazing giveaway this morning, on the lovely Lanalou Style Blog. Aren't these Lemlem Kaftans from Merchants on Long AMAAAZINGGG? We're off to Thailand for our Honeymoon in December and I can imagine myself living in one of these. Too beautiful!

(Pics from Lanalou Style and Merchants on Long)

My ♥ stopped at Mr Newton.

In a perfect world I'd wear this every day. 

Pink blazer, red hat, who would have thought?

Love how 1 side of the shirt hangs out. No accident me thinks.

Good golly gosh. I am in luurve with Mr Newton blog. Gorgeous! Go go go.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

My ♥ stopped when I saw these beauties.

Spring in the Cape is a little chilly I'm finding - but the plus side is that we get to wear scarves, perfect to jazz up a work outfit I think. How gorgeous are these!?

Gray top left - Bruunsbazaar
Floral top right - H&M
Orange bottom left - Joseph
Woven bottom right - Intermix

Monday, 12 September 2011

Heartst♥p Giveaway Winner!

The winner of the GORGEOUS  B+D Sunglasses is...Nikki Tyler!

Congrats Nikki, please email me your contact details asap. 

Ladies you can find B+D sunglasses at Nap on Kloof, I've got a pair and I adore them!

(Pic from here)

Friday, 9 September 2011

My ♥ stopped at Chandler House.

I don't know about you but I lurve a hot water bottle. I am convinced I am cold blooded, and I often get into bed wearing what looks like a rugby outfit, so many layers! I came across these beautiful 'hot water bottles' at Chandler House blog. Only they are sans water and avec grain! Yes grain! Say goodbye to thoughts of 3rd degree burns when you roll over in slumber. 

"So in Homage to Magritte – one of my favourite 20th Century Artists – I came up with a ‘grain sack’ in the form of a hot water bottle. Made from soft and lightly fluffy flannel, it is not only safer, but far more attractive than a conventional hot water bottle. Each sack comes with its own removable and washable cover which will in the future come in various designs"
Warms my heart.

(Pics from Chandler House)

Monday, 5 September 2011

Giveaway Heartst♥pper: B+D Sunglasses!

Today's giveaway is from the super cool B+D (Buch & Deichmann). I am SO envious of the lucky reader who will get to take home this 'Summer must-have' pair of sunnies!

Yowza! Aren't they gorgeous!!? I've been looking for a pair of cat's eye sunglasses for while now and I think these are purrrfect!


1. Visit the B+D website (here)
2. Leave a comment below this post.
3. For an EXTRA entry, tweet about this giveaway and let me know in the comments that you did.

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