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Sunglass Hutt Launch V&A Waterfront And why you deserve good sunnies

November 17, 2017

Good, durable, and absolutely beautiful sunglasses are a necessity. As parents, we tend to, consciously or unconsciously, shy away from beautiful things. It’s either too valuable to have around kids, or it’s too expensive considering what it cost to keep a child alive these days, or we are simply too forgetful and don’t trust ourselves around beautiful things. I agree these are all valid points, I fall into all three categories, but what if these beautiful things are not simply luxury, but essential? Good sunglasses with UV and polaroid protection is indeed essential, and it doesn’t hurt if they’re gorgeous too. Come rain or shine, when you’re a busy parent, a decent pair of sunnies should be a part of your everyday survival kit.

On Wednesday, 15 November 2017, Sunglass Hutt V&A Waterfront opened their doors to the growing number of style-seekers in Cape Town, and the stunning sunglasses I got to try on, made me see exactly what I have been missing. Sure, it’s tempting to get a pair of inexpensive sunglasses from smaller stores or from the many lovely markets we are host to, but there’s something about holding a Mui Jim, Michael Kors, Prada, Versace or even a Ray ban up to your face and seeing yourself in the mirror. With the right pair of sunnies you can literally take on the world, and if you are going to spoil yourself, you might as well do it with the friendly people over at Sunglass Hutt.

These investment pieces are a must, especially when wearing contacts, as I do – it helps with light-sensitivity, removes that annoying glare and even protects your eyes against sunburn and the risk skin cancer. Your health and that of your eyes are important too.

Find them: Shop 7206, Upper Level, Victoria Wharf, Phone: 021 4188534, Email: sgh2665@sunglasshut.co.za, Website: http://www.sunglasshut.com

After Canapés and drinks, we were treated to an evening of song and dance with the likes of Vicky Sampson, Alt Ego, Craig Lucas, Jimmy Nevis and so much more great, acclaimed South African artists. I managed to capture a glimpse of the fun on my Samsung  S8 🙂 

Enjoy and remember to rock your hot new sunnies this season!

 

Vicky Sampson

 

Love,

 

Fashion, Inspiration

Weekend Style Crush – The Classic Slip Dress and Birkenstock

October 5, 2017

Who doesn’t love a good fashion throwback? And bonus points if said throwback is also the current hot trend…again!

This week I’m crushing on the controversial underwear-as-outerwear slip dress and the uber comfy Birkenstock (remind me again why these ever went out of style in the first place?).

Let’s have a closer look at two of the most sought-after fashion staples of the 90’s.

Wiki reminds us that of the designers most notably associated with the slip dress include John Galliano, whose debut design for Dior was a lace-trimmed slip dress worn by Diana in 1996, which is likely around the time the spaghetti strapped satin wonder became all the rage and was seen at pretty much every dressy event. Who didn’t want to be Princess Diana in the early 1990’s!

Although this novelty soon wore off, it has made a major comeback in recent years. Only now it’s not only something to wear to a fancy dress or matric ball. You can now wear your slip dress with just about anything, to anywhere.

Who knows how long the slip dress is going to stick around this time, so why not make the most of it by styling yours with a few casual items from your wardrobe, whether you’re on your way to work, a meetup with the girls or date night.

 

Black long slip with Birkenstock. Image by repeatoffender.co.au

 

Slip dress with Black blazer. Image by lovika

 

Pink slip dress with white lace long sleeve. Image by so sage blog

 

Black slip and plain White t-shirt. Image from Pinterest

 

Printed t-shirt with suede slip dress. Image by christies closet

 

Floral slip dress with striped long sleeve by Rachelle Yadegar

 

Pink slip dress over short sleeve knit and jeans. Image by mermaidwaves blog

 

Why not pair your slip dress with another 90’s favourite, the Birkenstock.

 

 

Now, if you’re over thirty or in your late twenties, I know you owned a pair of these babies in some form, size and colour back in the lovely 90s, but the Birkenstock actually has a pretty amazing birth story.

The sandal was founded in Germany and after World War II (1939-1945) was popular among returning soldiers because of its orthopedic support.

American, Margot Fraser “discovered” Birkenstock sandals while visiting a spa in Germany. She gained relief from a foot condition and founded a trading company called Birkenstock Footprint Sandals, Inc., in Novato, California, based on her enthusiasm for the sandals.

The rest, as you know, is history and in the early 1990’s “Birks” enjoyed a surge of popularity.

Both slip dress and Birkenstock is locally Available at Spree and Superbalist 

 

Let’s all rock the 90’s this Summer!

Love,

 

Fashion, Inspiration

Why sneakers are this Summer’s staple Items

September 28, 2017

If you know me, and you follow (and have lived through) my occasional fashion outbursts, you’ll know that I am totally a sneaker gal.  I could wear them with absolutely anything I can find in my wardrobe. What can I say, I’m a mom, so I like the convenience and comfort sneakers offer. And they’re cute! As I wrote in another post, these babies are perfect all year round – also in Summer.

Since the trend’s growing popularity and women, in particular, moving away from simply pairing their gorgeous sneaks with just track pants and jeans, there is such a large variety available to choose from.

 

Where are the best sneakers available? 

Since falling in love with Superbalist, I feel it’s my duty to share them with the rest of you.

 

First-off they have the largest collection of sneakers in the Country! From Nike Sneakers to Adidas Originals and everything in-between.
Superbalist delivers for free anywhere in SA, and to make the experience even more effortless they accept payment by SnapScan , Discovery miles, and ebucks too!
But wait…there’s more! If you’re a newcomer to the Superbalist site, then you get an R250 off your first purchase.
For fast and convenient shopping, moms, you can download the Superbalist App directly to your Android or iOS mobile device.

 

The team has asked me to share my favourite sneakers from their catalog, so here are my top 5 favourite Spring / Summer Picks

 


Superstar Foundation

 

Create the perfect Summer look with this Adidas-inspired and super comfortable  Tennis Skirt 

 

 

Classic Wedge

 

 

Pair your platforms with another classic Summer favourite,  the Honesty Maxi Dress 

 

 

Converse 

 

 

You do not need a reason to own a pair of plain white sneakers. You just do. And the Converse has absolutely been the most sought-after in recent years. Be the coolest kid on the block (or mom at school pick-up) with the hottest trouser this  – SummerCulottes

 

 

Nike Air Force 1 Ultraforce

 

 

Pair this classic shoe with anything and you are sure to make a statement. Try it with this longline knit top and comfortable jeans

 

 

New Balance 

 

 

The perfect shoe to dress down my favourite, the  tulle midi skirt 

 

 

“Kickoff” your Summer the right way 😉

Love,

 

Fashion, Inspiration

Weekend Style Crush – The Satin Slip Dress

June 12, 2017

I used to think satin dresses were only meant for the bedroom and ball gowns way back in the 90’s, but just like many other styles, this one has made a pretty big comeback in recent years and, I must admit, is starting to grow on me. Here at fabmom we love looking and feeling good and are always on the lookout for fresh ideas on how to spice up our wardrobe… and date nights.

Sometimes less is more, and wearing the satin slip dress is definitely one of those times. You want the focus to be on this attractive number when stepping into a cocktail bar or glamorous restaurant with your man. If this is your intention (which it should) then I suggest you opt for minimal jewelry and makeup and that you keep your colours neutral and pure.

Below is my wishlist from the Rosegal store, in time for your next date night. Beware the danger of leaving bae feeling hot and bothered and possibly dragging you home before the night is over.

Satin Wrap Dress

 

Draped Belted Duster Coat – Pink

 

Trendy Strappy Sandal in Apricot
Embroidered Lip Chains Handbag – Gold

 

Gold Plated Leaf Necklace

 

Metal Leaf Pearl Drop Earrings – Gold

 

We also recommend you check out the Sapphire blue dress and the long sleeve floor length dress collection from the Rosegal store.

 

Enjoy your night out ladies 😉

 

 

 

 

Fashion, Inspiration, Slider

Weekend Style Crush – Mom Jeans

May 19, 2017

At first it may seem tricky getting it right, but mom jeans are actually perfect for many reasons, two of which are, they compliment almost any body type and they are not tight-fitting, in fact the more loose-fitting, all the better!

They are also pretty fun to play with when it comes to styling and are quite forgiving of us moms having to run around with the littlies all day long.

How do you find the perfect pair for you? Make sure it hugs the tummy at the smallest part of the waist and it will flatter any figure. The legs are easy and should be straight-cut and loose fitting.

Here’s an inspiration board I’ve put together for you, and to avoid me getting swamped with emails (I learned the hard way), I’ve also included the links to outlets around South Africa where you could possibly find a mom jeans of your own!

 

 

 

One thing is clear in all these looks – With the right shoe, you can add your touch of magic to any outfit. The challenge is to show off your unique style.

 

You can find a pair of mom jeans at:

Hellopretty

MRP

MANGO

Topshop

If you know where else we can find mom jeans, please email me or leave a comment 🙂

Love,