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How I got the Best Breasts without having to wear a bra

October 10, 2016

With Summer fast approaching, you best believe this fabmom is once again on the prowl for the best looks of the season to make sure us mommies keep up with the trends while at the same time feeling comfortable and confident in our skin and the clothes we wear.

My current interest is leaning toward the off-the-shoulder trend that’s been coming and going for as long as I can remember, and that’s decided to stick around for this season. However, my first thought when looking at the mostly perky breasted women rocking this look, was: how are my child-battered tieties ever going to survive a day without a bra!

Unthinkable. Until the ladies from lingerie letters contacted me to review their Best Breast product.

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with this seemingly  simple, but rather amazing breast lifting tape. I am especially excited for us moms who steer clear from anything that requires us not to wear a bra, because of…well…gravity.

I discovered to my delight that the tape stays on for up to 8 hours and although maybe not practical for everyday mommy duty, is perfect for a night out on the town or the beach.

It is 100% waterproof so can also be applied under your bikini. If you are expecting the usual stick-ons, you’re in for a surprise. Best Breast  provide a transparent, waterproof, hypoallergenic adhesive solution.

Please note: Skin should be clean from any oils, creams, sweat etc and should be applied on dry skin. Do not use on sensitive skin, scars, and incase of pregnancy. It is recommended to apply for no longer than 8 hours and should be removed before sleeping. 

You can get your Best Breast from Lingerieletters right now at only R139.95 for three sets.

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Needless to say, after I tried my Best Breast, I felt confident to flaunt my off-the-shoulder dress and show off my instantly perky girls.

Here are a few snaps

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Let me know how the Best Breast is working for you.

Bring on Summer!

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My Spring Photoshoot

September 3, 2016

Welcome to Spring all you yummy mummies!

My first real photoshoot! Not the selfie-and-instagram-filter type, but one with a real photographer, beautiful location and poses that would make any supermodel die with envy.

That was me last Sunday. Although it didn’t start out so well. The thought of leaving the house at eight on a Sunday morning, with all three our kids in tow while also running around in heels, filled me with dread the moment Lesley and I came up with the crazy idea. But it was high time for a few quality snaps to finally put a face to my brand. More importantly, I knew you,  my readers, needed to know who it is you are connecting with, and that was enough motivation for me to go through with it all.

Surprisingly the kids were very helpful throughout, and enjoyed helping both model (Mom) and photographer (dad) get the job done. I have learned in my more than six years as a mother that the secret to avoid fussy kids while out and about, is to keep any activity short and sweet, so that’s exactly what we did – we got a few shots we were happy with, quickly wrapped it up and then spent the rest of the morning relaxing at one of our favourite restaurants (review to follow), which happens to also have a kids play park. All this in under three hours. It’s safe to say we make a really mean team, in more ways than one 🙂

Take a look!

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Jumpsuit: Foschini

Hat: Foschini

Shades: Foschini

Specs: Just Cavalli from Mullers Tygervalley

Eats and Drinks: Dutch Haven Bistro Tygervalley

Location: Bella Rosa

Photoshoot: www.photofuzion.co.za

I’m already looking forward to the next shoot, which will most likely include the kids!

Love,

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5 fashion essentials (Not just every mom) should buy cheap

August 19, 2016

As a mom I am always on the run. And I don’t mean on the treadmill or even after my kids for that matter.

I’m always on the run to work, coffee with a friend, the shops, Spur with the kids,  after a story for my blog, on my husband’s nerves (yes, I sometimes work on his nerves too) and then of cause we cannot ignore the inevitable school functions.

It’s a fact that no matter where I go or what I do, I like to look good doing it. However, chances are phenomenal I’m going to spill something while I’m at it and it is most likely going to be on myself. I am for this reason striking against contrary belief that all staple fashion items needs to be quality and therefore expensive. In fact I’m now convinced they should be as cheap as you can get them so you don’t feel so guilty when spilling coffee or pasta all over them. can I get an Amen!

Here’s 5 fashion essentials I believe every mom should buy on the cheap

T-shirts

I’m a t-shirt gal. I dress them up and down to suit any occasion and the plain white tee is my all time fave. According to Glamour you should Stock up and not feel guilty if you have to toss it eventually due to spills, stains, or discoloration.

Trendy sunglasses

I’ve come across the coolest, trendiest and bad-ass sunnies sold at many a robot around town for R50.  R20 depending on your negotiating skills.

Not only do I quickly get tired of one style, but i also always lose them.

Glamour says to spend more on that classic black pair you’ll wear forever, but go low when doing funky shapes or bold colors.

Ballet flats

I will never forget the day my daughter’s crazy aunt bought her not one, but two pairs of accessorize ballet flats for R500 each! They both literally only lasted a month. My heart just broke. Not for my daughter, but the beautiful flats.

Adult or child, these beauties take quite a beating and they are so delicate, damage is unavoidable. But they are just so darn cute! So why not buy the cheapies in diffrent styles and color. You’ll be better able to achieve the carefree attitude we so associate with French-girl style.

Thongs
Glamour agrees with me in saying yes to spending more for a beautifully fitted bra, and no thanks to overpriced thongs. There are just way too many cute and cheaper options available.

Sweatpants

I love that the athleisure era is upon us. It means we don’t need any excuse for wearing our yoga pants and sweats almost everyday, every where. Guilty!! Lucky for me there’s little difference between a R100 pair and a R500 one.

 

(Feature image stolen from Day Styles )

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Weekend Style Crush: The “Ballerina skirt” AKA The Tulle Skirt

July 8, 2016

Who cares that the tulle skirt has been a popular fashion item for a couple of years now. Some styles are simply here to stay and the tulle skirt has proven to be one of them. If you haven’t already gotten your hands on one of these beauties, then I’m here to remind you exactly why owning one or more can save you from any fashion-malfunction you are most likely to encounter this Winter. Tulle is fun and, by wearing it to any occasion other than a ballet recital or your wedding, tells people around you allot about your spontaneity. What’s more is it promises to bring every one of your drab pieces of clothing currently in your closet back to life.

Wearing your tulle skirt in Summer is pretty easy, but there’s also plenty ways to pull it off  in Winter and NOT look like you’re competing for the lead role in Swan lake.

Cape Town is well-loved for its gorgeous Winter sun, on which days a light and breezy skirt such as the tulle is perfect. Hell it even brightens up the dreary rainy days. It is also a handy accessory for whenever you may need a pick-me-upper or want to show others your fun, flirty and carefree side.

Whether you have tried any of these styles or whether you have been too afraid to take the risk, you have to admit they are pretty darn adorable; and just in case you have forgotten, I am happy to remind you of the best ways to wear your tulle skirt these cold Winter months.

With these beauties being so popular right now, you can easily find them at stores countrywide. Elemental Emporium has them in Black, White, Grey, Mint and Cerise Pink for R560.

Wear this edgy look for a date night with your man 

(Bomber jacket, T-shirt and pumps = simple elegance)

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Be playful on a day out with your girlfriends by pairing it with stripes

 

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Wedding attire in Winter can be tricky. Pair your tulle skirt with a lace top for the occasion

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Brighten up the office by wearing your tulle skirt to work and pairing it with fun knits

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Run your errands in style by dressing your tulle skirt down with sneakers and denim

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Images from polyvore.com, huffingtonpost.com and Pinterest

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Weekend Style Crush: Nude Trench Coat

June 11, 2016

This weekend happens to be exceptionally cold in the Cape – possibly the coldest it’s been since the temperature started to drop in April. Apparently, I hear, it is snowing somewhere on the mountains and all I can think of is snuggling up in bed with a Sylvia Day novel and hot chocolate. Unfortunately this is not immediately possible for me, because well, I’m a mom. So to keep me warm during my rush from one kiddie activity to the next, the mall, work and dates with my man, is my new found love the trench.

A few weeks ago someone told me my nude trench I was wearing that day, makes me look extra hot. Which I thought was great because this is exactly the objective I was going for when I bought it. However, this was not the “hot” he was referring to. It apparently made him think of a femme fetale showing up at his hotel room with nothing on but a nude trench coat. This got me laughing out loud, but then it also made me think about the sexy connotation the trench coat possess. It automatically by definition brings a fierceness to any outfit.

The origin of the trench coat dates back to the first world war and was primarily worn by the highest ranked military officials. Since then it’s become a fashion staple and will most likely remain a classic piece in many a closet for all time.

The online fashion outlet Superbalist has them in all shapes and sizes, colours and prices. However, this is but one of many stores around the country currently stocking these gems. You can basically get them everywhere. Whatever your budget, it is definitely worth the investment, simply because it goes with absolutely everything and can be worn for every occasion. I have included below my favourite looks and I know they will inspire you too!

Nude trench with Nude heels (and chunky scarf)

Trench Coat with Printed scarf

With my ultimate favourite ripped boyfriend jeans

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 Sneakers

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Mini dress and boots

Trench and short dress and boots

Or shorts

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With ballet flats (Or pumps as we call it in the Cape) 

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Or pair your trench with designer flip flops!

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And to drive the point home that your trench really can be worn with just about ANYTHING, look at this…

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Proof that the trench coat secretly has super beautifying powers. Have fun playing around with all the different styles and post your pics to our facebook page to keep the rest of us fabmoms inspired.

Yours in fashion!