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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 ūüôā

Love,

 

 

Fashion, Inspiration

Weekend Crush – The Knit Dress

March 18, 2017

When Jennifer Lopez recently stepped out on a date night with bae, wearing nothing but a teeny tiny knit dress, the internet once again went crazy. I can only assume the uproar had less to do with the dress and more with her confidence showing off her beautifully toned legs and how youthful she remains even for her age at only 47 years young.

Fabmom believes that we are all merely as old as we feel and this is most likely one of the reasons I have always loved Jenny from the block. She has style, is fearless and unashamed and she pours her heart into everything she does, including being a mom to her twins.

You would agree with me that being a mom requires us to be able to handle the type of emotional demand that money and fame cannot buy. So for a moment appreciate all fabulous moms and draw inspiration from that there really is nothing stopping you living your ideal life and being your ideal self, when you are bold enough to step out of your own way.

Of cause this would not be a complete Fabmom post, without a dash of fabspiration helping you along the way.

So be fearless and rock the timeless knit dress this autumn.

 

It’s comfy and you can easily wear it with sneakers

 

With thigh high boots

 

Ankle Boots

 

 

A hat adds the extra appeal to the knitted look

 

And nude heels are always show stoppers

 

 

Get the look at:

H&M ZA

Woolies Online

 

 

Fashion, Lifestyle

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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Fashion, Inspiration, Slider

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 ūüôā

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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Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle

Marvelous Mothers Breakfast

May 7, 2016

I am already looking forward to next year’s Marvelous Moms Breakfast!

I immediately bought my ticket from Computicket when I saw this event advertised in the mall one day while out doing my shopping. I have to admit, I got it purely on impulse and my inherent curiosity, with no idea what to expect other than the already obvious fact that I was going to enjoy breakfast with a few other marvelous moms. This, for me, was enough. As you know by now, I jump at any opportunity that involves me getting to meet other fabulous moms and boy was I happy I jumped at this one.

The event was well planned and beautifully organized. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail in the french country decor.

On my arrival, I was immediately escorted to my table and goodie bag with a host of products from stores all over the mall. I already felt spoiled and was diligently offered a cup of coffee before the Mothers day celebrations began. The energy all around me was tangible and infectious.

The MC and Radio Helderberg presenter, Ricardo, was quite a treat with his wit and charisma and immediately put everyone at ease. Throughout the event, he never tired from interacting with the crowd and making the mommas feel as special as they truly are. This impressed me and spoke volumes of the amount of thought the organisers put into this day.

Besides the great spokesperson, we also had Sorbet, Inglot and Curves at our service for any beauty and wellness questions and free makeovers. Although the advice was appreciated, I rather enjoyed the freebies and vouchers more. I mean, who doesn’t love a freebie!?

But, the highlight of the morning was no doubt, the hour long pep talk we received from renowned fashion stylists and best friends, Marilize De Clercq and Andrea Timmis.

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Marilize, I was happy to learn, is an image consultant and personal shopper for fabiani, she’s featured on Top Billing, Pasella and Expresso and¬†together with Andrea, been appointed as Canal Walk‚Äôs stylist for their Season Fashion Trend Catalogue.

That’s not all – Marilize is also design director for Captive8 ‚Äď a plus size female clothing brand which has made its mark in the South African fashion industry. ¬†You can read more about this phenomenal mom on The Vivid Luxury Blog.¬†¬†

She also provides personal shopping & styling to her clients. Call 082 223 6007 or Email styling@marilizedeclercq.co.za and visit her styling realm at http://www.marilizedeclercq.co.za

After discussing the latest trends and learning about how to embrace and flatter the body parts we are most unhappy with, my mind was full and satisfied. And so was my tummy, after devouring the most delish bacon and eggs wrap from Torrador and then also devouring the carrot cake in record time.

2 hours of pure bliss and our breakfast finally came to an end. It is hard to believe I paid only R150 for such an absolutely amazing time. I guess money really can’t buy happiness and great company.

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I want to thank Cape Gate and Torrador, along with all the other sponsors mentioned above, for the truly Marvelous Mothers Day treat.

Here’s a few styling tips I learned from the ladies:

  • Nudes are the new black
  • It hasn’t been called ‘peach’ since after the 90’s. It’s now nude, tan or rose gold.
  • You MUST invest in a nude shoe and bag
  • Diagonal lines are flattering for the figure
  • The three top looks for this season: Boho (Prints), Sport lux (Sneakers) and 70’s (Colour)
  • If you’re going for any of these looks, keep it minimal and classic.
  • Embrace your big booty. Instead of hiding it, show it off by wearing the right colours.
  • Make sure you wear the right color clothes for you. This can make you look at least 5 years younger.
  • Tussles are in. The older you are the less tussles.
  • Get at least 4 pants, 4 tops and shirts and 4 blazers and jackets. Then make sure they all go together.
  • throw out things you do not wear. When in doubt, throw them out.
  • Double breasted coats and polo necks are not flattering for big busts.
  • You need at least one pair of ripped or distressed jeans in your wardrobe.
  • Make sure to wear the right underwear. Size and style.
  • To look taller, make sure your pants and shoes are the same colour.

Happy Mother’s day Fab moms!