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Weekend Mirror Style

Fully back in the swing of things. New week, hopefully new moves. Losing my holiday glow already from being back at work. Yawn! I’m just glad it seems to be getting a little bit warmer. The last time I did a WMS post it was basically Game of Thrones up in Jozi. I don’t watch the show (don’t @ me!), but it always looks snowy and cold af.

Anywho… LEWKS!

Friday: Back at work, but it was Friday so not much work was done… Lesbi-honest. What did work though was the outfit I threw on. Started with the camo pants and eventually worked my way into this lewk with a pink Topman sweater over a white button up and tan Chelsea boots. The denim worked better than any other coat with these colours. 🙂

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Saturday: 3 hours boozy brunch with my best, Sunni, under the winter sun was the best start to the day. I was pretty hammered from the bubbly and sunshine by the end of it. Best! Then I hit the burbs for a friends farewell. After my post about Clueless 30th last week I was inspired to do a white cropped sweater over a pink striped button up both from Cotton On. Cher Horowitz did a ton of these on the film. Lower half was my trusted ripped jeans and grey camo D+D loafers.

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Sunday: Mellow day spent with friends for a cute 6 year old boy birthday. Getting dressed was a scramble. Black is always the easiest option for me when I have no idea what I wanna wear. Was feeling particularly femme so I did a black Puma crop with a black ankle length cotton skirt and grey wool jacket. Silver NBs with red laces added a bit of something something to all the dark colours.

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Great weekend. Stayed off the streets on account of energy. But we shall rebuild! Have a goodie cuties!

xo

ALN.

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Lebanon VayCay Style

Seeing as I didn’t really watch or listen to anything new – Oh god wait! Darkie Fiction dropped their EP last week! I LIVE! You have to hear it. It’s so epic and goes down real good. Dripping with all the local flavour. Search ‘Sobabini: A Mzansi Revolution‘ on all streaming sites.

As you can tell there is no #FOMOFridays today. I’ve been away. Which leads me to this post! Mama had to serve some lewks while holidaying in Lebanon. It was hot and humid AF, but I managed to look cute each day. You guys would laugh at my little notebook in which I itemised each outfit day by day. Trust me it makes packing so much easier!

Thursday: Arrival day was great! Settled into the apartment and got some shut eye as we got there crazy early. The day was long and consisted a lot of sitting in traffic. It was all worth it when we got to the most amazing Mediterranean restaurant with the best food EVER. I wore my pink on pink delight shirt and shorts from Asos. On the feet I slipped into these embossed tan Duke+Dexter loafers. Nice overcast day which ended with a walk around the old city of Byblos with it’s gorgeous churches, cobblestone roads and harbour.

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Friday: Boat day! So initially it was planned that we’d spend the whole day on this great party boat and frolic in the still Med sea to our hearts content… until the sea decided not to be still. Plan B was chilling on the stony beach in Batroun. Honestly a better alternative. The day was the best! Boozy, tiny cozzies and loads of food. Wore as little as possible. The vintage silk kimono from Vintage Goddess is all you should care about here. Hehe.

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Saturday: Go Aya, it’s your birthday! I knew this day was going to be lush and delish all the way up in the mountains of Bkessine village. It was certainly no village by any South African standards. I had my girl Buhle of Fashimo Styles make me this two piece African print number. Initially had it untucked, but a tuck always wins. How gorge is this print from Nigeria??

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Sunday: Funday. Woke up late. Chilled and fooled around at the apartment making videos to Darkie Fiction songs and eventually hit the city of Beirut. Loads of walking around and taking snaps of the coolest area called Mar Mikhael. Finally got to wear this Hawaiian-esque shirt from Zara with white shorts, white leather Converse and topped off with a vintage Fila corduroy cap. Easy breezy, beautiful.

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Monday: Final day in the city was another chill one. My outfit certainly wasn’t! Lol. I had a choice between orange high-wasted pants made for me by Buhle or white linen pants; all white was going to be overkill so I went with the orange. Winner! They looked so good with a loose white linen button up and camo print Duke+Dexter loafers. Great day of art museums, margaritas and the constant hunt for WiFi.

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I had THE best time dressing up every day like it was my bday (one day was of course). Lebanon was so gorgeous with so much history and variety. The men are so HOT and everyone is so friendly and warm. Imma give you the full lowdown in a future ALNgoes post.

Have a great weekend!

xo

ALN.

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Weekend Mirror Style

Ok so I had some drinks on Saturday. There I said it! Hahaha. I should’ve known there was no way I was gonna do an art fair without clutching onto a nice little summin’ summin’. It was freezing so I clutched onto some Shiraz. So… so long Dry July. The weekend was fantastic nonetheless. No hangovers to nurse at least. Kept shit classy.

Friday: This was another disastrous morning of trying to get dressed. I wore so many layers also! Looked at myself in the mirror and called myself a genetically mutated onion. So many colours! Anyway… it made sense in my head. Now that I look at the pic I’m like ‘Ummm’. Layered half was a tan poloneck, denim jacket and a pink bomber from Adidas Originals. The more summery part (lol!) were the camo skinny chinos with pale pink Fila platform sneaks. I was dressed. That’s all.

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Saturday: RMB Turbine Art Fair was a jam. I had my wine. Sipped it slow and enjoyed the art and lovely humans I ran into. There was a lot going on there I very much doubt I finished the whole thing. I looked cute perusing around in all black. The popping parts of this lewk were there dusty pink trench coat I got at a thrift pop up last winter and these sexy ass faux leather heeled platform boots from Zara. My thighs are still sore from this day. I don’t know how some of y’all rock heels on the daily!

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Sunday: Errands, pick ups and more errands. That was most of my day. I put on a beret and everything. For what? Lol. Best part of the day was getting ice cream with my baby brother and niece albeit in Fourways. Jk, love it there 🙂 Catching up with my brother meant I had to watch the World Cup Final and learn about the players. Joy. Whatayagonnado? Lovely day in a white textured Chinese collar button up, faux leather jacket, ripped jeans and glossy piano black lace-up shoes. The beret from ivantage yakho was the real winner here.

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Sunday

Another seriously cold week in Jozi. July is out for terror. I got an icebox where my room used be! Stay warm. Look cute. Chew your food.

xo

ALN.

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Weekend Mirror Style

Glory be to self care. I’ve had such a great weekend. I’ve decided to put the streets and drinking on pause, mostly to preserve my energy which I’ve been a little reckless with tbh. I’ll probably resume in the Spring. Small get togethers and cute dinners are very welcome 😉

Friday: What a disaster! I think it took me 30 minutes to get dressed. I had no clue what to wear. I’m also lowkey holding back from dressing 100% me at work. I haven’t quite dissected that yet – but I mostly don’t want to waste lewks there. Haha. When I finally got it together I threw on some dark navy Levi’s, brown suede boots, a navy and this forest green extra length bomber/parka jacket. The beanie was for colour. I felt so blah. Whatever it was functional. Stayed in, made hamburgers and drank alcohol free pale ale with the houseband.

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Saturday: Hangover free I hit the gym and spent HOURS at Cresta Shopping Mall with my fave Sunni. She’s the only friend I could do a shopping date with. We think the same and map out our needs based on where things are. And we’re both impulse shoppers so we lie to each other about needing shit. Fun! Minced around the mall in deep red ankle length pants, black Adidas trefoil tee, biker leather jacket and black Reebok Classic leather sneaks. Wearing my old school colours with zero triggers – win! Lol

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Sunday: The rain called for maximum coverage. Only my face and hands were exposed because that sh*t was cold! Mellow day hanging out with one of my oldest friends in Joburg Mpho and her little boy (who is the cutest thing EVER!) Lukhanyo. The brief for our meeting spot was somewhere with a fire place and Piza e Vino Melville was a winner. Nice and toasty with all the comfort pasta. Wore this black coat from Zara with a grey poloneck and black pants. Roughed it up a little with dark brown leather utility boots. It looked too cute without them, something had to be done.

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Sunday

Week 1 down of Sober July. Feeling deelish and ready for this week. Go forth and conquer lovelies.

xo

ALN.

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Weekend Mirror Style

Welcome to part two of 2018!! It’s July – my birthday month and the heart of Cancer season. The best kind of people to exist of course. I’ve already gotten a R75 voucher from Edgars, just cos. How nice? Cheap… but nice. The past weekend was pretty amaze. I’m completely exhausted of course because I managed to make all the events I had promised to make. I’m on a social break until further notice. Kisses!

Friday: I knew from ages ago that this last weekend of June would be manic. It all pretty much started right here. After work I rushed to Studio Moma to get my nails did. They were looking like hooves all week. The winter is so unforgiving on my nails beds. My girl Mimi hooked it up as usual, I went with a light grey nail colour this time around. Grey became the inspo for my weekend lewks. I had work on Friday so I was in full drag. White Levi’s branded tee, black jeans, tan Chelsea boots and topped off with a houndstooth print cap. I threw the camp in just before I left the house, it all looked too plain without some print. After nails I had a dinner with my babes, hit up Vogue Nights at J&B Hive (switched to black heeled boots and my wig Yolanda for some extra fish) and went to show the Kool Out family some love on their 10th Birthday party. Manic, but so much fun.

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Saturday: I had ALL the day plans for this day. A visit to the IV clinic for a young boost. Brunch date and a razzle at Keyes and Basha Uhuru. I woke up, got dressed and got sucked into the couch. New episodes of GLOW came out so I binned everything. Part self care and part I really don’t want to – which is allowed y’all. I couldn’t bin the night time because my boo Leon was performing at  Feel Good Series and Mx Blouse at The Tennis Club. They both killed. I love my beautiful and talented queer artists guys. Can we just please support. The grey nails influenced the outfit with me matching them with grey check pants, black polo-neck, black heeled boot and I carried around my chunky mustard sweater all night. It really was just for colour tbh. Matched that with mustard polka dot socks. The heels killed me by the end of the night. How do y’all do it. Yhu!

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Sunday: Late wake up. Solo lunch at The Richmond in Auckland park. I love it there because it’s never full like the popular spots and it gets the best winter sun. Popped into a friends farewell and wrapped Sunday off at Breezeblock for Sunday Best Selects. Nice ending to a very busy weekend. Kept it easy with more grey to match the nails – striped pants covered with an extra length white tee, black leather platforms from Steve Madden, black biker leather jacket and topped off with a straw basher hat.

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Sunday

There is apparently a hell of a cold front coming for us, so keep it locked and loaded gang. Which reminds me, we’re out of gas! Eek!

Have a lovely week!

xo

ALN.

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Weekend Mirror Style

The first half of 2018 is almost done. So much has happened. So much is happening and so much is yet to come. It’s been a continuously hopeful year paired with more doing than saying – Loves! I don’t know what I usually write in this intro part of these posts, but that’s what I needed to say I guess. Let’s peep some lewks. 😛

Friday: Friday was a dream. Work was cute, I felt cute, people were being cute. Also I’m gonna kill my friend Buhle for getting me onto saying ‘cute’ for everything. Urgh! I lowkey love it obviously. Had my babes over for dinner. We ate, drank a ton of wine and had all the DMCs. So much alignment, healing and positive reinforcement. If y’all don’t do this with each other start immediately – ayimandi! I stumbled upon my Mevrou & Co tee and wore that with black pants, silver New Balance and the star of the lewk was this grey woolly jacket moment I got from VintageGoddessClothing.

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Saturday: So you know how I said Friday was a dream… The wine got the better of me and the devil within thought a young Kitcheners razzle was a smart idea. *buzzer sound* Nope. It was super fun and all but wine was then mixed with gin (mostly cos I hate carrying wine glasses when I’m out) and that was that. My whole day went to the PITS! I voided everything I was meant to do and never left the house. I used to beat myself up about these kind of days but now I’m like “I had a really great time with really great peeps” so, Oh well. No lewks to be seen here.

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Sunday: The grey coat made a return yesterday and it’s defs one of my fave lewks I’ve put together. A mellow grey poloneck vibe at the top and a colourful pastel party at the bottom. Dark mint green pants and pink suede New Balance 247 luxe brought the fun. A yummy winter look to take to Nirox Roots Music Concert and check out some dzaddy’s with their little ones doing the most. Somehow I managed to sip on some wine again. The sun required it. Allow.

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Sunday

Writing these posts are so fun for me. Stay hopeful. Keep doing. If you feel it’s right it doesn’t have to make all the sense at the moment. Trust that it will.

Have a dope week!

xo

ALN.

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I am EXHAUSTED!! The last 4 days have been very eventful. M.I.A on Friday was FIRE! Home-girl put on a show for her chil’ren. Saturday was well… trippy. Sunday saw the ‘3 Babes’ do an excursion into the North and Monday was spent in Diepsloot helping a school with their computer lab and library. I legit slept for like 12 hours last night. That being said, I’m looking forward to the week.

Friday: Most of this day was spent doing as little as possible at work, dying in meetings while anticipating M.I.A. I remembered that I once had an off-white jersey so I dug it out and wore it. The supporting acts had to have some colour so I went with a red check button up and dark blue skinny jeans. I tried black jeans, it just didn’t work. The mustard socks were for more colour against the brown suede ankle boots. Cute winter look.

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Saturday: One thing we can be grateful for about Jozi winters is the afternoon sun. Nice and warm (for the most part). Took advantage by wearing my tartan skirt, that most people think is a kilt. It’s very much a skirt. I need to get one those strong diaper pins to fasten the flap because I was flashing all sorts of people whenever some wind would show up. Wore the skirt with a navy polo-neck and white old-school design New Balance. 3 items, simple but effective in creating a full lewk. Fave!

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Sunday: Going to the North of Johannesburg is an excursion and a half. The Farmers market is always nice for sunshine and some yummy food but coming from downtown it’s a mish! But we sucked it up and paid millions for an Uber to Fourways. What I’m finding is that deciding on a “main” item then working with it is what works best when I get dressed on weekends. I decided on a grey and black striped kimono for Sunday and added in the oversized white tee, ripped pale blue jeans and white Asics Gel-Lytes around it. The colourful cap I added in just for control (and effect).

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Sunday

One of my favourite weekends so far. A mix of people, energies and locations. So necessary.

Chase that dream, meet those personal deadlines and make that stranger smile. #newweek

xo

ALN.

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