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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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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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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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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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New week. New month. New goals? I just realised I haven’t had a post Burn and Bushfire detox. Only did an emotional one if that’s even a thing. Mini goals are goals too. Next week I’m gonna detox the hell out of myself. I have the MIA concert coming up on Friday and her doccie film on Saturday and I doubt I’m gonna be able to stay away from the brown juice. Know thyself they say.

Friday: Thanks to requiring a new tracking system for Onika (my car) I spent half the day working from home. A policy they have at work but I have a feeling is frowned upon. It certainly minimised my office time. This lewk was inspired by my mustard Air Max. I haven’t worn them in yonks and grey and  black always work great with the colour. Gray poloneck, black jacket, polka dot socks for a bit of fun, ripped denims and my new mustard scarf. One of my faves. Thanks Nike!

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Saturday: I guess I transferred the polka dots from the socks into this outfit. Got this shirt dress situation from iVintageYakho in Newtown. I have so much stuff from them at this point. I need to see other people. Lol. Wore a white Sandra Bernhard tee under it a friend got for me in the US on her comedy tour. Some one put their stubby finger in her mouth at Great Dane… Urgh. Finished the lewk with Black ankle length pants, red New Balance and newly dyed hair. Pushing a Jean Grey (circa X-Men 3) colour now.

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Sunday: GD and Bitch Slap were way too lit. Just as well I’m going on a detox because I spent squillions on drinks and shots. Huge mistake. I spent the day on the couch paying for every gulp. Cancelled errthang. For what it’s worth I was in the same Sandy B tee from the night before and scanties all day. Sigh.

Make those little goals and snatch em by their edges. It’s officially winter and all the more reason to layer up and look cute doing it.

Have a great week!

xo

ALN.

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I love me a new week. Leave behind the last and make the most of what’s ahead. I had a manic week last week but the weekend allowed for fun and alone time. Onward to my recap with my daily lewks. 😉

Friday: Fridays can be a jam at work. We hosted a technology day for our colleagues to get to learn what the nerds under CTIO do. I’m not saying I’m one of those nerds… but I helped with a colour coded presentation for my department. *shrug* I had fun with this lewk; A “masc” element with a vintage navy New York Yankees sweater, white button up from Asos, cute baggy looking grey pinstriped ankle length pants and red New Balance 373s. My first pair of NB’s before the obsession started. I randomly wore mustard and white polka dot socks because that morning I looked at the sneakers and wishing they had some yellow on them. Make it work.

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Saturday: Friday went from after work drinks, to a great birthday dinner in Norwood, to a sweat inducing, house-party feeling good vibes only jol at La Santa to eventually a necessary underground after-after party at Toy Toy. I couldn’t Saturday until I had to meet friends at the Joburg Bubbly Festival in all black with a biker jacket, ripped at the knee jeans, Reebok classics and finished off with a multi-patterned monochromey scarf. Didn’t expect to have as much fun as I did at the fest, also discovered some new wines.

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Sunday: Stayed in watching Netflix documentaries (they are always an easier watch then starting a whole new series) for most of the day until I got cabin fever and decided to grab a late lunch. BGR and Starbucks were my targets; bit of beef, splash of lemonade, little coffee. Sorted. Threw on black ankle length pants, black jaguar printed button up, denim jacket and my spacey reflective elite edition New Balance 580s. The glasses where for an extra bit of accessorising. Just nje, nothing serious. Got some air and went straight back to bed. Happiness.

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Praise be for my next two weeks that will only be 4 days long thanks to Bushfire Festival out in Swaziland. Next week will be a Bushfire Special of weekend style. No mirror of course. Go forth and do the most this week. I can’t believe May is almost done. Wow.

xo

ALN.

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