Looking Good And Paying Less

Hey guys!

So as a student and I’m always looking for ways I can save some money or not spend a lot of my money on anything really, whether its food, clothing, makeup, I will find a way to at least save a bit of money when purchasing these things because – if we are being honest with ourselves – living on a student budget can be a bit hard sometimes. As a student you want to do everything and buy everything there is and it’s never enough!

So today I will be sharing with you on how to shop on a budget! I asked my fellow blogger, Lala, over at mirrortalkwithlala to share with us a few items she purchased at downtown JHB, Small Street, and yes you read it right – downtown JHB!

Guys she got some really cute outfits there, I was also surprised but it’s true. Obviously when going there you have to be careful, yes its downtown JHB so you have to be extra careful anyway, but what I mean is you have to be careful in picking out sizes and feeling the material of the clothes before you head out to pay for your items. Sometimes their sizes can be a little shaky and you might be a small but end up having to buy a large but besides all this guys you can get some good clothing at Small Street, not only good but cute too and pay almost half the price you’d usually pay at your big retail stores.

So the first look we have for you guys is this “boss lady” look. She got the coat, bodysuit and those bomb boots at Small Street and styled them with black skinny jeans. She got the coat and shoes for just over R400 each and guys for that quality and look of the items you could’ve paid double at your Zaras, Cotton On or H&M so that was a bargain and you’ll leave the place knowing you got some great clothing and saved some money.

The second look we called “bad bad” and I think you can tell why! For this look she got the jacket at Small Street and she styled it with the same boots from the previous look and a shirt dress (male section from Pick n Pay in the size XL 🙂 , if you were wondering) and some cut out stockings. So she got the jacket for under R200 and again, yes under R200! Yall know for a jacket like that, which is warm and is of good quality, at your big retailers you can easily pay R799 or even a good R1000.

We called our last look “Cute Thang”. For this look she got that amazing off the shoulder, bell sleeved top and she styled it with distressed shorts and open toe heels. I didn’t get the price for this top but from what I’ve mentioned before you can just guess that the price will not be unreasonable. Also that top is too cute so if I have to compare the prices to your big retailers it would probably go for R350 to R400.

If I haven’t convinced you to check out other places besides your typical mall to shop as a student then you must be ‘balling without a budget’. And Small Street isn’t the only place you can get such cute items guys for low prices, there’s also china mall, Mr Price and Pick N Pay clothing and often people look down on these stores and places not knowing they are missing out. One piece of advice I can give you guys though is that go to these stores with a LOT OF PATIENCE and TIME because a quick browse will not get you anything!

 

Thanks for reading and till next time 🙂

Feel free to comment and like! 🙂

 

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THE DUO.

Hey guys!
So I know it’s been a while since I’ve written something for you but I’m back now and today I will be doing a young feature article on my favourite Lesotho Twins who now reside in the UK.

Nyane and Mpho Lebajoa. Born on the 31st of March. Bloggers and personally two of my style icons in my list of style icons. These two look alike in my opinion but some people might disagree with my opinion (I don’t know why…) but their styles are not very similar so I’m going to talk about them separately for a bit:
Nyane:

She was my favourite initially but lately I’ve come to equally love them. So if you know about Nyane you’ll know she stands out for not only her fashion but her striking hair colour changes as well as great makeup. At the moment her hair colour is blue, it goes from that to pink, to grey, to purple, and honestly they all look really good on her so she shouldn’t stop. Now on to her fashion, the way I would describe her style is its very girly girl and then sometimes (and a tiny bit sometimes) it would be Goth like. She almost never wears winter clothing, it’s like she always travels to the nearest summery place because she also travels a lot but that’s just my guess, I’m not saying it’s true. She also has an online store and on her insta page posts pictures where she would be wearing clothes from her store. Here are a few of my fave pictures of her (all taken from her Instagram page, @nyane):


Mpho:

Like I previously mentioned I liked Nyane just a bit more before but lately I’ve come to love Mpho just as much. I think the reason to liking her sister more was because I didn’t open myself up more to actually notice Mpho as much as her sister but once I did, started following her and looking out for her fashion I liked her just a bit more. Her fashion is more street compared to her sisters with the use of less colour and a whole lot of shades. She also travels a lot, sometimes with her sister and sometimes with friends and blogs about her travels. Here are a few of my fave pictures from her (also all taken from her Instagram page @mpholebajoa):


I’m like obsessed with these two guys and I think their fashion is really great so if after this you like them as much feel free to follow them on their Instagram pages, they frequently post so trust that you will never get bored of them!

Thank you and till next time 🙂  feel free to comment, like and follow, it will be much appreciated!

AT THE FARMERS MARKET…

Hey guys! So today I will be sharing my experience at the farmers market, my first time there and it was awesome.


So location first, the farmers market I went to with two of my friends and fellow bloggers, Lala and Samu, is in Fourways right next to Monte Casino and its every Sunday from 10am to 4pm.


I was there to do some school work but I really wished I went there just to chill and relax because guys the vibe there was too good. With only R10 entrance, the market was filled with food stalls all over the place, people selling some beautiful handmade items and clothing and a live band (which apparently is always there every Sunday).


I spoke to two lovely girls at the market, Bassi and Didi, who told me about how they would prefer the farmers market over neighbourgoods in Braam and Arts on Main in Maboneng. Although they have a similar setting they said the market is better because it’s “more outdoorsy and more chilled” and relaxing than the other two. They then went on telling me about their favourite food stall, both being anything with Chinese food and how they won a “shot of tequila from guessing a song played by the live band there”.


A lot of great fashion was seen at the market even though you go there just to chill and relax. So it’s definitely a great place to come and show off some of the great pieces in your wardrobe.


So guys I’m definitely going there again, next time just to chill and enjoy the day. I suggest you guys check it out if you are looking for a place where you can put on your favourite outfit, get some good food and chilled vibes.

Until next time guys! 🙂

MINI LOOKBOOK – fave new pants :)

Hey guys!

So today I will be sharing a few pics on how I styled my fave pants which I bought at Woolies. I’ve been looking for pants likes these and I got so excited when I saw them. My mom even approved and she usually doesn’t vibe with me on my clothing choices.

I will just be showing one look and just tell you about how you can style it in other ways.

 

So here I paired the pants with a basic tee and a jean jacket with my vans. I was just going for a casual look which I can rock at school or just any other place where it’s just chilled vibes. For a more formal look you can pair it with a button down shirt and some brogues or heels and a coat, turn it into an evening look or just for going to an even where you are required to dress up. Since its winter you can trade the shirts for a turtleneck. I always wear these pants with stockings because I just like it like that but you really don’t have to do that, they look good with or without them.

So yeah guys like I said I was excited for these pants and so I just had to do a blog post about them. Do Comment, like and share and tell me what you guys think.

Thank you… 🙂