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Outfit of the day

In the past couple of weeks and in the weeks to come I’ll be doing some traveling up and down from Johannesburg.

I often find packing for a small trip harder than packing for a longer one and all of these are a day or 2 away from home. I also hate checking my bags in as I have terrible luck and am convinced my bags will get lost or something – It’s also just a massive waste of time, and I rather check in on line walk through security and walk out the airport on the other side.

So apart from fitting as much in to a carry on as possible, I also think it’s useful knowing exactly what to pack. Of course the fine folk at Mr Porter are a few steps ahead of me and have made this incredibly rad series about “how to pack”. Some incredibly valuable packing advice both on what to pack and how to pack it, also some great general fashion advice thrown in the mix.

I found them super valuable, hope you do to!

Okay. Stay Fancy.

4R2A5727s-garconjon4R2A5732s-garconjon As the world experiences a slight overlap in seasons I thought this was the perfect Sartorial Sunday look to share

We’re either just going into spring or just leaving summer so a simple short sleeve and navy pants is such a classic look. The small details of this one make it work for me.

The turn up detail on the sleeve is a goodie as is the textured detail on the pants. Paired with some classic tan brogues it’s a winner. Would have liked to have seen a braided bely closer matched to the shoes, but this works anyway.

Here’s how I would do it from what I can find online:

Shirt from River Island

Linen pants from Ted Baker

Skinny Plait Leather Belt from ASOS

Rolando Sturlini Toe-Cap Shoes from ASOS

Okay. Stay Fancy.

 

 

full-lengthI do love it when a fancy friday outfit all comes together as well as this one. The navy blazer and grey pants is a very classic and corporate look, but I thought I would give it a contemporary twist in my own special way.

There’s a lot of pattern mixing going on here, but it’s all very slight, the kind of slightness that draws a fine line between pattern and texture, and there is a little bit of that happening all over the place.

medium-shotFirstly, the pants carry a slight plaid check with a very fine blue running though, it’s slight, but you pick it up when paired with the navy blazer (If you don’t yet have a navy blazer PLEASE let that be the next thing you purchase – its the best staple you can own) You will then also notice the slight check in the shirt, it’s also navy, but predominately white so that everything doesn’t become a navy extravaganza up top.

The emerald tie also carries a fine chevron texture, and to make it work I picked a pocket square that carried a hint of that same emerald colour, but that was predominantly white and created a replica of the shirt and tie without being an exact duplicate, the final POP was the red lapel button working perfectly with the pocket square and contrasting the tie nicely, I even managed to sneak in a final detail in the navy bracelet with slight red detail. Here take a closer look.

medium-close-uppocket-squaretie-close-upwatch-and-bracelet-close-upFinal detail, and in complete contrast to everything else, was these brown tasselled loafers (currently my new favourite go with anything shoes), brown and grey and brown and navy go incredibly well together I just made sure to stick to the same colour belt to pull it back together, you’ll even notice a touch of brown in the pocket square.

shoes

Here’s where I picked everything up from:

Clubmaster spectacles by RayBan

Navy wool blazer from Topman

Slim fit check shirt by TM Lewin (Available locally at Edgars)

Emerald green tie by Friday Tie Day

Red lapel flower by Chanman

Silver tie clip by Suited Man

Floral pocket square by Heywood

Brown leather belt by Ted baker (available locally at Stuttafords)

Silver faced watch by Alessi

Grey plaid pants by Markham

Brown tasselled loafers by Dune London (Available locally at Edgars)

Okay. Stay fancy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, I’ve been apprehensive about sharing this series of interviews I did recently with news 24, mostly because everything I say, you guys would already know from reading the blog, but also, because, well, I’m no public speaker. Sure I can match the hell out of my ties and pocket squares, but public speaking will never be my thing.

If however you wanna know a little more about how what my boyfriend wore started and why I do the things I do, or you just feel like a chuckle, then take a look below.

Okay. Stay fancy.

It’s been a while since I shared one of these “the way I dress” videos from Mr Porter

They’re very rarely about the particular persons style, but always much more about there view on fashion. It interests me how people are inspired by different things and how everyone has a different standpoint on what fashion or style means

 

“If you have a sense of style, your clothes should clash a bit” I’ve never thought about it like that, but its incredibly accurate.

 

I’ve been asked to take part in the #MissionSamsung blogger challenge over the next couple of weeks (hence the new badge on the right of the blog), we’ll be getting a who bunch of challenges using the new Samsung NX300.

This week is all about the shot of the day, starting with this guy under the theme of “A moment of bliss”

Day 1 – A moment of bliss

coffee This is mine, it happens every morning and my day is not complete without it! That first flat white and moment of calm before my day starts, is absolute bliss.

Day 2 – Speed Shot

jumping Yesterdays challenge was the “speed shot” and seeing as I’m all about fast fashion, I decided to do a little frozen fall, after all, whats faster than gravity? Not much I don’t think. Lot’s of jumping around the office studio with my trusty assistant Justin and using the rad little flash on the NX300.

Day 3 – Extreme Close Up

boot-close-upToday was about getting up close and personal. Something to show off the zoom lens of this little NX300. A little bit of mood lighting, a low aperture and my favourite Ted Baker Brogue boots just popped with detail.

Day 4 – Wide Angle

landscape Todays mission was showing off the wide angle of the lens, it’s an 18-55 lens so, it’s pretty impressive to see what you can get. I decided to go with the afternoon view outside my office, Cape Town’s sunset was playing along nicely, and the harbour is an incredible place to observe.

I’ll be uploading this post with a new shot each day, so sneak back when you can.

Okay. Stay fancy.

 

3-sneakersFirst things first, the friendly folks at Puma Select spoilt me for my birthday with these incredible Alexander McQueen for Puma trainers. I’m really trying to get my sneaker game on and just absolutely fell in love with these guys the moment I saw them.

close-upback-viewBUT, because I’m a giver, I wanted to try and get a little something for you guys too, so I’ve convinced them to give anyone who comes in for this range of kicks 25% off. Yep, it’s that easy, just mention that I sent you and they’ll know what to do.

top-viewtoe-detailI’m definitely trying to raise my sneaker game and find new ways of dressing them up, it’s always that fine line of remaining casually dapper. I think a blazer and skinny chinos is always a good start, try stay away from jeans as it immediately tips the balance to casual. You don’t need a tie to keep it dapper, but I find that some details help keep it dapper. This is how I decided to dress them up.

Full-lengthpocket-squarewatch-and-braceletsneakers-backsneakers-2So the 25% off the sneakers is only available for my birthday week, so get into the store on Bree street before saturday the 24th of May.

Okay. Stay fancy.

 

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