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It is without a doubt that the South African retail industry is also going through its highs and lows. With a trend of stores opening and closing down soon after, the question definitely arises as to WHY this is the case. Stores closing down is due to things such as not doing enough market research or poor supply chain management. On the other hand, we’ve definitely seen some stores flourish and spread right throughout the country. Amongst these stores is namely Edgars , which has been played it very smartly and houses numerous other brands such as Forever New. The most recent store opening is the Edgar’s Ballito, and that’s what US fashionistas are more concerned about! The first thing which comes to mind are the opening specials/deals which may be, YES! I’ve compiled some tips and tricks to shopping at a SALE or store OPENING. 1. Be sure to arrive in…

Living in the beautiful city of Durban, my personal style is not only about being chic but ensuring absolute comfort through out my day activities. First and foremost, let me be very candid and tell you guys that I actually had a previous assumption that HUSH Puppies was actually a brand worn by the “oldies”. To my surprise, when I had a look at their website I was able to put together a good selection of favorites. The variety that hush puppies offers allows me to move from a Soft style shoe when I’m taking a strol along the beach to a well detailed sandal or loafers for my lunch dates with the girls. For soft style, I went with a brown strip slip on. And finally, for my lunch dates and evenings out I chose this comfortable flirty glittery style with a hint of gold. Let me know what your favorite…

Hey guys! I got the wonderful opportunity to feature on Icekream mag and share with their readers my 7 day style diary. I’ve attached a link below for your reading pleasure, I hope you enjoy! 🙂 Each of my looks are inspired by each days planned activities over and above how I feel that day, because feelings are temporary and impressions are ever lasting. http://icekream.co.za/2016/11/15/style-diary-thandolwethu-gagasi-fms-fashion-contributor/

We’ve seen a lot of clothing color preference change with each season change. However, it’s the primary colors which have been staples regardless of season. Some of us may have forgotten our primary school teaching of what primary colors are, so let’s refresh. Any of a group of colours from which all other colours can be obtained by mixing. The primary colors are respectively Red, Blue and yellow. All other colors of the rainbow are a combination of these primary colors. Season in, season out, these colors have remained a large part of everyones wardrobe – young and old. Primary colors are chic and fun to play around with whether worn alone as staple as or within a splash of other colors. So go on and have yourself a colorful summer!

This season for me is something really special. I have made the conscious decision of being bold about everything I do, even in my quite moments.   I put together this look not only with BOLD in mind in its physical appearance but how this look made me feel too. I’m so obsessed with these pants I purchased at Topshop more especially because I can dress them up or down. I once wore them with sneakers and a crop top for a sports luxe look and it worked perfectly well! I decided to try styling myself differently this time around and I must say, this look came together even better than I ever could have imagined it would. I also really enjoy the texture of the pieces I am wearing, mesh being my favorite of all time ( closely competing with suede ).   This is definitely a…

#Affiliate Mission BOLD: Invest in YOU. Guys, who doesn’t I love surprises? I sure do! Look at the fabulous one that just arrived on my doorstep! This gorgeous Labello pack includes the whole range so that I’m properly spoilt with variey, as well as the fierce newcomer to the family – Labello Blackberry Shine. This darker shade of fruity has a message:BRING OUT YOUR BOLD. This struck a chord and got me thinking; what is it really to be BOLD? The most famous of all brand call to actions has got to be “Just Do It” – three little words that have gotten into millions of people’s heads and shaped their lives! I won’t focus on the brand, but rather look into the concept – what is it about “just doing it” that makes us feel so empowered, even invincible? I would definitely say that it’s the raw sense…

One of the fashion trends which have had a well deserved resurrection is undoubtedly the mommy jean.  After dying out of the fashion scene 20 years ago, their comeback has been one of the strongest and most consistent I have ever seen. Mommy jeans are constantly being revamped to the current trends but are yet to lose their essence – comfort – which is why we truly love them. Not only do they sit so well on the natural waistline (which makes me wonder about waist-trained waists), what’s not to love about a good pair of blue wash denims which guarantee a good tummy tuck? When I read up further on this fashion must-have, I realized how controversial their return actually was and the big message to them around ones sexuality and embracing ones current body shape. A rather unsettling comment I just had to share: “Mom jeans are designed…

In fashion, I believe there has been such a huge misconception around looking great and the influence your “pocket” has on this. So, I have compiled a few simple pointers to help us as ladies figure out the answer to the million dollar question of: How to look A-List on a budget? Where to shop : Your Closet You definitely need to make the first stop in your closet! Clean UP and clean OUT. You’re likely to find quite a few hidden jewels you may have overlooked before. In the same breath, you may also find pieces you totally find no longer speak for and express your current personal style.With so many trends popping up, why not make your own trend? You can also get your hands dirty and up cycle key items in your wardrobe into something beautiful. Up cycling is after all the new wave of sustainable fashion.…

Hey ladies – and gents 🙂 So, it’s that time of the year once again where it starts getting a lot warmer, signalling that I can get back to my bikini life. The melanin-rich skin becomes darker; the sea water feels warmer; life gets so much better. I mean, as a young African lady who grew up in various conservative environments, it has taken everything IN me to grow into being fully confident in my flaws (and all). With this in mind, I totally believe that I have reached my personal pinnacle when it comes to being confident in my femininity and the beautiful curvaceousness that it comes with. Firstly, I must acknowledge what a privilege it is to be living in an era that allows for limitless expression, enabled by the generous array of social media platforms. I recently posted one of my unedited takeouts from a photo-shoot where I was wearing swimwear on my Instagram page and had someone have a go at body-shaming me –  apparently having the time of their life…

Well , what I’m about to type out has nothing to do with fashion / what I’m wearing in this post but still has everything to do with ME ! On my previous blog I always had posts up of my thoughts and what not , and I really don’t want to dispose of that part of me and being able to share it on my public platforms. So I’m right back ! Anyway , here’s a bit of ME right now: At no point is the position you are in of no contribution to your growth . At every stage of your life , the position you are in is for you to be of service , to a bigger picture than yourself . And from serving come lessons and furthermore growth. The very growth which you require to fully take advantage of and be “ready ” to handle…