outfit | march madness giveaway

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Happy 20th birthday to me! Besides having to change my age on all of my social media, today marks a new chapter in my life (the end of my teen years and the beginning of my twenties/real adulthood) and I am both excited/nervous as all hell for it. But bring it on ?

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fashion | boldly loving yourself

fashion | boldly loving yourself

Hello friends! Like Bryson Tiller, I’m back and I’m (hopefully) better. Since we last chatted: school is back, JHB is out, CPT is in, stress is also back in, and there was a weave that didn’t get to see this blog at all (oops). I also took my plan about 2016 as written here more seriously – I have a budget that can make the Excel Gods cry, I’ve said “no” a lot, I’ve only missed one lecture (it was Friday at 3pm, give me a break), I’ve written a bit more for some upcoming posts and I’m working with more creatives! Most notably, the amazing Samsung Social Media Star, Sibu Mpanza, who’s been taking lovely pictures of me recently!

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outfit | grown woman


Photos by Retha Masobe

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I’m starting to feel like introductions are in order because it’s been a good two months *hides* since I’ve last graced the DearSolo blog with my presence. But in my defence, if you’ve been following me on social media, you’d know that the past few months have not been particularly easy.

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outfit | kimono me krazy

This post was originally posted on A Fashion Friend, and to be honest, their photo edits were cooler.


photos by Josh Lubinsky

I think it’s no surprise that the summer of 2014 was kimono crazy – they’re sleek, easy to wear, take any outfit from an average person 6 to a hipster 8.5 and they make you feel completely covered even if you’re only wearing shorts and a crop top. They also serve the purpose of making house wear formal enough for leaving the house – one of the owners of Ruff Tung even told me she swears by them because she can wear them around the house yet still meet with clients, and, I mean, who am I to disagree? Comfort is cool, and so are kimonos.

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fashion | welcome to 32 clothing


As promised in my Beach Bum outfit post, I said that I’d talk about 32 Clothing (the place from which I got my amazing Monki monochrome playsuit) in another post, and this is that other post! I’m finally getting around to this and it’s way overdue because I got to visit the store at the beginning of December and pick up a few Christmas gifts for an amazing price.

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