lifestyle | update your space

lifestyle | update your space

Post in collaboration with Superbalist

Right around this time, just like many other students, I find myself moving into a new space – be it an apartment or a new residence room – and I want to find a way to make this place feel like home.┬áLuckily, I’m moving into an apartment this year so I get a bit more creative freedom, but a lot of the inspiration below can be applicable to those of you in res as well. And for those on more of a student budget, Superbalist is currently having a massive sale and has offers going all the time! Check out their apartment deals here.

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outfit | me, circa 2017

outfit | me, circa 2017

Photos by Lydie Byart

Lately, I find myself straying from outfit and fashion posts because first of all, I spend all my money on makeup so my wardrobe is scanty at best, and secondly, my recent weight gain has me feeling quite uncomfortable in the clothes I already own (if they even still fit me, lol).

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read | dust off your shoulder

read | dust off your shoulder

Photos by Mark Wijsman

I know I usually end off my year with a sort of review and new year prospective blog post, but truth be told, I’ve been putting off this post for weeks. 2016 felt like several years in one – but beyond that, it was a year of extremes for me. The highs went to the heavens and in turn, the lows went the depths of the hell. Am I being dramatic? Maybe. But I doubt it.

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lifestyle | tea time at the cape grace

lifestyle | tea time at the cape grace

Apart from health reasons, my family ties to the UK have always had me leaning towards being a tea-person rather than a coffee-person. And lately, with the growing wave of coffee culture rocking the shores of Cape Town, I won’t lie and say I’ve been feeling a little left out. Decaf coffee just doesn’t taste right and most cafes have a dismal tea collection of five roses English breakfast, rooibos tea and maybe green and chai tea if you’re lucky.

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outfit | MRPxEverydayPeopleStories

outfit | MRPxEverydayPeopleStories

Photos by Cedric Nzaka of Everyday People Stories

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*Drake voice* Took a break from blogging, now it’s back to that!

Hello and welcome back to the revamped DearSolo Blog! I hope you like the new look and new branding (as courtesy of the amazing Lusanda Buthelezi – book her for your creative design needs!), and to kick off my new posts, I thought I’d start by finally showing you more of the shots from my shoot with Cedric Nzaka!

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