Shopping. Photographs. Fairy Lights.

Sometimes I shop by Whatsapp chat.  Three girls, one group chat called ‘Gurlfriends’ and into the shops I go.  It feels like I’m living in the future to snap a photograph and send it off into nothingness and wait for the ‘Um, no’ or the ‘Please get me one too’.

And oh my shopping companions.  Lindsay-Jane does classic, chic, New York minimalist like no bodies business and Miss Cara Birdie does sparkly, pink heels and long, blonde locks like no bodies business.  Some highlights include,  ‘I think you two are on crack’,  ‘This is totally different from that time I bought palazzo pants’ and just a simple thumbs down emoticon.  Today, these shoes got that emoticon from one third of the trio.

Is it weird to travel with your own set of fairy lights? I’m going to work in Cape Town for a couple of weeks.  And it’s almost Christmas and what if my B+B doesn’t have fairy lights strung up for the festive season?  So I’m taking my own.  Yes?  Yes.

Imagine all you had to do to look amazing in a photograph was seem slightly moody?  Kate Moss does it, babies do it, why oh why, when I try, do I just look like an extra from that scene in ‘Twelve Monkeys’ where Brad Pitt is jumping from bed to bed?

I have never bought anything off of the internet.  Not a book, not a skirt, not a print from a cool designer in Brooklyn.  I think it’s time to change that.

I did, however, buy high waisted jeans from Topshop today.  They are burgundy and go all the way up to my belly button.  They are either the pinnacle of my career as a clothes wearer, or worthy of one million thumbs down emoticons.  I’m relying on the other two thirds of my shopping trio for brutal honesty on this one.



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  1. Cara says:

    BIG thumbs up. x

  2. CousinRobyn says:

    Ooo! Can’t wait to see the burgundy pants! Love this xx

  3. Cristina says:

    High-waisted? As in these? (Personally, not being a fashionista or anything, I am not a fan.)

    This said, I think you are a nifty dresser and your accessories are to die for!

Your thoughts/feelings?