Wednesday, 29 July 2015


Photo Credit : Miskaa Price / Iridescence Photography

So I was tagged By Rushda from  Rubes Closet (Obvz you gotta give her a follow) in the 21 questions tag! I think this is such an awesome way for your readers to get to know the person behind the digital platform !

If you haven't read my previous post similar to this (shame on you!) you can do so Here & Here

Let's dive right into those Questions! 

1. What is your current fashion obsession?

Longer Length shirts, The classic brogue shoe.

2. What are you wearing today?

Levi Jeans, AF1s, Turtle neck and Jacket to keep me warm! 

3. Hair?

It's Crazy cause I just air dried it!  

4. Do you nap a lot?

Yes! especially after a long day at work, I find it so refreshing! 

5. Why is today special?  

Well, it's a few days before my 8th Month Wedding Anni. So that's always special for me!

6. What would you like to learn to do?

I would love to learn another Language! 

7. What’s for dinner today?  

Cottage pie, yellow rice & Veg!

8. What are you listening to right now? 

My cat running around with her toy! 
9. What is your favourite weather?

10. What’s the last thing you bought?

Pj's from MrP cause it was on SALE!

11. What are your essentials when travelling?

Hmm, I just can't have a bad hair day when traveling. So my hair tools, flip flops and a camera! 

12. What’s your style?

Edgy, my own twist on things.
13. What is your most challenging goal right now?

Has to be trying to complete my thesis.

14. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?  


15. Favourite vacation spot? 

Wild Spirit Backpackers. 

16. Name the things you cannot live without?  

Hair essentials, BB cream, eye liner, red lipstick, toothpaste. 

17. How was your childhood? 


18. What would you like to have in your hands right now?

My degree in Educational Psych!. 

19. What are you most excited for? Right now?

I'm excited to spend the rest of my life with my amazing Husband, I am excited for the holidays that we'll go on and explore hidden gems. 

20. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

A really awesome Music Festival. 

21. Which countries have you visited?

Middle East.

Monday, 27 July 2015


The month of Ramadaan has just passed us and I feel like I've used it to my fullest. Well, I always feel that here and there I could probably improve. After a three week holiday from work, I feel absolutely refreshed and rejuvenated to start the ride and grind process again. 

I think that every profession should go on a three week holiday. It does wonders for the soul! Even though I am back at work I still feel the need to spend hours on sites like GroupOn  for local inexpensive holidays! My feet are always itchy for travelling, I am telling you the road trip had something to do with that. 

Well, back to what I wanted to talk about, I am the newest Style Contributor for Style Africa Fashion Network and I am so stoked because once a week I get to post a fashion mood board on anything that's trending at the moment. And for those of you who Follow Me on Instagram would see that a few months ago I started compiling work wear mood boards for those of you who needed a little bit of style inspiration for work. 

I started this because I recently got a ton of emails of folks asking me some tips on how to dress for work, and of course I thought it to be a great opportunity for me to kind of fill the niche in the market. I think that the only thing that I'm so bad at is to keep this on a regular. And sure, I don't want to be one of those people who promise you things and I don't deliver. (Laughs) Nur always comments by saying that I am often too hard on myself when it comes to producing work. I tend to check and re check every detail before I press the PUBLISH button! 

Do let me know what you think, your comments make my day!

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Monday, 6 July 2015


By Iptishaam Davids

I actually don't recall when IT happened. One day I was asking the learners to open the windows in my class because it was sweltering hot. I practically had to teach with a fan and had to put it on its coolest in my class. The next moment I found myself wearing a tights underneath my pants and invested in a heater for my classroom.Yes, the IT just happened. Winter has arrived. 

Here are 5 easy tips to survive the 'coolest' season around

You would find that in winter everyone commutes to work with their car due to convenience and mostly because of the weather. This makes the roads almost unbearable especially if you're traveling to the CBD. Leaving earlier, relieves the stress of traffic and keeps your time-keeper at work happy. 

I know that when you come from a long day at work you cannot wait to snuggle up with your electric blanket and Pj's... but you need to think long term. When winter leaves us you will be thinking about getting your body in shape. So why don't start now? My advice would be is to pack your gym bag the night before and place it in the boot of your car, at the end of your shift, remove your work attire and put on your gym clothing. This gives you more motivation to actually go to the gym. 

It's rainy and cold outside so take this time to spend time with the Le Familia indoors! Organize game night at your place. The games that you could enjoy are games like scrabble, 30 seconds and twister. Alternatively, you could have a cook-off whereby each person brings their ingredients to your home and cooks it at your place. This way you learn a new recipe and you enjoy the company of your loved ones!

Due to the increase of colder weather you will find that your hair will so start to become dry and brittle. Opt for a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and apply a treatment mask to hair every second week to prevent damage.In addition, try as often as possible to wear some form of head covering to prevent any further damage. Similarly for your skin, according to research, your skin dries out faster in winter due to the evaporation of the air and your skin doesn't produce as much oils as oppose to the other seasons. Therefore, try and look for a moisturizer that suits your skin type and apply this moisturizer in the morning and evening. In addition to this routine, also try and exfoliate every second week. 

People often use this season as a time of complaints and a reason to be negative. The fact is that you cannot change the weather to suit you. So to be frank, just deal with it. Alter your daily routines so that you can enjoy the season and become a happier person in your work place and your family. 

I hope these tips were helpful!

What are some of your tips on surviving the chill?

I'd love to hear,