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Get Lucky with Lucky Brand

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Here’s how to get your own killer jeans…

Some of you may remember this post (click here) on my last pair of LB jeans. Needless to say, I basically live in them. Lucky Brand let me grab another pair so I tried on a few different styles and colours this time. Which ones are you feeling – The Charlie, The Brooke, The Charlie Super Skinny or The Lolita?

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I chose the sweet grey Charlie skinny’s which will probably become a staple this winter.

Now dear readers, what’s cool is that not only are Lucky Brand offering you a 20% sale on accessories starting today, but they’ve also now got a range of jeans starting at R499. Hello shopping spree! They’re also starting live in-store music AKA “Lucky Sessions” so you can get down while checking out yo’ hot booty in dem jeans. (Their change rooms have some seriously flattering mirrors as a bonus.)

To celebrate, Lucky Brand and myself are giving away three pairs of jeans valued at R499! To enter, head to Facebook or the Twitter machine, follow @girlwithabum and @LuckyBrandSA and tell us which jeans you preferred and how you’d style them. You can tweet us or comment on the Facebook post as many times as ya like and you can also share the comp for extra entries. Click here for my Facebook and here for the Lucky Brand page. Winners announced 2 April.

Pst – these rad Lucky Brand offers are limited so head to their flagship store at the Pav and shop ‘em before they’re gone. They also have a range of shoes and accessories that you’ll dig.

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DO. EAT. COVET. WEAR. LISTEN. CHECK. FOLLOW

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Your all new weekly round up!

DO

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Make a mini mission up to Treat Cafe in Botha’s Hill. Yummy menu, country vibes and plenty of stalls and what-not to check out while you’re that side.

EAT

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Anything from fucking Thug Kitchen.

COVET

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Get yourself a decent hand-cream. You’ll have pretty hands and something new to get all OCD about. I got my hemp hand protector from The Body Shop.

WEAR

Invest in a pair of black, high-waisted tailored pants and be prepared for your life to change. Dress them up with a crop and heels or chill it out with a kimono and sandals. Winning! (Can you tell I write about fashion all day for a living?)

LISTEN

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HoundstoothLBL are a “dark RNB” duo BOUT TO BLO’ YO’ MIND! Start off with “Dry”.

soundcloud.com/houndstoothlbl

CHECK

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Love you some typography? Check out Chic Type and find your new desktop wallpaper. 

FOLLOW

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Want a daily LOL? Follow Cher on Twitter. Yes, as in the singer

Oh Audrey!

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A little look book of my new short, ombre locks. 

After weeks of deliberating and hours in the salon, I finally present to you, my much shorter and blonder hurr. I’ve had almost every hair colour and hairstyle known to middle earth, but none quite like this! I love doing drastic and crazy things to my coiffure because you know, yolo, and also it grows back.

PS: In true first world problem style, which black crop do you think looks best for my Hepburn-esque look?

Racer Front – Factorie

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Long Sleeve – Factorie

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Strappy Crop – MRP

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PS: Shot to Gloss Lady for the pics.

J x

Wedding Weirdness

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A brief account of how I landed up doing the most bizarre impromptu look post shoot in the mist at Tala Game Reserve…

Last weekend, the Gloss Lady asked me to be her Plus One to a wedding. Normalsville right? That was until La told me that she was going as a “blogger proxy” for a friend who couldn’t be at her little brother’s Big Day. Apparently, it’s a common thing in the UK for people to send writers to weddings to capture the day for them, should they not be able attend.

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So off we went, severely hungover from the night before, to a wedding where we knew no-one. We managed to get completely lost and run up to our seats as the bride was walking down the aisle. Our hopes to fly under the radar were now completely diminished and we spent the rest of the night explaining to people how we landed up in and amongst long lost friends and dear relatives.

Even better is that (as the seating arrangement put it) I was known as La’s “assistant” and we were placed at the table right in front of the wedding party. I now probably happen to feature heavily in most of the photos and film during the speeches as I am sure my bad allergies were mistaken for emotional tears. The camera was on me more than at the wedding where I was an actual bridesmaid.

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The bride also kept giving us confused glares and I can’t blame her. Not only were we strangers at her meticulously planned and intimate do, but we were also the first to jump up to the buffet or to grab healthy helpings of dessert. 

Nothing better to do than take a few outfit pics while we were at it right?

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Jumper/Factorie  Skirt/Topshop  Boots/Topshop  Sling Bag/Better Half

Sunnies/Forever New  Lippie/Mac Lady Danger

Warehouse Wurking

Another afternoon of Gloss Lady and I running around sketchy locations for impromptu look post shoots.

We laugh in the face of danger.

Cami: Lady and the Punk

Skirt: MRP

Shoes: Truworths

Bag: Superbalist

Watch: Swatch

Sunnies: Sportscene

Werk Wednesdays

Winter is coming…

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Cardi: Lady and the Punk

Cami: Topshop

Jeans: River Island

Sneakers: Adidas 

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Tee: Forever 21

Skirt: Mr Price/ Kristin’s Closet Clean-out

Sneakers: Nike

Shellac Nails: Courtney Shaw

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Tee: Vans

Jeggings: Woolies

Slops: RVCA

Double Chin: Food Addiction 

Werk Wednesday

Thought I’d introduce a new weekly section, documenting the looks I have werked this week. A female blogger has no chance without having a strong fashion section game – what can I say I sold out and I like it!

Grey Vest : Cotton On

Tartan Leggings: Factorie

Sneakers: Adidas 

Sunnies: Sportscene

Sling Bag: H&M

Black Dress: Cotton On

Denim Button Up: Mr Price

Watch: Swatch

Sneakers: Adidas

White Button Up: Mr Price

Black Leggings: Cotton On

Geometric Necklace: Sass Diva

Leopard Print Sneakers: Cotton On

Office Editorial Day 7

YAY! WE MADE IT! Things were tough, there are some people I’d like to thank and I managed to have some fun along the way. Feels like an acceptance speech because it was quite a performance putting on makeup ERRday.

Caz

Caz found inspiration from a shop called Spell Under Gypsy, and clashed colours and prints with a coral slogan T, leopard print skirt and bad-ass skull necklace.

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Me

In tribute to my love for jeans and slops, I paired a tartan shirt and some boho jewellery to jazz it up a tad. I have to say this is the outfit I feel most happy in. 

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Office Editorial Day 6

Caz

Caz took her inspiration from Pamela Love and went for an ethereal boho vibe with a maroon maxi dress with lace detailing, black sandals and silver jewellery.

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Me

All black everything! Leather-look muscle T and pants with zip detailing. Ruby Woo lippie, gold geometric earrings and black sandals. 

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