A Rainy Day in Powder Blue

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Today, I wore my favourite shade of blue – which also happens to be on trend this winter. Here I sport it in the form of a molten oversized coat, paired with a poodle embossed white knit, muted leather pants and boots. And, to top it off – a silver clutch – to give my usual shopper a well overdue break. 
I’m wearing:
White knit- Mr Price
Coat- Forever New
Leather pants- Vintage
Boots- ZOOM Footwear
Clutch- Truworths
Sunglasses- Dior
After reading about Kanye and Kim’s wedding I was slightly shocked at the amount of money they spent on everything (eyes wide)… But then I guess things are all relative. But, wow- $1.7 million spent on music, $3 million spent on security, a crazy $20,4480 spent on the fireworks display?! Needless to say, I’m all for peace and love though so let me just say she did look like a princess and her wedding clearly was a fairytale extravaganza. Hmm, what do you think?

Lots of love,
CleopatraX

Green Tuesdays with love

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Here’s what I wore to work today! I started off the day having breakfast at The Grand Cafe in Camps Bay for a beauty launch I went to, representing Sarah Hoberman, the beauty editor of Elle Magazine of course. It was for the Autumn Winter launch for LCN Cosmetics, a German make up, nail and skin care label. You can purchase their products at select beauty salons and on their newly launched Facebook shop.
We were treated to a lovely breakfast, of course I went for the egg and bacon option (I always have time for bacon) followed by a presentation on all their new products. We also got to smell, see and touch the products which is a must for beauty editors/ bloggers who have to review products.
Back at work I had a few things to do and this evening my best friend came over and we had a chilled girlie evening which is always a great way to unwind! This meant that wine, phad thai and gossip were on the cards.

I’m wearing:
Acid green knit- Zara
Leather pants- Bershka
Black points- ZOOM Footwear
White t-shirt- Mr Price
Bag- Caprisa
Sunglasses- Dior
Chain necklace- Forever 21 (coming to SA soon yay!)
“Whatever” beanie- Mr Price (in stores soon)

With my very cute Henry Holland cellphone cover (great to look at  but did not prevent my phone screen from completely smashing all over the other day, sigh).  

Have a lovely evening and sweet dreams. 
CleopatraX

Nov / Dec 2013 Insta-Mix & New Years Resolutions

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Good evening!

These are a few Insta pics from the past two months which happens to be my favourite time of the year. Why? Firstly November is my Birthday month, it’s the start of summer and there is always a sense of excitement in the air. December because it’s Christmas time and I LOVE Christmas because it brings family gatherings, food comas, presents, festivity and the celebration of life!  It also slowly welcomes a new year… For me, this year has been crazy. It has brought some of the greatest highs, and simultaneously, lows I have ever experienced in my life. So much has happened this year and although a lot of it’s been great, I am so ready for a new year.


New years bring fresh starts and possibilities… Every year, I try to think up a few  New Years resolutions  (whether these last or not is another story). Resolutions help me reach my goals and better myself as a person!

2014’s Resolutions?

 1. Start reading again. I used to be a book worm and always have a book beside my bed, however, the accessibility of series watching (on laptops in bed), social media and even blogging have slowly lead to a book drought for me. I will put an end to this! I am going to start reading before bed every night. It’s also a great way for me to unwind after a long and busy day.

 2. Start exercising and leading a more healthy lifestyle. I am terrible when it comes to exercising and I am super lucky my genes allow me to have some kind of muscle tone without working out. However, it really makes you a happier (endorphins) and more beautiful person. Mind, body and soul. I want to start gyming in the morning before work.
I also want to start taking vitamins regularly and eating veggies with every meal. I absolutely LOVE veggies but like a lot of people, I get lazy, especially when I am on the go. Bring on the broccoli, mmm…

 3. Sign up to be an organ donor. Interesting facts: One organ donor can provide 7 people with life saving organs. Each day about 57 people world wide receive organ transplants, while 13 die waiting. I’ve read up on it and it’s super easy to sign up. You can read more here 

 4. Lastly- toughen up! I would like to start being less sensitive, care less what people think and appreciate the good stuff more.

Birthday / Christmas goodies


Christmas Eve AKA food coma #1
I love unicorns 
Seared tuna steak at Sevruga, V&A Waterfront, best ever
Love and Light outdoor party wearing crochet (Bakoven Market) and denim (Factory) <3
A very cool Christmas present, a Gelish nail DIY kit by Essence!
The ELLE fashion closet contains many lustful items… Love these reflector sunnies by Marc Jacobs and Gucci.
Friends at Love and Light festival this December.
Vespa summers wearing pattern dress (Miss Selfridge)
My bestie surprised me with this amazing Marc Jacobs rose gold watch for my birthday 🙂
High waisted floral pants from Zara
A Christmas party I went to, so much fun!
Myog frozen yogurt is so amazing… Coconut flavour!
1. Pattern dress (Bangkok market). 2. Gorgeous embellished 50’s jacket from Second Time Round on Long Street, Cape Town.
My  birthday present the Canon 650D, such a lucky girl.
Black & Gold for a 50th.
Chocolate mousse cake, delish.
Tasha’s macaroons and Dior sunnies.
Sea Folly retro one piece, backless and badass.
At the Franschhoek Methode Cap Classique and Champagne festival this December 🙂 “Magic of Bubbles”

CleopatraX
PS. Any new years resolutions?