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

End of a Chapter, Beginning of a New…

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Good morning sunbeams,

What a raining day in Cape Town! I have officially finished my internship at Elle Magazine and yesterday we had a farewell tea in the office which included lots (and I mean LOTS) of cake consumption. Namely, a decadent chocolate gateau, cake pops and an amazing cheesecake topped with strawberries. I’m going to miss the team of #ELLEbelles so much! But, I am also excited to start a new chapter in my life. 

Next month I fly off to Berlin for a week with my man, and then I’m off to Greece for just under a month. I am so excited because I also get to see my baby sis (who I haven’t seen in 5 months!!) and then two of my best friends join us in the lovely island of Mykonos.

 This is an outfit I wore to work the other day. I may have borrowed this Tiger of Sweden coat from the #ELLE fashion closet 😉
I’m wearing:
White shirt-  Cotton On
Navy and denim twofer- Tally Weijl
Leather fit and flare skirt- Fashion Express
Stockings- Woolworths
Boots- ZOOM Footwear
Faux Fur Coat- Tiger of Sweden
Necklace- Aldo
Ring- Tessa Designs
Hand bag- Michael Kors
Cake and Tea at the #ELLEheadquarters

Photos by my gorgeous friend and ELLE’s 2014 Style Reporter, Niquita Bento.
Love and cheesecake,
CleopatraX

Office Style

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About two weeks ago I was snapped at work for my first appearance in the famous ELLE office style post for elle.com! It was very exciting because I’ve always eagerly scrolled through the office styles posts without ever really imagining being in one. Here was my look to work that day:

I went for a feminine ‘spring’ look with floral shorties, a wide sleeved silk top and black pointed courts. I added a bright pink lip colour by Elizabeth Arden called  “Electric pink”.
PS. I am so sad to hear about the outcome of flight MH370… I can’t imagine how the families of those who were on the flight feel, especially after receiving the devastating news via text message. My heart goes out to them, RIP…

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

A Summers Evening Outfit

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Hi, ciao, molo, obrigado!

This is what I wore the other night to a dinner. I purchased the jumpsuit at a market in Bangkok last year. It’s nude and tailored with a sort of crochet overlay on the bodice. Very chic! I paired it with nude heels and a nude clutch. Even though I hate matching I thought it looked summery and elegant like this.
I’m wearing:
Jumpsuit- Bangkok Market
Heels- ZOOM Footwear
Clutch- Stradivarius
Tonight I am having friends over for supper. My boyfriend is making his famous spaghetti bolognese and I just made the most divine brownies for dessert. I will post the recipe later 🙂

Have a great evening!
CleopatraX

ZOOM Footwear Challenge Day #4: Sundowner Chic

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This was my outfit for the fourth day of the ZOOM Footwear Challenge! That day I decided to go to the annual Kamers design fare, “a creative feast of handmade products” which was held at the gorgeous Webersburg estate in Stellenbosch. I wore Converse All Stars as it was very grassy there and a casual event. That evening, however, I put on my chic ZOOM ankle strap nude heels with the same outfit and voila- they functioned as the perfect day to night outfit transition tactic! Hehe. What do you think about this outfit? 
I’m wearing:
White lace body suit- Forever 21
Denim shorts- Jay Jays
Brown shopper- Carpisa
Heels- ZOOM Footwear
Sunglasses- A gift
Rings- Topshop and Pink Pussy (Bangkok)

With my bestie and sister.
One of my best (and most talented) friends Natasha Collins exhibited her amazing jewellery line at Kamers. Definitely check out her website, click here. I  am OBSESSED with my new ‘stacking’ Natasha G ring… Guess which one I got?
The bunny rabbit of course! Hehe. Next on my list is the butterfly, little duck and heart.
Natasha G herself.
Kamers at the Webersburg estate in Stellenbosch. So beautiful!
This is how my look transitioned from a day market to evening cocktails with my ZOOM Footwear heels:
Let me know your thoughts!
CleopatraX

Win a pair of Gorgeous ZOOM Shoes with ZOOM Footwear and The Cleopatra Blog!

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So as most of you know I have been participating in the 5 day ZOOM Footwear challenge. The other day I went to ZOOM and chose two pairs of gorgeous summer shoes and this past Wednesday the shoes I chose were revealed! ZOOM Footwear & Accessories challenged me to wear these 2 pairs of ZOOM shoes with my daily outfits, for 5 days starting on the past Wednesday the 6th of November to this Sunday.
I have been keeping you updated by posting photos of my outfits daily and would love you to participate by commenting on your favourite look! By doing so, you stand a chance of winning your very own pair of ZOOM shoes! These are my gorgeous ZOOM shoes:

Follow these quick & easy steps to win:

· 1. ‘Like’ the ZOOM FOOTWEAR & ACCESSORIES Facebook page, click here.  
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  2. Share the competition poster:
· 3. Register on the ZOOM Footwear website, click here
· 4. Comment on the look you like the most over the 5 days
I will select a winner based on the best comment posted on my daily looks. The winners will be announced on Wednesday the 13th of November.
My final two looks will be put on my blog by tomorrow morning…. Stay tuned and don’t forget to comment!

CleopatraX

ZOOM Footwear Challenge Day #3: Nude for Summer

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It’s been a busy couple of past days! This is what I wore on Friday. I’ve been waiting to wear these heels with a little summer dress but because of the unpredictable Cape Town weather it’s been a little tricky. Haha. I decided to wear this pale pinky nude wrap playsuit (which actually just looks like a dress). I purchased it at a Thai market when I was living in Bangkok at the beginning of the year. It looks great with a tan, heels and gold skinny necklace and I thought this blue and white Zara clutch bag worked too. These heels have been very comfy by the way which is always a major plus for us girls. 

I also need to tell you about the evening as I went to Fork restaurant on Long Street which was amazing! Their menu basically consists of tapas and when I say tapas I mean mouth watering and heaven made. There is definitely a reason why they are one of the top ten restaurants in Cape Town. I recommend the pork belly, fillet and sticky toffee pudding (all in tapas form of course). Also make sure you reserve in advance!
 
I’m wearing:
Nude playsuit- Bangkok market
Heels- ZOOM Footwear
Clutch bag- Zara
Necklace- Vintage
Starfish earrings- Call it Spring
Have a great day and don’t forget to enter in the ZOOM Footwear competition and stand the chance to win a gorgeous pair of heels for summer! Click here for details on how to enter!
CleopatraX