Plisse Wine

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I saw a pale pink (midi-ish skirt and short-sleeve top) plisse combo. The two-piece cost less than 200 but I couldn't make myself go there. Yes, I probably could find a size but it seemed a little frivolous since I mostly just wanted to make an outfit post of the look and not much more. The combo reminded my of my dad's mum -- always stylish and breezy. It also played into my pleats thirst.

Months later, on the sale rack, I found these plisse bottoms in the most delicious colour for autumn and winter. But even then I still wasn't sure if they're practical.

Sneakers as Daily Uniform

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For her matric dance, my sister and I ran around looking for new sneakers for the after party vibe. We had such a hard time finding the exact pair -- they were sold out in her size, even in places like Superbalist. Weeks after the dance, I saw a cute black Puma pair in store and decided it would be my usual, daily pair for this year. I'm yet to actually buy it. You know how I am with money. I'm glad to have waited because Superbalist have just dropped new sneakers. It's classics and delicious colourways galore.

What Numbers Mean

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Some time in March, I tweeted that I wanted to be nominated for the Mail and Guardian young 200 thing. Yes, in 2017, bandla. And if you've even ever glanced at my twitter, you've likely seen me joking about wanting to be an influenza. Mostly, it's jokes. But perceived reach means much more than my thoughtful culture, fat acceptance, plus size fashion pieces.

Where I Want to Do my Online Plus Size Shopping

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Without fail, when the markets report comes in on the news, I check where the Rand is trading. In recent years, I've gotten more obsessed with the exchange rate because whenever the Rand reaches lower R13s to the dollar, I convince myself that I could indulge in some online plus size shopping. And by "online," I've mostly meant Asos dot com. With the pound having been relatively low, I darde to go to the British Asos website and put two items on my "saved" list -- convinced that once I finished paying for my sofa that I have on lay-buy, I could get something nice that's in my size and makes me feel cute. But now the Rand is (Chanel #1 voice) super weak -- it's gross! And the pound is climbing so my online plus size shopping dreams are on hold once more.

Awkward Sunflower

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 I don't wear this dress enuf. I always think that each time I take it out to wear. Then the reason comes: One button fell out in the bust -- it's safe in a buttons holder and another inevitably follows -- but I'm yet to put them all back on. I thrifted it early last year when my ngoja had many summer dresses come in. 

Olay Complete Beauty Fluid

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I have been looking for Simple moisturisers for a while now. If about- two-years is a while. The thing I liked most about the brand was that it was really loose and simple. Everything else has felt creamy and greasy -- a breeding ground for the sweats. If you have also been looking for a moisturiser for oily skin, I have great news for you. This Olay Complete beauty fluid has beeing that answer for me. It might be for you too.

Lol So I Went To Sa Fashion Week

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Bata South Africa got in touch with ya ghel and they were all: we want you to experience our shoes and fashion week. After doing a thorough (nothing less than two minutes) google, I emailed back and squealed YES.
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