Timeless tan. How to style the Camel coat: Part 2 

Today’s Timeless tan piece is a coat I’ve owned for close to 5 years! I bought this cutey at Forever 21 back in 2012 and it still looks as good as new! This is why I absolutely love the tan trend, it never goes out of style. 

The cut of this coat is more of a formal blazer cut. It’s literally the best of both worlds; perfect for winter days when you need the warmth of a coat but still want to look formal. 

Coat No. 2

Look 1

For this look I’ve teamed the coat up with a pair of formal pants. This look is perfect for the corporate world! 


Coat: Forever 21
Pants: Glassons

Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Look 2

Without changing much I just replaced the formal pants with a pair of jeans. This look is perfect if you have an after work event planned but not enough time to go home and change outfits. Just throw on some blue jeans and you’re ready to go. It’s smart casual yet still very chíc. 





Jeans: Topshop 

What’s your winter wardrobe staple? Let me know in the comments below!
Till next post!

xx

Sandra 

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Timeless Tan : How to style the Camel Coat. Part 1 

My definition of the ideal closet is one that is made up of timeless pieces. An encapsulation of classic items that are not affected by the passage of time or changes in fashion. 

When I think of the tan coat that is exactly the image I get; a timeless classic every woman should own. The tan coat is a staple in every wardrobe and is constantly getting re-invented. 

Most of my closet is made up of such pieces. I buy only neutral colours to give my closet longevity and elegance without having to keep purchasing the latest trends. All of the tan coats I’ll be showing in the next few posts have been in my closet for more than two years. Yet I am still able to wear them today and still be just as fashionable. 

I’ve done a Four part lookbook in which I’ll be showing you how I style Four of my favorite tan coats. With each coat I’ll show you two or three ways of dressing the coat up. 

This week we are focusing on the ankle length tan coat. I purchased this from Boohoo back in 2015. I absolutely love this coat, it’s like the gift that keeps on giving! 

Coat No 1. 
Look 1 


In this look I’ve teamed the coat up with a knitted jumper and a chunky snood for an extra cold winter morning. As usual I have very minimal accessories, the heels are what really pull this look together. 



Tan coat: Boohoo

Knitted Jumper: Glassons NZ

Chunky Snood: Zara

Shoes: Christian Louboutin 

Bag: Michael Kors 
Look 2


This is my street style take on the tan coat. This look is perfect for autumn where the weather still allows you to go out without too many layers on. 




T-shirt: Cotton On

Jeans: Top Shop

Sneakers: Top Shop

What’s your favorite wardrobe staple? Are you a fan of the tan coat trend? Let me know down below.
Till next post!
xx 

Sandra 

PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!✨

* Firstly I want to apologize for being MIA guys!!! I am soo sorry! Life has just been happening to a girl! I’ve been busy ‘Blooming where I’ve been planted’ but it’s a good kind of busy so I’m very grateful.* 

Today I want to talk about something I see happening a lot, something I think we can all relate to. 

How many times have you seen someone doing something you love, I’m talking that exact thing that you love. The exact dream that you think about each day and imagine yourself doing for a living. So here’s this person, they are living your exact dream and they’re making a living out of it. However, the problem is, maybe this person is not as good at this “thing” they’re doing and you know you could probably do an even better job than they’re currently doing. 

But here’s the catch (you’re gonna hate me for this) the only difference between You and ‘That person’ is that THEY 👏🏾PUT 👏🏾THEMSELVES 👏🏾OUT 👏🏾THERE!!!! 👏🏾 

Listen, there’s no point in harboring a talent or not going after your dreams but then dying a little inside for each day that goes by without you being any closer to your dreams. Because guess what, unless you stand up and show people – then no one will even know that you possess that talent. Eventually you will die and take your unused gift to the grave. Life is tough enough already, so believe me when I say there’s no one out there who’s walking around everyday hoping to stumble upon your talent. (Unless of course maybe you’re a Model in which case you could get Scouted) But otherwise You have to go out there and TAKE IT YOURSELF! You have to go out there and make it yours – against all odds!!! Swim against the tide if you have to. Sooner or later the current will flow in your favor. 

There’s nothing as sad as seeing wasted talent. Someone is 18 and they say to themselves “I’m too shy, what will people say if I fail”, next thing you’re 58 and stuck in a dead end job. You’re miserable and maybe it’s now too late to try and get into your desired industry! And you wish you had just tried “back then.”

Before I sign off I’ll tell you Two things: 

1) People will always laugh at things that seem foreign to them. It’s their personal way of dealing with their own mediocrity. Always remember that even if they laugh, they won’t laugh forever. After 2 minutes they’ll be laughing at the next thing to happen. That’s the nature of the human race. Do not be deterred by their opinions.

2) Time is the single most important thing in our lives. Time is inevitable. No matter how rich you are, you cannot pause time. Right now is the youngest you’ll ever be so do not waste another second. 1 year will turn into 2 years will turn into 10 years. Time goes by so quickly. You’ll look back in 10 years and wish you had just pursued that dream of yours. 

And you know what the worst part is? The fact that the person we spoke about at the beginning 👆🏾 will at this point have 10+ years of experience and is now recognized as a leader in that industry – yet you knew you had the potential to do waaay better than them. 

They put themselves out there. Do the same today, it’s not too late!
Till next post!

xx

Sandra