Waiting for spring

Now that December is over I am counting down the days until the beginning of spring. The past few days have been filled with sunshine but it is still ice cold outside – don’t let the lack of winter coat fool you, I nearly turned into an iceberg when taking these pictures. The only body part that stayed warm were my ears, I know why I’m a hat lady. Now that my exams are over I have more time for blogging, seeing friends and enjoying life in the city. All of these things are long overdue, I’ve wanted to go to Sky Garden for absolute ages and I have finally made a reservation – the good thing about living here is there is no pressure for having great weather that day because I can just come back – although I shouldn’t say that too loud, I barely managed to visit Table Mountain when I was living in Cape Town and literally saw it a week before I left. Either you do all the touristy stuff in the beginning or you will never do it, take it from me. Anyway, the reservation for Sky Garden was made on a Friday evening whilst my flatmate and me were celebrating the start of the weekend with a good bottle of wine and some crisps (both definitely not on sale in Sainsbury’s) and we decided we had to get out more. I swear the only thing that was missing was a cat and ice cream and we would have been a living cliché. But hey, not that I’m complaining, I do enjoy cosy Friday nights at home and in my opinion, Saturday is the day for exploring and ‘getting out’. This Saturday the woman’s march was on my list and let me tell you, I was excited to support such an important matter and to fight for equality with all the other amazing women and men out there.

Anyway, my plan to do more exploring and to get out there more often lines up very nicely with my new year’s resolutions to fully live in the moment and to make the most out of this year. These resolutions sound simple but are definitely easier said than accomplished. But hey, taking pictures in the cold without wearing a jacket definitely counts as living in the moment and I don’t think I’ll ever forget how freezing it was. But getting these pictures made that worthwhile and of course I’d do it again #fashionbloggerstruggles. For my outfit, I nearly went all black with my jacket being the only exception. I picked it up at Pull&Bear a while ago and I absolutely love it, I feel like it brings some colour and sparkle into the dull winter months and there are so many different ways to wear it. This time I simply combined it with some black trousers, a black shirt, my favourite Topshop hat – have you missed me yet? -, black boots and a black choker. I wasn’t a fan of the choker trend in the beginning but I recently changed my mind, it makes every outfit appear more interesting and well, I just love it. I have been wearing this exact look a lot recently and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it, it’s so simple but yet elegant and then really casual as well if you leave out the hat. And I’m looking forward to the days when I can actually wear this look without hiding it beneath the thickest winter coat – dear spring, please hurry up. The biggest thanks goes out to Yolanta for taking these photos and if you love fashion and music (and honestly, who doesn’t?!) then you have to go check out her blog!

Who else can’t wait for spring to roll around? xx

What I’m wearing:

Hat & Trousers – Topshop

Jacket – Pull&Bear

Shirt – Foschini

Choker – Ginatricot

Boots – H&M