Wednesday, 12 April 2017

LOOK BOOK: BYE BYE SUMMER

Words: Taryn Bester | Photographs: Danielle Cloete from DanniC Photography | Styling: Taryn Bester

Hey Beesy Bees
Soon we will be saying goodbye to summer, that’s why I thought of dedicating this post to all the amazing moments I have experienced over the season. Why don't you too? Sit back and for a moment right where you are, close your eyes and take yourself back to those days. After all, every busy bee needs a moment to reflect and revive their energy. Winter is moving in swiftly, and now is the time to stock up on those rain boots, coats and vitamins too.

ABOUT THIS LOOK

By now we all know how big off-the-shoulder is and how the 70’s trend made a huge comeback. That’s why when I spotted this dress of the Instagram account off The Fashion Lott a few weeks back, I thought it’s a must have. Another trend that made an appearance again is the “tie dye”. Even though I am not a big lover of it, I love it in this dress because it’s not that overwhelming. It’s perfect for a Sunday afternoon stroll on the beach and I can style it up in many ways. I am pear shaped and one look would be to add a belt to accentuate my skinny middle and to add definition to the length of the dress. Another way could be to knot the one end of the dress to show some leg if you are short and not a fan of a maxi dress.

The Fashion Lott is an online branded store based in Cape Town, southern suburbs and only releases limited quantity per style. Meaning, if you spot it then you should do like I did and get it right away. I am impressed by the quality of this dress, especially because it’s locally produced. One thing you should consider when ordering though is your size in comparison to theirs just like when making any other online clothing purchase.  There are a few other items I would really love to own especially their velvet dresses which would be perfect for winter. Agree? 
 Items Featured: Dress; The Fashion Lott, Earrings: Woolworths and Watch: Avon South Africa
Beauty Items: Lips; Kangol Matte Lipgloss in the whispers shade and Eyes: The Bodyshop Eyeshadow, 

Thank You For Reading 
With Love, Light and Blessings 




Wednesday, 29 March 2017

LOOK BOOK: LET'S PLAY DRESS UP

Words: Taryn Bester | Photographs: Danielle Cloete from DanniC Photography | Styling: Taryn Bester


Hey Fashion lovers, as you guys might know this past weekend was the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town. I unfortunately, only had the time to attend the David Tlale showcase on Friday evening 24th March, which was held off-set at the Cape Town Club (more about the showcase here).

When I received the invite, the dress code stated… ‘LET’S PLAY DRESS UP’ and I immediately thought of the “Great Gatsby” as a theme to go by. However, I was a bit unsure and played around with a few other ideas. Eventually, I decided to just go with my initial thoughts and ran down to the store to buy a pair of fishnet stockings, which by the way was my very first time wearing.  When arriving at the 1920s themed location for the event, I honestly expected more people to dress up to the theme, but unfortunately was not the case.  

Nonetheless, I was pretty happy to dress up and show off my inner Queen Elizabeth lol. Besides, fishnet stockings are super on trend right now and I can see myself wearing it underneath a pair of distressed denims soon. I used this bell sleeved bodycon dress as my canvas and added accessories to bring the vintage look together. 
 
 
 
Hair and Make-Up by Danielle Cloete 
Items featured: Bell Sleeved Dress: Missguided (Superblist.com), Shoes: Foschini, Statement necklace: Lovisa and Lace gloves: Thrift store


Thank You for Reading!
With Love Light and Blessings 



Monday, 20 March 2017

LOOK BOOK: ROMANTIC BALLET


Words: Taryn Bester | Photographs: Danielle Cloete from DanniC Photography | Styling: Taryn Bester

Hey Beautiful People 

It's a start of a brand new week and I think I should start it off with a brand new look. I am being my usual ambitious self (a "beesy bee") and prepared this post 15 hours ago, just in-case this week decides to go extremely retro on me and life happens. I also have a few pre-scheduled exciting occasions and events coming up this week like celebrating my three year anniversary with Justin, loads of assignment due dates (which is not exciting ....oops), setting out outfits for fashion week, then attending the actual Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Cape Town and the list goes on...

ABOUT THIS LOOK 
I wore this outfit the other evening when Justin and I went to the Galileo (Open Air Cinema)  while the weather was still fine lol. I paired one of my old time favourite lace skirt's along with this pink polo neck to keep with the romantic trend. It's totally taking control right now along with a few other key trends like the pink shade which you can read about in my previous post. The ballet look is also totally on point and something I love, because if it is all paired well together it creates an effortless dreamy look. Often I feel that when certain fashion trends appear that it shouldn't be paired together all in one look, but with this I beg to differ. My reason for this is that all these soft elements compliment each other and if minimal accessories are added it allows you to look chic and comfortable in flats. I added a biker leather jacket to add some edge and ultimately keep covered from the Cape Town evening chill. 
  
 
Items Featured: Pink Polo Neck- TheFix, White Skirt: Forever New, Ballet Lace-up flats - TheFix and Watch- Typo

Thank You for Reading!
With Love Light and Blessings 





Wednesday, 15 March 2017

LOOK BOOK: A ROSE GOLD MOMENT

Words: Taryn Bester | Photographs: Danielle Cloete from DanniC Photography | Styling: Taryn Bester
                                                                     
Hey BeesyBees!

Happy Wednesday and how happy are we for the showers of blessings in the Mother City? I am sure this brought a positive start and feeling to the day for most of us living in the Cape after waiting and praying for some rain.

Yesterday, I attended the Bolton Footwear Media Day (read here) and wore this little number. It was held at the De Waal Park and I thought that this dress would be perfect for a picnic vibe, but still keep my look stylish.

ABOUT THIS LOOK

To me this dress leans towards a rose gold shade, because you cannot really say it’s pink nor can you say it’s dusty-pink or gold…right? This colour has been super on trend for a while and has me lusting over it all the time. My mom gifted me this dress on my birthday last month and I fell in love with it immediately. She always knows exactly what I would like and what I already own in my wardrobe that can be styled with it.  I love that it’s an A-line style dress which works well for a pear shaped body like mine. The skinny belt emphasises my waist and draws more attention to the skinnier part of my body-which its perfect!  Yesterday, I thought of keeping things simple and added a pair of black heels and handbag. In this way I allowed the dress to take all the shine and made getting ready for the day super easy. Lol

Items Featured: Dress-Identity Stores, Handbag-The Fix, Shoes- Gifted and Earings - MRP

Thank You for Reading!
With Love Light and Blessings 

Monday, 20 February 2017

LOOK BOOK: STRIPED STREET

  Words: Taryn Bester | Photographs: Danielle Cloete from DanniC Photography | Styling: Taryn Bester  

Hey Guys!

I am stopping by to leave you with my weekly dose of all things fashion and style, but before we get into that…

Let me give you a brief rundown of what has recently gone down in crazy Miss2BeesyVILLE. Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday which was beautiful and pretty chilled. I enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with my family and friends filled with a number of my favourite spoils too. This is exactly what I needed to "unwind, because" if you’re owning your stripes and busy working towards reaching your goals you can become a completely different human being". Therefore, quiet moments like these on a special day helps keep you sane and content.  Last Thursday, I also received some news which was expected, but also in a way unexpected. I was informed that my great grandmother has passed on. Yes, people for a very long time I was one of the lucky few people who still had a grandmother and a great-grandmother. I say that it was expected as she was very ill, but it was also unexpected, because death is never certain, nor is life. But enough of that … let’s speak fashion.

ABOUT MY LOOK
Over the last couple of weeks I have been feeling super relaxed when it comes to dressing up. Anything to slip on and off with no extra admin has been calling my name. Therefore, I have been gravitating towards the athleisure trend as well as sportsluxe and absolutely love it! These trends are perfect for everyday wear and outfits can be matched together with key items you might already own. I "opted for this striped culotte pants which It amazingly comfortable" and can even be worn with a pair of strappy heels for an evening look. This time I decided to style it with a pair of Stan Smiths to keep it even more conformable and less formal, to be able to earn my stripes and roam the streets. 

 
Items Featured: Shoes- Stan Smith Adidas, Culotte Pants- MRP, Blouse-  A local Vintage store, Bralette – Jockey South Africa by David Tlale, Stacked rings-MRP and OPI on my nails. 

Thank You for reading!
With love, light and blessings