Fashion tips for a fabulous Valentine’s Day

Hey lovies, I hope you are well. First things first, happy Valentine’s Day!! I hope you have a fabulous day filled with lots of love. Today I have for you, Fashion tips for a fabulous Valentine’s Day on behalf of Jade Moon Boutique.  This Valentines day we are not only aiming to show love, but we also want to make sure that we look good!

I decided to release these tips today on the day of valentines because I know most of us like to do things last minute and therefore you would be in need for tips to making the best out of this day.

All women can use a bit of fashion-love this Valentine’s Day and with a few tips on new ways to wear clothes and accessories that have been in your wardrobe for ages, loving your look every day is possible.  Knowing how to make your wardrobe work for you will not only save you money, it will make you feel like a million dollars every day. God knows that when I feel and look good, I put out the best into the world.

Note that these universal tips can help women of all ages and body shapes feel trendy this Valentine’s Day. Furthermore, “implementing one or more of these 5 tips can take your everyday look to the next level” -says Léana Duffus, owner at Jade Moon Boutique.

  1. A cool way to wear your belt – Wear any longer belt as a waist belt by tying an arty knot in your belt. This look will not only make you appear funky and fashionable, but will also make a standard blouse look more trendy and slimming.  Also try this with a plain dress for the perfect Valentine’s Day evening look.

  1. A knot in your top can make for a fashionable look – Make a pièce de résistance out of any top and make it look super trendy by tying a knot in the hem of the shirt.  This look adds a high-street fashion flavour to an otherwise normal top, streamlines your silhouette and is the perfect look for a Valentine’s Day lunch.

  1. Add a summer hat – To make a day-time Valentine’s Day date special, wear a sexy summer hat with a summer dress to lift your outfit.  Unfasten your hair and wear your hat with pride.

  1. Try high-waisted jeans with a tucked-in shirt – Make any shirt look cool by tucking it into a trendy high-waisted jean.  By buying one pair of high-waisted jeans you can add a lot of options to your wardrobe, as almost any shirt or blouse can pair well with them.  For a special touch, wear a button-down shirt with your high-waisted jean.  This look is effortless, classy and trendy.

  1. Accessorise for a subtle nod to Valentine’s Day– Wear a printed scarf and dangly red earrings with a plain red top, or add a dash of red in the form of a plain scarf to your staple outfit.  That way, the minimalists among us can still participate in the fun.

Whatever look you choose, remember that loving yourself is the greatest gift of all! I have realized that when you don’t love yourself enough you tend not to see the positives of anything. You could be in the best outfit ever and not notice how great you look, all because you don’t love yourself.

This Valentines day kindly make sure to give yourself the same love you give others.

Once again, Happy Valentines Day and thank you so much for reading.


On Thursday the 16th Ayanda and I were invited to a night of Glitz and Glamour with Ster-Kinekor to watch the Premier of 1917. A phenomenal Oscar-nominated film that came to Ster-Kinekor screens yesterday.

Continue reading “1917 – A HEART POUNDING WAR FILM.”


Hey love what’s good?! As per usual Clicks had their Beauty Fair and all my money went with it. Clicks had a 3 for 2 sale on selected beauty products where you could buy 3 products and get the cheapest of the 3 free. Here’s what I bought..

Continue reading “CLICKS BEAUTY FAIR HAUL”


Hey love, I hope you are doing just fine! I don’t know about you but my favorite all time snack has always been NikNaks. NikNaks were the ride or die snacks my mom always put in my lunchbox at school and even at this age I never forget to put them in grocery basket.


Looking for an online shop that sells bags that are affordable and cater for all kinds of styles and fits? Then Baginning is the shop for you!

Baginning sells a selection of designer-inspired, handcrafted , modern style bags that are curated specifically for the budget-minded fashion-lover with expensive taste. Basically if you want to be a baddie for a cheaper price then Baginning has got your back.

Baginning allows you to stock your closet with a variety of purses and bags to make sure that you have one for every outfit – I for one believe that every outfit needs it’s own bag and therfore Bagginning can be very convenient for me because I don’t have to spend as much for beautiful stylish bags.

Bagginning has a collection of Satchel Bags in different colours and styles to fit every persons style. My personal 3 favourites are

1. The Grey Coco Leather handbag with a metal lock.

From scrolling through all the satchel bags this one really caught my eye. I feel like the colour is just very unique and something you’ve never seen before.

2. Brown Satchel Handbag Vintage side bag (Vegan crossbody bag)

This bag I love because it can be an everyday handbag that I carry around errands. The colour is beautiful and I feel you can wear with a lot of outfits.

3. Red Python Leather Handbag with a tag.

LIKE HAVE YOU EVER??!! When I look at this bag I just see money, stylishness and classiness. This is a sort of bag that I carry with me to places that I want to leave a mark and where I just want to make sure that all eyes are on me.

Baginning also has a wide variety of Clear Tote bags that just take you from normal to baddie in one go. Honestly speaking having to choose favourites was quite hard however here I my top 3.

1. Black strip clear Tote bag.

This I chose a favourite mainly because I feel I can use as an every day bag especially when going out to the mall or even when just hanging out with friends.

2. Ring Handle Shoulder Clear Bag with plaid inner pouch.

This bag lives the true definition of “there is levels to these things”. This bag takes any attention in the room for all the good reasons.  I also feel you can pair it with a lot of neutral outfits.

3. Khaki Woven Straw Inner Pouch Bamboo Handle

This I also chose as a favourite because its a nice classy tote bag that you can take with you day outs with girlfriends or even just going for a chill to the beach. I honestly love the classiness of this bag, its subtle but speaks volumes with its beauty.

Unfortunately it seems that Baginning doesn’t ship to Africa yet which is a bit concerning however they do ship to most countries in the world and you can always call them to confirm. They also do have standard shipping for free!


Please make sure to visit Baginnings website online to get yourself beautiful hand bags to up your style.

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Hey love, I hope all is well. For the past few weeks I’ve been trying the new Ponds face masks that recently came out and man did Ponds exceed my expectations.



Is it not weird that I am probably one of the few South Africans that had no clue where Harties was? With the name Journey you’d think I’m clued up about some of the best places to go to for getaways and vacations but honestly, I don’t know much.



In just two days time we will be celebrating Slipper Day 2019. Not only am I excited to wear my cute green slippers but I am excited that I will be bringing awareness to such a beautiful concept.

Slipper Day will be on the 10th May 2019 (yes, this Friday!) and I can’t hold my excitement. This year will be my second time celebrating slipper day and what I loved last year was that we all get to embrace having good hearts and helping those that are in need.  Not only do my feet get to be warm and comfortable but my heart gets to be warm on the inside too.

Slipper Day is an annual initiative by Reach For a Dream that raises awareness as well as raises funds to help children with life threatening diseases. Reach For a Dream aims at making children smile and gives them that hope that all will be well.

Here’s how you can get involved:
To take part in Slipper Day 2019, all you need is a R10 wristband to wear your favourite slippers to school, work, university, gym, the shops or just around the house. You can purchase your wristband from any Pick n Pay, Wimpy or Dis-Chem store or any of our Reach For A Dream branches.
Wearing your R10 wristband and slippers will also get you a free coffee (or hot chocolate for kids under 12) from Wimpy on Slipper Day, 10 May 2019.

The Reach For A Dream Foundation has positively touched over 3 million lives. The fulfilment of these dreams inspires hope and courage in the dreamer and helps them believe that tomorrow is worth fighting for. 
Please make sure to encourage your office, school, friends and family to take part in Slipper Day 2019.

Please visit Reach for a Dreams website or contact Gift Mobe on +27 11 880 1740 to purchase your own funky pair of slippers to show off this Slipper Day 2019 and share your #SlipperDay2019 moments on social media.


Hey guys what’s popping, welcome right back to JourneySpeaks!! First things first happy holidays, I hope that this December is treating you well and that you’re kicking it off. Today I’ll be sharing with you a taste bud adventure that I went on last week with Jimmy’s that still has my mouth watering.



Hey guys what’s good, welcome right back to JourneySpeaks! With summer being right around the corner, I’ve been looking for work wear that can accommodate the heat. About a week ago while searching through Mr Price I came across a beautiful striped dress that can be easily dressed up. Today I’d like to show you the dress and how I styled it for work.


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