Year: 2019

One Denim Jacket. A million Ways to Wear it

Is it just me or has been so frustrating getting dressed lately? I live about an hour from work and usually I just look outside before getting dressed. We had a gorgeous summery day on Sunday made for picnics, beaches and watermelon, so I had already started tossing my winter wardrobe aside. But lo and behold, here we are are slap-bang in the middle of winter again. Add the fact that trends change as frequently as the price of an iPhone charger… and every season brings with it a new shape, colour or trend to follow, and your wardrobe woes seem to get to you. Luckily, there’s on item that you can wear no matter the time of year, trend report or even personal style. It’s the trusty and timeless denim jacket. It teams well with everything from dresses to jeans to skirts to jumpsuits and fits every body shape. This classic can be matched with any fun or formal ensemble no matter your mood or occasion, and if you shop smartly, you can get …

Athleisure: From work-out to working it, under R500

8 Must-have Pieces for the Office The question Two Babes gets all the time is: “My style is more sporty. I love athleisure. Can I wear work-out get to work without looking as if I’ve given up, or as if I’m itching to get fired?” Simply put, “Why the hell not?” Athleisure has come a long way. It’s no longer a gym-only, weekend-only luxury. We all want to feel comfortable at work, right? So imagine if you could easily transition your weekend uniform to the workplace? Most stores now offer the most adorable range of athletic apparel that’s stylish, structured and refined, so plenty of pieces can easily flip into workday attire. So much so that you don’t even have to be sneaky about it. However, I was disappointed that many styles only went up to size Large and I really wish that stores would expand their ranges. Here are the pieces you need you need right now. Build a closet of staples and get the best of all worlds: style, comfort and versatility, while …

Welcome to THE MOST self-centered month of the year

August is National Women’s Month in South Africa. Our social feeds are crammed with inspiring, “girl power” quotes and there are more self-care competitions that I ever imagine possible (don’t worry, we have one coming up soon too!). August is also Leo season and I suppose it’s the fact that we’re vag-deep in that whole “go girl, go” energy and the fiery, self-indulgent vibes of every Leo we know, but we are officially declaring August ‘THE MOST SELF-ABSORBED MONTH OF THE YEAR’. But in the best possible way.

This month Kim and I are BEGGING you to put yourself first, to embrace selfishness, to indulge in all the wonderful things and moments that fill you with joy. We want you to brag, we want you to highlight your workplace successes, we want you to snap a million selfies and strut like your life depends on it. Vanity has always gotten such a bad rep, and while I agree that excessive self-admiration isn’t a good thing, I also think that we have so much unlearning to do. I remember when I was a little girl, I used to love brushing my hair, I would sit in front of the mirror at my mom’s dressing table and brush my hair obsessively, one day my mom came by and asked me what I was doing, (wasn’t it obvious mom?!) and I told her that I was looking at my pretty face. She laughed and told me not to be too vain. I love my mom, but at that moment she taught me that admiring my appearance was bad. And it’s not. So we have a lot of unlearning to do. And this month is going to lay a little foundation for that.

Looks for Limbo Weather

Walking the tight ledge where the seasons change can be tricky, especially when it comes to your wardrobe. I’m sure that we can all agree that winter has been all over the place this year – days cold enough to freeze your moustache right off, punctuated by warm summer days that could easily confuse you into reaching for your swimsuit. Keeping the cold at bay while simultaneously avoiding warmer fabrics from clinging to you, is shite. But transitioning your wardrobe, is easy capri-sy with a little planning. Leandra Medine is the QUEEN of transitional wardrobes so today, Two Babes on a Budget is using her as inspiration for 3 of 4 ensembles, perfect for limbo weather. All you need are lightweight jackets and a little layering knowledge to find your happy medium. Look 1: Combine summer and winter I really struggle to style dresses in winter. Short-sleeved dresses with leggings is something I won’t do, and I absolutely loathe pairing an already-warm polyester or woolen dress with an equally hot coat. So when I stumbled on this look on …

FaceApp fucked with my chill, I freaked out about time and other things about July

July has been a weird month. I am sitting in bed typing this in the notes section of my phone because I am far too zen right now to even consider opening my laptop. July has been a weird month. For me and maybe for you too? I often think that I come across as vain or conceited. I post a lot of selfies on Twitter, I play with my hair and use my screen as a mirror when I do Instagram Stories, I generally come across as someone who is quite into herself. Recently I an article on the internet posed a very big opening question:

Are you conceited or just incredibly insecure?

July answered this question many times. I’m just really fucking insecure. In my search for digital validation and the perfect selfie, I have carved out this mask of confidence but underneath it is just this tired, kind of lonely woman who is terrified of ageing.

July has been a weird month. I am sitting in bed typing this in the notes section of my phone because I am far too zen right now to even consider opening my laptop. July has been a weird month. For me and maybe for you too? I often think that I come across as vain or conceited. I post a lot of selfies on Twitter, I play with my hair and use my screen as a mirror when I do Instagram Stories, I generally come across as someone who is quite into herself. Recently I an article on the internet posed a very big opening question:

Are you conceited or just incredibly insecure?