Monday, October 24, 2011

This little bugger called age!

It was my birthday this past week, and needless to say I had a great time. There was definitely lot's of cake and alcohol, and laughter.

But with all the good times in play you can't help but notice the voice at the back of your mind screaming  
'I'm getting older, I'm getting older' 
Getting old is something I have a love/hate relationship with. I can never really decide which it is I am happy about. 
I get excited about my birthday but I am like damn I wish I was still 21.

Either way I am a year older now, {not much could be done about that} and I was advised that it's at this age {23} that I should stop telling people my age. It's apparently some thing that we women do, where we don't tell people our age anymore because we are afriad of sounding too old. 

All I know is when you get older people tend to start asking you these odd questions. Like first of all, 'how does it feel now that you are 23?' Uhm...... 
It's like something is supposed to have magically switched on in your body when the clock strikes 00:00 on your birthday. 
I would really just like to respond saying 'I honestly just feel the same way I did last night, when I was 22, how do you feel?'

The best this year was when I was asked about marriage. 
People asked things like are you thinking about marriage? At what age do you want to get married? 
Wait what? 

Give me a second to enjoy the fact that I was born today then we can talk about other things. 
And no I was not thinking of marriage, if I am it's because you planted the idea in my head. 

Why is it the older you get the more people pile responsibilities on you? 
I know with age comes responsibility but right now I choose only to be responsible for myself. Is this wrong?
Who knows, next year someone might just ask me when I am going to have a baby, or when am I going to buy my own house. 
It's crazy the things age do to you. Makes you think of rushing your own life. because "time is running out" hmmmm
How does age make you feel? 


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Guest Post From a gentleman at Forever Fred Astaire

Hello Lovelies! 

I hooked up with the lovely PJ over at Forever Fred Astaire to bring you this guest post. He is a real life friend, and awesome fashionista.
His blog is truly amazing if I do say so myself, and if you live, breathe, eat, sleep fashion then Forever Fred Astaire is your one stop shop to all this and more. 

 This is him and this is what he has to say about living on a budget

As I get ready to graduate from University, I realise it has been quite a phenomenal experience; more especially as a fashion enthusiast. It’s almost as though, the world was looking to push my whole anatomy; more that of my wallet than anything!
Being a university student usually means living on a budget. Living on a budget for a fashionisto, however, is nothing short of challenging. 

The pain that is having to save for whatever gotta-have-or-I-die garment lasts forever and even echoes once it’s sold out. Looking back, I honestly have no clue how I did it. But whatever it was, it was well worth the sacrifice!

Still, I will not exaggerate to appease this post. There are a few tricks hidden under sleeves and secrets a young man such as I, of flair [LOL], hold. Two words – bargain hunting. Where, you ask? Everywhere! Nothing is ever good enough and you can never have too much. Menswear is naturally more costly than women's wear so there alone is a greater reason to seek above and beyond. 

Many would have thought it near impossible to stretch every South African Rand to the max but ask a ‘varsity student because they know the ones and twos -- cross-country all over the city for the lowest deals and everything! Thrift stores, flea markets and yard sales are all good friends of the stylish as almost anything can be dug up out of there and, in all its splendor, shine just like treasure. In a lot of ways, it actually is a lot of fun because in as much as high-end malls as perfect, they don’t have every little thing that completes, for instance, the most flamboyant street style or punk-chic look.

However, some may wonder as to what lays beneath the imperative need to be a branded fasho and thus misapprehensions arise suggesting people with a taste for style are most likely egotistical, impractical and superficial; of course absolutely untrue. Fashion and style speak character and therein lays the whole point! 
I’ll elaborate: Personally, University saw me achieve all of what I never would have anticipated and these achievements only made me want to stand out and be more than a statistic but rather a separate identity of supernova heights! Allowing my artistic identity to reflect through style, not only made me feel better about myself but also made me work smarter. I ceased to be a mere ‘student number’ to my lectures but became the guy synonymous with fashion references. That and the addition of substance; anyone can hold a look but one must be potent.  

Fashion is identity. It is arguably the most compelling of the arts through visuals, touch and smell allowing anyone and everyone to be whoever they want to be. This is why it is worth all the hassle –- 

If you want to know more from this guy :) click here 

Hope you enjoyed a lesson on budget shopping! I know I could have used this long ago... I could have learned a thing or two from him... *sigh* where was he when I was buying those Aldo heels! WHERE!  


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Fill in the blank..... Saturday?

I've been gone for way too long.
No reasons, no excuses. Just Hi. I am back.

I am glad I took a little time off though. I now know the head space I am in, and the direction I want to take with many things in my life. Starting with this blog. (",)

But until then I thought I would do something I have never done in my corner of the internet, and that is take part in what many of you seem to do every Friday, and that is Fill In The Blanks. I decided to this today (Saturday) because I can and I missed yesterday so...

Here goes...

1. Something popular that I can't stand/just don't "get" is Gyming... I Just don't get it. Maybe I just don't do it right. If so, someone teach me. 

2. Something unpopular that I secretly love is reading books. Okay I don't secretly love this, but I do feel its becoming so unpopular these days. No one reads books. Unless it's a textbook and they have to. 

3. When I've had a bad day I tend to want to sleep it off. Sleep makes time move faster. 

4. I'd prefer being in a small group of people than being lost in a crowd of people. 

5. Something that makes me nervous is the possibility of my future plans not working out. 

6. Something worth fighting for is Love. 

7. When people think of me, I hope they think of me as the person they can trust and depend on.

Hope the weekend is proving everything you hoped it would be so far.