Huge Back To School Affordable Try-On Clothing Haul!

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Shopping is cheaper than therapy.

I recently went on a bit of a shopping spree for my second semester of varsity and I saved all the gifts from my birthday to make this affordable and collective haul for my viewers and readers! My previous back to school clothing try on haul which went up earlier this year has over 700 views which means I am so close to hitting that 1000 mark! I love when people interact with my content

I’m not sure if most of my readers know this but I live in the Southern hemisphere which means that we are approaching Spring and Summer soon so I made this both a summer and a winter clothing haul, so I could accommodate all the seasons approaching, wherever you are in the world !

Featured below are all the items in my video for those who don’t like watching YouTube videos. If you do watch my video please don’t forget to give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel so I can create more content for you!

Starbucks Shirt (Purchased in Thailand) ♡

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I recently featured this post in an OOTD which if you missed it, you can find here. I love printed tee’s and tank tops because I feel that it adds so much to a simple outfit. What I love most about this is that it’s a piece of Thailand that I brought home with me and I’m a coffee lover so it’s no surprise that I cannot wait for Starbucks to get to Cape Town! At the moment we only have one in Johannesburg which is in a different city and a bit of a bummer. I love that the colours are simple and not too overboard as I feel that sometimes crazy prints can kill an outfit as a whole.

Dusty Pink Choker Bodysuit (Mr. Price) and Denim Shorts (The Fix) ♡

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I’ve mentioned in my videos that I am not a fan of the choker trend simply because I don’t like the way chokers look on me particularly. Mr. Price has recently came out with a new choker neckline for their shirts which I feel adds such a nice touch to an outfit. I wasn’t 100% sold on the body suit at first but after a while I realized that I liked the way it looked on me. Paired with this shorts which I purchased from The Fix, I love how the cut on the legs is different and almost a zig-zag pattern. If you go to The Fix on Thursdays and you are a student, if you present a valid student card you will get 20% off your purchase! Who doesn’t love a good deal?

Pink Rose Detailed Bomber Jacket (Exact) ♡

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As I mentioned before, I’m currently still feeling the effects of Winter so this bomber was such a cute addition to my wardrobe! I love the rose detailing on it and I feel that it’s such a cute colour. I have a green bomber from The Fix but I feel that this one is much warmer and more durable for Winter time. I would usually pair this with black tights or skinny jeans and sneakers or my black booties featured in the video!

Dusty Pink Adidas Stan Smith (Sportscene) ♡

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For my 21st birthday I decided to add to my shoe collection by buying myself a new pair of sneakers. I have always been in love with the Stan Smith and I feel that it is so much more comfortable than the Superstar. I originally wanted the all white Stan Smith but when I saw this one I had to have it! Anyone that knows me knows that I love pink and gold and white so this was right up my alley.

Unfortunately I did not photograph all the items in my haul so if you would like to see the rest of my items then you can watch the video!

 

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OOTD: Starbucks At Sunset [Street Style]

“I’m nicer when I like my outfit”

I’ve never been the type of person who willingly dresses nice for university. The type of university I go to is extremely laid back, so much so that if you do dress “over the top” it’s really weird so I would never “over-dress” for campus. As much as I would like a minimalistic wardrobe, I tend to gravitate towards printed shirts that look good for days when I don’t really feel like dressing up. I feel that printed shirts are such a great statement piece that can make any outfit cool no matter how basic the other pieces are. I picked up this Starbucks shirt when I went to Thailand and I love Starbucks, so it’s no surprise that I have this shirt. I would say that I do have a coffee addiction and I cannot get through the day without a daily dose! I took a few photos of my outfit I wore two days ago and I am obsessed with how they turned out even though the sun was already setting.

 

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To be honest, this is the first fashion post I’ve done in such a long time because in the past, I always used to have someone take photos for me and now I have to take all my photographs myself. I’m really happy with how my photographs turned out. In case anyone was wondering, I paired this outfit with white low cut converse. I asked my mom to take a full length photo but she’s still working on her skills!

Top: Purchased in Thailand

Shorts: Mr. Price

Sunglasses: gifted from a friend

Watch and Bracelet Set: Lovisa

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Classy Couture: My Top Picks – Steve Madden

If you’ve been following my Twitter, you would have seen that the other day, I tweeted “I can’t wait for the day when I can walk into Steve Madden and pick out whatever I want without looking at the price tag”. And this was for good reason — Steve Madden was the first high-end heel I owned and something I still keep in its box since I’ve only ever had the courage to wear it once. I’m still waiting for the right occasion to flaunt my most prized possession. I walked past the store the other day and died when I saw some of the shoes. One day, Deeanne. One day.

I’ve decided to dip back into Classy Couture and show you my Steve Madden favourites.

STELAH

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I love the Stelah shoe because it’s suede and has the cute fur rim at the top of the shoe. I love how sleek the design is and I feel that it would make your foot look so gorgeous and classy. Definitely one I would add to the collection and wear out to an event or lunch with the girls. Dressed down with a pair of skinny jeans and a figure hugging top or dressed up in a short dress or maxi with a slit.

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I do not have the words to describe how badly I need these babies. I feel that this is so versatile as it can be used as a statement piece for a casual outfit (come on, these heels are killer!) or you could wear this with a plain formal piece to really add the flare to the look. I love these in black because I feel they would go with almost anything and I’m drawn to darker colours.

SATIRE

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I call this one my graduation shoe. Whenever my university campus has a graduation ceremony, I almost always am drawn to the shoe chosen for the occasion. I actually saw this last year at the V&A Waterfront in the Edgars clothing store and man did I fall in love. Unfortunately these were not on sale so as a result I had to put these babies back. I would love a pair like these for graduation because I feel like it says “I have made it” in terms of fashion choice. I love how the straps look on the foot and almost slims it in a way. So if ever Steve Madden decided to gift me a shoe, my graduation is next year (wink, wink).

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I’m not to sure if this particular shoe has been removed from the collection, as I could not find this one on the website. While browsing the other day, I happened to come across a similar pair, except the heel was a bit higher and it had statement diamonds along the toe strap. I could not find that one on the website either, but I love how classy this one looks. I could honestly see myself getting married in a shoe like this as it provides comfort in the length of the heel and with a perfect pedicure, these babies would make for some gorgeous photos. Unfortunately I do not see myself heading down the isle any time soon so these are not a priority but definitely on my wish list.

STECY

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Obviously I kept the best for last, because it was the first Steve Madden shoe I’ve ever owned! I actually have this in black, but I feel that both nude and black look absolutely stunning. I actually got mine on sale at a steal of R599, when it retails for R999 usually. It’s very comfortable and give me the illusion of longer legs (I’m 5’4).

What are some of your favourite shoes?

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Huge Back To School Try On Haul

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Hello everyone and welcome back to my (old) blog!

What do I mean by “Old”?

Well,  I purchased a domain with GoDaddy a while ago and I have had endless problems since. It was honestly such a waste of money and time so I decided to delete my domain (which I’ve only had for 6 months, even though I paid for a whole year). For now, I’m really happy with my decision, unfortunately I have to revert back to my old website for now so just keep in mind that I am no longer available at http://www.sincerelydeeanne.co.za

Moving on, I would love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel and become part of my little family of 520 subscribers. It makes me so happy to see more growth across my blog and channel! Feel free to leave me some love with a “like” or in the comments!

FEATURED ITEMS:

Mr Price:

Faux Real Slim Wallet

Black Cap

Cotton On:

Pebble Pink Cami

Palm Tree Jumpsuit

Contempo:

White Handbag

Pick n Pay Clothing:

Brown Sandals

Red Dress

Manhattan T-Shirt

All links to the stores can be found in the description of my YouTube video.

 

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My 2016 Winter Lookbook & Where Have I Been?

Hello beautiful, happy Sunday!

If you’re still subscribed to me then you’re probably wondering where I’ve been and why on Earth have I not posted in almost a month. I spent a lot of my holidays just relaxing and not pressuring myself to do blog posts because I feel that when I have to put up content, it’s not always my best. For those of you who don’t know, August 8th is my birthday so I have some great content coming next month and I am just really happy to be blogging again in general.

About 2 weeks ago I uploaded my 2016 Winter Lookbook video which you can find on my channel by clicking the play button down below, if you do then don’t forget to give me a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel x

 

Now I know that some of you don’t always have internet access which is fast enough to watch or you’re not able to watch at all due to country restrictions. No worries, I have taken photographs and I am more than happy to share it with you!

OUTFIT 1:

Top: Woolworths

Jersey/Throw-over: Mr. Price

Jeans: Mr. Price

Boots: Mr. Price

Necklace: Zando

Watch: Lanco

Bracelet: Foschini

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OUTFIT 2:

Jersey: Legit

Tights: Foschini

Boots: The Fix

Necklace: Mr. Price

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OUTFIT 3:

Jacket: Edgars

Tights: Foschini

 

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OOTD: Winter Pinterest Inspired Black and White

Hi everyone!

The other day I was scrolling through Pinterest looking for some outfit inspiration as we are heading into the winter season here in South Africa. To my surprise most of the outfits were not winter appropriate and some models even wore shorts or skirts. I understand that not every country experiences winter like we do here in South Africa, but our winter can sometimes drop to 10 degrees Celsius and I don’t know about you but I definitely don’t want to wear a shorts in the middle of a thunderstorm on my way to my next class at varsity! I hope you enjoy my selection of pieces and please take note of the photography, I’ve been working on my editing skills and I hope it is getting better.

 

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Outfit Details:

Jacket: Truworths

Jersey: Mr. Price

Skinny: Edgars

Shoes: Converse

Sunnies: Cotton On

I will be back on Sunday with a brand new post x

Take care and enjoy the weekend!

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30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 27 – OOTD Date Night & Goodbye Mini Cooper!

Hi everyone! I trust that you all had a great Easter weekend. I’m still recovering from my chocolate overload and as a result I’m in bed today working on the blog. Today I thought I’d show you a quick OOTD I wore on Monday when my boyfriend and I went out for burgers. I wanted something casual but still wanted to be girly. I recently started driving so I had to swap out my gold sandals for white Converse!

P.S This week I said goodbye to that gorgeous Mini in the background so she couldn’t be left behind x

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OUTFIT DETAILS:

Dress: Legit

Shoes: Converse

Gold Watch: Lanco

Hope everyone had a great weekend, I am so excited that I finally completed my 3 month trial at work, so I’ll be posting on my YouTube channel. Please do keep a lookout and subscribe. You can simply search JustDeeanneDIY on YouTube!

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30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 17 – What’s In My Bag Video + My YouTube Channel

Hi Everyone!

This post is just a bit of an update, I know I have done a What’s In My Bag? blog post, put the video is finally up on my YouTube channel so you can click the video above to watch and subscribe to my channel. I think the ultimate goal for me would be to reach 500 subscribers and I would love to actually talk to you guys through my videos because sometimes I feel a blog post is not really that personal but when you can see and hear someone it’s just touching (I’m hormonal, forgive me).

I thought it would be fun to tell you guys the story behind my YouTube channel and give you guys some idea of what goes into my videos and editing.

I started my YouTube channel in September last year and I was extremely nervous because I had another channel before which was not as successful. The idea of my channel were to incorporate aspects of my life which I wanted to pursue as a career and build a portfolio of my work to use as reference so that I could showcase my love for fashion, beauty and lifestyle in one place while still being able to put myself out there and meet new people and work with brands. I’ve never collaborated with anyone on my channel before but I just hit 100 subscribers this month! If you guys are interested, I will be doing a giveaway on my channel in the near future so definitely stay tuned for that.

The best part of making videos for my channel would be filming the videos. I’d say that make-up tutorials are the easiest to film, while lookbooks are a little bit more intense. The most difficult video I’ve filmed and edited would be my Shoe Collection video which I will link here:

This video has over 600 views and I’m still mind blown when I think about it.

I use Windows Movie Maker to edit my video along with Expression Encoder for texts and effects. I have been playing around with Cyberlink Power Director but it is a little bit complicated.

Editing my videos usually take me about 3-4 hours and I usually take up about 2 days so that I don’t overwhelm myself. Then I use PicMonkey to edit my thumbnails. I upload videos every Friday and try my best to incorporate those videos into my blog.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments (:

 

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 12 – What’s In My Handbag?

Hi everyone!

For today’s post I thought I’d do a what’s in my handbag post. This was really fun to photograph as I am trying to work on my blog photography on a tight student budget.

 

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My bag was a gift from my boyfriend’s mom for my birthday last year. Love the funky look that the old school cassette gives the bag and the fact that I can wear this with anything. If I’m not mistaken it’s from Accessorize.

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First up in my bag is my wallet, I cannot leave the house without it and when it isn’t in my handbag then it’s in my backpack for campus. Inside my wallet I keep money (obviously), cards, ID and emergency numbers. I do not know where the wallet is from as it was an anniversary gift from my boyfriend.

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A must have to keep in my handbag is my cellphone. I have the IPhone 6 and my gold case is from Typo. My glitter is coming off my case and it looks pretty nasty but I found a picture of the case originally:

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I keep forgetting to charge this baby so most of the time it’s useless but this travel charger from Energizer always comes in handy for me when I need it (and it’s charged). I love the fact that it’s small and it’s easy to fit in my bag, and my charger comes with many different cables for different phones. So if anyone is ever in a fix and needs a charger, I’ll be more than willing to help.

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I mentioned my Labello Lip Butter in my January Favourites post and I keep him in my bag for when I’m feeling a little dry and a clear gloss from Edgars that I use to touch up during the day.

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I feel like I have to keep a pen in my handbag because whenever I need one, I never have one. I recently started keeping a pen in my bag and it has come in handy so many times. I forgot to take a picture of my hand sanitizer but that’s in my bag too and I shiver when I think of all the germs on pens that they use in public places.

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My keys are next up in my bag and probably take up the most space. On my keys I have my house keys, a Pacman ghost my friend made me last year and an Eiffel Tower charm that both my boyfriend and I keep on our keys because it’s our goal to travel Europe together one day. I also keep my student card on my keys so that I don’t forget it at home and I can’t get into the library or write exams without it. Almost forgot, the teddy bear charm was a matching charm that I gave to my boyfriend when we shared a locker together in high school.

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I only hopped on the sunglasses wagon when Matthew kept nagging me to wear them, and I don’t know why it took me so long to fall in love with them. When I don’t wear my sunglasses now I feel like the sun is blinding me! My sunglasses are from Exact! fashion.

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Being someone who is so prone to breaking nails, I keep a mini manicure kit in my bag for when a have a pesky hangnail I need to get rid of. Now this is a lifesaver.

Well I think that’s about everything I keep in my bag. What’s in yours?

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30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 7 – OOTD Rainy Day In Kalk Bay

Is it okay to confess that my internet connection is so slow that I was on the verge of tears because I was afraid this post wouldn’t go up? Crisis averted, the create post page has opened and now I can go ahead with day 7.

Today was quite an eventful day as my boyfriend and I decided to have a photo shoot in Kalk Bay Harbour. We took a walk and went for brunch at Kalky’s, a restaurant right on the harbour with the freshest seafood there is. I loved their calamari and the prawn samoosas. If my stomach wasn’t so sensitive to heartburn, I would have probably eaten 5 or 6 but I only had 1. Next we moved onto the shoot where I realized I had forgotten my SD card at home. It’s okay because Matthew took the followig on his phone and they turned out just as amazing!

Photo Credits: Matthew De Kock (Follow him on Instagram: @Just_MatthewDK and yes we have matching Instagram names so don’t forget to follow me too! @Just_Deeanne and you might find a post about the delicious seafood we had today)

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Shirt: Jet

Flannel: Ackermans (If I’m not mistaken I think this is a men’s one. I’m really big around the chest areas so I feel that shirts with buttons from the men’s section fit me better and I don’t have that horrible hole revealing everything under my shirt!)

Jeans: Edgars. Love the light wash look but my mom bought this for me and purchased a size too big so my pants tend to fall down a lot but don’t worry, I’m going to buy a new one before I go back to campus)

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Shoes: Nike Blazer in Black. Love these for when I go walking around because they’re comfortable yet stylish. I grew up as a tomboy and I’d say it does have an effect on my style but I know when to tone it down and be more girly.

 

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Gold Flower Ring: Mr. Price

Silver Diamond Ring: American Swiss, this was a Christmas gift from my boyfriend 2 years ago.

Gold Watch: Lanco – Truworths/Foschini I’m not too sure this was a gift from my mom for my birthday.

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My bag was a gift from my boyfriend’s mom for my birthday. I think it’s from Accessorize. I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this bag, it’s different and I love the vintage style it adds because of the cassette on it. A lot of people always compliment me on it and ask where it’s from.

To end off my post I thought I’d show you this cute picture Matthew took of me posing with a seal. He’s cute and I named him Theodore x

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Matthew ran into a bit of car trouble on the way home and then we sorted it out and he gave me a driving lesson. I’m not going to lie, I did pretty well. Then we ate Mc Donalds because I was too lazy to make dinner, oops.

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