California Dreaming.

There’s nothing I love more than looking good, but feeling comfortable at the same time. Although student budget doesn’t always allow me to go out and purchase the most expensive clothing, I still like to make the most of what I have available. Last week Tuesday, my best friends and I rounded up a photographer (who just happened to be my best friends cousin) and took a few shots in the streets of Ocean View Drive. For those of you who don’t know, Ocean View Drive is situated in Seapoint and overlooks the ocean from the top. Palm trees are aligned along the picturesque hills, which makes it look like the streets of California.

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Hi, my name is Deeanne and welcome to my crib (I wish)

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Outfit Details:

Sunglasses: Supre

Creme de la Creme Body Suit: Factorie

High Waisted Shorts: Mr. Price Fashion

Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith in Baby Pink

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Huge Back To School Affordable Try-On Clothing Haul!

–♡ CLICK PLAY TO WATCH THE VIDEO, PLEASE LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE ♡–

 

 

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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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 14 – Classy Couture 01

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So my ear is ringing and keeping me up so I thought I’d add a new segment to my blog called Classy Couture. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge fan of sites like Tumblr and Pinterest and I always go there for fashion inspiration and just to look at amazing pictures and photography in general. I really wanted to add that to my blog where I will post pictures that cought my eye or pieces I’ve been loving. It will vary but I was inspired to do this by a fellow blogger!

Recently I have been OBSESSED with skirts. I just love the girly look it gives and the fact that you can just take it and make it your own. You can wear it and not look girly at all. I decided to edit them in Polaroid form because I think it looks cute. The following pictures are not my own and all credit goes to the respective owners, I found most of these on Tumblr.

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Did you like any of these outfits? I couldn’t pick a favourite!

Also, don’t forget to follow me on my Instagram & Twitter:

My username for both is Just_Deeanne

 

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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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