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The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather (Or: This Is How I Study)

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I don't own sweaters, I own jerseys; and I don't like the cold, or having to bulk up against icy winds. But there is something about this song that has me longing to own one of these, and walk along the beach at sunrise.


There is also this cute choreography video that I found:



This is because it's exam time, and I'm doing what I usually do when I should be studying: spiralling down the YouTube vortex, and dreaming of being someone else with a much more glamorous life, living somewhere fancy like London or California. *sigh* I try to fight it, but only the results will tell how successful I have been...

Last Thursday Night: Marie Claire Trunk Show 2013

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Last week Thursday, Lungi and I attended the Marie Claire Trunk Show at Neighbourgoods Market. This annual fashion event is the ultimate pop-up shopping experience. Top South African designers (Pichulik, Kirsten Goss, Sies! Isabelle, to name a few) displayed their ranges, Inglot cosmetics had a stand where they were doing patrons' make-up, and there were several perfume samples being spritzed around.


Johannesburg's fashion people browsed racks full of beautifully-made, on-trend clothing while listening to the music of Short Straw and Jimmy Nevis. There were crepes for sale at one of the stalls, and I was feeling adventurous so I tried one with banana, caramel and what I suspect were pecan nuts. Warm fruit and strange nuts are things I usually stay away from on principle, but I suppose the air of the night- fashion, music, glamour- emboldened me. I don't regret it.

Though I was not able to buy anything (I have Two and Loin, Cloth and Ashes taste on a Mr Price budget), I was…

What's On My Mind this Monday...

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"I learned to love myself unconditionally, because I am a queen"

India Arie's 'Video' was in my head all of a sudden, and after listening to it for the first time in years I have remembered how much good Ms Arie's music does for the psyche!


Also read Aisha Baker's post on Baked the Blog about learning to accept imperfections, and how not to let them keep you from living a good life.


"Drug Pop" for the Weekend

I just decided that it's Synth Pop Friday. Listen to Airwaves, by Gateway Drugs: