I am an absolute ‘girly’ girl and LOVE my dresses and skirts, but I also enjoy a great fitting denim and super sleek suit! So if preppy is your ‘thang’ why not play up your pinstripe blazer with a supercool distressed denim?

A Pinstripe box blazer is always cool..

Work your blazer with a white shirt…

…and pearl embellished denim…and pops of colour accessories!

And don’t forget the attitude, – bosslady!

Details are key! A cute ‘bright bag’ with matching earrings and heels are so edgy!

And your insect brooch is so hot this season!

Any insect accessories from dragonflies, to beetles, to spiders are on trend!

And if you have not bought an embellished denim, just add it yourself like I did! DIY, bapee!

Yes, you can be trendy on a budget like me!

Blazer – Truworths
Shirt – My hubby’s old Woolies shirt (thank you darling!)
Denim – Identity – but I updated the pearls myself
Heels – MrP – yes!
Earring – Lovisa

I love empowering, especially girls, and women who do not even realize their gifts and talents.

A few years ago I approached two young women who I firmly believed could make great ambassodors as Miss SA. One came back two years later and said she wanted to give it a try. The other, would like to grow in her studies.

Of course I was over the moon. Catch me coaching her here:

Meagan and Esther on SABC 3 – Counter culture

Meagan Duckitt coaching Esther – modelling

And of course, when she was ready, we went to our Miss SA regional judging, and this year it was bigger than ever, as we celebrated 60 years of the pageant history!

I was so proud of my Esther, as she was not only the youngest entrant, but from just under 100 entrants, she made it to the top 15!
How awesome!!

An amazing achievement for a novice, don’t you think? Well done hun!

And of course – heads up to our gorgeous Ade, who was the absolute epitome of grace!