UTILITY CHIC

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UTILITY CHIC

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So I’ve been missing in action when it comes to my outfit posts lately, and thats not because I don’t want to  share my favourite looks its just between work and personal life, time kinda does get in the way of my greatness. However, when I got this 2-in-1 bomber jacket dress situation from @Clozetsa www.clozet.co.za all I wanted to do was live in it and then get a blog post up about it (Because if I don’t blog it, its not real, Right?).

If you follow me on instagram (which I hope you do…) you would have seen that when I posted this look I mentioned that this jacket comes with a bit of a fashion flashback story. So… here goes, about 3 years ago my fashion fundi of a mom sent me a picture of Vanessa Hong (@thehautepursuit) wearing a Christian Dior by Raf Simon bomber jacket dress which I continued to see all over  Pinterest and obviously  started to lust after for years hoping one of the high-street brands would do me a solid and drop one for a fashion girl on a budget.

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_MG_6561The hope to own it turned into reality this year when this baby landed at my door step with endless fashion possibilities ! I immediately started to think, do I style this with a tutu underneath for that Carie Bradshaw drama I live for or do I just do a “how to wear this 2-in-1 more than two ways” blog post? In the end all I wanted to do was showcase this utility-chic number so  instead  of my tutu and its drama I opted to style it with my favourite floral ankle boots (I call them my Balenciaga’s ) ,a fur stole, corset belt because a girl has got to stay snatched at the waist , and to finish off this look I added this amazing treasure trove like box bag and statement sunglass combo which all seemed like better choices. Take this post as another reminder that with globalisation fashion dreams do come true!

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WRITTEN BY : PALESA MAHLABA

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: @katlegomokubyane

OUTFIT DETAILS

Jacket dress / @Clozetsa www.clozet.co.za

Sunglasses / @Vantitylove

Hair  / @sinahs_glam_hair

Corset Belt / @shopbrettrobson www.shopbrettrobson.com

Bag / @akusesarict

Booties / Zara ( Sold Out in Sandton )

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