Category Style

Win with Lou Harvey!

I'm very excited to present the first ever giveaway on The Stylist's Notebook, thanks to Lou Harvey. Lou Harvey is all about myriad prints and colours, and products that really add value to different people and their lifestyles. For me, that means super functional stationery and tech accessories that make chaotic days of working-on-the-go and... Continue reading


A couple of weeks ago, I was over the moon to find this slightly gothic, glittering dress with gauzy black layers in Zara and being the person I am- I couldn't wait to wear it. But it was cold and rainy at the time thanks to Cyclone Dineo, which gifted us two things; 1. fuller damns... Continue reading

Summer’s Fortune

Easily my current favourite dress at the moment, Fortune's Antifit Wrap Dress has been getting compliments whenever I've worn it this summer. Something about the collar reminds me of a beautiful dress with a similar shape that my mom used to wear when I was really young. Part of that memory drew me to the Antifit... Continue reading


One of favourite one-and-done outfits for casual summer elegance is a simple A-line dress with sneakers and crossbody bag. This dress has a really flattering tie front detail, with a teeny cut out to give it a twist. This 100% cotton embroidery Anglaise in nude rose is also incredibly cool, with the recent heat waves... Continue reading


Spring has sprung and as it does every year, the weather is confused. For cold-but-it-could-get-warm-later days, I like to layer inter-seasonal basics and right now I can't get enough of this Jane Sews duster. This 100% linen duster is from the last sale at With winter separates in contrasting textures like this leather look... Continue reading


This one-piece from MANGO is the perfect love-child of dungarees and jumpsuits, with wide legged culottes detailing too. Bring on short (or no) sleeves and easy, breezy wide legs for Spring! For nostalgia, you can't beat dungarees and for a practicality, I can't fault jumpsuits. The great thing about jumpsuits, playsuits and dresses, is putting... Continue reading


A simple as a white shirt is, it's fast becoming a metaphor for where I am in my life right now. This year the bright colours and prints and eccentricity that used to draw me in, have less of a hold on me. I thought I was just yearning for a more streamlined and simple wardrobe,... Continue reading

One Boot, Two Ways with Tread+Miller

Tread+Miller is all about shoes. From leather uppers on boots and brogues to canvas sneakers and all the care products and accessories in between. Their AW16 collection launch coincided with the opening of their Mall of Africa store and I was lucky enough to get sent home with something from the kind folks at Tread+Miller.... Continue reading