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Blondie…

I heard a saying once - it goes, “if you don’t like something change it. If you can’t change your attitude”

Been afraid of lighter shades of hair colour, but as you can see I have now finally embraced it.

The Best Revenge Is A Good Body…

For the record, I don’t have anyone on my shit list. No one to avenge.

I thought of the blog post title, found it amusing - so I used it. Simple.

Of late, I have been exercising even harder.

Why?

My birthday is fast approaching. Yes I am vain like that.

So over the weekend I scorched more calories by doing the dreaded stairs.

At the time it is painful but it’s a sure way to tone hard to reach areas such as the stomach, arms, thighs, calves.

Did all that in my leopard print exercise ensemble. 

Sunglasses – Sportsgirl, Crop Top  & Leggings – Cotton On Body, Runners - Asics

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Dear Old Magazines, I love you..

Some classic magazines that I own are some of my priced possessions. Pictures bound together showing fashions and trends of yester year.

Fashion reinvents itself over and over again. So occasionally when I am lacking style inspiration, I take the time to flick through my magazines.

You can to see the world as it was back then. Have you asking questions like, were we really dressing like this? Damn.

What’s there not to love?
- half baked relationship advice
- fancy recipe ideas no one will ever try
- dramatic beauty tips, that will leave you looking like Priscilla Queen Of The Desert
-best of all competitions - who is winning these?

Top - West End Boutique, Skirt - Choies, Shoes - London Rebel

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Balancing Act…

I think I can finally accept that I am “that friend”.

Yes, “that friend” that will text a friend “I’m almost there” but  I am just getting out the shower.

That friend that will call and say, “just looking for parking” when I just left the house.

There I said it.

I know some friends who are probably gasping for air whilst reading this admission.

It happened, pigs flew.

Dress - Temt, Shoes - London Rebel

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You Don’t Make Friends With Salad…

My stomach is saying I am hungry but my clothes are saying - no your not.

I will be turning thirty something in about three weeks so I have decided to exercise even harder and to manage my food intake with greater scrutiny.

To ensure my success I have enlisted the help of my bae at home and also my work colleagues. They have been given strict instructions that under no circumstances are they to - bring any temptation my way.

My meal plan is as follow:
Bircher muesli with skim milk for breakfast. 
A salad for lunch everyday 
For dinner I will be looking for healthier and lighter options.

When I get a little peckish I will snack on fruit, veggies lots of water and coconut water.

To keep me moving I will be walking 30kms each week with alternate weight sessions.

*Fist Pumps*

Serena Williams watch out, I am coming for you!

The first day was hard. By 3pm, the sugar cravings were kicking in and I really had to fight myself.

I pushed through by drinking copious amounts of water and by heating up a small bowl of oats to tie me over.

I think by blogging my, I have an even greater sense of accountability.

It will be tough, but I am up for the challenge.

Top - Temt, Skirt - French Connection - Shoes- London Rebel

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Nine. Ninety Five…

Over the weekend I was reading an article that was attempting to dissect the spending habits of the modern woman.

Interestingly the article reported that more than 1 in 4 women sometimes lie about how much they’ve actually spent or hide things they’ve purchased from partners, family and friends.

It has to be a man with a hidden agenda reporting this, I thought to myself.

Truth be told I know women like that. In fact once upon a time I used to be like that. Not anymore, the key words are used to be.

When I read articles like, it gets me thinking about the countless times I have arrived home in an infectious mood bragging about having price stalked a certain ‘something’ for months - only to finally get it at a discount price.

I am convinced my boo thinks I was just making it up. He doesn’t actually say the words but his lifted eye brows and his, “sure you got it at that price” smile said it all.

Who’s paranoid? I know its not me. Fixes face to a pout.

The dress you see me wearing retails for about $99.95. I got it it for a steal at a mere $9.95.

Men lie. Women Lie. Numbers Don’t.

Marked down price tags, receipts and bank transactions ain’t never lied.

Dress - Asos, Shoes - Target

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If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride…

Of late I feeling underwhelmed, uninspired. I love to take photos and to blog but of late it feels like I am just going through the motions - doing the same thing day in day out.

I am a woman of action, so decided that it is useless to wish for things to be different because better results come through action.

Level One Complete - Blonde Tresses.

Top - Witchery, Leather Pencil Skirt - Sportsgirl, Shoes - Zoe Wittner

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Blonde Ambition…

Of late I have been flirting with the idea of going blonde.

But I am not into the whole process of bleaching my hair and inserting colour so I have opted for braids instead.

Same same right?

Here are some lovely ladies I found on Google, that are inspiring me to bring my idea to life.

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Its A Wrap…

It is hard to believe that it has already been four since i installed my crotchet braids! Since i have been wearing the hairstyle I managed to jot down some of observations.

Pros:

  • It is a great protective style that works wonders for natural, relaxed and hair that is in transition.
  • No chemicals, thread or bonding glue to create or maintain the style - suits my on the go life style
  • I can really get in there when i wash, condition and moisturise my hair beneath the crotchet braids
  • After box braids I was so glad to have style that places less tension on my hairline. Can I get an amen?
  • Low cost hairstyle - keeps more coin in my designer purse!
  • The hair looked super full, but it was light as a feather

Cons:

  • I used Marley braids, which is pretty standard with this hair style but i just found it to tangle really easy.
  • It seemed to take a little longer to install the hair than a weave - maybe it would have been faster if someone else installed?
  • Because the hair got tangled it took me forever to undo, almost 6 hours. Nobody has time for that - i am booked!
  • If your crochet braid colour is close to your natural hair colour, you WILL get super nervous about cutting your own hair.

There you have it, my review of my crochet braid extensions.

Top - Temt, Skirt - Temt, Shoes - Target

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Doing It With Gusto!

I have been looking through my blog posts of late and all I see is mostly black-and-white ensembles.

This had me thinking, What the fark? Am I just turning into a Kim and Kanye extra?

Right now I can’t really explain why I keep being drawn to black and white ensembles on a daily basis.

I am certain that It’s giving me life though - allowing me to experiment more with my makeup.

…the shoes, the shoes - lord have mercy!

Shirt - Trueworths, Skirt - Target, Shoes - Zoe Wittner

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Today I Am…

Loving: That I get to rock African print in corporate Australia.

Eating: Healthy, not pedantic about it, but I am focused on keeping it tight at right.

Drinking: Water. Such a bore - I know - but ever so nutritious.

Wearing: Bang on trend African print in a modern design, can you handle?

Feeling: Pretty damn good, the weekend is near.

Thinking: Positive thoughts, positive vibes, positive life.

Dreaming: About my next holiday, where has the year gone?

Top - IamTinasheCustom, Pencil Skirt - Temt, Shoes - Salvatore Ferragamo

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Comfort Inn…

Never in my life have I been a basic chick.

But in this ensemble…

I tried it.

Top – Temt, Pants – CUE, Shoes - Wittner

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Swagger Jacking…

I was minding my own business walking to the office when I looked up.

A mannequin in the Topshop window caught my eye.

I thought to myself “I like that outfit - simple but impeccable styling”.

The next day I decided to recreate the look with pieces from my own wardrobe.

it pays to look around, take in your surroundings - never know what will inspire you.

Stripe Knit Top - Asos, Leather Pencil Skirt - Sports Girl -White Heels - London Rebel

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Show You Better Than I Can Tell You…

Last week I purchased my latest gadget - Iphone Six.

Over the weekend, I have been test driving the camera.

Here is some improv shots I took earlier.

Denim Shirt - Topshop, Skirt - Temt, Shoes - London Rebel

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Don’t Sweat It…

*Drake voice*

Sweat pants, hair out, chilling with no make-up on.

That’s when you are the prettiest, I hope that you don’t take it wrong.

White Tee - American Apparel, Grey Sweat Pants - Bonds, Kicks - Adidas

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IamTinashe.com

My 9 - 5 hustle is as a Human Resources professional in the heart of Brisbane, Australia.

I have always had a fascination with fashion and photography, so I created this blog to document my personal style and fashion inspiration.

I often see people who are using fashion to express themselves in a unique manner - not surprisingly these people are also captured on this blog.

Its here that i also share my thoughts, ideas, loves and obsessions...

Contact me: tinashe.taneka@gmail.com

 

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