Dancing Out Loud: Name Calling

​If we cared less about most things, the world would be more peaceful. 

Maybe we haven’t figured out what’s said in other Classes of Kingdom Animalia (our relatives), but I can’t imagine a baboon going around saying to an Impala, “dude, you are a giraffe”! So what if their neck is longer than yours? 

I just don’t think they are bored enough to do that. Maybe we should learn from them instead, because if they are not fighting about food and girls, they are chilling, grooming each other – much like I was doing with my daughter’s hair seconds before starting to write this post about nothing. It’s time to dance to Write on Me by Fifth Harmony! Join me.

Have a happy day.

PURA VIDA 🌻

ElleWye,

@breezyboho

Collection Obsession: Alexis Mabille, SS17

I can happily say 2017 is going to be a great year for style. 

The bohemian fever that’s been infecting everyone since 2015 continues. We don’t see feathers and bold native American prints in 2017. Instead, design is predominantly kept light, comfortable, simplistic with flowy textiles and ‘walking shoes’. A slight edge is added with asymmetrical jewellery. Even that’s not overwhelming.


Mellow yellow

I’m always biased towards yellow, yes. Aside from the colour though, there are embellished Chucks, beaded necklaces with bells. 

This collection says “I’m wild and free! Sometimes, I’m an expressionist, but other times I’m a simplist.” It’s subtle drama.

Images: vogue.com


In the red

Red is making a serious comeback on the 2017 Spring scene.

Images: vogue.com


This is how I see a modern gypsy in my head! Feminine, but free! This is cross-cultural style.

Images: vogue.com


Lace accents and blue denim.

Images: vogue.com

The bomber vs the military jacket

The military jacket may be trying to take over, however the bomber has stood its ground, firmly – for at least 3 years in a row.

Images: vogue.com

Chucks forever! 

Alexis Mabille went for Broderie Anglaise Lace, which I absolutely love! Appliques are the one forgotten accent that’s coming back in the form of fancy lace and iron-on flower appliques.

Images: vogue.com (left), livingly.com (right)


Till next time darlings!

Stay stylish❤

Head over here for a daily fix: @breezyboho

ElleWye.

2016 jewellery trends

Part 1:

Starting with the Northern Hemisphere,

Stella McCartney, Fall/Winter 2016

Stella McCartney, AW16
Stella McCartney, AW16. Source: vogue.com

Stella McCartney, AW16
Stella McCartney, AW16. Source: vogue.com
Stella McCartney, AW16
Stella McCartney, AW16. Source: vogue.com
Stella McCartney, AW16
Stella McCartney, AW16. Source: vogue.com
Stella McCartney, AW16
Stella McCartney, AW16. Source: vogue.com
Stella McCartney, AW16
Stella McCartney, AW16. Source: vogue.com
Stella McCartney, AW16
Stella McCartney, AW16. Source: vogue.com
Stella McCartney, AW16
Stella McCartney, AW16. Source: vogue.com
Stella McCartney, AW16
Stella McCartney, AW16. Source: vogue.com

Then for the South!

Jill Stuart, Spring/Summer 2016

Jill Stuart SS16
Jill Stuart SS16. Source: Vogue.com
Jill Stuart SS16
Jill Stuart SS16. Source: Vogue.com
Jill Stuart SS16
Jill Stuart SS16. Source: Vogue.com
Jill Stuart SS16
Jill Stuart SS16. Source: Vogue.com

Jill Stuart SS16
Jill Stuart SS16. Source: Vogue.com

I think I’m falling in love!
More @breezyboho

Have a fabulous weekend 💝

ElleWye

How do you eat an elephant?

​I don’t deny that I predominantly live in Fairyland. However, once in a while where my head takes me doesn’t seem unrealistic, even when I stop dreaming. Here’s one scenario? Bring me back if this is too farfetched!

I live in a small township (suburb) and everyone around me is struggling to even buy a loaf of bread, once a week. My neighbours see me offloading bags of groceries every weekend. I have a plush house. Yes, it’s not my doing that other people’s situations are horrible. There’s nothing I can do about it! However, I’m timidly shocked when one day, while I’m out to buy more groceries, they break into my house! What shocks me most? Is it that its my hungry neighbours that did this to me? 

This part of human thinking leaves me with no words, not even in my home language. I have all these millions of bucks, and I’ve had them for a while. It doesn’t bother me at all that 50k goes a long way in housing a family, in South Africa, at least. I’m not even sure of my division right now, however, I do think that it would take one  of my many million bucks to help other humans sleep under a roof. They are just lazy! Right? And I don’t expect them to have enough energy to break into my mansion, ever!

Politics are a reality. I wouldn’t be able to type this post in English – or even know what a tablet is – if it wasn’t for politics.

Aside from that, what ever happened to sharing and harmony – what we call Ubuntu in Southern Africa?

Have we screwed ourselves over so badly that we’ll lost the altruism that was once built into us? We once had empathy. Empathy to kids that are even ours. Today, we turn a blind eye when we meet a crying child on the street.

Can we blame globalisation for it? Are we so focused on our living by the system so badly that we are losing the humanity we so often talk about?

So, to the me that says the situation is so bad that it can’t be fixed here’s a question. How do you eat an elephant?

If one man could change the world!

Till next time,

ElleWye

@breezyboho

Cheap Thrills

​With my wake-up-ciggie in hand, I feel shortsighted as I stare at thick fog that’s covering everything across the road – from a tree to a structure. This is a moment of spirituality, as I’m thinking about my son’s trip to school. I pray for his safety.

For a moment, I forget about the fog and bring my eyes down a little, when I see a puppy running with all its might. I don’t know much about dogs, not age, not breeds. I just know a kid dog, because it’s the only dog I like! So, I’m guessing this dog must be about 4 years old in human years. Do the math for me.

I’ll call little dude, Puppy. One of the joys of exploring South African suburban areas is how different they are. In some areas, man and beast live in almost perfect harmony. 

Puppy runs for stray cows that are grazing the dewy grass across the road. What he forgot is to bark on his way, because when he arrives at the scene, the cows just continue with their meal.

The disappointment became visible all over his body as he turned back, with an incomplete task. I soon remembered Nina Simone saying “children are beautiful. They lack the sophistication of adults…” 

It wasn’t Puppy’s disappointment that cracked me up. It was the cuteness of the zeal put into the run without the know-how of the whole process – his beauty, and lack of sophistication.

What thrilled you, for free today?

Good morning!

ElleWye

@breezyboho

See the forest for the trees

​Have you ever looked at someone on the street and thought, “man, you’re unclean!”? 

I’m talking about that moment when you just got up and went for the door, because you didn’t even have milk for your first coffee of the day. This is you in droopy tracksuit pants, probably with leftover drool from last night still making itself known. But you have the guts to criticise someone who is probably as dirty as you are – at least this moment. 

Your recorded cleanliness- or maybe even judgemental-voice is already thinking about you in your majority state, clean. But, you aren’t clean now, are you?

Maybe, just maybe that person’s dirtiness experience just had to last a little longer than yours. Maybe, just maybe, they’ll bounce back too!
Morale: See the forest for the trees.
Happy Weekend!

ElleWye

@breezyboho

Momentarily: Music

​Listening to (subjectively) good music with earphones is like eating a Dagwood sandwich. Everything is thrown in! 

One moment you’re hearing the percussion and it captures you! The next, the piano just takes you away. You can’t always choose an instrument that makes the song. Everything is just there, in perfect proportions.

Right now, The Boxer Rebellion’s Promises is taking me places!

Dagwood, I say. That’s also a kota in South Africa!

Pura Vida!🎶🎧

ElleWye

@breezyboho