How to start a shoe collection. The number one question I get asked when people walk into my room is how I have so many shoes. In this post I will be talking about a couple of points you need to think about when starting your own shoe collection! Please note that I will be talking about starting a wearable shoe collection (a collection of shoes you actually plan on wearing that are not there for purposes of display or reselling).   Don’t Fall for The Hype Just because a  shoe trend is “hot and popping” at any given point…

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If you are looking for the perfect pair for any occasion then Superbalist.com is the the answer. I can’t tell you the amount of hours of my life I’ve spent on the site just drooling over their shoes (and clothes of course).   Find Your Perfect Pair with SUPERBALIST.com Now you can probably already tell by now that when it comes to outfits and putting looks together simplicity is my go-to. Another thing you may have also noticed is my – nearly obsessive – love for all things black! But I have decided to switch things up lately (clothing wise…

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2017 is here and I am so excited for that it’s ridiculous. I’ve had my 2017 diary sitting here just waiting for me to fill it up with all the exciting things I want to get up to.   But I digress.   Today’s post is all about the fashion trends you should be expecting to see (and perhaps try) in 2017. Now you know from my Brightly Black days that I write about trends to inform you and not to guide you. You do not always have to follow every trend that comes out (and I mean these days some…

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I love shopping from the men’s department. I have said this before and I will say it again. There’s a certain level of comfort and “chill” that men’s cuts and tailoring offers that I just can’t get enough of sometimes. And I especially love shopping from the men’s department in winter time. Men’s clothing offers me so much more warmth and covering that women’s clothing does, and I don’t know about you but I would rather feel warm that freeze trying to look cute.

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How to choose the perfect winter coat | Just in case you have been living under a climate controlled rock lately, winter is here ladies and gentlemen and boy is it colder than ever! This winter (in Port Elizabeth and throughout South Africa) has given us some of the coldest days in winter history. Until this freezing-season some of hadn’t even realized that we have an “ice alert” feature in our cars, but we sadly now know that alert too well.

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Welcome back to Brightly Black! In this post I will be guiding you on how to wear all black without looking boring. It goes without saying that Black is my absolute favourite colour. Or if you want to be technical about it, I don’t really have a favourite colour then do I? (Find out what I mean here). I hadn’t realized just how black my outfit was until after my photoshoot and I was going through my pictures.   I love black for it’s simplicity and ultimate chicness – no that is not a word, but it best describes how…

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