Friday 26 July 2013


Looking at this fur gillet, it reminds me of the best expression ever heard relating to dressing according to the weather, and something that I have mentioned before.  The Nordic people say that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. The moral of the story is that if you are appropriately dressed, you don't have to remain indoors when the weather is bad. Whenever I decide to wear this fur gillet,  it reminds me of the expression, but it also creates mixed feelings about the concept of fur.  Although I appreciate the fact that temperatures drop below zero in some countries and that fur is the only solution to covering up and protecting yourself from the brutal cold, I remain in two minds about it. That said, I decided that if you live anywhere near the Northpole, you should be allowed to wear fur.  In conclusion, I decided to fake it a little, cladding myself against the vicious Cape Doctor, as the South Eastern wind is called when billowing at irrational speed! This morning has seen a drop in temperature again, with the Matroosberg Mountain tops covered in snow. Regretfully it is not enough to allow us to jump into ski boots!

Faux Fur Gillet - Ginger Mary
Scarf - Unknown store in Dubrovnik
Leather gloves - Woolworths
Suede Handbag - Zara
Cuff - St Georges Walk Cape Town
Pants - Trenery
Wool Beret - Topshop (old)
Shoes - Topshop


  1. I share your thoughts, I can think of real furs only for those who live at the North pole, for the rest of us,,,,welcome faux furs!! And I really love your vest!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  2. I love faux fur and you look fabulous in that vest.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. You are wearing fur while I am sitting here in my bikini as we finally have a great hot weather period here in Germany.
    Thanks for the inspiration and I think I might have to borrow my daughter's fake fur vest in several months! Awesome and glamorous look, Nicolene.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  4. Hahaha I am with Annette, I was thinking the same. While we get baked in the sun with nearly nothing on, you are absolutely rocking this faux fur vest in such an elegant way. I am absolutely your opinion about the fur. Nowadays there are so many nice faux fur articles out there, that there is no need for killing animals.