Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Events: J&B Met 2015

I've always loved a day spent at the major race day events, dressed up with bubbly in hand, and cheering like hell for my favourite (and bleeding money because my betting on who has the prettiest name is generally a flawed theory). So while I couldn't make the other major racing event earlier this month, you can bet I'll be making up for it at this year's J&B Met.
The theme is "Made for the Mix", so I predict we'll be seeing some crazy outfits, with tons of print clashing and colour blocking. The fashion is the best part and I can't wait to see who makes the best dressed list.

Now I really want to see your face there too, so I have 10 double tickets to give away! So enter and start plotting your outfit.

This is what the ticket includes:
Access to the "Racings it's a rush General Access Village", with live performances by Mi Casa, amazing Food Trucks to keep you going throughout the day, and the mind-blowing Schweppes and GHFM Gig Rig. There will be plenty of shading, seating and bar areas to keep you comfortable and you'll also have the best seat in the house with a front-row view of the winning straight.

To enter, simply share this competition with your pretty friends on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and don't forget to copy or tag me when you share. So something along the lines of " I want to win tickets to J&B Met 2015, Made for the Mix with @PrettyMintBlog" is all you need to do.
You can get the links to my pages below or on the sidebar. Easy peasy.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday 27 January so you still have enough time to put together that outfit. This giveaway is for Cape Town readers only.

If you don't win, you can still have a fab day at the races by purchasing a ticket by clicking here.

See you next weekend!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Shop now | Wedges

Don't judge me, but I don't like wedges. I know they're comfortable and ridiculously chic, but I've always felt like that, being shorter and having fairly muscular legs that they did nothing for me other than make me look chunky. I also can't walk in ones that are insanely high (what is the point?).

But summer events are not stiletto-friendly. If you're going to a day at the races, a garden party, or dancing the night away at a wedding, then wedges are a girls best friend.
So this summer I was determined to convert and went on a hunt for a few pairs that were comfortable, not too high and petite enough so I don't end up looking like a monster truck in them.

Here are some of my finds... I think I did good!

1) Espadrille booties, R799 at Woolworths
2) Platform wedge, R399 at Cotton On
3) Strappy wedge, R999 Witchery at Woolworths
4) Nude wedge, R499, Madison at Spree
5) Metallic wedge, R440, Madison at Spree
6) Animal print wedge, R129,99 at Mr P
7) Buckle wedges, R399, London Rebel at Spree
8) Gladiator style wedge, R1190 at Errol Arendz
9) Black snakeskin wedge, R520, Madison at Spree
10) Black & white chunky wedge, R699 at Woolworths