Hello, loyal followers! It has been a while since I last did a blog post. The last two months have been all sorts of crazy, therefore I made a decision to take a little break from being the girl on y’alls minds, wink wink. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dan needed to be with his family leaving us no choice but to cancel our trip to Europe and return to Durban. Never has the expression, “blessing in disguise”, been more applicable. I hadn’t seen my family in almost six months and didn’t realise how much I missed Durban until I was body surfing in the tropical waters of Durban’s beaches.
Durban is no south of France but I loved every bit of it. I think you only truly appreciate the treasures of a place when you have time to look. During my last months of living in Durban, I couldn’t wait to leave. Don’t get me wrong, Durban is great and stuff, but way too slow for my restless soul. But now I realise that living in Durban and visiting Durban are two separate entities. Being able to spend two work-free weeks in Durban with extra cash was a real treat. Lazing on the beach all day, hitting up old favourites for a drink in the arvie, and reuniting with Durban’s finest people were just some of the things I got up to during this unplanned holiday.
Unplanned adventures are always the best. From spending every second consumed in Eurotrip itinerary planning, it was lovely to, on the spur of moment, pack a small bag and go home. The highlight for me was going down the coast again. I spent most of my childhood in the laid back beach town of Pumula, just before Port Shepstone. Besides the beach, the drive down the endless tree palm filled coastline is my favourite.
We spent two nights with my Godfather in St Michaels, a stone throw away from Shelly Beach, Uvongo, and Margate. We took advantage of the tennis court to shoot this look. I’ve come to the conclusion that you can’t go wrong with denim. In fact, there’s no wrong way to wear denim at all. I’ve always been a fan of double denim, even when it was a fashion don’t. I’ve noticed that it has become quite popular among fashion enthusiasts, and recently saw a post on my all time favourite fashion blog, LE HAPPY, where Lua perfectly demonstrates how to rock a double denim look.
It was a classic winter’s day in KZN – hot! But the great thing about denim is that it allows the skin to breathe so you can wear it on a warm day. Even when it gets cold, a light jersey, or something like this polo neck top can easily provide some extra warmth – if you live in Durban that is. The air is always moist and that’s the kind of warm I enjoy. I love humidity and hope to live in a tropical location again one day. The weather is definitely my favourite thing about Durban. I hate the cold, and Joburg has a lot of it. But Jozi is growing on me. I actually missed it while I was in Durban. I guess you have to make the most of where you’re at in life, but also work hard so that where you’re at is rad AF.
Jacket-Guard The Vintage
Polo Neck Top-Vintage
All images by Dan Erasmus.