Winter

Sheepskin Slippers SA Giveaway from Hello Man, worth up to R730!

I think we can all agree that it's gotten cold now. Not arctic, but pretty damned cold. PJs, couch, series-and-blanket time never looked so enticing.

Today's giveaway, the 4th in the Hello Man launch giveaway series, has come at a great time. This is part 4 of 8.

In keeping with the fine quality you've come to expect from Hello Man, we're giving away these fine unisex things from Sheepskin Slippers SA:

 

Best you get your freezing butt over to Facebook and enter:
1) Like the Facebook post below. For an extra entry, comment and tag the cold person who needs a pair.
2) Like Hello Man on Facebook.
3) Follow @hellomansa on Instagram
4) Like Sheepskin Slippers SA's Facebook page

 

Some stuff to know:
1) This giveaway is open to South Africans.
2) Entries close at 11pm on Tuesday 8th of May.
3) It will take approximately 2 weeks to get your prize to you.
3) Standard competition Ts and Cs apply.
4) Winner will be notified by Facebook.

Falke Autumn/Winter Inspiration

It may have been one of the hottest days in Cape Town for the launch of the FALKE Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, but we were too occupied by the thought of blankets, rain, hot chocolate and tweed, yes lots of tweed, to even notice. 

I have always known the FALKE brand and one year I was lucky enough to get a hand-me-down pair of FALKE sports socks from my brother who was the sportsman in the family - you know, the ones that are conveniently labelled with an L and R to tell you which foot to put them on. I think I cherished those socks for years and made myself believe that I too was an up and coming sportsperson like my brother was – I wasn’t, believe me!

But it was that something special about those socks that makes me remember them still to this day. They are not just socks, they are a labour of love. Every stitch counts and every product is engineered with heart. This is the ethos that the Falke, German knitting family brought with them to South Africa and that has remained within their company for 123 years. 
 

The AW18 women’s outdoor collection was my personal favourite. Inspired by the countryside and colours of autumn afternoons, the colours and textures of these socks transformed me to cold winter days lounging around at home with hot chocolate in hand and a good movie on. I can’t wait to pair the FALKE sneaker socks with my classic brogues and trouser duo this autumn. 

The menswear range of socks draws the inspiration from the elegance and minimalism of the 1920’s. This era was not called the Roaring 20’s for nothing. Think Louis Armstrong, the foxtrot and Gatsby. It’s the classic patterns and fabrics used by FALKE that take you back in time to an era of bowties and pocket squares.

With that said, bring on Autumn and all the socks and tights that FALKE has to offer. You can browse the collection and shop online to get yourself ready for those cold Autumn days. 

Below are some ideas of things you could team up with your FALKES this Autumn/Winter. 

We’re All About Stripes

Stripes are very much in fashion this winter and I thought why not extend this to other products as well? Stripes are fun and what’s great is the many different colour combinations you can put together. If you’re feeling a little festive there are products with all the colours of the rainbow in their stripes too.

I love this plain black and white striped toiletry bag from the Simply House store. Even your toiletries will be in fashion this winter.

This long digital tapestry from the Left Collective store would look amazing in any bedroom or I could even see it in a dining room.  I like the uneven stripes in simple black and white.

These days there are many different interpretations of stripes, they don’t just have to be the same old traditional pattern we first think of.  The large striped journal from Landi Khun is filled with unique stripes, I love how they are all over the place. 

How cute are these blue and white chambray shoes from Luna Moon for a little boy? Your little one will be walking in style all day long.

Why not have a little party with these pink and white striped straws from Teelee? I love the light pink and white together and they could be the starting point of a great themed party. I must say I’m getting a few ideas for my birthday coming up! 

Image One: striped toiletry bag
Image Two: long digital tapestry
Image Three: large striped journal
Image Four: chambray shoes
Image Five: striped straws

aFREAKa Onesies for Winter

With winter fast approaching I think it’s only appropriate to acquire a onesie to keep you warm. Why not have a little fun with it as well? aFREAKa Clothing designs and makes a range of fun and colourful onesies for adults and children. 

The idea for the business came about when founder Ole, went on a road trip in a black cat onesie that he almost never took off. He found it to be comfortable and practical and many people enquired after the onesie, wanting one for themselves too. 

aFREAKa clothing has two ranges; the first is the animal onesie range. These are made from polar fleece making them warm, comfortable and easy to wear. They have about 80 different characters or animals to choose from. The second range are the INYE onesies, these are made from 100% cotton and are a little more stylish.

What’s great is that they make onesies for children and for adults, so your whole family can keep warm and look awesome. I think the adult springbok onesie is perfect for the upcoming rugby games against Ireland next month, you’ll be warm and comfortable throughout the game.

There is a bit of mystery concerning what animal their logo is; can you guess it? As aFREAKa says, “Remember: winter is coming!”

Image One: Adult Tigger
Image Two: Kids Pink Dinosaur
Image Three: Adult Springbok
Image Four: Adult Flying Squirrel
Image Five: Kids Pink Bunny
 

The Perfect Mug For Those Cold Winter Days

With winter fast approaching, I know I’ll be drinking a lot more tea, cappuccinos and of course hot chocolate. I’ve always had a favourite mug, which only I’m allowed to drink from, that’s been with me for years. To be honest it’s actually a really ugly mug. It’s the perfect size, but it’s a strange brown colour and chipped. Now that I think of it, it has quite a weird shape too. I’m sure many of you can relate; whether it’s at work or home, that special mug which you hide in the back of the cupboard is yours and yours alone.

So, I think it’s time for a new mug. I love these options available on Hello Pretty; the vixen mug from Sugar & Vice is foxy and their work like a boss mug, which will start your day off well, is great. The I am a mother mug from Cronje Design Co, is perfect for all the mothers out there. I love the detail on this angel wing mug from Pink Orange Designs. We all need some comfort every now and then, so the hug in a mug from Flat White Concepts is ideal.

I think it’s totally okay to have more than one favourite mug, why not have one for each day of the week? 

Image One: Vixen Mug
Image Two: Work like a boss Mug
Image Three: I am a mother mug
Image Four: Angel wing mug
Image Five:  Hug in a mug

Winter Neutrals with Hello Pretty

Baby, it's cold outside...

Winter has well and truly arrived, pretties. And what better excuse for a gorgeous snowflake necklace with a cheeky little diamond? You can get  yours from Emma Anne Jewellery right here. Wear it while cuddling up with a mug of hot chocolate and listening to this classic winter-themed duet.

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