Monday, 16 November 2015

Black & Gold

Metallic Blazer- Foschini/Pants & Shoes- Woolworths/Top- Cotton On/ Lipstick- Rubywoo by MAC

Hi, My name is Kendra and I am the blogger here at Kotton&Silk. I am just reintroducing myself incase you guys forget who I am. I know there has been crickets here on the blog but its all for good reasons, I promise. I will tell you all about it soon, but for now lets stick to fashion.

Many of us think Summer is strictly bold colours, pretty silhouettes and summer dresses- but I beg to differ. I shied away from black and my usual dark colours because I just didn't feel they were appropriate for the summer, which left me with very limiting options. With the weather in Durban not being very "summery" I was like 'What The Hell' and pulled out my usual classic black looks. I honestly have no idea what has been going on with Durban, we have been having rain non stop and the sun hardly comes out to play. Apparently its been flourishing in Cape Town, which might not be such a bad thing because I am visiting the beautiful Mother City very soon. This will be my very first trip to Cape Town,I am so excited!

Question : Full black in Summer. Yay? or Nay?. Would love to hear what you guys think.



Monday, 21 September 2015

That's So 70s

Leather Jacket- Vintage/Leather pants- Gift from Brazil/Top-Mr Price/Sandals-Mr Price
Incase you didn’t know, the 70s trend is HUGE this season, so I thought why not jump on the bandwagon and get my 70s on! As with my last post, this too is something I wouldn’t usually wear but I thought why not try something different?! This look is leaning towards something Anna Dello Russo would wear (More so the pants LOL) I love it! One needs to come outside of their shell and comfort zone and try different styles and clothing that they wouldn’t usually wear. If you ask me, in a world where we as people are constantly concerned what people think and say about us- I would think that’s quite a courageous thing to do.
I got these pants from a family friend who resides in Brazil. At first I was kind of taken aback and weren’t too sure about them- lets be honest, you wouldn't usually find flared leather patch pants at the mall, and I found it hard to come up with a look that complimented them. Once I got wind of the 70s trend being the IT trend for Spring, I just knew these pants had to come out and play hehe.

What do you guys think?

Monday, 14 September 2015

New York, New York

Skirt- Mr Price/T-Shirt- Cotton On/Denim Jacket- Topshop/Sneakers- Sportscene

New York Fashion Week is in full force and is overflowing with the most mouth watering ensembles and the sickest street style ever. I have been so inspired by the various fashion shows, and moreover the street style. Street style for me has always been more exciting than the actual shows. Street style is raw, unapologetic and so unconventional, I can literally sit for hours marvelling at the amazing street style pictures on my favourite websites and instagram pages. Street style at fashion week is not always about the trends that grace the runways, but more about personal style and expression, and being able to speak volumes (and loudly for that matter) through your clothing. I love the bold statements people make.

New York has been my dream destination for many years. There is a certain buzz within the city that's so profound and evident even though I haven't experienced it first hand- I can only imagine what it must really feel like to walk those streets. There seems to be a sense of fearlessness and risk- taking that lingers in the air, I love that about New York. The way people rush pass one another all having a purpose and a place to go, the skyscrapers and amazing architecture, the endless graffiti art which is splattered across buildings, the exquisite style of its people who look like they running to a Vogue shoot on what just might be a normal day off to the office. It has always and still is my dream to move to the Big Apple, and I plan on making that dream come true sooner rather than later.

About This Look

Since I have been following all the #NYFW shows and coverage and have been totally OBSESSED with all the fashion, I thought it wouldn't be such a bad idea to stop mopping about not being there and just imagine I was, ha! I wanted to push myself and come up with a look that I wouldn't normally choose and wear on a normal day. I love the idea of infusing both formal and casual wear and creating something beautiful. I am into the 'pairing your sneakers with dresses/skirts' vibe, I love how its unusual and not expected, yet it just works! This look is definitely something I see myself strutting in the streets of SOHO AND hailing down a cab, rushing to the next show while being photographed and still looking effortlessly chic. ( A girl can dream, can she?)

This look is sooo New York, what do you think?

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Minimalistic OOTD

Top-Topshop/Pants- Woolworths/Gladiators- Topshop (Sale item)
Incase you haven't noticed, I have dropped the 'BlogSpot' and bought my domain- yay! This is one of those things that I wanted to do for a very long time and I am so glad that I finally did it. I am extremely excited about the future of this blog. I am now focused on changing the overall look of this blog so do keep a look out for the revamp soon.
I opted for a chilled out minimalist look as we have just entered into Spring. Spring is a season for loose, easy to wear, no fuss, bright clothing and that's the exact vibes I was going for.
If you know me well, you would know that I am only ever in boots, sneakers and brogues, I seldom (if ever) wear open toed sandals- so this is a big deal for me guys LOL. The summer months are here so I plan on forcing myself to wear sandals and open toed shoes. I have been looking for the perfect pair of gladiators for years. They were either too boring and/or not my taste, and the pairs that I absolutely loved were way out of my budget. With that being said, you can imagine my joy when I spotted these babies at a Topshop sale, one of the straps had come loose but that wasn't an issue for me. I had found the perfect pair of gladiators and the loose strap was easily fixable, more than that the price of the shoe was reduced even more due to it being flawed. So, I not only found the perfect pair of gladiators but I scored a ridiculous bargain on them- who doesn't enjoy a bargain?
I hope you enjoyed this look. I would love to hear what are some clothing items that you are excited to wear this Spring. Hit a girl up!

Sunday, 30 August 2015


Stripped ensemble- Mr Price/Shoes- Woolworths

Warmer nights, the comeback of mosquitos and crazy sinuses due to pollen is how I sum up Spring. I love the warmer months, don’t get me wrong but I really dread it when it comes to my overall health. I have crazy allergies and Spring leaves me with a stuffy nose and terrible migraines- it just brings the worst out of me. Whining aside, I am quite excited to ditch the layers and wear more light-weight clothing. I must say though, we didn’t really quite experience winter in Durban. I didn’t get a chance to wear my many longer length coats I have been dying to wear- So did we reaaally have Winter?

Stripes are a must try trend for Spring/Summer season. I went a step further and paired both vertical and horizontal stripes together for an edgy yet subtle monochromatic look. Stripes were all over the SS15 runways with countless exciting versions. Vibrant colours, and different dimensions- all so different and playful. There is a version for every style preference.

Are you digging this trend? Hit me up and let me know.

Kendra xx

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Blue Monday

Shirt- Mr Price/Blazer- Mr Price/Pants- Woolworths/Brogues-Foschini

I am extremely happy with how this shoot turned out, I cannot even tell you! There is a certain way I have always wanted my pictures to look and embody a certain feel/texture, and this style post is exactly how I want all my style posts to look. I wanted to try something different this time around- Same colour, different shades. I love the different variations of the colour blue and how they complement each other. It (especially these blue tones) is vibrant, bold and has a sophisticated edge. Blue is not my usual colour of choice, but I love how I look in it.

I would really love to know what you guys think about this post, and if you are as happy about it as I am :)

Monday, 20 July 2015

Greyscale Ensemble

Blazer- Thrift Buy/Pants- Woolworths/Heels- Footwork

So, I must admit- its been a minute since I have posted on my blog. I know, I know. There have been a few things I have been focused on in my personal life and I am also busy with plans and content I have for blog. so don't fret-I have not forgotten about you.

I am all kinds of obsessed with this grey blazer, it is definitely my favourite item at the moment as well as one of my best buys this year. I picked it up while out thrifting (Which was a very successful thrift day might I add) for under 50bucks- Imagine?! It is fitted, longer length and pairs well with almost everything in my wardrobe. I have been loving grey hues as of late so I was quite delighted when I found this amazing blazer, I am super excited to play around with it.

I am so envious over my friends in Cape Town and JHB, Winter has arrived (For them at least)and I have been seeing countless instagram posts of them flaunting their oversized faux fur coats, and I am over here like "When is our turn?" I must admit though, Durban has had a couple of cold days in the past week, but not cold enough to pull out those gorgeous fur coats. I am not complaining because I absolutely love sunshine, but lets face it- Winter is one season that the fashion Gods look down on and smile upon. The layering, the over the top coats and jackets, the minimalist colours- So chic! So yes, I am a tad bit bummed that we in Durban hardly experience winter weather.

What are some winter trends that you are loving at the moment? Hit me up.

Until Next Time Loves...