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fat pants have never looked this good

This long weekend I have every intention of doing very little. There will be a bit of exercise, a bit of socialising, but other than that I hope to become better acquainted with my couch, and Netflix. How utterly decadent.

Perfectly timed, Cotton On Body‘s Easter range was delivered into my inbox. Just because you’re ‘lounging’ doesn’t mean you want to look like a slob. I totally in love with all of this, just the right time for winter PJ’s too. Makes the prospect of those long, dark chilly months seem slightly less daunting… head down to Cotton On Body for some lovely Easter spoils. You (and your couch) will love them.

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— Emily

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have we told you about jim & bob?

When our boys, Robert and James, were born in 2013 we really struggled to find them some super cute baby shoes that were not only comfy, but cool too. We loved the idea of leather moccasins but couldn’t find any local ones that struck our fancy, so we took matters into our own hands. My hubby helped us with the first few prototypes and patterns, we set up a store on Hello Pretty, and eventually we hired the exceptionally talented Christina to do the sewing. We also did a really sweet photo shoot with Jim & Bob (the namesakes) and some of their friends! You can order moccasins for your littles through our Hello Pretty store, and please like us on Facebook 🙂

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Here are the lads – Jim (right) and Bob (left) in their super soft and comfy moccs

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Precious Zac was not happy about being alone with the elephants on the bench

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Gorgeous Levi (also Bob’s cousin) was the perfect little model

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Beautiful Stella (also Jim’s cousin) acted very coyly for us, when in real life she’s a firecracker!

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We don’t do all outer soles with buck skin fur (only for the little ones still crawling or not yet crawling)

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Beautiful Kaia stole the show, she was born to be in front of the camera

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Photos by John-Louis West, clothing by Cotton On Kids

— Liza

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cotton on gets first homeware range

Cotton On has teamed up with Oz designer Mark Tuckey to create a bespoke homeware collection. As with everything they do, it is effortlessly stylish and has a true authentic Australian style that works so well in SA too.

The collection is Cotton On’s first foray into the homeware market and includes beautifully designed pieces for various areas of the home categorised by Eat, Drink, Relax, Store, Bathe and Sleep.

The range includes bed linen, cushions, blankets and throws, wooden serving bowls, platters, ceramic storage jars and mugs, wooden chopping boards and general storage vessels.

Here are some gorgeous images from the campaign to get you in the mood. Am loving the throws!

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The collection will be available online at www.cottonon.com from Friday 3 July and in select Cotton On stores from 8 July. The stores include Eastgate, Gateway, Sandton, Canal Walk, Pavilion, Cresta, Cavendish, Clearwater, Brooklyn, Rosebank and V&A Waterfront.

— Emily

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cotton on bring you denim’s most wanted

If you are both a Cotton On fan and a day-in-day-out denim crazed fashionista then you will be thrilled to hear that your fave store is bringing you a new denim collection that features the most wanted styles. Each one is an essential addition to every wardrobe, right now.

For women there is the jegging, the boyfriend, the skinny mid-rise, the skinny high-rise, the deluxe sport and the super-stretch skinny. I want them all. There are some very cool styles for your man too so he mustn’t feel left out.

The Wanted denim collection retails from R249 and is available in store from Tuesday 3 February. Run, don’t walk.

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— Emily

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i heart christmas: day 11 – cotton on selfie scope worth R199 // closed

If you’re the queen (or master) of the selfie, you’ll be glad to hear that Cotton On are now selling the selfie scope! No more awkward arm reaching at funny angles – all you do is attach your phone to the scope, extend it as far as you want, set the Bluetooth timer remote and snap!

We tried it out, so much fun. And we’re excited to tell you that today one lucky reader can win their very own selfie scope worth R199, courtesy of Cotton On.

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To enter, we’d like you to take your very best selfie and then post it to either of the following using the hashtags #CottonOnRSA and #iheartchristmas

1. On Facebook (don’t forget to tag us)
2. On Twitter (don’t forget to tag us)
3. On Instagram (don’t forget to tag us)

For all the rules, click here. This giveaway will close at midnight, and the winners will be announced tomorrow.

— Liza

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how to wear slides

You might remember Emily’s sudden need for the Birk. Soon after that post we went online to order our Birks, then we had shopper’s anxiety and decided against them – it’s quite a lot of money to spend on what might be only very cool for one summer. So we left it. Until we saw Charlie May in her Adidas slides and fell in love – we are now both proud owners of our own Adidas slides. And if they’re only cool for one summer, it’s ok, they weren’t too pricey! The funny thing is, I used to have a pair of these when I was a teenager?!

So, how to wear them…

Slides are super versatile – they work equally well with laid-back boyfriend jeans, slick tailored trousers or a pretty skirt or dress. It’s really what makes you feel comfortable. A tip: try to always keep your jeans rolled or trousers cropped so that you’re showing a bit of ankle. And get a good pedicure 🙂

There are also a ton of different styles – single straps with buckles, two straps with buckles, one big strap, crossovers, white, black, leather, suede, metallic, stripes. Try a few on and go for the style that suits your feet the most. And you can find them pretty much anywhere: Green Cross, Woolworths, Country Road, Trenery, Witchery, Cotton On, Mr Price, Truworths

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Credits: Red Reiding Hood, Love Shop Share, Modern Legacy, Street Smith

— Liza

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summer with cotton on

Cotton On Body is launching something new this summer. In surfer and scuba-influenced fabrics like neoprene and mesh, with functional, sports-inspired detail. It’s a swimwear range designed for a girl with an active lifestyle. Something we plan on having this summer… in between lounging with G&T in hand, of course.

Whether it’s paddle boarding, surfing or a morning beach run, these pieces combine the best elements of swimwear and simple activewear. Think: industrial zips, high necks and racer backs. Love it.

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We are also besotted with this high-waisted bikini that is in stores now…

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— Emily

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