Monday, 28 February 2011

Oscars 2011

Oooooh so the Oscars took place last night! Only screening in SA tonight but couldnt help getting my sneak peak of what walked down the fabulous red carpet! 

Here are some of my fav numbers!

Hillary Swank just breathtaking in Gucci

Sandra Bullock rocking her amazing 46 yr old toned bod in red Vera Wang

Ah! Just LOVE this dress! Mila Kunis! Stunningly beautiful!

Halle Berry looked absolutely gorgeous in Marchesa

Friday, 25 February 2011

Hooray! Finally Friday has arrived and the weekend is almost about to begin! 

I have a wonderfully eventful weekend planned! Tomorrow is the Miss Moneypenny end of Summer sale! Frikkin CANNOT wait! Just adore their range of flirty floral dresses and tops. Lunching with the hubby then off to my beautiful friends Jen and Sticks engagement party! They are getting married on the 23 July this year aaaand im a bridesmaid! Yipee! Looking forward to celebrating their love with them and all my gorgeous friends! Sunday i'll be off to the beach to support my baby sister (aka Poopsie) in her Life-saving champs! Little Poop is off to CPT for SA champs shortly! So proud of her. Praying for beautiful weather cos im in desperate need of a tan!*

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Style crush

Just loooove Olivia Palermo's style! What I would give to have a wardrobe like hers.

i heart fashion

Simply stylish

Simply stylish by Samanthadelange

I put this gorgeous (well i think it is) fashion/ style inspiration board together using What fun! Gonna be lots more of these to come. YAY!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

diy idea: heart shaped paper clips

How cute?

I have now turned all my paper clips into hearts ... i do have a mild obsession, yes.
Idea from the amazing design sponge:

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

the thrift collection

My gorgeous friend Cals, aka Mrs Rosie Posie once blogged about a beautiful handbag she purchased for R50 off a local blog, the thrift collection. I, just loooving thrifted goods and bargains hurried on over to check out the blog!

Pippa is a trend forecaster for good old Mr Price, she has a passion for thrifted goods and vintage treasures. Her blog spot features an online 'home' and 'fashion' shop where you can find all sorts of gorgeous finds not to mention her amazing blog filled with all things inspiring! Last week i bought the below items for a whopping 100.00 SA rond! The items get delivered to your door beautifully wrapped in brown paper with white string and a heart shaped (i love) doillie! Just awesome! Do yourself a favour and check out her shop and blog as soon as you get a chance!

cute zebra striped pencils (R10 for 6)
Beige pencil skirt (R35)

AND, my absolute FAV! Old school radio (R55), perfect for taking to the beach or picnics!

i heart market

Cancel any plans you had for Sat, 5 March! Its the i heart market! Best market ever!
It is a food and design market that takes place on the first Saturday of every month, locally designed clothes and jewellery, gorgeous ceramics, accessories, arts, antiques, the BEST pancakes you have ever tasted, cupcakes, jams, preserves and fresh veggies! DONT miss it! :)

Monday, 21 February 2011

family, my greatest gift

My granddad (aka Papa) is very sick. He was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and has been fighting it ever since. He is a fighter. I have never seen a man with such an incredible will to live however in the last couple weeks he has been struggling, the cancer has spread to other parts of his body and he is getting weaker and weaker. As a family we have tried our best to give him as much love, support and attention we can. I had family arrive from USA and my uncle arrive from CPT on Saturday morning and after a weekend of  much needed ‘family time’ I did some thinking on what Family means to me.

To me, my family is my greatest gift. Not a day goes by where I do not give thanks for being blessed with a family as beautiful as mine; a loving mother and father, my gorgeous sisters and my amazing husband. I believe our families hold the key to understanding and appreciating ourselves. Who can relate better to you than your own brother / sister who have shared so many experiences with you? Who can love you more selflessly than your own mother or father who sacrificed daily for so many years to raise you?

The better we understand our parents and siblings the better we understand ourselves. In your day-to-day interactions with your family you find out by your words and actions what kind of a person you are and what's most important to you. Having a family is like having a group of loyal supporters. You can always trust that they will give you their honest opinion no matter what and always accept and love you, flaws and all. It matters what you think and feel and nobody cares more about you than the members of your family - at least, that's how it should be. It starts with you. The better you are to your spouse, children, parents, siblings etc, the more they will want to be better to you.

I have a very strong knit immediate family. I believe it has allot to do with my parents who are still, after 27 years of marriage more in love that they have ever been. Leading by example, they have always showered my sisters and I with love, acceptance and understanding, they always had time for us and constantly given us the best that they could possibly give.

I believe family works when you can count on each other and lean on each other. If we waltz in on family when it's good for us and run out when it's bad for us then we're not doing our part and will not find fulfillment there or elsewhere. Family is not only for our pleasure or entertainment but for all aspects of life: for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do we part - we need a family and that family needs us. I can almost assure you that when you support your family you will find yourself supported. So make every effort you can with your family. Make time for them. Tell them you love them and appreciate them because life is too short to take anyone who means so much to you for granted.

My Papa

My mom & dad

Our large family at our wedding

Friday, 18 February 2011

something to think about ...


I dont know about you, but this week has flown by!

I have my uncle from CPT as well as my aunt and cousin (with her gorgeous baby girl, Gen) arriving from the US of A tomorrow morning. Looking forward to a family weekend, or otherwise better referred to as a 'BUN-FIGHT'!

Have a happy weekend everyone!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

hello and welcome to my blog

Let me start by introducing myself.

My name is Samantha de Lange. I am a newly (and very happily) married young woman who is passionate about fashion, interiors, and anything that involves hearts (the decorative type). I am heart obsessed. I love blogs! I have my favorites bookmarked and regularly visit each one to go through their latest blog posts! After much ummming and aaahing I decided I wanted to create a blog. My own personal creative space. I don't have anything to sell, nor am I a fantastic writer. To be honest I hardly ever read text, I just love looking at the pictures so MY blog is going to feature everything and anything that inspires me. Everything I heart. So please feel free to pop in every now and then for some inspiration, because sometimes I think its all you need to jump start a day.

So to start off ...