If you’re in Joburg and you have an internet connection you’ll know that Forever21 has finally made its way up from Cape Town. I’ve visited the Cape Town store and in comparison the store in Nelson Mandela Square is way better! If you haven’t visit the store you should definitely check it out.

Forever 21 Nelson Mandela Square (9 of 35) Forever 21 Nelson Mandela Square (6 of 35)I picked up this really awesome 70’s styled dress from the store, I’ll be honest it’s not something I would usually wear but it was so pretty I thought I would step out of my comfort zone. I think the trend has taken quite a lot of us by surprise because it’s pretty intense. I like this dress because it hits the trend on the head but it’s not too crazy!

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Forever 21 Nelson Mandela Square (11 of 35)I also recently got my first ever Simon and Mary hat, it’s been one of those things that I’ve always wanted but just never got round to buying. My hat is a Mountie Short Brim hat in Scout, it’s incredibly beautiful and my new best friend!

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Dress: Forever 21

Shoes: Cotton On

Hat: Simon and Mary

Photography: Nicole Olwagen