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My real name is… and a chance to #WIN

|By Elana| Elana Style, Free Stuff!, Home

Bring on the drama, because people have written songs about it, written books about it, and I have a story about it.

What’s in a name? My real name was Hermien. It was then when I thrived most. Felt free. Moved fast. Crowned ” player of the year”…Hockey “player of the year”.  I have only known 2 ” Hermien’s ” in my life.  The one is a very talented actress with dark hair, beautiful voice and she has great ankles. The other one is Me. :)

At school I played hockey for our first team.  My team mates called me Hermien.  It was code.  If I heard anyone shouting Hermien on the field…I would pass the ball.  I ( and I could be wrong …) ran so fast that I hardly looked left or right …so I could possibly pass that ball the anyone. I knew had anyone referred to me as ” Elana”…They were from the other team.

I recently was pleasently suprised when I received a gift for my daughter.

Wow hey!She is named after her two grannies.  Both passed one. The gift I received was personlized.  I burst into tears.  The name of my little baby, that means SOOOO much to me was made into a gift by

Its Mine offers a wide range of personalised products that are ideal for those wishing to identify their belongings and with a new Its Mine Baby range there is something for everyone I guess.

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They personlise PJs, gift tags, school labels wall art, phone covers, lunch bags, lunch boxes & juice bottles …


Win a Starter-pack which includes over 200 labels to help you get started

Email with the subject heading “itsmine“. Competition closes on the 28th of August 2015.

ALSO, everyone reading this blog will get 10% discount if you buy from their site, before the end of August. Use the discount code “98ADCE ” to get your 10 % discount on

To view their full range go to


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My Fashion Week tickets didn’t arrive, So I dressed someone on the street instead!

|By Elana| Elana Style, Home


The "Long Walk"

Ok. My tickets eventually arrived…apparently…according to the “peeps”. But then it was too late anyway.

Saturday 4 PM, I swopped my heels for my tekkies and put the baby in the stroller.

Story goes.

About 3 weeks ago I ordered blankets and scarves from a company to give away for my #67Minutes #MandelaDay.  I ordered it too late and they sent a blanket a week later to wish me well.  I promised them that I will donate one of our own blankets in the house to someone in our neighbourhood. Sure, I’m donating just one blanket, but I thought I could teach my kids about giving.


About 2 ks from our home, we have a park where people sleep at night. We walked there and folded the blanket under a tree knowing that someone will use it.


The next day my boy came running up to me. Almost out of breath he told the story.  While him and his dad were out in the morning, they spotted our blanket.  Someone picked it up and used it that night, and walked down the road wearing it!  Wrapped snuggly. Warm. Protected from the elements. Our blanket was put to good use!  My heart. I’m happy.  It was a itsy bitsy teeny weeny  good dead. But it’s such a nice story that I had to share it.  So I didn’t make it to Fashion week, But I dressed someone in my neighbourhood instead.

Thank you @liferetreat_ for my blanki.  I saw it as an opportunity to give. Watch the video :) 




Walk faster please....

Walk faster please….


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This week, you shop @EARTHADDICTCLOTHING #AW15 !!

|By Elana| Elana Style, Home

This week, ChocolateFace would like to applaud EARTHADDICT.  Their Autumn /Winter ’15 range is stunning!  I have tried some of the looks, and I like it!

I’d like to give away one of the items that I shopped for.  Choose one of them below, Subscribe to and send me an email to with the subject heading #AW15.  Tell me why you like your selected item!



Click on the LINK, to see it on their website!

Column Line Shirt

Column line silhouette shirt made from 100% cotton denim weave with sheen. The shirt has a button through opening and dropped shoulders to create a softened effect. Pair with EARTHADDICT classics or fashion items and roll up sleeves for versatility.


Woven Pants

Easy fit pants made from 100% cotton denim weave with sheen for a sophisticated look. The pants has a 1/2 elasticated waistband for comfort with styled slant pockets and pleats for detail.


V Shaped Cardi

V-shaped knitted cardi made from an Angora blend. The knits are horizontal and vertical with a single stud front closure. Wear over any EARTHADDICT outfit for extra warmth and comfort.


Column Line Tunic

The hooded column line tunic made from 100% cotton with raglan sleeves, a ribbed neckline and drawcord hood detail. Wear over EARTHADDICT classics to complete your look!


Peg Leg Trackpants

The peg leg trackpants has a wide elasticated waistband with pleat detail for additional stretch and comfort. The trackpants also has a slanted side pockets and tapered hem cuffs to give it a styled feel.


Zip Up Sweatshirt

This 3/4 sleeve Zip Up Sweatshirt is made from 96% organic cotton and 4% elastane. The sweatshirt is a column line with a raised neckline and a zip through opening. The garment details include a branded metal stud and ribbed neckline, hemline and pocket welt detail.


Panel Line

100% organic cocoon-line dress with a crewneck and dolman sleeves. The panel lines adds detail to this minimalistic dress. Pair with EARTHADDICT classics to complete your look!


Zip Tracktop

Styled metal zip through tracktop made from 96% organic cotton and 4% elastane for additional stretch and comfort. The tracktop has functional front pockets, tipped with ribbed binding and a drawcord neckline.



Happy shopping!

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Giveaway ends Saturday 30 May 2015.




What I wish I could wear this week! #ElanaStyle

|By Elana| Elana Style, Home

After I shower I pulled my oversized jersey over my head and fantasied of an outfit for this week.

Louis Vuitton! Bring it on!  I’m in love with most of the range!

Chunky and bold gold around the neck. #Lovisa

Leather skirt. #Zara

Gold watch #MichaelKors

Moisturising Lipstick #EArdenSA

Scan 2“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair …”

Audrey Hepburn

Gonna keep my jersey on for today :)


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