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Maudie  •Fashion + Lifestyle + Family •50+

Time will heal the sadness.
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We lost my dad last Saturday evening, a day after I got back from visiting him overseas. He went quietly and without any pain, exactly what we were hoping for all along, but we were not prepared for his sudden passing.
I had the best time of my life with him during those 8 final days and will always have beautiful memories, like this lovely photo which was taken by him. He was a man of many talents, even playing photographer for a collaboration with @mvmtforher . I think he did a superb job of capturing the sunglasses and watch. See my stories for a special discount code.
I have lost my mojo to be on any social media and will farewell this playground of mine for now. I have been toying with this idea since late last year. So much has changed here on IG. More and more styleinfluencers are increasing their popularity by buying likes, followers and joining pods. It is such a shame, as advertisers rely on influencers to promote their brand or products to reach customers. I was raised by a man who taught me values and honesty is of utmost importance to me. We can only hope that IG will follow Twitter's example of removing fake accounts as it is not an accurate measure of someone's influence.
This community which was established over the past 4 years have been a huge support and I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for each like, comment, tag, shared posts and private messages. They all made me feel extra special and gave me the necessary encouragement to be active here for so long.
Treasure the time with all your loved ones, tell them that you love them and hug them often. Much love to you all❤.
In honour of my dad.
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Dad is in hospital in a coma. So thankful for the precious time I recently had with him❤. #mydadmyhero

Almost home to the other half of my heart❤. This little man is playing piano in Eisteddfod tomorrow, I wouldn't miss it for anything in the world. #family #proudmum #special

Saying #goodbye today will not be easy👨‍👩‍👧.
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An outing with mum & dad to the iconic date palm avenue of #upington. The palms were planted in 1935, a year older than dad. It is the longest lane of date palms in #southafrica at 1041 meters with 200 palms planted 9 meters apart. •


Wearing:
@seesaw_clothing - 100% Boiled Wool Spotted Coat
@williamsshoes - boots
@leighfortingtonjewellery - lariat & earrings •


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Pearls - a symbol of affection & pure love, they are also known for their powerful calming effects. The Madeline Pearl Earrings and Angel Necklace are easy to wear pieces from @leighfortingtonjewellery and can be styled with almost any outfit. See their website for gift ideas. •



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I have such a lovely and supportive community here on IG, thank you so much for all the comments and likes on my previous post. Mum & dad appreciated each and every kind word💗.
We enjoyed our lunch at Riva Resort with almost all of the family. It was a stunning winter's day as you can see in my outfit of choice.


Wearing:
Black Structured Vest (more colours online) - @tirelli_australia


Bamboo Top - @seesaw_clothing


Watch - @mvmtforher


Sneakers - @frankie4footwear

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Heading out for a #sundaylunchdate with the family for an early celebration of dad's 82nd birthday and them being married for 56 years on the 5th of August. Super proud of my beautiful parents💗💗 #parents

I won't be going anywhere soon🚗. A rusty vintage Chevy truck, part of my middle brother's collection. He has a passion for such subjects and I can't complain as it makes an eyecatching backdrop for this @seesaw_clothing Red Long Wool Coat, a best seller this season. It is perfect for those chilly winter days. Slide to see it buttoned. •



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Missing these 2💙💙

Soaking up every minute with mum and dad. Dad's skin has gone yellow, even the whites of his eyes. He hasn't lost his sense of humor and jokes about it. I am glad that we can do something away from home everyday as a distraction, he is in no pain and still mobile. We laugh, cry and have meaningful conversations. This is my first visit during winter and it is a very cold, luckily I came prepared. A collaboration with @seesaw_clothing couldn't have been timed any better with clothing from their winter range. Today I'm wearing their Red Boiled Wool Hook Button Jacket, available in green too. Contact them for their nearest stockists. •

Earrings & bracelet - @leighfortingtonjewellery


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It's been a busy couple of days and now almost time for taking off🛫. This is my travelstyle minus my luggage. ✈

I'll share a little something about me you might not know:
I don't like flying😯 ✈

My husband has a commercial pilot's license and we owned our own aircraft before moving to the coast. I can count on my one hand the amount of times I went flying with him. I am a Taurus🐃 and probably the reason why I prefer being closer to the earth. What I wear during these long haul flights need to be comfortable. Today's outfit is completely #mystyle and it makes me super happy and proud that I am wearing Australian labels made for the traveller with comfort in mind as well as being kind to the earth🌍 . I will get to my destination without being a wrinkly mess in this outfit, wishing I could say the same about my skin after such a long flight😉. Wearing: •

@sassind_melbourne 100% merino wool leggings and long cardigan in charcoal •

@wyselifestyle - Micro Modal Top •
@leighfortingtonjewellery - pearl earrings •

@williamsshoes - Mathis Boot from @coloradoshoes

@sportsgirl - Blanket scarf •



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