Saturday, 24 December 2016

tea time


After this time of the year, and I'm not talking about Christmas, but about the time before Christmas, we all need to sit back and relax. After all the running around trying to find the perfect gifts, we easily forget about ourselves. For me the best method to unwind is to enjoy some good quality tea. And London Tea Club answered my tea enthusiasts prayers!

Friday, 23 December 2016

Ready To Make A Change? Upgrade Your 2017!

from here

Sometimes, our lives don’t turn out in the way that we hoped they might. It can be hard when that happens, but just because it has, it doesn’t mean we have to settle and give up on our dreams. You can get the life you want! It can take time and effort, but if you really want to be in love with your life and finally do the things you’ve always wanted to, you can make it happen. If you’re ready to upgrade your life, here are a few hints on how to get it done!

In Praise of "Default" Gifts

from here
There are certain gifts that are seen as being too standard to be considered good gifts. You'll see it a thousand and one times over the course of reading through a plethora of gift guides: "Do something different! Don't resort to X thing!"

The idea behind it is that we are all unique, beautiful snowflakes of wonderment - and these gifts aimed at the masses simply cannot do. They are too prosaic, too standard, too general. Some go as far to suggest that these basic items of gift-giving are unacceptable to the point of being rude; like it would almost be better to give nothing at all.

How did we get into this mess, society?

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Create The Life You Actually Want

from here

Let’s be honest for a second, shall we? You’re feeling unsatisfied with your life. Although, on the surface everything is good, and some might even say, that on paper, you have the picture perfect life.

That’s part of the problem, though: you’re settling for a life that’s been dictated to you by what society deems acceptable.

Sure, you’re grateful for the things you do have, but no matter how hard you try, you just can’t shake this feeling that there’s more out there for you, and you’re getting anxious about the thought of potentially missing out on what you want, even though you can’t really put into words what it is you do want.

How To Care For Your Skin This Winter

from here

The winter time is generally not very friendly to skin, and it really doesn't matter in which part of the world you live, you’ll usually have some kind of reaction to the winter when it comes to your skin, so it’s really important,  even more so during this time of year, that you take measures to protect your skin and keep it looking healthy and feeling comfortable.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Looking Good On Cruelty-Free Products: A Guide

 
from here
Let's face it: we all want to look our best as much as possible. Looking good on the outside can make us feel great on the inside too, and many of us take many different measures by which to do so. This could be anything from dressing fancy to taking extra care over your makeup - and a lot of it lies in the products we use and wear. But what do you do if you're an avid fashionista or beauty queen, but are also eco-conscious? Unfortunately, most mainstream clothing and beauty brands are not cruelty-free - often using animal hide or testing the products on animals before they hit the shelves. For the cruelty-conscious among us this can be very distressing, but it is also very hard to find affordable brands which ARE cruelty-free. To make things easier, here are some of the top branded picks to help you live a more eco-friendly life. 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

top choices to have a pamper party your way

from here

Everyone gets stressed by various things in life. It could be work, study, money, or perhaps family and friends. We all have to learn to cope with the stressful situations that come our way, especially in particularly trying times. It can be hard, but you can find ways to get through it. This time of year can be stressful for many, with the undesirable weather and the build-up to the holidays. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to take a break so that you can relax and have time to gather your thoughts. If you're not sure where to start, consider these options to pamper yourself.

make your make-up work for you

from here

We’ve already looked at developing a skincare routine that works for you. The quest for beauty doesn’t end there! Once you’ve got your skincare routine under control, turn your attention to make-up. This may seem like a lot to consider, but beauty never came easy! Having your skin under control will make getting the perfect make-up routine easier. Even the best make-up can be a challenge to apply on uncared for skin. You’ll need to put work in to get your make-up game up to scratch. Here are a few things worth considering. 

Thursday, 17 November 2016

know your skin: a path to a skincare routine that works

from here
K-beauty has become a huge business in recent years. Korean’s are taught from a young age to care for their skin. Most of us follow a two-step beauty process. The average Korean follows ten steps or more to get their skin looking gorgeous. And it seems to work! It’s no wonder, then, that we’re all jumping on this latest trend. In the quest to keep your skin looking beautiful, any amount of effort seems worthwhile. If you’re willing to put in that effort, a k-beauty skin routine might be the perfect thing to WOW everyone you know. 

Friday, 11 November 2016

it's party season: prepare your home for guests!

from here

You’ll likely be having a lot of parties and get-togethers in the next couple of months. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year all coming up, you’ll want to prepare your house to have people over.

You’ll likely be celebrating some of these occasions. Therefore, you’ll want to equip your home for entertainment purposes. You’ll want to make guests feel welcome and have fun when they’re in your home. There are many ways you can add some extra entertainment to your home. Here are some tips for preparing your house for the party season.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

WOW everyone at this year's xmas with these fashion, hair & beauty tips

from here
In just a few short weeks, it will be December and the start of the festive season. How exciting is that? With the festive season come lots of parties and celebrations, that naturally, we want to look (and feel) fantastic for.

Believe it or not, feeling good is just as important as looking good. Because if you don’t feel good, you won’t enjoy yourself. Having a good time is all about feeling happy and confident with how you look, so it’s important to ensure that you get your party style just right.

To help you do that, here are some fashion, hair, and makeup tips:

Monday, 7 November 2016

bad moon rising


 


Finally I'm sitting down to finish this post and share these photos with you! It's always a warm and fuzzy feeling in your heart when it's cold outside and you go through your summer photos, or just warmer and sunnier weather photos. Like this set, for example, we did just a few weeks ago when it was still sunny and no jackets where needed.

Friday, 4 November 2016

shine like a star this Christmas with these festive hair tips

from here
December is only one month away, and that can mean only one thing. The festive season is almost upon us! So you should expect to get all your Christmas party invitations pretty soon. If you want to make sure you get plenty of attention at this year’s festive functions and parties, you will need some extra special hair. Get your hair right, and you will certainly shine bright like a star! So if you want some awesome locks this December, be sure to use these expert tips and tricks!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

wonderful winter outfits for the seasonal chill

from here

Just one more month and we will officially have entered the winter season. This is great news for lovers of style because it gives you an opportunity to experiment with an entirely new wardrobe. You should also consider winter clothing a wonderful gift idea. After all, it’s something that they need in the chilly season and it will look stunning. So, what type of gorgeous, stylish, accessories am I talking about today? Well, let’s look at a few and see how you can reinvent your wardrobe this season. 

Saturday, 29 October 2016

3+ outfits for you 31st


That moment when it's the 29th of October and you still don't know what to wear and naturally don't have any more time to shop for anything....BOOH! That's the real Halloween scare. I always come up with good ideas some time after, like between December-June. And let's be honest, we don't necesarrily want to or need to buy every year something new for Halloween! So let's think of this post as an adult Halloween costume idea guide. 

Thursday, 27 October 2016

mood-boosting tips you can try at home

  
When you read about health, you often encounter articles that focus on being fit and healthy. That’s all good and well, but health isn’t just about your body. It’s also about your mind. You could be in the best physical shape ever. But if your mind is in turmoil, you’re not healthy. Mental health is an issue that means a lot to me, and I’m keen to spread the message that it’s ok to talk about it. Of course, we all have those days when we’d rather stay in bed and hide from the world. But if you feel sad or low for a prolonged period of time, it’s good to speak up and seek help. If you’re prone to days when you feel down or anxious, here are some mood-boosting tips you can try at home. 

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

balance your books and break the "poor student" stereotype



This post may contain stuff and things (any TWD enthusiasts out there see what I did?) that aren't usually found on your usual fashion blog. Let's talk about money, or better, not having money. I think that many of us do count our coins when the month is getting to the finish line and I don't believe it's something embarassing or too private to talk about. You put your own boundaries with everyone and with every topic, so talking about money shouldn't be such a fuss. As a fashion enthusiast and like just like other people, I also spend money and earn money. I don't have and have never had anything just given to me. Every thing I've ever had and have is because I've worked for it. Now you may seem I'm talking about some fine things like a yacht, a lambo, a legit Chanel purse...No, I'm actually talking about the roof over my head, the bills, the clothes, the stuff and things again. And as a student, I know what it's like to be broke or in debt. And to guide you away from that path, there are easy and simple ways to keep track of your incomings and outgoings. Don't be shy, give it a try and let's see, maybe you'll be able to afford a lambo by next year!

When you are trying to save money, going on a night out, let alone a travel adventure around the world can seem very unlikely. In fact, it can seem a lot like you don't get to have much of a life at all. But is this the case? If you are watching the pennies, do you have to sit at home in front of the TV with a cuppa, or can you still get out and do things? Read on to discover the answer.

Monday, 17 October 2016

personal style over fashion

(source: pinterest)

On the surface, the themes of personal style and fashion seem to go hand-in-hand. Fashion influences personal style, shaping and moulding it for the new season and bringing new looks. So there is no complicated marriage here - they are two sides of the same coin, aren't they?


Not quite.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

north polar bear


Ever since I decided to dive head first into all-things-blogging, every new day has brought to me a new brand to discover. The big and popular names are out there since, what seems like, forever and it may seem that there arent' as many new companies brought in the spotlight. And exactly for this I love blog-world. There will always be a blogger who will love to put out the word about your brand, company, website, anything you create. It's sometimes feels like a really big circle of friends who support you, lift you up but also keep you down to ground.

Friday, 14 October 2016

aging gracefully isn't going to be easy

source here
I’ve been thinking a lot about age lately, I guess, mainly due to fashion. You see I know that some of the styles of clothing I love, I won’t be able to wear forever. Society dictates that when you reach a certain age you can’t wear the short skirts, the crop tops, and the tight jeans. I’m nowhere near that age yet, but one day I will be. At that point, I feel sure, I’m going to do my best to look as young as possible. I love my youth and I’m trying to make the most of it. I don’t think that’s suddenly going to stop when I reach thirty. However, lately, I’ve noticed quite a lot of backlash against people who aren’t aging gracefully. Those who want to dye their hair, get cosmetic surgery or try weight loss fads. My question is this. Should we feel guilty about wanting to stay looking young, no matter what that means? I don’t think so. 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

haute looks


The title says it all - it's all about haute looks in this blog post!

Monday, 29 August 2016

cold shoulder


Now that we've all survived this crazy heat and are mentally actually ready for another one, I decided to share this set of outfit photos we took on a chilly afternoon some weeks ago. The photos are quite simple as this outfit is. I just wanted to quickly show you how I styled my three favourite pieces for autumn, that I got while still enjoying the summer weather.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

contrast


Before you scroll down to see the other photos we shot of these incredible trousers I'm wearing, I'd appreciate if you would take the time and read what I have to say and feel free to express your thoughts and feelings on the subject. Just click on read more and keep on reading... 

Monday, 11 July 2016

sunny side up

 
It seems like I'm continuosly apologizing for being absent on here, I hope it doesn't turn into a habit!
However, the sun was up and melting us the last few days, which was incredible. After the long chilly months here in Germany I almost thought that summer wasn't going to visit this year. But here she is!
The reason behind my absence is nothing but personal, you know - life, as always gets in your way. And even in the sunnier days it sometimes feels like the bad days aren't going to end and to go forward is harder than all the motivational posters say. And sometimes to just suck it up isn't going to be an option. I'd love to just let my heart burst out here but to know one's limits of what to share on any social media platform is a must. So I'm not going to focus on all the bad here, but on the good, on future and what can I learn from these experiences. Of course, not in this blogpost, for that are therapy, friends, family and Internet to just drift away and forget about it all for a little while. It can't rain forever, right?

Sunday, 20 March 2016

afternoon light

And again, more than a week has passed (it's been over a month, omg) since I've had the time to sit down and type this down.
Today I'm finally showing you some photographs we shot in Florence, at the Stibbert Museum and gardens. I was completely in awe when I layed my eyes upon the garden while strolling through the museum that once was a home to this extravagant human being. 


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

postcards from Florence

Oh, my, it seems as it was a lifetime ago when I was back in Florence just more than a month ago. I do lack a little motivation now and then to sit down and write these words but when I do it's almost impossible to stop.
I was also torn between making a classic blogpost and a little travel diary. I decided on the first one. But I'll include some aspects of the places where to eat, what to see, and again, where to eat. Because food is everything in Italy, no matter what region. So, here it starts...with Pitti Uomo 89.



Sunday, 24 January 2016

hey, sailor!


Just going through the photos from Italy sparks up a hundred feels and it feels like I can actually smell the sea and it makes you forget it's freaking freezing outside and summer is nowhere near. 

Sunday, 17 January 2016

normal people scare me

They do. But not about them, let's talk about this awesome t-shirt I found over at Depop!
I was at first very passive on the app but once I started, I kind of got addicted. Not only I'm happy to make some cents selling some of my stuff, I really get excited when I can find pieces from latest and previous collections of my favourite brands. And also some cool and one-of-a-kind stuff, or just quirky logo/slogan tees and possible gift ideas.