What to pack for a tropical getaway…

Suit Suit luggage / striped maxi dress / rose block sandals / basket bag / beach bag / sunscreen / Ray Ban sunglasses / Puma sunglasses / maxi beach dress / turquoise kaftan / striped shopper bag / buffalo studded sandals / off shoulder frill bathing suit / neon pink bathing suit

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Escaping the cold and dark months of winter would be so nice. But after a long break over Christmas only working for a few weeks and then going back on vacation seems quite impossible. So I am dreaming away the days by thinking about white and sandy beaches, warm air on my skin and the smell of the ocean in my nose (although I have to admit I am really picky with tropcial getaways as I don´t like it super hot and humid).

Some days of winter are so dark I don´t even want to go outside (I have to because of Chloe but our walks are pretty short in the winter) and stay in bed under my blanket all day. I am sad that there are so many things you can´t do and also that it is dark all day, every day. This really hits hard on me but even if I went away it probably would be the same after we are back. So I am sitting here watching epidsodes where it is currently summer and hoping it will be over soon.

But let´s just think about the possibility and imagine what to pack. I went to Florida in Feburary for many times before I even had my blog and always packed too much although I really know what I needed and what not (overpacking hasn´t gotten better since then).

Colorful suitcase // Love the Suit Suit cases. They have the colorful turtle shell inspired line and also a retro line including lots of pastells. I have loved them ever since I got my first and got many more and also gifted some to family and friends. The qualitiy is great and therefore the prices very reasonable.

Flowy dresses // An absolute summer statement piece whether going out in the evening or wearing it throughout the day.They even look great as a beach cover-up. 

Bathing suits // No words needed. 

Sandals // Best to pack one pair of every heels. Flat, block heel and high heels.

Basket bags // Perfect addition to spring and summer looks. Basket bags asdd such an ease to summer looks.

Beach bag // A necessity for beach days. 

Sunglasses // I always like to bring two or three sunglasses to a trip to match my looks but also sometimes I get uncomfortable wearing the same pair for days and I am glad if I have a back-up with me to change.

Suncream // Super important for beach vacations or tropical getaways. The sun is intense and even more after we have been hiding our pale body´s in lots of clothes the last months.

Are you also dreaming or are you heading somewhere nice and warm? I would love to know. Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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Casual Valentine´s Day Style…

pullover via Galeria Kaufhof other ones here and here / pants Asos old similar here and here / leopard print booties H&M old similar here and here / handbag David Jones old similar here and here / belt H&M sold out similar here and here

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Hello my colorblocking friends,

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I know not everyone has to work on Valentine´s Day or has a strict dresscode at the office so this look is for you. A casual Valentine´s day look including red and a bold shade of pink.

The Look

I got this sweater two weeks ago and I love it. It is perfect for Valentine´s. It is super soft and fits true to size (wearing a size 36). The brand is called manguun collection and it was also super affordable. You could also easily wear it with a pencil skirt and a blazer jacket to smuggle it into your office surroundings. I have paired it with a little matching bag I got two years ago. It has such a great size for a date night bag but also to wear it as a crossbody. The lipstick I am wearing in the pictures above is called Paris Cherry and it is from L´Oréal but I think you could also wear Rebel from MAC to match the color of the sweater. I paired it with pants to keep it super casual (and it was also freezing cold this day) and to add a little fanciness I went with a pair of leopard print booties.

Do you have any plans for Valentine´s day yet ? We are going to stay in this year and treat ourselves to a huge pizza and some chinese food from some restaurants we get food frequently. I have to admit I am really looking forward to it. Lighting my favorite candles and having a glass of bubbly. 

I am so looking forward to it. It is one week away from now. Be sure to check back tomorrow for more Valentine´s day content, also check out my Gift Guide and if you need some sweet treats my Red Velvet Cupcakes or Raspberry Macarons post.

Also I didn´t see that my belt wasn´t tight enough during the shoot, but I think you can all imagine how it looks properly worn.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

 

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6 things we can learn from the Mary Poppins Returns movie…

skirt H&M / military blazer jacket from Italy similar here and here / shirt manguun collection similar here / heeld oxfords old similar here and here

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Hi guys,

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anyone arround who loves Disney? I just adore it. Every movie, every charakter, every park and every shop. I have to see it. Everytime we visit a new city and we pass a Disney store I am the first one in and could stay there for a long time. 

When we where in London two years ago it was the release of the remake of the Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle and the whole Disney store was changed into showplaces of the movie. Didn´t want to leave ever.

Some weeks ago we finally went to see the new Mary Poppins Returns movie in the cinema and it was great. Not only do I truly love Emily Blunt as an actress who fit the role perfectly, I also love how drastically a Disney movie can change your emotions by watching it and not only this. 

You can also learn a lot from every Disney movie about life and value and moral and treating other people. So I am sharing 6 things I recognized while watching with you today.

# 1 Be kind // Spreading kindness is absolutely essentially when it comes to interacting/socializing with other people. It really doesn´t cost a thing but can help so much. Whether it is careerwise or for personal matters. You will always ALWAYS meet people twice in your life – you probably don´t know where or when – but wouldn´t it be better if you are meeting on a positive initual situation than on anger or dislike.

#2 Never stop dreaming // You are never too old or too young to have dreams. There will always be the dream smashers who don´t believe in your ideas or thoughts but guess what, not everyone is like that. You have to stick to your convictions like other people before you did or there would be no Starbucks and no Harry Potter. So go on and chase after the stars to pursue your dreams. Everything is possible.

#3 Don´t stuck your nose into things which are none of your business // This is relevant for personal matters as much as for business. Of course we all gossip, if you admit it or not but everyone somehow is nosy and wants to know everything. Keep in mind that knowing too much of a certain thing can also bring big trouble and or real consequences. If someone at all cost doesn´t want you to know something just leave it be. It can only make things worse.

#4 There are always people out there who want your bad // Not everyone you meet on your way through life will be nice and have your best interest at heart. There are lots of people who only do things which which will be good for themselves no matter the cost or the trace of corpses they leave behind. They use you or play you like a foo. If someone turns out to be this kind of person make a big turn around cause many people are only looking out for themselves and this is getting worse and worse.

#5 Don´t judge a book by its cover // This is as old as time but still true. A first impression is important but that´s also all you have. Take some time to get to know the other person a little better before judging. I know we all mostly judge before we question someone/something but this really is something worth the effort. You never know who you possibly could get to know without.

#6 Never loose your inner child // Having fun and being silly from time to time is not wrong at all. Some adults are so serious that it is almost tiring talking to them. These days everyting we do and see (work, news) is so gravely. You have to provide your own fun and don´t take everything and also yourself too serious otherwise this will steal your joy and drown you in fear and resentment.

Have you seen the movie allready ? Do you like Emily Plant as Mary ? Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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Winter Style // Trendy Chain Print Midi Dress…

 

dress H&M / handbag Armani Jeans sold out similar here and here / overknee boots old similar here and here / waist belt H&M old similar here and here / white fuzzy jacket Gina Tricot old similar here

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Hi guys,

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snow is still here, but fortunately it didn´t get more throughout the last 24 hours. It also started melting but this might take a while until it is fully gone. I was so happy about all the snow gone last week and preparing for spring which means I put together cute outfits and post ideas but now I got a pretty big damper. Let´s see how this goes.

So for today I am reporting about the chain print trend I love so much. I have always loved prints and this one especially but it was so hard to get pieces with it until the last season where it became super popular and I am so happy. I already got several pieces like this bodysuit or this amazing dress.

The chain print dress I am wearing in the picutres above is from H&M. It has an awesome length (stops right in the middle of my calf) which makes it perfect wear either with pumps or overknee boots. The print is golden on a black background paired with white and black stripes on the sleeves and at the hem of the dress. It comes with a waist belt they couldn´t find it in the store anymore so I got it for a discounted price since it was the last one but it isn´t expensive at all (under 50€ and online still available).

If the temperatures would have been better I would have totally paired it with my pair of beloved black patent pumps but with snow everywhere boots it had to be. I also opted for a white fuzzy jacket to add some lighter colors and also a nude colored handbag.

I personally love to wear dresses not matter the weather and this one is really gorgeous. Be sure to check it out, the chain print is here to stay.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

 

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