I am just checking in now to wish you a happy new year. I have to admit I did not make any NY resolutions this year cause when I do I have to many and mostly too high goals I can never get accomplished and then I get frustrated and sad about things I shouldn´t be in the first place.
I have decided to only improve myself a little. Eat a little healthier, spend a little more time at the gym, help a little more where help is needed and overall be a little more kind and polite and thoughtful.
Hope you have had a nice evening and wishing you just the best for the start of the new year. Be sure to check back in the evening for a beauty products round up and what I got for Christmas.
Now I am going to finish my avocado toast and get myself ready for the day.
Velvet dresses didn´t get me as excited as the rest of the fashion crowd when they came out and I wasn´t into them right away. I first thought that is such a grandma material and not flattering at all but I am sure open to be taught a better one. And I was. My first velvet piece was a gorgeous blush t-shirt I have worn so many times the last winter and spring that I can not count it. So the styling of more velvet pieces followed. I got a gold studded blazer jacket, a burnt orange skirt and this beautiful dark blue midi dress. I ordered it from SheIn and it came in time and was made of good quality and great color. Definitely gonna wear this on one of the Holidays.
I paired it with all gold accessoires and a nude faux fur jacket but it would be also really pretty if paired with silver heels and accessoires.
So let´s move on to the next topic I get several question about. Ordering pieces from the SheIn online shop. I know some of you don´t trust the shop or have read lots of bad comments or reviews but I have to say (and this post is in no way sponsored, just wanted to share my experience with you) I have never gotten one bad piece where I thought this has to go into the trash can right away. I never had a lost or forgotten order and customer service is really fast.
How is the quality? // It depends on what you get but I have to say mostly good. I really never had such a bad piece I couldn´t wear. The skirt and dresses I ordered had been lined so far. There was never a seam that opened right away or was already open. Also the sequins on differnt items are sewed on very well.
How are the prices? // I think they range from very affordable (you could say cheap as well but I really don´t like the negativity of the word) to normal. You cant get a blouse from 8 to 15 € and coats from 20 to 60 €. They also offer daily flash sales including a wide range of products and almost always discount codes to save money.
How long takes shipping? // It depends on the season. They are really busy around every holiday so be sure to place your order early
How is sizing? // Sizing can be really tricky so I wouldn´t give to much of the size comparisons they have. ALWAYS meassure. I do this everytime (had a piece that was way too small on my first order) and I have never had one that didn´t fit again. Be sure that you don´t meassure to tight. One or two centimetres don´t impair the fight or the silhouette but it can give you a little more freedom of movement.
How can I pay? // So this one is the easiest question of all. You can pay with any credit card and if you don´t have one you can pay through Paypal but you always have to pay upfront.
What else do they offer? // You can get rewards in form of points by confirming the arrival of the package and also by uploading and posting a styled picture with one of your bought articles and I think you also get points by reviewing pieces. I hope this helps a little to get rid of your concerns about bad comments. If you are still not sure about it why not order one simple piece and see if you like it.
Here are some of the pieces I got lately and loved a lot:
Oh boy, the month of December is almost over and we did so much and are still not done but I think I am rounding up a little of the last month of the year before all the New Years reflections start to roll in.
December always is the busiest month over here. From decoration to Christmas shopping to attending and hosting holiday parties there is a little time left to visit advent markets or go on a Christmas themed dinner cruise.
So let´s see if I can remember the whole month:
Our annual holiday party has been on the last day of November. Celebrating the Christmas time with our close friends is always something I look forward too cause it is so much joy and fun laughing and talking together. View our tablescape here.
The Line Dance Christmas party has been on a usual training day which means it was on a Monday evening but that was alright with me since we always train on those nights. So it has been lots of dancing plus food.
Florian´s grandmas birthday is on the 5th of December so family is always coming together there for spending the afernoon or evening together.
The next dinner party we celebrated was actual Christmas Eve at Florian´s parents house. We always exchange presents, head to church and have lasagna afterwards followed by chatting way past midnight.
Family Christmas dinner is always at our house at the first holiday. I cook a four course menu and everyone can enjoy themselves while eating and chatting and drinking fine wine. Here is my table decor for this feast, fashionable in pink, black and gold.
For some reason we skipped our December travels last year but we are back on track this year visiting the huge and phenomenal advent market in Leipzig and also took a look at their landmarks during the three days we stayed there. We found a shopping centre that´s like a mini version of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele from Milan called Mädler Passage.
The whole city is decorated with lights and garlands and it is just such a festive atmosphere. Be sure to check out my Leipzig travel guide coming very soon.
The only real dinner we had this month (besides homecooked food) was a 4-course dinner cruise we participated. The interior is fully made of glass and Swarovski crystals and was overall super sparkly and christmassy. I have to admit I have never been on a dinner cruise before and I was a little nervous. View the post including pictures of our dinner cruise here.
If you are in the German area be sure to check out the advents markets. Every city has one and the food they sell couldn´t be more different. From tartes to roasted almonds to different sausages to gingerbreads and pastries is a thing for two for everyone.
The H&M after Christmas sale is my most favortie sale of the whole year. So many pieces which just got into stores are discounted pretty high online on the days between Christmas and NYE. Be sure to check out their page.
To say I didin´t shop for myself would be a lie but about 90% of all my shopping this month has been Christmas related. Whether it was decor or presents. But I got a few things for myself while in Leipzig at Sephora and the Zalando Outlet Store.
Watching: Besides all the Christmas movies there hasn´t been anything new I have watched on Netflix but we are going to see the new Mary Poppins Returns movie in the cinema tonight.
Thanks for staying with me until the end. This has been a long review but it also has been a long month. Now I am planning on new content and new post ideas and also have to finish painting our bedroom.
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