I have a few wintery posts left to post but I am already full on spring outfit planning. I just can´t stand the snow and ice anymore (have a look at yesterday´s post) and as much as I love to include a black piece of clothing into my look I am pretty over it.
Nevertheless I wanted to share this adorable plaid poncho with you I got the other months. I is super soft and I have won it several times since I got it. Perfect to throw over and feel cozy.
I paired it with a matching beanie and my beloved dark red Michael Kors handbag. Also a pair of leather leggins is great to wear under a poncho.
Are you already in spring fever and craving better weather ? Hopefully we get there soon. It is supposed to get better on the weekend so I hope the snow is going to finally melt away. So it is going to be spring looks next week.
Also I am finally feeling better after being so sick one week. I really can´t remember the last time I have been so sick. Stupid flu season.
So have a nice evening and speak to you again tomorrow.
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.
First off all, no I am not split up, we are still happily married and enjoying each others company very much but I thought why not share my experience with you. If it makes just one of you feel better I have reached my goal.
So I know how it is to spend Valentine´s Day alone and it sucks but there is nothing wrong with it and to be honest maybe you have the better time being home alone anyways. It always has been one of my favorite holidays (what could not be great about celebrating love, either it is self-love, friendship or your partner) and I have been single and even worse, also have been broken-up with on Valentine´s Day. I mean who does this? It is almost like breaking up with someone on his/her birthday. My firm belief is that he did it becaue he didn´t knew it was Valentine´s Day and not because he wanted to be extra cruel but who knows exactly.
So here are my tips to all the single ladies out there to make yourself feel better (they work I promise and you are not less worth if you don´t have someone to spend that special day with, be sure to have that in the back of your mind because I haven´t had that back then and felt pretty lousy and sad):
Cuddle up// For me cuddling up on the sofa has an enormous comfortable and homey factor and I love it. I instantly feel calm and a lot happier than going some place else. Put on your favorite lounge wear (the one I am wearing above is from Asos and I swear it feels like you are wearing a stuffed animal) and binge watch your favorite show / wear a face mask you love. No one is there to complain or switch the channel.
Chocolates// Get your favorite box of chocolates and if you like, eat them all.
Bubbly// Since treating ourselves is right up our alley why not get a bottle of champagne (and I am not hinting to get drunk because you are sad or lonely) as well. It will be a nice and welcome change to your weekday routine to celebrate yourself with a glass of bubbly.
Spoil your pet (if you have one) // It is going to make you feel better if you can give some love to your pet. Make them their favorite food (Chloe´s is chicken) or take some extra time to play with them. Pets are happy if you are focusing/interacting with them and also they love you unconditionally no matter what.
Meet up with a friend (call a friend) // I know this isn´t always possible cause everyone has a different work schedule or a different time zone or even has a partner/kids but if it is possible be sure to spend an hour somewhere drinking a cup of coffee together and find out what is new in each others lives (same goes for talking on the phone).
Treat yourself // Get the one piece which has been on your wish you always waited for a reason to buy. Whether it´s a new handbag, a piece of jewelry or the cashmere sweater you´ve been looking at every other week. You matter and you deserve it!!
Hopefully I could brighten your day a little with these few tips. Wishing you a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
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.
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.