Why it is okay to reduce your friends at a certain age..

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Good morning guys,
 
do you remember your school days and mostly your vacation time? We always were a bunch of girls chatting, laughing and talking about the next big party and cute boys. Always in a cluster and it was fine. We attended the same courses, went to the same cafés and stores and also walked together on the way to the train station to catch our train/bus. But then life comes in your way and after graduation people spread all over the country/area. Interests change. Work comes along. Working hours differ. Relationships come along. It is hard to catch up with everyone so the few who are staying – the inner circle – are the ones who are worth the work. 

Yes friendship is work. And the less you have to do the more you can invest your time in your friends. So go back to the time you where having about 10 girlfriends. Of course you knew what everyone was up to. If she had a new boyfriend, new clothes, which destination she went for vacation with her parents, who was heartbroken, who got good grades or the education she was dreaming of…
The list goes on and on. And of course you where able to know cause besides the time you studied or did your homework you always stuck together.
So “after growing up” it gets a lot harder to maintain those. And this is not only my side. I believe everyone is thinking this way. It is when being selfish suddenly becomes development.

After moving to another city and having a partner and building a house and working and having kids to care for there is only a short time frame left of your day and imagine how tiny it would be if you had to call 10 of your girlfriends to update each. So many get lost one the way. Probably some you thought you would stick forever (I had two really close girlfriends while in secondary school and now I don´t even know where they are or what they are doing).

So having two or three or even just one really good girlfriend you can call no matter what, you can always rely on, you can tell everything without getting judged upfront or being unsure what you can say to not hurt a feeling. To have as much fun topics as serious ones. That is enough and worth the work. Although you really should put effort and work into a friendship, it shouldn´t feel like actual work.
 
What do you guys about this topic? Anyone experienced something similar.
  
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A look back at 2018 – my most read posts and more…

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Good morning friends,
hopefully you are fit again after NYE and ready to start the new year. I am not sharing any resolutions but I wanted to share a quick look back on the last year. Favorite looks, what we did, what happended and overall my most liked and read post.
Comfortable winter day                            Streetstyle winter – neutral and chic in brown

January

My birthday is on the 15th of January so usually it is super cold and snowy and just the right weather to be bundled up inside but we decided to spend a few days in Vienna, Austria to celebrate.
 
Our trip to Vienna was great. The city is beautiful even in the grey winter months. So much culture and history and restaurants.
February
I personally love Valentine´s Day. I know it isn´t a real holiday and I also know that you should cherrish your loved ones year round and not only on one day but I think there aren´t any cuter or sparklier red and pink things year round so I love this day. And isn´t it always nice to spend time with someone you love.


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Maritime Vibes                            Easter Candy Baskets

March 
Started to plan our wedding and finalizing on important details like the dress, the suit and our shoes as well as the flowers and our invitations. This has been the most productive month in terms of wedding planning.
April 
Celebrating Easter with a huge family brunch in the color of the year of 2018 and hoping that Spring would come soon. There have been a few warm days but nothing temporary.


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Living room reveal                    Our engagement photos

May 
We took our engagement photos in May. I know this was be a little late but I totally wanted to have beautiful weather and flowers in the pictures.
 
Finally remodeled the guest room. I turned it from a sad box room into a fashionably guest room. So happy how it turned out in the end.
 
Fixed on from finally finishing the guest room I decided it is also time for a little living room do-over.


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Pink Flamingo                                                     Ruffle shirt and apricot lace midi skirt 

June 
We went to Lake Garda in June and it was the best time I have ever travelled to. No crowds at all. A seat in every front row at the lake restaurants and no long lines. Since we have been to Lake Garda a few times now we decided to spend on day in Milan. The architecture and history was so amazing we where amazed for days.
July
My bridal brunch took place in July and it was a really nice morning spent with all the invited girls, chatting, getting to know each other and overall looking forward to the big day.


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August
My bridesmaids and I packed up for a fun and relaxing weekend in Marienbad, a small spa town in the Czech Republic. We talked so much and had so much fun. I really want to to this all over again.


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September
For Florian´s birthday I decided to make a do-it-yourself tacco bar and it was a hit. Everyone loved it.
 
And of course one week later the big day has arrived. Our wedding day. It was the most beautiful day I have ever had so far and got to spend it with the love of my life.
A few days after our marriage we flew to Santa Ponsa, a small town on the island of Mallorca. 


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Oktober
Bunte Beauty Days with my SIL and I made the most hyped recipe I have seen in quite a while – pumpkin chocolate chip cookies (which are delicious by the way). 


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November
Made my first ever Thanksgiving dinner and it was a total hit. Absolutely loved my table scape, my favorite of the whole year. 


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December
So many celebrations going on around Christmas time. We celebrated the start of the holiday season with our closest friends and I also cooked for our annual Christmas party on the second holiday. 
 
NYE was spent with a bunch of our friends playing a crime dinner. This was really really funny and definitely worth a try.
 
Hope you enjoyed it. I tried to keep it really short as there are so many “Year in Review” posts out there and I als get annoyed at some point.
 
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How to wear a velvet dress + my guide to shop at SheIn…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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:

– olive pearl ruffled sweater
– leopard sequin pencil skirt
– 60´s inspired tie-neck sweater
– pink corderoy blazer jacket
– clear wooden handle bag
–  neon pink turtleneck sweater
– fringe hem striped poncho sweater
– white eyelet blouse
– scalloped hem t-shirt (so many pretty colors available)
– sequin cami dress


And now have fun shopping. 


As always thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

 

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The Daily Supplements I take….

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Hi guys,
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these days everybody is strinving to get healthy, be healthy or stay healthy. I think this is a huge theme which needs to be covered here, cause we are all practicing self-care for every part of our body (like face creams and face masks and more skincare and haircare and manicures and pedicures etc.) so why not for the inside too.

First and foremost I have to say I am no doctor and don´t have any medical knowledge. I am just sharing this here cause in my opinion it has helped me a lot and I think you can´t do much wrong by taking daily supplements but if you have any intolereances be sure to check on that first.
 So here is what I am taking:
Vitamin C // If you know my eating habits you know why I am taking these. I eat vegetables and fruit but I really don´t like much of them. Maybe eight out of hundreds which makes it really hard for my body to filter enough vitamins from the meals I eat. In my opinion there is nothing wrong in taking vitamin C supplements (also known as ascorbic acid). It mainly boosts you immune system and protects your blood cells from germs but also supports your body to filter the iron out of your food
Omega 3 // These are fish oil pill supplements and I have to admit my first thought was if they taste like fish I can´t take them cause this is just to gross for mornings. They don´t taste like anything at all. They open up in your stomach so I think you will never know how the inside tastes. I have read about these a few weeks ago at Jessi Afshin´s blog The Darling Detail. I always thought Omega 3 supplements were only to help your heart and also support yor cardiovascular system which isn´t bad either, I am just not in need of that now, but as it turns out they are perfect for hair growth and glowing skin too. So I am taking one a day.
Zinc // I am using these because my beautician who does my facials told me to take them in order to get clearer skin. I have a full skincare post coming up soon but I have some more questions for her first. She said that zinc would be amazing for acne troubled skin so I have been using the capsules for a while now and I think they really help. I have had two other apointments since my treatment started and she also admitted that my skin got a lot better. Taking two, one in the morning and one at night.
Biotin // This is the beauty vitamin (or also called Vitamin B7) and I have taken this for a long time now. I think almost two years. You body needs biotin to produce healthy nails, skin and hair and also to keep your nervous system in balance. 
I am taking one a day.
Collagen Peptides // I recently started taking this and I am not sure quite now. I have seen that Katey from Chronicles of Frivolity let hers dissolve in her morning coffee but I just can´t do that. I am drinking it with water and a spritz of lemon juice which tastes quite good. It resolves totally and doesn´t taste strange at all. Not also is it a great support for your skin, hair and nails but it´s also supposed to help you with your joints. I do have shoulder issues on a regular base so this would be a great solution for me if this actually helps. But, yes there is a big BUT. Consistency is key here. I think you won´t notice a different if you are not complementing your collagen drink into your daily routine. 

Same goes with all the other products as well. I have been taking them over a long period now and I start to notice a different in my skin (in combination with a lot of water intake everyday and a facial every month). In the end you have to try and find out what´s best for your body as everyone acts different (also this is in no way a recplacement for a healthy lifestyle).

Maybe I could help a little today in terms of getting healthier or staying healthy. 

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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