Celebrating my 30th birthday….

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fashionblogger, fashion, chickwish, maternity style, birthday girl, 30th birthday, the big 30, coach, luis vuitton, alcohol free champagne, birthday girl, birthday presents

fashionblogger, fashion, chickwish, maternity style, birthday girl, 30th birthday, the big 30, coach, luis vuitton, alcohol free champagne, birthday girl, birthday presents

fashionblogger, fashion, chickwish, maternity style, birthday girl, 30th birthday, the big 30, coach, luis vuitton, alcohol free champagne, birthday girl, birthday presents

fashionblogger, fashion, chickwish, maternity style, birthday girl, 30th birthday, the big 30, coach, luis vuitton, alcohol free champagne, birthday girl, birthday presents

fashionblogger, fashion, chickwish, maternity style, birthday girl, 30th birthday, the big 30, coach, luis vuitton, alcohol free champagne, birthday girl, birthday presents

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Happy Wednesday you guys, 

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it is a big day over here today as I am turning 30. I have to admit I wasn´t quite sure what to think about that -not that I could have stopped it in any way – but I think I am fine with it.

In fact there isn´t a thing I could be sad about. I have a great husband, a pretty house, a super cute dog and a baby girl on the way so there isn´t a thing I could wish for more – at least in my personal area.

One thing I got myself for my birthday which also has been a long dream of myself has been a designer bag. To be more exact a Louis Vuitton Neverfull. I have saved up money for this bag for years and managed to get it two days before my 30th birthday although it has been sold out for months prior. I call that very lucky. 

We spent the afternoon in Nuremberg for Starbucks coffee and more Starbucks coffee.That has been my request as our nearest Starbucks coffee shop is about an hour away in every direction. It ended up being a great day having dinner at one of our favorite Greek restaurants and my parents and in-laws. 

I have never been super into celebrating my birthday and really don´t make a fuss about it. Having a nice day and going out for dinner is really enough for me.

Hope you also had a great hump day today. The week is almost over. Just one and a half to go. See you tomorrow.

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Step by step party planning with Paperless Post….

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Hello friends and happy Friday,
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I love entertaining. Really love it so I am constantly searching an ocassion for hosting a party or a get together. Not so hard since there are many holidays throughout the year and many more possibilities for hosting a party. So for today´s post I decided to share a birthday table.

Set a date, an ocassion and a party theme:
I picked Florian´s birthday party which is in September. We also had a celebration for him last year but I wanted to follow a real party theme this year.


Pick an Invitation:
Paperless Post has so so so many different invitations for all kinds of parties, showers and even weddings. For our Mexican Fiesta theme I picked the Fiesta Frame invitation and started to customize it. Totally love the baby blue lines on the yellow backdrop. To make the yellow pop I went with a navy blue background. And aren´t the little glasses with the limes and the umbrella really make it work.

Another reason these paperless invitations are great is that they are only sent out online so you save paper and money on buying stamps and evelopes.

Decorate:
So for our Mexcian theme I got these little sombreros, matching napkins, a wooden cactus garland, some colorful pompoms to hang up and this adorable black metal cactus with a led-wire around it. 

Make lists:
I am a list person. I always have a physical list in my hand (paper goes over everything here). I even make lists for my lists but that is another obsession. A grocery list is key for party planning. Also a guest list. It is much easier if you have a total number. Although I would add on about 4 to 5 people. You never know who suddenly changes his mind and running out of food is one of the worst case scenarios. 

Prepare:
If you have to move the furniture or add some tables or chairs get this a day or two ahead done. This is additional stress you don´t need to have by planing it out right. Also get all the groceries you don´t need to be super fresh. Canned stuff and most vegetables or cheese are fine up to four days and more. Same for drinks and crushed ice. A extra drive just to get the drinks is much more relaxed and your car isn´t full with lots of bags. Same goes for kitchen utensils. Clean and prepare everything you need for serving, placing the food, drinks etc.

Timing:
Beginn earlier than you think is necessary. Having some time ahead to give it a final walkthrough or clean up some stuff already is gold. Also you should get dressed up too. Don´t forget about that. Happened on my first hosted big Christmas dinner. I changed about 10 minutes before the guests arrived and only had time for a quick make-up and hair fixture. Timing takes a little. It took me about 3 to 4 ocassions to find out what works best for me. It is also a different theme if you are serving a course menu where every dish should be on schedule or having a buffet.

All those tips help me a lot and make party planning easier but at the end of the day you have to figure it out by yourself. It also always depends on how much you have to do by yourself and how much help you have.

I hope your next party is going to be a total hit.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.
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Celebrate with me in a burgundy lace cocktail dress….

dress Asos / pumps New Look via Asos / earrings H&M

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Hi guys,
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sometimes you are invited and you have to go big. And sometimes a simple cocktail dress in a pretty color is just as good as a sequin dress would be. 

We had been at the 60th birthday party of Florian´s uncle on Saturday and it was a blast. There where about 130 guests and the table scapes where beautiful with lots of candles and roses. The menu was insanely chic and trendy. It was a five course dinner including fish on mashed vegetables, filled noodles, filled beef, salad with rare mushrooms and frozen parfait for desert.

For my look I went with a burgundy midi dress from Asos I got before Christmas. It is under 50 Euro and just beautiful. The color was perfect for a birthday party in winter (Florian´s tie was matching the color of my dress perfectly). 
The whole dress was made of a lace fabric and the ruffles on top of the dress where such a highlight. I especially liked the lenght. But now on to the heels. I have found them on Asos before Christmas and they where like 35 Euro. I ordered them in my usual size (37) but they where too small so I sent them back and also ordered a size bigger and by this time they where only about 18 Euro. So sometimes there is a meaning behind to small or big clothing 😉 
To round up the look I took this black satin bow clutch with me. 
I decided to go with an up-do for my hair cause I also need to start trying out different hairstyles for my weeding look. I am not quite sure now what I want. Although I liked this style I don´t want it for my wedding day. I want something more…. Don´t know what it is now….. We´ll see.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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It´s my birthday and 28 things about me you probably didn´t know….




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Hi guys,

I am turnig 28 today and you might have noticed that we are celebrating my birthday away from home today – in Vienna, Austria. I thought this would be a nice idea since there where lots of parties I hosted during the holidays and I did´t want to host my own birthday party and I don´t like surprise parties.

So today I am sharing – besides some birthday pictures – 28 things (cause I turned 28 today) about me you might or you might not have known.

1 – I am a coffee addict – absolutely guilty
2 – I love buying books but don´t have enough time to read them
3 – I love eating peanut butter just from a spoon
4 – I eat my steak english
5 – If I don´t pick an outfit the night before I probably run an hour late cause I won´t find anything in the morning
6 – I am not and probably wil never be a morning person
7 – Chloe has her own bed but I let her sleep to my feet in our bed every night
8 – I am a candle hoarder – not burning as much as I am buying
9 – I had eyebrows like a wolf when I was in high school
10 – I hate driving. It is the worst for me to drive long distance
11 – I love everything that sparkles
12 – working out is the worst for me – I really hate it but I have to go
13 – I love learning song texts so I can sing along all the songs which are in the radio
14 – I am constantly trying to evolve my beauty routine
15 – I am terrible impatient
16 – I had always been bad at doing the maths
17 – my favorite color is red
18 – fall is my favorite season
19 – my eyes are green
20 – I am a natural blonde
21 – I would rather choose to eat tortilla chips than chocolate
22 – my favorite movie ever is The Devil wears Prada
23 – I love to cook
24 – I don´t run becaue no one has ever looked good running
25 – I broke my arm when I was nine
26 – I am line dancing in my spare time
27 – my favorite meal is a Ceasar Chicken Salad
28 – I have a huge lipstick collection but can´t stop buying new ones
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