who loves Valentine´s Day – not for going out on dates but for the cute clothes and awesome candy ?? Yeah me too. Isn´t this sweater the best match for Valentine´s Day. Pink and Red is a match made in heaven or the Valentine´s Day industry – who knows?
You actually can pair this sweater with pants or a skirt or even wear it over a dress and knot it on one side. It is roomy and stretchy. For work I would go with a pair of sleek black pants or if you can go casual with a pair of pretty non-distressed dark denim.
If you are in warmer places and could wear a skirt without tights – a white skirt would look very cute and red booties or pumps. It is still freezing in Germany so no tights weren´t really an option.
Anyways did you realize that I am not really wearing a blouse underneath my sweater ?? It is just a fake collar you can add under every kind of sweater or dress to add some seriousness or to change your look a little. I think it is a super fun piece and it definitely cracks me up everytime I wear it and look in the mirror 🙂
Are you guys celebrating Valentine´s Day in any way? As I mentioned in a previous post we are still in lockdown but we will probably make a special evening out of it.
I still have 3 posts planned for Valentine´s Day – beauty, kids and style so stay stuned and check back if you are interested.
I still can´t believe that the new year will be here in a couple of hours although I have been prepping our dinner the whole morning.
We did not plan to do anything today (the original plan was to get tons of Chinese take-away) but my mom wanted to do a Winter BBQ so we thought why not and planned out our NYE dinner.
NYE Table Scape
My table scapes are usually planned in advance so this one today has also been a last minute table setting with all the things I still had from last year or years prior. To be honest I do not switch much for NYE. I love a gold and black (sometimes I add silver) setting as it always looks glamorous and that is the theme I am going for on the last day of the year.
The plates I used are perfect for any kind of entertaining. I have those in several colors and these are my favorites for hosting. They elevate a table setting immediately with their metallic shimmer.
Candle holders are a must at every table scape. I have been using the gold ones for every ocassion every since I got them. Were a huge hit at Emilia´s baptism table and our Christmas table too.
Napkins are a great piece to set the motto for the table. I love using cotton napkins but occasionally use paper napkins too if they are as pretty as these.
Glamorous Living Room Backdrop
How amazing is this golden NYE backdrop I set up in our living room. I have been admiring these for years at other people´s NYE parties and never got one for myself but this was the year to go all out as we had sacrifice so much. I ordered this from Pink Party Dots as well and it was here two days after. The set up was so easy and quick, I did it all by myself.
Quick and Easy Side Dishes
Since we planned on having a BBQ. My husband will handle the grill I decided to go all out with the side dishes.
Another side I planned are Caprese Sticks. I basically put mozarella balls, little tomatoes and a basil leaf on a small wooden stick and am going to drizzle some balsmamic creme on top before serving.
The bread salad an oldie but goodie from our holiday parties a few years ago. It is basically a lot of vegetables (I always use what we have), some arugula, bacon, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and bread crumbs on top. You can use any dressing you like. I always make a mustard dressing.
Stir fryed green beans are another favorite. I am using two cans of green breans and put them together with a cup of bread crums into a pan. When the bread crumbs are golden the beans are ready.
The last two side dishes I have planned are spinach dip (an awesome side dish to take to parties too, great to make in advance) and deviled eggs (got the recipe from Reese Witherspoon´s book Whiskey in a Teacup).
Wow this has been a much longer post than I anticipated. Just wanted to quickly share some last minute ideas with you guys.
I hope you are spending NYE safe. We are only allowed to be five people and everyone has to return to their homes by 9 p.m. so this will be a short dinner.
today is the strangest of all Monday´s. It absolutely feels like a Sunday over here and after four days of dressing up and celebrating Christmas we are exhausted and didn´t do a thing today.
I have planned on organizing some things at home so we´ll see how this goes because I am not motivated at all.
We didn´t have any plans for New Years Eve and I personally didn´t want to do anything cause it just sucks wiht all the restrictions but now we have invited our dear friends and neighbours for a Winter BBQ and I suddenly got excited again.
So for NYE outfit inspo I would say go all out this year. There have been less to none opportunities to dress up in 2020 so now is the time to shine.
The look I am wearing above is what I have worn on Christmas Eve but it will totally work for NYE too. Sequins are the most beautiful to dress up and I would never change them for any other fabric.
Another awesome piece to add to a sequin skirt is a tulle shirt. How adorable is this one and also how great does it look wiht the skirt.
I loved this look and felt so glamorous all of Christmas Eve. Maybe I will rewear it. Do you have plans for NYE or are you staying at home in your sweats??
FYI: I prepared this blog post before our baby girl arrived so there would still be fresh content on the blog while I am taking a break from blogging. That’s why you’ll still see me pregnant or referencing my pregnancy in some upcoming blog posts!
although it is very unknown if we are able to celebrate Easter with any other than the people you are in the same household with during this pandemic, nevertheless I put together a Easter dress lookbook for all of you who still want to dress up for the holiday.
I am a huge fan of midi and maxi dresses. I think there isn´t anything more feminine than a flowy dress for warmer weather festivites and they always fit no matter what you do. Super easy to dress up and of course also dress down. This way you can get a lot of use out of every single dress you own.
In this post I styled four different dresses in colors and prints and although they seem to be similar (two are exactly the same in fact) all are styled with other accessories than the one before. I always depends on where you life and what weather you have but adding a jacket and a pair of closed heels can make all the difference some time. I decided to imagine the weather will be nice and warm like it has been last week so I went with sandals, mules and espadrilles.
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