Sunday, 23 July 2017

Blog-anniversary


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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." (Lao Tzu) 

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This was the very first time that I didn’t publish a blog post (only a tweet) to celebrate the next big milestone in my blog’s life. That’s because my days have been busy for some time and I need to admit that I almost forgot about the day when P&P stlye turned 5 years old.

During this time many things have changed. At the beginning (or rather during the first 2 years) I was writing only for myself, I had some free time and I probably wanted to try out something new, I don’t really remember how it all began. Then later it became more a „part-time job” beside my full-time job. But there are jobs where you can combine more and there are the ones which make it quite difficult to juggle working with blogging like my current job does. I rarely find the time and motivation that I would like to, but hopefully it will change with my next job.
 

Thanks a lot for all your support and sticking with me even if I couldn’t post as many times as I wished for.

Furthermore, I am really pleased that on the week of my blog-anniversary I could manage to reach 2500 Twitter folllowers. That’s pretty amazing. Thank you for it.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful July so far.
 
Lots of love,
E

 

Monday, 3 July 2017

The power of quotes


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"Words are powerful. They can create or they can destroy. So choose your words wisely."

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It might happen to you too, that your thoughts were revolving around just one single thing. A problem, that probably wouldn’t be a problem, if you could change your attitude about it. But changing an attitude is hard. Even if it would open new doors and help you to a solution, you just feel stuck, there is no way out.

In moments like this, there are sometimes the little things that can help. A sentence in an advertisement or a magazine, a phrase from a movie, a thought from a lyrics or a quote posted on the Internet. Even things that were always there, you just didn’t pay attention to them before.
I believe that quotes really have a good influence on us. They can cheer us up, they can help us to see our problem from a different angle, or they just give us the feeling, that we are not alone in the situation. Writing it down, somebody else felt the same way, and it is a well-known quote, so there are probably even more people who can relate to it.
Sometimes this alone can help, other times you need a new way to look at your situation, an „advice”, a confirmation that you are able to do it, and you really can do it. And this is exactly what quotes do. They help us to understand, to find solutions, to learn.

What do you think about this? Did it happen to you too, that a quote was helping you out from a situation when you felt stuck? Did it show you a new angle? Or did it give you new power?
If you have a favourite quote, please share it in the comment section below, it might help someone else, too.

With the following quotes, I wish you a wonderful and fabulous July.  :)

Lots of love,
E

 
 

Monday, 1 May 2017

A practical 2-in-1 wardrobe


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"Dress how you want to be addressed."

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There are 3 types of dress codes that you can face at your workplace.
 
The first one is when you don't have any dress code at all. This means that you can wear whatever you want to wear.
By the second one you need to wear a uniform - in fact always. This can be provided by the company you are working at, or it can be agreed in for example wearing only jeans and black T-shirts at work.
The third type of dress codes is - I think - the most challenging and most expensive of all. This is where you need to dress up formal.
When you are given a uniform or you can wear the clothes, you are wearing anyway, there is no extra spending. But if you need to wear a different look at your workplace, then you need to invest in a whole new wardrobe - beside your own one of course.
This is why I prefer clothing that somehow turns out to be 2-in-1. Tops which paired with jeans look casual, but with black trousers already elegant. Or dresses that worn with sneakers are great for a walk in the park but with high heels they just look perfect for a meeting.
 
Below I collected some women's skater dresses and tops which could easily fit into the mentioned two-in-one wardrobe.
 
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Wear the shirts with jeans for a stroll in the town or with elegant trousers at the office. 
The shoes and accessories can make a big difference here. They make you able to create the outfit you want to achieve. 
Choose one from the picture above or find other cheap women's tops at FashionMia and dress them up or down after your fancy.

Do you have a dress code at work? What do you think about the items I chose? As always, feel free to leave a comment below.  :)
 
Lots of love,
E
 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Spring is in the air


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"Hello spring, we missed your green grass, warm sunshine and beautiful flowers."

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Last week spring started officially and its capricious weather is here to make us wonder, how it can happen that one day it is warm and windy and the other day cold or rainy.
Glorious flowers, fluttering butterflies, humming bees and chittering birds are – I think – the most beautiful things about spring and they always remind us to the bright side of this season.

On the picture below I collected some lovely pieces with different animal prints, which can look actually very festive, especially on a black background.
  The items are from StyleWe and from Just Fashion Now. You can find more animal print dresses and tops or other dresses for spring browsing through their sites. There are so many different models and styles, that you can easily find the perfect item for every occasion.

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What do you like most about spring? Do you have a favourite animal print? Which one of these dresses would you most likely wear?

Lots of love,
E
 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Kleider für besondere Anlässe


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"Eine Dame trägt keine Kleider. Sie erlaubt den Kleidern, von ihr getragen zu werden." (Yves Saint Laurent)

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Es ist schon lange her, dass ich einen deutschsprachigen Artikel veröffentlicht habe, so wurde es wirklich Zeit ein Post auf Deutsch zu schreiben.
 
Ein Kleid für ein besonderen Anlass ist ein Muss in dem Kleiderschrank. Es gibt so viele Schnitte, so viele Variante, welche es einerseits einfach, andererseits schwierig machen das perfekte Kleid zu finden. Das Kleid, das entspricht allen unseren Erwartungen, und spiegelt auch unsere Persönlichkeit.
 
MiaBerlin ist ein in 2007 gegründete Online-Geschäft mit einer Werkstatt in China. Sie bieten uns wunderschöne Abendkleider, atemberaubende Kleider für besondere Anlässe, und sogar Hochzeitskleider.
Egal ob es um Brautkleider, Cocktailkleider, Abiballkleider, Kommunionkleider oder andere festliche Kleider geht, sie verwenden hochwertigen Stoffen wie Chiffon, Organza, Satin, Seide oder Tüll. Es gibt Modelle mit klassische und mit auffällige Accessories, jeder kann finden, was nach seiner Geschmack am besten entspricht.
 
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Hast du ein festliches Kleid in deinem Kleiderschrank? Welche trägst du lieber? Kurze oder lange Versionen? Hast du ein Lieblingskleid? Gerne hinterlass einen Kommentar darunter.  :)
 
Alles Liebe,
E
 
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ENGLISH: What do you think about the dresses I chose? Do you like festive dresses? Do you have one in your wardrobe? Maybe a favourite one? Please feel free to leave a comment below.  :)
 
Lots of love,
E
 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Clothes from the past


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"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." (Coco Chanel)

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Regardless of which time we live in, retro clothing’s had always something special. These clothes amaze us, which makes us to wear them years after they were in vogue.
I personally love to wear „really retro” clothing. I call so for example my sweater with a Mickey Mouse print on it which I got from my mother who was wearing it in her twenties. Or the flared jeans that she wore when she was around 18.  But also the flared sleeved top, I got during high school. To me these are the „really retro” clothing.
People who are wearing clothes that they like, and are not really intereseted in what is actually in fashion, know the feeling when their clothes or accessories suddenly get popular again. This is the moment when people start to wear the same kind of things. However fashion-conscious people will get rid of these items once they are not modish anymore.
If you would like to have some retro clothing but you are not lucky enough to have one from your parents for example, you can choose one from the offer of the stores. They usually have something retro. 

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At StyleWe or at JustFashionNow you will find some unique clothing. For example some retro swimwear or an off the shoulder peasant top which you can pair with normal or high waisted jeans. There are different styles available, tops with ruffled flared sleeve, with frill sleeve or with embroidered print. (You can visit their blog to find tips like "How to Wear a Beanie For Guys".)

What do you think about retro clothing? Do you have some „really retro” pieces too? I am looking forward to reading your comments.  :)
 
 
Lots of love,
E