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
 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Fun for kids and grownups


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"Live like a grownup, play like a child."

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Inflatable products are always fun whether you are young or old. They have a soft surface which helps to prevent getting injured during play.
They offer fun especially in summer, or if you are lucky enough to live somewhere where it is always warm, then the whole year.
There are a lot of different products that you can find in the offer of inflatable plays, slides are just one of them. For a normal slide you will need something to slide down, for example a castle but by the slip and slide version you just need a flat surface, some water and the fun can begin. Maybe this is the simplest way to have fun with inflatable products and this might be also the most safe of all.

 
Castles are popular amongst others at birthday parties. They are mainly for kids but not only; adults can try them too (considering the rules and weight limit of course). Jumping up and down, falling, then jumping again offers not only fun, but it also keeps you fit. There is no need to go to the gym, when you just had fun in an inflatable castle.
 I remember that years ago a big green dragon appeared on the backyard of a neighbour’s house. They celebrated the birthday of a little girl. There were some kids music on and they had a great time playing around.
This PVC inflatable jumping castle on the picture has a cute Dalmatian design but there are many different kind of castles that you can find.

 
If we are talking about inflatable products, we just can’t leave inflatable bubble balls out. A big ball has a diameter of 70cm and is ideal for playing soccer. 

Find some inflatable bubble ball buy some fun plays or discover inflatable water slides for sale and share your experiences with me.

Have you tried any inflatable play yet? Which would you be the most excited to try out in the near future? As always, please feel free to leave a comment below.
 
Lots of love,
E
 

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Outfits not just for the office


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"Never underestimate the power of a good outfit on a bad day."

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Office looks are not just for the office, it is a clear thing. They can be worn on a normal day as well, of course not on the lazy ones. Elegant blouses, button down shirts, classic black trousers or skirts, costumes can be paired with usual clothes. Combining a white shirt with jeans, or a sweater with black trousers creates your own look

The pieces below are from ToSave, an online brand from China. ToSave.com offers products in lots of categories which includes Fashion & Clothing, Jewelry & Watches or Shoes & Bags. Their range of clothes is not so wide but all of them are nice with an amazing price. They offer free shipping for any product and guarantee best price with a new function. That means if you found the specific product somewhere else cheaper, than you can add the URL of this in the box of „Price Match” and ToSave will review the issue.

The deep pink chiffon blouse below with short sleeves lets you create a cute outfit. Its colour is lovely and the beaded details make it look special. It has a small button on the back and it’s true to size.

 
The lovely white button down blouse becomes unique because of the details on its collar. The material is nice but the size is a little bit large for an XS.

 
At least a lovely lace lingerie set which is unfortunately too big for me.


What do you think about the items I chose? Do you like office look? Are you wearing it outside the office too?  As always, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Lots of love,
E

Sunday, 8 January 2017

New year, new attitude: Try to live, not just exist


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"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist." (Oscar Wilde)

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2016 went by so fast. We might say it every year but it’s still accurate. With the digital world life is speeding up and we receive so many information that we barely know how to handle with all of that. We know what happened on the other side of the world, we know almost „everything”, even those informations we didn’t want to know about. Everything and everybody is online
Our parents and grandparents were growing up in an environment where newspaper, radio and later TV were the only source of news. They didn’t know much about what other people were doing, especially not in different countries. They had a real childhood, an offline life. They spent most of their times outside, they enjoyed the fresh air. For today’s young generations it is unimaginable even just to think about a day, a week without internet. We keep contact with others, we read, we share, we are just online. Most of as always.
Years back it was said that you shouldn’t watch TV so long and so close because it is bad for your eyes. But today we stare at the screen of our laptop, phone, iPad and co. for long hours. Just imagine if you are working in an office with a computer then there are already 8 hours in front of the screen, just at work. And what do you do during your breaks? You go online of course, to check your phone. Your eyes can’t get any rest.
But what are the things you think back most likely? What are your special memories? I bet not your online moments. It is probably the time you spent with your family, friends or other loved ones. It might be a dinner with your boy-/girlfriend, a conversation turning into laugh with your family, a walk in the rain, a funny play with your dog. You might remember the way somebody looked at you or a sentence somebody told you long ago. All these are moments from the offline life we should live more often.
I’d like to ask you the simple question now. When was the last time you did something at the first time? New online things don’t count by this. Making a new layout for a blog, writing a new blogpost, registering at a new site or things like that are no answers. Concentrate on your offline life and if you can’t find anything in the last few days, weeks, maybe you should change. 2017 is full of opportunities. Seize the day

I would like to ask you to comment with one of your most memorable moments. Happy, funny, sad, every kind of story is welcomed.

I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful year with health, joy, happiness and success. Happy 2017!

Lots of love,  
E