Monday, 13 November 2017

Random Acts of Kindness

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"You there, the one reading this right now. I want you to do something: SMILE"  :)

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13 November is World Kindness Day, which was first celebrated in 1998. 
This year it falls on a Monday, so I think this offers the perfect opportunity to extend this day for a whole week.. and it would be even better if it could be a part of our eveyday life. The world needs more kindness, so look up from your phone or computer and do something nice for someone.
You don't need to do something big, it is about the little acts and gestures, which make you feel better too.
You are probably doing small acts of kindness every single day but, you know, from kindness is never enough.  ;)

Here are 10 ways to brighten up someone's day - and yours too:
1. Compliment someone.
2. Smile at a stranger.
3. Hold the door or the lift for someone.
4. Leave lovely notes for your partner, roommate, flatmate, family, whoever you are living with.
5. Call up your grandparents, parents, a relative or a friend just to ask how they are.
6. Send someone, you love a cute message.
7. Help a leaflet distributor in the streets out and take a flyer.
8. Bake some goodies and bring them to work for your colleagues.
9. Donate books, clothes or food to your local community.
10. And don't forget, be kind to yourself too. 
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 These won't cost you anything but make the world a better place.

Have you done something nice for someone today? Do you have a memorable moment when you received or gave something very kind?
Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love, 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

As endless as the ocean

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"We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you do not believe in miracles?" 

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Seeing the mermaid tail blankets on Zaful gave me the idea of making a new wish list.
Mermaids are mysterious creatures and they have always been an inspiration in fashion, too.
Ariel is, I think, the most well-known mermaid nowadays. You probably know her from the 1989 Disney movie, "The Little Mermaid", but you might not know that the story is based on a fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen which was first published in 1837.
Inspired by this, I collected some mermaid themed items for you.

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Have you seen the movie, "The Little Mermaid"? Do you like mermaid inspired items? Which one from the picture above is your favourite?
As always, please feel free to leave a comment below. 

Lots of love,


Monday, 30 October 2017

Cosy sweaters

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"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall." (Oscar Wilde)

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It is not a secret, that I don’t like the cold weather but I like to wear sweaters and leather jackets, when it is not too chilly yet sunny.
The good thing about sweaters is that they are made in so many styles, that it gets never boring to wear them. One of my favourites are the oversized sweaters and the ones with bat sleeves, but you can also find off the shoulder-, and cold shoulder models, and there are different necklines, like V-neck, round-neck or turtleneck. I saw some with tassel design, too. You can pick a monochrome or a coloured top, but you can also go for a lovely patterned version. Sweaters are definitely cosy and keep you warm.

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On the picture above I collected some appealing pieces from the online store, Yoins. These sweaters are so versatile and wearable with so many piece of clothing. You can create a casual outfit or one for the office. Pair them with jeans, skinny trousers or flared pants, choose a skirt, put it over a dress, or when they are long enough, wear them as a dress, with tights and over-the-knee boots.
You can have a very elegant look, if you wear them atop white shirt, and you let the collar pop out from the sweater.
Find your fave stylish women sweaters online, go for the design that suits you and your personality the most. Try them out with different accessories and shoes. Or if you prefer shirts, there is a fashion tops online sale as well.

Do you like sweaters? Which model do you prefer? And which one from the picture above is your favourite?  
As always, please feel free to leave a comment below.

I wish you all a great week.  :)

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

A wishlist about cameras

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"I like pictures.. because the best thing about them is that they never change..
- Even when the people in them do."

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Many of us like to take photographs, some of us have taken a photography course, too, and a few went even deeper and they studied it.
Today's wishlist is about cameras. Whether you have a professional knowledge in this area, or you are a keen amateur, or you just like to take photos, I hope you enjoy this collection.

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Do you have something with a camera print on it or maybe in a form of a camera?
Which item is your favourite from above?
As always, please feel free to leave a comment below.
I wish you all a fabulous week.  :)
Lots of love,

Monday, 11 September 2017

Versatile Blogger Award

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"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." (Oscar Wilde)

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Time goes by so fast, this post should have been put online already last year, but somehow the article ended up as a draft. Although I think, better later than never, so today I added the finishing touches to the post in order to finally publish it.

First of all a big thank you to Brigi from Fashion Lights for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I am pleased about that. Thanks a lot! :)
You might know that after receiving this award, you need to create a content telling 7 facts about yourself. But before doing this part of the post, I would like to specify the rules, then nominate 4 other bloggers for this award.

Well, the rules are very simple:
- Give a shout out to the blogger who nominated you
- Write 7 facts about yourself
- Nominate your fave bloggers

So, my nominations go to:
- Anya from Reckless Diary
- Len from Fetish Tokyo
- Shannon from The creation of beauty is art
- Chelshea from Chelsheaflo
Congratulations, girls. Keep up the good work.  :)

And now, here are the 7 facts about myself:

1. I've never been a morning person. - It means, you can often find me wide awake late in the night, doing some work or being busy with one of my hobbies.
2. I'm not a big fan of cold weather. - I can tell you that the upcoming, chilly winter with its minus Celsius temperature and short days is definitely not my favourite.
3. I like to travel. - However I'm not the person who has a list, and wants to visit as many countries as humanly possible (- I couldn't even afford it to be honest, but that's not the main reason). I like to experience new countries, living and working there, get to know their culture, so travelling is obviously a part of me, but not the only one.
4. I have a lot of handmade jewellery. - I've always loved handcrafting. Every time I look at a jewellery, I think about the ways, that could allow me to create the same piece at home. That is also a good way to spare some money and to improve personality. It's always a great feeling and it brings a sense of pride in your life too, when someone asks you where you bought that beautiful bracelet for example, and you can proudly answer, "I made it myself".
5. I love dogs. - I think they are the most wonderful creatures in the world, and their love is unconditional.
6. I like stationery. - I wouldn't say, I'm obsessed with it, but I definitely have a soft spot for a lovely notebook.  :)
7. I like to make and eat pancakes. - Both the thin & light and the round & fluffy version. Last year I posted a recipe of Fluffy Pancakes here on the blog, which I still recommend to try out.  :)

These were the 7 facts about me. I hope, you enjoyed them.
To get to know you a little bit more, too, please tell me a fact about yourself in the comment section below.  :)

Have a fabulous week.

Lots of love,

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Blouses for any occasion

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"Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance." (Coco Chanel)

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Blouses belong to the most essential elements of a woman’s wardrobe. They are stylish, romantic, mysterious, just to mention a few of their characteristic. A blouse is a true classic which is suitable for any age and any event. It can be worn not only at the office (or school), it is also perfect for a stroll in the town or for a night out.
There are many different styles and designs. You can find them with or without printing, in a simple version or with sequins and rhinestone details.
Reviewing the offer of some stores, it does not seem too difficult to find a stylish blouse online for women but it can be a little challenging to pick the one that suits you and your personality the most.
To create your own look, it is up to you what you combine the blouse with. Choose classic pants, skinny jeans, a lovely skirt or even shorts, combine them with sneakers or high heeled shoes, you will definitely get an outfit that has a touch of elegance and style.

The blouses below are from Yoins, an online store that was established in 2014. The company offers a free standard flat shipping delivery but only if your order is over $50, otherwise it will cost you $2,99 and you also have the opportunity to choose priority direct shipping. 

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Beside the lovely blouses, you can find some nice fashion two piece sets online at Yoins, too.

Which one do you like the most? Do you prefer wearing blouses? Do you think also that they are perfect outside of the office too?
As always, please feel free to leave a comment below.  :)
Lots of love,

Sunday, 23 July 2017


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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,


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,